New England Forestry Foundation Privacy Statement

New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust, and to protecting your privacy. We have created the following privacy policy to inform you about the ways in which we collect and use information from our donors and website visitors.

NEFF does not collect any personal information from you without your knowledge and permission, and we do not ask that you enter any personal information to access or use most areas of our website. In order to use some of the tools and functions, however, such as to sign up for our email news alerts, you must enter some identifying information. NEFF does not disclose this information to anyone except 1) to identify you, as described in the following paragraphs, to those you contact through our website and 2) to manage our website and donor database with the help of contracted service providers. Information you provide NEFF is stored in a secure location and is accessible only by designated staff. We do not sell or rent any information you provide us through our website or with a donation.

Website Usage

Most areas of our site are accessible without having to provide personal information of any kind. Some of our services do, however, require some form of identification, which the user is free to provide (or withhold) voluntarily.

NEFF also collects aggregate website browsing information including (but not limited to) IP address, domain name, page views, and Internet browser. This information is used to improve our website and will not be disclosed to third parties except as required by law.

Collection of Personal Information

NEFF may collect personal information when it is voluntarily submitted with a donation or via our website. Submission of such information that includes the user’s phone number, email, or mailing address implies the user’s consent to being contacted by NEFF.

Secure Transactions

When you donate to NEFF via our website your donation information is encrypted and transmitted via a secure connection. Your credit card information is used only for the purpose of processing your donation. We will not disclose this information except as necessary to process your donation. NEFF stores all donor and donation information on secure servers.

We never sell or exchange personal information.

Other Places Information May Be Requested

You may submit information directly to NEFF for purposes including donating, subscribing to emails, asking a question regarding content on our website, commenting on our blogs, or entering a contest. NEFF will not disclose this information except as described above.

Communications from NEFF

If you have opted to receive email from NEFF you may unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link that appears in our e-news or by sending an email to

If you have provided NEFF with your mailing address or phone number, we may contact you by phone or mail. You can choose not to receive such communications by contacting our development department at or NEFF, 32 Foster Street, P.O. Box 1346, Littleton, MA 01460-4346.

Privacy Policy Changes

NEFF continually examines the best options for maintaining a high level of privacy for our donors and website users. From time to time, therefore, this privacy policy may be changed. The most current version may always be found at