Privacy Policy

Tree Bank Foundation shares your concerns about privacy on the Internet. In order to better protect your privacy, Tree Bank Foundation has provided this notice explaining its online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used on the Site. On occasion, Tree Bank Foundation may run promotions or conduct other activities with affiliate partners from this Site. In such event, we may post additional privacy terms in conjunction with such promotion or activities that modify and/or supplement this Privacy Policy and govern the use of information related to or received through such promotions or activities.

The Tree Bank Foundation values the privacy of our donors and does not copy, reproduce, publish, post, distribute, share or sell, the name, personal contact information or description of donors to any outside individual or business. Exceptions are those required by law, requested in grant applications or in connection with bank credit or debit card transactions made with prior knowledge or consent of the donor.

Tree Bank Foundation’s Collection and Use of Your Information

In the course of using the Site, Tree Bank Foundation may ask you for your name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, fax number as well as other relevant information. Tree Bank Foundation also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our web pages such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari) the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows 7 or Mac OS), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Cox, America Online), aggregate data about the number of visits to the Site and/or aggregate data about the pages visited.

How Tree Bank Foundation Uses the Information

Tree Bank Foundation uses the non-personally identifiable information (“Aggregate Data”) to improve the design and content of the Site and to enable Tree Bank Foundation to personalize your Internet experience. Tree Bank Foundation may use the Aggregate Data to analyze Site usage as well as create services and/or products to fit your needs. Also, Tree Bank Foundation shares this Aggregate Data with Tree Bank Foundation’s related entities, advertisers, partners and/or other third party vendors. Tree Bank Foundation shall own such Aggregate Data and maintain copies of such as part of its records.

Except as otherwise indicated, Tree Bank Foundation uses the personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you provide about yourself: (a) to respond to any of your inquiries or questions about our services; (b) for internal marketing purposes and as part of Tree Bank Foundation’s donor database; (c) to provide you additional and updated information, materials and other advertisements regarding the Tree Bank Foundation services; (d) to cooperate with government officials or parties in litigation under process of law, or as otherwise required by law; (e) to protect the security or integrity of the Site; (f) to protect against a threat of safety or destruction of property; and/or (g) to protect against legal liability. In all cases, however, Tree Bank Foundation agents, employees and contractors who have access to Personal Information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. Furthermore, Tree Bank Foundation encourages all its business Partners to adopt and adhere to standards of protection consistent with this Privacy Policy. Tree Bank Foundation will not use the Personal Information, except as set forth herein, without your permission; provided, however, Tree Bank Foundation shall own all such Personal Information and maintain copies of such as part of its records. If you do not wish to receive any such information or to allow Tree Bank Foundation the right to use your personally identifiable information as described, please contact Tree Bank Foundation in the manner identified in the “Opt-Out” section below. The Aggregate Data and Personal Information may be transferred, distributed or sold as part of Tree Bank Foundation or its assets.

Opt Out

You may choose not to receive such information and/or to allow Tree Bank Foundation to use your information in the manner described above by simply checking the box provided on the contribution form itself, or by contacting us. Upon receipt and processing of an “opt out” request, Tree Bank Foundation will, within its commercially reasonable amount of time, remove your information from any future marketing communications.

Security; No Liability

Tree Bank Foundation is not responsible for any damages or liabilities relating to any such security failures. You understand that data and communications, including e-mail and other electronic communications, may be accessed by unauthorized third parties when communicated over the Internet. Furthermore, the Site contains links to other web sites. Tree Bank Foundation is not responsible for nor can Tree Bank Foundation ensure the privacy practices or content of such other sites.

IP Addresses and Cookies

Like other web sites, Tree Bank Foundation uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with Tree Bank Foundation’s servers, to administer the Site and for security purposes.

“Cookies” are pieces of data sent from a Web server to a Web browser that enable a Web server to identify users that visit a site hosted by that server. Tree Bank Foundation may use Cookies in order to identify you to our site so that Tree Bank Foundation can provide more customized information and services to you. In addition, our site may contain advertisements that may contain Cookies. In general, if you choose, you can disable the use of Cookies by reviewing your browser’s preferences and options.

A Special Note about Children.

Tree Bank Foundation does not knowingly gather any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. You must be 13 years of age or older to access the Site. Tree Bank Foundation has no interest in collecting information from children under the age of 13.

Modification of Privacy Policy

Tree Bank Foundation may change this Privacy Policy at any time, by posting the changed or amended Privacy Policy on the Site. Your continued viewing of or use of this Site following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy will signify your assent to any such changes or amendments.

This privacy policy was posted on February 12, 2013, and has not been modified.