Effective Date:  March 28, 2022

This privacy policy describes how Forest Resources Association (FRA) uses information collected through this website. This policy applies only to information collected by FRA through this website and not to information collected offline. FRA may change this policy from time to time by giving users advance notice and posting an updated version of this policy on this page. By using this site, you accept and agree to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy.

Collection of Information

In general, this website gathers information about users as a group, such as which areas users visit most frequently and what services users access the most. This website automatically collects information about your domain name, date and time of access, and general location. FRA only uses this data in the aggregate to analyze site traffic and to determine what is most relevant to our users.

FRA requires users to submit personally identifying information to create a web account, apply for or renew membership, to make donations, to receive materials, to make purchases in the FRA Store, to register for conventions or meetings, and submit contact requests. This information typically includes personally identifying information such as the user’s name, email and mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and credit card information. 

Interactive portions of this website, such as the Workforce Development area, are provided as a service to users to voluntarily learn and share information with other users. Information posted there should be considered public and is not subject to this privacy policy.

Cookies

This website may use cookies to maintain user information (such as logins or shopping cart items) between visits.

Use of Information by FRA

FRA uses personally identifying information to complete transactions as requested by users and to provide member benefits.

FRA uses email and mailing addresses to make users aware of additional FRA products and services that may be of interest to them.

FRA maintains a member directory and a leadership directory that are available only to members. Each directory includes names, city and state, and phone numbers.

In general, FRA will retain user information to enforce proper use of this website and for the management and administration of FRA’s offerings.

Use of Information by Third Parties

If completion of a requested transaction requires sharing information with an outside party, such as a credit card company, FRA endeavors to work only with reputable partners.

FRA reserves the right to access, store, and disclose any information that it reasonably believes is necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, (b) enforce its User Agreement, including investigation of potential violations, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues, (d) respond to user support requests, or (e) protect the rights, property, or safety of the website, its users, and the public.
 
Except as described above, FRA does not sell, rent, or share the personal information collected through this website.

Please be aware that this website includes applications, advertisements, and links to websites owned by third parties. This policy does not apply to portions owned by third parties and FRA is not responsible for the practices of third parties.

Accessing Your Information

You may review and edit your account information at any time by logging in and going to your profile page. You may opt out of certain uses by checking the appropriate box on your profile page.

Security of Information

FRA uses administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to protect personally identifying information in its records. Encryption is used to protect sensitive information submitted through this website, such as credit card numbers. Only employees with a need to know a user’s information are permitted access to personally identifiable information. The equipment upon which personally identifiable information is stored is kept in a secure environment.

Users Outside the US

FRA’s operations are located in the United States. Information submitted through this website will be transferred from the country where the user is located to the United States.

More Information

If you wish to have your account and data deleted, you may send a request to FRA at [email protected].

Questions and concerns regarding this privacy policy can be directed to FRA at [email protected].

FRA Supports Your Ongoing Commitment to Environmental Performance and Socially Responsible Governance.
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