Privacy Policy - Columbia Land Trust

Our Commitment to Privacy

Columbia Land Trust knows you care about how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate you trusting that we will do so carefully and sensibly. We want you to feel comfortable using this website. Our privacy policy explains how information may be collected by this site. By visiting, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

Our website is maintained by Columbia Land Trust at its main office at 850 Officers’ Row, Vancouver, WA, 98661. Tel: 360-696-0131. Email:

1. Collection of data

When you visit our website, you may provide us with personal information (such as name, email address, telephone numbers and/or credit card or debit card information) that you knowingly choose to disclose. We ask for personal information so that we can fulfill your request and return your message. This information is collected on an individual basis for various purposes, including registering to receive email newsletters; registering for volunteer days, tours, and events; donating; submitting a form; or simply asking a question. We do not collect personal information unless you provide it to us, however, we receive and store information you enter or give us on the website or in any other way.

Personally-identifiable information is stored on our server and is not publicly accessible. Personally-identifiable information is only accessed by Columbia Land Trust staff on a “need to know” basis. Sensitive data, such as credit card numbers, are encrypted using SSL and other industry-standard measures.

As on many websites, we also may automatically receive general information that is contained in standard server log files, such as your IP address, and cookie information. This information is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies. You can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing personally identifiable information about yourself.

2. The way we use information

When you provide information to us, we will use that information to provide the service or information you requested. For example, you may be asked to give us individual information to receive our e-newsletter or apply for a job. We do not share this information with outside parties, unless (i)a service provided on our site requires interaction with a third party, or is provided by a third party, such as an application service provider; (ii) pursuant to legal action or law enforcement; (iii) it is found that your use of this site violates the site editor’s policy, terms of service, or other usage guidelines; (iv) or if it is deemed reasonably necessary by the site editor to protect the site editor’s legal rights and/or property. In the event you choose to become a donor to Columbia Land Trust, we occasionally trade lists with other nonprofit groups. You may opt out of this practice by emailing; your request will be honored promptly.

In the event you choose to use links displayed on this website to visit other websites, you are advised to read the privacy policies published on those sites.

3. Opting out

If you have registered to receive email communications and you change your mind, you may contact us to have your name removed from our lists. Please send an email to and we will promptly address your request.

4. Automatic Information

When you visit our website, our servers make a log of basic information corresponding to the sites and pages you have visited. This information is stored primarily to track the effectiveness of our website and pages within it.

5. Cookies

Like many websites, Columbia Land Trust’s website sets and uses cookies (simple text files stored on your web browser) to enhance your user experience—to remember your personal settings, for instance. Cookies allow us to gather anonymous information, do not contain personally identifiable information, and do not compromise your privacy or security.

6. Email Communications

We publish the Moss, an e-newsletter that is sent periodically to people on a listserv. The e-newsletter is distributed by email although back issues may also be viewed on our website. You may subscribe or unsubscribe to the email listserv at any time by clicking the “update subscription preferences” link at the bottom of any e-newsletter. We periodically send email encouraging you to support our efforts to conserve vital Northwest lands, waters, and wildlife. These emails are managed on a separate list from the e-newsletter, but you can unsubscribe from this list at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

7. Changes to this privacy policy

Changes may be made to this policy from time to time. You will be notified of substantial changes to this policy either by through the posting of a prominent announcement on the site, and/or by a mail message sent to the email address you have provided.

8. Legal Disclaimer

There may be factors beyond the site editor’s control that may result in disclosure of data. We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such an action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law or to comply with the legal process served on

9. Contact information

If you have any questions about this policy or about this web site, please feel free to email your concern at or call us at 360-696-0131.