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.
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
By providing miclimateaction.org/Michigan Climate Action Network, your telephone number and selecting "send me text messages," you give consent for us to contact you by telephone or text message with action alerts, action requests, surveys, or other business-related to Michigan Climate Action Network or its mission. You may opt out of text messages by replying STOP to any of our text messages. You may opt out of phone calls by asking to be removed from calling lists by stating this to any caller, or by leaving a voicemail with instructions to opt-out at 517-201-2568.
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
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.
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
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 [email protected].
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 [email protected].
Links to Other Web Sites
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.
Michigan Climate Action Network
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Traverse City, MI 49684
Revised August 20, 2019