SWANS do 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 SWANS website. In order to use some of the tools and functions, however, you must enter some identifying information. SWANS does not disclose this information to anyone except 1) to identify you, as described in the following five 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 SWANS is stored in a secure location and is accessible only by designated staff.
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. SWANS 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 E-activist alert you must enter your name, your email address and the email address(es) of anyone you are sending it to. SWANS include 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 SWANS website, you may submit information directly to SWANS for purposes including donating, subscribing to an email bulletin or alerts.
When you donate to SWANS via our website your donation information is encrypted and transmitted via a secure connection. SWANS 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.