National Parks Conservation Association ("NPCA ," "we," or "us") respects the privacy of personal information. We want you to understand what information about you we may collect and how we may use, share, and retain that information.
Our Collection and Use of Personal Information
We collect personal information when you choose to provide it to us, including your name, mailing address, email address, payment card information, and other information that you choose to provide. For example, when you choose to join NCPA, become a member of NPCA, or make a contribution to NPCA, we need to know your name, email, and mailing address. When you make an online payment or contribution, we also need to collect your payment processing information (e.g., debit or credit card number).
If you create an account on our Site or become a member of NPCA, we may also collect your username, password, and NPCA member number. If you apply for a job with NPCA, we may collect any information you provide in your application, including, but not limited to, educational background, employment history, and references. If you prefer not to contribute online, contributions also may be made by printing out this PDF form and mailing it to Member Services, NPCA, 777 6th St., NW, Ste. 700, Washington, DC, 20001, or by calling 800.628.7275 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Thursday.
We may sometimes collect information about you from third parties we work with or through publicly available sources. We may combine that information with other information we collect about you. We do not have any control over the third parties that provide us with your information, including how they collect, process or disclose your personal information.
When you use the Site, we (or our service providers on our behalf) automatically collect some information about you or the device you use to access the Site, such as your IP address, information about the pages of the Site that you viewed, and for how long you viewed those pages. We gather this data using cookies, pixels and similar technologies so we can understand Site user needs and personalize their experience on the Site. Cookies are pieces of information that are stored on your computer to make visiting and using our website easier. Cookies generally help us improve your experience on the Site.
Our third-party service providers assist us by using these technologies on our Site, and they may also collect information about your visits to other Sites and online services over time. We also use service providers to process transactions you wish to make. The types of information our services providers may collect about you when you use the Site include:
Device Information. Information about the device you use to visit the site, including device identifiers, device type, and operating system, if your device settings allow it.
Payment Transaction Information. If you donate online, your payment card information is processed by our service providers, which provide us with limited information about your donation.
In addition to providing you with the services and information you request and as described above, we may use the personal information that you provide or that we otherwise collect for any lawful purpose.
With Whom We Share Personal Information
With the exception of the affiliated National Parks Action Fund, we do not sell or rent our email list for other entities to contact you. We do, however, sometimes share our postal mailing list and email list with other nonprofit organizations and companies that we feel you may be interested in hearing from. If you do not want us to share your postal address with such third parties, please contact us as described in the Your Choices and Contacting Us section below.
As described above, we also regularly share Site user information with our service providers, or allow them to collect and process Site user information on our behalf for the purposes described above. In addition, we may share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties:
As part of a proposed or actual sale, merger, or acquisition, or other transfer of all or part of our assets including as part of a bankruptcy proceeding;
Pursuant to a subpoena, court order, governmental inquiry, or other legal process or as otherwise required by law, or as we deem necessary to protect our rights or the rights of third parties; or
With your consent or as otherwise disclosed at the time of data collection or sharing.
Our Site includes a section where visitors may submit a story for posting. Please be aware that the information you provide in these submitted stories may become available to the general public.
We may share information that has been de-identified or aggregated, or any other technical information that is not identifiable to you, without limitation.
Links to Other Sites
As a service to our visitors, we sometimes provide links to other websites. For example, we sometimes promote our corporate partners by including links to their websites and information about them on our website. A link does not denote an endorsement of those websites and NPCA is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those sites.
Our website may also include integrated social media tools or “plug-ins”, such as social networking tools offered by third parties. If you use these tools to share personal information or you otherwise interact with social media features on the website, those social media companies may collect information about you and may use and share such information in accordance with your account settings, including by sharing such information with the general public. Your interactions with third-party social media companies and the use of their features are governed by the privacy policies of the social media companies that provide those features. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies of any social media accounts you create and use.
Security of Information
Our website has reasonable security measures in place to protect against the loss or misuse of your financial information and other personal information. For example, your personal and payment card information are encrypted by SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and your payment card information is protected in an encrypted environment that adheres to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
Your Choices and Contacting Us
If you do not wish to receive mail, email, or phone/text communications from NPCA, please let us know. To opt out or make changes to your communications preferences, please use one of the options below, and be sure to include your NPCA membership number if applicable and your name, address and email address to help expedite your request.
At any time, you can make changes to your contact information, including your email address and email preferences, in the NPCA supporter hub. If you would like to change your preferences regarding communications from the National Parks Action Fund, please contact them directly.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns related to your personal information by mail, email, or phone, using the contact information provided above.
Last Updated: August 17, 2023