Forest Trends Association respects the privacy rights of our visitors and donors and recognizes the importance of protecting the information we collect about you. This policy statement tells you how we collect information from you and how we use it.

Forest Trends Association only collects personal information from our donors, customers and visitors on a voluntary basis and only when:

  • contributing information for site registration and future updates;
  • submitting feedback and comments;
  • completing surveys;
  • placing orders for materials;
  • donating through our websites or mail.

Personal information collected may include your name, your organization, email address, phone number, address. We also collect specific information about how you found our site and how you might use our materials. We do not generally require personal information to obtain access to any of our sites. In most cases, we will also ask if you would like to receive emails from us and give you the option of designating “yes” or “no”.

Forest Trends Association may also collect demographic information from visitors and donors, such as age, gender, geographic location, interests. This information helps us to improve our offerings and allows us to tailor information to your preferences.

Data collection and sharing

Forest Trends Association does not sell, rent, or distribute our customer, donor, or visitor lists. We may disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Forest Trends Association’s rights or property, other Forest Trends Association users or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. At any time you can correct, update or remove your personal data by contacting Genevieve Bennett (please include a copy of the most recent correspondence from Forest Trends Association).


Security is of the upmost importance and concern to us. Credit card information is transmitted via SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. SSL encryption is a method by which information is encrypted while being transmitted over the Internet. It is the industry standard in e-commerce at this time. Credit card information is kept on file in an encrypted format for a maximum period of 30 days, after which it is automatically deleted and no longer retrievable by Forest Trends Association’s customer service.

To review personal information collected you may contact:
Genevieve Bennett
Communications Manager
+1 202-446-1982

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using this site, you signify your assent to the Forest Trends Association’s Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.