The Land Trust is committed to safeguarding the personal information of Land Trust Members. This notice describes the personal information the Land Trust collects and how the Land Trust handles and protects that information. This policy applies to current and former members. Members will be notified if there are any significant changes to this policy.
Why and How the Land Trust Collects Personal Information
The Land Trust collects personal information about Land Trust members to enable it to provide products and services to Land Trust members. For example, the Land Trust collects personal information to:
- Enable the Land Trust to keep its members informed through newsletters and special notices.
- Process members’ requests and transactions,
- Inform members about products and services that may be of interest to them, and
- Provide members with effective and efficient membership services.
The information the Land Trust collects is gathered from a variety of sources, including:
- Membership applications and other event participation forms for verification of data, such as a member’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and interests.
- A member’s transactions with the Land Trust.
- Other organizations, such as local businesses and Not for Profits, when participating in joint events.
How the Land Trust Protects Personal Information
Only those Land Trust employees and volunteers who need to have access to personal information to perform their jobs, such as to conduct Land Trust business, service a member account, or help a member, are authorized to have access to personal information.
Employees and volunteers who have access to a members’ personal information are required to maintain and protect the confidentiality of that information and must follow established procedures. In compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Land Trust maintains physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect a members’ personal information.
Sharing Information with Other Organizations:
The Land Trust does not and will not rent or sell Land Trust members’ personal information.
Disclosure to Non-affiliated Third Parties
The Land Trust may share member personal information (as described above) with companies that the Land Trust hires to perform services such as vendors that provide data processing, computer software maintenance and development, transaction processing, and marketing services.
The Land Trust may disclose personal information to others, including nonaffiliated companies and regulatory authorities, as either required or permitted by applicable law. For example, the Land Trust may disclose personal information to:
- Comply with investigations by regulatory authorities or law enforcement agencies, and
- Protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud, unauthorized transactions, claims or other liabilities.
Accessing and Revising Membership Personal Information
The Land Trust endeavors to keep its membership records complete and accurate. Most of the information the Land Trust collects on its members is from applications that they submitted. The Land Trust provides members reasonable access to the information the Land Trust has on them. Most of this information is reflected in newsletters and the annual report. The Land Trust encourages its members to review this information and notify the Land Trust if they have any information that should be corrected or updated.
If you have questions or concerns about your personal information or this privacy notice, please contact the Land Trust office.