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PRIVACY
POLICY

We value the support of our donors, customers, and others who support The Nature Foundation of Will County through visiting our website. We know protecting personal information is important, and we respect your privacy.  This Privacy Policy guides The Nature Foundation of Will County’s collection and usage of information about visitors to our website and their interactions with associated applications for registrations, purchases and donations.
 
Our privacy policy is available in the footer of every page of our website. If you have questions or concerns regarding our site's privacy statement, your personal information, or how it will be used, or would like to review or correct your personal information, contact The Nature Foundation of Will County directly at www.willcountynature.org/contact-us or by email at willcountynature@fpdwc.org.  If you disagree with any of the terms herein, please immediately discontinue use of our website and associated applications.
 

INFORMATION COLLECTION

The Nature Foundation of Will County collects information from you when you subscribe to our email list, respond to a survey, fill out a form to request information, register for a program or seminar, purchase tickets, or make a donation.  You may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, or credit card information depending on the type of activity you are engaged in. You may also visit our site anonymously.
 

INFORMATION USAGE
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To complete a financial transaction (donation or purchase);

  • To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs);

  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you);

  • To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs);

  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature;

  • To send periodic e-mails (the e-mail address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or communicate regarding other requests or questions);

  • To comply with requests for information per the Freedom of Information Act.

 
FINANCIAL INFORMATION PROTECTION
We contract with a third-party service provider (Flipcause) for financial transactions. To review Flipcause’s Privacy Policy, visit the Flipcause website.
 

COOKIES
The Nature Foundation of Will County contracts with a third-party service provider, (Flipcause) which uses cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. Cookies are created when your browser accesses our website applications, services and systems. Cookies are pieces of data created by websites you visit and are stored on your local computer or mobile device. Cookies can expire after a period of time specified in the cookie, this ranges from days to as long as a year.
 
Some areas of our site and systems require the use of cookies to enhance user experience and are essential to the functionality and analytics tracking of the site or system. If a user rejects a cookie or explicit cookie policy, they simply will not be able to use that part of the site or system effectively and may be asked to accept the cookie or cookie policy at a later time.
 
To review Flipcause’s Privacy Policy, visit the Flipcause website.
 

INFORMATION DISCLOSURE
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, as long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law (including the Freedom of Information Act), enforce our site policies, or protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
 

PUBLICLY SHARING COMMENTS AND STORIES
The Nature Foundation of Will County receives offline information from our website visitors and supporters who have successfully participated in our programs, attended an event, and/or employed our resources. In certain instances, we would like to publicly share the comments and stories we receive by posting this information on our website or other platforms. We will not, however, publicly share any information we receive on our website without first receiving the express consent of the individual who submitted the information. Furthermore, we will not post information in any way that specifically identifies the sender of that information unless the sender approves it.
 

THIRD PARTY LINKS
At our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
 

CALIFORNIA ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT COMPLIANCE
Because we value your privacy, we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
 

CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT COMPLIANCE
In compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s On-line Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.


ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY ONLY
This online Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.
 

YOUR CONSENT
By using our site, you consent to our Privacy Policy.
 

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY
If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page. This policy was approved on July 22, 2020. 
 

CONTACT INFORMATION
If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us using the information below:
 
The Nature Foundation of Will County
Attention: Executive Director
17540 W. Laraway Road
Joliet, Illinois 60433
United States of America
willcountynature@fpdwc.org
815.722.2022

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