Privacy Policy

Blue-Winged Teal by K.P. Wilska

Your Privacy
is Important

Your privacy is important to us. Our goal is to ensure that your personal information is not used in a manner in which you might find objectionable. It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. The following outlines the principles and policies that govern the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge Inc.’s website.

Fundamental Principles

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

Website Visitors

The Friends collect non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and date and time of each visitor request. The Friends’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our website. From time to time, the Friends may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of our website.

Gathering of Personally Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the Friends’ website choose to interact with us in ways that require us to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who message us on our site to provide a name, email address, and/or phone number. For those who wish to receive updates via email, we collect email addresses. In each case, we collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the Friends. We do not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

The Friends may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to our website. For instance, we may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use a spam screener such as the Akismet service to help identify spam. The Friends may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information

The Friends disclose potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only to those employees, contractors, or affiliated organizations who (i) need to know that information in order to process it on the Friends’ behalf or to provide services available on our website, and (ii) who have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, or affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Friends’ website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Friends will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying or personally identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, or affiliated organizations, as described above, the Friends disclose potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request, or when the Friends believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the Friends, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a user of the Friends’ website and have supplied your email address, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new benefits, solicit your feedback, or keep you up to date with what’s going on with the Friends and the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. We primarily use our various social media outlets to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. The Friends take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same manner as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, or monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The Friends’ website uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of our website, and their website access preferences. Our visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our website, with the drawback that certain features of our website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, the Friends may change our Privacy Policy from time to time at our sole discretion. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.