Privacy Policy

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Website Privacy Policy

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes  (the “Nature Center”) takes your privacy very seriously.  This notice describes the Center’s privacy policy as it relates to www.shakerlakes.org (the “Web site”).  By visiting the Web site, you are accepting the principles described in this Privacy Policy.   If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Web site.  The Nature Center may revise this privacy policy from time to time without notice.  We will post any changes here, which will be effective immediately upon posting, so be sure to check back periodically.  Your continued use of this Web site after changes have been posted will constitute your acceptance of such changes

What information we collect:  The Nature Center may ask for and collect from you personally identifiable information at various points throughout the Web site.  Depending on the information and/or services you request, you may be asked to provide your name, email address, address, phone number, payment details, and similar information.  Once you provide your personal information, you are not anonymous to the Nature Center

Credit Card Information:  If you choose to provide your credit card information to the Nature Center we will only use that information for the purposes for which it was provided

Other information we collect:  In addition to the information you knowingly provide, the Nature Center also collects the domain names and Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses of the machines used to access our Web site, as well as Web site usage statistics such as web browser types and page requests. This data is not usually personally identifiable and is used to more efficiently operate the Nature Center’s business, prepare for network load demands, promote our organization, and administer the Web site.

How we collect information:  In addition to the information gathered as described above, there is a technology called “cookies” that can be used to provide you with tailored information from a Web site.  A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then – depending on your web browser’s settings – store it on your system.  For example, some pages on the Website use cookies so that the Nature Center can save your preferences when you return to the Web site.  Depending on the type of browser you use, you can probably set it to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to accept or reject it.  However, please note that disabling cookies may prevent you from taking advantage of certain features on the Web site.

How we use your information:  The Nature Center may use your information:

  • To process and respond to inquiries and for the purposes for which you provided the information, such as to process donations, register or renew you as a member, purchase merchandise, or receive information about a project.
  • To personalize the content and improve the navigability of the Web site.
  • To alert you to new projects, site features, special events and services.
  • To conduct surveys to measure your satisfaction with our services.
  • To enforce our Terms of Use.

The Nature Center processes your information on servers located in the United States.

Sharing your information:  Subject to your right to opt-out (discussed later in this policy), the Nature Center may share your name and postal address (but not your email address) with organizations that offer products or services that we believe may interest you.  The Nature Center may also share your information with third parties in the following situations:

  • To complete your request, e.g. providing information about a project, product, or service.
  • To outsource one or more of the functions described above.
  • To share your information with the authorities in response to a legal order or official request.
  • When we believe you have acted in violation of our Terms of Use.

How we protect information:  The Nature Center attempts to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your personal information. Our servers are protected by reasonable physical and electronic security.  All purchases, donations, membership and credit card information are transmitted securely using [Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”)] encryption.  SSL is a proven coding system that lets browsers automatically encrypt data.  We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Website that is only accessible by specified employees of the Nature Center.  While we strive to protect your information, we cannot warrant the security of such information, as no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure.

Children: This Website is not directed toward children under 13 years of age nor does the Nature Center knowingly collect information from children under 13.  If you are under age 13, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to the Nature Center.

Your right to opt-out:  The Nature Center may share your name and postal address with organizations that offer products and services that we believe may interest you.  You have the right to opt-out of such information sharing.  The Nature Center may also use your personal information to send you surveys or email messages about Nature Center projects, events, and services.  You may also choose to opt-out of receiving email and information from the Nature Center.  Finally, you may choose to de-activate your Nature Center membership.  To opt-out or change your preferences at any time, click here to send an email to request deactivation of your membership or to make any other change. 

If you prefer, you may opt-out by calling our Membership and Annual Fund Manager at 216-321-5935 ext. 232 Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Eastern Time

Your California Privacy Rights:  If you are a California resident, you are entitled by law to request an Information Sharing Disclosure.  If you provide notice to the address below, we will provide you with a notice of your right to prevent sharing of your personal information as well as a cost-free means of doing so.  To receive such a notice, submit a written request to the address listed below, specifying that you seek your “California Customer Choice Notice.”  Please allow thirty days for a response.

Access:  If you would like us to update your contact information or any other part of your membership file, please call our Membership and Annual Fund Manager at 216-321-5935 ext. 232, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Eastern Time, or write us at:

Attn:  Membership and Annual Fund Manager
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
2600 South Park Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44120 US

Third Party Links: The Web site contains links to third-party Web sites.  The Nature Center is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Emails:  This privacy policy applies to the Web site and is inapplicable to information that you may send to the Nature Center by email or other means of communication.  We may retain your emails or other communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services

How to Contact Us:  If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding this privacy policy, please send us an email at naturecenter@shakerlakes.org or call our Membership and Annual Fund Manager at 216-321-5935 ext 232 Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00pm Eastern Time.

Disclaimer of liability:  The information contained in this Privacy Policy explains the internet privacy policy and practices that the Nature Center has adopted for its official Website.  The Nature Center reserves the right to amend it at any time without notice.  Neither the Nature Center nor its employees, agents, or directors shall be held responsible for any improper or incorrect use of the information described or contained in the Web site.