Privacy Policy - Pacific Forest Trust

Privacy Policy

Pacific Forest Trust values your support and the privacy of the information you share with us. The following describes what information we collect on our website at, how we use it and how we will protect your personal privacy within our website. Pacific Forest Trust reserves the right to change this policy at any time and without notice by posting such changes on our website. Changes will be effective immediately.

What Information We Collect

Pacific Forest Trust collects information that you voluntarily submit. This includes your name, address, phone number, and email address when you contact us by phone, mail, email or fax. This also includes payment and donation information when you make a donation to Pacific Forest Trust by phone, mail or through our secure server. If you request that the donation be internally and externally anonymous, we will only retain the donation amount and payment method and not your name, address, or other identifying information.

Pacific Forest Trust collects potentially personally-identifying information that is collected by Google Analytics. We use the Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting feature to identify trends in the usage of its website which may be published in reports for internal use. At any time, visitors may choose to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking with the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Pacific Forest Trust may also collect aggregate information about what pages and sections are most popular with users. However, this information does not include personally identifiable information. Our website does not knowingly maintain information, or seek to collection information, from individuals under the age of 13.

Internet Protocol Address

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our website, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use to improve the site, and deliver personalized content. We use Google Analytics search and analysis tools. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

How We Use Information We Collect

Pacific Forest Trust uses contact information to help us communicate with you. Information collected may also inform conservation, outreach and other programs. We will also contact you to request your financial support or to ask for your support for specific programs. We will use aggregate information about website usage to shape website content and accessibility.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Pacific Forest Trust shares the information it collects with contractors who help us maintain and improve our website. We may also make personally identifiable information and other information available to contractors, agents, and third parties for the purposes of furthering our programmatic, development and outreach activities.

Email Lists

The website provides forms that you can use to sign up for news or to make a donation. We may use this information to contact you by email. You can unsubscribe from any email list by contacting us or by clicking the unsubscribe links in the emails we send.

Computer Tracking and Use of Cookies

A cookie is information stored on your computer that’s used for record keeping. We use cookies to analyze user activity in order to improve the website.

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 website will not function properly when you view them.


All financial information provided to Pacific Forest Trust is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. We use Stripe to collect donations through the website. Stripe is a streamlined payment processing service. No sensitive data hits our server. Stripe is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1, the most stringent level of certification.

Contact Information

If you have questions, concerns or special requests, or wish to change or delete your personal information, please contact us.

We appreciate your support and commitment to conserving America’s forests!

Updated November 15, 2015