Our Commitment to Your Privacy
American Forests takes your privacy concerns very seriously, and has created this comprehensive policy to demonstrate our strong commitment to honoring your privacy preferences and protecting any personal information you may share with us.
This policy is intended to be used by TreeEquityScore.org website visitors to understand what information is collected and how it is used to determine consumer choice and informed consent. Using recognized best practices for information collection and sharing, we protect your personal information and secure your data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment.
The Information We Collect
American Forests collects and uses personal information voluntarily provided to us through our website, in the mail, by phone or email, and via event registrations, advocacy efforts, reply forms, and other channels.
The Way We Use Personal Information
American Forests will not sell or rent to third parties any individually identifying information, such as names, email addresses, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, or any other personal information which you voluntarily provide to us, except in the following situations:
- To provide the services you have requested
- To the extent necessary to comply with applicable laws or valid legal processes;
- To protect American Forests intellectual property and other legal rights;
- We occasionally have third parties perform services on our behalf, such as data processing, marketing, analytics, advocacy and outreach, hosting, billing, social media integration, fraud protection, etc. These third parties have access to your personal information only as needed to perform their services for American Forests and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of the personal information.
Managing Your Information
You can gain access to, update, correct, or have deleted any voluntarily provided information at any time. In addition, each specific electronic communication sent from American Forests always includes a link to unsubscribe. To have your personal information reviewed and edited, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org , or at our mailing address listed below.
Our Commitment to Data Security
We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the personal data that we collect and process about you. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your personal data. In particular, any personal data provided to American Forests is handled with due care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this Policy.
Children Under Age 18
American Forests does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 18. For their protection, American Forests asks that those under 18 years of age do not submit information to us without the consent of a parent or guardian.
Images, text, software, documentation, electronic text and image files, audio and video clips, and other materials on American Forests’ website(s), including TreeEquityScore.org, or in emails, newsletters, or in print are the property of American Forests except where otherwise indicated and are fully protected by copyright laws and other restrictions. Furthermore, copyrights and other proprietary rights in the materials on this site may belong to individuals and entities other than American Forests.
American Forests expressly prohibits the copying of any protected or copyrighted materials on American Forests’ website(s), except for the purposes of fair use as defined by copyright law and as described below. This prohibition includes the downloading of site content for commercial use or for use on personal websites.
Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for noncommercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting. Users who wish to download or print text and image files from the American Forests website for such uses must request American Forests’ express permission by contacting Jill Schwartz, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, at 202-370-4509 or by email. Users must cite the author and source for this material as they would material from any printed work and the citation should include the URL
Linking to other websites
We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.
Updates to this Policy
We may update this Policy from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. When we update our Policy, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. We will obtain your consent to any material Policy changes if and where this is required by applicable data protection laws.
You can see when this Policy was last updated by checking the “last updated” date displayed at the top of this Policy.
How to contact us
If you have any questions or concerns concerning this Policy or the way we process your personal data, or if you wish to exercise your data privacy rights as described above, please send inquiries to:
Toll-Free Number: 1.800.368.5748
Mail: American Forests, 1220 L St, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20005-4079