Please read below our privacy and data collection policies, and about our commitment to keeping your information safe. Our email newsletter complies with GDPR Standards,
and you may opt-out at anytime. ABFFC sends out seasonal newsletters about forest
farming topics, resources for growing and training as well as upcoming events.
We use surveys and the secured anonymous demographic information that we collect
from them in order to better understand our membership base and expand our reach,
local and regional programs, and resources like grants and educational events.
What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the Site;
Who collects such information;
How such information is used;
With whom your information may be shared;
What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information;
What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control; and
How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.
What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information
Our membership forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), location, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.
Surveys & Demographic Information
Part of our free membership sign up asks for a completed short survey that includes information about how you describe yourself, your state and county, birth year and gender. This information will be used solely for the purposes of resource allocation and broad demographic information that allows us to offer trainings, programs and events in your area.
Internet Protocol Address
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Use of “Cookies”
All information provided to Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
Our Site contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
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