Terms and Conditions

Terms of Use

New England Farmland Finder (NEFF) is a website developed by a consortium of not-for-profit, mission-driven organizations devoted to helping farmers access land for farming and keeping land in agriculture. Neither NEFF nor consortium organizations are involved in real estate listing, brokerage, or sales activities. They do not list, sell, or rent properties. Neither NEFF nor consortium organizations receive any real estate commissions before, during, or after any transactions directly related to this site. Members of the New England Farmlink Collaborative (NEFLC) may post certain properties from NEFF on their social media outreach pages as part of raising the visibility of NEFF.

The consortium members do not verify and are not responsible for the accuracy of the information posted by others on NEFF, including the content and representations of any third party linked websites, posted properties, or farm seeker profiles. We recommend that all users of the site conduct appropriate due diligence to confirm an appropriate fit with a poster or farm seeker. Users are encouraged to do any screening necessary to confirm the information presented and to feel comfortable with a property poster or farm seeker. This might include asking for external references, scheduling a video or phone call, conducting a site visit, online research, and any other methods. 

NEFF is a privately managed site and reserves the right to remove any user, property posting, or farm seeker profile at any time.

Privacy

We are committed to protecting the privacy and accuracy of confidential information to the extent possible, subject to provisions of state and federal law. Other than as required by laws that guarantee public access to certain types of information, or in response to subpoenas or other legal instruments that authorize access, personal information is not actively shared. In particular, we do not re-distribute or sell personal information collected on our web servers. The NEFF site uses Google analytics (“cookies”) to understand how visitors use the site.

You can view portions of the Website without providing any information. To ensure that we provide you with the best possible experience, we will store, use, and share information about you in accordance with this Statement. 

Information You Provide to Us 

We collect certain personal information from you, which can be used to individually identify you from a larger group. We also collect demographic information in the new user sign up form. Collecting information about the people we serve is important for identifying gaps in our programs, reporting to funders, and continuing to fund these services. The information we collect is private, not shared with other organizations, and is analyzed only in aggregate.

Some of the information you provide in your profile (e.g., your user name) will be visible on the site, to help site users make connections.  We also collect information for our internal use including, but not limited to:

  • first and last name; 
  • email address; 
  • phone number;
  • zip code;  
  • username;
  • responses to profile questions; and 
  • listing information.

You may provide us Personal Information when you: 

  • create an account on the website;
  • create a posting of any type;
  • send direct message to other users, hosts or administrators; 
  • request information or otherwise communicate with hosts and administrators; or 
  • respond to any user surveys. 

NEFF (hereafter known as “the Website”) will ask you to create a username and password that should only be known to you. 

Information you post to the Website may be used by Land For Good or the Website administrators, on behalf of the Consortium, for communication and evaluation efforts. Remember that any information disclosed in a property posting or a seeker profile becomes public information, which may be used by other parties without your consent. Always exercise caution when disclosing Personal Information in public forums. We cannot be responsible for the privacy of any Personal Information posted by you in public forums. 

Website administrators have access to your direct messages, but do not monitor direct messages beyond solving technical problems or addressing violations of the Website’s Terms of Use as requested. Direct message information is not public information. However, direct messages can be shared by recipients. Always exercise caution when disclosing Personal Information in direct messages. We cannot be responsible for the privacy of any Personal Information shared by you in direct messages.  

Disclaimer

We cannot guarantee a successful farmland transfer, lease, succession plan, purchase, or other tenure arrangement. As a user of the Website, you agree to release the Website and all members of the Consortium from responsibility for any loss, damage, or injury that may occur as a result of inquiries.

NEFF, Land For Good, and members of the Consortium, and each of their directors, officers, employees, agents, and/or contractors (collectively, “representatives”) are not responsible for any activities between participants. As a user of the site, you agree to release NEFF, its partners, and their representatives, and agree to indemnify and defend each of them from any and all claims, costs, suits, actions, judgements, or expenses, including attorneys’ and experts’ fees, that may occur in connection with, provision of, or dissemination of such information by NEFF and its partners and representatives.

We have the right to discontinue your participation on the NEFF site at any time for any reason whatsoever.