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Privacy Policy

Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) respects your privacy and will attempt to ensure that personal information about visitors and customers is handled responsibly. In order to access certain materials or services on this site, you may be asked to provide your name, address, phone number or other information. It is your decision to provide this information. We will only use this information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  Please be advised that you may opt-out of receiving certain information from Seed Savers Exchange. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use this web site.


Browsing our website

You can browse without telling us who you are. The information we collect from a typical web site visit (one that does not involve a form submission or online store checkout) is your IP address, the pages you view and the date and time you view them. We use this information to measure site and store activity in order to improve the usefulness of our website to our visitors. We also use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reports to better understand who is visiting our site in order to improve its features and functions for you. This information is based on Google Advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers and is only used in aggregate (we don't tie this to an individual).  To learn more about the use of this information and to opt-out, please visit or


Collection of personally identifiable information

Visitors must register in order to use certain features of our website, such as our Online Store, Contact us web form, forum, blog, webinars, or email newsletters. During registration, a visitor is required to provide contact information such as name, email address, or zip code. We use this information to verify the authenticity of your email, and we may on occasion contact visitors about features and services that we believe may be of interest.

When a visitor shops at our online store, we request information that enables us to respond to the visitor. This information could include contact information (such as name, shipping and billing address, phone and email address) and, if applicable, financial, payment, or billing information. Visitors who create an account with us have the ability to create and maintain their own password. That password is encrypted so we cannot see what it is. If you provide us with your credit card information, it is also encrypted within our e-commerce system.

Seed Savers Exchange may gather email addresses and other personally identifiable data about visitors when such data is voluntarily submitted to For example, our site uses submission forms for visitors to sign up for a free catalog; request information; or to sign-up for our newsletters. Other contact information (e.g., mailing address, phone number) may be used to verify your order, customer or membership information, or to contact you about opportunities with Seed Savers Exchange that we feel may be of interest to you. Financial information is used to bill visitors in connection with their orders. Seed Savers Exchange cannot insure against invasion by security breakers of any manner.

Seed Savers Exchange makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information using industry-accepted data collection and encryption methodologies.

We do not sell, share, rent or trade your information.


A cookie is a small data file stored on a visitor's computer that contains information about the visitor. Like most websites, SSE may place a cookie in the browser files of a visitor's computer. We use persistent cookies to store your information when you sign-in to your account so that you will not have to re-enter it when you visit again. We also use transient cookies to store items in your online store shopping cart. If visitors decline to accept cookies, they may still use our site, but some portions of our site may be inaccessible.

As you browse, advertising cookies will be placed on your computer so that we can understand what you are interested in. Our display advertising partner, AdRoll, then enables us to present you with retargeting advertising on other sites based on your previous interaction with The techniques our partners employ do not collect personal information such as your name, email address, postal address, or telephone number. You can visit this page to opt out of AdRoll’s and their partners’ targeted advertising.


Use of Location Data

When you access this web site on a mobile device, we may determine your current location and use that information to help you find nearby retail stores who sell our products. We do not share your location information with any third parties, nor do we use it for any purpose other than to determine your distance from the stores. If you are not comfortable with this, you may disable the use of location services in the application settings at any time.