Privacy Policy:

Blue Ridge Seeds of Change ("Blue Ridge Seeds of Change") operates BlueRidgeSeedsofChange.org and may operate other websites. It is Blue Ridge Seeds of Change's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Blue Ridge Seeds of Change collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Blue Ridge Seeds of Change's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Blue Ridge Seeds of Change's visitors use its website. From time to time, Blue Ridge Seeds of Change may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Blue Ridge Seeds of Change also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on BlueRidgeSeedsofChange.org blogs/sites. Blue Ridge Seeds of Change only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Blue Ridge Seeds of Change's websites choose to interact with Blue Ridge Seeds of Change in ways that require Blue Ridge Seeds of Change to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Blue Ridge Seeds of Change gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at BlueRidgeSeedsofChange.org to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Blue Ridge Seeds of Change are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Blue Ridge Seeds of Change collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Blue Ridge Seeds of Change. Blue Ridge Seeds of Change does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Blue Ridge Seeds of Change may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Blue Ridge Seeds of Change may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Blue Ridge Seeds of Change does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Blue Ridge Seeds of Change discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Blue Ridge Seeds of Change's behalf or to provide services available at Blue Ridge Seeds of Change's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Blue Ridge Seeds of Change's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Blue Ridge Seeds of Change will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Blue Ridge Seeds of Change discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Blue Ridge Seeds of Change believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Blue Ridge Seeds of Change, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Blue Ridge Seeds of Change website and have supplied your email address, Blue Ridge Seeds of Change may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Blue Ridge Seeds of Change and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Blue Ridge Seeds of Change takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Blue Ridge Seeds of Change uses cookies to help Blue Ridge Seeds of Change identify and track visitors, their usage of Blue Ridge Seeds of Change website, and their website access preferences. Blue Ridge Seeds of Change visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Blue Ridge Seeds of Change's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Blue Ridge Seeds of Change's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Blue Ridge Seeds of Change, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Blue Ridge Seeds of Change goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Blue Ridge Seeds of Change may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Blue Ridge Seeds of Change and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Blue Ridge Seeds of Change may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Blue Ridge Seeds of Change's sole discretion. Blue Ridge Seeds of Change encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a BlueRidgeSeedsofChange.org account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.