Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


This website is owned and operated by the California Farmland Trust (CFT).  Our intention is to provide information in support of private land conservation.  We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us and how we treat their information.  CFT is committed to honoring our constituents’ privacy preferences.


Information Collected


Event Registrations

In order to register for events, you must provide at minimum your name and email address. 



You do not need to create an account to make a donation to CFT, however, you are required at a minimum to provide your name, address, and email address. 


Internet Protocol Addresses

An Internet Protocol (IP) address is the number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet.  We collect IP addresses from all visitors to our website.  We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our website, analyze usage trends, and gather broad demographic information.


Subscribing to E-newsletters

To sign up for alerts and e-newsletters you are only required to provide us with your full name and email address. 


Other Information

There are occasions where we will ask for additional information, such as how you heard about us. We do this to better understand and respond to your needs, and provide you with information that may be valuable to you.


Mail Sent to Us Containing Personal Information

You may decide to send CFT personally identifying information, for example, in an email message requesting information.  We will use this information to determine how to respond to you and we may add your information to our database.  If you wish to view, modify, or remove your personal information from our records, please see the section “How to Access, Modify, and Remove Personal Information.” It is important to note that we legally cannot remove a record from our database if that record contains information concerning donations.  At your request, the record may be marked to receive no further mailings. 


Use of Information

Your information may be used to administer accounts, collect and process payments and send information to you about CFT.  You may opt-out of mailings (both postal and email) at any time if you do not wish to receive information from us.  CFT will not share or sell your information for commercial purposes. 


How to Opt-Out



If at any time you wish to stop receiving an electronic newsletter, you can select the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of every e-newsletter or by contacting us at (916) 687-3178 or  Please provide enough information for us to be able to identify you so that we may comply with your request.


Postal Mail

You may choose to opt-out of postal mail from CFT.  To do so, please send an email to with your contact information and request, or send a written letter CFT, 9245 Laguna Springs Drive, Suite 110, Elk Grove CA 95758.  Please help us serve you better by including a brief explanation of why you are making this request.


How to Access, Modify or Delete Your Personal Information

You may review your personal information and make updates by contacting us at (916) 687-3178 or  Please provide us enough information to process your request.  Written requests may be sent to CFT, 9245 Laguna Springs Drive, Suite 110, Elk Grove CA 95758.


To receive a print copy of your personal information or to request the removal of your personal information, please send a letter to CFT, 9245 Laguna Springs Drive, Suite 110, Elk Grove CA 95758. 


If your record contains information concerning donations, we legally cannot remove it from our database. If you have not made a donation, if you request that we remove all of the personal information stored in your profile, we will promptly do so. 


Security of Your Information

We will take appropriate steps to protect the security of your personal information.  We will also protect your personal information in storage. We have implemented security policies, rules, and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from: unauthorized access; improper use or disclosure; unauthorized modification; and unlawful destruction or accidental loss.  All our employees who have access to, and are associated with processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitor’s personal data. 


All sensitive information (such as your credit card information) provided to CFT through our website is transmitted either to us or to our credit card processor using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us.  No credit card information is stored on our site. 


Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can ever be 100% secure.  While we strive to protect your information to the fullest extent we cannot ensure or completely guarantee the security of such information. 


Links to Third Party Sites

We provide links to third party sites.  Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third party sites.



‘Cookies’ are small files sent from a web server to your computer through your browser program. There are two types of cookies: non-persistent and persistent cookies.  A non-persistent cookie enables a website to temporarily keep information on your computer as you travel from one page to another on our site.  The cookie is automatically deleted from your computer when you close your browser.  Because these cookies are necessary to provide some functions, failure to allow such cookies will make our website unavailable to you. 


A persistent cookie is kept even when you close your browser.  You can manually delete these cookies using commands specific to your browser and computer system.  These cookies store information that would generally not change from session to session. They also contain information that would need to be reentered by you each time you visit the website. 


Use of Cookies

We use cookies for various reasons.  We only read cookies written by our site.  We do not use cookies to obtain information on other websites that you may visit.  We may use cookies to store some history about the parts of our site that you have visited to help you navigate our site more easily or alert you to related pages on our site that may interest you.


Our Compliance with Federal Law


Children’s Guidelines

CFT complies fully with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). 


None of the websites covered by this policy knowingly collect identifiable personal information from children under age 13.  If we discover that a person under the age of 13 has provided us with any personally identifiable information, we will delete that information from our systems.  We are unable to reply to information requests from children under the age of 13, if so identified.  A parent or guardian must initiate any requests for information from children under the age of 13 on their behalf.  We encourage parents to supervise children when they browse the Internet. 



CFT complies fully with the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM Act).  To this end, CFT:

  • Always offers recipients of email marketing and e-newsletters a clear means of opting-out from the receipt of future messages;
  • Always incudes a link to CFT’s physical address within the body of all e-mail messages;
  • Never uses false or misleading header information in any email message;
  • Never attempts to deceive email recipients by using deceptive subject lines;
  • Never uses automated means to harvest email addresses from websites or web services; and
  • Never generates email addresses using programmatic methods.


Questions and Contact Information

CFT welcomes comments and questions on this policy.  We are dedicated to protecting your personal information, and will make every reasonable effort to keep that information secure.


If you have any questions, please contact us at:


California Farmland Trust

9245 Laguna Springs Drive

Suite 110

Elk Grove, CA 95758

(916) 687-3178


The information you provide to us will also be covered by this policy.


Changes to the Privacy Policy and Changes in Ownership

We may change or supplement this Privacy Policy from time to time.  We will post an appropriate notice of changes to the Privacy Policy on our Site. Privacy Policy changes will apply to information collected from the date we post the revised Privacy Policy to the Site, as well as existing information held by us.


If we decide to change this policy in a material way, we will obtain the necessary consents required under applicable privacy laws if we seek to collect, use, or disclose personal information for purposes other than those to which consent has been obtained, unless otherwise required or permitted by law.  If any proposed change is unacceptable to you, you may request that we remove your personal information from our records as described above.