Respecting Your Privacy

Tree Trust values your support and the trust you place in us. We have created this Donor Privacy Policy to address any concerns you may have about the way we use your personal information.

If you have questions about this Policy or our use of your personal information, please contact us by email at  [email protected] or write us at the address listed at the bottom of this policy.

This Privacy Statement May Change

This Privacy Statement describes Tree Trust’s current policies and practices with regard to the personal information we collect from our donors, volunteers, and supporters. As our organization grows or laws change, we may need to update or revise this Privacy Statement. Accordingly, we reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Statement at any time, without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this Privacy Statement on this website. If we modify our Privacy Statement, the modifications will apply only to the personal information we collect after we have posted the revised Privacy Statement on this website.

For your convenience, whenever this Privacy Statement is changed, we will alert you by posting a notice on our home page for 60 days. If more than 60 days goes by between your visits to this website, be sure you review this Privacy Statement to see if it has been revised since your last visit.

What is Personal Information?

“Personal information” is information about an identified or identifiable individual. Your personal information may include your name, address, e-mail address and/or phone number.

What Personal Information Does Tree Trust Collect?

Tree Trust collects the personal information you knowingly and voluntarily provide to us when you use our website, for example, the personal information you provide when you donate, register for an event, volunteer your time, subscribe to our newsletter, or add your name to our mailing list.

How Does Tree Trust Use Your Personal Information?

Tree Trust uses your personal information for the purposes for which it was provided. For example, if you subscribe to a newsletter, we use your contact information to mail or email the newsletter(s) to you. If you volunteer to help us, we use information about your interests and skills to help you find the right volunteer opportunity. We also use your personal information to compile statistics about our donors, volunteers, and other supporters. These statistics do not identify you personally.

We add the names and contact information we receive to our general mailing list. For example, if you provide us with your name and address, you may receive periodic mailings from us with news and information about Tree Trust programs and events or containing requests for your support. If you do not wish to receive these mailings from us, please contact us by email at [email protected] or write us at the address listed at the bottom of this policy.

Does Tree Trust Share Personal Information With Others?

Tree Trust shares the personal information it collects with third party vendors who act for or on behalf of Tree Trust. For example, when you make an online donation to Tree Trust, a third party processes your donation on our behalf. These third-party vendors may need information about you in order to perform their functions. These companies are not authorized to use your personal information for any other purpose.

There may be some other, limited circumstances in which we may share or transfer information in our databases to an unrelated third party, for example, to comply with a legal requirement or court order; to investigate a possible crime, such as credit card fraud; to protect the security of our website and the integrity of our databases; if we reorganize or merge with another organization, or in some similar event.

Tree Trust does not rent, sell, or share its mailing lists with other organizations.

Access to Your Personal Information

If your personal information changes or if you would like to review the personal information we may have on file, please contact us by email at [email protected] or write us at the address below.

We will correct or delete the personal information we have on file at your request. Please give us your full name and contact information so that we can locate information about you in our files. It is also helpful if you let us know what led you to submit personal information to us so that we can efficiently locate your personal information in our files.

Technical Information Collected through TreeTrust.org

Treetrust.org is hosted by a third-party hosting service, Rackspace, and collects an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. Tree Trust uses IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, and deliver customized content. IP addresses are not linked to any of the user’s personal information.

Use of “Cookies”

Treetrust.org may use cookies to enhance a user’s experience. Cookies are pieces of information that some Websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that Website. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords (not recommended), your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web site, and to make sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

Security

When you supply credit card information through our website, the transmission is protected by requirements as established by the Payment Card Industry (PCI). You must understand, however, that the Internet is inherently insecure, and no website operator can guarantee that a website is completely secure. Tree Trust does not warrant that this website is secure or “hackerproof”; you use this website solely at your own risk.

Links to Other Websites

This Privacy Statement applies only to this website owned and operated by Tree Trust. Our website may contain links to websites that are not operated by Tree Trust. These links are provided as a service and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party websites nor any association with their operators. Tree Trust does not control these websites and is not responsible for their data practices. We urge you to review the Privacy Statement posted on any website you visit before using the website or providing any personal information about yourself.

Opt Out

Tree Trust’s site gives you the option of not receiving additional information from us. If you do not want to receive additional information, please contact us by email at [email protected] or write us at the address listed at the bottom of this policy.

This site has links to other Websites whose privacy policies may differ from ours. Tree Trust is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other Websites. For more information on this matter, inquire about our Discontinue Contact policy.

Questions and Concerns

Your privacy is very important to us. We rely on the generosity and trust of our supporters and want to make sure that your experience with Tree Trust is as positive as possible. We do want to keep you updated on the programs and services that Tree Trust offers, however not at the expense of any personal information concerns. If you have any concerns about the way Tree Trust processes your personal information, please contact us by email at [email protected] or write us at:

Tree Trust
ATTN: Development Manager
1419 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108


Revised March 2021