Privacy Policy

The Connemara Conservancy respects our visitors’ privacy interests and is committed to honoring your preferences. This privacy policy governs the way we collect and use your information both offline and online, including at and its subdomains, websites accessed through your mobile devices, Connemara’s social media sites.

The Information We Collect

The information you provide when you interact with Connemara offline and through Connemara Media falls into two categories: 1) Personal information, which includes items such as your name and address, which you may provide when you make a donation, fill out a survey or participate in an activity; 2) Non-Personal Information, which includes your IP address or website browsing patterns, which we collect through technology.

Personal Information

In most cases, you may use Connemara’s Media without registering or submitting any personal information. However, some Media sites require that you supply certain personal information, such as a verifiable email address, to register or to fully use the site.

You also may choose to log in, create an account or enhance your profile through a third-party authentication service (like Facebook or Instagram). By doing this, you are asking the authentication service to send us certain information from your profile, and you are authorizing us to collect, store, and use this information. After you’ve connected, some services, like Facebook, will send us additional information from your profile, such as information that allows us to display a Facebook module on the Media pages you view.

Depending on the nature of your interaction with us, the personal information you are asked to provide may include your name, billing and shipping addresses, telephone and mobile phone numbers, and email addresses. Connemara does not store sensitive financial information, such as credit card numbers or banking information.

Connemara may share your Personal Information within the Connemara network, with select not-for-profit organizations, and, with your specific permission, with some commercial vendors. Connemara will not share text messaging originator opt-in data and consent with any third parties. Except as described below, you may opt-out from receiving communications from Connemara by contacting us at

Special Activities

When you choose to engage in special activities produced or sponsored by Connemara, you are agreeing to allow some use of your personal information. To opt-out from additional uses, please contact us at

Enter a Contest or Special Offers

Connemara collects personal information from you when you participate in sweepstakes, contests, or special offers. If this information is also being collected by a third party, such as a co-sponsor, we will notify you at the time.

Engage on a Blog or Other Social Media Site

Connemara maintains presence on several social networking and blogging platforms and we also incorporate some third-party social networking features onto our Media. This policy applies to our use of information you submit to us, but it does not apply to what Facebook or any other third-party platforms do with your information. Those platforms have their own privacy policies, and we encourage you to read them.

Mobile Text Messaging

When you opt in to receive messages from Connemara, the data we collect for each SMS/MMS message may include your mobile telephone number, your carrier’s name, and the date, time, and content of your messages. Text messaging originator opt-in data and consent information will not be shared with any third parties.

Community Projects

Connemara may collect personal information of participants in community and conservation activities. Your participation in these programs becomes part of the historical record. Participants’ names may be displayed to the public in reports, on the Connemara website, or in summary articles. Connemara may collect your personal information if you submit a digital photo through our websites to any of the programs listed above, and displays your name in proximity to any image you submit. Connemara also may collect location-specific data when you use mobile apps associated with our community programs.

Non-Personal Information

We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile phone, tablet or other device you use to access Connemara Media, such as IP addresses, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, and browser type.

Connemara’s Media may also use several techniques, such as cookies, beacons, and pixel tags, to improve the functioning of our Media platforms, to help us understand how people are using Media, and to personalize your experience. Connemara may also contract with third parties to provide analytics information, reports, and analysis about the usage and browsing patterns of our Media visitors.

Some of our mobile applications can deliver content based on your current location if you choose to enable that feature of the app. If you enable the location-based feature, your current location will be stored locally on your device, which will then be used by the app. If you elect to have a location-based search saved to your history, we will store that information on our servers. This information Is used to gather information to analyze traffic to the Media sites, to improve our content for navigation, to enhance our marketing efforts, and to personalize your experience.

We do not respond to browser-based “Do Not Track” signals.

How Connemara Uses the Information We Collect


Connemara may use the contact information you provide, such as any email addresses or physical addresses, to send you information about Connemara and its mission, to send you newsletters and requests to take action, and requests for your support.

Every email and newsletter Connemara sends contains an unsubscribe button. Or you may also opt-out by contacting us at


Connemara may hire contractors to assist us to perform certain business functions, such as credit card processing, order fulfillment, or email and membership list services. Our contractors are provided only the information necessary for them to do their jobs and are prohibited from using the information they receive from Connemara in any way other than to provide their services to Connemara. They may not share, resell or use the information they collect for their own direct marketing purposes.

Third-Party Ad Servers

Connemara may use third-party companies to serve digital ads when you visit our site. These companies may use information about your visits to Connemara Media (which generally does not include personal information) to provide advertisements about goods and serves that may be of interest to you. These companies may employ tracking technologies to cause relevant ads to be displayed to you.

Third-Party Not-for-Profit Organizations

Connemara may share your personal information with certain not-for-profit organizations for Connemara’s mission-related purposes, such as to notify a chapter of your interest, to help to develop a database of conservation voters, or to identify local activists for a joint conservation event. To opt-out, please contact us at

Third-Party Marketing and Commercial Vendors

Connemara has the opportunity to share information with its licensees and other commercial vendors as a means to support its conservation mission. We will not sell, rent, swap or authorize any third-party commercial vendor to use your email address or any other information that personally identifies you unless you tell us we may do so by opting-in where such information is collected. And you can always change your mind later. please contact us at

Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents may opt-out of Connemara’s disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. As described above, Connemara will not share your personal information with any third-party commercial vendors unless you tell us we may by opting in, and you can opt-out later if you change your mind.

Children Under Thirteen Years of Age

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under thirteen years of age.

How Connemara Protects the Data We Collect

Connemara is committed to protecting the information you provide to us. We employ multiple layers of physical, technical, and administrative controls, including firewalls, anti-virus software, and encryption technology, to protect the availability, confidentiality, and integrity of our systems and the information stored there. Access to our systems for staff and, when appropriate, volunteers is permission-based and access to Personal Information is restricted. But no data transmission or storage system is 100 percent secure from unauthorized access or use. If you have reason to believe that your Personal Information has been compromised while in our care, please immediately notify us at