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PRIVACY POLICY

FarmHouse Fraternity, Inc. take your privacy very seriously. We want you to understand what information we may gather, how we protect it, and how we may use it. Please read the following to learn and understand more about our privacy policy.

What This Privacy Policy Covers

This policy covers how FarmHouse treats personal information that it collects and receives. Personal information is information that is personally identifiable, like your name, address, e-mail address, or phone number, and is not otherwise publicly available. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies or other entities that FarmHouse does not own or control or to people that FarmHouse does not employ or manage. This website may contain links to other websites. If you link to another website, this policy will not apply to your use of said website, or the data collection practices of said website.

Information Collection

FarmHouse Fraternity, Inc. is the owner of the information collected on this website. We collect information from our users at several different points on our website.

General

The website uses a variety of methods to collect and use information from our users. This information is collected through the use of online forms (registration forms, merchandise order forms, surveys, etc.) and log files. For an explanation of these information collection tools and how they are used, please see the section on Information Use.

Donations, Event Registrations, and Merchandise Orders

We request information from the user on our order forms, donation forms, and registration forms. A user must provide certain contact information (such as name, e-mail, and addresses) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer orders or requests. If we have trouble processing an order, the information is used to contact the user. The information may also be used to acknowledge donations, orders, or registrations for events.

Various Forms and Surveys

The website contains various forms through which information is collected for a variety of purposes. This information is collected for its stated purpose and used in accordance to the stated policies within this Privacy Policy.

Information Use

We use information collected from the website in a variety of ways to improve a member's overall experience with the Fraternity. The information is used to ensure our site has relevant and user-friendly data, to deliver communications from FarmHouse Fraternity, Inc. and FarmHouse Educational, Inc. and from licensed service providers and licensed vendors, and to allow access to limited areas of our site, as appropriate.

Log Files

Like most standard website servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, in some instances are tied to personally identifiable information to enable our Web-based service.

Approved and Licensed Vendors

FarmHouse actively screens and licenses the use of its trademarks to vendors that produce and sell goods and services which we feel will benefit members of the Fraternity.

Sharing

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information, when required by law, wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with, or respond to, current judicial proceedings, subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, or if we believe that your actions violate applicable laws.

Third-party Intermediaries

From time to time, we use outside companies to ship orders, process credit card payments, and to mail certain items such as correspondence, solicitations, and Pearls and Rubies magazine. These companies do not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

Service Providers and Licensed Vendors

We partner with other third-parties to provide specific goods and services. FarmHouse actively screens and licenses the use of its trademarks to vendors that produce and sell goods and services which we feel will benefit members of FarmHouse. We share aggregate, non-personally identifiable information, names, addresses, or e-mail addresses that are necessary for the third-party to provide notification of these goods and services. These third-parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the agreed upon purpose between them and the Fraternity.

Security

FarmHouse takes every precaution to protect our users' and members' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and offline.

When any of our forms asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - Secured Socket Layered (SSL). While on a secure page, such as our registration form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when users are just 'surfing.'

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information offline. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Our databases that store this information are protected by up-to-date firewall technology and password protected entry. Only employees who need the information to perform specific job duties are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Any time new policies are added; our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our users' information is protected.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Contact Information

If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact FarmHouse Fraternity, Inc.:

Phone: (816) 891-9445
Fax: (816) 891-0838
Email: FHHQ@FarmHouse.org
Mailing Address:
7306 NW Tiffany Spring Parkway
Suite 210
Kansas City, MO 64153

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