1. Privacy Statement. Friends of Coal operates this FriendsofCoal.org web site. Friends of Coal regards the privacy and security of user information as a critical component of the service that we offer to our users. The following information explains our information gathering and dissemination practices.

2. Registration. You may be required to register in order to be granted access to certain services and/or products at this web site. At the time of registration, you may be prompted by one of our online forms to provide certain personal information to us, including your name, email address, etc. ("Registration Data").

3. Registration Data. We use Registration Data to send you information and to keep you informed. We also use Registration Data to tailor our web site to your particular needs. We use demographic and profile information to tailor your experience at our site, showing you the content that we think you might be interested in as well as displaying the content according to your preferences. You may choose to stop receiving future communications from us. Please see the Opt-Out and Discontinue Section below.

4. IP Addresses. IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as "traffic data" so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you. Friends of Coal will not use your IP address to attempt to identify your personal information.

5. Referers. A Referer is the information passed along by a web browser that references the Web URL you linked from, and is automatically collected by our web server as "traffic data". We use traffic data to credit your referral to a partner or affiliate who referred you to our web site. This information may also be used by Friends of Coal to identify broad demographic trends that may be used to provide information tailored to your interests. You will not be personally identified from this information.

6. System Information. System information we collect as part of "traffic data" includes time, the type of web browser being used and the operating system/platform. This information is sent automatically by your web browser when you are connected to a web site. This information is used by Friends of Coal in identifying broad demographic trends and may be used to provide information appropriate for your computer system. You will not be personally identified from this information.

7. Sharing of Information. Friends of Coal feels strongly that your personally identifying data should only be seen by you, unless you authorize us to share it with others. Except as provided in this privacy Policy, no data or information which personally identifies you will be shared with anyone. Some of your information may be shared on an aggregate basis only, as a part of a larger set of statistics, but that information will not be sufficient to permit the recipient to identify you. Notwithstanding the forgoing, Friends of Coal will only disclose personally identifiable data without your permission in the following limited circumstances: (i) if Friends of Coal is required to do so by law, or (ii) if Friends of Coal has the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to or comply with applicable laws.

8. Security. Information collected by Friends of Coal is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. All of our employees and contractors are dedicated to maintaining and upholding your privacy and security and are aware of our privacy and security policies. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information within our systems, Friends of Coal cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

9. Other Web Sites and Links. This web site contains links to other web sites, and our partners and affiliates may also have links on this web site and/or provide links to this web site. Please note that the privacy practices of those other web sites and of our partners and affiliates are not covered by this Privacy Policy, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites, partners, or affiliates. You should be careful to review any privacy policies of such web sites, partners, or affiliates.

10. Opt-Out and Discontinue. Subscribers may elect to opt-out and to discontinue receiving future communications from Friends of Coal. As an opt-in subscriber, you are required to confirm your subscription by automated e-mail in order to begin receiving information or updates from Friends of Coal. An automated opt-out e-mail will then be provided to you. You may also avoid future communications from Friends of Coal by sending us an email at info@friendsofcoal.org indicating your name and e-mail address and requesting to opt-out and discontinue future communications.

11. Modification of Privacy Policy By Friends of Coal. Friends of Coal reserves the right to change or update this Privacy Policy at any time without notice.

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