The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association (CLWA) is committed to maintaining the privacy of our members and donors and maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information.

Personal information we collect

CLWA collects personal information, such as name, address, phone number, and email address, when a member or donor voluntarily provides it to us. In addition, CLWA keeps a record of giving histories for each member and donor. 

How we use personal information

This information is used to process and acknowledge your membership or donation; register your attendance at an event or meeting; respond to any information requests you may have; prepare any required IRS filings; and analyze overall giving patterns to make more accurate budget projections.

How we protect personal information

CLWA does not sell or rent names, addresses, or other personal information about our members. Email addresses, phone numbers, and financial information about donations are never shared with other organizations. Occasionally, names and mailing addresses may be exchanged with other non-profit organizations for the purpose of inviting members to upcoming events or activities. All personal information provided to us is stored in databases located on servers behind firewalls. Donations made through our website are processed through Paypal and follow Paypal’s privacy standards, which are outlined here.

Online information

No attempt will be made to identify or collect personal information about you or any of our website visitors. CLWA may automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, which may include your IP address, session time, click path analysis, and the pages you request. CLWA will only use this type data in an aggregate form that does not identify you personally.

Opt-out option

CLWA strives to keep members and donors informed about how donations are used and their importance for continuing our programs. We send several mailings a year to accomplish this and include a membership form to invite financial support. Most of our supporters want to receive all our mailings and newsletters. However, you may opt-out of any and all mailings by contacting us with your request.

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding this privacy policy or our privacy practices, you may send us an email at, call us at (585) 394-5030, or write us at:

Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association
144 Mill Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424