Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) is committed to protecting the privacy and accuracy of confidential information to the extent possible, subject to provisions of state and federal law. Other than as required by laws that guarantee public access to certain types of information, or in response to subpoenas or other legal instruments that authorize access, personally-identifiable information is not actively shared. In particular, we do not re-distribute or sell personal information collected on our web servers.
MCE servers collect the following analytics:
• Internet Protocol (IP)
• web pages requested
• referring web page
• browser used
• date and time
MCE does not associate this data with individual user identities. This information is used to improve web presentation and utilization. IP address information may also be used for troubleshooting purposes.
MCE’s site uses “cookies” in order to deliver web content specific to individual users’ interests or to keep track of online purchasing transactions. Sensitive personal information is not stored within cookies.
“You can opt-out of receiving a cookie by changing your browser settings to prevent the receipt of cookies,” make sure that cookies are not stored in a different location on a user’s computer.
MCE uses webforms forms on this site for volunteering and on occasion, events. These forms require users to give contact information such as name, address, phone, email address, how you heard about MCE, your interest in volunteering, and special skills. Contact information from the registration form is used only to send material relating to the volunteer program or event for which it was collected and will not be sold to another party. MCE uses a payment platform for online donations. This platform requires users to give contact information such as name, address, phone, and email address. Contact information from the payment platform is used only to send membership-related materials and information, and tax-deductible notices regarding your donation and will not be sold to another party.
Use of collected information
MCE will only use personal information collected from this site for the purpose of communication back to individuals who contact us via the site.
Distribution of collected information:
• MCE will not disclose, without your consent, personal information collected about you, except for certain explicit circumstances in which disclosure is required by law.
• MCE will not distribute or sell personal information to third-party organizations.
Privacy Statement Revisions:
This Privacy Statement was last revised on 03/17/2014. We may change this Privacy Statement at any time and for any reason. We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement each time you visit the website.
If we make a significant change to our Privacy Statement, we will post a notice on the homepage of our website for a period of time after the change is made.
Responsibility for External Sites
This website may contain links to other websites. Some of those websites may be operated by third parties. We provide the links for your convenience, but we do not review, control, or monitor the privacy practices of websites operated by others.
We are not responsible for the performance of websites operated by third parties or for your business dealings with them. Therefore, whenever you leave this website we recommend that you review each website’s privacy practices and make your own conclusions regarding the adequacy of these practices.
How to contact us
To review personal information collected and request corrections or to inform MCE that you do not wish for your personal information to be shared outside the organization, email MCE at [email protected], call us at 314-727-0600, or send your request in writing to MCE, 725 Kingsland Ave., Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63130.
When you send confidential personal information (i.e. credit card information) to us on our website, secure server software that we have licensed encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. The information is scrambled en route and decoded once it reaches a compliant gateway website.
Other e-mail that you may send to us may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information. For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information such as Social Security, credit card, or account numbers to us through an unsecured e-mail.
We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration, or destruction.
Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with organization policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality, and quality of our information.