Baykeeper's Donor Privacy Policy

Baykeeper is committed to protecting your privacy. Baykeeper does not sell or share our donors’ personal information with anyone else, and we do not we send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

We maintain the privacy of your information using security technologies and adhere to practices that prevent unauthorized use of your personal information. All Baykeeper employees and volunteers sign confidentiality agreements committing them to keep Baykeeper information confidential.

Financial transactions

To process financial transactions, including but not limited to, donations, ticket sales, or merchandise purchases, Baykeeper collects information that may include name, email address, mailing address, billing address, phone, and credit card information. This data is used to verify identity and execute the financial transaction. Additionally, phone number and email address information may be used to contact you if there is a problem with the transaction.

Baykeeper uses PayPal e-commerce integration for the express purpose of conducting secure financial transactions. Personal information collected to conduct financial transactions is kept private and secure and is not sold, rented, or traded to third parties. Credit card numbers are used only by PayPal at the time of the transaction. For transactions that recur, credit card information is stored only by PayPal in an encrypted format.

Our website uses SSL security technology that encrypts links between our web server and the browsers of all visitors to our website, ensuring that all financial transaction data passed to our web server is secure.

Confidentiality of your email address

If you choose to subscribe to our email announcements through the sign-up forms on our site, Baykeeper requests contact information such as name and email address. We also request your email address when you make a donation or register for an event. We are committed to keeping your email address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our email lists to third parties. We will not provide your email address or personal information to any third party individual, government agency, or company without your consent or where required by law. If you choose to complete a Baykeeper Action Alert, your email address may be included, along with your name and contact information, on a petition, letter, or comments sent to a government agency or other decision-maker. Otherwise, we will use your email address solely to communicate Baykeeper information to you.  

Online security & privacy

Our website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We use SSL security technology that encrypts links between our web server and the browsers of all visitors to our website, ensuring that all data passed to our  web server from users’ browsers remains private.

Baykeeper’s website uses cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that are stored on your computer and are used for record keeping purposes. We use cookies to make visiting and using our website easier. Cookies can help us see which parts of our website are the most or least popular and provide us direction to improve our users’ online experience. You can disable cookies in your browser privacy settings if you prefer not to make this information available to the websites you visit. 

The Baykeeper website provides links to other websites. While we try to choose our links carefully, we cannot take any responsibility for the content or security of linked websites, or for the privacy policies of websites we link to. Since we do not control these websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these websites prior to any use.

We will discontinue contact at your request

If, for any reason, you would like to be removed from our contact lists, you can request that we no longer contact you by submitting this contact update form on the Baykeeper website or by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in bulk emails from Baykeeper. You can also email us at info@baykeeper.org, phone 510-735-9700, or send mail to: San Francisco Baykeeper, 1736 Franklin St., Suite 800, Oakland, CA 94612.