Privacy Policy

The Freshwater Trust is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. We want to be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that you share with us. This Privacy Policy (Policy) explains how we collect and use information from website visitors. If you have any questions about our Policy, please email us at

The Freshwater Trust reserves the right to change our Policy at any time and without prior notice. However, if changes are made, they will be posted to this page so that you are aware of what information we collect and how we use it, consistent with our mission.

By using any of The Freshwater Trust website, you signify your acceptance of our Policy. If you do not agree to this Policy, please do not use our website.

The information collected on our website falls into two general categories: (1) information voluntarily submitted to us; and (2) electronically gathered background information.

Electronically Gathered Information

The Freshwater Trusts also analyzes non-personally identifiable information to monitor which areas of our website are best performing (e.g., through visitor IP addresses, log files, and/or cookies). This non-personally identifiable information is internally reviewed so we can analyze and respond to trends over time.

Information Submitted to Us

The Freshwater Trust only gathers personally identifiable information when you voluntarily submit this information to us through donation forms, job applications, and other web forms. This type of personally identifiable information may include your name, address, phone, email, city, state, zip, and country. The Freshwater Trust does not sell, trade, or share names, addresses, or other contact information on our donors.

Unless a donor chooses to be listed as “anonymous” by clicking the “I prefer to be listed as anonymous” field, The Freshwater Trust will otherwise assume that donor names may be included in our reports and other publications. All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to the professional staff that needs to process this data.


You may opt-out of receiving The Freshwater Trust electronic communications by following the appropriate link in our electronic newsletters and following directions to unsubscribe. If you wish to unsubscribe from freshwater magazine or other mailed communications, please contact us at

If you have questions about this Policy, please contact us at, or:
The Freshwater Trust
Attn: Development – Website Privacy Policy
P.O. Box 9205
Portland, Oregon 97207

External Websites

From time to time, our website may contain links to external websites. Once you click on one of these links, you will leave The Freshwater Trust’s website and be directed to a third party’s site. Please be aware that The Freshwater Trust is not responsible for the privacy policies of other sites.