Privacy Policy

General

The Sacramento Tree Foundation does not share identifying information about you with other entities. Any data we collect from you via mail, email or through the website remains with the organization and will not be resold.

Website

The Sacramento Tree Foundation values and recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of our online visitors. The following is how we handle information learned about you from your visits to our website.

Mobile Giving

You may opt-out of the Sacramento Tree Foundation's SMS correspondence or Premium SMS Services by texting "STOP" to the shortcode 20222. Text "HELP" to 20222 for help or visit www.hmgf.org/t. Messaging and data rates may apply.

Collective Data

This section applies to information our web servers automatically recognize and collect.

For each visitor to our website ( www.sactree.com), our web servers automatically recognize only the visitor’s IP address, domain name, browser type, and referring site, but not the email address. This information is collected for internal review, and not shared with other organizations.

Like many other websites, www.sactree.com deposits certain bits of information called “cookies” in a visitor’s computer. Cookies help tell us how and when pages in a website are visited and by how many people. This technology does not collect personal, identifiable information; the information collected is in an aggregate, non-identifiable form. We may use non-identifying and aggregate information to improve our websites and to share the collection data results with our sponsors. For example, we may tell a sponsor that a certain number of individuals visited a certain area on our website. We do not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

If you have further questions about cookies, the Computer Incident Advisory Capacity Unit that monitors computer problems for the U.S. Department of Energy issued a study on March 12, 1998, of the risks to users of cookies, titled " Information Bulletin 1-034: Internet Cookies ". You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer at any time by using any one of a number of widely available methods. Your choice to refuse the cookie will not inhibit your access to any of the information available on the Sacramento Tree Foundation website. Your acceptance of the cookie will serve to provide you with additional functionality in choosing the information you wish to view on a regular basis.

Requested Data

This section applies to all information submitted to our website.

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is protective of the privacy of our online visitors, and has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

The Sacramento Tree Foundation will not collect any personally identifying information except when specifically and knowingly provided by visitors to our sites. On some pages you may register to receive materials, download files, order products, and make requests. The information you provide about yourself is used solely to complete the transaction noted. We do not share this information.

Passwords

In certain instances, you will have the opportunity to receive or create a password to access or submit personal information. You should not divulge your password to anyone and the Sacramento Tree Foundation will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or email. When you are finished with those applications that are password protected, you should exit the page.

Site Security

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with State guidelines for records management and retention.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Links to Other Websites

The website has links to many other organizations and agencies. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Surveys

The Sacramento Tree Foundation may occasionally run surveys on our sites in which we ask visitors for demographic information (like your gender, age, or income level). If you choose to participate, we may use this information to help to improve your future visiting experience to our sites.

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, contact our office or write us at: Sacramento Tree Foundation 191 Lathrop Way, Suite D, Sacramento CA 95815.