Georgia Organics, Inc. Privacy Policy

How will Georgia Organics use the information I provide?

Visiting the Georgia Organics Web site: When you visit the Georgia Organics website, we collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, comcast.net, if you are connecting from a Comcast account), or georgia.edu if you are connecting from University of Georgia’s domain), the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to our site. The information collected is for statistical purposes. Georgia Organics may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

Online Registrations and Donations: If you register for an event, program, newsletter subscription or donation and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings. Under certain circumstances, opting out may prevent your participation in activities for which personal information is needed, such as the subscription to the Georgia Organics newsletter.
Local Food Guide: Members and partners who are listed in the online and printed Local Food Guide submitted an application to allow their information to be shared publicly. If you are listed in the Local Food Guide and would like to change, remove or omit information, please contact the Georgia Organics office at 678.702.0400.

 

Does Georgia Organics rent, share, sell or trade my information?

Georgia Organics does not rent, share, sell or trade supporter e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. In addition, we do not rent, share, sell or trade information about what activities or donations supporters have undertaken on our Web site. If you are not a Georgia Organics member and you have provided personal contact information on our Web site by signing up for a list or event, or sending us feedback, your information will not be exchanged.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Georgia Organics uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Georgia Organics will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.

Email newsletters and action alerts: You may request updates or news about Consumers Union’s activities, which will be sent to the email account you identified. To unsubscribe, follow the instructions included in every email we send you. If you have taken an action on a policy issue, we may send you email about other policy issues that may be of interest to you. You can choose not to receive additional types of messages in the future by following the ‘unsubscribe’ instructions located near the bottom of each email.

How do I know my credit card information is secure?
Georgia Organics uses secure server software (SSL) that is the industry standard and is among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name and address, so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet. You can view our security certificate by clicking on the “Verisign” logo at the bottom of all our donation, account and renewal pages.

Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, your bank cannot hold you liable for more than $50.00 of fraudulent charges. In the event of an unauthorized charge to your credit card you must:

  1. Write to the creditor at the address given for “billing inquiries,” not the address for sending your payments, and include your name, address, account number and a description of the billing error.
  2. Send your letter so that it reaches the creditor within 60 days after the first bill containing the error was mailed to you.

Use of Links, Text and Images

Throughout our Web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. Georgia Organics takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers.

Creating a text link from your Web site to our site does not require permission.
If you would like to publish information that you find on our Web site, please send a request to Georgia Organics’ communications staff. Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page.

Information about using our logo and images is available in Media Resources.

How We Use Email

Sending us an email: You may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.
Email newsletters and action alerts: You may request updates or news about Georgia Organics activities, which will be sent to the email account you identified. To unsubscribe, follow the instructions included in every email we send you. If you have taken an action on a policy issue, we may send you email about other policy issues that may be of interest to you. You can choose not to receive additional types of messages in the future by following the ‘unsubscribe’ instructions located near the bottom of each email.

How We Use Cookies

We send “cookies” to your computer and use other technologies to enhance your online experience. A “cookie” can be either permanent (i.e., it remains on your computer until you delete it) or temporary (i.e., it lasts only until you close your browser). A “cookie” is a small text file that helps us recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that can lead to website improvements. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, you can deny or accept the cookie feature using a simple procedure available in most browsers. If you block cookies, however, you may lose some website functionality.

Kids and Privacy

For children who visit our site, special rules apply. We do not request personal information about children, such as first and last name or street address and city. When kids send email to us, their online contact information (email address) is not used to re-contact them and is not maintained in retrievable form.