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Species Search: Privacy Statement

We value the support of our members, donors, customers, and others who support through visiting our web site. We know that protecting personal information is important to many of our supporters. To make our Privacy Policy easy to find, we make it available in the footer of every page of our website. (If you have questions or concerns regarding our site's privacy statement, contact us directly.

  1. General Browsing Information - If you visit our site to read or download information, we may collect and store the following general information in order to analyze trends, gather broad demographic information, and monitor site traffic patterns that can help us further develop and improve the design and functionality of our site: your computer's IP address, browser type, and operating system, the date and time you access our site, the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site; and the various pages that you visit while on our site.
  2. Personally-Identifiable Information - We will explicitly notify you before we collect any personally-identifiable information about you (e.g.. your name, email address, contact information, credit card number, etc.), and will not collect any information unless you choose to provide it to us. Additionally, from time to time, we may share this information with other organizations that we believe may be of interest to you or can provide services that will be of use to you. After information has been provided by you, you can modify or remove this information from our databases by visiting will never sell your personal information.
  3. Publicly Sharing Your Information often receives information from website visitors who have successfully participated in our programs 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. 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.
  4. Cookies - A cookie is a small file stored on your hard disk drive. Cookies may contain different types of information such as site preferences and login information. The does not use this cookie to link to personally identifiable information on our site. Cookies expire after a period of time specified in the cookie. This ranges from a few hours to years. Some areas of this site require use of cookies for proper navigation. If a user rejects a cookie, they simply will not be able to use that part of the site effectively.
  5. Other Security Measures - We provide our members and supporters with a secure experience when they are ordering memberships, making a donation, or buying merchandise. Our technical security measures include using industry standard 128bit encryption to secure the transfer of data between your browser and our servers. Although we will use all reasonable means to safeguard the privacy of your personal information, transmissions made via the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure.

    When our forms ask users to enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption method in the industry -Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). While on a secure page, such as our membership form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open. reserves the right to amend this policy at any time.

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This site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

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Supplementation Information

This site supplements the information that users provide with information that is received from third parties.

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Choice/Opt-Out gives users the option to decline to receive future communications.

Please email us at to update your subscription preferences, including unsubscribing.

Correct/Update gives users the option to correct or update account information previously provided.

Please visit User Settings to update your account information.

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Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us or visit our Help section.

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