Audubon Canyon Ranch respects the privacy of visitors to its Web site. We strongly believe that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, visitors must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, the organization has implemented the following policy.

About the Information We Collect - All of the data and information we collect through our Web site is used only to help us achieve our mission. It is our policy to collect and store only personal information that our visitors knowingly provide.

*  From Casual Web Site Visitors and General Users. We do not collect any personal information from users browsing our Web site. When you use the public areas of our Web site you are doing so anonymously. We do collect aggregate use information, such as the number of hits (visits) per page. We use aggregate data for internal and marketing purposes, but we don't collect any personally identifying information.

*  From Our Visitors, Donors and Others. If while visiting our Web site you order a product, register for a conference, submit a technical assistance question, or request other information, you will be asked to provide certain information. In all cases this information is submitted voluntarily. In most cases, we ask visitors to provide their name, title, organization name, address, telephone, and e-mail. If you're making a purchase, you may be asked for credit card information in order to complete your purchase. Similar information may be submitted to us on an order form or registration form.

Mailing Lists - Our visitor mailing list is not for sale. When you visit our Web site, your name and mailing information will not be sold to a commercial organization.

Credit Card Account Information - We utilize secure transaction methods when collecting credit card information over the Internet. Audubon Canyon Ranch does not disclose credit card account information provided by our visitors or donors. We submit the information to the appropriate clearinghouse in order to obtain payment.

How We Use Cookies - Cookies are small text files that are sent to your computer when you logon to a Web site that allow us to identify you when you return to the site. Audubon Canyon Ranch uses cookies only to support the operations of our web site.