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
receiving certain information from Seed Savers Exchange. If you do not agree to
Browsing our website
You can browse www.seedsavers.org without telling us who you
are and without revealing any personal information. 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.
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
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, 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 www.seedsavers.org. 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. You will receive unrelated emails only if you have
specifically opted-in to one of our mailing lists at the time you provided it.
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
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.
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.