Donor and Subscriber Privacy Policy

Center Action Fund, is a 501(c)(4) organization devoted to electing county, state and federal lawmakers with unshakable environmental values and to promoting progressive policies and laws protecting endangered species, expanding and restoring public lands and ensuring all people have clean, safe communities and workplaces free from harmful pollution.

Financial contributions to the Center Action Fund are used to mobilize citizens and lobby Congress on behalf of our environment and are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution or as a business expense.

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that we manage our communications and fundraising in compliance with nationally-established guidelines. Therefore, the Center Action Fund adheres to the following:

1. We will respect the privacy of all donors and subscribers by offering a means by which their names may be opted-out upon their request, and we will honor their requests. We will provide notice of this option in electronic and mail communication to donors and subscribers. Also, we will endeavor to provide additional regular notices of this option through other means including our Web site (See the Center Action Fund’s Website Privacy Policy for more details). Requests for opt-out can be readily made by calling (202) 731-4323, by email at, or by postal mail at: “Center Action Fund”, 1411 K St. NW, Suite 1300, Washington, D.C. 20005.

2. Some donors may be publically recognized on the Center Action Fund website or in printed materials. Testimonials will be published only with the consent of the donor. Donors may also notify us if they prefer that all or some of their contributions be made anonymously and not publicly recognized.

3. We will comply with the laws and regulations of the Internal Revenue Service, all states in which we solicit funding, and the U.S. Postal Service. To review or correct your personal contact information, make changes to your recorded preferences, or have questions regarding this policy please contact the Center Action Fund by phone at (202) 731-4323, by email at, or by postal mail at: “Center Action Fund”, 1411 K St. NW, Suite 1300, Washington, D.C. 20005.

Website Privacy Policy

The Center Action Fund is committed to protecting your privacy online. This Privacy Policy explains how we treat your personal information when you visit this website (the “Site”).. You are advised to consult the “Privacy” link on the Site each time you visit the Site.

By using, browsing, or accessing the Center Action Fund’s website or subsites, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy, as in effect at the time of your access.

What personal information we collect

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a)   information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, approximate geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths);

(b)   information that you provide to us when registering with our website (including your email address);

(c)   information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email, phone or text notifications and/or newsletters (including your name, email address, mailing address and phone number);

(d)   information that you provide to us when using the services on our website, or that is generated in the course of the use of those services (including the timing, frequency and pattern of service use);

(e)   information submitted by you when taking an action to submit public comments or a letter to an elected official such as a petition;

(f)   information submitted by you to register for an event;

(g)    information tied to gift transaction when making a donation, or enrolling in a recurring monthly donation plan. (For more details about the Center Action Fund’s adherence to nationally established guidelines for fundraising see our Donor and Subscriber Privacy Policy);

(h)   information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us or send through our website (including the communication content associated with the communication); and

(i)   any other personal information that you choose to send to us.

Website visitors who donate and provide a valid mailing address through their financial transaction may receive mail from the Center Action Fund. Opting out of mail can be accomplished at any time by contacting

Visitors to our website who provide us with their name and e-mail address may be added to our e-mail list, from which they can be removed at any time by following the instructions that are found in our electronic communications by following the Opt out of mail list hyperlink. The Center Action Fund’s online donation pages are secured by leading global Certification Authorities. Their SSL and code-signing digital certificates are used globally to secure servers, provide data encryption, authenticate users, protect privacy and ensure online identities through stringent authentication and verification processes.

The Center Action Fund website uses cookies to remember certain information about users. Cookies are electronic identifiers that our server sends to your web browser. Your web browser stores these identifiers and sends them back to our server when your browser requests a page from the server. The cookies stored in your browser help us provide a better experience on the Center Action Fund website by showing us how users are interacting with our site and to remove the need to login to do multiple actions on the website.

You may at any time disable or refuse to accept cookies by changing the preferences or settings on your web browser. If you choose to disable cookies, you will still be able to use our website. However, you may not be able to use all features on our website if you disable or refuse to accept cookies.

How we use your personal information

Personal information we collect will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of our website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a)   administer our website and business;

(b)   personalize our website for you;

(c)   enable your use of the services available on our website;

(d)   record a charitable donation;

(d)   send you email notifications related to actions you have taken on the website and send you email correspondence about the Center Action Fund’s work to elect county, state and federal lawmakers with unshakable environmental values and to promote progressive policies and laws that protect endangered species, expand and restore public lands and ensure all people have clean, safe communities and workplaces free from harmful pollution.

(e)   keep our website secure and prevent fraud; and

(f)    verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website.

We maintain one or more databases to store your personal data and may keep such information indefinitely. For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), users in the European Union and European Economic Area and Switzerland also have the right to:

  • Restrict or erase: You can ask us to limit our use of your information or ask us to delete your personal information from our records if there is no compelling reason for us to hold on to it.
  • Object: You can object, on legitimate grounds, to the processing of your personal information, including direct marketing and profiling.
  • Access or take your data: You can ask us to confirm whether we are processing your personal information. You can also make a reasonable request for a copy of that information or to have it transferred to another data controller (to the extent possible).
  • Complain: You can complain to your country’s data protection authority.

Please note that where we rely on your consent to use your personal information, all users worldwide have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This includes the option to unsubscribe from our email list at any time or to contact us to request to be excluded from our online campaign promotion lists or text messaging.

Requests to opt-out of the Center Action Fund’s communications can be readily made to

We may disclose your personal information:

(a)  to any of the Center Action Fund’s or the Center for Biological Diversity’s (its sister 501(c)(3) organization) employees, officers, insurers, consultants, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy;

(b)   to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(c)   in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;

(d)   in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

(e)   to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

Read about the Center’s adherence to nationally established guidelines for donors and subscribers with third-parties on the Center Action Fund’s Donor and Subscriber Privacy Policy. [GM2]

How we protect your personal information

We have implemented reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect your personal information. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers. We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you.

However, no data transmitted over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. Therefore, you provide us with this data at your own risk. Our databases are located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, by sending us your data you consent to its transfer to and storage within the United States.

Personal information that we collect for any purpose shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

International Use

Access to the Site from countries or territories where such access is illegal or contrary to applicable rules or regulations is prohibited. Those who access the Site from outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, rules and regulations.

Changes to this privacy policy

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are aware of any changes to this policy.

Links to other websites

Our website includes hyperlinks to third party websites. Please be aware that the Center Action Fund is not responsible for the privacy practices of these websites.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, this website, or the information we have collected from you online, please contact Tamara Strobel by phone at (202) 731-4323, by email at, or by postal mail at: “Center Action Fund”, 1411 K St. NW, Suite 1300, Washington, D.C. 20005

(Last updated 8/16/2018)



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