Privacy Policy

At Local-first.org we understand that privacy is an important issue for our clients. The following information is designed to help you understand what information we gather, and how we handle the information once we gather it. 

Our privacy policy is clear: We will collect no personally identifiable information about you when you visit our Website unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Information Collection and Use
We ask when we need information that personally identifies you. We may request that you provide personally identifiable information that may include your name, age, address, telephone number, e-mail address and credit-card number. This information will be used to process your order and, if necessary, to contact you regarding the status of your order.

We use your personal information to operate this Website, determine the effectiveness of our programs, award incentives in contests or promotions, inform you of new Local-first.org services and programs and improve existing features or develop new features, products and services by analyzing how site features are being used. You may also be contacted by us or our agents to request your feedback about your experience with Local-first.org

As described below, we do our best to ensure that the personal information you provide to us is kept confidential. Local-first.org will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

If you don’t want Local-first.org to collect, use and distribute information about you, use traditional means of communication such as the phone or mail.

IP Address
We automatically collect IP addresses and Website usage information from you when you visit our site. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors use and navigate our Website on an aggregate basis, including the number and frequency of visitors to each web page, the length of their visits, their browser type and their operating systems.

Credit Card

When you provide us with a credit card number, Local-first.org will take commercially reasonable steps to protect this information through a secure connection with your web browser. Credit card numbers are only used for payment processing and are not retained for marketing purposes.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information. Cookies are required to gain access to secured areas of the site, and can be a convenience by limiting the need for the user to enter duplicate information as they advance from page to page through the site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Please note that cookies may be necessary to enable you to use some or all of the features on the site.

Public Forums and E-mail

From time to time we may send informational, educational or promotional materials to you at the e-mail address you’ve provided. When replying to these e-mails, please note that your e-mail is a non-encrypted form of Internet communication and may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users without your knowledge or permission while in transit to us. Please exercise caution when using e-mail to communicate any information that you consider confidential.

Newsletters

Local-first.org may offer an opt-in e-mail newsletter. When subscribing, visitors are asked to submit information such as name, e-mail address and demographic information. To unsubscribe from a newsletter, follow the Unsubscribe instructions included in every newsletter.

Children/Direct Notice to Parents

Local-first.org will not knowingly collect any personal information from individuals under 13 years of age without parental consent. Where appropriate, Local-first.org will specifically instruct children not to submit such information on our site and/or will take reasonable steps to ensure parental consent to such submission. Local-first.org encourages all parents to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of their personal data while using the Internet.

Links to Other Sites

Our Website may have links to other Websites. Once you access another site through a link that we provide you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Website Security 

Your individualized information at Local-first.org is protected from unauthorized access by a secure firewall and security infrastructure. During transmission, your privacy is protected by Secure Socket Layer 128 bit encrypting software. Then when the information is received, we employ extensive physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to maintain the security of your information. Local-first.org also conducts periodic reviews of its Web security to ensure that our electronic security safeguards remain up-to-date and effective.

Changes in our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this page so you are always aware of our policies and we encourage you to review this page periodically. We may also contact you by e-mail with any changes.

Opt-Out
Our site provides users the opportunity to choose how information you provide to us can be used by Local-First.org. If you are getting promotional email from us and would like to be taken off our list, simply click the link at the bottom of any email to unsubscribe. If you would to be taken off our direct mail list, please e-mail info@Local-First.org . Please be reassured that we never sell, share, or otherwise give out any mail or email addresses to other vendors.

Your Acceptance of These Terms
This privacy policy is applicable only to information collected from you during your visit to the Local-first.org Website. By choosing to continue usage of this Website, you agree to the terms of the Privacy Statement.

If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use this Website and exit the site immediately. Your continued use of this Website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.

This privacy policy is not intended to and does not imply any contractual or other legal rights in respect to Local-first.org or any other party.

How to Contact Us
We invite your comments and questions. Please contact us by email at info@local-first.org

Warranties and Liability Limit

Local-First.org does not make any warranties about the accuracy or completeness of information on the website, the information on this website is provided “as-is”. While we provide info on this site in good faith we make no warranty that the information will be kept up to date, be true, or that the site and any or all of its contents will always (or ever) be available for use.

We do not warrant that the website will be error, virus, or bug free and it is the user’s responsibility to protect themselves against such threats. We recommend scanning any files for download. We explicitly remove the website from any liability for incidental, direct, or indirect or consequential losses or damages of any kind without limitation from the use of this website and any information contained on the website.

Copyright & Trademarks

Material on this website, including text and images, is protected by copyright law and is copyrighted to Local First and the Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado unless credited otherwise. It may not be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, broadcast or transmitted in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use.

Prior written consent of the copyright holder must be obtained for any other use of material. Copyright of all images on this site remains with the artist or copyright owner at all times.

No part of this site may be distributed or copied for any commercial purpose or financial gain.

All intellectual property rights in relation to this website are reserved and owned by Local First and the Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado unless credited otherwise.

Law and Jurisdiction

The notices and material on the ocal-First.org website are interpreted and governed by the laws of the State of Colorado and subject to the State of Colorado courts jurisdiction.