The Center for Rural Affairs is committed to preserving your privacy and safeguarding sensitive information. The following statement describes the general information-gathering and usage practices of our site.

The Center for Rural Affairs does not sell the names or personal data that we collect on our website. Rarely, we may share names and addresses of people on our database for the exclusive, one-time, non-commercial use by another nonprofit organization whose mission is consistent with ours. Text messaging opt-in data and consent will not be shared with any third party.

When you subscribe to the Center's newsletter, we will enter your personal information into our database to send you our newsletter and to keep you abreast of our future work and related issues that may be of interest to you. In September/October of each year, we ask our donors to renew their interest by donating to us and/or letting us know they would like to continue to receive the newsletter. If you do not want to receive materials from us, you can call 402.687.2100 or email us at

When you opt-in to texting, we will send you four text messages per month on average. You may receive more or less based on your interaction with our online forms. For help, text HELP or contact Text STOP to opt-out of text messages. Message and data rates may apply. Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages.

Basic data is gathered by our web hosting service that records date, time, IP address, and request details for all transactions that are processed by their web servers. This information is not directly linked to any specific user name or information that easily identifies the user. Data such as this is gathered by all web servers to track system performance, bandwidth utilization, and site statistics to determine the popularity of specific pages on each website. The analysis of this data helps our web hosting service anticipate growth and helps us to design our website to be more responsive to our visitors' interests.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the Center for Rural Affairs, or your dealings with our website, please contact:

Center for Rural Affairs
PO Box 136 Lyons, NE 68038