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Christmas Project  Privacy Policies

Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Our policy can be summarized in one sentence: we will not share your information with others without your prior consent.


Any personal data Hood River County Christmas Project collects is used to help us monitor and improve the services we offer, and to provide personalized services unique to our users.

We collect personal information, such as email addresses, when you:

  • Request email newsletters

  • Sign up for the annual distribution event

  • Make donations.

We may collect anonymous, aggregated statistics from third party analytics, server logs, and similar technology. When we link personal information with other information, we treat all of the linked information as personal information.

In addition, as you navigate our website, certain information may be collected passively, which means it is gathered without you actively providing it. Here’s how:

  • Through your browser: Certain information is collected by most browsers, such as your computer type, operating system type, and Internet browser type and version.

  • Through your device: If you access our site through a mobile device or other network-connected product, certain information may be collected about that device, including your device type or network service provider.

  • Using cookies: Cookies allow us to collect information such as browser type and pages visited. We and our service providers use this information for security purposes, to facilitate navigation, display information more effectively, and to personalize your experience while using the site. To learn more about cookies, please visit

  • Using monitoring tools: The site may utilize monitoring tools for the purpose of, among other things, compiling statistics about site usage and response rates, and tracking user activity.

  • IP Address: Your IP Address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever you visit the site, along with the time of your visit and the page(s) that were visited. We use IP Addresses for purposes such as calculating site usage levels, helping diagnose server problems, and administering the site.

It is always your choice to provide personal information. In some instances, if you choose not to provide personal information, you may not be able to use certain Christmas Project features.

Making Payments

When you make payments, such as a donation, you may need to provide your credit card number and billing address. That information will be provided directly to our third-party payment processor. The Christmas Project does not have access to and will not store or maintain your credit card information on our servers.

No disclosure of the information we collect to third parties

We may share your information:

  • with our third-party service providers

  • to comply with legal obligations

  • to protect our rights and property

  • with your permission

We do not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes.

Hood River County Christmas Project follows the relevant legal requirements and uses all reasonable precautions to ensure only responsible third parties see the information. However we are not responsible for any breach of security or any actions of any third parties who receive the information. Please note that we reserve the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate our systems properly and to protect both ourselves and our users. Any data processors with access to your data in providing services on our behalf are subject to contractual restrictions to ensure that your data is protected, and not used independently by such third party. As Columbia Insight can contain links to other websites, we inform our visitors that CI has no influence on the content of outside web pages, nor on the adherence or non-adherence of these websites to data protection regulations.

Our principles are:

  1. We will respect your email privacy. We will be the only party to email you with information or queries about you, your needs, your donation or postings.

  2. We will not pass on any individual user details (including your email address) for third-party use unless we have your prior consent, neither will we sell your personal details to third parties or market this information in any other way without your explicit permission.

  3. We will only share anonymous aggregate statistics about our users, sales and traffic patterns with our partners.

  4. Persons under the age of 18 years should not communicate personal data to us without the prior consent of adults authorized to act on their behalf.

At your request, we will update or delete your personal data. Please submit any such request by e-mail to:


Changes to privacy policy

Should we elect to change our privacy policy, we will post the changes here. Where the changes are significant, we may also choose to email all our registered users with the new details.

Questions and comments

For all queries related to our privacy policy, please contact: 

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