Welcome to miclimateaction.org, the website and online service of Michigan Climate Action Network, a group of organizations working to build climate action in Michigan. Michigan Climate Action Network knows that you care how information about you is used and shared. This Privacy Policy explains what information of yours will be collected by Michigan Climate Action Network when you use our online services, how the information will be used, and how you can control the collection, correction and/or deletion of information. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources.

Information We Collect

User-Provided Information: You provide us information about yourself, such as your name and e-mail address, if you register for miclimateaction.org (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to miclimateaction.org, etc., on a third party website or network). If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address, and our responses. We may also retain any messages you send through miclimateaction.org. You may provide us information in User content you post to miclimateaction.org.

Third Party Services

Michigan Climate Action Network uses the NationBuilder platform to organize our community of members, supporters, and prospects. You can read more about that company and its features and policies at NationBuilder.com. When you visit miclimateaction.org, NationBuilder may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets NationBuilder help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through miclimateaction.org. A cookie does not collect personal information about you. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of miclimateaction.org may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. You can read more about how the NationBuilder service interacts with and protects your information at nationbuilder.com/privacy and nationbuilder.com/confidentiality.

Michigan Climate Action Network uses Google Analytics to help understand the use of miclimateaction.org. This service collects the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address, and their use of it is governed by their Privacy Policy.

Michigan Climate Action Network uses PayPal to collect donation and payment information from miclimateaction.org. This service collects the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address, and their use of it is governed by their Privacy Policy. Michigan Climate Action Network does not collect or maintain records of credit card numbers, expiration dates, or verification numbers.

Michigan Climate Action Network uses the shopping cart service Ecwid to collect and process store and payment information from miclimateaction.org. This service collects the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address, and their use of it is governed by their Privacy Policy. Michigan Climate Action Network does not collect or maintain records of credit card numbers, expiration dates, or verification numbers.

How We Use Your Information

We use the personal information you submit to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of miclimateaction.org.

By providing miclimateaction.org/Michigan Climate Action Network, your email address (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to miclimateaction.org, etc., on a third party website or network), you consent to our using the email address to send you miclimateaction.org-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You also agree that we may send you notifications of activity on miclimateaction.org to the email address you give us, in accordance with any applicable privacy settings. We may use your email address to send you other messages, such as newsletters, changes to features of miclimateaction.org, or other information. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt-out at http://www.miclimateaction.org/unsubscribe

Following termination or deactivation of your Michigan Climate Action Network account, Michigan Climate Action Network may retain your profile information and user content for a reasonable time for archival purposes. Furthermore, Michigan Climate Action Network may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including user content) contained in your communications to other users or posted to public or semi-public areas of miclimateaction.org after termination or deactivation of your account.

Michigan Climate Action Network reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the user content you post on miclimateaction.org. We reserve the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party. Michigan Climate Action Network also reserves the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.

How We Share Your Information

Personally Identifiable Information: Michigan Climate Action Network will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others. Michigan Climate Action Network may share your personally identifiable information with third parties for the purpose of providing miclimateaction.org services to you, and with other partner organizations. If we do this, such third parties’ use of your information will be bound by this Privacy Policy. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of Michigan Climate Action Network (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).

Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to miclimateaction.org, such as user content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy or website customization settings. If you remove information that you posted to miclimateaction.org, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or if other users have copied or saved that information.

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, Michigan Climate Action Network will not disclose personal information to any third party unless required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; (b) to enforce this policy, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of miclimateaction.org, our users or others.

How We Protect Your Information

Michigan Climate Action Network cares about the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Michigan Climate Action Network or guarantee that your information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third-party providers, such as social networks. Michigan Climate Action Network is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from Michigan Climate Action Network, at all times.

Compromise of Personal Information

In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Michigan Climate Action Network will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Your Choices About Your Information

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through miclimateaction.org, in which case Michigan Climate Action Network may not be able to provide certain services to you. You can review and correct the information about you that Michigan Climate Action Network keeps on file by contacting us directly at cleanwater@miclimateaction.org.

Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, OUR ORGANIZATION does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for miclimateaction.org accounts. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on miclimateaction.org. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at cleanwater@miclimateaction.org.

Links to Other Web Sites

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from miclimateaction.org, nor the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from miclimateaction.org to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including those that have a link on our website, is subject to that website's rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Notification Procedures

It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on miclimateaction.org, as determined by Michigan Climate Action Network in its sole discretion. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this Privacy Policy.

Facebook Commenting Policy

The purpose of our Facebook page is to share climate news, events, and information. The comments threads are to allow notification and correction of errors in the posts and for questions and civil discussion about the posts. We will not tolerate comments asserting climate myths or the sharing of misinformation - our goal is to advance solutions to climate change, and so debating the well-documented science and widely debunked climate myths is a distraction from that work. Comments that are not kept on-topic may be deleted at the discretion of the page moderator. We have a zero tolerance approach to trolling, name calling, personal attacks, profanity, inflammatory tone and other uncivil behavior. We do not allow spamming or the soliciting of business on this page. Comments that violate this policy may be deleted and your commenting privileges may be blocked at the sole discretion of the page moderator.

As a general rule of thumb, be courteous and respectful toward other users. If we all followed these guidelines in any discussion, perhaps the world would be a calmer and more constructive place.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on miclimateaction.org to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at admin@miclimateaction.org, or send mail to:

Michigan Climate Action Network
c/o Michigan Environmental Council
602 W. Iona Street
Lansing, MI 48933

Revised March 24, 2017

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