Privacy Policy

BarnRaising.Org, Inc. is a tax exempt 501 (c) (3), non-profit Massachusetts corporation. In addition to reviewing this Privacy Policy, 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.

This Privacy Policy may be modified from time to time by BarnRaising.Org; the date of the most recent revision will appear on this page, so check back often. Continued access by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Privacy Policy.

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.


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.


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 use cookies to control the display of ads, 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 browser to refuse cookies, some portions of 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 place from 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.


BarnRaising.Org’s Site is not intended for use by children, especially those under age 16. No one under age 16 is allowed to provide any personal information or use our public discussion areas, forums and chats. 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.

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