Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Revised June 12, 2019

This website (“Website”) pajarocompass.org is a service offered by the Elkhorn Slough Foundation (“Foundation”) on behalf of the Pajaro Compass Network (“Compass”). This Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (“Use Policy”) describes the terms and conditions applicable to access and use of this Website and its services.

The Foundation reserves the right to modify this Use Policy at any time, and without prior notice, by posting a revised version on the Website. For users’ convenience, a last revised date is included at the top of this page. All Website users agree, through their use of the Website, that they agree to the current Use Policy, and will be bound by any changes to it. The Foundation may discontinue or restrict use of this Website for any reason.

By promoting the Compass, its resources and membership meetings, and news from across the network, the Website’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of and interactions among members. All Website content (“Content”, including but not limited to text, graphics, maps, and other images or data) is intended to be a general information resource and is provided solely on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. Content is not meant for regulatory purposes, and users are encouraged to confirm any information contained herein. Users should not construe the Foundation’s administration of Content on this Website as a warranty or guarantee of any kind either expressed or implied of its quality (including accuracy, completeness, or reliability) or availability of any goods or services. Use of the Website and the content available on the website is at the user’s sole risk.

The Website may contain links to websites operated by other parties. The Foundation provides these links to other websites as a convenience, and use of these sites is at every user’s own risk. With the exceptions of elkhornslough.org and elkhornsloughctp.org, which are governed under separate Use Policies, the linked sites are not owned or operated by or under the control of the Foundation, and the Foundation is not responsible for the content available on the other sites. Such links do not imply the Foundation's endorsement of information or material on any other site and the Foundation disclaims all liability with regard to users’ access to and use of such linked Websites.

The Foundation invites all users to view and use a single copy of the materials obtained from this Website for their non-commercial use. Users agree not to license, distribute, create derivative works from, transfer, sell or re-sell any information, Content, or services obtained from this Website. No graphics, photographs, or other visual elements obtained through this Website may be used, copied, or distributed separate from the accompanying annotations and bounding boxes without the prior express written consent of the original owner or Foundation. Users are not permitted to use the materials on this Website except as expressly set forth herein. Users may not under any circumstances attempt to deface, shut down, or otherwise damage this Website. Users may not, without the Foundation’s written permission, “mirror” any Content contained in this Website or any other server.

The Foundation is committed to preventing unauthorized access to the personal and organizational information users provide to us, and we maintain reasonable procedures and technology designed for this purpose. The Website has reasonable technical and organizational security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those security measures.

The Foundation uses third-party services, such as Google forms, for the Website’s online forms that are used to survey the interests and contact information of network members. Information collected on these forms does not request financial or other sensitive information. Email addresses entered into these third-party forms will only be used for contacting people about the activities of the Compass, its members, or other relevant news. Anyone who no longer wishes to receive these emails may contact us to stop these communications. We comply with all requests to opt out of our emails.

The Foundation may automatically gather general statistical information about our website and visitors, such as IP addresses, browsers, pages viewed, number of visitors, etc. To do this, we use cookies provided by third-party site analytics programs. We do not share any personal information with commercial advertisers or other groups, or knowingly allow other outside entities or companies to access users’ information used by cookies or similar technologies.

The Foundation is engaged in social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. We allow links to share pages on these and other social media networks. Our Website may also include social media features, such as buttons and widgets, or interactive mini-programs that run on our Website. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on the Website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website. User interactions with these features and platforms are governed by the privacy policy of the companies providing them.

By using this Website, all users consent to the collection and use of information by the Foundation and third-party analytics services in accordance with the terms of this Use Policy. The Foundation does not knowingly collect or use personal information from children under 13. We have no way of distinguishing or confirming the age of individuals who visit our website, and so we carry out the same Use Policy for individuals of all ages. If a child has provided us with personal information, a parent or guardian should contact us to remove the information and opt out of promotional opportunities. If the Foundation learns that we have received personal information from an individual under the age of 13, we will delete the information. The Foundation will respond with the appropriate action within a reasonable timeframe to all other requests to correct or delete personal information.

For such requests, or other questions regarding our Use Policy, please contact us:

Pajaro Compass Network
c/o Elkhorn Slough Foundation
PO Box 267, Moss Landing, CA 95039