WELC Privacy Policy

Last updated: 8/27/20

The Western Environmental Law Center (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates www.westernlaw.org (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. WELC does not sell, rent, or trade the addresses or Personal Information of our donors and website users—ever.

Information Collection And Use

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name (“Personal Information”). We will never sell, rent, or trade your Personal Information.

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”).

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.


The only time we will use your Personal Information from the Site to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials is when you actively choose to receive these materials. You may unsubscribe from emails (use unsubscribe link in email) or mailed materials (email us at ) at any time, and re-subscribe at any time.


Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information on how users access and use our Site. We use cookies from third-party websites such as Google and Facebook to improve the user experience on the Site and social media platforms. These cookies allow us to display our promotional material to you on other sites you visit across the internet. We may share anonymous information about your behavior on the Site with sites like Google and Facebook in order to show you targeted content and advertisements. We also use cookies to facilitate the use of pop-up windows within our website, to limit the frequency with which they appear. You may opt out of Google Analytics by installing this add-on to your internet browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Alternatively, you can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. We maintain a security certificate and all donations are processed securely through Blackbaud and PayPal. We allow strictly limited staff access to your email and donor information. We house your information on Blackbaud eTapestry and Constant Contact, which are both encrypted.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 5/89/23, and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

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If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at .

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