Privacy Policy

GREEN RIBBON CLUB has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy and security. The following discloses our information collection and use practices for this website:



The Personal Information We Collect, How We Collect It, and How It Is Used

The GREEN RIBBON CLUB website does not collect any personally-identifiable information about our site visitors, other than information that visitors freely enter.

The one exception to this is that, like most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, computer operating system, Web browser type (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.), Internet service provider, referring/exiting pages, date/time stamp, and clickstream data (i.e., which pages are visited, page load times, error messages, etc.). These log files are stored indefinitely and are analyzed to help us understand how our site is being used.

This information in and of itself is not sufficient to identify site visitors in any personal way. However, in the event that you experience difficulty using our website, we may use your IP address in connection with your personal information to perform troubleshooting. Also, in the event that criminal behavior is suspected, GREEN RIBBON CLUB may provide this information to law enforcement, who could potentially trace it back to you through your Internet service provider.

Donor Privacy:

GREEN RIBBON CLUB does not trade, share, or sell a donor’s personal information to third parties, nor do we send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all donors, online and offline.

If you make a donation online at our website, you are required to enter personal contact information and credit card information. We use this information to process your donation and send you a confirmation receipt. This information will not be sold or shared with outside parties.


A "cookie" is a small file that a website can place on your computer. If your Web browser accepts cookies, the GREEN RIBBON CLUB website places cookies when you visit. Cookies are used to present you with a better experience and to remember your preferences.

No personally-identifiable information is stored in the cookie itself, and the only purpose the cookie is used for is to track your settings as you move around the GREEN RIBBON CLUB website. You can remove GREEN RIBBON CLUB's cookie at any time by following the directions provided in your Internet browser's "Help" file.

How We Use the Information We Collect

GREEN RIBBON CLUB does not share any personally identifiable information about you with anyone outside of GREEN RIBBON CLUB. The information we collect is used internally to help us serve you better. You have the option to update, revise, or have deleted any personal information you have shared with GREEN RIBBON CLUB. For specific information about how information is used, please see the section above.

General Announcements and Promotions:

We will occasionally send you information on special events, news, or opportunities. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see "Choice and Opt-Out".


If you subscribe to one of our e-newsletters, we will use your name and email address to send it to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option to unsubscribe. Please see "Choice and Opt-Out."

Other Email Notifications:

You may also choose to receive other types of email from GREEN RIBBON CLUB, related to particular features on the site. These include notifications related to new postings in the discussion groups, my GREEN RIBBON CLUB alerts whenever new information matching your stated interests is added to the site, copies of letters you send to your elected representatives, etc. You may control what emails you receive from within the particular feature they are related to.

Choice and Opt-Out

We provide several opportunities for you to control the amount of personally-identifiable information you share with us, and the use of that information.

What Information We Share and with Whom

Personally-identifiable information that you provide GREEN RIBBON CLUB will only be used internally by GREEN RIBBON CLUB and may be shared among the national, state and local clubs. This includes your name, address, phone number, email address, information preferences, and demographic information. GREEN RIBBON CLUB State Organizations and local GREEN RIBBON CLUB Affiliates are expected to adhere to these same privacy practices. However, GREEN RIBBON CLUB National is unable to guarantee the privacy of your information at the state or local level. If you have concerns, please contact your GREEN RIBBON CLUB Organization or local GREEN RIBBON CLUB Affiliate.

In the course of providing our services, GREEN RIBBON CLUB relies on certain trusted business partners to perform certain tasks, such as handling mass mailings, delivering e-communications, processing payments, etc. This involves transferring information about you in paper or electronic form. GREEN RIBBON CLUB makes every effort to ensure the trustworthiness and best business practices of these partners. These agents and third parties are prohibited from using your personally-identifiable information for any other purpose.

Links to Other Sites:

This website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by GREEN RIBBON CLUB. Please be aware that we, GREEN RIBBON CLUB, are not responsible for the privacy practices of other such sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects personally-identifiable information.

Legal Disclaimer:

We reserve the right to disclose your personally-identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.

How We Protect the Information We Collect

Browsers and Internet Security:

Any time you enter or provide personal information on our website, we encrypt it using Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") technology. SSL protects information as it crosses the Internet. To support this technology, you need an SSL-capable browser.

You can tell if you are visiting a secure area within a website by looking at the lock or key symbol in your browser address window. If the address of the page begins with "https://", it is secure. Occasionally, the page you enter data on may not be secure, but by submitting the information you activate a secure connection and thus your data is submitted securely.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes to this Privacy Policy, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our homepage.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please email