NEEF and Your Privacy

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) is committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors. Please read this policy to understand what personal information we collect, why we collect it, and how we use the information we collect.

Information Collection and Use

NEEF collects personally identifiable information in the following ways:

  • NEEF collects personal information when you register for our e newsletters.
  • When you send us an email inquiry. 
  • When you indicate your interest in supporting or volunteering for NEEF.
  • When you reigster an event or sign up for an event through NEEF.
  • You provide personal information (name, address, email address, telephone number, and payment information) when you click on the link to DonorBox to make an online donation to NEEF. This database is maintained by DonorBox, but NEEF has access to information in connection with your donation.
  • When you submit a story form.
  • When you submit a photograph or streaming video or content on a NEEF-sponsored webpage.
  • When you complete an entry form for one of our contests.
  • When you participate through SMS text with a NEEF-sponosred initiative.

We may on some occasions use information we collect to inform you of upcoming publications or other marketing material that would serve your interest. We do not sell or share this information with individuals or organizations outside NEEF for any purpose, including marketing or promotional purposes.

Right to Opt Out

You have the right to "opt-out" of certain of our uses of your Personal Information. For example, at the time you are requested to provide Personal Information on this Web Site and/or through our Services, you may have the opportunity to elect to, or not to: (1) receive promotional correspondence from the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) or (2) have your Personal Information shared with other companies or individuals. You may also make this request by sending an e-mail to In this e-mail please identify which NEEF Web site or Service you are referring to (or all of them) and say whether (i) you would like to opt-out of receiving promotional correspondence (including, for example, e-mail offers) in general, or just via e-mail, postal mail, short message service, instant messaging and/or by phone, (ii) you would like to opt-out of certain of NEEF’s e-newsletters or correspondence, and if so which ones, and/or (iii) you would like to opt-out of having your Personal Information shared with other companies or individuals. You may also opt-out of NEEF e-mails by clicking on an opt-out link within the promotional correspondence you receive, sending an email to or opt-out of NEEF’s promotional email or SMS correspondence or Premium SMS Services by texting "STOP" to the shortcode provided on the Web Site for the particular Service. Please understand that if you opt-out of receiving promotional e-mails or SMS from NEEF, we may still contact you by e-mail or SMS in connection with your account with us or to provide you with important information about NEEF or this Web Site or the Services. Also, a request to have us stop sharing your Personal Information with other companies or individuals will only apply as of the date of the request, and NEEF will not be responsible for any communications that you may receive from companies or individuals that received your Personal Information prior to such request. In these cases, please contact that company or individual directly.

Links to Other Sites

Our site contains external links to other organizations and websites, and we do not control the use of data collection on external websites. We encourage you to read their policy statements and terms of use. This policy statement governs only this site and other sites of the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation operating as NEEF.


NEEF takes precautions to protect your information. When you submit information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. NEEF uses a variety of security measures to secure your data and personal information. NEEF implemented physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to limit the unauthorized access and use of personal information.  NEEF limits employee access to data and personally identifiable information.  NEEF restricts access to data and personally identifiable information to all outside users.  All data transmitted to and from our website, including personally identifiable information, such as name and address, are encrypted using industry standard measures (HTTPS) to provide an additional level of security.

NEEF may use third party companies to collect or store data, such as customer relationship management (CRM) software. Whenever NEEF permits an external third party to access personally-identifiable information, appropriate procedures are followed to help ensure that the information is used only for authorized purposes and by authorized persons in a manner consistent with the choices NEEF website visitors have made, and that the security, integrity and privacy of the information is maintained.  Please refer to the following privacy policies for further information on how information is handled through third parties used by NEEF:

Although NEEF takes all measures - physical, electronic and administrative - to prevent unauthorized access to and maintain the accuracy of your data and information, no information transferred over the Internet is 100% secure. NEEF cannot guarantee the total security of information transmitted to us.


We may use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Please note, however, that certain features of the site might not function if you delete or disable cookies. THE SITE’S COOKIES DO NOT AND CANNOT INFILTRATE A USER’S HARD DRIVE TO COLLECT ANY INFORMATION STORED ON THE HARD DRIVE.

Children's Privacy

NEEF is committed to protecting the privacy of children. For that reason, we do not collect personal information at our website from those we actually know are under 13.

By visiting our website you understand our privacy statement and limitations. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact NEEF by email at or by mail: NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 160 Washington, DC 20008 or by phone (202) 833-2933 or fax (202) 261-6464.

Your use of this site is also governed by our Terms of Use Statement, so please read that as well.

Privacy of Donors to NEEF

Donors to NEEF are valued supporters of our work.  We respect their privacy and that of their information.  Donor information is stored on our private instances of DonorBox and Salesforce.  Both third-party applications adhere to the Privacy Shield Principles as set forth by the US Department of Commerce to protect personally identifiable information.  NEEF will not share or sell a donor's personal information, whether submitted online or by other means, with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations without the donor’s permission.  Logos and other information of corporate and foundation donors are only displayed or promoted with permission of a qualified representative. 

Last Updated September 11, 2020