Agrarian Trust makes every effort to protect the privacy of individuals who visit our websites, individuals who make a donation, and those who register to attend our events.
This Privacy Statement describes Agrarian Trust’s privacy practices in relation to the use of our websites and use of personal information collected from our website visitors as well as information collected offline, including by phone and mail.
What information will we collect about you?
1. We collect information about you when you subscribe to our mailing list online or offline, complete a form or action alert, register for an event, or make a donation. When expressing an interest in subscribing to our newsletters or mailing lists, we require you to provide your personal contact information such as your name and email address.
2. When donating to Agrarian Trust, we may require you to provide your financial and billing information, such as billing name and address, credit card number. Agrarian Trust does not retain any credit card information. Credit card donations through our website are processed exclusively with PayPal, which is committed to providing secure and private online transactions. For further details about their privacy practices, please consult their website directly at www.paypal.com.
3. We will also collect personal information about website usage through cookies (see the section on Cookies, Google Analytics and third party cookies below) and server logs, which track the IP addresses of users visiting our site and the pages they visit.
How do we store and secure personal information we collect?
Agrarian Trust utilizes a third-party, PayPal.com, to process donations made online.
Additionally, our donor database is hosted in a secure server environment that uses a firewall and other advanced technology to prevent interference or access from outside intruders. Donor information is protected using both server authentication and data encryption, ensuring that your data is safe, secure, and available only to authorized users. Only authorized Agrarian Trust staff are provided access to the database via a unique user name and password that must be entered each time a user logs on to the database via industry standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
Please note that no transmissions via the Internet nor any computer-based data storage methods can ever be guaranteed to be completely secure. Thus, Agrarian Trust cannot guarantee the total security of information transmitted to us.
Cookies, Google Analytics, and IP Addresses
Cookies: Cookies are text files placed on your computer to help us analyze how users use our site. A cookie is a small data file able to track the online movements of an individual. This information could potentially be used to build an online profile of individuals and uniquely locate them in the world. For further information on cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org or www.aboutcookies.org.
If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies that are stored on your computer; the above websites tell you how to do this. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use or navigate through most parts of our website, although some functionality may be lost.
Google Analytics: Agrarian Trust uses Google Analytics to help us to understand how you make use of our content and determine how we can make things better. These cookies follow your progress through our website, collecting anonymous data on where you have come from, which pages you visit, and how long you spend on the site. This data is then stored by Google in order to create reports. These cookies do not store your personal data.
IP Addresses: When you visit our websites, Agrarian Trust collects your Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses upon submission of our online forms. These forms include, but are not limited to, event registration forms and contact forms.
How do we use the information collected?
Information collected via our server logs includes users’ IP addresses and the web pages visited; this will be used to manage the web system, restrict users for the purposes of security and troubleshoot problems.
Agrarian Trust uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to understand how visitors engage with our website and so we can improve it. See the section on Google Analytics below.
Agrarian Trust may use the information collected to provide you with additional information about the issues we work on, our programs and services, volunteer opportunities, general organizational news and special events.
Agrarian Trust may use the information collected to improve our services and/or website.
Agrarian Trust will not sell, license or trade your personal information without your consent. We will not share your personal information with others unless they are acting under our instructions or we are required to do so by law. Agrarian Trust may share information collected with other companies or contractors authorized to work on Agrarian Trust’s behalf.
This Privacy Statement covers the information practices of websites that link to this Privacy Statement, including: agrariantrust.org, agrariantrust.org/faithlands, agrariantrust.org/legalsupport (collectively referred to as “Agrarian Trust’s websites”).
Email Communications Preferences
Every email message from Agrarian Trust contains instructions on how to opt out of receiving further emails from the organization.
How to Contact Us
We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.
This policy applies to all information received by Agrarian Trust, both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform”, includes the Agrarian Trust website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.
To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.