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Privacy Policy

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) respects your right to privacy and is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust. We pledge to never sell or inappropriately share our list with any unaffiliated group or individual. However, we may from time to time permit a group we strongly support and whose values we share to invite members of our list to voluntarily join another group’s email list. We have created the following privacy policy to inform you about the ways in which we collect and use this information.

CCAN does not collect any information from you without your knowledge and permission, and we do not ask that you enter any personal information to access or use most areas of the CCAN website. In order to use some of the tools and functions, however, such as the online action center, you must enter some identifying information. CCAN does not disclose this information to anyone except 1) to identify you, as described in the following three paragraphs, to those you contact through our website and 2) to manage our website and database with the help of service providers, who are subject to a non-disclosure agreement. Information you provide CCAN is stored in a secure location and is accessible only by designated staff. 

Online Activism
To send a message from our online action center to government officials and other decision-makers you must identify yourself by name, address and email address. CCAN includes this information when we send your message. This is necessary for your message to be effective, and in the case of many government officials it is required.

Postcards and “Tell Your Friends” Pages
To forward an article, postcard or action alert you must enter your name, your email address and the email address(es) of anyone you are sending it to. CCAN includes your name and email address when we send your message.

Other Places Information May Be Requested
In addition to information you enter when sending messages to friends and decision-makers from CCAN’s website, you may submit information directly to CCAN for purposes including donating, subscribing to an email bulletin or entering a contest. CCAN will not disclose this information to anyone except in accordance with any rules you agree to as a contestant and, as described above, to manage our website and database with the help of service providers, who are subject to a non-disclosure agreement.

Communications from CCAN
If you have opted to receive any of our publications by email you are able at any time to unsubscribe by following the directions that appear here and in the email publication itself or by contacting CCAN (a link to our contact information appears at the foot of this page).

When you provide CCAN with your email address and mailing address, we may contact you to ask you to become a member of CCAN. You can choose not to receive such requests by contacting our membership department at

Secure Transactions
When you donate to CCAN via our website, your credit card information is encrypted and transmitted via a secure connection. CCAN uses your credit card information only for the purpose of processing your donation. We will not disclose this information except as necessary to process your donation and we do not store it once your donation has been processed.

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