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The Environmental Resource Center (ERC) protects the privacy of visitors to our website in the following manner:

Your privacy is very important to us. This privacy policy identifies the ways we collect, use and protect personally identifiable information as well as your options for accessing and correcting that information.

What personally identifiable information does the ERC collect?

In various places on our website, we gather email addresses and other basic contact information that allows people to subscribe to ERC publications, respond to surveys or register for events. We also gather contact information from those who donate to us via our website so that we can process their donations, acknowledge them in a timely manner, and keep them informed about our work.

Our website may set "cookies" for collecting aggregate statistics about the total number of visitors to our website. We do not store any personally identifiable information in cookies.

How does ERC use personally identifiable information?

ERC partners with third-party service providers to host our website and other online publications. Third-party service providers cannot use or share any personally identifiable information that we provide to them. ERC does not share any of the personally identifiable information we collect with other outside parties, unless we have received your specific permission to do so.

ERC uses personally identifiable records of people's interactions with our online publications to better understand their interest in our work. At some point, we may use this information to personalize publications and other information individuals receive from ERC.

Our web servers create log files. These track data on Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to enable us to administer the site, analyze trends, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Server log files do not contain personally identifiable information.

How does ERC protect personally identifiable information?

ERC takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and offline.

When our website asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers), that information is encrypted and protected with the best encryption software in the industry-Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information offline. All our user information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our databases are password-protected to ensure that unauthorized users cannot access sensitive data.

What choices do I have in interacting with ERC?

You can opt out of receiving all communications from us. You may also request to receive only print communications or only email communications. You may request access to personally identifiable information we collect about you through our electronic communications and you may request corrections to that information. For any of these requests or for more information about our privacy policies and practices, please contact us at craig at or 208.726.4333.

As always, we appreciate your support as we strengthen the sustainability of our community.

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