A. Introduction

The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition Project, a project of the Resources Legacy Fund ( “we” or “us”), is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of personal information entrusted to us.

This privacy policy sets forth the standards we will follow regarding information collected at https://www.bearsearscoalition.org/ and other related sites controlled by us now or in the future (together, the “Website”).

We are providing this Website as a service, and users using this service therefore agree to be bound by this privacy policy. This policy addresses only activities connected with our servers. Other sites we link to and third-party sites or services may have their own policies. We do not control those sites and they are not addressed or controlled by this privacy policy.

We collect information about Website users (“users”) to process donations, provide secure and personalized services, and for informational purposes.

We collect the following types of information.

1.    Personal information

“Personal information” is information that would allow someone to identify or contact users including users’ names, organizations, addresses, and email addresses. We collect personal information when users provide donations to us, subscribe to electronic information services, or send communications to us.

We may offer you the option to sign up for email communications, which may provide updates from us, invitations to events, or periodic newsletters. These communications are entirely voluntary and only serve to enhance our service. Users may limit the collection and use of their personal information by not participating in activities in which we collect personal information. Your consent will be requested before we send you promotional communications and we will give you opportunities to unsubscribe from these communications. Additionally, users may choose to discontinue the collection, use, and disclosure of their personal information by using the Website by not registering or by discontinuing use of the Website. You may email info@resourceslegacyfund.org to find out what information we have collected about you, and to request any changes.

We will not disclose users’ personal information to third parties without users’ prior permission. Users’ email addresses or other personal information will not be sold to marketers.

Your personal information may be disclosed if we are required to do so by law, or if we believe in good-faith that such action is necessary to: (a) comply with legal process or conform with applicable law; (b) defend and protect our legal rights, or the rights of our users; and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the safety of ourselves, our agents and affiliates, users of the Website, or the public.

2.    Non-personally identifiable information

“Non-personally identifiable information” does not include users’ names or contact information and is anonymous information about users including IP addresses, browser types, and access times. This information may be used to customize our Website for users and will not include or reference personally identifiable information.

We may disclose non-personally identifiable information about users. Specifically, we use third-party vendors (such as Google Analytics) to analyze how users use our Website. To learn more about how Google uses data when you use our Website, see www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, or any other URL Google may provide from time to time.

B.    Security procedures

We occasionally use independent contractors and third-party agents, affiliates, and partners to conduct marketing, analytics, customer service or other services, on our behalf. These entities have access to the personal information needed to perform their functions, but are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of any personal information collected from the Website. Furthermore, they are restricted from using, selling, or distributing personal information other than to provide services to us.

C.    Assumption of risk

Although we strive to protect the transmission and storage of any information submitted by visitors to the Website, no transmission and storage of data is completely secure. Your submissions are solely at your risk.

Under no circumstance, to the extent permitted by law, will we be liable for damages resulting from use of information collected from visitors to the Website.

D.   Cookies

The Website may use standard technology called “cookies.” Cookies are small pieces of information stored on a user’s hard drive, not on the Website. Cookies allow users to log in without re-entering information each time users visit the Website. Cookies help us understand how users in general use the Website, which allows us to continually improve the Website and tailor the user’s experience. If cookies are disabled, some parts of the Website may not work properly. Additional information on cookies and how to disable them is provided by the Interactive Advertising Bureau at www.allaboutcookies.org.

The Website may also use web beacons or flash cookies to allow us and our technology providers to analyze usage patterns. Personally identifiable information collected by web beacons will not be shared without your express permission.

E.    Notification of changes

We reserve the right, in our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this privacy policy at any time. If, at some point in the future, there is a material change to our information usage practices that affects your personal information, we shall attempt to notify users via email. We may also email users who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of changes to this policy.

F.    Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information about children. If you believe that we have information from or about anyone under 13 years of age, please notify us by email at info@resourceslegacyfund.org or write to the address provided below. We will take appropriate steps to remove that user’s information from the database and restrict that user’s access to the Website. 

G.   California Do Not Track Disclosure

Do Not Track is a privacy setting users can set in their web browsers. When a user turns on the Do Not Track signal, the browser sends a message to websites requesting them not to track the user. For information about Do Not Track, visit www.allaboutdnt.org, which includes information on how to turn on Do Not Track in your browser. At this time, the Website does not respond to Do Not Track browser settings or signals.

H.   Applicable laws

The Website is published in the United States and is intended for, and directed to, users in the United States. If you are accessing the Website from any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Website, which is governed by United States law, this privacy policy, and our terms of use, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

This policy is part of and supplemented by our terms of use, which together with any supplemental privacy policy form a contract. If there is a conflict between the terms of use and this policy, the latest version of this policy will control. If you have any questions, contact us.

Resources Legacy Fund
555 Capitol Mall, Suite 1095
Sacramento, CA 95814

916.442.5057 (voice)

916.624.2259 (fax)


Effective and Updated January 24, 2019