Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

This website is owned and operated by The Sierra Club Foundation (TSCF). Our intention is to inform and educate visitors about our work as a public charity, fiscal sponsor, grantmaker, community resource, and philanthropic partner to individual and institutional donors. TSCF is committed to honoring the privacy of visitors to our website and to protecting online information. This Privacy Policy is part of the terms and conditions that are set forth in the Terms and Conditions of Use of this site.

Information Collection and Use

The Sierra Club Foundation website collects standard tracking information about each visitor to our website in three ways: (1) through your IP address, which does not contain any personal information, (2) through any email correspondence you send to us, and (3) when you submit information using an online form on one of our web pages. Information from your browser, including your IP address, pages you visit, the length of time you spend on our site, and the files you download, is recorded in our website server logs. We use and analyze this data to develop site content and to provide you with a positive experience when you visit our website.

Online giving transactions are processed on a secure server. The Sierra Club Foundation uses industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies in an attempt to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information. We occasionally have third parties perform services on our behalf, such as data processing, marketing, analytics, financial transaction and credit card processing. These third parties may have access to the personal information you provide us through the website only as needed to perform their services for TSCF, and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of the personal information. While we try our best to safeguard your personal information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

The Sierra Club Foundation may share information collected through its website with the Sierra Club, a related but independent nonprofit organization whose charitable programs, as defined by the Internal Revenue Code, are fiscally sponsored by TSCF. The Sierra Club also provides fundraising services to TSCF pursuant to a fundraising cost-sharing agreement. However, except as provided in the previous paragraph regarding online giving transactions, neither The Sierra Club Foundation nor the Sierra Club will sell, rent, loan, or otherwise disclose your personal information outside our organizations, with the exception that TSCF may use or disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary or appropriate.

Choice, Opt-Out and Correction Procedures

If you previously chose to have your information shared, or to receive communications from TSCF, you may opt-out or change your information at any time. See below for information about how you can contact us.

Third Party Sites

Throughout our website, we offer links to third party sites. TSCF is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such sites. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review their privacy policies as well.

Privacy Policy Changes

By using this site, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use our site. The Sierra Club Foundation reserves the right to modify or amend the terms of our Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. If you continue to use our site after we post changes to this Privacy Policy, it will mean you accept those changes.

Contact Information

The Sierra Club Foundation
2101 Webster Street, Suite 1250
Oakland, CA  94612
Ph:   (415) 995-1780
Fax: (510) 208-3140

Last revised: May 2016

The Sierra Club Foundation stewards charitable contributions and assets responsibly. We are proud to have earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator and an A from CharityWatch. Our high ratings from nonprofit watchdog organizations demonstrate our commitment to sound fiscal management, good governance, and commitment to accountability and transparency.