Outward Bound California ("OBCA," "we," "our," or "us") respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. We provide this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to help you ("you," "your," or "User") understand how OBCA collects, uses, protects, and discloses information and data when you use the OBCA website at https://www.outwardboundcalifornia.org/ ("OBCA Services"). This Privacy Policy also explains how you can manage the use of certain information we collect. By accessing, browsing, or otherwise using the OBCA Services, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We collect different types of information from and about Users of the OBCA Services, including information by which you may be personally identified ("Personal Information"). For example, we collect Personal Information from Users that create an account with the OBCA Services such as the User's name, address, email, and phone number, credit card information, and birth date. If you create an account using your credentials from a third-party social media site, we will have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, email address, and profile picture, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such third-party social media site. We additionally collect other information that Users volunteer, such as through contact forms that Users can submit through the OBCA Services.

If you would like to access or correct inaccuracies your account information, you may do so by contacting us via email or phone.

If you choose to apply for a job through the OBCA Services, we will collect Personal Information such as your name, phone number, email, address, and any Personal Information in your resume, cover letter, and field log (if applicable).

We also collect information that you voluntarily provide in your testimonial. We may post your testimonial, with your prior consent. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, please contact us at [email protected] and include in your email your name, testimonial location, and contact information.

We also collect information that is not Personal Information, such as aggregate data regarding which webpages are visited for how long, as well as information regarding any technical errors that occur on the OBCA Services.

Cookies and Anonymous Identifiers

The OBCA Services use Google Analytics, a third party that collects and processes data. Information about how Google Analytics collects and processes data can be found here: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We use the information we collect, including Personal Information, to improve the content of the OBCA Services, to facilitate OBCA programs, to process transactions that you enter into using the OBCA Services (such as donations or correspondence), and to contact you regarding the OBCA Services. We may also share Personal Information with third-party consultants, for purposes such as wealth screening or fundraising consultation. We do not share Users' credit card information.

Additionally, OBCA discloses the information we collect, including Personal Information, when required to do so by law, or in response to a subpoena, discovery, or court order, or when OBCA believes in its sole discretion that disclosure is necessary to protect the property or rights of OBCA or third parties.

If OBCA is merged, acquired, or sold, or in the event of a transfer of some or all of our assets, we may disclose or transfer Personal Information in connection with such transaction. Other than to the extent ordered by a court, the use and disclosure of all transferred Personal Information will be subject to this Privacy Policy, or to a new privacy policy if you are given notice of that new privacy policy and are given an opportunity to opt out of it. Personal Information submitted or collected after a transfer, however, may be subject to a new privacy policy adopted by the successor organization.

Opt-Out Options

If you wish to opt out of receiving emails from us, you can unsubscribe via an unsubscribe option located in our emails. If you do not want us to share your email address with third parties, or wish to stop receiving phone calls or mailings from us, please let us know by sending us an email at [email protected] or calling us at 415-933-6222.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We have security measures in place in our facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you through the OBCA Services. However, please be aware that no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be completely secure and, as such, we do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the OBCA Services. You transmit information through the OBCA Services at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the OBCA Services.

Collection and Use of Information by Third Parties

OBCA may share information you submit through the OBCA Services to third parties, including Personal Information. Third parties are under no obligation to comply with this Privacy Policy, however, with respect to Personal Information that Users provide directly to those third parties or that those third parties collect for themselves. OBCA neither owns nor controls the third-party websites accessible through the OBCA Services, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to information provided to or gathered by the third parties that operate them. Before visiting a third party, whether by means of a link on the OBCA Services or otherwise, and before providing any Personal Information to any third party, Users should review the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third party, and should take those steps necessary to, in those Users' discretion, protect their privacy.

Online Payments and Donations

You may be able to pay for a program registration or make a donation through the OBCA Services. If you choose to register for a program, Users will be directed to the Outward Bound national company's website—outwardbound.org—which will use the Personal Information collected to process the purchase and to send a purchase confirmation.

If you make a donation, we use the Personal Information collected, such as your credit card information and contact information, for billing purposes and to provide donation receipts. You may include your name when making a donation or you may choose to donate anonymously.

We may use third-party vendors to process donations, such as Quickbooks. Further information about how this payment processing vendor uses your information can be found in its privacy policy, accessible here: https://security.intuit.com/index.php/privacy#EUUS

Do Not Track

Some web browsers have "Do Not Track" or similar features that allow you to tell each website you visit that you do not want your activities on that website tracked. At present, the OBCA Services do not respond to "Do Not Track" signals and consequently, the OBCA Services will continue to collect information about you even if your browser's "Do Not Track" feature is activated.

International Users

The OBCA Services and the information contained therein is intended for use by United States residents only. If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer and processing of your information to the United States. By providing your information you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Privacy Policy and you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy will be governed by the law of the State of California and the dispute resolution provisions set forth in the Terms of Service. If you wish to withdraw your consent for the use and sharing of your personal information pursuant to this Privacy Policy, then you will need to cease all use of the OBCA Services.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may change or update this Privacy Policy, and will post the changes to the OBCA Services to notify you. We encourage you to visit this page periodically to remain informed of any changes. If you continue to use the OBCA Services after those changes are in effect, you agree to the revised Privacy Policy. If the changes are significant, we may provide more prominent notice or get your consent as required by law.

You may prevent your Personal Information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by sending us an email to the address provided in this Privacy Policy.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected] or 415-933-6222. You may also contact us via mail at: 1016 Lincoln Blvd, #316, San Francisco, CA 94129. We will resolve User complaints via internal investigation.

Effective Date: May 8th, 2020

Date of Last Revision: May 8th, 2020

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