Privacy Policy

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper values the support of our donors, customers, volunteers and others who share our common goal of protecting the world’s waterways. We are committed to maintaining your confidence and trust, and accordingly maintain the following privacy policy to protect personal information you provide to us.

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper’s Commitment

Physical, electronic and managerial procedures have been employed to safeguard the security and integrity of your personal information. Your personal information is accessible only by authorized staff and volunteers designated to handle it. Waterkeeper encrypts billing information wherever we request it.  All Waterkeeper agents with access to personal information obtained on the Waterkeeper website are also bound to adhere to this policy.  Waterkeeper respects your privacy and does not provide or sell any personal information to any third party for marketing purposes.

Personal Information that Waterkeeper May Collect

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper collects the following types of personal information: names, postal and e-mail addresses, phone and facsimile numbers and billing information.  Waterkeeper does not knowingly collect or maintain any personal information from children under the age of 13. If a person is older than 13 but younger than 18 years of age, they are required to have parental consent before registering for any Waterkeeper events or services.

When we do collect personally identifiable information, it is always voluntarily submitted by you (e.g. when you fill out a website registration page or send back a direct mail reply device). The information collected is used to send our users email alerts, reminders and other information we think will be of interest. If, for any reason, you would like to be removed from our mailing lists, you can unsubscribe by clicking the unsubscribe link on any email you receive from us.  You can opt-out of direct mail by indicating so on any reply device sent to you or by sending an email to

We may also monitor and track information such as website and direct mail response patterns. We compile this information into a statistical aggregate which we use, together with your personal information, for internal business and administrative purposes including improving our website, our operations and our customer service.

Help Us Keep Your Personal Information Accurate

If your personal information changes or you would like to review the personal information we may have on file, please email us with the new information or your review request:

Use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that are stored on your computer and are used for record keeping purposes.  We use cookies to make visiting and using our website easier. Cookies can help us see which parts of our website are the most or least popular and provide us direction to improve our users’ online experience.

Links to Other Sites provides links to several other third party websites. While we make efforts to choose our links carefully, we cannot take any responsibility for the content of linked websites, or for the privacy policies of websites to which we are linked.  Since we do not control these websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies on these third party websites prior to any use.

Effective Date, Date Last Modified

This Privacy Policy is effective October 16, 2014.

The Privacy Policy was last modified as of October 24, 2014.