Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last Updated on: February 16, 2018

The Friends of the Blue Hills is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website, subscribers to our newsletters and those providing contact information. In addition, Friends of the Blue Hills is opposed to unauthorized commercial e-mail delivery, otherwise known as spam. Please read the following Privacy and Spam Policy to understand how your personal information is treated. From time to time Friends of the Blue Hills may offer new information or services that may affect this policy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy and Spam Policy, please send an e-mail to

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT? Friends of the Blue Hills only collects user-provided personally identifiable information. This information is provided when website visitors complete one of our online forms (examples include newsletter subscriptions or contact forms). The following list includes ways we collect personal information from our website visitors and the type of information collected:

ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER: To register online for one of our electronic newsletters, we request the following required information: (i) name, and (ii) e-mail address. The provision of this information is mandatory in order to receive our newsletter.

CONTACT FORMS: To contact Friends of the Blue Hills for the purposes of evaluating or engaging our services or to answer your questions, we utilize numerous forms throughout our site. Required information varies depending on the form and at most includes (i) name, and (ii) e-mail address. The provision of this information is mandatory in order to receive a response from Friends of the Blue Hills. The provision of the remaining information requested on the registration form is optional.

ONLINE DONATIONS: When you make a donation to the Friends of the Blue Hills, we utilize a third-party payment company. Click here for their Privacy Policy. To process your payment, certain standard required information includes address and credit card information. Transactions are secured via SSL encryption and credit card details will never be e-mailed.

DOES FRIENDS OF THE BLUE HILLS SHARE MY INFORMATION? The Friends of the Blue Hills will not share, rent or sell your email with third parties.

HOW DOES FRIENDS OF THE BLUEHILLS USE MY INFORMATION? Personal information collected by Friends of the Blue Hills is used primarily for the purpose in which it is collected: to facilitate the distribution of a newsletter, document, membership or inquiry to interested recipients. In addition, Friends of the Blue Hills may use your information as follows:

  • To provide you with information about the Blue Hills events, threats and fundraising opportunities.

HOW CAN I OPT OUT? If you have opted in and later desire to opt-out from further receiving the Friends of the Blue Hills, you can make this change at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe URL embedded in our newsletter.

SPAM POLICY: The Friends of the Blue Hills is strongly opposed to spam. We will only send e-mail to users that have explicitly requested to receive an e-mail from Friends of the Blue Hills. Examples may include:

  • Opt-in subscribers to the Friends of the Blue Hills newsletter, Blue Hills Guide or Trail Guide, Trail volunteer sign-ups or photo contest contestants, raffle sign-ups or voters.
  • Users that complete a contact form
  • All communication will be related and relevant to what you have requested.

WEB LINKS: This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Friends of the Blue Hills is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy and spam policies of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy and Spam Policy applies solely to information collected by this web site.

HOW DO I CONTACT FRIENDS OF THE BLUE HILLS? If you have any further questions or comments regarding the Friends of the Blue Hills website or this Privacy and Spam Policy, you may contact

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on our site.


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