FarmersWeb.com Privacy Policy

Last Updated: April 15, 2016

Privacy

Your privacy is very important to us. This Privacy Policy explains how FarmersWeb LLC collects, uses, shares and protects information obtained from Users and from visitors to its website (the "Site" or "Website"). In this Privacy Policy, "we," "us," "our," and similar terms refer to FarmersWeb, LLC, and "you," "your," and similar terms refer to a specific, registered User of the Site. If you are a User, which means you have created an account with FarmersWeb, you have agreed to and are additionally subject to the Terms of Use, which incorporates this Privacy Policy by reference. If you are not a User, by visiting the Website, you consent to the collection and use of your information under the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you cannot agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and those in the Terms of Use, please do not use this Site.

California Privacy Rights

Under California law, California residents who have provided personally identifiable information to a company may have the right to request a list of all third parties to whom that company had disclosed such information for the third parties' direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year, along with a list of the categories of Personal Information that had been so disclosed. However, this Privacy Policy, as disclosed on this Website, does not currently permit FarmersWeb to share the Personal Information collected at this Website about you with non-affiliated third parties for such third parties' direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident who would like information on how to exercise your rights concerning third party disclosures, you may send an email to privacy@farmersweb.com.

Key Elements of Farmers Web's Privacy Policy:

Program

  • We gather Personal Information about our Users in order to provide services, comply with laws, and improve our offerings.
  • We do not share your information with unaffiliated companies for marketing purposes without your prior permission.
  • Unless you opt out, we may share information about you among companies affiliated with us to inform you about additional products, services or promotions that may be of interest to you.

Personal Information and Other Data We Collect

FarmersWeb collects information that Users voluntarily provide to us, including, without limitation, your name, contact details, and billing information ("Personal Information"). If you choose to provide us with information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers. When you visit our Site, we send one or more cookies (a small file containing a string of characters) to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Cookies make it easier for you to log on to and use the Site during future visits. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) We also make use of "web beacons" -- small strings of code that provide a graphic image that surveys visitors' internet activity. Through the use of cookies and web beacons, FarmersWeb automatically records on server logs certain types of information whenever a User interacts with the Website. This information is used to gather demographic information on visitors to the Site and Site traffic. Collectively, the information that FarmersWeb collects about you, including Personal Information, is referred to in this Privacy Policy as "your information."

This Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool provided by Google, Inc. ("Google") that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their websites. We can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with our Website so we can improve it. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. Google uses cookies, and IP addresses, and it reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. In the event a visitor to the Website voluntarily submits contact information to Google, Google may then associate such information with the applicable IP address to enable us to see that visitor's specific interactions with our Website. For more information related to Google Analytics, click here: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html. You can opt-out of Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-On. For information about and to install Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, click here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

We may also, in the future but do not currently now, use third-party advertising companies to target and show you advertisements when you visit the Website. These third-party advertisers may use web beacons and may send "cookies" to your computer or other device to gather information about your preferences to provide you with advertising that is more likely to relate to your interests. In the event we begin to use third-party advertising companies, that information will be provided on updated versions of this Policy.

Do Not Track Signals

Certain web browsers provide users with an option by which you may have your browser send a "Do Not Track" signal to websites that you are visiting, advising the recipient websites that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. However, the way browsers communicate such "Do Not Track" signals is not yet uniform and, accordingly, our Website does not take any action in response to such signals. In the event a final standard is developed and accepted, we may reassess how we should respond to such signals.

Use of Your Information

If you are a registered Seller we use your information to process and administer details of your account, to enable payments to be made you, to communicate with you, to deliver information and services to you, to provide you with opportunities, to facilitate communication between Users, and to keep you informed as to new developments at FarmersWeb. We also use and analyze the information we collect so that we can enhance the Website to better meet and understand the needs and interests of our customers. If you are a registered Buyer, we use your information to communicate with you and to make accessible to you on the Site the farms able to service your delivery area. We also use your information to:

  • to give you notice of and/or resolve any problems that may arise in connection with our services,
  • to analyze the success of our services and Website and for research and development purposes,
  • to manage the Website's interactive functionality,
  • to help us improve and enhance the Website experience for all of its visitors, and customize the content on our Website,
  • for compliance with our legal and regulatory obligations,
  • as otherwise reasonably required to provide customer services and maintain the Website,
  • to investigate potential breaches of the Terms of Use of the Website,
  • to investigate potentially unlawful activity,
  • for any other purpose outlined in this Privacy Policy and/or the Terms of Use of which this Privacy Policy is a part, and
  • as otherwise permitted by law.

FarmersWeb may also use the information you voluntarily provide to contact you via direct postal mail and/or electronically to the extent such activity is permitted by law.

Disclosure of Your Information

FarmersWeb may disclose your information in response to legal process, to protect our rights, as otherwise required by law, or for the prevention or detection of a crime. If we sell our company or any part of it, or our business enters into a joint venture with another business entity, FarmersWeb may disclose your information to our new business partners or owners who may then provide you with information about their products and services. FarmersWeb does not sell, license, lease or otherwise disclose your information to a non-affiliated third party for purposes of marketing by such third party, or for any reason, unless we have your consent, except as described below

  • In order to administer or process a transaction, product or service in accordance with the Terms of Use.
  • We may disclose Personal Information about you to third parties or to government entities as required by law or regulation or in response to subpoenas, to credit bureaus and collection agencies, or when necessary to protect your rights or property or that of FarmersWeb.
  • To help us improve our services to you, we may engage another business to help us to carry out certain internal functions such as account processing, fulfillment, member service, member satisfaction surveys or other data collection activities relevant to our business. We may also provide your information to third parties to help FarmersWeb and its commercial partners, and service providers deliver information to you, and for other purposes as are reasonably necessary to provide the services requested by you. Use of the information shared is strictly limited to the performance of the task we request and for no other purpose. All third parties with which we share Personal Information are required to protect Personal Information in a manner similar to the way we protect Personal Information.

We also may disclose anonymous aggregated statistics about visitors to the Website, along with anonymous information concerning individual users of the Website, including but not limited to aggregate information we currently or in the future collect, including but not limited to aggregate sales and product availability data. We may combine anonymous information and/or aggregate information we collect with additional anonymous and/or aggregate information collected from other sources.

We only collect, use and/or disclose your Personal Information with your consent. Your consent may be implied from the circumstances or may be expressly given for a particular purpose. For example, when you submit your Personal Information to us, you are consenting to the collection, handling, use and disclosure of your Personal Information for the purposes identified or apparent at the time of collection and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

Information Visible to Other Users

Certain information that you voluntarily provide to FarmersWeb will be visible to other Users. If you have registered for a Seller's Account, information that you have voluntarily chosen to include on your profile page, such as information about your farm and products, including photographs, may be visible to Users with Buyer's Accounts.

Options to Review and Opt-Out Choices

At certain points where Personal Information is collected on our Website, there may be a box to indicate that you wish to receive certain information or communications from us. You may opt out of receiving electronic communications, such as emails from us at any time. In all of our electronic communications you will be given the opportunity to opt out of receiving future communications. You may also opt-out or change your preferences by providing opt-out instructions – e.g. sending an email to our Privacy Officer at info@farmersweb.com including the contact information we are using to communicate with you, such as your email address. Be sure to let us know the specific types of communications you no longer wish to receive.

In addition to having the ability to opt-out of receiving electronic communications, such as emails from FarmersWeb, Users may access, review and, in certain situations, update, revise and/or delete certain Personal Information by editing the information directly in your FarmersWeb account. Additionally, please note that while you may edit such information, a copy of the unrevised information may be maintained in FarmersWeb's records after any such revision or deletion.

As the Website evolves, Users may be offered additional options for reviewing and/or editing Personal Information. Please check this Privacy Policy often to make sure you have reviewed the most recent version.

If for any reason you wish to discontinue the use of the Website and have your Personal Information removed from our database, please contact info@farmersweb.com.

Security and Information Storage and Retention

FarmersWeb will maintain reasonable procedures to protect the security and confidentiality of Personal Information provided to it by Users, in accordance with Applicable Law.

There are industry standard safeguards in place to protect Users' Personal Information, such as the use of firewalls and SSL certificates, and limiting access to such information by company personnel. Personal Information will be stored in databases and servers located in the United States. However, no transmission made through the internet can be made completely secure, and accordingly, we will not be liable for the disclosure of any Users' Personal Information that occurs as a result of transmission errors or the actions of any third party to the fullest extent permitted by law.

In the unlikely event that we determine that there may have been a security breach that results in the unauthorized disclosure of Personal Information to a third party, FarmersWeb will promptly notify users whose Personal Information it reasonably believes may have been compromised by posting information on the Website and, if email contact is possible, then also by sending an email notification with respect to the situation.

FarmersWeb may retain your information for its business purposes indefinitely if you cease to be a User of Farmers Web and will continue to protect all such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy unless you specifically request that your Personal Information be removed from our database, pursuant to the provisions in this Privacy Policy. In such case, we may still retain aggregate and/or anonymous information that is stored in our database.

External Links

Other companies, organizations, or individuals may have links to their Sites on our Site. We are not responsible for how these other companies, organizations, or individuals collect, use, disclose, or secure the information that you provide them. If you choose to access a third party Site linked from our Site, you do so at your own risk and subject to any terms of service or privacy policy (if any) associated with such third party Sites. Please review the privacy policies of such other websites for information concerning what information is collected and how it is used.

Collection Of Information From Children

FarmersWeb does not direct any of its content specifically to children under 13 years of age. Users of our Site are required to be at least 18 years old, and any user under 18 is not an authorized user. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If we learn that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we use reasonable efforts to remove such information and terminate the child's account.

Consent To Processing In The United States

This Site is only intended for Users in the United States. By providing any Personal Information to FarmersWeb, all Users fully understand and unambiguously consent to this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of such Personal Information in accordance with FarmersWeb's standard operations, including the collection, storage, and processing of such information in the United States of America. We make no representations that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use outside the United States. If you choose to access this Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Changes to This Policy

FarmersWeb reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at https://www.farrmersweb.com/pages/privacy. If we make a modification to this Privacy Policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you by sending an email to the email address associated with your account and by displaying an announcement above the text of this Privacy Policy for thirty days. Your continued use of this Site will indicate your agreement to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Governing Law

This Privacy Policy shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York of the United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Please click here to review the terms relating to Disputes and Governing Law for this Website

Contact Us

If you have any questions or complaints concerning this Privacy Policy or our handling of your Personal Information (other than with respect to California Privacy Rights) you may contact us at info@farmersweb.com.

If you have any questions concerning California Privacy Rights you may contact us at: privacy@farmersweb.com