Privacy Policy

Common Questions

What do cremated remains that are returned to the family look like?

The quantity of cremated remains of an adult is comparable to the size of a 6 inch square box. The appearance resembles crushed seashells. The remains are placed in a plastic bag inside the urn selected by the family.

If my family knows I want cremation, is that all I need to do in advance?

No. Just stating your wishes will not necessarily assure their being honored. To assure your wishes will be honored and to prevent your survivors from having to make decisions and arrangements at the time of your death, you can choose a cremation provider and prearrange your cremation. The cremation provider can also keep the personal data and authorizations which will be required for your death certificate, so that your survivors will not have to be asked for this information during an emotional time. You may also prepay the expenses of your cremation if allowed by state law.

Is A Casket Needed For Cremation?

No, a casket is not required for cremation. All that is required is an alternative container which is cremated with the body; this can be cardboard or unfinished pine.
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Our Privacy Statement

Protecting your privacy is important to us at Cremation Society of Vermont. This Policy explains how Cremation Society of Vermont uses and discloses the personal information collected from and provided by you while using's Web site (the "Main site"). Any personal information collected or provided to us through our request services form will be treated with care, subject to this policy, will not be used or disclosed in ways to which you have not consented to.

By using the site, you signify your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this policy. If you do not agree with this policy, you may not use this site.

Information Automatically Collected

Like many other web sites, the site automatically collects certain non-identifiable information regarding site users, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the date and time you access the site, your operating system, the sections of the our site that you visit, and the materials you viewed or download from the site. This non-identifiable information is used for site administration and improvement. Your non-identifiable information may be permanently archived for future statistical internal use.

Personal Information You Specifically Provide

During your use of the site, you may decide to voluntarily provide personal information such as your name, email address, postal address, and telephone number when asked for purposes such as communicating with our website. We may use your personal information to contact and correspond with you, to respond to your inquiries, and as otherwise permitted by law. If you provide your email address, we may send to you, a email if you have requested us to do so.

Disclosure of Your Personal Information

Cremation Society of Vermont must cooperate fully should a situation arise where Cremation Society of Vermont is required by law or a legal authority to release your personal information.

Links to External Sites

We may at some point use a third-party advertising company, such as Google and/or authorized third-party sites, to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number with cookies and/or web beacons, etc.) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you, and third-party advertisers in their network. We have not reviewed all of the Linked Sites and their individual policies. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of the Linked Sites, whether or not such sites are affiliated with us or not. The Linked Sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. We are not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site nor are we responsible if the Linked Site is not working appropriately. We provide these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by us of the site or any association with its operators. You are responsible for viewing and abiding by the privacy statements and terms of use posted at the individual sites.

New versions of this Policy will be posted here and you should check for Policy updates. If you have any comments or questions about this Policy or your personal information, please contact us online.