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Waterkeepers Chesapeake values the support of our members, donors, followers and others who share our common goal of protecting waterways in the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays region. We are committed to maintaining the privacy of those who visit our website.

Below you can find our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of this website.

What information do we collect?

You are welcome to access our website without entering any personal information.  However, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. This happens when you join our mailing list, subscribe to our newsletter, or make a donation to our organization or one of our causes.

Any personal information you enter on our website is kept strictly confidential. 

When we do collect personally identifiable information, it is always submitted voluntarily by you. You may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. Any of the personal information we collect is used for internal review – where it is either discarded or used by us to contact members (e.g. to send our users email alerts, newsletters, reminders and other information of interest). The information sent is always secure and encrypted.  

If, for any reason, you would like to be removed from our mailing lists, you can unsubscribe by clicking the unsubscribe link on any email you receive from us. You can also opt-out by sending us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s office at (202) 423-0504.

We also monitor and track information such as member usage patterns of our website and direct mail response patterns through Google Analytics Demographic & Interests features. We compile this information into a statistical aggregate which we use, together with your personal information, for internal business and administrative purposes including improving our website, our operations and our campaigns. The statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information. You may opt-out of our Google Analytics tracking here.

Protecting your privacy

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100 percent secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Use of cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that are stored on your computer and are used for record keeping purposes. We use cookies to make visiting and using our website easier. Cookies can help us see which parts of our website are the most or least popular and provide us direction to improve our user experience.

Cookies are files with small amount of data (e.g. information stored on your computer, used for record keeping purposes), which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's hard drive.

Like many sites, we use cookies to make visiting and using our website easier. Cookies can help us see which parts of our website are the most or least popular and provide us direction to improve our user experience.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.

Links to other sites

WaterkeepersChesapeake.org may provide links to several other third party websites. While we make efforts to choose our links carefully, we cannot take any responsibility for the content of linked websites, or for the privacy policies of linked websites. Since we do not control these websites, we encourage you to review their privacy policies.

Contact us

If you have any questions, comments, or complaints about this Privacy Policy, please don’t hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (202) 423-0504.

Last Updated: November 30, 2016 

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