Privacy Policy is owned and operated by the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC). ELPC respects your right to privacy and is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust. We do not sell or rent any information you provide us through our website. We have created the following privacy policy to inform you about the ways in which we collect and use this information.

ELPC is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. This information will not be sold or rented to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. ELPC collects information from site visitors at several different points on this website.

We collect only the domain name, but not the e-mail address of visitors to our Web site, aggregate information on what pages visitors access, information volunteered by the visitor (such as survey information, e-mail and other addresses), and other personal information. If cookies are enabled on a visitor’s computer, then our site may use cookies to enhance the viewing experience.

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web site, to notify visitors about updates to our Web site, and to alert visitors about issues and opportunities. The information is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

Financial Transactions

ELPC’s websites use state-of-the-art encryption technology to ensure that your transaction is safe. Our secure socket layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and is the best software available today for secure e-commerce transactions. It encrypts all of the personal information you submit to us, including credit card number, name, and address, so that the information cannot be read as it travels over the Internet.

To process a charitable contribution, it is necessary for ELPC to gather the visitor’s name, email address, mailing address, phone and credit card information. This data is used to verify identity and execute the financial transaction. Additionally, phone number and email address information may be used to contact visitors if there is a problem with the transaction.

ELPC may use service providers (such as merchant banks) for the express purpose of conducting financial transactions. Personal information is kept private and secure and is not sold, rented, or traded to third parties. Credit card numbers are used only at the time of the transaction.

Electronic Newsletter

If a site visitor chooses to subscribe to any of our electronic newsletters through the sign-up forms on our site or while making a donation, ELPC requests contact information such as name and email address.

ELPC provides an advocacy service allowing site visitors to contact policy makers on issues of concern. 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. ELPC includes this information when we send your message. If cookies are enabled on a visitor’s computer, then our site will use cookies to identify previous users of our advocacy service to enhance their experience.

Other features

In order to use some features of this web site, users must first complete a registration form. During registration, users are required to give their contact information. This information is used to contact users about the topics on our site for which they have expressed interest.


ELPC provides links to other web sites. ELPC is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. Site visitors are encouraged to be aware when they leave and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by

Changes to this policy

ELPC reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to modify or correct any error or omissions in any portion of this web site. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the address below.


For questions regarding this policy statement, or the practices of this site, please email or call 312-673-6500.