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THE NORTHWEST ECOBUILDING GUILD'S PRIVACY POLICY


As an organization working with technology to provide sustainable building education and resources, the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild takes privacy issues very seriously. 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 Northwest EcoBuilding Guild collect?

In various places on our website, we gather email addresses and other basic contact information for the purpose of allowing people to subscribe to Northwest EcoBuilding Guild publications. We also gather contact information from individuals who choose to become a member or donate to us via our website in order to process their membership and/or donations, acknowledge them in a timely manner, and keep them informed about the impact of our work.

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

Some of our online publications use coded hyperlinks to identify and track personally identifiable information about individuals’ interactions with our website.

How does the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild use personally identifiable information?

The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild partners with third-party service providers to host our website and other online publications. Third-party service providers are not permitted to use or share any personally identifiable information that we provide to them. The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild 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.

The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild uses personally identifiable records of people’s interactions with our online publications as a means for better understanding their interest in our work. At some point in time, this information may be used to personalize the publications and other information individuals receive from the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild.

Like most website operators, 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 the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild protect personally identifiable information?

The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and off-line.

When our website asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers), that information is encrypted and is 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 off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only volunteer staff or employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. All of our databases are password-protected to ensure that unauthorized users cannot access sensitive data.

What choices do I have in interacting with the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild?

You can opt out of receiving communications from us. 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 info@ecobuilding.org.

Northwest EcoBuilding Guild
120 State Ave NE #303
Olympia, WA 98501
USA

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