What information may be collected
We collect two kinds of information: personal information that you choose to supply us, and non-personal information, such as your IP address.
Personally Identifiable Information
Newsletters, Online Postcards, Donations and Other Rhino Ark Information
If you subscribe to a Rhino Ark e-newsletter, request additional information about Rhino Ark, submit a donation online, or participate in any of the other services on the Rhino Ark web site that require personal information, we may request your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, birth year, and eligibility to vote, in order to respond to your inquiries. If you send a friend an online postcard, we may request your name and email address as well as the name and email address of the friend to whom you wish to send the postcard. Rhino Ark may collect and store the information you choose to provide us to send you information about Rhino Ark and Rhino Ark partners and third parties from time to time. If you make a donation to Rhino Ark and elect to pay online, Rhino Ark will collect the necessary financial information. Rhino Ark collects and stores some information the user chooses to provide, including name, address and email address, to send users information about Rhino Ark and Rhino Ark partners and third parties from time to time. Rhino Ark will not disclose financial information except as necessary to fulfill users’ donation requests. Rhino Ark collects such financial information in a secure manner and discards such financial information after processing.
Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions
From time to time, we may request information from you via online polls, surveys, sweepstakes or contests. Participation in these survey, sweepstakes or contests is completely voluntary; you have a choice whether or not to disclose information required to enter. Information requested may include personal contact information such as your name, shipping and email addresses. Contact information will be used to notify winners, award prizes and contact users with further information about Rhino Ark products and services, as well as the products and services of Rhino Ark partners and third parties. Survey information will be used for the purposes of monitoring or improving use and satisfaction of the Rhino Ark web site.
Rhino Ark’s Action Network
Rhino Ark’s Action Network collects and uses personally identifiable information in connection with grassroots outreach and advocacy efforts. In order to use the Rhino Ark Action Network tools to send emails, faxes, or letters to decision makers, we require a user to provide a name, mailing address, and email address. Participation in Rhino Ark’s Action Network is entirely voluntary. Information collected is used for the promotion of Rhino Ark and the Action Network legislative goals, grassroots outreach and policy advocacy.
Non-personally identifiable information
Rhino Ark provides site visitors with a secure server environment when making online donations. Rhino Ark uses industry standard encryption method –Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) — for secure transfer of sensitive personal and financial data between your web browser and our web servers, which are stored off-site in a physically secure, locked hosting facility with limited access.
This site uses a web analytics service that may record mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity as well as text you type in this website. This site does not use the service to collect any personally identifiable information entered in this website, and it does not track your browsing habits across web sites which do not use the same services. We are using the information collected to improve the Rhino Ark web site and enhancing the visitor experience.
How information may be used
We may share personally and non-personally identifiable information with third parties that help manage our web site and databases and with our partners, affiliates, or other third parties.
We will not, however, share personally identifiable information obtained from activists when they subscribe to Rhino Ark’s Action Network or to send a message to a decision maker using Rhino Ark’s Action Network, with the following two exceptions:
- When you take action, you will be identified on the action itself as the sender – for example, in the fax or email sent to the decision-maker;
- We may share personally identifiable information with third parties that help manage our web site and databases, who are subject to a confidentiality agreement.
User control over collection and use of information
Rhino Ark provides you with the following choices regarding the use of your information: You may set your browser to:
- Inform you when cookies are being set before a cookie is stored;
- Not accept cookies at all; and
- Erase all cookies from your hard drive. However, if you choose to reject or erase cookies, your ability to navigate our site may be limited.
You may choose not to provide Rhino Ark with any contact information. However, if you do so, we will be unable to respond to your request for Rhino Ark information, enter you in any sweepstakes or contests, facilitate your action via Rhino Ark’s Action Network, or send online postcards. Additionally, your ability to navigate our site may be limited.