This privacy policy describes our practices for handling your personal information on the Stand with U.S. Farmers website or through any service that we operate or that integrates the Stand with U.S. Farmers website and that refers or links to this privacy policy (the “Services”).  The Stand with U.S. Farmers website is distributed by Fleishman Hillard on behalf of OCP S.A. (together with its affiliates “OCP Group”).

1. Collection of Information

a. Information you provide to us.  

When you Take Action on our Services or communicate with us, we will collect the following information from you:

  • Full Name,
  • Title, if you provide it,
  • Address and Zip Code,
  • Phone number,
  • Email address, and
  • Whether you identify as a farmer/rancher, retailer/distributor, grocery consumer, or supporter of U.S. agriculture.

b. Information from website use.  

We automatically collect some or all of the following types of information when you visit the Services:

  • Information about your device, such as your hardware model, IP address, other unique device identifiers, operating system version, browser type and settings, and information about your screen resolution and language settings.
  • Information about how you use the Services, such as information about the Services you use, pages you visit before and after the Services, time and duration of your use of the Service, and any information stored on cookies, pixels, and similar technologies.
  • General location information, which we may infer from information like your device’s IP address, your mobile device’s GPS signal, or nearby WiFi access points or cell towers that may be transmitted to us when you use the Services.

c. Information we obtain from other sources.  

We may receive information about you from publicly and commercially available sources, as permitted by law, and we may combine this with other information we receive about you.  

2.  How We Use Your Information

We use the information we collect for the following purposes:

  • To develop materials related to the goals of the Stand with U.S. Farmers website,
  • To provide you access to and use of the Services,
  • To fulfill your requests,
  • To communicate with you,
  • To market and advertise the Services and issues described therein,
  • To analyze and improve the Services,
  • To help keep the Services effective and secure, and
  • For any other purpose disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.

3.  Information Sharing

Depending on the Services provided, we may share your information with:

  • Service Providers: We share your information with service providers that help us with specialized services, including communications, public relations, customer service, security and performance monitoring, website analytics, government affairs, and marketing.  You can learn more about how our service providers collect, use, and share your information in their respective privacy policies.
  • Affiliates: We may share your information with our affiliates—companies that control, are controlled by, or are under common control with, OCP Group.
  • For legal reasons or to protect our users and services: We may disclose information as necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, law enforcement requests, legal claims or government inquiries, detect fraud, and to protect and defend the rights, interests, safety and security of the Stand with U.S. Farmers website, OCP Group, our members, users, or the public.
  • In connection with a commercial transfer: We may share your information in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a sale, a merger, consolidation, asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
  • With your consent: If we share your information for any purpose not described in this privacy policy, we will seek your consent as required by applicable law.  

If you access third-party services, such as Facebook or Twitter, through the Services to login to the Services, such as to complete the Take Action form or to share information about your experience on the Services with others, these services are outside our control.  These third-party services may be able to collect information about you, including information about your activity on the website, and they may notify your connections on the third-party services about your use of the website, in accordance with their own privacy policies.

4. Security

We have reasonable measures in place to protect information against the loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized access and alteration.  However, no data storage system or transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure.  Please note that information collected by third parties may not have the same security protections as information you submit to us, and we are not responsible for protecting the security of such information.

5. Children’s Information

We do not knowingly collect or store information from children under the age of 13, unless permitted by law, or target the Services to children under 13.

6. International Users

The Services are designed for and targeted solely to U.S. audiences and are governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the U.S.  We make no representation that the Services are operated in accordance with the laws or regulations of any other nations.  By using the Services and providing us with information, you understand and agree that your information may be transferred to and stored on servers located outside your resident jurisdiction and, to the extent you are a resident of a country other than the U.S., that you consent to the transfer of such data to the U.S. for processing by us in accordance with this privacy policy.

7. Cookies

We may use cookies, pixel tags, Local Shared Objects, and similar technologies to automatically collect this information.  Cookies are small bits of information that are stored by your computer’s web browser.  Pixel tags are very small images or small pieces of data embedded in images, also known as “web beacons” or “clear GIFs,” that can recognize cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, a description of the page where the pixel tag is placed, and similar information from your computer or device.  Local Shared Objects (sometimes called “Flash Cookies”) are similar to standard cookies except that they can be larger and are downloaded to a computer or mobile device by the Adobe Flash media player.  By using the Services, you consent to our use of cookies and similar technologies.

You may be able to refuse or disable cookies by adjusting your web browser settings.  Because each web browser is different, please consult the instructions provided by your web browser (typically in the “help” section).  Please note that you may need to take additional steps to refuse or disable Local Shared Objects and similar technologies.  For example, Local Shared Objects can be controlled through the instructions on Adobe’s Setting Manager page.  If you choose to refuse, disable, or delete these technologies, some of the functionality of the Services may no longer be available to you.

8. Data Retention

We strive to keep our processing activities with respect to your information as limited as possible.  Your information will be retained only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out above, in accordance with applicable laws.

9. For California Residents

The following section applies to California residents pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”).  Unless terms are defined, they will have the meaning described in the CCPA.  

a. Personal Information Collected.  

In the past twelve months, we collected the following categories of personal information:

  • Identifiers, such as real name, postal address, telephone or mobile contact number, email address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, IP address or other similar identifiers,
  • Personal information as defined in the California customer records law, such as name and contact information,
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information, such as browsing history, online behavior, and interactions with our and other websites and systems,
  • Geolocation data, such as device location,
  • Professional or employment-related information, such as job title and organization with which you are employed or affiliated, and
  • Inferences drawn from any of the information identified in this list.

We collect this personal information directly from you and from other categories of sources such as:  you, organizations with which you are affiliated, our service providers, social media networks, and other publicly available resources.  

We may use the information we collect for business or commercial purposes, including:  to provide you access to and use of the Services, fulfill your requests, communicate with you, to analyze and improve the Services, to help keep the Services effective and secure, and for any other purpose disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.  

b. Personal Information Disclosed.  

In the past twelve months, we disclosed the above categories of personal information to our service providers, affiliates, and others when required by law or to protect our users or Services, as part of a corporate transaction, or with your consent.  

c. Sale of Personal Information.  

We do not sell personal information to third parties within the scope of the application of the CCPA.

d. Your California Rights.  

  • CCPA:  Subject to certain exceptions, you have the right to request that we provide you with access to and/or a copy of personal information we hold about you and delete personal information we have about you.  You also have a right not to be discriminated against for exercising your rights under the CCPA.  You may exercise your rights by emailing privacy@ocpna.com or contacting us through our web form.  To protect your privacy and security, we may verify your identity before granting these requests.  You may be entitled, in accordance with applicable law, to submit a request through an authorized agent subject to proof of identity and authorization.  
  • Shine the Light:  California residents are entitled once a year, free of charge, to request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of certain categories of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year.  We do not share personal information with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.
  • Do Not Track:  Some web browsers transmit “do-not-track” signals to websites.  Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them.  We currently do not take action in response to these signals.

10. Updates

We will update this privacy policy from time to time.  When we update the privacy policy, we will revise the “Last Revised” date below and post the new privacy policy.  We recommend that you review the privacy policy each time you visit the Services to stay informed of our privacy practices.  Any changes will be effective when we post the revised policy.  Your continued use of our Services after any changes or revisions to this privacy policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised privacy policy.

11. Contacting Us

Please submit any questions about this privacy policy or any requests concerning your information to privacy@ocpna.com.

Last Revised:  November 20, 2020