Our Privacy Policy Explained

Learn who can see what whether you choose to make your profile viewable or private in accordance with our privacy policy.

Contents

Setting your profile to viewable or private

your Profile page

Activity and Course Rosters

Activity "Email Roster" Lists

NOTE: Marty Mountaineer is "you," Marilyn Mountaineer is the logged-in member/guest, and Leader Mountaineer is the logged-in leader in the examples below.

Special Notes for Leader

Setting your profile to viewable or private

To choose whether to share your profile with fellow members and guests (when they are logged in), check or un-check the "Make My Membership Private" box in the "Preferences" section. Find this box when you edit your profile.

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If you want to carpool and communicate with other members and guests who are in the same courses and on the same trips, you need to set your profile to "viewable" by un-checking the "Make My Membership Private" box.


If your profile is viewable


Your profile page: what a Logged-in member or guest sees if your profile is viewable

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your profile page: what a leader sees if your profile is is viewable

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course and activity rosters: What a logged in member or guest sees if your profile is viewable

Notes: To see the "Email Roster" button, you must be registered for the activity. In this example, Marilyn Mountaineer is logged in. Marty Mountaineer is registered and has a viewable profile. Junior Mountaineer and Lil Marty Mountaineer are registered for this activity, but their Profiles are private - which is why their names are not links.



Activity "email roster" lists: What a logged in member or guest sees if your profile is viewable

Notes: To see the "Email Roster" button, you must be registered for the activity. In this example, Marilyn Mountaineer is logged in. MARTY MOUNTAINEER IS REGISTERED AND HAS A VIEWABLE PROFILE. Junior Mountaineer and Lil Marty Mountaineer are registered for this activity, but their Profiles are private - which is why they are not displayed in the "email roster" list.



course and activity rosters: What a leader sees if your profile is viewable


course and activity rosters: What a leader sees if your profile is viewable



if your profile is private


your profile page: what a logged-in member or guest sees if your profile is private

  • Members and guests cannot find your profile in a search of our website and will get an error if they attempt to view if from a direct link.

your profile page: what a leader sees if your profile is private

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course and activity rosters: What a logged in member or guest sees if your profile is private

Notes: To see the "Email Roster" button, you must be registered for the activity. In this example, Marilyn Mountaineer is logged in. Marty Mountaineer, Junior Mountaineer, and Lil Marty Mountaineer are registered for this activity, but their Profiles are private - which is why their names are not links.



activity "email roster" lists: What a logged in member or guest sees if your profile is private

Notes: To see the "Email Roster" button, you must be registered for the activity. In this example, Marilyn Mountaineer is logged in. Marty Mountaineer, Junior Mountaineer, and Lil Marty Mountaineer are registered for this activity, but their Profiles are private - which is why they are not displayed in the "email roster" list.



course and activity rosters: What a leader sees if your profile is private



activity "email roster" lists: What a leader sees if your profile is private


 

special notes for leaders

  • Leader's profile must be set to viewable so that members and guests may access their leader's contact information.
  • Before sending any pre-trip correspondence, leaders should check to see if any participants on the activity have a private profile - they may do this through either the activity roster or the email roster. Leaders must respect member and guest privacy by using BCC to communicate with any participants who have a private profile. Please note that the "Email Roster" functionality through The Mountaineers website only allows for BCC.
  • Leaders may suggest or remind participants that a viewable profile makes it easier to communication with the group to arrange carpooling, group gear, etc - but they may not require participants to make their profile viewable, and they may not share a private participant's contact information without explicit permission.