The Friends of Ecusta Trail places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate our commitment to the privacy of our members, donors and website users. This policy explains what types of information is collected by the Friends of Ecusta Trail website,, and how this information is used.

What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected

Individuals who sign up to receive Friends of Ecusta Trail e-communications voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and email address). Website visitors who order merchandise or make online donations additionally provide us with addresses and sometimes phone numbers.  We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. You may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages. Please use the following e-mail address with “opt out” in the subject: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We use third-party payment providers for processing merchandise orders and online donations and do not keep or have access to your payment information.


Our website uses “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. They also let us track your usage of our website, so we know which parts of our site are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

How Your Information May Be Used

We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send email alerts to you; to answer your requests; to process your merchandise purchases; to process donations; etc. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease all communications from us. We may also use your information to track visitors to our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users' needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example).

Use of Personally Identifiable Information for “Making the Dream Real” Campaign

This campaign is being conducted jointly by Conserving Carolina and the Friends of Ecusta Trail.  As such, gifts and donor information will be shared between both organizations for the term of the “Making the Dream Real Campaign” only.  By making your gift to the Ecusta Trail campaign you are giving your express permission for your information to be shared in this limited manner.  If you do not wish your information to be shared, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Email Privacy

Friends of Ecusta Trail does not sell, trade or rent email addresses to anyone.

External Links

Our website includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the domain, and Friends of the Ecusta Trail is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.


We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

[Effective date: July 13, 2021]