October 21st, 2020

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is committed to maintaining the privacy of those who visit our websites, www.ran.org, act.ran.orggrants.ran.orgjapan.ran.org, and forestsandfinance.org.

RAN 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. RAN 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 website, aggregate information on what pages visitors access, and information volunteered by the visitor (such as survey information, e-mail and other addresses and other personal information).

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

All personal information is stored on secure servers with password protection and accessible only using encrypted connections. Our service providers have privacy policies that also ensure they do not share, sell or rent your information for commercial purposes and use appropriate security procedures to protect your data, including industry standard encryption for communication and data storage. (Engaging Networks – https://www.engagingnetworks.net/company-policies/, Blackbaud – https://www.blackbaud.com/company/privacy-policy/north-americahttps://www.blackbaud.com/security) Visitors under the age of 13 (US) or 16 (EU & elsewhere), please ask your parent/guardian for their consent before submitting your personal information to this site. If we have reason to believe that someone is underage and we have collected their personal information without proper consent, we will delete that information in a reasonable period of time.

Financial Transactions

To process a charitable contribution or product purchase, it is necessary for Rainforest Action Network to gather the donor’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.

RAN may use service providers (such as merchant banks and ecommerce integrators) for the express purpose of conducting financial transactions. It is important to note that credit card numbers are used only at the time of the transaction, and are not stored following the conclusion of the transaction unless a transaction is selected that occurs on a regular basis. For transactions that recur, credit card information is stored in an encrypted format.

Donations to Rainforest Action Network are refundable within 30 days upon written request. If you would like to have your donation refunded, please contact RAN’s Development Department by writing to membership@ran.org. Read our full Refund Policy.

Your Data, Opt Out and Right to be Forgotten

Supporters and donors can write to membership@ran.org, to obtain details about what information we store about them, to opt out of our list or any sharing services Rainforest Action Network might subscribe to, or to request changes to his or her personal data as collected by Rainforest Action Network.

Supporters and donors have the “Right to be Forgotten” and can use this form to request that all their personal data as collected by RAN be removed from all our records.

RAN and our agents will notify authorities within 72 hours in case of any data breaches.

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, RAN requests contact information such as name and email address.

This information is stored securely with a third-party service provider (our agent) for the sole use of RAN. We do not share this information with any third-party but we sometimes send messages to our supporters asking them to take action with our partner organizations. Supporters are encouraged to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information from them.

Cookies Policy

Rainforest Action Network uses cookies on all our websites. By using our websites you consent to the use of cookies.

Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the website or a third­-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and more useful to you.

When you use and access our website we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain essential functions of our websites, to provide analytics, to store your preferences and improve your experience, and to enable us to reach you on social media platforms. We use both session and persistent cookies on our websites. We use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. In addition to our own cookies, we use various third-­party’s cookies to report website usage statistics, and track the effectiveness of our web based advertising.

List of common cookies used on our websites:

__cf_bm30 minutesThis cookie, set by Cloudflare, is used to support Cloudflare Bot Management.
_clck1 yearAdded by Microsoft Ignite's Clarity. Persists the Clarity User ID and preferences, unique to that site, on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.
_clsk1 dayAdded by Microsoft Ignite's Clarity. Connects multiple page views by a user into a single Clarity session recording.
_dc_gtm_UA-278839-11 minuteCreated by Google Analytics to uniquely identify our site and analytics related to it.
_fbp3 monthsThis cookie is set by Facebook to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising, after visiting the website.
_ga2 yearsThe _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
_ga_12342 yearsThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
_gat_objectObject1 minuteThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
_gat_UA-278839-11 minuteA variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.
_gcl_au3 monthsProvided by Google Tag Manager to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services.
_gid1 dayInstalled by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
_uetsid1 dayBing Ads sets this cookie to engage with a user that has previously visited the website.
_uetvid1 year 24 daysBing Ads sets this cookie to engage with a user that has previously visited the website.
AnalyticsSyncHistory1 monthCreated by LinkedIn and used to store information about the time a sync took place with the lms_analytics cookie.
ANONCHK10 minutesThe ANONCHK cookie, set by Bing, is used to store a user's session ID and also verify the clicks from ads on the Bing search engine. The cookie helps in reporting and personalization as well.
AWSALB7 daysAWSALB is an application load balancer cookie set by Amazon Web Services to map the session to the target.
AWSALBCORS7 daysThis cookie is managed by Amazon Web Services and is used for load balancing.
bcookie1 yearLinkedIn sets this cookie from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags to recognize browser ID.
bscookie1 yearLinkedIn sets this cookie to store performed actions on the website.
CLID1 yearAdded by Microsoft Ignite's Clarity. Identifies the first-time Clarity saw this user on any site using Clarity.
COMPASS1 hourNo description
CONSENT2 yearsYouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.
en_sessionId1 hourCreated by the Engaging Networks CRM that provides actions and donations to store your preferences and improve your experience.
eu_status1 yearUsed to identify visitors from EU countries to ensure that we meet EU GDPR standards.
fr3 monthsFacebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.
IDE1 year 24 daysGoogle DoubleClick IDE cookies are used to store information about how the user uses the website to present them with relevant ads and according to the user profile.
JSESSIONIDsessionThe JSESSIONID cookie is used by New Relic to store a session identifier so that New Relic can monitor session counts for an application.
langsessionLinkedIn sets this cookie to remember a user's language setting.
li_gc5 months 27 daysUsed to store consent of guests regarding the use of cookies for non-essential purposes
lidc1 dayLinkedIn sets the lidc cookie to facilitate data center selection.
MUID1 year 24 daysBing sets this cookie to recognize unique web browsers visiting Microsoft sites. This cookie is used for advertising, site analytics, and other operations.
NID6 monthsNID cookie, set by Google, is used for advertising purposes; to limit the number of times the user sees an ad, to mute unwanted ads, and to measure the effectiveness of ads.
NSC_QH-PMYsessionUsed by Blackbaud for payment purposes.
S1 hourUsed by Yahoo to provide ads, content or analytics.
SMsessionNo description available.
SRM_B1 year 24 daysUsed by Microsoft Advertising as a unique ID for visitors.
test_cookie15 minutesThe test_cookie is set by doubleclick.net and is used to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.
UserMatchHistory1 monthLinkedIn sets this cookie for LinkedIn Ads ID syncing.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE5 months 27 daysA cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface.
YSCsessionYSC cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.
yt-remote-connected-devicesneverYouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-device-idneverYouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.
yt.innertube::nextIdneverThis cookie, set by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
yt.innertube::requestsneverThis cookie, set by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

Action Center

RAN provides an advocacy service allowing site visitors to contact corporate leaders, key members in the business community and other members of the private sector on issues of concern. Contact information such as name and email address are requested. 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.


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

Changes to this policy

RAN reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to modify or correct any errors or omissions in any portion of this website. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our website 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 website periodically.

Contact Us

For questions: regarding this policy statement, the practices of this site, if you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, or to review or request changes to your contact information, you may contact us at membership@ran.org. To opt-out of receiving any of our communications or messages we share for partner organizations please write in to membership@ran.org with your specific request.