Privacy Policy

Effective Date: August 11, 2011

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation (“”) collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of its website and any derivative or affiliated websites on which this Privacy Policy is posted (collectively, the “Website”). reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time by posting such changes to this page. You understand that you have the affirmative obligation to check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes, and you hereby agree to periodically review this Privacy Policy for such changes. The continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy constitutes an acceptance of those changes going forward from the date of the revision.

1. Privacy believes that every User should know how it utilizes the information collected from Users. The Website is not designed for or directed to children under 13 years of age, and does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13.

Please note that the Website may contain links to other websites. These linked sites may not be operated or controlled by is not responsible for the privacy practices of these or any other websites, and you access these websites entirely at your own risk. recommends that you review the privacy practices of any other websites that you choose to visit. is based, and this website is hosted, in the United States of America. If User is from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law and User is registering an account on the Website, visiting the Website or otherwise using the Website, please note that any personally identifiable information that User provides to will be transferred to the United States. Any such personally identifiable information provided will be processed and stored in the United States by or a service provider acting on its behalf. By providing your personally identifiable information, User hereby specifically and expressly consents to such transfer and processing and the uses and disclosures set forth herein.

2. The Information Collects

Users browsing the Website without registering an account or affirmatively providing personally identifiable information to do so anonymously. Otherwise, may collect personally identifiable information from Users in a variety of ways. Personally identifiable information may include, without limitation, (i) contact data (such as a User’s name, mailing and e-mail addresses); (ii) demographic data (such as a User’s zip code, age and income); (iii) other information requested during the account registration process (such as the type of farmer and farm size); and (vi) information entered in the “Create a Food Safety Manual” tool section of the Website. If a User communicates with by e-mail or otherwise or interacts with or uses the features on the Website, any information provided in such communications may be collected by may also collect information about how Users use the Website, for example, by tracking the number of unique views received by the pages of the Website, the domains and IP addresses from which Users originate and other information made available via website traffic-analytics services. While not all of the information that collects from Users is personally identifiable, it may be associated with personally identifiable information that Users provide through the Website or otherwise. may use “cookies” or “web beacons” to track how Users use the Website. A cookie is a piece of software that a web server can store on Users’ PCs and use to identify Users should they visit the Website again. Users may adjust their web browser software if they do not wish to accept cookies.

3. How Uses Information may use personally identifiable information collected through the Website for the specific purposes for which the information was collected, to contact Users with e-newsletters and special announcements, to contact Users regarding information and services offered by, its parent, subsidiary and other related companies and its trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners, to contact Users regarding their experiences on the Website, and otherwise to enhance Users’ experience with and such affiliates, independent contractors and business partners. may also use information collected through the Website for research regarding the effectiveness of the Website and the business planning, marketing, advertising and sales efforts of, its trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners. may also use the aggregate data, with any information that could be used to identify an individual or individual farm removed, collected through the Website to perform statistical analysis of the aggregate data. Users may opt-out from future email communications from may publish the statistical analysis of the aggregate data, including, but not limited to, in articles and blurbs about use of the “Create a Food Safety Manual” tool.

4. Disclosure of Information may disclose personally identifiable information collected from Users to its parent, subsidiary and other related companies, trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners who will use the information for the purposes outlined above, as necessary to provide the services offered by and to provide the Website itself, and for the specific purposes for which the information was collected. may disclose personally identifiable information if required to do so by law enforcement or governmental agencies or in response to subpoenas, court orders or other legal process, to establish, protect or exercise’s legal or other rights or to defend against a legal claim or as otherwise required or allowed by law. may disclose personally identifiable information in order to protect the rights, property or safety of a User or any other person. may disclose personally identifiable information to investigate or prevent a violation by User of any contractual or other relationship with or the perpetration of any illegal or harmful activity. may also disclose aggregate, anonymous data based on information collected from Users to sponsors, investors and/or potential partners. Finally, may disclose or transfer personally identifiable information collected from Users in connection with or in contemplation of a sale of its assets or business or a merger, consolidation or other reorganization of its business.

5. Security of Information

Information about Users that is maintained on’s systems is protected using commercially reasonable security measures. However, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and cannot guarantee that the information submitted to, maintained on or transmitted from its systems will be completely secure. is not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures relating to the Website by any Users or third parties.

6. Correcting, Updating, Accessing or Removing Personal Information

If a User’s personally identifiable information changes (such as a User’s zip code), or if a User no longer desires to receive non-account specific information from, will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update and/or remove that User’s previously-provided personal data. This can be done by emailing a request to at Additionally, you may request access to the personally identifiable information as collected by by sending a request to as set forth above. Please note that in certain circumstances, may not be able to completely remove a User’s information from its systems. For example, may retain a User’s personal information for legitimate business purposes, if it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, for account recovery purposes, if required by law or as retained in’s data backup systems or cached or archived pages. All retained personally identifiable information will continue to be subject to the terms of the Privacy Policy to which the User has previously agreed.

7. Contacting

If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact at

7115 W. North Ave. #504
Oak Park, Illinois 60302

Phone: 708-763-9920

Fax: 708-763-9925




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