Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Catskill Mountain Foundation website. We are committed to protecting the privacy of individuals who use this website and keeping all personal information provided to us by our users secure.

This privacy policy was last updated on Jan 15, 2007. We may revise this privacy policy from time to time. The new provisions will be effective as soon as they are posted. Any information that you submit after a change has been posted will be subject to the new provisions. Please check this page regularly to ensure that you are aware of any change.

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Types of User Data We Collect

We collect two types of user data: (1) anonymous data that is automatically collected from all visitors to this site; and (2) personally-identifiable data that you voluntarily submit to us (described below under “Personal Data”).

Anonymous Data

We automatically collect some information, including your internet service provider, the IP address assigned to your computer by your internet service provider at the time you access this site, the type of browser you are using (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox), the referring link (i.e. what website you were visiting which linked you to this site) and what operating system you are using (e.g. Windows XP, Mac OS X), through our server logs and through cookies. (See the section on Cookies below for more information.) It may not be apparent to you that this information is being collected. We may compile and provide aggregate statistics about site traffic and related information to third parties.

These aggregate statistics will not contain Personal Data and they will not be stored in connection with any of your personally-identifiable information. We also track the number and frequency of hits per page on an aggregate basis. We do not use anonymous data to identify individual users and we do not link any anonymous data with the Personal Data you provide to us.

Personal Data

We will keep Personal Data that you voluntarily provide, such as your name and postal address, phone number, and your e-mail address when you participate in certain activities on this site, including (but not limited to):

  • join or renew your membership
  • make a donation
  • register for a class or workshop
  • sign up for our newsletter or mailing list
  • participate in any activity that requires that we access your Personal Data

If you make a payment on this site, you will be asked to provide your credit card information, including the card number and expiration date. This information is transmitted directly to our bank for processing and is never saved on our own servers.


We collect some data through the use of cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred either to your computer’s hard drive (“Long-term Cookies”) or temporarily to your computer’s Random Access Memory (“Session Cookies”).

We use Long-term Cookies to identify users returning to this site. These cookies are set automatically when you access the site and you may not realize they are in use. Longterm cookies can also be used to enable “remember” options on the site, which will allow the site to remember user preferences which you may set, and to automatically remember certain pieces of your Personal Data . These “remember” options are offered only for your convenience and are completely voluntary. Note that your password will not be stored in connection with any Long-term Cookie.

We use Session Cookies whenever you visit the site in conjunction with interactive applications, such as the shopping cart or course registration forms. Session Cookies last only as long as your session on the site. They expire when the session ends and are not written onto your computer’s hard drive.

How We Use The Data We Collect
We use anonymous data to identify the referring links as the source of user traffic. We use data to identify which sections of the site are most visited and for how long, so that we can evaluate the popularity of our different content and continue to improve the site. We do not use anonymous data to identify individual users and we do not link any anonymous data with the Personal Data you provide to us.

We use your Personal Data for various purposes:

  • To fulfill the request for which you specifically provided the data
  • To send you our e-mail newsletter or to announce new films, classes or exhibitions which may be of interest, unless you have opted out of receiving that information
  • To allow you to set and change preferences
  • To allow you to join or renew your membership or to make a donation
  • To confirm your contributions or payments

This site is hosted by servers in the United States. Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, the Personal Data you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By submitting your Personal Data, you consent to its transfer and storage in the United States and its use in accordance with the purposes for which it was originally collected (see below regarding third-party sharing of Personal Data from non-U.S. residents).

We may also from time to time combine your Personal Data with some publicly available data collected from third parties, to improve our services to you and for our own internal marketing, communications, and fundraising purposes. You may opt-out of these additional services by unchecking the “opt-in” box on the page where you submit your Personal Data. See the Opt-Out section below for more information.

Information Disclosure Policy – Third-Party Sharing

We may share your Personal Data with third-party service providers who fulfill your orders, contact you on our behalf, or facilitate some other aspect of the site activities, services or products, including those third-party service providers we may use to assist us in our own fundraising efforts. These service providers have access to your Personal Data solely for the purpose of helping us manage this site.

Finally, we may disclose and use Personal Data regardless of where you reside in special circumstances when it is necessary to enforce this Privacy Policy, or when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to disclose your Personal Data to third parties.


When you provide us with your Personal Data on this site, you can let us know that you do not wish to receive our online newsletter or any other e-mail from us by unchecking the “opt-in” box on the page where you submit your Personal Data or by contacting us at


We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.


We are very concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. We employ administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access.

We will make any legally-required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored personal data to you via email or conspicuous posting on this site in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.

We use industry-standard encryption technologies, including Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, with respect to any commerce transactions you initiate, and the receipt and transfer of Personal Data you submit to us on this site. Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Updating Your Data

If you want to review, correct, or update your membership information, contact us at We will use reasonable efforts to let you review your personal information in our files and, upon your instructions, to correct inaccuracies or delete incorrect information from our databases.

Comments and Questions

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Statement or our data collection practices or to request that we delete your Personal Data, you can contact us at