Privacy Policy

What information we collect
The Kinship Conservation Fellows program collects information volunteered by visitors to the site. Information we collect includes personally identifiable information (name, address, and email), information about an organization affiliation, and information about your conservation interests. No personally identifiable information is collected about individuals without their knowledge. We also collect aggregate information about website use, without identifying personal information, such as what pages and sections are most popular to our users.

How this information is used
The Kinship Conservation Fellows program uses the information that is voluntarily shared to help us define our web content and email outreach. We may also contact you to alert you about a conservation opportunity or to ask you to promote our work. We use aggregate information about website usage to inform website content.

If you choose to apply to join the program, you will be asked to provide detailed information about yourself, your experiences and leadership vision, as well as educational and work records and recommendations. Applications are used internally for administrative purposes, to communicate with applicants, and to determine acceptance into the program.

The Kinship Conservation Fellows program does not subject data subjects to decisions that have legal effects on them due solely to automated processing of personal data.

Sharing information with third parties
The Kinship Conservation Fellows program does not make any list of applicants or visitors to our website or their email addresses available to third parties.

Service Providers: We also may disclose information to outside companies that help us. For example, we may work with outside companies to: (a) manage a database of customer information; (b) assist us in distributing emails; (c) assist us with direct marketing and data collection; (d) provide us storage and analysis; (d) provide fraud prevention; and (e) provide other services designed to assist us in maximizing our potential. We require that these outside companies agree to keep confidential all information we share with them and to use the information only to perform their obligations in our agreements with them.

Compliance with Law: We may provide access to information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website, to limit our legal liability, and to protect our rights or to protect the rights, property, or safety of visitors of this website or the public.

Email and other communications choices
The Kinship Conservation Fellows program provides forms on its website where users can sign-up to receive email messages about our work. Users can unsubscribe from any email list through the unsubscribe link on any email we send you, although we may need to communicate with you for administrative purposes even if you unsubscribe. For United States residents, we undertake marketing only in compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and other applicable law. For European Union residents, we undertake marketing only with your expressive affirmative consent and in compliance with applicable data privacy laws. EU residents will not be added to the marketing lists unless they have already provided express affirmative consent consistent with applicable data protection laws.

Security of your information
We take the following measures that are reasonably designed to ensure that information collected on our website is kept secure and is used as intended: all web interactions are encrypted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL); all data is stored on secure, protected servers with whom we have contracted to support our online communication, email outreach and program application. Under our policies, data is accessible only by authorized staff of the Kinship Conservation Fellows program and its contractors, but of course security of information accessible to the Internet can never be guaranteed.

Children’s Privacy
Protecting children’s privacy is important to us. Our website is a general audience site. We do not collect or maintain information from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is targeted to attract anyone under 13. We also do not send email correspondence to anyone who tells us that they are under the age of 13 without their parent’s consent. Children under the age of 13 should always ask their parents or guardians for permission before providing any personal information to anyone online. We urge parents and guardians to participate in their children’s online activities and use parental control or other web filtering technology to supervise children’s access to the web.

Data Quality, Storage, and Access
While we make every effort to ensure that all information we hold about you is accurate, complete and up to date, you can help us considerably in this regard by promptly notifying us if there are any changes to your personal information. We store personal data for different periods of time consistent with the purposes for which they were originally collected, as subsequently further authorized, or when required or allowed under applicable law.

Use of cookies
Cookies are pieces of information that are stored on your computer and are used for record keeping purposes. The Kinship Fellows Program uses cookies to facilitate authentication and personalization on our website. The Fellows Community, for example, uses cookies to identify members. Otherwise, we use only anonymous information (such as IP address) to track how our online visitors use our website. We use Google services, such as Google Analytics, which place first-party and/or third-party cookies on a browser across our websites. To opt out of Google tracking, please visit their opt-out page. 

“Do Not Track” signals are options available on your browser to tell operators of websites that you do not wish to have your online activity tracked. Our site operate no differently if these “Do Not Track” signals are enabled or disabled.

Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California customers are entitled to request information relating to whether a business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. We do not sell or share your personal information with third party companies for their marketing purposes without your consent.

Links to other sites
Our website provides links to several other third party websites. While we make efforts to choose our links carefully, we cannot take any responsibility for the content of linked websites, or for the privacy policies of websites we link to. Since we do not control these websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third party websites prior to any use.

EU Data Protection Rights
Individuals in Europe have certain data subject rights which may be subject to limitations and/or restrictions. These rights may include the right to: (i) request access to and rectification or erasure of their personal data; (ii) obtain restriction of processing or to object to processing of their personal data; and (iii) the right to data portability. Individuals in Europe may also have the right to lodge a complaint about the processing of their personal data with their local data protection authority.  The leader of our data protection program can be reached at the email address below.  If you are entitled to access any personal data about you held by Kinship Conservation Fellows program or to exercise other EU rights, you may do so by sending a written request to the applicable individual identified below. You may be required to supply a valid means of identification as a security precaution to assist us in preventing the unauthorized disclosure of your personal information. We will process your request within the time provided by applicable law. 

Individuals in Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Israel, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Uruguay, and certain other jurisdictions may also exercise these or similar rights.

Dispute Resolution
If you believe that Kinship Conservation Fellows program may be processing data about you and wish to have access to that information, we can provide you with that data or at least an explanation of why we cannot do so in the particular context, such as if responding to the request would be unreasonably expensive.  

Please also let us know if you have any questions, concerns, disputes, or issues. We are always open to dialogue to resolve issues. If your concerns cannot be resolved, we can enter into appropriate third-party neutral dispute resolution. If you need to reach us about a privacy or data protection issue, please contact us using the contact information below.

Privacy Policy Changes
We may amend this privacy policy from time to time. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

If you have questions or concerns, please email us: