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Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper values the support of our donors, customers, volunteers and others who share our common goal of protecting the world’s waterways. We are committed to maintaining your confidence and trust, and accordingly maintain the following privacy policy to protect personal information you provide to us.

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper’s Commitment

Physical, electronic and managerial precautions have been employed to safeguard the security and integrity of your personal information. Your personal information is accessible only by authorized staff and volunteers. All Waterkeeper agents with access to personal information obtained on the Waterkeeper website are also bound to adhere to this policy.

When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. Waterkeeper respects your privacy and does not provide or sell any personal information to any third party for marketing purposes.

Personal Information that Waterkeeper May Collect, Use, and Share

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper collects the following types of personal information: names, postal and e-mail addresses, phone and facsimile numbers and billing information.

When we do collect personally identifiable information, it is always voluntarily submitted by you when you register for an event or send back a direct mail reply device. This information collected is used to send our users email alerts, reminders and other information we think will be of interest. If you would like to be removed from our mailing lists, you can unsubscribe by clicking the unsubscribe link on any email you receive from us. You can opt-out of direct mail by indicating so on any reply device sent to you or by sending an email to

We may also monitor and track information such as website and direct mail response patterns. We compile this information into a statistical aggregate, which we use, together with your personal information, for internal business and administrative purposes including improving our website, our operations and our customer service.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Purchases made from the Website

We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.

We use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order. Personal information may be shared with PayPal, with our e-commerce site, with our website, WordPress, Google Analytics, our CRM database, Salsa, and with UPS, FedEx, and/or USPS for shipping.

Links to Other Sites may provide 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 to which we are linked. Since we do not control these websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies on these third party websites prior to any use.

Your Access to and Control over Information

If your personal information changes or you would like to review the personal information we may have on file, please email us with the new information or your review request:

Use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that are stored on your computer and are used for record keeping purposes. We use cookies to make visiting and using our website easier. Cookies can help us see which parts of our website are the most or least popular and provide us direction to improve our users’ online experience.

Parental Consent for Minors

If a person is younger than 18 years of age, they are required to have parental consent before registering for any Waterkeeper events or services.

Effective Date, Date Last Modified

This Privacy Policy is effective May 1, 2019.