Privacy Policy

Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario

The Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our members and supporters. The following policy states how your personal information will be collected and used by EFAO.

Membership

As a membership-based organization, we collect information from EFAO members in order to provide the best services we can. Please know that no matter how we collect this information (through the website, Facebook, email, by phone or in-person) we don’t sell, trade or otherwise transfer any personally identifiable information about you (like your email address, phone number, mailing address or anything else) to any third party. We do not sell or trade EFAO membership and subscription lists. When you become a member, you will be given the option to be listed in EFAO’s public online Member Directory. Whether or not you are listed, and what information is listed, is entirely up to you, and can be changed at any time through your user account. As a member of EFAO, we will keep you up to date about events, programs and services via email and printed newsletter. If you no longer wish to receive communications from EFAO, please let us know. Non-members can sign up to receive EFAO e-news updates. If you no longer want to receive e-news updates, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the e-newsletter.

Website

We use cookies on EFAO’s website to improve your experience. Cookies are small bits of data that websites or internet service providers put on your computer to know which pages you visit, and how much time you spend on them. You can disable the use of cookies through your internet browser if you don’t want websites using them. This website contains links to other sites – please be aware that EFAO is not responsible for the privacy practices of other such sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personal data.

Payments

Online payments are accepted through EFAO’s website using PayPal. Information on privacy policies and security of information entered through PayPal can be found on their official website. As an EFAO member, you have the option of choosing automatic membership renewal – selecting this option means that your credit card will be billed automatically when your membership expires for one additional year. Any information (including your credit card number) entered when you choose the auto-renewal option will be stored by PayPal for future processing. EFAO does not store any credit card information. Keeping your personal financial information private is vitally important to us; therefore, EFAO does not manually process credit card payments. EFAO will continue to collect payment by cheque and commits to process these in an appropriate and timely manner.

Donations

If you make a donation greater than $25, we will mail your tax receipt prior to March of the year following the donation. Please let us know if you do not wish to receive communications from us.

Photographs

EFAO reserves the right to use photographs or videos taken at EFAO events on the EFAO website, in newsletters, and various social media outlets. Photographs may be shared with newspapers, magazines, and other media. Please alert EFAO event staff if you do not wish to have your photograph taken at an EFAO event.

Updating the Privacy Policy

We regularly review these privacy practices and update the policy. Please check this website on an on-going basis for information on our most up-to-date policies and practices.

Questions

Please contact admin@efao.ca with any questions or concerns about the privacy policy.

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