Privacy Policy

Who we are

Last Tree Laws is a ballot measure organization that works for environmental and social justice laws and legislation. Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture may be visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Data inputted into forms is used to accomplish the functions listed in the forms, such as newsletter subscription, testimonial, etc., as well as for follow up questions. Data analytics is very basic to serve newsletter functions


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

If you join an online group with Last Tree Laws, then the privacy policy of the corporation managing the online group applies and we cannot promise privacy. We have a Facebook page simply for outreach but do not recommend Facebook on the basis of privacy. Facebook is well known as violating privacy rights.

Who we share your data with and how long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue, and further to identify spam patterns.

Other data collected through online forms or emails is retained indefinitely. This data is not sold. This data is not shared with outsiders unless permission is granted by you, such as for signing onto testimony to be shared with legislators.

There may be tracking outside of our hands in conjunction with our use of this website. While we are not intentionally tracking you, there is a chance that website details contribute to tracking by Google and other entities – for example, Google fonts can contribute to tracking. To our knowledge, we are not using Google fonts. However, this kind of specialized tracking is outside of our control and expertise to halt.

What rights you have over your data

You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes, including to corral spam.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

If permission is granted, then certain information may be shared, such as a testimonial or contact information.

Contact information

Last Tree Laws Massachusetts