Privacy Policy

San Diego Coastkeeper values the support of our members, donors, customers, supporters and others who share our common goal of protecting the region’s bays, beaches, watersheds, and ocean. We are committed to maintaining the privacy of those who visit our web site. We have instituted the following privacy policy to ensure that any personal information you provide while visiting our site remains confidential. If you have questions or concerns regarding our site's privacy statement, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us at the address below.

Any personal information submitted by you to our website, including name, address and financial information, is stored in a secure location and is accessible only by designated staff or contractors of San Diego Coastkeeper. This information may be shared with other members of the Waterkeeper Alliance and other organizations that share similar missions and concerns of San Diego Coastkeeper.

Information Collected

Your personal information is collected for several reasons, including the following:
  • to send you email alerts;
  • to answer your requests;
  • to let you become an online member;
  • to help us make our website more useful;
  • to track the number of visitors to our site;
  • to solicit donations.

Online Memberships
We have made every effort to insure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies. If you are still concerned about the safety of your credit card information online, you may also submit contributions or other payment to San Diego Coastkeeper by mailing a check as directed by instructions on the appropriate pages of our website.

Call to Action Alert
Information about visitors who take part in our “Call to Action” program is forwarded to the recipient of the alert – typically governmental officials. The information sent is limited to your name and address and never contains any financial information, including credit card numbers, which may be submitted to us for membership.

LOG FILES
Like most websites, San Diego Coastkeeper’s servers may record the numerical Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the time and date you access our site; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. San Diego Coastkeeper uses this information to measure the number of visitors to different sections of the site, to diagnose and correct system errors, and to improve the site. No information that identifies you personally is collected in our server logs.

USE OF COOKIES
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. Cookies must be turned on to use certain interactive content on the San Diego Coastkeeper website. We use cookies to store basic information and preferences so we can customize the user experience. No information that identifies you personally is stored in a cookie. To learn more about cookies, visit http://www.getnetwise.org/glossary.php#cookie.

Links to Other Websites:
We provide links to third party sites, but because we do not control those web sites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third party sites. That another web site is linked to our site does not constitute an endorsement by San Diego Coastkeeper of the owner of the other site, the content of its site, or its products or services.

Your California Privacy Rights:
Residents of the State of California have the right to request a list of all third parties to which a company conducting business in California has disclosed personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. Alternatively, the law provides that if the company has a privacy policy that gives either an Opt-out or Opt-in choice for use of your personal information by third parties for marketing purposes, the company may instead provide you with information on how to exercise this choice.

San Diego Coastkeeper qualifies for this alternative option; it has a comprehensive privacy policy and provides you with details on how you may either Opt-out or Opt-in to the use of your personal information by third parties for direct marketing purposes. Therefore, we are not required to maintain or disclose a list of the third parties that received your personal information for marketing purposes during the preceding year.

Opt-Out and Correction Procedures:
To opt out of having your membership information exchanged with other organizations, send us email or postal mail as follows:
Send e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Send postal mail to:
San Diego Coastkeeper
2825 Dewey Rd, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92106

In your letter or e-mail, make sure to give us your:
  • Full Name
  • Mailing address (including City, State and Zip Code)
  • Indication that you do not wish to have your membership information exchanged with other organizations.
San Diego Coastkeeper may contact you by email to communicate advocacy and educational messages and other information that may be of interest to users of this site. There are several ways in which you can opt-out of receiving such future email communications from us. First, we provide you with the opportunity to opt-out at the point where we request information from you, such as when you take action through our site. Second, when you set up an account on our Member Center, you also have the opportunity to specify the email subscriptions that you wish to receive or not receive. You can update your email subscription preferences through your account at the Member Center at any time. We also permit you to correct or update certain personal information that you have provided by editing your profile on your account at the Member Center. Third, you also have an opportunity to opt-out of receiving future email communications from us by following the "unsubscribe" or "remove" instructions contained in emails we send you.

We may continue to contact you via email for administrative or informational purposes, including follow-up messages regarding the administration of your account, renewal of your membership, contests you have entered or other transactions you have undertaken.

Last revised April 27, 2010.  San Diego Coastkeeper reserves the right to modify or amend the terms of our Privacy Policy from time to time without notice.  If you continue to use our site after we post changes to this Privacy Policy, it will mean that you accept those changes.  If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy or practices, you can e-mail us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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