Privacy Policy

​​​​Thank you for visiting the Presidio Trust’s website. This privacy policy describes how we handle information we learn about you during your visit.

We collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, we collect and store certain information automatically. Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website:

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  • The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet connection, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain)
  • IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet) from which you access our website
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The country and state from which you access our site
  • The pages you visit and the information you request
  • If you linked to our website from another website, the address of that website. We use the information we collect to count the number and type of visitors to the different pages on our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors
  • Search terms used to get to our website from an external search engine and terms used on our site using our search engine

This information does not identify you personally. It is collected primarily for site management purposes and to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

Information Collected for Tracking and Customization (Cookies)

A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer to allow it to remember specific information about your session. Your computer will only share the information in the cookie with the website that provided it, and no other website can request it.

There are two types of cookies: session and persistent. Session cookies last only as long as your web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for longer periods of time.

We use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through the site, or to allow you to customize your preferences for interacting with the site.

We use persistent cookies to:

  • Remember you when your browser comes back to the site, so we don't invite you to subscribe for a newsletter every time you visit.
  • Gather anonymous summary demographic information, including gender and age range.
  • To get aggregate metrics on site usage to understand how people are using the site and how we can make it better.

We use Google Analytics to anonymously track visitors who interact with our site.

Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. Although using cookies creates a better experience for you, this site will also work without them. If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your machine, you can edit your browser's options to stop accepting them or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. USA.gov provides instructions for "opting-out" of web measurement and customization technologies through disabling cookies on your web browser. Please note that opting-out in no way affects your access to content within our website or how you see the site.

If You Send Us Personal Information

You do not have to provide any personal information to visit our website. If you choose to provide us with personal information, such as by sending a message to an email address on this website, by registering for a newsletter, or by filling out a form and submitting it through our website, we will use that information to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. If you submit your resume to us electronically, we will use your personal information to consider your application for employment.

We may share information you give us with contractors acting on our behalf or with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency. In other limited circumstances, such as responses to requests from Congress, law enforcement agencies, or Freedom of Information Act requests, we may be required to disclose information you submit. If you provide comments in response to a request for public comments we may make those comments as well as your identity available to the public in a publication or by posting them on our website, but will not reveal your contact information. In summary, any information we collect may be subject to disclosure, but will be handled in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act to ensure the greatest protection of personal privacy.

Please do not send us sensitive information, such as your credit card or social security numbers, via email. It is possible that during transmission of your email this information may be intercepted by a third party. We cannot guarantee its safety while in transit.

Third Party Tools

We use services provided by third-party tools to improve our website experience.

Eventbrite: Event registration is hosted on Eventbrite. Eventbrite links may be found throughout our site. According to Eventbrite’s privacy policy, Eventbrite “automatically collects certain technical data that is sent to us from the computer, mobile device and/or browser through which you access the Services ("Automatic Data"). Automatic Data, includes without limitation, a unique identifier associated with your access device and/or browser (including, for example, your Internet Protocol (IP) address) characteristics about your access device and/or browser, statistics on your activities on the Services, information about how you came to the Services and data collected through Cookies, Pixel Tags, Local Shared Objects, Web Storage and other similar technologies”.

Google Analytics: "Like many services, Google Analytics uses … cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Browsers do not share … cookies across domains" (from the Google Analytics privacy overview). We do not collect personally identifiable information from these third-party tools, nor provide them with additional personal identifiable information. We use IP masking in order to share only a portion of the IP address for geolocation. In addition, Google provides an Opt-out Browser Add-on "to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics." We do not endorse and make no representation about the effectiveness of the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

YouTube: Our video presentation is provided by YouTube.com. According to the YouTube privacy policy, YouTube "may record information about your usage of the site, such as the channels, groups and favorites you subscribe to, which other users you communicate with, the videos you watch, the frequency and size of data transfers, and information you display about yourself as well as information you click on in YouTube (including UI elements, settings). If you are logged in, we may associate that information with your YouTube Account." More is available on YouTube's privacy policy page.

Disqus: Our comment sharing platform is provided by Disqus. According to the Disqus privacy policy, they may “combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you.” They “treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.”

Our Social Network Policy

The Presidio Trust participates in open, un-moderated forums offered by commercial social media sites in order to increase government transparency, promote public participation, and encourage collaboration. The Presidio Trust currently maintains official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube. The Presidio Trust does not control, moderate, or endorse the comments or opinions provided by visitors to these sites. In addition, the Presidio Trust does not collect, maintain, or disseminate information posted there.

The essential information shared on these third party sites is available on presidio.gov. Presidio.gov is the official source of information from the Presidio Trust. If you use a site outside presidio.gov, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of that site.

The Presidio Trust posts videos, images, and news on its social media sites to provide alternative opportunities to disseminate information and content to the public. The Presidio Trust does not actively seek personal information and will only collect the information necessary for the proper performance of official functions, or to accomplish a purpose required by statute, executive order, or regulation. If the Presidio Trust receives your personal information through your interaction with a social media site, we are required to maintain the information in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act to ensure the greatest protection of personal privacy.

The Presidio Trust uses bit.ly and goo.gl URL shorteners. According to its privacy policy, bit.ly uses cookies. Those cookies are invoked only if the shortened bit.ly URL is clicked and will help identify the number of clicks (and dates) on each link, the source of those clicks (email, website, social media etc.), and the location (listed by country). The Google URL shortener at goo.gl is used by Google products to create short URLs that can be easily shared, tweeted, or emailed. According to goo.gl, all goo.gl URLs and click analytics are public and can be accessed by anyone.

Links to Other Sites

Our website has many links to sites we co-own or a partner of, including: Arguello, The Commissary, Inn at the Presidio, Lodge at the Presidio, and the Presidio Golf Course. Other associated sites include the National Park Service and the non-profit Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. We also link to private organizations, including the website for tenant organizations located at the Presidio.

When you click on a link to another website, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the web privacy policy of the new site.

Site Security

For site security purposes and to ensure this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause security related problems. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.

Security of our website and privacy of your personal information is important to us. We take reasonable precautions to prevent and detect security incidents on our website. Such measures include making regular software updates and using anti-virus software to help ensure all files that we post on our website are virus-free. However, we are not responsible in the unlikely event the site contains malicious or corrupted content. We are also not responsible for website content that may become corrupted as the data travels over the Internet between the site and you.