At The Farm

Located in Pocantico Hills, NY, Stone Barns is a laboratory for learning and catalyzing a culture of informed, healthy eating.

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Teaching & Learning

By educating people about food and farming, we're encouraging the food citizens of tomorrow to make healthier life choices for themselves and the planet.

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About Us

We are working to develop a culture of eating based on what farms need to grow to build healthy soil and a resilient ecosystem.

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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture (“Stone Barns Center”, “we” or “us”) recognizes the importance of protecting the information it collects in the operation of Stone Barns Center and will take all reasonable steps to maintain the security, integrity and privacy of this information. To this end, We have developed the following Privacy Policy which describes our practices in connection with information that we collect:

  • through stonebarnscenter.org and showclix.com from which you are accessing this Privacy Policy (the “website”)
  • through our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, collectively “social media pages”)
  • through HTML-formatted email messages that we send to you

Collectively, we refer to the website, social media pages and email messages as our “Services”

Collection of Personal Information

Stone Barns Center will only collect personal information which is specifically and knowingly provided by a user. Examples of such information are: name, postal address, e-mail address, phone number and product commentary. Stone Barns Center will not collect information that is irrelevant to the operations of Stone Barns Center. We collect Personal Information in a variety of ways, including:

  • through our Services, such as when you sign up for a newsletter or make a purchase
  • offline, such as when you visit our farm, attend one of our events, or place a ticket order over the phone or in person.

We need to collect Personal Information in order to provide the requested Services to you. If you do not provide the information requested, we may not be able to provide our Services. If you disclose any Personal Information relating to other people to us or to our service providers in connection with our Services, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Use of personal Information

We use Personal Information for legitimate business purposes including:

  • Providing the functionality of our Services and fulfilling your requests.
    • To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as when you send us questions, suggestions, compliments or complaints, or request a brochure or other information.
    • To complete your transactions and provide you with related customer service.
    • To send administrative information to you, such as changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.
  • Providing you with our newsletter and other marketing materials and facilitating social sharing.
    • To send you marketing related emails, with information about our organization and our products and services.
      We will engage in this activity with your consent or where we have a legitimate interest.
  • Analysis of Personal Information for business reporting and providing personalized services.
    • To analyze or predict our users’ preferences in order to prepare aggregated trend reports on how our digital content is used, so we can improve our Services.
    • To better understand your preferences so that we can deliver content via our Services that we believe will be relevant and interesting to you.
  • Aggregating and/or anonymizing Personal Information.
    • We may aggregate and/or anonymize Personal Information so that it will no longer be considered Personal Information.  We do so to generate other data for our use, which we may use and disclose for any purpose.
  • Accomplishing our business purposes.
    • For data analysis, for example, to improve the efficiency of our Services;
    • For audits, to verify that our internal processes function as intended and are compliant with legal, regulatory, and/or contractual requirements;
    • For fraud and security monitoring purposes, for example, to detect and prevent cyberattacks or attempts to commit identity theft;
    • For developing new products and services;
    • For enhancing, improving, or modifying our current products and services;
    • For identifying usage trends, for example, understanding which parts of our Services are of most interest to users;
    • For determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, so that we can adapt our campaigns to the needs and interests of our users; and
    • For operating and expanding our business activities, for example, understanding which parts of our Services are of most interest to our users so we can focus our energies on meeting our users’ interests.

disclosure of personal information

We disclose Personal Information:

  • To our third party service providers, to facilitate services they provide to us.
    • These can include providers of services such as website hosting, data analysis, payment processing, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing, and other services.

other uses and disclosures

We also use and disclose your Personal Information as necessary or appropriate, especially when we have a legal obligation or legitimate interest to do so:

  • To comply with applicable law and regulations.
    • This can include laws outside your country of residence.
  • To cooperate with public and government authorities.
    • To respond to a request or to provide information we believe is important.
    • These can include authorities outside your country of residence.
  • To cooperate with law enforcement.
    • For example, when we respond to law enforcement requests and orders or provide information we believe is important.
  • For other legal reasons.
    • To enforce our terms and conditions; and
    • To protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others.
  • In connection with a sale or business transaction.
    • We have a legitimate interest in disclosing or transferring your Personal Information to a third party in connection with any reorganization, merger, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business or assets (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).

other information and collection of other information

“Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an identifiable individual.

  • Browser and device information
  • Information collected through cookies, pixel tags, and other technologies
  • Demographic information and other information provided by you that does not reveal your specific identity
  • Information that has been aggregated in a manner such that it no longer reveals your specific identity

If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, then we may use and disclose it for the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information as detailed in this Privacy Policy.

We and our service providers may collect Other Information in a variety of ways, including:

  • Through your browser or device:
    – Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Mac), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, Internet browser type and version, and the name and version of the Services you are using.  We use this information to ensure that the Services function properly.
  • Using cookies
    – Cookies are pieces of information stored directly on the computer that you are using.  Cookies allow us to collect information such as browser type, time spent on the Services, pages visited, language preferences, and other traffic data.  We and our service providers use the information for security purposes, to facilitate navigation, to display information more effectively, and to personalize your experience.  We also gather statistical information about use of the Services in order to continually improve their design and functionality, understand how they are used, and assist us with resolving questions regarding them.  If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, most browsers allow you to automatically decline cookies or be given the choice of declining or accepting a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular website.  If, however, you do not accept cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of the Services.  For example, you must have cookies turned on in order for the Websites to remember the items you have placed in your shopping cart.
  • Using pixel tags andother similar technologies
    – Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) and other similar technologies may be used to, among other things, track the actions of users of the Services (including email recipients), measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and compile statistics about usage of the Services and response rates.
    – We use Google Analytics, which uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyze information about use of the Services and report on activities and trends.  This service may also collect information regarding the use of other websites, apps and online resources.  You can learn about Google’s practices by going to google.com/policies/privacy/‌partners/, and opt out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
  • IP Address
    – Your IP address is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider.  An IP address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user accesses the Services, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited.  Collecting IP addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many websites, applications, and other services.  We use IP addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels, diagnosing server problems, and administering the Services.  We may also derive your approximate location from your IP address.

We may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law.  In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information.  If we do, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information as long as it is combined.

our advertising

We use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements regarding goods and services that may be of interest to you when you access and use the Services and other websites or online services.

  • You may receive advertisements based on information relating to your access to and use of the Services and other websites or online services on any of your devices, as well as based on information received from third parties.  These companies place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser (including through the use of pixel tags).  They may also use these technologies, along with information they collect about your online use, to recognize you across the devices you use, such as a mobile phone and a laptop.  If you would like more information about this practice, and to learn how to opt out of it in desktop and mobile browsers on the particular device on which you are accessing this Privacy Policy, please visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#/.

Security

Stone Barns Center has implemented security features and management guidelines to safeguard the privacy of user information from unauthorized access or improper use, and we will continue to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available.

choices and access

We give you choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information for marketing purposes.  You may opt-out from:

  • Receiving email marketing from us:  You may opt out of receiving marketing e-mail from us by following the instructions contained in each such e-mail message.
  • Our sharing of your Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes:  If you prefer that we discontinue sharing your Personal Information on a going-forward basis with unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes, please send your request to us at the contact information in the section entitled “Contacting Us,” below.

We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable.

If you would like to request to review, correct, update, suppress, restrict, or delete Personal Information that you have previously provided to us, or if you would like to request to receive an electronic copy of your Personal Information for purposes of transmitting it to another company (to the extent this right to data portability is provided to you by applicable law), you may do so using the contact information in the section entitled “Contacting Us,” below. We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law.

In your request, please make clear what Personal Information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Information suppressed from our database, or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of your Personal Information.  For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request.  We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting a change or deletion (e.g., when you make a purchase, you may not be able to change or delete the Personal Information provided until after the completion of the transaction).

retention period

We retain Personal Information for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purpose(s) for which it was obtained and consistent with applicable law.

The criteria used to determine our retention periods include:

  • The length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide the Services to you (for example, for as long as you have an account with us or keep using the Services);
  • Whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject (for example, certain laws require us to keep records of your transactions for a certain period of time before we can delete them); or
  • Whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation, or regulatory investigations).

Transactions

Credit card transactions made are processed by a third party that follows the highest industry standards for security of credit card information.

 

Links

As stated in the Terms of Use of this Site, Stone Barns Center is not responsible for the content, the privacy policies, or usage and disclosure of personal information collected by, other websites, including those to which it provides links. Such websites are owned or operated by third parties for which Stone Barns Center has no control.

Changes to Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of Stone Barns Center is reviewed periodically and is subject to change at any time. If Stone Barns Center changes its privacy policy, the changes will be posted on this page.

contacting us

Any inquiries, comments or questions concerning the information collected from a customer, or concerning this General Privacy and Data Collection Policy, should be addressed to: info@stonebarnscenter.org or
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
630 Bedford Road
Pocantico Hills, NY 10591
United States

 

This policy updated on May 24, 2018