Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy:

The Refuge Friends Connect website is maintained by National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA). The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

We are committed to preserving your privacy and safeguarding your information online. We do not sell, trade, or barter names, e-mail addresses, or other personal data that we collect on our website.

IP Address Use:
As with most web sites, our server logs all traffic by the IP address of each user. Our technical support staff uses this IP address information for server administration and broad demographic reporting.

To aid in website management certain information is collected for statistical purposes. We use specialized software to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest to our users, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

We collect only the following information about your visit:

  • The name of the domain from which you access the internet (for example, “” if you are connecting from the Friends of the Potomac River Refuges’ domain, or “” if you are connecting from an America Online account);
  • The website from which you linked directly to our website, if you have used another website to reach our site;
  • The operating system and web browser you use to view pages; and
  • The date and time you access you website.

We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our website, allowing us to make our website more useful and accessible to visitors.

Our site uses a cookie to keep track of temporary information during your visit to our website. Cookies are identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide personalization features. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether.

Personal Information:
When you join this website, we request your contact information (name and email address). We maintain this information in our database of members so that we can send you electronic materials that keep you informed about the site.