RMEF PoliciesPrivacy Policy

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is committed to respecting the privacy rights of all visitors to the rmef.org and the elknetwork.com websites as well as any other media form, media channel, mobile website or mobile application related, linked or otherwise connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”). The following policy describes how we use information we receive from visitors to the Site.


January 14, 2020


By using the Site, you consent to our Privacy Policy. It is important that you understand the terms of our Privacy Policy before using the Site. Before you use any feature of this site, carefully review our entire Privacy Policy.


We implement a variety of security measures to attempt to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and who are required to keep the information confidential. When you place orders or access your personal information, we offer the use of a secure server. All sensitive/credit information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our databases to be only accessed as stated above. However, please also remember that we cannot guarantee that the internet itself is 100% secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Site is at your own risk. You should only access the services within a secure environment.


We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when registering at the Site, expressing an interest in obtaining information about the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, or our mission, products and services, when participating in activities on the Site (such as posting messages or entering competitions, contests or giveaways) or otherwise contacting us. The personal information we collect can include the following:

Name and Contact Data. We may collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other similar contact data.

Credentials. We may collect passwords, password hints, and similar security information used for authentication and account access.

Payment Data. We collect data necessary to process your payment if you make purchases, such as a credit card number, and the security code associated with your credit card. All payment data is stored by our payment processor and you should review its privacy policies and contact the payment processor directly to respond to your questions.

Contest, Drawings and Giveaway Data. We may collect personal information that you provide to us when entering contests or giveaways offered on the Site.

Automatically Collected Data. We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate the Sites. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Site and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Sites, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

Mobile Application Data. If you use our mobile application, we may request access to track location based information from your mobile device to provide location based services. We may request access to certain features from your mobile device, including your mobile device’s Bluetooth, calendar, camera, contacts, microphone, reminders, sensors, SMS messages, social media accounts, storage, and other features. You may change our access in your device’s settings. We may automatically collect mobile device information, such as your mobile device ID, model, manufacturer, operating system information, application version and IP address. We may request to send you push notifications regarding your account or the mobile application. If you wish to opt-out from receiving these types of communications, you may turn them off in your device’s settings.

Other Data. We may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, social media platforms (such as Facebook), as well as from other third parties. Examples of the information we receive from other sources include: social media profile information (your name, gender, birthday, email, current city, state and country, user identification numbers for your contacts, profile picture URL and any other information that you choose to make public); marketing leads and search results and links, including paid listings (such as sponsored links).


We may sell, trade or otherwise transfer Site users’ personally identifiable information voluntarily provided to us to our sponsors and partners. However, we do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer Web site users’ personally identifiable information voluntarily provided to us to any other outside parties, unless we receive your express consent in advance. We may use your personally identifiable information for our own promotional, marketing, and membership activities. Your personally identifiable information may be used by our Web site hosting partners in the process of assisting us in operating our web site. We may send you emails with links to third party sites.


Yes. Cookies are bits of electronic information that a Web site operator can transfer to your hard drive to help tailor and keep records of your visit to the site. The use of cookies is standard on the Internet and many Web sites use them. Cookies allow us to better customize your visits to our site to your individual preferences. We also contract with third party service providers who assign cookies (which do not contain any personally identifiable information) to conduct site tracking for us. These companies use cookies solely to provide us with aggregate data about site traffic. Although most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, you can usually change your browser to prevent that or notify you whenever you’re sent a cookie. This gives you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. Even without accepting a cookie, you can still access most of the features on our site.


Our Site offers you the ability to register and login using your third party social media account details (like your Facebook or Twitter logins). Where you choose to do this, we will receive certain profile information about you from your social media provider. The profile Information we receive may vary depending on the social media provider concerned, but will often include your name, e-mail address, friends list, profile picture as well as other information you choose to make public. If you login using Facebook, we may also request access to other permissions related to your account, such as friends, check-ins, and likes, and you may choose to grant or deny us access to each individual permission.

We will use the information we receive only for the purposes that are described in this privacy policy or that are otherwise made clear to you on the Site. Please note that we do not control, and are not responsible for, other uses of your personal information by your third party social media provider. We recommend that you review their privacy policy to understand how they collect, use and share your personal information, and how you can set your privacy preferences on their sites and apps.


We may provide links to third party sites. Since we do not control those sites or the privacy policies or security of those sites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third party sites. We cannot guarantee the safety or privacy of data you provide to any third party.


Under 13. Minors under 13 years of age should not submit any personal information on our site. RMEF does not knowingly collect or use any information from minors under the age of 13. If you become aware of any data we have collected from minors under the age of 13, please contact us at the email address listed below.

Under 18. Minors under the age of 18 who reside in California may request removal of any unwanted data that has been posted on the Site. To request removal, contact us at the email address listed below.


We may decide to update this privacy policy from time to time. If so, the updated version will be indicated by the “Updated” date above. If we make a material change to this privacy policy, we may notify you by either prominently posting a notice or by sending a notification to you directly. Please check our privacy policy periodically for possible changes.


Please also visit our Terms and Conditions establishing the use, disclaimers and limitations of liability governing the use of our Web site.


The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation welcomes comments and questions on this privacy policy. We are dedicated to protecting your personal information, and will make every reasonable effort to keep that information secure.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
5705 Grant Creek Road
Missoula, MT 59808
406-523-4500 or 1 (800) CALL ELK
[email protected]