Privacy Policy

EFAO is committed to safeguarding the online privacy of our members and supporters giving individuals and organizations the opportunity to control and monitor their personal information online. The following policy states how your personal information will be collected and used by EFAO staff and volunteers.

Visiting our site:

You can visit our site, read the blog and check our event information without entering or revealing any personal information. Our online forms including membership sign up, course registration and e-news sign up do require personal information to be collected. EFAO does not claim responsibility for the online privacy policies of organizations linked to from our website.

Becoming a member:

When becoming an EFAO member you will be asked to provide some personal details about your farming enterprise via our online forms. This information will be used by EFAO for grant reporting and internal assessment and will not be publicly accessible unless approved by the account user. EFAO does not share, trade of sell our membership lists with any other groups. All personal information submitted to EFAO online is protected by industry standard security measures to ensure no loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control.

 Course and Event Registration:

If you are not an EFAO Member with an online account you will be asked to provide your name and contact information when registering for courses and events through our website, no other information will be collected from you at this point.

Payment information:

Payments will be accepted through our website using PayPal. Information on privacy policies and security of information entered through PayPal can be found on their official website.
Keeping your personal financial information private is vitally important to us. EFAO will no longer manually process credit card payments and will not be storing credit card information as a part of user account profiles. Credit card and financial information will be collected and processes by PayPal only. EFAO will continue to collect payment by cheque and commits to process these in an appropriate and timely manner.

Policy Revisions:

The development of the EFAO’s policies for the protection of personal information is an ongoing process. Due to changes in technology and legal requirements, we may revise this policy from time to time. Please ensure that you refer to the current version of the EFAO Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the privacy practices of the site, you can send an email to