Privacy Policy

The American Cave Conservation Association, Inc.
Privacy Policy

Updated August 26, 2023

About Us

The American Cave Conservation Association (ACCA) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of caves, karstlands and groundwater. Our Federal Tax ID #54-1173405. Memberships and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

This privacy policy applies to all information received by ACCA, both online and offline and includes our websites as well as social media sites, and electronic, written and oral communications.

We do not sell or trade donor names or personal information with other entities. We may send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations for specific issues that pertain to cave conservation, or events such as National Cave Management Symposia that further our conservation and education mission.

Personal Information ACCA May Collect Online and Offline

ACCA may collect personal information provided including name(s), addresses, telephone and/or facsimile number(s), email addresses and billing information. This information is solely for internal use.

Hidden River Cave Reservations

Our website reservations are handled through PeekPro Secure Booking Software.

Website Contact Forms

Our website contact forms collect names, email addresses and messages. This information is provided by the website user and is utilized to respond to inquiries.

Memberships And Donations

We take precautions to protect your information. We collect credit card or bank account information, name(s), addresses, telephone number(s), email(s) and other data related to your transaction when you make a payment through our website. We use this information to process your payment and create or update your donor profile.

By submitting your payment information, you authorize us to charge the account provided for the amount specified in the Transaction Amount field. Account information for Recurring Pledges/Monthly Giving is encrypted and stored securely via SafeSaveâ„¢ for automatic processing of your future payments. You may notify us at any time if you wish to discontinue your pledge by emailing

How ACCA Uses Personal Information Collected Online And Offline

We use personal information only for the purpose for which it is submitted, such as to reply to messages, handle member and donor correspondence, and to alert you to cave conservation news, action items and special events or programs.

Help Us Keep Your Personal Information Accurate

If your personal information changes or you would like to review the personal information we may have on file, please email your updated information or your request to:

Computer Tracking and Cookies

Our websites are not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not entered by visitors. Website analytics do collect certain types of non-identifying site-usage data such as the number of hits and visits to our website and/or page; the type of device or browser used; how long, on average, visitors spend on the site; and/or roughly where in the world visitors are coming from.

These statistics are used for internal purposes to provide better services on our websites. These data points are not used to identify the visitor, nor do they contain or store personal information.

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive that contains your personal settings for certain websites. ACCA websites use non-identifying cookies to optimize user experience, provide easier site navigation, and access to forms. Our cookies do not generate personal data, do not read personal data from your machine and are never tied to anything that could be used to identify you.

Residents Of The European Union

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

EU users are also covered by the GDPR

Our privacy policies detailed above cover the European Union as well.

If you have questions regarding these policies or a request, please email:

Hidden River Cave & The American Cave Museum are operated by the American Cave Conservation Association,

A National 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit Organization.

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