Privacy Statement

Our Commitment to Privacy

We respect the privacy of your information and we provide this explanation about our online information practices as a show of our commitment to protect your privacy. We do not sell or rent personally-identifying information collected during your use of our Website without your permission.

The Information We Collect

At the time you register on our site, we may collect and store your name, address, and/or any other personally-identifying information you may provide or communicate. We need this information to provide goods and services that you may request and to let you know of additional goods and services about which you might be interested. We also may use this information to customize your experience using our Website and to provide you with information concerning our website and our programs.

We may also ask you for personally-identifying information at other times, such as if you enter into a promotion, post a classified ad, communicate with us, or complete a survey. If you opt-in to receive information regarding a promotion, you give us your permission to share your name and e-mail address with the third party offering the promotion.

In addition, we may gather general statistical information about our Website and visitors, such as IP addresses, browsers, pages viewed, number of visitors, goods and services purchased, etc., but in doing so we do not reference you by individual name, e-mail address, home address, or telephone number. We may use this data in the aggregate to determine how much our customers use parts of our site so we can improve our site. We may provide this statistical information to third parties, but when we do so we do not provide personally-identifying information without your permission. We may match user information we collect with offline data available from other sources in order to carry out our services and conduct target advertising and promotions more effectively.

As part of our service, we may use cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. Some features of our site may be available only through the use of a cookie. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Generally, cookies are used to remind a website of who you are and enable the website to access your account information so you do not have to re-enter it; gather statistical information about usage by registered or unregistered users, research visiting patterns, and help target advertisements based on user interests; assist our retail partners track visits and process orders; and track progress and participation in promotions. Any retail partners or advertisers that may appear at our site may use their own cookies. Preference and options configurations in your browser determine if and how a cookie will be accepted. You can change those configurations on your computer if you desire. By changing your preferences, you can accept all cookies, you can be notified when a cookie is set, or you can reject all cookies. If you do so and cookies are disabled, you may be required to re-enter your information more often and certain features of our site may be unavailable. If you obtain goods or services provided by one of our retail partners or service providers, we may exchange with the vendor personally-identified information about you for purposes of your transaction.

The Way We Use Information

We may use your personally-identifying information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyze site usage, to improve our content and product offerings and to customize our site's content, layout, and services.

We may use your information to deliver information to you that, in some cases, is targeted to your interests, such as targeted banners, new services and promotions. We may ask you to provide us voluntarily with additional information regarding your personal or business interests, experience or requests, which we may use to customize our service for you. We may use your e-mail address, your mailing address, and phone number to contact you regarding administrative notices, new product offerings and communications relevant to your use of the site. If you place a request for products or services that we may offer, we may use information to ship your order; if the products or services are from a retail partner, we may provide your relevant information to that retailer for purposes of the transaction. If you establish a credit account with us or our providers, we may collect additional information, including billing information, credit card number and expiration date, and tracking information from checks or money orders. We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to manage our Website and to enhance our site based on the usage pattern data we receive.

We may also use or disclose information to resolve disputes, investigate problems, or enforce our User Agreement. At times, we may review status or activity of multiple users to do so. We may disclose or access information whenever we believe in good faith that the law so requires or if we otherwise consider it necessary to do so to maintain service and improve our products and services.

How You Can Update, Correct or Delete Your Information

If you do not wish the information you provide to be used, you should unsubscribe through the website. In addition, you should separately notify us in writing, addressing such requests to the website contact (such as at, and include a specific request with the word "unsubscribe". Upon receipt of your request, we will make reasonable efforts to remove information associated with you from any mailing lists. Your account can be deleted or deactivated, but doing so will result in your not being able to access member services and you may no longer receive mailings from us.

If you wish to update any information you may provide, you should make such changes through the website. In addition, you should separately notify us in writing, specifically requesting any changes through the website contact (such as at, and include a specific request with the word "update". Upon receipt of your request, we will make reasonable efforts to update any information we may have that is associated with you.

Communications regarding this website should be addressed first to Alternatively, you may contact the Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research, 4616 25th Ave NE, Seattle, Washington 98105.


We employ reasonable and current security methods to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information.

Upon your registration you may access restricted areas of the website that are password-protected. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Do not divulge your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. Remember to sign out of your account and close your browser window when you have finished your session. This is to help ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place where others may have access to it.

Whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online— for example on message boards, through e-mail or in chat areas—that information can be collected and used by others. No data transmission over the Intern

et or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be perfectly secured. As a result, while we try to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Children Under 13

We have no way of distinguishing the age of individuals who access our Website, and so we carry out the same Privacy Policy for individuals of all ages. If a child has provided us with personally-identifying information without parental or guardian consent, the parent or guardian should contact us to remove the information and opt out of promotional opportunities.

Third Party Practices 

The Privacy Policy of any advertiser or promotional service that may appear at our site may differ from ours. We encourage you to read any third party policy before responding to any such offer.

Changes to Our Policy 

Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be communicated through our Website in advance of its effective date. Information collected before changes are made will be secured according to the previous Privacy Policy.

Your Consent

By using our Website, you consent to the collection and use of this information in the manner we describe.

Copyright 2012 Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research (FGER), unless otherwise noted.