Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website is owned and operated by Bitter Root Land Trust.  Our website address is:  Our intention is to provide information and products in support of land conservation. We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us and how we treat that information. The Bitter Root Land Trust is committed to honoring our constituents’ privacy preferences.

We encourage you to take the time to read this privacy policy and those of any website you visit.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Program and Event Registration

In order to register for events, you must at minimum your name, address, phone number and email address. For information about the handling of your credit card information, please see the section below titled “security of your information”.


You do not need to create an account in order to make a donation to Bitter Root Land Trust, however, you are required to provide at a minimum your name, address, phone number and email address. For information about the handling of your credit card information, please see the section below titled “Security of Your Information”.

Subscribing to eNews emails

To sign up for eNews you are in most cases only required to provide us with your full name and email address.

How to Opt-Out of eNews emails

You may opt-out at any time from receiving an e-news email by selecting the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of every eNews, or by contacting us at (406) 375-0956.

Contact forms

Contact forms are used to collect information from you so that Bitter Root Land Trust can send information on or contact you about volunteer opportunities, or publish land trust content from your “share your story” form.  There is no requirement for you to fill out these forms.


We use cookies for various reasons. We only read cookies written by our sites. We do not use cookies to obtain information on other websites that you may visit. We may use cookies to store some history about the parts of our sites that you have visited to help you navigate our site more easily or to alert you to related pages on our site that may interest you.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Links to Third Party Sites

We provide links to third party sites. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third party sites.


We only track information necessary to complete donations, event registration, and sign-up forms.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone.

Where we send your data

When you make a donation, register for an event, or fill out a form, your information is sent to Bitter Root Land Trust.

How we protect your data

We will take appropriate steps to protect the security of your personal information. We will also protect your personal information in storage. We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from: unauthorized access; improper use or disclosure; unauthorized modification; and unlawful destruction or accidental loss. All our employees who have access to, and are associated with processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitor’s personal data.

All sensitive information (such as your credit card information) provided to the Land Trust Alliance through our website is transmitted directly to our credit card processor using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. No credit card information is stored on our site or our database.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can ever be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information to the fullest extent, we cannot ensure or completely guarantee the security of such information.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Our Compliance with Federal Law
Children’s Guidelines

The Bitter Root Land Trust complies fully with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA).

This website covered by this policy knowingly collect identifiable personal information from children under age 13. If we discover that a person under the age of 13 has provided us with any personally identifiable information, we will delete that information from our systems. We are unable to reply to information requests from children under the age of 13, if so identified. A parent or guardian must initiate any requests for information from children under the age of 13 on their behalf. We encourage parents to supervise children when they browse the internet.


The Bitter Root Land Trust complies fully with the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM Act). To this end, the land trust:

  • Always offers recipients of e-mail marketing and e-news a clear means of opting-out from the receipt of future messages;
  • Always includes a link to the Bitter Root Land Trust’s physical address within the body of all e-mail messages;
  • Never uses false or misleading header information in any email message;
  • Never attempts to deceive email recipients by using deceptive subject lines;
  • Never uses automated means to harvest email addresses from websites or web services; and
  • Never generates email addresses using programmatic methods.

Questions and Contact Information
The Bitter Root Land Trust welcomes comments and questions on this policy. We are dedicated to protecting your personal information, and will make every reasonable effort to keep that information secure.

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Bitter Root Land Trust 
170 S 2nd Street, Suite B
Hamilton, MT 59840 
(406) 375-0956