Privacy Policy

Updated on 9/7/2021

Privacy Statement

CPR Initiative strives to ensure the protection of your personal and/or private information through responsible practices online and off. This page summarizes our personal information collection practices. Your access to and use of the site is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to everyone, including, but not limited to: visitors, users, and others, who wish to access or use our site.

Who we are

Climate Protection and Restoration Initiative is a nonprofit organization formed in Eugene, Oregon, United States (“we,” “us,” “our,” and “CPR Initiative”). Our primary website address is:, and our subdomains include:, and

Public Comments

We collect information that you enter on the website, including comments on our site, IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.  [This par is incomprehensible to me — DG]


We collect any and all information that you enter on the website. This includes if you upload images to our site. You may wish to avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included since visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies & Tracking Technologies

A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on your computer by your web browser. The file is added once you agree to store cookies on your computer or device, and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow sites to respond to you as an individual. The Website can also tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

This site collects cookies and may use cookies for reasons including, but not limited to:

  • Analyze our web traffic using an analytics package;
  • Identify if you are signed in to the Website;
  • Test content on the Website;
  • Store information about your preferences;
  • Recognize when you return to the Website.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better experience of our site. Some cookies are necessary to enable certain basic functionalities on our site. For example, our website requires a cookie to start a session on our website’s server, and to store a simple message when a form is submitted that can be displayed on a different page. These cookies contain no personal data and are discarded when you close your browser. Other cookies enable us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This setting may prevent you from taking full advantage of our site.

If you leave a comment on one of our blog posts, then your name, email address and website will be automatically saved on our site’s database in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you are a member or contributing author and use our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on our site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, maps, articles, etc.) and hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than us. We provide such content and hyperlinks for your reference only. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website, and it is up to you to read and accept the privacy policies of those third-party sites. 

Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.

Information we collect, where we get it & how we use it

We have several forms on our site, which collect some or all of the following data from our visitors: first and last names, email, phone number, address, vocation, employer and professional affiliations. 

The data collected from our Petition to President Biden will be compiled into a list that will eventually be shared with its intended recipient, the President, or a representative staff member. First and last names, and professional affiliations will be posted to a live petition signatory directory and displayed publicly. 

Sharing of your personal information

CPR Initiative does not sell, communicate or divulge your personal information with third-party individuals or organizations without your permission, including public organizations, corporations or individuals, except when you submit information on our site collected for the explicit purpose of participation in a collective action, such as a petition, or whenever applicable by law. 

In order for us to maintain frequent communications with our contacts, we share the minimum information necessary with a third-party mailing list and e-marketing provider. When we enter into a client/service agreement with a third-party for the purpose of maintaining electronic communication with our contacts, we ensure that the information shared is the minimum possible to carry out the work of our organizational mission, and take care to screen our partner organizations for the same or higher privacy protection standards as our own. You may at any time opt to add your email address to a “Do Not Email” mailing list or list server if you request it. In this last case, you may at any time ask us to remove your name from such lists.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a publicly viewable comment on our website, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have completed any of our online forms, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we rectify or erase any personal data we hold about you. Please send your request to

  • The right to withdraw consent
  • The right of access
  • The right to erasure
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object
  • Notification of data breaches
  • The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Where we send your data

Visitor comments and messages sent to us through our contact us form or host an event form will be checked through Google reCaptcha, an automated spam detection service. 

The name and email address provided by visitors through any of our online forms may be stored and processed through a third-party email marketing company, called MailChimp, see their data privacy and terms.

When you make a donation, sponsorship or contribute money to CPR Initiative through any of our online forms, you are redirected away from our site to use our payment processor of choice, and the information you submit through the secure online transaction portal is processed by PayPal. If you do not wish to share your data with PayPal, you may choose to contribute by sending a personal check to the following address: 

Climate Protection & Restoration Initiative 

2495 Hilyard St., Suite A, Eugene, Oregon 97405