Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 2016-03-31

Overview

This privacy policy covers the privacy practices for shorebird.org. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

Shorebird.org only collects and has access to information that you voluntarily give us via email or other through the web site. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. You remain the sole owner of any photographs you upload, and can revoke permission to use them at any time through an email request.

We will use your information to respond to you by email when necessary. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to display the information you have uploaded for public viewing on the site.

On occasion, shorebird.org may feature product reviews with links to items for sale such as books, guides, reference material or other products of interest to users. If any of the links to external websites include a referral code, the page will indicate such, and none of your personal information will be shared, unless you provide it direclty to the third-party site.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about news, new services or policies, changes in this privacy policy, or to contact you in regards to information you post on the site.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our contact page:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security

Shorebird.org takes precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

All information sent to/from shorebird.org is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon beside the URL bar or at the bottom of your web browser, or, by looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

Your password is stored encrypted, and is only known to you. If you lose your password, it will need to be reset (we can not provide it for you). While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Any backups of online information are kept in a secure environment.

Registration

In order to use this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (including name and email address). This information is used for site log-in credentials, as well as to contact you. At your option, you may also provide profile information (including physical address, personal web site address, social media account information), which can be shared publicly if you choose.

Cookies

We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help improve access and identify repeat visits. We use a cookie to facilitate and store log-in information. The cookie we use contains no personal information, email addresses, or passwords. It is accessible only through an encrypted connection, and can be deleted at any time if you choose to do so. If you disable cookies in your browser, you will be able to access shorebird.org, however, you will not be able to sign-up for an account, or, log-in to an existing account.

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Updates

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

Further Information

If you have questions, or, need further information about our privacy policy, please email us at: privacy@shorebird.org