Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund (MCVEF) strongly believes that if electronic and mobile advocacy, education and other activities are to flourish, users must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect privacy, we have implemented the following policy, which applies to all websites maintained by the MCV family of organizations (including MCV, MCV Education Fund, and MCV Action Fund):
Personally Identifiable Information:
We may collect personally identifiable information from you including your name, e-mail address, mobile telephone number, or credit card information when provided to us. We use your personal information to send you e-mail alerts, respond to questions or requests and process online donations. If your personally identifiable information is collected, it may be shared within our family of organizations and other closely aligned groups for the purposes of responding to any comments or questions you submit and to provide any follow-up information about our organizations and our issues. Your information may also be shared with trusted outside vendors when necessary to fulfill any request you have made to us, such as charging your membership dues to your credit card. We reserve the right to release personally identifiable information about you when necessitated by law or court order.
All of our online communications contain opt out instructions and links at the bottom of the e-mail. You can always “opt-out” of MCVEF’s online communications to keep from receiving unwanted e-mails. To opt out of receiving online communications, you may also send an e-mail with your request to email@example.com or by calling us at 406.254.1593.
Be aware that our sites link to other websites and we cannot control and are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of those websites.
Opting In and Opting Out of MCV Mobile Communications:
MCVEF will not contact your mobile phone number unless you have provided your mobile number to us and opted-in to receive mobile communications from MCVEF or texted one of our keywords to our mobile communications number.
Users sign up for our e-mail lists by taking one of our actions, donating to MCVEF, or otherwise opting into the list will receive regular communications from MCV. Each communication will provide information on how to unsubscribe from this service.
We will not sell or rent your e-mail address or personally identifiable information to any commercial users or marketing firms.
If you visit the websites of any of the MCV family of organizations to read or download information, we may collect and store the following general information: your computer’s IP address, browser type, and operating system, the date and time you access our site, the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site, the search terms used in connecting to our site, and the various pages that you visit while on our site. We use this information to optimize user experiences by analyzing trends, gathering broad demographic information, and monitoring site traffic patterns that help us further develop and improve the design and functionality of our site.
Publicly Sharing Your Comments:
We often receive information from website visitors who have successfully participated in our programs and/or used our resources. In certain instances, we would like to publicly share the comments and stories we receive by posting this information on one of our websites. We will not, however, publicly share ANY information we receive on any of our websites without first receiving the express consent of the individual who submitted the information.
Protecting Our Children:
MCV is concerned about the safety and privacy of children online. Because of this, we will make all efforts to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not and will not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13 and our website is directed to people who are at least 13 years of age or older.
Other Security Measures:
We want to provide MCVEF members and other supporters with a secure experience whether they are renewing a membership, making a donation, or joining for the first time. While no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of personal information, we use all reasonable means to safeguard the privacy of your personal information. Our technical security measures include using industry standard 128bit encryption to secure the transfer of data between your browser and our servers. When our forms ask users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with one of the best encryption methods in the industry today, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). While on a secure page, such as our membership form, the lock icon on Web browsers such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just ‘surfing’.
Access and Correction of Visitor Data:
Upon request we will provide access to the information that we maintain about you. You can request this information by sending an e-mail to us at the below address. Visitors can have this information corrected by sending an e-mail of your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us at 406.254.1593.
Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund
PO Box 853
Billings, MT 59103