Last Updated: October 2023
RuralRISE is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.
Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.ruralrise.org.
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.
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.
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.
Who we share your data with
RuralRISE collects only information that you knowingly supply to us through e-mail, form completions, or telephone conversations. All information collected is protected against unauthorized access or release.
We do not sell, rent, or loan any identifiable personal information to any third party. Information is only released if we are required to do so legally. By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by RuralRISE only.
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.
For users that sign up for our mailing list, we store the personal information they provide in our mailing list software. All users may unsubscribe at any time or request removal of their data from the software we use.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can 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.
Terms and Conditions
These Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) govern your use of our website and any services or content provided through the website. By accessing or using our website, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree with any part of these Terms, please do not use our website.
The content, design, graphics, logos, and other materials on our website are protected by intellectual property rights and are the property of RuralRISE or its licensors. You may not reproduce, distribute, modify, or create derivative works of any content on our website without our prior written consent.
When using our website, you agree to:
- Provide accurate and current information while creating an account or using our services.
- Be respectful of the rights of others and not engage in any activities that are unlawful, offensive, or harmful.
- Not attempt to gain unauthorized access to our website, servers, or networks.
- Not use our website for any commercial purposes without our express permission.
Our website may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by RuralRISE. We do not endorse or assume any responsibility for these third-party websites’ content, privacy policies, or practices. You access them at your own risk and should review their terms and conditions and privacy policies.
Disclaimer of Warranties
Our website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any warranties, express or implied. We make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, reliability, or availability of our website or any content or services provided therein. Your use of our website is at your own risk.
Limitation of Liability
To the maximum extent permitted by law, RuralRISE and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, or agents shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of or relating to your use or inability to use our website, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
You agree to indemnify and hold RuralRISE and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, or agents harmless from any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, or expenses, including attorney’s fees, arising out of or in connection with your use of our website, violation of these Terms, or infringement of any third-party rights.
We reserve the right to modify or terminate our website or these Terms at any time, without prior notice. It is your responsibility to review these Terms periodically for any changes. By continuing to use our website after modifications are made, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.
If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and RuralRISE and supersede all prior agreements and understandings, whether oral or written.
The information provided on this website is for general informational purposes only. While we strive to keep the information up to date and accurate, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
Through this website, you may be able to link to other websites that are not under the control of RuralRISE. We have no control over the nature, content, and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, RuralRISE and/or its affiliates take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.
The content provided on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. Always seek the advice of qualified professionals regarding any specific questions or concerns you may have.
While we strive to maintain the security and confidentiality of user information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted to us via the website. Any transmission of information is done at your own risk.
We reserve the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the website or any part of it without notice. We shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the website.
By using this website, you agree to indemnify and hold RuralRISE and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, or agents harmless from any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, or expenses, including attorney’s fees, arising out of or in connection with your use of the website.
This disclaimer is subject to change without notice.
If you have any questions or concerns about the information on this page, please contact us at connect @ ruralrise.org.