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Terms of Use and Privacy

Land For Good, Inc., (LFG) is a non-profit organization that works to get more farmers, more securely on more land. We are a 501(c) (3) tax exempt organization. Our Federal Tax Identification Number is 02-0530711 and our Federal tax records (IRS Form 990’s) are available at Guidestar (www.guidestar.org) or upon request. LFG owns and operates the LandForGood.org website (“LandForGood.org” or the “Site”). LFG provides free and fee-based consulting services as well as programs and resources. Read more about How We Work.

Protecting your privacy is important to us. We will never share your personal information with any third parties without your express consent.

Protecting your privacy is important to us. We will never share your personal information with any third parties without your express consent.

Land For Good is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personally identifiable information that we may gather about you through your visits to LandForGood.org (“the Site”) and its affiliated websites. This document will help you understand what information we collect about you on the Site, and how we handle that information. We may share impersonal, aggregated data collected from the Site with our funders or with researchers. This data will not contain any information that would identify you personally.

Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to LandForGood.org, and not to the websites of any third parties to which we may link or that may link to us. You should review the privacy policies of any third party websites, as they will be different from this one. For information about privacy and confidentiality unrelated to our website, see Services, Contracts and Fees. 

 Browsing at LandForGood.org

Visitors may browse the Site without revealing any personally identifiable information such as your name, address, phone number, or e-mail address. For some services, you will be asked for additional information, all of which is optional. Otherwise, your visit to our website is anonymous.

However, we may collect certain information from your computer, such as your computer’s IP address, through the use of cookies as discussed below.

Use of Cookies

Land For Good uses cookies to enhance your experience while using the Site. Cookies are pieces of information, such as a computer’s IP address, that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website, and to make sure you don’t see the same content repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse them. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of LandForGood.org will not function properly when you view them. To learn about clearing cookies from your computer, please check the documentation for your internet browser.

Aggregate Data

Land For Good gathers, or aggregates, certain usage information about our website, such as the number and frequency of visitors to the Site, length of stay, and other anonymous data. This data helps us determine usage levels on different parts of LandForGood.org, and to conduct other internal research. We may disclose this kind of information in an aggregate form only, without any personally identifiable information, to sponsors, supporters, and other third parties. As stated above, for these uses, we do not disclose any information that could be used to identify you personally.

Registration

There are certain pages on the Site, such as subscription, forum or donation pages, where we may request some personally identifiable information about you such as your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or credit card number. Land For Good may seek such information in order to register you as a supporter of Land For Good, or to enable you to make a donation, purchase merchandise, or use certain parts of the Site. We save the information that you provide on these pages so that you are not required to submit the same information every time you use a particular feature. We use third party vendors to handle all our online financial transactions, as discussed in more detail in the section entitled “Financial Information.”

In addition, we may use such information to analyze site usage, to improve our content, to better understand our member and supporter base, or to customize the Site’s content, layout, and services. Finally, we may use your e-mail address to send you updates about recent events and developments relating to Land For Good, newsletters, or receipts for your charitable donations.

Financial Information

We work with vendors to handle all our online financial transactions, including online donations and sales. Credit card and bank detail information that you provide is not retained on our web servers. We work only with vendors who ensure that all financial transmissions over the internet to and from their sites use SSL. None of these vendors will use your personally identifiable information for any purpose other than as authorized by you at the Site or their sites.

Other Vendors

We currently work with the following vendors. We include links to their Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. This list of vendors is subject to change without notice.

  • Razoo: Our online donations may be processed through Razoo. All financial information is transmitted directly to and stored by its servers. See Razoo’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
  • PayPal: Our online donations may be processed through PayPal. Users are not required to have a PayPal account to process an online credit card donation, except to establish automatic, recurring donations. All financial information is transmitted directly to and stored by PayPal, and is covered under PayPal’s terms of use and privacy policy.
  • Constant Contact: We contract with Constant Contact to manage our online newsletter subscriptions, event registrations, and online surveys and polls. Constant Contact’s Anti-Spam policy tolerates only permission-based email; therefore, you need to affirmatively state that you wish to receive our online newsletters. You may, at any time, opt-out or change your preferences or profile using the link in your newsletter, or using this form. If you believe that you have received an unsolicited email from Land For Good, please report it by contacting us. Refer to the Constant Contact Security and Privacy Policy.
  • Apricot: We use Apricot from Community TechKnowledge Inc. to manage constituent information. Refer to the Community TechKnowledge Privacy Policy  and the Apricot terms of use and information regarding data Safety and Security.
  • Salesforce: Land for Good uses Salesforce to manage constituent information. Refer to the Salesforce statements on Privacy and Security.

Surveys and Questionnaires

If you respond to one of our invitations to take a questionnaire or survey the data collected by the questionnaire or survey will only be used for the purpose stated on the form, and for no other purpose. You may also be given the opportunity to add your address details to our databases so we can contact you in the future.

Online Comments and Inquiries

We may invite you to submit comments and feedback online through different forms on the Site. By submitting such information, you hereby grant permission to Land For Good to use these comments on the Site or in other Land For Good materials. We may, for example, provide compilations of your comments to national leaders and other individuals participating in our efforts or make comments to the press and public online. No personally identifiable information about you will be disclosed when comments are submitted anonymously. When you opt to provide personally identifiable information along with your comment or question, none of your personally identifiable information will be included with comments without your express consent.

Sharing Information

We do not sell, rent, or lend any information about our users or donors to other organizations.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google), which uses cookies and tracking code to help analyze how visitors use the Site. The information collected, (including what browser and operating system you are using, your IP address, the pages on the Site that you visit, your number of page views, and the time you spend on the Site,) is transmitted to and stored by Google. Google uses this information for the purpose of evaluating visitors’ use of the Site in an aggregate manner, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or to third parties that process information on Google’s behalf. For more information, please read Google’s privacy policy.

Other Uses

We may employ other outside companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf, such as website hosting, data analysis, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals will only have access to personally identifiable information needed to perform their functions, and may not use it for any other purpose.

Access to Your Information

You may request a copy of any personally identifiable information that Land For Good has about you. Please contact our Web Manager using this form or write to the Web Manager, Land For Good, PO Box 625, Keene NH 03431. Land For Good does not charge for supplying this information. It will help us to locate your records more easily if you can tell us something about the nature of your contact with Land For Good.

Links

The Site includes links to other websites not owned or managed by Land For Good. We cannot be held responsible for the privacy of data collected by websites not managed by Land For Good.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Lack of Security in Email Exchanges

Because of rapidly changing technology and the insecure nature of email, confidentiality cannot be assured in any email exchange.

Limits of Security on the Internet

We employ different security techniques to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside of Land For Good, including standard encryption practices. You should be aware, however, that “perfect security” does not exist anywhere on the Internet.

ALTHOUGH WE BELIEVE WE TAKE APPROPRIATE MEASURES TO SAFEGUARD AGAINST UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURES OF INFORMATION, WE CANNOT ASSURE YOU THAT YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OR YOUR EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS WITH LAND FOR GOOD WILL NEVER BE DISCLOSED IN A MANNER INCONSISTENT WITH THIS POLICY, AND WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SUFFICIENCY OF OUR SECURITY MEASURES.

Always be careful and responsible regarding your personally identifiable information. We are not responsible for, and cannot control, the use by others of any information that you provide or divulge to others, purposefully or inadvertently, including your e-mail address and password to use certain features of the Site. For more information from the U.S. government on how to keep your computer safe, please go to http://www.onguardonline.gov/.

Changes to the Policy

We may revise or update these Terms and Conditions from time to time by posting such revisions on our website. Changes to the policy shall not apply retroactively. If you have any questions about our Terms and Conditions, Land For Good practices, or concerns about anything on the Site, please report it using this form. Alternatively, you can mail Land For Good at: Land For Good, ATTN: Web Manager, PO Box 625 Keene, NH 03431.

Description

Land For Good (LFG) provides consulting services to individuals and entities. Some of these services are provided at no charge; for others we charge a fee. These are described more fully here.

Contracts

Services for which LFG charges a fee will require a signed contract, one copy of which is kept by LFG and one by the Client. Amendments to the work described in the contract will be in writing and attached to the contract. The contract will specify the work and the amount to be billed. The client will have the opportunity to review and approve the contract before signing.

Fees and Payment

Fees will be explained in the Client’s contract. By signing the contract, the Client agrees to pay the full fee according to the payment plan selected in the contract. LFG will invoice the Client. LFG offers sliding scale and cost share options to enable every client to receive services. Our sliding scale is $60-$90/hour; it is up to the Client to determine an appropriate hourly rate. We do not ask for Client income or other financial information. Cost-share is based on a discussion between the Client and LFG staff. It is expected that clients pay at least a modest portion of the fee.

Confidentiality and Privacy

All information provided by the Client to LFG is held in confidence. The nature or content of all discussions will not be shared with other parties without the Client’s written consent. With Client’s permission, LFG may discuss this case with other providers involved, including via online communication like email or other online project management tools.

Deliverables

All documents (reports, maps, etc.) produced by LFG under a valid contract will be the Client’s property and will not be shared by LFG with any other party without the Client’s express permission. The Client has the right to inspect and review all materials associated with Client’s case.

Feedback and Comments

Data supplied by Client may be used by Consultant in aggregate form for monitoring and evaluation purposes, but will not be linked to the Client in any way without the Client’s prior written consent. In order to improve the quality of LFG services, Clients may provide evaluation feedback when solicited. Similarly, staff sometimes request permission from Clients to use their comments on the Site or in other LFG materials for marketing and reporting purposes. These comments will only be used if permission is granted and at the level of anonymity requested by the Client.

Limitations

Please be aware that LFG does not provide legal advice. Always consult with an attorney or financial expert regarding specific matters outside LFG’s expertise. Any referral by LFG to a third party, other organization or linked website does not constitute an endorsement by LFG of the activities or views of that individual or organization.

LFG’s materials are for educational purposes only. LFG is not responsible for actions taken by users of our materials. Information in our publications and on our website may become outdated. Always consult with the appropriate professional advisors before taking action.

We may work with other service providers to facilitate our services. We will only provide your personally identifiable information directly to them with your prior approval.

Lack of Security in Email Exchanges

Because of rapidly changing technology and the insecure nature of email, confidentiality cannot be assured in any email exchange.

Other Uses

We may employ outside companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf, such as website hosting, data analysis, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals will only have access to personally identifiable information needed to perform their functions, and may not use it for any other purpose.

Disclaimer for Law Enforcement Purposes

We do not publish, sell, share, or rent information about you in ways different from what is disclosed in this Privacy Policy. However, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances. We may be required to (and you authorize us to) reveal any information about you that we possess to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe is necessary or appropriate, in connection with the investigation of a crime,  fraud, intellectual property infringement, or other activity that is illegal, or may expose us, or you, to liability.

Changes to the Policy

We may revise or update our Terms and Conditions from time to time by posting such revisions on our website. Changes to the policy shall not apply retroactively. If you have any questions about our Terms and Conditions, Land For Good practices, or concerns about anything on the Site, please report it using this form. Alternatively, you can mail Land For Good at: Land For Good, ATTN: Web Manager, PO Box 625 Keene, NH 03431.