Privacy Policy for the Conservation Registry

This privacy policy applies to all information collected by The Conservation Registry via our web site(s).

What information we collect on this site

The Registry is a public resource for sharing and reporting on information related to conservation efforts. As such, some or all information provided by users (unless flagged as “private”) is made publicly available immediately following submission.

In addition to project-specific data, users must provide some personal information to register for an account with The Conservation Registry, specifically their name and e-mail address. This information is used to verify you as a potential authorized user of site features including the ability to upload project information to the Registry. This information may be used to contact you regarding the accuracy of your project information or to provide you with updates related to ongoing development of the Registry.

We may also collect standard information and statistics about connections to our Web site. We use this information to enhance the user experience on our site and to identify usage patterns in our efforts to improve usability and feature offerings.

Whom we share it with

Access to suppress or hide user information is restricted to authorized personnel (including but not limited to project data administrators, site developers, and Conservation Registry staff) only with the following clarifications:

E-mail addresses

User e-mail addresses are not shared with any outside entity or made available for sale or rent. Contact by other Registry users is initiated via a “blind” e-mail link which gives the intended recipient the ability to respond directly to the sender.

Financial data

Some financial information related to conservation efforts is gathered to help define the scope and focus of specific conservation efforts and/or the motivations for such efforts. Users are not required to provide this information, but are encouraged to share this information.


We recognize that some location information must be suppressed to protect the nature of the effort (e.g., endangered species protection) or for other reasons. Users are given the ability to suppress specific locations at the time of data entry. If this option is selected, the location will not be shared with the general public. However, location information will be used broadly in the calculation of aggregate reports without specific details as to the exact location.

Opt-Out Options

If you do not want to receive future contact from The Conservation Registry, you may opt out by changing your user preferences or sending your request via e-mail to .


Questions regarding our Privacy Policy can be addressed by sending an e-mail to Kassandra Kelly, Project Manager at or by mail to The Conservation Registry, 
c/o Defenders of Wildlife, Northwest Office, 1880 Willamette Falls Drive, Suite 200, 
West Linn, OR 97068.

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