Terms of Use

Last updated: October 13, 2021

Welcome to the website operated by American Rivers, Inc. We hope that you will use our website to find more information about our conservation efforts, success stories and ongoing projects across the country to protect wild rivers, restore damaged rivers and conserve clean water. We ask that you read these Terms prior to using our website, and by doing so, you agree to accept these Terms.


This website is not intended for the use of children under the age of thirteen years, as outlined in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). The American Rivers website does not knowingly collect information from such an audience, and we ask that children under the age of thirteen years please refrain from using or sending personally identifying information to this site.

For all other users, by using this website, you assert that: 1) the information you submit is accurate and 2) your use of our website is not in violation of any laws, statutes, or regulations.


We reserve the right modify or replace these Terms at any time. By continuing to access and use our website after those revisions have become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the website. American Rivers cannot guarantee that the website will remain uninterrupted or error-free. Users are responsible for ensuring that information taken from our website is free of viruses or other types of malware.


American Rivers may terminate or suspend your access to our website, blog or social media platforms at any point if we determine you are in violation of these Terms.

Intellectual Property and Copyright

All content on our website is the sole property of American Rivers and may not be copied, distributed or otherwise used without the express written permission of American Rivers. Materials on this website may be viewed and used for personal, non-commercial purposes only, and by using the site, you agree not to license, distribute, transfer, create derivative works from, or sell any information found on this website. Additionally, all photos, graphics, videos, texts and other visuals are protected by U.S. copyright law and may not be used from the website without prior consent of American Rivers or the original owner.

For any questions about copyright issues, please contact:

General Counsel
American Rivers, Inc.
1101 14th St, NW
Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202.347.7550
Email:  contracts@americanrivers.org


American Rivers is committed to the responsible management, use and protection of your privacy when using our website. Please note that we encourage users to protect any information they post on our blog or social media platforms, as American Rivers is not responsible for the confidentiality and security of any information shared on those public forums. Additionally, American Rivers reserves the right to obtain access to, block, disclose and review information posted on our website, blog or social media platforms. American Rivers may also monitor and review activity on our platforms at any time, and we are obliged to share this information with law enforcement organizations and comply with court orders should an investigation occur. For more information, please visit our Privacy Policy (https://www.americanrivers.org/privacy-policy/).

Links to Other Websites

American Rivers’ website contains links to third-party websites and services that are neither owned nor controlled by American Rivers. While we encourage users to access these sites and resources, we cannot assume responsibility for the content, accuracy of the information, privacy policies or practices of these sites and services. These links do not imply American Rivers’ endorsement of information on another site, and we advise you to review the terms of use of these sites and services prior to accessing the third-party resources.

Right of American Rivers to Use, Edit or Remove User Provided Content

American Rivers welcomes your comments on our blog and on our social media channels, and hope to host energetic, civil discussions. By commenting, posting on, and participating in such platforms, you provide American Rivers with the right to use, modify, display and publish this information and warrant that you are the owner of the content you post. By posting or commenting on our website, social media channels and blog, you agree to: keep your comments focused on the topic at hand; not use profanity, personal attacks, or hate speech; not do anything to violate the rights of another person; and not promote a business, fundraise money or post spam.

We reserve the right to remove posts that do not follow these guidelines and block users who violate these rules in a continuous or egregious manner. By submitting comments, you agree to our Terms in its entirety and our Privacy Policy (https://www.americanrivers.org/privacy-policy/).

Notice of Non-Discrimination

American Rivers does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in administration of our programs or activities, and American Rivers does not intimidate or retaliate against any individual or group because they have exercised their rights to participate in actions protected, or oppose action prohibited, by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7, or for the purpose of interfering with such rights.

American Rivers is responsible for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning non-discrimination requirements implemented by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7 (on-discrimination in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency), include Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 13 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (Federal non-discrimination laws).

If you have any questions about this notice or any of American Rivers’ non-discrimination programs, policies, or procedures, you may contact:

General Counsel
1101 14th Street, NW
Suite 1400
Washington, DC
Phone: 202.347.7550
Email: contracts@americanrivers.org


Please note that third party comments on our website, blog, and social media channels do not reflect the opinions of American Rivers, Inc.

Choice of Law

All claims arising from these Terms will be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, and all legal actions and proceedings stemming from these Terms shall be brought in a state or federal court in the District of Columbia. Should a violation occur, American Rivers reserves the right to pursue all remedies available under the law.

Charitable Solicitation Disclosures

American Rivers publishes detailed financial summary information as part of its annual reports, financial reports and IRS 990 forms. Financial information about American Rivers can be found on the State Disclosures page (https://www.americanrivers.org/donate-now/state-disclosures/) of our website, or obtained by contacting us at:

American Rivers, Inc.
1101 14th Street, NW
Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20005


You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless American Rivers, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, partners and employees, from any loss, damages, liability or claim, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, due to or resulting from your use of this website and/or breach of this agreement.


If a clause of these Terms is deemed to be invalid or unenforceable, that clause shall be removed, and all other clauses will be enforced.