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By visiting Friends of Trees' web site, you are accepting the policies described in this privacy policy. Friends of Trees may revise this privacy policy from time to time. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically. Your continued use of this web site after changes have been posted will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

Information we collect

Friends of Trees may ask for and collect from you personally identifiable information at various points throughout the site. Depending on the information and/or services you request, you may be asked to provide your name, email address, address, phone number, payment details, and similar information. Once you provide your personal information, you are not anonymous to Friends of Trees.


Commitment to Security

 Friends of Trees attempts to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your personal information. All personal information is accessible only by staff and trusted volunteers designated to handle complaints, requests, or other tasks specifically related to that information. If you choose to provide your credit card information to Friends of Trees, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was provided. All sensitive customer information collected by the site is protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL encryption) to prevent unauthorized data interception. Furthermore no sensitive credit card information is stored on the local servers.

How Friends of Trees uses your information

Friends of Trees may use your information in the following ways: to process and respond to inquiries and for the purposes for which you provided the information, such as to process donations, register or renew your membership, purchase a gift tree, or receive information you request; to update you on new projects, special events and services; or to conduct surveys to measure your satisfaction with our service. Friends of Trees processes your information on servers located in the United States.

Who Friends of Trees shares the information with

Friends of Trees will not share your name, postal address or email address with organizations that offer products or services related to our work. Friends of Trees may share your information with third parties in the following situations (i) to complete your request, e.g. providing information about a project or service; (ii) to outsource one or more of the functions described above; or (iii) to share your information with the authorities in response to a legal order or official request.

Where and when Friends of Trees collects information on the web site

In addition to the information you knowingly provide, Friends of Trees also collects the domain names and IP addresses used by people that visit us, as well as site usage statistics such as web browser types and page requests. This data is not usually personally identifiable and is used to more efficiently operate Friends of Trees' business, prepare for network load demands, promote our organization, and administer the web site.

Friends of Trees uses Google Analytics data and the DoubleClick cookie to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to our website. Site visitors may opt out of the DoubleClick cookie by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page, or they may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page.

How we collect information

In addition to the information gathered as described above, a technology called "cookies" can be used to provide you with tailored information from a web site. A cookie is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then – depending on your web browser’s settings – store it on your system. Friends of Trees uses cookies to better serve you when you return to the web site. Depending on the type of browser you use, you can probably set it to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to accept or reject it. However, please note that disabling cookies may prevent you from taking advantage of certain features on the web site.


This web site is not directed toward children under 13 years of age nor does Friends of Trees knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to Friends of Trees.


Friends of Trees may use your personal information to send you surveys or email messages about Friends of Trees projects, events and services. You may opt out of receiving email and information from Friends of Trees, de-activate your membership, or update your information by emailing us at


The web site contains links to third-party web sites. Friends of Trees is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.


This privacy policy applies to the web site and is inapplicable to information that you may send to Friends of Trees by email or other means of communication. We may retain your emails or other communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and improve our services.


If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions regarding this privacy policy, please email us at or call 503-467-2510.

Updated March 2, 2013