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Privacy Policy

Friends State Parks (hereafter referred to as “FSP”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This page is dedicated to answering basic questions about what personal information we gather about users of this website and how we use that information. If you have any further questions, please e-mail them to membership@ncfsp.org.

What information do we collect on-line?

FSP collects e-mail addresses and other personally identifiable information about visitors who voluntarily submit information. For example, the website uses forms for visitors to become members of the FSP or renew their memberships. Some of the advocacy functions of FSP require it to collect personal information.  FSP uses this site to make these functions more effective and to provide participants with additional information significant to North Carolina State Parks. All information is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data. We collect some or all of the following personal information: (a) name, (b) address, (c) FSP membership level, (d) amount of donation, (e) membership status, (f) waiver of membership benefits for tax purposes, (g) phone number, (h) e-mail address, (i) election to receive news and other notices by e-mail.  Although FSP receives IP addresses of visitors to this website through monitoring systems, it does not compile and retain records of the IP addresses of visitors to this website. Instead, FSP collects information about traffic to its web-site, including such information as the number of visitors and the popularity of particular pages of the web-site.

With whom does Friends State Parks share the information that it gathers on-line?

The FSP shares the personal information that it gathers on-line with the following kinds of persons and organizations: (a) environmental groups and (b) other non-profits whose missions and constituencies are similar to those of FSP. The organizations that receive personal information from FSP may use the information for their direct marketing and fund-raising campaigns. Although FSP does not sell personal information to credit card companies, it does provide personal information to credit companies in order to collect donations by persons who use credit cards to make donations.

How can people who provide personal information to FSP direct FSP not to share information with outside persons and organizations?

Persons who have provided personal information to FSP may direct FSP to withhold their personal information from outside organizations and persons through opt-out. Persons who use credit cards to donate to FSP or use credit cards to pay their membership dues should note that FSP must provide personal information to banks and credit card companies in order to collect the donations or dues. Therefore, persons who use credit cards to donate to FSP or use credit cards to pay their membership dues can “opt-out” of all disclosures of their personal information except those that FSP must make in order to collect donations and dues from banks and credit card companies.

How does Friends State Parks notify users of the web-sites when it updates its privacy policy?

Friends State Parks notifies users of updates to its privacy policy by stating the date of the most recent update at the bottom of this page.

When did Friends of North Carolina State Parks’ privacy policy go into effect?

Friends of State Parks’ privacy policy went into effect before October 1, 2014.

Friends of State Parks, Inc.

PO Box 37655

Raleigh, NC  27627

Friends of State Parks, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 58-1634155) under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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