As part of our commitment to ethical business practices, we want to honor your patronage of our website and organization by promising to do our best to:
keep information about you private and secure;
be open about the type of information we collect and how we collect it; and
use the data we collect only for the business purposes for which it was intended.
What information is being collected?
When ordering, registering, communicating, donating, or otherwise using certain site features on our site, as appropriate through various forms and mechanism on our website, you may be asked to enter personal information, such as your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details. Personal information can also be provided by you in the comments section of our blog and digital RSVPs to events. Offered voluntarily by user, the personal data may include:
Credit card number
Credit card type
How do we use your information?
Except as detailed below, we use information received from you only to accomplish our mission, and do not knowingly share information received from you with anyone else without your permission. What information we collect is used to help you with your experience by quickly processing your transactions and sending periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services, or otherwise providing information about Barton Springs Conservancy.
Personal data may be retained in perpetuity at our discretion unless we are notified by you to remove personal information from our archive. In such a case, we would remove all traces of data except when prevented by law, for example, for tax reporting purposes.
The Barton Springs Conservancy manages a number of email lists through Constant Contact to facilitate the distribution of our monthly newsletter and other communications. Barton Springs Conservancy patrons can subscribe to the newsletter to keep informed on news and events in the organization. These email lists are protected by mechanisms employed on the Constant Contact platform. If you are currently registered to receive a newsletter from the Barton Springs Conservancy but wish to terminate your subscription for any reason, you can unsubscribe here or with an “unsubscribe” link in the email message.
Email addresses are also collected through general email correspondence and donations. Unless otherwise directed by you, these email addresses may be added to our general email distribution lists or otherwise stored in our email platform software and other databases.
Who can access this information?
Will this information be shared with external parties?
The Barton Springs Conservancy does not sell, trade, rent or distribute to external parties the personal information we collect. Additionally, we do not sell, trade or rent anonymous data; however, we may distribute information such as website usage statistics to third parties for consideration for sponsorship and/or funding.
How is this information protected?
The information we collect is protected by a number of safeguards:
Website server protection/encryption
Data encryption for credit card numbers using SSL
Restriction of staff/contractor access to personal information and databases
Although these and other safeguards have been implemented to achieve data security, no data is 100% secure in perpetuity. If you do not feel comfortable providing personal information through our website, please contact us directly and we would be happy to arrange one of several alternatives.
We may be forced to disclose personal information to legal and governmental authorities when compelled by law. Wherever possible, notification of this disclosure will be advertised.
Barton Springs Conservancy
2100 Stamford Lane
Austin, Texas 78703