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(c) (3), non-profit Massachusetts corporation.
please read our User Agreement. Your use of
this Site and BarnRaising.Org’s Services
constitutes agreement to its terms and conditions.
The Barn Raising Site is produced and copyrighted
by BarnRaising.Org. This policy does not
cover information collected on sites linked
to or from BarnRaising.Org.
to time by BarnRaising.Org; the date of the
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so check back often. Continued access by you
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It is the goal of BarnRaising.Org to bring
you information that is tailored to your individual
needs and, at the same time, protect your
privacy. The following is a summary of the
various ways we treat the information you
provide us while using our site.
THE TYPE OF INFORMATION BarnRaising.Org COLLECTS
BarnRaising.Org generally collects personally
identifying information with your specific
knowledge and consent. For instance, when
you take a survey, subscribe to our newsletters,
or register for any portion of our Services,
you are asked to provide information, such
as your e-mail address, name or phone number.
Optional information such as your age or gender
may also be requested.
HOW BarnRaising.Org USES INFORMATION PROVIDED
BarnRaising.Org uses this information to
provide you with the Service you have requested.
For example, if you subscribe to any of our
newsletters, we may use your e-mail address
to send you a confirmation notice and your
mailing address to send you your newspaper.
Similarly, if you complete any of our online
surveys, we may use this information to notify
you of the result. We may also use the information
to communicate with you about new features
or services, or to improve the current Services
that we offer by tailoring them to your needs.
BarnRaising.Org does not sell our users'
email addresses. We may, however, share information
with our affiliates and with carefully selected
companies who we think can offer you services
and products of interest to you. If you do
not wish to have your information shared,
notify us immediately. If you do not wish
to receive communications from us, simply
follow the unsubscribe instructions contained
with the e-mail.
We also allow access to our database by third
parties that provide us with services, such
as technical maintenance or forums, but only
for the purpose of and to the extent necessary
to provide those services. And if you choose
to pay for a service through features on our
site, we may forward your information to third
parties for services such as credit card processing
and order fulfillment. While BarnRaising.Org
will seek to require such third parties to
follow appropriate privacy policies and will
not authorize them to use this information
except for the express purpose for which it
is provided, BarnRaising.Org does not bear
any responsibility for any actions or policies
of third parties. There may also be occasion
when we are legally required to provide access
to our database in order to cooperate with
police investigations or other legal proceedings.
In those instances, the information is provided
only for that purpose.
You may have read about "cookies," nuggets
of information that are placed by a Web
site in a storage place on your own computer. We
to track usage patterns on the site, to
deliver editorial content, and to record registration
and personalization information. For example,
if you register on any part of BarnRaising.Org
you can opt to save your user name and password
on your computer. We can provide this convenience
by placing a cookie on your computer.
Our cookies may contain personally identifiable
information and such cookies may be shared
with our affiliated companies.
If you don't want cookies, your Web browser
likely includes an option that allows you
to not accept them. However, if you set your
BarnRaising.Org may not function properly.
While your individual information is protected
as outlined above, we reserve the right to
use aggregated anonymous data about our users
as a group for any business purpose, such
as analyzing usage trends.
Your Internet Protocol ("IP")
address is usually associated with the
which you enter the Internet, like your
Internet Service Provider, your company
or your university.
We may use your IP address to help diagnose
problems with our server, gather broad
demographic information, and administer our Web site.
KIDS AND PARENTS
BarnRaising.Org’s Site is not intended
for use by children, especially those
under age 16. No one under age 16 is allowed
provide any personal information or
use our public discussion areas, forums and
Minors, as defined by your residency
state, must get the permission of their parent(s)
or legal guardians(s) before making
purchases, including subscriptions, on this site.
We may, at times, request written confirmation
of such consents.
If your children disclose information about
themselves in our public discussion areas,
they may get unsolicited messages from other
parties. Accordingly, you should tell them
not to do so.
If you have concerns or questions about any
aspect of this policy, you may e-mail BarnRaising.Org.
We welcome your feedback.