This privacy statement applies only to the FARMS.COM group of websites (including, but not limited to: Farms.com, AgCareers.com, Agriville.com, AgSearch.com, CareersInFood.com, CareersInGrocery.com, OntaAg.Farms.com, RealEstate.Farms.com, RiskManagement.Farms.com, USFarmer.com, Shop.USfarmer.com, TheBakeryNetwork.com, and YieldData.Farms.com, and all features on or downloadable from those websites (collectively, the "FARMS.COM Websites" or “We”).
Personally Identifiable Information We Collect Online
By “personally identifiable information,” we mean information that identifies you, enables us to contact you, or that, if combined with other information, enables us to identify or contact you. This can include, for example, your name, email and physical addresses, telephone numbers, or credit card number.
If you are simply perusing a FARMS.COM Website and have not registered at any of our Websites, we do not ask you to provide any personally identifiable information although, as described below, our site may set a “cookie” on your computer. To register for or to use our FARMS.COM Website services, however, you must provide us with your first and last name, postal address (including zip/postal code and telephone number), and email address. If you do not provide this information, you will not be able to register or use features of FARMS.COM Websites that require you to provide that information. You may also provide other personally identifiable information, although our Websites normally do not require you to do so.
On certain pages within our FARMS.COM Websites, you may be invited to order products and services. In order to complete an online order, you must provide information such as your name, address (including street name or post office box, city, state, and zip/postal code), credit card number, and email address. Your credit card information is collected by a service provider with which FARMS.COM contracts to process your payment; FARMS.COM does not collect or retain credit card information. AgCareers.com, CareersInFood.com and CareersInGrocery.com may retain credit card information for monthly payments. If you prefer not to provide such information online, but are still interested in receiving FARMS.COM Website products and services, you may call us at: 888-248-4893.
Surveys and Contests
From time to time our FARMS.COM Websites may request information from users via surveys or contests. Information requested may include contact and demographic information. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary. You have the choice whether or not to disclose any information in response to a survey or contest questions. Contact and demographic information may be used by FARMS.COM Websites to notify the winners and award prizes of any such surveys or contests, to enhance your use of our Websites, and to improve our understanding of our users.
We Use "Cookies" To Enhance Your Use of FARMS.COM Websites
"Cookies" are small data files stored on your computer's hard drive. FARMS.COM Websites use “cookies” to help provide you with a personalized and enhanced online experience. By assigning and storing a random cookie on your hard drive, we are able to offer you personalized collection, filtering, and delivery of information that we feel will be of the greatest interest and value to you. This includes not only our site's original content, but also advertisements selected for you based on your content preferences and how you use our site. Please note that while cookies can be used to identify a particular computer hard drive, by themselves they do not reveal or disclose the identity of an individual user. However, if subsequently you choose to provide your personally identifiable information to us, the cookie on your computer will be linked to that information and thereby become identifiable to you.
If you never provide us with personally identifiable information, the cookie that a FARMS.COM Website sets on your computer will expire after a period of time. If you do provide such information, the cookie will remain on your computer as long as you are registered so that we can tailor our services for you.
If you wish to maintain complete anonymity, you may choose to reject all cookies and not to provide any personally identifiable information. If you choose to reject cookies from FARMS.COM Websites, you may still peruse our site although certain functions and applications may not work as a result, and you will not benefit from the personalized and enhanced services discussed throughout this policy.
Our Use of Your Personally Identifiable Information
Our primary use of the personally identifiable information that you provide to us is to provide you with the products, services, and information that you request. We may also contact you regarding products, services, and information we believe you would find useful. FARMS.COM Websites may store and use your personal information for our own internal purposes, including list management and demographic matching with other database information from our corporate affiliates and other sources.
At times, we may send you emails containing promotional material on behalf of other companies or organizations that have a product or service we believe may be of interest to you. You may direct us not to send you such emails as explained in the “Choice” section below. FARMS.COM Websites do not share your email address or demographic information with third-party organizations.
From time to time, we may send promotional material to your postal mailing address that you have given us. You can request that we not provide your postal address to other companies by calling us at 888-248-4893.
FARMS.COM Websites are operated in the United States and Canada. Please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States if you are not already in the United States. By using FARMS.COM Websites and/or providing us with your personal information through our Websites, you consent to this transfer of information.
FARMS.COM Websites give you the option to not submit any personally identifiable information to us (although if you choose not to, you would be unable to register as a user or use features of the FARMS.COM Websites that require you to provide that information). Alternatively, you may choose to submit only those fields of data absolutely required for registration on our Websites.
We allow selected third-party companies to set cookies or similar technologies on our Websites. Some of these companies provide advertising services to us and to you; others help us understand how our site is used. FARMS.COM Websites do not provide your contact information to those companies. To learn more about those cookies, you must visit the websites of the companies that place them on our Websites.
If you prefer not to receive email marketing communications from us, we provide a mechanism for opting out of this service at the bottom of every email message we send. Please note that you will not be able to opt out with regard to the collection and disclosure of aggregate information. Such aggregate information reflects the combined statistical analysis of various aspects of site usage and cannot specifically be linked or connected with any of your personal identifiable information.
As described above, you may choose to ask that we not send you promotional or advertising email messages on behalf of third-parties. Accordingly, you may "opt out" of such email messages at any time by sending a message to: email@example.com directing us not to share such information for marketing purposes.
Do Not Track
Some browsers send so-called “Do Not Track” signals to our Websites. FARMS.COM Websites currently do not honor such indications due to a lack of industry consensus as to how such signals should be handled.
Our Retention of Your Personally Identifiable Information and Data
Once you have registered with a FARMS.COM Website, we will store and maintain the personally identifiable information you have provided to us for so long as you remain a registered user and have not directed us otherwise, or for so long as we are required by law to retain such information. Our retention of your data allows us to continue to provide you with highly personalized services.
How We Protect Your Information
FARMS.COM Websites take commercially reasonable precautions to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure to your personally identifiable information, to maintain data and information accuracy, and to facilitate the appropriate use of information. We have implemented a variety of encryption and security technologies and procedures to protect information stored in our computer systems from unauthorized access. We use physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the personally identifiable information we collect online. We also maintain procedural safeguards that restrict access to personally identifiable information to employees (or people working on our behalf and under confidentiality agreements) who need to know such information in order to provide the products and services that you request. Further, encryption technology and tools are used when collecting or transferring sensitive information such as credit card numbers. Additional database content is protected either by means of a two key encryption algorithm Secure Socket Level ("SSL") encryption, and/or behind a firewall using security software.
If you have any questions about the security at FARMS.COM Websites, please contact us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access and Accuracy
FARMS.COM Websites aim to keep your personally identifiable information as accurate as possible. As an online user, you have the opportunity to access and change your information at any time. Simply go to the "My Profile" area of the logged in pages of FARMS.COM Website and modify your demographic information. By doing so, you may add, delete, or change individual fields of data in your personal profile. Should you at any time desire to remove your name from our list of FARMS.COM Website registrants, you may contact us at: email@example.com and indicate you wish to remove your name. After receipt of such a request, we will remove your personally identifiable information from our records as soon as commercially reasonable.
Links to Third Party Websites
FARMS.COM Websites contain links to other websites that are neither operated by nor are part of FARMS.COM. We have no control over those third party websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any website which you may access, and which may collect personal identifiably information. The FARMS.COM Websites do not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of any such third-party websites.
FARMS.COM Websites may provide a forum for online Bulletin Board discussions. You are responsible for any personally identifiable information that you may post in any such discussion. FARMS.COM Websites specifically disclaim any or all responsibility for any subsequent use by any third-party or third-party websites of an email address or any other personally identifiable information that has been posted by any user in Bulletin Board Discussions on a FARMS.COM Website.
Our Policies Regarding Children
FARMS.COM Websites do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information about any person under 13 years of age. We do not sell products for purchase by children. If you are under 18 years of age, please do not submit any information without the express consent and participation of a parent or guardian.
By using the FARMS.COM Website, you consent to our collection and use of your personally identifiable information as set forth in this privacy statement. You also acknowledge and agree with our right to change our policy and our commitment to post any such changes on this page so that you are fully informed of the types of information we collect, how we may use such information, and under what circumstances, if any, such information may be disclosed.
Rights in Certain Jurisdictions
In certain jurisdictions, such as California or certain parts of Canada, you have certain rights regarding access to the information we have gathered about you. If you have registered with our site, you may obtain certain information about the types of personally identifiable information that we have shown with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. You may inquire by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give Us Your Feedback
Please contact us at Farms.com if you have any concerns or questions. Thank you for visiting our site.
Denise Faguy | Denise.Faguy@Farms.com