Privacy Policy


The following Privacy Notice shall constitute the Privacy Policy of this organization and shall apply to our websites and all communications and data files.


This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices that apply to all personally-identifiable information collected, stored, or transmitted by Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, Inc., a Michigan non-profit corporation. “Personally-identifiable” means information about an individual presented in such a way that the identity of the individual can be reasonably inferred, either directly or indirectly. These privacy practices apply to all such information whether in electronic form (websites, databases, e-mail, file systems, etc.) or on paper.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on our websites and by other means. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order, or comply with a legal order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about special events, meetings, new activities, and services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or US Mail address given on our websites, at the end of this policy, or at the end of our emails, as appropriate:

  • –  See what data we have about you, if any.

  • –  Change/correct any data we have about you.

  • –  Have us delete any data we have about you.

  • –  Express any concern you have about our use of your data.


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via our website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Whenever we request sensitive information about you (e.g. credit card information) that information is collected and stored by third-parties (e.g. PayPal) and is subject to their security and privacy policies.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your other information offline. Only associates who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or member service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Orders, Dues Payments, and Donations

We request information from you on our web forms. To buy from or donate to us, you must provide contact information (like name and address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.


We may use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill you for merchandise, dues, donations, and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order or donation. We do not share membership and donation information with any other organization.


Our websites may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Surveys & Questionnaires

From time-to-time our site may request information via surveys or questionnaires. Participation in these surveys or questionnaires is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level, interests and abilities). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of our websites and for the organization’s activities in general.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately


Mail: P.O. Box 545
Empire, MI 49630


Adopted 2/22/2012
Revised 2/25/2015
Revised 2/5/2018

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