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Agri-Pulse Privacy Policy

Your Privacy

Agri-Pulse.com respects your privacy. Our goal is to be your trusted, objective source of information for the business of Agricultural Communication. 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 supply it. This privacy statement explains under what circumstances we gather your individually identifiable information, how we use it, and who may access that information. It also provides you the means to "opt-out" of providing personal information that you do not wish to provide and to access, change, or remove any identifying information already collected.

We believe that your privacy is of the utmost importance and we hope that you will provide comments on how we can improve our privacy policy so that we may better accommodate your needs. Please provide any comments to Sara@Agri-Pulse.com.

Please note that this privacy policy applies only to the Agri-Pulse.com web site, and specifically does not apply to other companies' or organizations' web sites to which we link. We have attempted to mark each of our web pages with the Agri-Pulse.com trademark so you will always know where this policy applies.

Personal Information We Collect Online 

When you visit Agri-Pulse.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 Agri-Pulse.com services, however, we require that you provide us with your first and last name, state, postal code, country, and email address.

On certain pages within our web site, you are invited to order products and services from Agri-Pulse.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-excluding the free trial. If you prefer not to provide such information online, but are still interested in receiving Agri-Pulse.com products and services, you may address your inquiry to Sara@Agri-Pulse.com.

Surveys

From time to time our site may request information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information.

How We Protect Your Information 

Agri-Pulse.com is dedicated to the security of your personal information, and we take every commercially reasonable precaution to maintain that protection. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and facilitate the appropriate use of information, we use physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to attempt to protect the personal information we collect online.

If you have any questions about the security at Agri-Pulse.com, please contact us by email at Sara@Agri-Pulse.com.

Our Use of Your Personal Information 

Our primary use of the personal information you volunteer is to contact you regarding products, services, and information we believe you would find useful. Agri-Pulse.com also may store and use your personal information for our own internal purposes including list management.

Our Retention of Your Personally Identifiable Data 

Once you have registered with Agri-Pulse.com, we will store and maintain the personally identifiable information you have volunteered for so long as you remain an Agri-Pulse.com registrant and have not directed us otherwise, or for so long as we are required by law. Our retention of your data allows us to continue providing you with highly personalized services without interruption.

Choice 

Agri-Pulse.com believes that choice is one of the most important privacy principles. You have the choice not to 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.

Please note that you will not be able to opt out with regard to the collection and disclosure of aggregate information. Such information does not include anything personally identifiable, however, and simply reflects statistical analysis of various aspects of site usage.

Access and Accuracy

 Agri-Pulse.com aims to keep your personally identifiable information as accurate as possible.  Should you at any time desire to remove your name from our list of Agri-Pulse.com registrants, you may contact us at Sara@Agri-Pulse.com. After receipt of such a request, we will remove your personal information from our records as soon as commercially reasonable.

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?
Cookies are the confusingly adorably named tiny text files that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely (but anonymously) identify your browser or device. They are unable to search your computer in any way, cannot introduce viruses to your computer and contain no personal identifying information about you (basically they are nothing to be afraid of).

What are cookies used for?
Cookies are used by sites or services when they want to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. These cookies on your computer or device can then be used to help remember your preferences (such as language), help you navigate between pages efficiently, and generally improve your browsing experience.

Similarly cookies are used by web publishers to help understand how their site or service is being used. Services such as Google Analytics use cookies to provide anonymous aggregated data such as how long users in general spent on the site, how many pages they visited and in which order etc.

Cookies can also be used for online advertising – by aggregating the very basic information cookies gather, informed guesses can be made about your demographic and ads targeted to you thusly. Or more simply – if you go to a site about watches, it may drop a cookie on your computer, so the next sites you go to will then contain ads about watches.

What types of cookies does Agri-Pulse use?
There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary,” “Performance,” “Functionality,” and “Targeting.” Agri-Pulse Communications routinely uses three of these types of cookie: “Strictly Necessary,” “Performance,” and “Targeting.”

Here is some information about each cookie category:

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential, as they enable you to move around Agri-Pulse Communications and use its features. For example – the cookie to say you have/have not allowed cookies to be used on this site.
  2. Performance Cookies. These cookies collect information about how you have used Agri-Pulse Communications, for example Google Analytics, which is used to track basic user behavior on this site so we can try and improve our users experience. We have implemented Google Analytics Advertising Features which use cookies and anonymous identifiers to work out Demographic and Interests data – if you would like to opt out you can use this browser extension.
  3. Targeting Cookies. Our advertising partners or other third party partners may use these types of cookies to deliver advertising that is relevant to your interests. These cookies can remember that your device has visited a site or service, and may also be able to track your device’s browsing activity on other sites or services other than The Agri-Pulse Communications. This information may be shared with organizations outside The Agri-Pulse Communications, such as advertisers and/or advertising networks to deliver the advertising, and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign, or other business partners for the purpose of providing aggregate Service usage statistics and aggregate Service testing.
  4. Functionality Cookies. Agri-Pulse Communications do not use this type of cookies, but just so you know: these cookies allow sites/services to remember how you’re logged in, when you logged in or out, and possibly anything you’ve done on a site while logged in. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous, and they are not used to track your browsing activity on other sites or services.

How long will cookies stay on my device?
The amount of time a cookie stays on your device is variable: the majority of cookies expire after the end of your browsing session– others persist for longer. In online advertising you can generally expect most advertising cookies to last about one month at most (although again it varies).

First and third party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies that belong to Agri-Pulse Communications, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our site. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for Agri-Pulse Communications, for example to help us understand how our service is being used. Third-party cookies may also be placed on your device by our business partners so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet.

How to control and delete cookies
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

There is also type of cookie called a “Flash Cookie” which is not covered by the above – to delete these go here: http://www.adobe.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html

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 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 use it, and under what circumstances, if any, it is 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 Sara@Agri-Pulse.com.