Privacy Policy

Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”, “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using any websites or mobile apps (the “Service” or “Services”) provided by the Southern Group of State Foresters (“SGSF”, “us”, “we”, or “our”).  Your access to and use of the Services is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Services. By accessing or using the Services you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Services.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

When you browse through any of our websites or mobile apps, read pages, or download information, we may gather and store certain information about your visit automatically.

The information we store does not identify you personally. We may automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  1. The Internet domain and IP address from which you access our Services. For example, if you access our website from your organization, we see “” and the IP address of the computer you access our Services from;
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our Services;
  3. The date and time you access our Services;
  4. The pages you visit; and
  5. If you linked to one of our Services from another website or mobile app, the address of that website or name of the mobile app.

We use this information to help us make our site more useful, to learn about the number of visitors to our site, the types of technology our visitors are using to visit our website, and to present relevant information to you based on your website browsing requests.

We do not track your web activities beyond your use of SGSF’s websites and mobile apps.  We do not cross reference your browsing habits with other entities, and we do not sell or give away your information to other entities.

If you enter your personal information on any of our Services’ forms when requesting additional information, signing up for events or subscribing to our publications, we will only use that information to the extent with which it was intended.  We will not share or sell your personal information.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

COPPA applies to the online collection of personal information from children under age 13. USDA complies with COPPA and does not knowingly collect personal information about children.


When you visit some websites, their web servers generate pieces of information known as cookies. Some cookies collect personal information to recognize your computer in the future.

Cookies are small files that web servers place on a user’s hard drive that helps a website or service. There are two types of cookies:

  1. Session cookies, also known as transient or per session cookies, serve technical purposes, like providing seamless navigation through They are stored on your computer in temporary memory and are only available during an active browser session. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears.
  2. Persistent cookies, also known as permanent or stored cookies, are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as user name, web surfing behavior or user preference for a specific website. These cookies operate until they expire or a user deletes them.

SGSF may use both types of cookies to improve our on-line services to you.

You can disable cookies by adjusting the setting on your web browser.  If you disable cookies, your user experience may be diminished and some features of this website may not function.

Equal Opportunity

In accordance with Federal law this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs and products.  SGSF is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Logo Usage

Use of the SGSF logo is unauthorized without our approval. To obtain approval, please email us at

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Delaware, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.

Links To Other Web Sites

SGSF is not responsible for any third party web sites that we link to from our website. Users are responsible for reading these third parties’ own Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policies.

Our Services may contain links to third -party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by SGSF.  SGSF has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that SGSF shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services. We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.


We may terminate or suspend access to our Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Users with “member” access to our Services are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their account(s) and password(s). Your “member” access (or general access to our website) will be terminated in case of abuses.


We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material, we will try to provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion. By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Service.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at