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Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Privacy Policy

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) has a firm commitment to your privacy related to information we store, collect, use and share. WPC has developed this privacy policy to govern our information gathering and dissemination practices for, and any other URL owned by WPC, our social media sites, as well as for our membership, volunteer and donor programs. By visiting our websites and participating in our programs, you are accepting the policies and practices described in this privacy policy.

Personal Information We Collect

WPC’s websites use online forms for you to request information, purchase products, subscribe to emails and newsletters, sign up for events and volunteer. We may collect your mailing address, email address, phone number(s), unique identifiers (such as location, operating system, devices, webpage interaction statistics, user names and passwords for WPC accounts), and payment information (bank account or credit/debit card numbers needed to fulfill your registration, donation or purchase).

WPC uses cookies and third-party web and mobile app analytics and optimization services to improve user experience on our websites. We may obtain information about your visit to our websites and how you interact with our other electronic communications.

WPC uses this information to customize the site for return visitors, aggregate demographic information, provide analytics to optimize site navigation, store preferences, enable portions of the site, and to support delivery of advertisements. At no point does this information combine with personally identifiable information such as name, address, phone number or email. If WPC aggregates and anonymizes personal information, the data will no longer be considered personal information.

WPC may also collect personal information you provide to us over the phone, in email, or through a face-to-face conversations.

How We Use Your Information

Your information is used for the reason you contact us, such as to process donations, process and ship purchases, provide you with publications via email or regular mail, register you for an event or volunteer opportunity, or to respond to your request for information..  This information is also used to get in touch with website or facility visitors when necessary.

WPC will also use personal information to comply with requests from law enforcement, to protect the Conservancy against fraud and unauthorized transactions and to defend against hackers.

Our online surveys may ask you for contact information, typically your email address, which we use to send you information about our organization. You may opt out of receiving future mailings and information. Please see the opt out section below.

Banking, Credit Card and Debit Card Information

Banking, credit card and debit card provided to Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and/or Fallingwater, and/or as part of the ordering or donation process is not stored by WPC.

Choosing to Opt Out

We will honor your request to opt out of receiving future printed and electronic communications from us at the point where we request information about you. You may, at any time, choose to also opt out of including your information on any list that is exchanged with unaffiliated third-party organizations by contacting us at the mailing address or email address below.

Also, you have a right to be informed of and have access to any personal data that WPC has on file for you. In addition, you have a right to object, change, retain and/or restrict any personal data collected.

Contact us at Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15222, or to request more information or to receive a copy of your personal data. Please allow the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy up to 30 days to respond to any GDPR requests regarding how user information is stored, collected, used and shared.

Membership Information

As part of our efforts to continually expand membership support for our programs, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy occasionally exchanges portions of our member list with a small number of carefully screened organizations that conduct similar programs or services that may interest our members.  The information shared includes name and mailing address.

If you do not wish your member information to be exchanged, or to receive information from other organizations, please let us know by contacting the Development Department toll free by phone at 1-866-564-6972, email to, or postal mail at Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15222. WPC will also remove names from our mailing lists at the donor's request and will honor all requests to not contact a donor by mail, telephone or email.

Contacting the Website Administrator

Our websites may contain links to other websites that WPC does not own nor manage. WPC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. If you have any questions about this privacy information, the practices of or interactions with our websites, you can contact WPC’s website administrator at or

Changes to this Privacy Policy

As privacy standards and internet laws evolve, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will remain committed to revising this Privacy Policy in a timely manner to address potential changes and add information to better explain our practices and procedures. We encourage users to read this policy regularly and contact us if you have any questions by email to, or by postal mail at Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15222.