Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting to learn more about our Donor Privacy Policy. At Trees, Water & People, we are committed to protecting your privacy. The following will provide you with a thorough understanding of our policies.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

When you visit our website we do collect basic information. This includes number of visitors to our site, total pages viewed, and other anonymous data. We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of our site to our visitors.

We may collect email addresses and other personally identifiable data about visitors when it is voluntarily submitted. For example, when making a donation or signing up for our email list. We use this information to process your donation, send a tax-deductible receipt, and to keep you informed about our programs.

You may contact Trees, Water & People to see what data we have about you, if any, change or correct any data we might have about you, delete any data we have about you, or express any concern you have about our use of your data at any time by emailing or calling 970-484-3678.

Sharing of Personal Information

Trees, Water & People does not sell or trade user information outside the organization, nor does it send donor mailings or solicitations on behalf of other organizations. Occasionally, Trees, Water & People may contract with outside vendors to conduct donor interest and satisfaction research across our donor base. Personally identifiable data will not be used for any other purpose other than for research commissioned by Trees, Water & People. The results of such research would be used only by Trees, Water & People to monitor shifts in donor preferences.


At Trees, Water & People, we take precautions to protect your personal information. When you submit sensitive information via our website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computer and servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this, you can contact us immediately via telephone at 970-484-3678 or via email at

Record Retention

Trees, Water & People expects all employees to fully comply with any published records retention or destruction policies and schedules. The law requires that Trees, Water & People maintain certain types of corporate records, usually for a specified period of time. From time to time, TWP will establish retention or destruction policies or schedules for specific categories of records in order to ensure legal compliance, and also to accomplish other objectives.

View the entire Trees, Water & People Record Retention Policy here.

Whistle Blower Policy

Trees, Water & People's Code of Ethics and Conduct requires directors, officers, and employees to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. No director, officer, or employee who in good faith reports a violation of the Code shall suffer harassment, retaliation, or adverse employment consequence. An employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation is subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment. This Whistle blower Policy is intended to encourage and enable employees and others to raise serious concerns within Trees, Water & People prior to seeking resolution outside the organization.

View Trees, Water & People's complete Whistle Blower Policy here.