The Orchard does not collect personal information about website visitors without their consent. In cases when such information is requested to provide a service or respond to an inquiry, visitors only need to provide the minimal information necessary. Typically, personal information is collected:
- To allow us to respond to inquiries and requests.
- To allow access to an informational electronic mailing list or database.
The Orchard does not make use of “Web bugs” (programs installed on your personal computer by a website to track personal web usage) in any way, shape or form.
How Is Personal Information Used?
Personal information is used by The Orchard staff only for the purpose stated at the time it is collected, e.g. to reply to a question, or inquiry, or to provide a requested service. Such personal information is never used for secondary or unrelated purposes unless otherwise requested or explicitly agreed to by the website user. It is The Orchard’s policy to never share, trade, sell or otherwise disclose personal information to third parties without their informed consent or direction except::
- Where required by law, e.g. through subpoena, warrant or other legal process
- The Orchard will send confirmation emails to online registrants. Personal information used for this purpose is never shared with any other organizations.
When requested, and where possible, The Orchard will delete personal information from current operational systems.
Link to Third-Party Sites
The Orchard provides a number of links to third-party sites and assumes no responsibility for the information practices of websites a user is able to access through ours. The Orchard encourages all web visitors to review the privacy policies and statements of all externally-linked websites. There is no third-party advertising on The Orchard’s website.
Contact Claire Bechard, 224-764-4083, with any questions.