What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Contact forms submit your information to our servers and, in some cases, the servers of third-party services such as MailerLite, Google, and other services such as volunteer management and/or scheduling services.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to help monitor activity on our website. This is a quality control measure such that we are better able to identify problems, preferences, and optimal website structure to better serve our visitors.

Who we share your data with

In some cases, such as subscribing to our email newsletter, your personal information may be stored on servers maintained by third-parties. We have not sold, licensed, or otherwise authorized the use of your personal infomration. These services imply enable us to better manage our communications with our donors, volunteers, and website visitors.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Full Spectrum Farms, Inc.

1185 Wayehutta Rd.

Cullowhee, NC 28723

Additional information

Below are elaborations on how we deal with your personal information in varying circumstances. Generally, we don’t collect much data or use your data for anything beyond emailing updates and receipts. However, our use of services such as Google and Facebook has some implications on how your data may be used indirectly by third-parties.

How we protect your data

We do not sell your data to any third parties. 

What data breach procedures we have in place

Upon receipt of notice regarding breach of personal information, we will inform all users that may have been affected. In such cases where authentication or personal information has been facilitated via third parties such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, or similar; these notices will be provided by the data host directly.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from third parties such as Facebook, Google, Pinterest, and other marketing partners. These data are collected via ClickStream methods from visitor and IP associated activity across the web. These data are not under our control, not directly accessible to us, and managed under the governing data policies of the source parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

The data provided by third parties is used to help send timely messages, inform visitors about farm-related events, and to ensure the most relevant messages are shown to site visitors.