Privacy Policy

(last updated October 2021)


The NCFF’s website is owned and operated by The Napa Communities Firewise Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. This Privacy Policy contains details regarding our practices and your choices relating to how we collect, use and disclose personal and other information about our guests, visitors and users.  By using the NCFF website, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. Please review the Privacy Policy carefully. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected by third parties, for example, when you visit a third party website, or when you interact with online advertisements displayed on the NCFF website.  We cannot be held responsible for their actions with regard to your information.

The Information We Collect and How We Use It

The NCFF collects your name, address, email address, and other information on our signup form. When you make a donation, we collect your name, address and email address, as well as the amount of the donation(s).  The NCFF does not collect or retain your credit card information.  When you click to make a donation, you are transferred to a third-party payment processor’s website, which handles the transaction. We do not use your personal information in any automated decision-making.  We do collect non-personally identifiable information, which is information that does not identify you personally, but that becomes available to us as a result of your visit to our Site.

Third Party Sites and Services

As described above, our website includes features, functionality, or offers (such as donations) that are processed by third parties.  Third parties may also handle promotions and surveys, etc., and may also contain links to third party advertisers and others.  When you make any donations, we do not receive your payment account information, as the payment transaction is processed by the third party.  However, we may sometimes receive your email or other information (such as your name and address) provided during a purchase from the company through which your transaction was processed.  We may also receive information from other third parties collecting information on our website, such as a third party promotion in which you choose to register. Any third party websites or services to which our website links may use cookies, independently collect data or solicit personal information, and you should carefully review the privacy policies of these third parties before providing them any personal information. This Policy does not apply to any information you submit to third-party websites or services, including, without limitation, any sites to which our website may redirect you for donations, or other sites that may be connected to our website by hypertext link or otherwise.

When We May Share Your Information

The NCFF may share your information with the Fire Safe Councils under the umbrella of the NCFF, and vice-versa. The NCFF also may share your information on a confidential basis with NCFF contractors, service providers and agents solely for NCFF projects, education and outreach, support for emergency response and other business purposes. Otherwise, we will not sell, rent or grant access to your information to any other party without your consent. However, we may be required by law to disclose personal information without your consent in the event of emergency situations or when required by government or other legal authority. In connection with a reorganization or merger, or in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the NCFF’s assets, we may disclose your information to third parties provided that the information disclosed continues to be used for the purposes permitted by this Privacy Policy by the entity acquiring this information.

Your Choices About the Collection and Sharing of Personal Information

You can opt not to receive promotional materials from the NCFF when making a donation and you may also elect to stop receiving such materials by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link contained in those emails.  If you do so, your name will be deleted from our mailing list.

The Security Precautions Taken to Protect Your Personal Information

All electronic data maintained by the NCFF is accessible only by authorized individuals who are issued a password.  We do not use data encryption technology. As noted, credit card information is not collected or maintained by the NCFF.  For information regarding our third party credit card processor’s security practices and privacy policies, click here.  We make no representations or warranties to you about the adequacy of our third party payment processor’s security protocols.  Moreover, we do not undertake any responsibility with respect to reviewing, monitoring, or ensuring that our third party payment processor’s practices are adequate, or that it is in compliance with its stated security practices.

Guidelines for Minors

Minors in the country, state or province in which they live, may use the NCFF website only in accordance with applicable laws in their respective country or state, and in any case, only with the approval of a parent or guardian.

Limitation of Liability

By using the NCFF website, you are agreeing that the Napa Communities Firewise Foundation shall not be liable under any circumstances for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages that in any way arise from or relate to your use of the NCFF website, or disclosure of personal information you may choose to provide to the NCFF through the website.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you also agree that the NCFF shall not be liable under any circumstances for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages that in any way arise from or relate to a third party’s handling or unauthorized disclosure of your personal information that is provided to such third party via links from the NCFF website (for example, credit card information used in connection with a donation).  The foregoing limitation on liability shall apply regardless of whether the claim for damages is based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, or tort (including negligence, gross negligence, negligent misrepresentation), and regardless of whether the NCFF has previously been advised of the possibility of such damages, and/or the foreseeability of such damages.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time. Such changes will be effective when a notice of the change is posted on the NCFF website. Please check the website from time to time for updates to the Privacy Policy.  Your continued use of the NCFF website indicates your acceptance of the amended Privacy Policy.

Special Provisions for Residents of The European Union

The NCFF is a “Small Business” within the definitions in the laws of the United States, and is located solely in the State of California: it has no presence of any kind in any Member State of the European Union. All donation transactions facilitated through the NCFF website occur in the State of California and all services provided by the NCFF are delivered in California.