Privacy Policy

West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (doing business as WE ACT for Environmental Justice) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to the WE ACT website ( and governs data collection and usage. By using the WE ACT website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of Your Personal Information
If you voluntarily fill out a form or sign up for our email newsletter through our website, WE ACT will collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, email address, and telephone number as well as your zip code, which is anonymous demographic information that is not unique to you. If you sign up to become a member or make a donation to support WE ACT, you may be asked to provide additional personally identifiable information, such as your address and credit card information.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by WE ACT. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used by WE ACT for the operation of the website, to maintain quality of the site, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the site.

Use of your Personal Information
The information you voluntarily provide WE ACT through use of this website is used to provide you with the information you requested or fulfil your request to become a member or make a donation. WE ACT does not sell, rent, or lease this information to third parties. WE ACT may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (email, name, and telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, WE ACT may share data with trusted partners to help us process payments or perform statistical analysis. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to WE ACT, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

WE ACT will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on WE ACT or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of WE ACT; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of WE ACT’s website, or the public.

Use of Cookies
WE ACT’s website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience interactive features of our site or other sites you visit.

Security of Your Personal Information
WE ACT secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. WE ACT secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

Changes to this Statement
WE ACT will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy as necessary. WE encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how WE ACT is protecting your information.

Contact Information
WE ACT welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that WE ACT has not adhered to this Statement, please contact WE ACT at We will use reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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