Dutchess Land Conservancy Donor Privacy Policy and Website Disclosure Privacy Statement

Adopted By the Board of Directors: October 27, 2001
Amended and Restated by the Board of Directors: December 9, 2011
Amended and Restated by the Board of Directors: April 22, 2016
Amended and Restated by the Board of Directors: October 20, 2017
Amended and Restated by the Board of Directors: October 28, 2022


The Dutchess Land Conservancy, Inc. (“DLC”) respects donor privacy. We are grateful for the support of our constituents and the crucial role people play in helping us continue our valuable work. As part of our commitment to safeguarding people’s privacy we have adopted this Donor Privacy Policy and Website Disclosure Privacy Statement outlined below.


Personal Information 

We will use your Personal Information to provide you with the information you request. If you provide your postal address, telephone number or email address to the DLC, you may receive periodic contacts from us. If you choose to provide your payment or credit card information to the DLC, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was provided; the DLC does not store credit card or other payment information on site. All DLC credit card and ecommerce transactions are run through a PCI-DSS compliant Service Provider.

The DLC uses Personal Information for legitimate business purposes including: a) processing and responding to inquiries and for the purposes for which you provided the information, such as to process donations, register or renew you as a donor or supporter, or to provide information about a project, special event, and service; b) responding to your questions and comments; and c) to alert you to administrative information such as information regarding service features, and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.

Accounts in our Donor Database are stored in eTapestry. eTapestry (a product of Blackbaud) is a cloud-based development database used for fundraising and donor management, and serves as a contact database for members and contributors. eTapestry also provides the infrastructure for all DLC ecommerce transactions. All credit card transactions are run through eTapestry, which is PCI-DSS compliant. Essentially eTapestry (or Blackbaud) is the Service Provider, and the DLC is the Merchant (DLC is an ecommerce merchant.) Blackbaud is a Level I PCI Compliant. The DLC due to our limited number of transactions (less than 25k) and the fact that all of our transactions are run through the eTapestry website are “ecommerce” transactions, we are a Level IV (which is the lowest level meaning lowest risk, and also mostly under the radar.)

1 “Personal information” is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable individual.

Website Usage Data

Our Web server automatically recognizes and collects the domain name of each visitor to our website. We collect information about visitors to our site, such as the number of visitors, what pages they access, and the length of their visit. This information is used in aggregate form in order to manage our website and improve its content.

Information Collected Through Emails

When someone opens an email sent by the DLC, we may receive a confirmation that our email message has been opened, if the recipient’s computer supports such functionality. The DLC may also archive emails that the DLC sends to or receives from you.


The DLC will not trade, share, or sell any of your Personal Information with third parties for any purposes, except as specifically described herein. The DLC will not send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

While the DLC does not trade, share, sell or otherwise provide your email address to third parties, nor do we solicit funds on behalf of any other organization, entity, or individual, we may, however, occasionally send you mailings regarding events offered by reputable third party non-profit organizations if we think they may be of interest to you. In such circumstances, we do not provide the third party with your email, mailing address, or other contact information but rather send the mailing directly from the DLC.

The DLC may provide your Personal Information to trusted partners, employees, and volunteers who work on behalf of or with the DLC to assist them in executing their DLC related responsibility. The DLC’s auditors, legal counsel, and other contractors are authorized to review the DLC’s records as required for the purposes for which they are engaged.

The DLC reserves the right to disclose information collected by us in circumstances that we deem necessary or appropriate, such as to respond to legal process or request from a governmental agency, security reasons, or similar situations.


The DLC stores all collected electronic data in a password-protected database. We use a third-party email marketing party to deliver emails. This company employs techniques for tracking open rates and click-thrus that use email addresses as an identifier.
You will be given the option to remove your name from our email list at the bottom of each email update.
High-grade encryption is used to protect your credit card information.


If at any time you wish to stop receiving electronic communications from the DLC, or be removed from our email list, you may unsubscribe from that list as explained in each message. If you wish to stop receiving solicitations or other communications from the DLC through the mail, you may contact us by phone at (845) 677-3002 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by writing to us with your request at: Dutchess Land Conservancy, P.O. Box 138, Millbrook, NY 12545.


DLC will use reasonable efforts to let you review your Personal Information and, upon your instructions, correct your “Personal Information” in or from the databases. If you wish to review or have questions regarding your “Personal Information”, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (845) 677-3002 or write us at: Dutchess Land Conservancy, P.O. Box 138, Millbrook, NY 12545.


Effective date: October 27, 2006; Updated: December 9, 2011; April 22, 2016; October 20, 2017; October 28, 2022.