Your privacy is very important to us, and we are committed to protecting it and respecting it. The following governs our use of the personal information you provide through this web site and all affiliated web sites of The Trustees.

Guiding Principles

When we collect personal information from you, we generally require only the basic information needed for us to provide the service or product requested, whether that be (for example) to fulfill an on-line purchase, register a member, or set up an e-news subscription. With every transaction or interaction, there is basic information that we must have to do our job well…so we require it.

At the same time, we endeavor to deliver as enhanced and personalized an on-line experience as possible, to improve and expand the ways we communicate what we do, we have to offer, and to gather feedback from you on a wide range of topics. The success of these endeavors depends on knowing more about you, and so we ask for additional personal information on an optional basis.


Personal information you give us is kept confidential and protected using industry-standard technology, such as firewalls and secure socket layers (SSL), a sophisticated internet encryption technology that scrambles data as it travels from your computer to our web site’s servers.

Note: Personal information stored on our web server is securely encrypted and stored away from publicly-accessible areas of the web site. No transmission of data over the internet or any other public network, however, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Although we make diligent efforts to safeguard your personal information once we receive it, we cannot warrant the security of information you transmit to us.


This web site employs cookie technology. A “cookie” is a small piece of information that a web site asks your browser to store on your hard drive. This information helps the web site “recognize” you instantly. Cookies recall information you entered before so you don’t have to reenter it again, keep track of items you put into your shopping cart, tell us what pages on the site you previously visited, and help us determine whether you came to the site from a particular internet link. If you prefer, you can disable cookies on your browser settings. You may still use our web site, even with cookies disabled.

E-mail Addresses

We do not sell, rent, exchange, or otherwise share e-mail addresses to anyone outside The Trustees. If this specific policy should ever change, we will first post the policy changes on this page and then notify you by e-mail about such changes, giving you the opportunity to opt-out of any e-mail address sharing programs.

However, within The Trustees, we do use e-mail addresses collected from an assortment of web site transactions and interactions to send periodic communications about our work in general and about specific subjects which we believe may be of interest to you.

Member Information

Member information is never sold or rented. However, the organization occasionally exchanges on a one-for-one basis the names and street addresses of a limited number of Members with other non-profit organizations and selected for-profit companies. Members who wish to opt-out of these exchanges may elect to do so by emailing the Membership department. To help us locate your record, please provide us with your Membership number (on your Membership card) and include your street address in the e-mail.

Your Consent

By using our web site, you consent to the collection and use of personal information by The Trustees as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy at any time. If this policy should change, we will first post the policy changes on this page and then notify you by e-mail about such changes. Once posted, such changes shall be effective immediately. Your continued use of this site shall be deemed as acceptance of the modified policy.

Please be aware that when you click on links that take you to third party web sites, you will be subject to the third parties’ privacy policies, not ours. While we support the protection of privacy on the internet, we cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties. Therefore, we encourage you to read third party privacy policies whenever interacting with, and prior to providing any personal information to, another web site.

We welcome feedback on our Trustees Privacy Policy. Please email any comments to