Friends of the Columbia Gorge Privacy Policy

Friends of the Columbia Gorge cares about your privacy and makes safeguarding it a priority. We created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices.

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy, which applies only within this website. By accepting policy in registration, you expressly consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described.

Friends of the Columbia Gorge reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our site.

This Privacy Policy notifies you of:
  1. What personally identifiable information of yours is collected;
  2. Who collects such information;
  3. How such information is used;
  4. With whom your information may be shared;
  5. What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information;
  6. What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control; and
  7. How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.

What Information We Collect and How We Use It

Our registration forms require users to give us contact information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers. We also track user demographic information reported via Google Analytics. You have the ability to opt out of this reporting on our and other websites through use of the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On. Learn more about the add-on.

Internet Protocol Address

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our website. 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 in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of "Cookies"

Cookies may be used to enhance your experience while using our website. Cookies perform certain functions such as saving your passwords and your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. If you opt to refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our website will not function properly when you view them.


All information provided to Friends of the Columbia Gorge is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our website. While we strive to protect your information, transmitting to us is done so at your own risk.

We may share information with governmental agencies or companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation into unauthorized transactions. We do not provide this information to these companies for marketing purposes.

Third Party Websites

Our website contains links to third-party websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which Friends of the Columbia Gorge has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, you can contact:

Friends of the Columbia Gorge
333 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 300
Portland, OR 97204