This policy describes the types of information that the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website and our practices for collecting, using, and maintaining that information. 

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us at

Collection of Personal Data

We do not automatically log personal data; you can browse our website without disclosing your personal data. We collect personal data that you may volunteer while using our services, such as signing up for our mailing list, creating a user account, registering for a course or event, participating in online and blended courses, taking a survey, downloading free publications, or ordering publications. When authorized by you, we use personal data for the additional purposes of:

  • Land Lines magazine mailings, in either paper or electronic formats;
  • ​marketing mailings for courses, publications, and other Lincoln Institute activities, in paper and electronic formats;
  • occasional mailings for Lincoln Institute activities cosponsored with other organizations; and
  • enhancing your use of our website.

Type of Data Collected

All personal data collected is volunteered by each visitor. We may collect your name, email address, and other contact information as necessary to complete a purchase or to send you mailings. We may also request information about your areas of interest as they relate to the work of the Lincoln Institute. If you purchase a publication or register for a fee-based course on our site, we collect your credit card information.

Confidentiality, Sharing, and Access to Your Personal Data

The Lincoln Institute occasionally exchanges mailing lists with selected organizations working in related fields of land and tax policy. If you have chosen to receive materials from the Lincoln Institute, you will also occasionally receive materials from these organizations. You may opt out of receiving these non-Lincoln mailings in the following ways:

  • sending an email to;
  • sending postal mail to Ellen Cremens, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 113 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA; or
  • calling 617-661-3016 x110.

If you have created a user account, you can view your personal data while logged in to your account. To log in, click on the user icon in the menu bar of our website. You can also request access to your personal data by any of the methods mentioned above. 

We will provide the information without any charge. We allow you to challenge the data that we hold about you, and you may have the data erased or amended.

Use of Cookies

If you have a user account and are logged in, we use cookies to indicate that you are logged in and enable downloads and other transactions that require registration.


The Lincoln Institute and its book distribution partner use standard security technology (SSL) to transmit primary personal data (such as name and contact details) and credit card details. We have implemented security policies, rules, and technical measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, and unlawful destruction or accidental loss.

Our employees and data processors, who have access to and process personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors' personal data.