Privacy Policy


Updated Date: July 30, 2020

The Joshua Tree National Park Association has made this privacy notice to disclose privacy practices that The Joshua Tree National Park Association uses on our websites at and as well as all subdomains associated with those domains. The privacy policy was made in regards to how our websites collects information including disclosures required by CalOPPA and GDPR. Continued use of these websites constitutes as consent of this privacy policy.


The Joshua Tree National Park Association is the primary owner of information collected on these sites. We collect information through analytics on our shop, membership sign ups, and through information that is voluntarily provided by you through email or through direct contact. We will not sell or rent this information.

We use this information to offer you better customer service and to see where to make improvements to the online shop site's interface. Or we use said information, such as an email, to respond when direct contact is requested. We will use third parties to offer convenient customer service that might use your information as well.

We offer a mailing list that you sign up for where we may contact you via email to inform you of sales, new products, classes, lectures, park news, memberships, donations, events and other updates regarding the Joshua Tree National Park Association. You can request to be removed from this email using the footer of the email you received or you can contact us. The Joshua Tree National Park Association or one of our third parties might contact you in the future regarding privacy policy changes. You can also directly unsubscribe by clicking on the appropriate link(s) below:

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When you visit our online shop, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as "Device Information".

California Do Not Track Disclosures

The Joshua Tree National Park Association does not alter the Joshua Tree National Park Association site based on the Do Not Track request at this time.

Third Parties

The Joshua Tree National Park Association uses third parties to complete certain tasks such as mailing list management and analytics. These third parties are subject to their own privacy policies and may potentially gather your information. The following is a list of third parties services we use on the Joshua Tree National Park Association's websites:

MailChimp | Privacy Policy

Constant Contact | Privacy Policy

Shopify | Privacy Policy

Adobe (Typekit) | Privacy Policy

Google Maps | Privacy Policy

Google Analytics | Privacy Policy

We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Shopify to power our online store - you can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here.

Cookies, Demographics, and Interests Data

By using these websites, you consent to, the storing and accessing of cookies through Shopify’s analytics and Google Analytics. Shopify’s analytics and Google Analytics collects Demographics and Interests data.

When we talk about "Personal Information" in this Privacy Policy in reference to using our online shop, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information (Shopify).

When you use our online shop we collect Device Information using the following technologies:

  • "Cookies" are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit
  • "Log files" track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
  • "Web beacons", "tags", and "pixels" are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

We use the Order Information (Shopify) that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:

  • Communicate with you;
  • Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and
  • When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

Your Control

The Joshua Tree National Park Association gives you the choice to opt out of any contact at any time. The third parties we use have different procedures for opting out of contact, but you can get into contact with the Joshua Tree National Park Association and we'll be sure to help out best we can. You can do the following at any time by getting into contact with us: Request access to your personal information, update your personal information to keep it accurate, request to delete your personal data, request to stop processing your data, request your data be delivered to yourself or a 3rd party, or object to any automated decision making that may impact you.

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.


In order to receive certain services from the Joshua Tree National Park Association such as our mailing list, you must first complete the registration form. Registration requires to give certain information (such as first name, last name, and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest.


We request information from you on our order form. To buy from the Joshua Tree National Park Association, you must provide contact information (like name, email address, phone number, and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date, billing address). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we'll use this information to contact you. We refer to this information as "Order Information".

We use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies may potentially retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.


The Joshua Tree National Park Association takes precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the websites, your information is protected both online and offline.

Information that is collected is transmitted using encryption services. The "https" in our web address shows that a Joshua Tree National Park Association site is encrypted with your browser.

The Joshua Tree National Park Association also takes extra steps to ensure data collection offline takes place such as only letting a select few employees deal with information and keeping sensitive information under lock.


These websites contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our sites and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Data Retention

When you place an order through the online shop site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

Notification of Changes

Whenever material changes are made to the privacy notice, we'll let users know on our Privacy page. Users can request to sign up for emails notifying them of privacy policy changes by emailing the Joshua Tree National Park Association at

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at (760) 367-5535, via email at, or by mail using the details provided below:

Joshua Tree National Park Association
[Re: Privacy Compliance Officer]
74485 National Park Dr
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277