Privacy Policy

This privacy policy covers the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and its Web sites:

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
113 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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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 web site without disclosing your personal data. We collect personal data that you may volunteer while using our services, such as ordering a publication or downloading a free working paper. 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 either paper or electronic formats
  • occasional mailings for Lincoln Institute activities cosponsored with other educational organizations

Type of Data Collected

All personal data collected is volunteered by each visitor when creating a profile, downloading a working paper or during the registration/order checkout process. We collect your name, address, employer/organization, job title and email address for Customer Administration and Marketing (if you choose to receive Lincoln materials), and your phone number solely for Customer Administration. Also, if you purchase a publication or register for a fee-based course on our site, we collect your credit card information.

Confidentiality and Sharing

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 materials by opting-out of receiving Lincoln materials in the following way:

Access to Your Personal Data

You can inquire about personal data we are keeping about you by:

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 profile and have logged into our site, we use Cookies to indicate that you are logged in. We do not use cookies to store personal data on your hard drive.


We use a secure transmission method (SSL) to send us primary personal data (such as name and contact details) and credit card details. We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control 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.