Privacy Policy

AgWeb Privacy Policy

8/15/2013
 

 

Your Privacy

AgWeb.com respects your privacy. Our goal is to be your trusted, objective source of information for the business of farming and ranching. We want you to make the most of our services and feel confident while doing so online. We have a clear privacy policy: we collect no private, personal information unless you voluntarily provide us with such information. This privacy statement explains under what circumstances we may gather your individually identifiable information, how we may use such information, and who may have access that information. This privacy statement also provides you with the instructions and means to "opt-out" of providing personal information that you do not wish to provide and to access, change, or remove any identifying information which may have already been collected.

We believe that your privacy is of the utmost importance, which is why this statement regarding privacy of personally identifiable information provided online conforms to the Federal Trade Commission's fair information practices of notice, choice, access, and security. We hope that you will provide comments on how we can improve our privacy policy so that we may better address and accommodate your needs and concerns. Please provide any comments relating to this privacy policy to: feedback@agweb.com

Please note that this privacy policy applies only to the AgWeb.com web site. More specifically this privacy policy cannot and does not apply to any other companies' or organizations' web sites to which the AgWeb.com web site may link. Such other third party web sites may have different or no privacy policies relating to information provided through those third party web sites. We have attempted to mark each of our web pages with the AgWeb.com trademark so you will always know when you are on the AgWeb.com web site and know where this policy applies.

Personal Information We Collect Online

When you visit AgWeb.com, we do not collect any personally identifiable information without your consent. If you are simply perusing our site and have not registered for any of our specific services, we collect no personally identifiable information from you. In order to register for AgWeb.com services, however, we require that you provide us with your first and last name, and address, including state, postal code, country, and email address.

On certain pages within our web site, you are invited to order products and services from AgWeb.com. In order to complete an online order, information such as name, address (including street name or post office box, city, state, and postal code), credit card number, and email address are required. If you prefer not to provide such information online, but are still interested in receiving AgWeb.com products and services, you may call us at: 877.692.4932.

Surveys and Contests

From time to time our web site may request information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary. You need not participate in any such surveys or contests. You have the choice of whether or not to disclose any information in response to the survey or contest questions. Information requested may include contact and demographic information. Contact information may be used by AgWeb.com to enhance your use of the AgWeb.com website, for related purposes, and will be used to notify the winners and award prizes of any such surveys or contests.

How We Protect Your Information

AgWeb.com is dedicated to the security of your personal information, and we take all commercially reasonable precaution to maintain that protection. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, 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. Moreover, we use physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the personal information we may collect online. We also maintain procedural safeguards that restrict access to your personal information to employees (or people working on our behalf and under confidentiality agreements) who need to know your personal 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 AgWeb.com, please contact us by email at: feedback@agweb.com.

We Do Use "Cookies" To Enhance Your Use of AgWeb.com

"Cookies" are small data files stored on your computer's hard drive. They are generated by web sites such as AgWeb.com to provide users with a personalized and enhanced online experience. By assigning and storing a random user name 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 web site's original content, but also advertisements especially targeted to you in accordance with your content preferences and traffic patterns, as may be revealed by the cookie. Customers’ usage information helps us to improve our web site and our offerings by showing us how different areas of the web site are being used by you and other customers. Please note that while cookies can be used to identify a particular computer hard drive, cookies, alone, cannot be used to reveal or discover the identity of the individual user. Accordingly, your acceptance of our cookie will not compromise your individually anonymity while using our web site. However, if you wish to maintain complete anonymity, you may choose to reject any cookies. If you do choose to reject any cookies from AgWeb.com, you may still use our web 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 Personal Information

Our primary use of the personal information that you volunteer to provide to us, is to contact you regarding products, services, and information we believe you would find useful. AgWeb.com also may store and use your personal information for our own internal purposes including list management and demographic matching with other internal database information.

Additionally, composite or aggregate tracking information generated by certain cookies for traffic accounting and content analysis may be shared with third parties for the purpose of documenting site activity and other trends. We emphasize that the foregoing statistical information is not directly linked to any personal information and cannot be used to identify you or any individual user of our web site.

Although we, at times, may share your personal information with other companies or organizations that have a product or service we believe may be of interest to you, you always have the right to direct us not to share such information with third parties (see "Choice" below).

AgWeb.com is operated in the United States. 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 this website and/or providing us with your personal information through this website, you consent to this transfer of information.

Our Retention of Your Personally Identifiable Information and Data

Once you have registered with AgWeb.com, we will store and maintain the personally identifiable information you have volunteered to provide to us for so long as you remain an AgWeb.com registrant 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.

Choice

AgWeb.com believes that choice is one of the most important privacy principles. Accordingly, you have the choice and option to not submit any personally identifiable information to us (although under such circumstances you would be unable to register as a user). You also may choose to submit only those mandatory fields of data absolutely required for registration on our web site. Finally, you may choose to limit the use of or access to your personally identifiable information by requesting that we refrain from sharing all such information with any third parties. Accordingly, you may "opt out" in this way at any time simply by contacting us at: feedback@agweb.com.

Likewise, should you prefer not to receive email communications from us, we provide a mechanism for opting out of this service by turning off the box that states "Yes, I'm willing to receive email updates pertaining to special promotions and upcoming events relevant to my business." Additionally, each email message that we send you will clearly state how you may remove your name from the email list and from receiving future emails. Please note that you will not be able to opt out with regard to the collection and disclosure of aggregate information. Such aggregate information does not include any personally identifiable information that can specifically be linked or connected with any of your personal identifiable information. Such aggregate information reflects the combined statistical analysis of various aspects of site usage.

Access and Accuracy

AgWeb.com aims to keep your personally identifiable information as accurate as possible. As an online user, you will have the opportunity to access and change your information at any time. Simply go to the "My Profile" area of www.agweb.com 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 AgWeb.com registrants, you may contact us at: feedback@agweb.com. After receipt of such a request, we will remove your personal information from our records as soon as commercially reasonable.

Links to Third Party Web Sites; Online Discussions

Our web site contains links to other web sites or to third party web sites. We cannot and do not control any of those third party web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy policies and privacy statements of each and every web site that our users may access or link to, and which may collect personal identifiably information. Please note that AgWeb.com does not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of any such third party web sites. Moreover, AgWeb.com specifically disclaims any or all responsibility for any subsequent use by any third party web sites of an email address or any other personally identifiable information that has been posted by any user in Bulletin Board Discussions on the AgWeb.com site.

Our Policies Regarding Children

AgWeb.com does not knowingly collect any personal 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.

Your Consent

By using our web site, you consent to the collection and use of information as set forth in this privacy policy. You also acknowledge and agree with our right to change this policy, without prior notification, 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.

Give Us Your Feedback

Our goal is to protect your privacy. To comment on or help us improve this privacy policy, please contact us by email at: feedback@agweb.com.