Privacy Statement

NORML’s Privacy Statement

Monterey County NORML understands your concerns about your privacy, both on and off the Internet. We have provided this privacy statement so that you will know what information Monterey County NORML gathers, how we use that information, and what you can do to correct it if necessary.

What information NORML gathers about you

Web Traffic Monitoring

Monterey County NORML keeps track of non-personally identifiable information such as the IP address of the user’s computer, time of access, browser type and files downloaded to gather usage statistics for its web site. IP addresses are not associated with other information about a user, but only indicate general visitor navigation patterns. This is typically done by most websites.

Additionally, though Monterey County NORML is primarily funded by individual donors, in order for Monterey County NORML to successfully meet its organizational goals through other fund raising sources the Monterey County NORML’s website has embedded tags that allow some third party entities such as Google Analytics to collect non-personally identifiable usage statistics.

Monterey County NORML does not collect personal information through our website other than what is supplied to us on a voluntary basis.


Monterey County NORML’s website does not use cookies, except for the case of periodic pop-up windows relating to Monterey County NORML messages and legislative alerts. Third party entities with embedded tags on Monterey County NORML’s web site may set cookies to track user traffic trends. You may set your browser to: (1) inform you when cookies are being set before a cookie is stored; (2) not accept cookies at all; and (3) erase all cookies from your hard drive.

Email News List

Monterey County NORML allows you to sign up for a free weekly electronic newsletter. To subscribe, you must provide your name and email address. This information is used only to send you news and informational material. You may unsubscribe to stop receiving future mailings by clicking the “unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of the mailing list messages you receive.

* This information is never provided to any other organizations.

Providing State Information

With supporters’ privacy in mind, Monterey County NORML and the Monterey County NORML Foundation do not share information gathered electronically with other organizations. The value in identifying your state to Monterey County NORML and the Monterey County NORML Foundation allows us to better organize the massive social efforts necessary to effectively reform marijuana laws. Monterey County NORML and the Monterey County NORML Foundation generates email to individuals who sign-up for Monterey County NORML’s weekly newsletter regarding state-based marijuana news, law reform efforts, local Monterey County NORML chapter formations, conferences, protests, rallies, concerts, etc.

Donations and Purchases Online

Monterey County NORML allows you to contribute financial support, become a member, purchase books and other merchandise, and register for conferences online. To do so, you must provide your name, postal address, and credit card information. You are sometimes asked to optionally provide email addresses and/or telephone numbers. For your protection, Monterey County NORML uses a secure server to collect this information. The credit card information is used solely to bill you for your donations and/or purchases. For purchases, postal addresses are used to send merchandise. For members, postal addresses are used to send mailings keeping you informed of marijuana law reform news. You may ask to stop receiving future mailings as described below. Telephone numbers, if provided, are used to contact the buyer in case of problems with a purchase and may in the future be used to solicit contributions.

Monterey County NORML provides personally identifiable information such as name, address and credit card number when processing merchandise orders with reputable third-party vendors such as CafePress when that information is collected on Monterey County NORML’s website. Merchandise processed by CafePress is identified on order pages. Monterey County NORML does not share information about donations and orders for merchandise stocked by Monterey County NORML.

Change, Unsubscribe, and Delete Requests

To change your membership information, unsubscribe from an email list, or request that Monterey County NORML take you off their postal mailing list and/or telephone solicitation list, you can contact us through any of the following means.

  1. Send email to
  2. Send mail to: ATTN: CRC – SLO NORML, 16 W. Gabilan St., Monterey, CA 93901
  3. Call: 805.464.7420

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions regarding this privacy statement, Monterey County NORML’s practices, or your dealings with this web site, please contact us.

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