PickYourOwn.org's Privacy Policy

The privacy of our visitors to PickYourOwn.org  is important to us. At PickYourOwn.org, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important to you, too!  Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit PickYourOwn.org, and how we safeguard your information.  We never sell or release your personal information to third parties.

Log Files

As with almost every other website, our servers collect and use the data contained in log files.  The information in the log files include  your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.  (It doesn't identify you - just the to the level of your service provider - again , this is common to all websites)

Cookies and Web Beacons

If you choose to sign up for email alerts and other login features, we do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site.  This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements to support our site.  Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.  This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

Google, as a third party vendor, uses their technology (the DoubleClick DART cookie) to serve ads on this website. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads based on users visit to this website and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.  However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites.  This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

 

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our Commitment To Children's Privacy:

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13.

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

This only applies if you are a farm owner/operator or other user who creates a listing or chooses to create a login for email alerts, commenting, etc.  If you don't create a login on a form, then we don't collect any information about you ,other than the log files that all servers maintain!

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by using the update forms. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information. You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request (Update or corrections form) that credibly shows the error.

To protect your privacy and security and accuracy of the information presented, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please use our feedback form!