Privacy Policy:

West Virginia Wilderness ("West Virginia Wilderness") operates wvwild.org and may operate other websites. It is West Virginia Wilderness's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, West Virginia Wilderness collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. West Virginia Wilderness's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how West Virginia Wilderness's visitors use its website. From time to time, West Virginia Wilderness may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

West Virginia Wilderness also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on wvwild.org blogs/sites. West Virginia Wilderness only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to West Virginia Wilderness's websites choose to interact with West Virginia Wilderness in ways that require West Virginia Wilderness to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that West Virginia Wilderness gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at wvwild.org to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with West Virginia Wilderness are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, West Virginia Wilderness collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with West Virginia Wilderness. West Virginia Wilderness does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

West Virginia Wilderness may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. West Virginia Wilderness may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, West Virginia Wilderness does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

West Virginia Wilderness discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on West Virginia Wilderness's behalf or to provide services available at West Virginia Wilderness's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using West Virginia Wilderness's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. West Virginia Wilderness will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, West Virginia Wilderness discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when West Virginia Wilderness believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of West Virginia Wilderness, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an West Virginia Wilderness website and have supplied your email address, West Virginia Wilderness may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with West Virginia Wilderness and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. West Virginia Wilderness takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. West Virginia Wilderness uses cookies to help West Virginia Wilderness identify and track visitors, their usage of West Virginia Wilderness website, and their website access preferences. West Virginia Wilderness visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using West Virginia Wilderness's websites, with the drawback that certain features of West Virginia Wilderness's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If West Virginia Wilderness, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that West Virginia Wilderness goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of West Virginia Wilderness may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by West Virginia Wilderness and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, West Virginia Wilderness may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in West Virginia Wilderness's sole discretion. West Virginia Wilderness encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a wvwild.org account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.