Privacy policy

Thank You for taking the time to look at our website. We love it that you give our markets so much support, we like you so much that we want to know more about you. This is why our website collects information about you: which pages you visited, how long you stayed, and which bits you found the most interesting. We promise that this is not for anything other than improving the way we communicate with you and we do this in order to make the farmers markets even better.

The note below tells you more about the information we collect, why we collect it and why you may have received an email from us. We have created this email privacy policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy and the protection of your information.

Why did you receive an email from us?
If you received a mailing from us:
(a) your email address is either listed with us as someone who has expressly shared this address for the purpose of receiving information in the future ("opt-in"), by signing up at a market or event / contacting our office directly / filling in a sign-up form on our website or adding your name to our market friends mailing list
(b) you have an existing relationship with us. We respect your time and attention by controlling the frequency of our mailings.

How we protect your privacy
We use security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of data used by our system. We do not collect individual user information based on analytics. We only collect general information on the most popular webpages so that we can make the website even better

Sharing and Usage
We will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information with anyone without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you, in short we will not send you spam.

Information we collect
We use google analytics systems on our website and campaign monitor statistics. This way we can figure out which bits of content our users enjoy, and if any usage patterns emerge. From these we can write more content you like, and make our site even clearer and easier to use.The data we gather through these systems is not personal, and we always look at the data in big lumps. We do not, or even try to, identify individual users, ever.

As you well know, our website includes links to our profiles on other platforms (such as Flickr, Facebook and Twitter), as well as to other websites that we find interesting. We sometimes link to other related websites- ‘things we like’. However, we’d like to remind you that when you click a link and leave our site, we have no control whatsoever over the website you exit to. Therefore we cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting such websites, and these sites are not governed by this privacy statement.

Our aim is to continually improve the experience you have when you visit our website. As part of this process, we use cookies. Cookies are small text files containing information about your browsing session (e.g. which pages you visited), which are located in your browser directory.We use different types of cookies and each has a specific function. Some cookies are essential to the working of the website and allow you to navigate easily from page to page and perform certain functions. Other nonessential cookies allow us to analyse how you use our site, which enables us to make decisions about how best to improve the website design and functionality to fit your future needs.

In some cases, we use cookies to remember a selection you have made (e.g. your location), which saves you having to make that selection again if you return to the site. Other cookies allow our partners to see how many visitors click from their website to our website, and subsequently allow us to select the best partners to work with.
We will not store personally identifiable information in the cookies we create. All data collected using a cookie will be anonymous and will not hold specific knowledge of who a visitor is.

Usually web browsers are set to accept cookies. If you have visited this site, however, and did not want cookies to be used, please exit the site and use your browser tools settings to delete the cookies. If you do this and revisit this site, cookies will again be set unless you change your browser settings to reject cookies.
We aim to be honest and clear about your privacy when using our website.

How can you stop receiving email from us?
Each email sent contains an easy, automated way for you to cease receiving email from us, or to change your expressed interests. If you wish to do this, simply follow the instructions at the end of any email.

If you have received unwanted, unsolicited email sent via this system or purporting to be sent via this system, please forward a copy of that email with your comments to [email protected] for review.

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