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Website Use Statement: The Almond Board of California administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. Established in 1950, the Board's charge is to promote the best quality almonds, California's largest tree nut crop. While Website visitors may obtain contact information for almond suppliers, this Website does NOT include marketing and pricing strategies. Each producer or handler remains free to determine his or her own independent, competitive decisions concerning how to best market and price his or her products and in doing so is encouraged to compete in the marketplace with other producers and handlers to bring the best value possible to the consumer.
Upon your Initial Visit: Our website server automatically recognizes only your domain name, not your email address. However, we do collect the email addresses of those who post messages to our bulletin board; the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email; the email addresses of those who make postings to our chat areas; aggregate information on what sites users access or visit; user-specific information on what sites users access or visit; and information volunteered by you, such as survey information and/or site registrations.
The information we collect is for internal review only and used to: improve the content of our website; customize the content and/or layout of our site for each individual visitor; notify users about updates to our website; contact users for marketing purposes; verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our website and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website. This information is only disclosed when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation or when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
With respect to Ad Servers: At this time, we do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.
With respect to Address and Security: We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction. Our corporate values, ethical standards, policies and practices are committed to the protection of user information. Upon request we offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information and communications that the user/visitor has directed to the website. Users can have this information corrected by sending us an email at the above address.
Email; Other Communication: In addition to providing and collecting information, as noted above, if you choose to correspond further with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone. If you direct us to use your postal address, you will only receive the requested information at your postal address. Users who direct us to use their telephone numbers will only receive telephone contact from us. If you do not want to receive email from us in the future, please let us know by sending us an email at the above address.
Section 508 Compliance: The Almond Board of California is committed to supporting web accessibility standards by providing content and information on our website formatted for individuals with disabilities. To achieve this commitment, we will continue to work towards meeting compliance standards with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. If the format of any content on our website inhibits your ability to access the information due to an issue with accessibility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (The Almond Board of California does not guarantee that web sites we may link to comply with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.)
Children and Privacy: Our website does not target children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 13 or send requests for any such personal information.
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