Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Welcome to CornNaturally.com (the "Service"), a website provided by the Corn Refiners Association ("CRA," "we," or "us"). This Privacy Policy describes how we treat the information we collect about users ("you") through the Service.

Information we collect

Personal Information.

In order to use many aspects of the Service, you are not required to provide information about yourself, such as your name, email address, telephone number, mailing address and profession. However, we may ask or require you to provide this kind of information in order for us to respond to your requests for information, to respond to inquiries or communications from you, or to facilitate your participation in certain features of the Service. In some cases, we may combine the information you provide through the Service with personal information we have collected about you from other sources, such as your relationship with the CRA other than through the Service.

Automatic Information.

We may automatically collect some information about your computer when you visit the Service. For example, we may collect your IP address, Web browser software (such as Internet Explorer), and referring website. We also may collect information about your activity on the Service, such as the activities in which you participate or the pages you view. We may combine this automatically gathered information with other information, including personal information we have collected about you through the Service or through other means.

Cookies.

When you visit the Service, we may assign your computer a “cookie” (a small, unique identifier text file) to remember who you are. We also may include other information in our cookie files; for example, if you arrived at the Service via a link from a third-party site, we may include the URL of the linking page. You may opt out of the cookies delivered through the Service by changing the appropriate setting on your browser. Please be aware that opting out of cookies may disable all cookies delivered to your browser, not just the ones delivered by CRA. We may combine the information we collect through cookies with other information, including personal information we have collected about you through the Service or from other sources, including third parties.

How we use this information

We may use the information we collect about you in certain ways in connection with our business. These uses include:

Providing you with the information or services you request; responding to your questions and comments; providing you information about products and services of the corn refining industry or allied industries, or issues of interest to CRA and its members; soliciting information and feedback from you, including through surveys and questionnaires, and for other editorial purposes; performing business analyses or for other purposes to improve the quality of the Service, our representation of the corn refining industry, and other products and services we offer; and as otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.

With whom we share this information

We may share the information we collect about you in limited circumstances, including:

With other users of the Service, if you submit the information in conjunction with a “question and answer” feature, a message board, or a similar feature that involves public participation; to respond to a question or inquiry received from you or to provide you with information that you request; with our authorized service providers that perform certain functions or services on our behalf (such as to host the Service, manage databases, provide you with promotional information on our behalf, or distribute information on our behalf by mail, email or fax); to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, in response to a request for cooperation from law enforcement or another government agency, to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or to enforce our Terms of Use or protect our rights or the rights of others; in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation or asset sale; in aggregated or another non-personally identifiable form to third parties for various business purposes, including to improve the quality of our services, the Service, and the products and services we offer; and as otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.

How you can access your information

You can access and update the personal information you have provided on our website by contacting us at the address listed below.

How we protect your information

We have implemented security procedures to help protect the personal information that you provide to us. However, no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy.

Children’s privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. Should we learn that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete that information from our database.

A special word about user submissions

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online in public forums, including in questions submitted to the Service, that information can be collected and used by others. For this reason, we encourage all users to refrain from providing or sharing their personal information in questions submitted to the Service and other portions of the Service in which we allow users to submit content to be made available to the public.

External links

If any part of the Service links you to other websites, including other websites operated by CRA or its affiliates, those websites do not operate under this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you examine the privacy statements posted on those other sites to understand their procedures for collecting, using and disclosing personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy in the future. We will notify you about material changes to this Privacy Policy by placing the updated Privacy Policy on the Service and/or contacting you using any contact information that you have provided us, and we will indicate the date on which the Privacy Policy was most recently updated. Your continued use of the Service after we modify the Privacy Policy is governed by the practices described in the updated Privacy Policy.

How you can contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, you may write to us at:

Corn Refiners Association
1701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 950
Washington, DC 20006-5806

This privacy policy is effective as of July 23, 2012.

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