Protecting your private information is a priority for the Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC). This Statement of Privacy applies to the Trails and Open Space Coalition’s website,, various social media platforms and event registration; and governs data collection and usage. For the Purpose of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to the Trails and Open Space Coalition include and TOSC. TOSC’s website is an information, reference and donation site. By using the TOSC website, you consent to the data practices described in this Statement.  


Collection of your Personal Information 

In order to better provide you with services offered, TOSC may collect personal identification information such as: 

  • First and Last Name 
  • Mailing Address 
  • E-mail Address 
  • Phone Number  
  • Employer 

If you donate to TOSC, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the transaction.  

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through TOSC’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.  

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services. These may include: (a) registering for an account; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from select third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when making a donation or when purchasing products and services. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also my gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.  



We protect cardholder data, it is never stored on TOSC’s server, all credit card data is encrypted and transmitted (with SSL certificate) over the payment gateway’s API. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon on your web browser, or looking for “https” at the address of the web page. is monitored and maintains PCI compliance. TOSC limits access to personally identifiable information to only select employees that require it to complete service tasks. TOSC’s computers/servers run on a secure network. 


Use of Personal Information 

TOSC collects and uses personal information to operate and deliver the services you have requested. TOSC may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from TOSC and its affiliates.  


Sharing Information with Third Parties 

TOSC does not sell, rent or lease its customer/donor lists to third parties. 

TOSC may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to TOSC, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. 

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

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted. 


Tracks User Behavior 

TOSC may keep track of the website and pages our users visit within TOSC, in order to determine what content is popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within TOSC to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.  


 Automatically Collected Information  

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by TOSC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the TOSC website and social media.  



This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that TOSC is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.  



When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. 

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through TOSC’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. [Text Wrapping Break] 



TOSC uses cookies to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. Google Analytics uses HTTP cookies to “remember” user interactions with on our website.  


Children Under Thirteen 

TOSC does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.  


E-mail Communications 

From time to time, TOSC may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from TOSC or click on a link therein. 

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from TOSC, you may opt out by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE or emailing 


Changes to this Statement 

TOSC reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat your personal information by placing a notice on our website, and/or by updating any privacy information. Your continued use of the website and/or Service available after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgement of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.  


Contact Information 

TOSC welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that TOSC as not adhered to this Statement, please contact us.

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