Privacy Policy

#IGrowYourFood is a new global video campaign to showcase farmers who grow our food and highlight the role they play in sustainably achieving zero hunger. We firmly believe in protecting our visitor privacy and integrity. Your privacy is very important to us. We have developed this Privacy Policy for you to understand how we possibly collect, use, communicate, disclose, and make use of your Personal Information.

We hope you enjoy watching and sharing #IGrowYourFood videos. The following outlines our privacy policy.

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in accordance with our website. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?

When on our website, as appropriate, you may be encouraged to share our videos, share embedded social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and/or subscribe to our blog “Organic Without Boundaries”. We may ask to enter your first name, last name and email address. Furthermore, we may collect information under “Usage Data”. This data may include the time, date of your visit, the time spent or action taken on certain pages, the number of shares, and browser type and version. This has to be done with sole purpose of providing you, easy access and faster viewing options (e.g. MOV, MP4, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, FLV, 3GP, MPEGPS, WebM).

When do we collect personal information?

We only collect information from you when you interact with our videos or embedded social media posts. The information you provide us helps us to track, monitor and evaluate the impact of campaign and also enable us to let you know the difference you are making.

How do we use your personal information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you subscribe to our blog , enter information on our website, surf the website, or use certain other website features in the following ways:

We follow Double Opt-In approach for all our marketing and communications material. You may opt of receiving any, or all of these marketing communication from us by following the unsubscribe link provided in the email footer (with instructions).

How we host user-generated content?

We approached local farmers to be part of #IGrowYourFood. They signed a video release to give their consent to IFOAM - Organics International e.V. with the joint collaboration with Make Europe Sustainable For All (European Commission’s Development Education and Awareness Raising - DEAR programme, its affiliates and partners, to use my image and likeness and/or any interview statements from me in its publications, marketing or other promotional media activities including:

In addition to this, they do understand:

How we use social media features?

Websites owned and operated by IFOAM – Organics International may include social media features (e.g. YouTube “Share”, Facebook “Like”, Twitter “Retweet”, LinkedIn “Share”, Instagram “Like”). These features may collect your information about which page and/or video you are clicking, and may set a cookie feature to enable the feature to function properly. These features are either hosted by third party software (e.g. Add This plugin). Your interactions with thee features are governed by the privacy policy of these third-party software companies providing them. For more details, refer to our “Terms and Conditions”.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a website, website or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive (computer/device) through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. The cookie’s purpose is to store a small amount of information regarding a specific visitor and website. This process enables our server to present specific hopefully relevant information to a visitor in order to improve the overall user experience and user interface.

What Cookies do we use?

Our website is embedding social media plugins or widgets which are provided by When loading these widgets, your IP-address and cookie information is transferred to is operated by " GmbH, based in Vienna, Austria.

How we use cookies?

We use cookies to:

We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

If you disable cookies in your browser:

You can choose to make your computer/device warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since every browser is a little different, look at your browser’s ‘Help Menu’ to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. But, if you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your website experience more efficient may not function properly.

What do we do with third-party links?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Outside parties, however, do not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website or our campaigns, under the condition that those parties agree to keep this information confidential and only use it in the context of the operation of the website and associated campaigns. We may also release information when its release is appropriate in order to comply with the law, enforce our Privacy Policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party links, products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our website and welcome any feedback.

Which data protection law act we follow?

We are a German-based Non-Government Organization, therefore, we required to follow guidelines provided by German Law under Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG). According to the new Federal Data Protection Act of 30 June 2017 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 2097), the law’s reach stretches well beyond Germany to require any person or company in Germany (and conceivably the world) that operates a website collecting Personally Identifiable Information from visitors to post a conspicuous Privacy Policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared.

How does our website handle ‘Do Not Track’ signals?

Do Not Track policy and technology allow visitors to opt out of being tracked by websites which includes analytics services, advertising networks and social platforms. ‘Do Not Track’ provides visitors with a single, simple persistent choice to opt out of the third-party website and/or web tracking.

We honour ‘Do Not Track’ signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track browser mechanism is in place.

Does our website allow third-party behavioural tracking?

Yes, for an optimum evaluation of the activities on our website, we setup third-party cookie on visitor’s browser. The sole purpose is to enable certain functions of our website, to provide analytics, to store your preferences for future visits and to delivery customize content offers under behavioural tracking.

Behavioural tracking typically allows websites to customize internet content to specific users based on the collection and interpretation of market research data, browsing patterns through the use of cookies, social media and other technologies. It is also important to note that we don’t sell goods or services on our website, therefore, behavioural tracking is only restricted to count and monitor clicks on videos and external links, and the country within which the click took place is identified. This allows us to better understand our audience and work to improve the user experience of the website.

How to Contact Us?

This website is operated by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements e.V. (referred to as IFOAM – Organics International), that has been granted the non-profit status by the German Tax Authorities, Bonn-Innenstadt.

If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact

Last Updated: April 5, 2019