Who Collects Information

This website tn4Hfoundation.org, owned by the TN 4-H Foundation and operated by Farm Flavor Media / Journal Communications, Inc. (“tn4Hfoundation.org” or “we” or “us” or “our”), is intended for general audiences in the United States. We appreciate your use of our Websites (defined to include all properties – mobile, web or otherwise – owned or operated by us) and features (known as the “services”).

When you use our Websites, we request your express consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy to understand what we do with the information.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 25, 2018, for all users of our Websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that tn4Hfoundation.org does not own or control.

Information We Collect

Newsletters and Contact Form: To contact us via our Websites contact form or to sign up for the tn4Hfoundation.org newsletters, you must provide your name, email address, and location. If you choose, you may provide other information. You may also choose to provide additional personal information if you contact us directly with a question or concern.

Cookies: Your express consent and continued use of the Websites allows cookies to collect and store information about you and your use of the Websites. This information is compiled in aggregate and also helps improve functionality and the quality of the Websites and compliance with legal obligations. This information may include your browser type, search keywords, and the date and time of your use.

E-commerce: We use information you provide to process payment for donations or items you purchase online from us, to dispatch items you have purchased or to process returns or requests about your purchase. We may also use your data to protect against or identify possible fraudulent transactions. We will engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you and/or to comply with a legal obligation. We never store your credit card information.

How We Use and Share Information

Transparency about our users’ information is important to tn4Hfoundation.org. We only share your personal information with third parties to the extent necessary to perform essential services for our Websites’ functionality.

Aggregate Information: We may track and review anonymous user information in the aggregate to improve our Websites. For example, we may track the number of anonymous users that have seen a specific page on our Websites.

Service Providers: Some of the services that are offered through the Websites are provided by third-party providers. We also outsource some of our own services to third-party providers, such as technical and customer support, online commenting functions, tracking and reporting functions, quality assurance testing, payment processing functions, and other services. We may share information from or about you with these third-party providers so that they can perform their services or complete your requests.

Business Transfers: We may share information from or about you with subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control, in which case we will require them to honor this Privacy Policy. If another company acquires us or all or substantially all of our assets, that company will possess the same information, and will assume the rights and obligations with respect to that information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Investigations: We may investigate and disclose information from or about you if we have a good faith belief that such investigation or disclosure is (a) reasonably necessary to comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; (b) helpful to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Websites; or (c) protect our rights, reputation, property, or that of our users affiliates, or the public.

Links: The Websites may contain links to unaffiliated third-party websites. Except as set forth herein, we do not share your personal information with them, and are not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy policies on all such third-party websites.

Security: We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Why Information is Retained

Aggregate Information: Anonymous aggregate traffic information is retained interminably to measure improvements in traffic to our site.

Personal Information: We may keep personal information in our active systems for a period of 5 years (or longer if required by law) in order to ensure our ability to satisfy the authorized uses under this Privacy Policy. For example, we may use retained data to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Websites or to comply with legal obligations.

How to Remove Information

Email Updates: You can opt out of receiving our email updates by unsubscribing. In such cases, we will delete your user profile personal information unless we have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.

Cookies: You can disable our cookies at any time in your device or browser settings. Many browsers allow you to block third-party cookies.

Cookies are also used in aggregate to analyze and track user behavior through Google Analytics. Google offers instructions to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics across all websites (not only those owned and managed by tn4Hfoundation.org). Learn how to opt out here.

Media Policy

We/I confer on the Tennessee 4-H Club Foundation the absolute and irrevocable right and permission to publish your 4-H story(s). I understand there will be no compensation in conjunction with publishing the story(s). I understand that by checking this box, permission is granted for the Tennessee 4-H Club Foundation to use, re-use, publish, and re-publish the same in whole or in part, separately or in conjunction with other stories in Tennessee 4-H Club Foundation publications including but not limited to 4-H Foundations New Letter and the Tennessee 4-H Club Foundation’s website. I hereby release and discharge the Tennessee 4-H Club Foundation, Inc. from all and any claims and demands ensuing from or in connection with the use of the story(s), including any claims for libel and invasion of privacy. No home address or telephone number will appear with such work. I have read the foregoing and fully understand the contents hereof. By checking this box I attest the information provided is true and complete and I hereby consent to use of the story(s) by the Tennessee 4-H Club Foundation, Inc.

Children’s Information

Our Websites are not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we will take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s personal information.

Other Questions or Concerns

If you live in the European Union and want your data acquired before May 25, 2018, removed from our Websites, you may contact us at info@farmflavormedia.com or by mail.

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Modifications to This Privacy Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the Privacy Policy will govern our use of your information. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we may notify you by email or by posting a notice on the Websites prior to the effective date of the changes. By continuing to access or use the Websites after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.