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Privacy Policy

We consider it a privilege when you choose to support Earthjustice. At Earthjustice, your privacy and security are critically important to us.

Our fundamental privacy principles are transparency and fairness. In keeping with these principles, Earthjustice (“Earthjustice,” “we,” “our” or “us”) wants you to understand what kinds of personal information we collect about you, why we collect it and how we use or disclose it. We also want to make sure you know your rights regarding our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. In this policy, the term “personal information” refers to information that identifies you as an individual or relates to you as an identifiable individual.

We’ve tried to write this policy in a way that’s easy to understand, but some of it is technical. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact us.

This policy applies solely to personal information collected on or through earthjustice.org (the “Site”) or individual microsites through third parties that refer to this policy (each a “Microsite”). For clarity, this Privacy Policy does not apply to the Earthjustice Online Store located at https://stores.kotisdesign.com/earthjusticeshop. The store is independently operated by Kotis Design, LLC and Kotis is the data controller for the store. For more information please see the Kotis Design Privacy Policy.

The Kinds Of Information We Collect About You

Information You Give Us Voluntarily

Earthjustice collects, retains and uses personal information you provide to us or give us permission to obtain. You voluntarily provide or allow us to obtain information when you:

  • Donate to Earthjustice. When you make a donation to or purchase from Earthjustice, we request, collect and retain certain information from you (collectively “Transactional Information”). Transactional Information includes your name, email address, billing address, credit card information, phone number, donation and/or purchase amount, and other personally identifiable information you might choose to share with us in this context.
  • Use of Earthjustice Site or Microsites. Depending on the features of the Site or Microsites you choose to use, we request, collect and retain certain information (collectively “Service Information”). Service Information includes your name, email address, mailing address, phone number and other personally identifiable information you choose to share with us when using our Site or Microsites.
  • Use of Our Advocacy Services. Earthjustice’s advocacy service allows you to contact policy and/or decision makers about issues that concern you. If you use our advocacy service, we request, collect, and retain certain information (collectively “Advocacy Information”). Advocacy Information includes your name, email address, mailing address, phone number and other personally identifiable information you choose to share with us in this context; we also collect and retain: (1) information about the actions in which you participate and (2) the content of the messages you wrote and/or sent. To receive your message, policy or decision makers may require you to provide additional information such as a salutation or place of residence.

Information We Collect Automatically

Similar to most websites, certain kinds of information are automatically or passively collected, retained and used when you visit our Site or a Microsites:

  • Log Data. When you visit or use any website, including our Site or Microsites, your browser or device creates certain information, which is logged (collectively “Log Data”). Log Data may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser and system type, version and settings, data about your device, which website you came from, search terms used to reach our Site or Microsites, the date and time you used the Site or Microsites.
  • Cookies and Similar Technologies. We use cookies and similar technologies to collect, store and retrieve certain information on your device (collectively “Cookie Information”). This includes, for example, searches within our Site or Microsites and other event data such as pages and content viewed or clicked upon and the date and time of the individual events. For further information about cookies and similar technologies and how and why we use them, including how to opt-out or disable cookies on your computer or mobile device, please see the Earthjustice Cookie Policy.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We use the personal information collected on or through the Site or a Microsites for the following purposes:

Transactional Information

We use Transactional Information to complete your requested transaction, verify your identity and to prevent fraud. We also use your phone number and/or email address to contact you if there is a problem with the transaction, and we use your email address to confirm your donation and/or purchase. This information is necessary to fulfill your order or donation transaction.

If you donate or make a purchase using a credit card, your credit card information is processed by our contracted merchant service providers. Through a third-party platform we use, we can access the last four digits of your credit card, the date and time of the transaction, and the amount.

Service Information

We use Service Information to provide to you the functionality of the features on the Site or Microsites that you are using. This includes, for example, registering you for an event you request to participate in, including you in our list of electronic newsletters or text messages you subscribe to, sending you action alerts you have requested, and analyzing your responses to surveys you have completed.

Advocacy Information

We use Advocacy Information to deliver and bring your messages to the attention of the policy and/or decision makers you choose to contact about the issues that concern you. We also keep copies of action alerts you send to policy and/or decision makers, which we may quote and publish on our Site and which are identified by the author’s initials and/or city/state. This helps advance our advocacy objectives and efforts.

Cookie Information

We use Cookie Information to the extent necessary to operate the Site or Microsite and offer the functionality of its features to you. We also use Cookie Information to remember your preferences and settings (e.g., to determine if you previously used our advocacy service and auto-populate certain information fields to make it easier for you to join future actions). In addition, Cookie Information is used to measure how you interact with our Site or Microsite and collect analytic data, to test and improve our Site or Microsite, to provide users with a more relevant and meaningful experience, and to reach out to you through personalized advertisements on third-party websites, based on your previous visits to our Site or Microsite. For further information about how we use Cookie Information, please see the Earthjustice Cookie Policy.

Personal Information in General

Other than described above, we may use your personal information

  1. to ensure the security of our Site or Microsite,
  2. as necessary to comply with applicable law and regulations (including, where applicable, laws outside your country of residence),
  3. to cooperate with public and government authorities (including, where applicable, authorities outside your country of residence),
  4. to cooperate with law enforcement, and
  5. for other legal reasons (e.g., to exercise or defend legal claims, enforce applicable contractual terms and conditions, or otherwise protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of you or others).

How We Share the Information We Collect

We may share the personal information collected on or through the Site or a Microsite as follows:

  • With our service providers, to facilitate services they provide to us. These can include providers of services such as website hosting, data analysis, credit card and payment processing, advocacy platforms sending your advocacy messages directly to, or connect you by phone with, policy and/or decision makers’ offices, order fulfillment, security consulting, fraud prevention, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service or related benefits, email delivery, auditing, and other services. Our service providers process your personal information on our behalf based on our instructions and in compliance with this policy.
  • With event sponsors or organizers, to register you for events you choose to participate in.
  • With third parties to permit them to send you marketing communications, to the extent permitted by applicable law and, where required, based on your consent. For example, we exchange our mail and/or email address lists with like-minded organizations — many of which we represent through our environmental legal and advocacy work. As we are a nonprofit, it is important for us to reach others who may be interested in our work and expand our wonderful community of supporters like you. This is usually done through a third party that consolidates various organizations’ mail and/or email lists for use by us and sister nonprofits.
  • With public and government authorities or courts, to the extent necessary to comply with applicable law and regulations, to cooperate with the authorities (including law enforcement) or for other legal reasons (e.g., to exercise or defend legal claims, enforce applicable contractual terms and conditions, or otherwise protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others).
  • In connection with a sale or business transaction, in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our organization or assets.

How Long We Keep Your Information

We keep your personal information for as long as necessary to accomplish the uses described in this Policy and as consistent with applicable law.

The criteria used to determine our retention periods include:

  • The length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide our services to you (for example, for as long as you have an account with us or keep using our services);
  • Whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject (for example, certain laws require us to keep records of your transactions for a certain period of time before we can delete them); and
  • Whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

When we are no longer using your personal information and there is no legal requirement that we keep it, we will either delete or depersonalize it so you cannot be identified.

Children’s On-Line Privacy

Our Site or Microsites are not directed to children under 13 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you are a parent and believe your child is receiving Earthjustice communications and you don’t want them to, or if you believe we are collecting your child’s personal informationn, please contact us.

Your Choices Regarding Your Information

You have choices about your data and how we collect, use or disclose it. We want to send you only the communications to which you have agreed. You can unsubscribe at any time.

  • If, at any time, you would like to revoke your consent (where applicable) or otherwise opt-out of email communications from Earthjustice, you can do so through the online Member Center, or by contacting us by mail, phone, or email.
  • If, at any time, you would like to revoke your consent (where applicable) or otherwise opt-out of postal communications from Earthjustice, you can do so by filling out our mail preference form, or by contacting us by mail, phone, or email:

Earthjustice
50 California Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
1-800-584-6460
info@earthjustice.org

  • If, at any time after you opt-in to receiving mobile message, you would like to revoke your consent (where applicable) or otherwise opt out of receiving mobile messages from Earthustice, please text STOP to 43428 or contact us at the mail address, phone number or email address above.
  • If, at any time, you wish to revoke your consent (where applicable) or otherwise opt out of having your name and address shared with other organizations, please contact us at the mail address, phone number, or email address above.

You can control cookies and other automatic data collection and storage through your browser and/or mobile device settings. Please check your software or device manufacturer’s instructions and/or read our Cookie Policy to learn more about how we use cookies and similar technologies. If you are located in the EU/EEA or in the United Kingdom, please also see the EU/EEA/UK Supplemental Privacy Statement for additional cookie and personal data collection consent information.

You can contact us at the mail address, phone number or email address above to:

  • Request we share with you the information we have collected about you. This will take about 30 days; and
  • Request we correct or delete your information.

Changes To This Policy

Earthjustice reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to modify or correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Site or Microsite, including its terms of use and privacy policy.

If our information practices or privacy policy change in the future, we will update our privacy policy to notify you of the changes. Please check back at our Site or Microsite periodically. We may change this policy from time to time, and if we do, we’ll post any changes on this page. If the changes are significant, we may provide a more prominent notice or ask for your consent, if required by law.

March 7, 2022
Updated information on the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information.
July 30, 2021
Added language on third-party information and session recordings from personal microsites.
May 25, 2021
Added language to explain text messaging data that is not shared.
Dec. 22, 2020
Added language concerning remarketing and added language regarding use of cookies to include similar technologies.
Feb. 15, 2019
Added language to explain how the data we receive and store is secured.
May 25, 2018
Updated policy to comply with GDPR disclosure requirements.

If you feel we are not following our privacy policy or wish to review or request changes to your contact information, please contact us:

Earthjustice
50 California Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
1-800-584-6460
info@earthjustice.org

Effective Date: March 7, 2022