U.S. Pork Center of Excellence Website Privacy Statement
Updated and Effective: November 1, 2022
This Website is operated by the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence (“USPCE,” “we,”“us,” and “our”). Certain information about you may be collected when you use this Website. Some of the information collected may be “personal information”—information that identifies you personally, alone or in combination with other available information. Other information may be non-identifiable.
This Website Privacy Statement (this “Statement”) applies to this Website and explains what information may be collected through your use of this Website, why this Website collects such information, how your information is protected, and the choices you have about how your information is used.
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- U.S. Pork Center of Excellence Website Privacy Statement
- Your Consent
- Additional Privacy Notices
- Your Choices
- Changes to this Statement
- Information this Website Collects
- How this Website Uses Your Information
- How Your Information May Be Shared
- How Your Information is Protected
- Children’s Privacy
- Links to Other Websites
- Access to Your Personal Information
- Retention of Personal Information
- Governing Law
- Questions About This Statement or USPCE’s Data Practices
By using this Website, you are consenting to the collection, use, disclosure, and transfer of your information as described in this Statement. If you do not consent to the collection, use, disclosure, and transfer of your information as described in this Statement, you may not use this Website.
This Statement is part of the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence Terms and Conditions that govern your use of this Website.
This Statement may be supplemented or amended from time to time by privacy notices (“Privacy Notices”) provided at the time your information is collected. For example, certain pages of this Website may contain Privacy Notices providing more details about the information collected on those particular pages, why this Website needs that information, and choices you may have about the ways this Website uses that information.
In General. We respect your right to make choices about the ways this Website collects, uses, and discloses your information. This Statement describes some of your choices, and we also may ask you to indicate your choices at the time and on the pages where you provide your information.
Previously Expressed Preferences. You may be able to change previously expressed preferences regarding how this Website uses your information. You may be able to change preferences through your account settings. Otherwise, you can contact us using the information provided in the Questions About This Statement or USPCE’s Data Practices section below.
USPCE reserves the right to update or modify this Statement and any Privacy Notice, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of the Statement or Privacy Notice on this site. These changes will only apply to the information this Website collects after we have posted the revised Statement or Privacy Notice on this site.
Your use of this Website following any such change constitutes your agreement that all information collected from or about you after the revised Statement is posted will be subject to the terms of the revised Statement. You may access the current version of this Statement at any time by clicking on the link marked “Privacy” within the site.
Information You Manually Provide. The information you manually provide (using your keyboard, mouse, or touchpad) is collected when you use this Website. For example, the information you provide when you upload your contact information or production information will be collected. Some of this information may be personally identifiable.
Information Automatically Sent by Your Web Browser. Information is sent to this Website automatically by your web browser. This information typically includes the IP address of your Internet Website provider, the name of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visit. The information this Website receives depends on the settings on your web browser. Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings.
The information this Website receives from your web browser is not, in and of itself, personally identifiable. Generally, this information is used in the aggregate to help us improve this Website and make it more compatible with the technology used by our visitors. However, USPCE may combine this information with other information that does identify you. USPCE may also review its server logs for security purposes—for example, to detect intrusions into this Website—and USPCE might share its server logs, which contain visitors’ IP addresses, with the appropriate investigative authorities who could use that information to trace and identify you.
Information From Your Mobile or Tablet Device. Likewise, if you access this Website through your mobile device, this Website may automatically collect certain information from or about your device. The types of information this Website may collect includes the type of device you use, the IP address of your device, your device’s operating system, the type of mobile or tablet Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use our mobile or tablet application. This information is not, in and of itself, personally identifiable, but USPCE may combine it with other information that does identify you.
Information Collected by Cookies and Other Technologies. This Website uses “cookies” and other technologies to collect information and to support certain features. For example, this Website may use these technologies to:
- collect information about the ways visitors use the site—which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page;
- support the features and functionality of the site—for example, to save you the trouble of reentering information already in this Website database or to prompt the settings you established on previous visits; and
- personalize your experience.
The information this Website collects using cookies and similar technologies is not, in and of itself, personally identifiable, but USPCE may combine it with other information that does identify you. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. Although you are not required to accept cookies when you visit the site, you may be unable to use all of the functionality of this Website if your browser rejects cookies.
The information you submit may be used for the following purposes:
- to provide the information, products, and services you request;
- to provide you with effective customer service;
- to provide you with a personalized experience when you use this Website;
- to contact you with information and notices related to your use of this Website;
- to improve the content, functionality, and usability of this Website;
- to better understand your needs and interests; and
- for security, credit, or fraud prevention purposes.
With Third–Party Vendors. The information you submit through this Website will be collected by USPCE and any other third-party vendors who have been engaged to support this Website. These third party vendors are restricted by contract from using the information for any purpose other than supporting this Website.
To Comply with Laws and Protect Our Rights and the Rights of Others. We may disclose your information when we in good faith believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, a court order, or a subpoena. We may also disclose your information to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to protect the security of this Website; to enforce or apply the Website Terms and Conditions or other agreements; or to protect our own rights or property, or the rights, property or safety of Website users or others.
As Part of a Reorganization. Your information may be transferred to a successor organization if, for example, the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence transfers the ownership or operation of this Website to another organization or if the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence merges with another organization. If such a transfer occurs, the successor organization’s use of your information will still be subject to this Statement and the privacy preferences you have expressed to us.
USPCE takes reasonable precautions to provide a level of security appropriate to the sensitivity of the information collected through this Website. Although reasonable measures have been implemented to protect your information against unauthorized use or disclosure, it is not possible to eliminate all risks. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the security of information provided over the Internet or stored in our databases and will not be responsible for breaches of security beyond our reasonable control.
We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information about visitors under 13 years of age. If you believe that a child has submitted personal information on or through this Website without the consent and supervision of a parent or guardian, please contact us using the information provided in the Questions About This Statement or USPCE’s Data Practices section below so that we can take appropriate action.
If you would like to review, correct, and update the information you have provided through this Website, please contact us using the information provided in the Questions About This Statement or USPCE’s Data Practices section below.
USPCE retains the information collected on this Website as long as necessary to provide the services, products, and information you request or as permitted by applicable law.
This Statement shall be governed under the laws of the State of Iowa, United States of America, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. You hereby consent and waive all objections to jurisdiction of the federal and state courts of the state of Iowa and to venue therein.
If you have questions or concerns about this Statement or USPCE’s data practices, please contact us by mail at U.S. Pork Center of Excellence, 1776 NW 114th St., Clive, IA 50325, or by email at email@example.com.