Bellwether Farms Privacy Statement
This privacy statement applies to the bellwetherfarms.com web site and domain.
BWF uses personal information to better understand your needs and interests, and to provide you with better service. Once you choose to provide us with personal information, you can be assured that it will only be used to support your customer relationship with BWF. We take seriously the trust you place in us. BWF will not sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information to others.
This privacy statement covers personally identifiable information, anonymous data collection and aggregate reporting. Personally identifiable information is any information that is associated with your name or personal identity. Anonymous (non-personal) information is data about usage and service operation, reported in aggregate, which is not associated to a specific personal identity. Aggregate information is data collected and summarized for a broad category of customers.
What we collect
On the BWF web site, you can make information requests or register yourself. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone, email address, user IDs and passwords, and contact preferences.
BWF does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and BWF products and services do not target information to children under 13. BWF is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents to take an active role in your child’s online activities and interests.
How we use it
BWF uses your information to help us understand your needs and interests and provide you with better services. Specifically, we use your information to help to communicate with you, to update you on services and events, to personalize promotional offers and to personalize some bellwetherfarms.com web sites. Occasionally we may also use your information to contact you for market research regarding BWF products or services. We will give you the opportunity to opt-out of market research and customer surveys.
Data collected online may also be combined with information you provide through other sources such as call centers or public events such as trade shows, seminars, or educational events.
Anonymous (non-personal) data is aggregated for reporting about bellwetherfarms.com web site usability, performance, and effectiveness. It is used to improve the customer experience, usability and site content.
Who we share it with
BWF will not sell, rent, or lease your personally identifiable information to others. BWF will not share your personal information with a business partner or any unrelated third party company unless you give your permission. Your permission will be requested when you submit your information.
You can subscribe to receive information and BWF-wide marketing communications. BWF-wide communications may include new event information, special offers or possibly an invitation to participate in market research. We give you a choice regarding BWF-wide communications by postal mail, email and telephone.
Personal data given to BWF may be transferred across state and country borders for the purposes of data consolidation, storage and simplified customer information management. The practices which govern this data movement are described in our commitments in the Choice and Security sections of this privacy statement.
Access and Accuracy
BWF strives to keep your personally identifiable information accurate. We have put in place managerial data standards review processes and technological tools to maintain customer data accuracy. We will provide you with access to view and change your information, including making every effort to provide you with online access. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as a password and user ID, before granting access to your data. Certain areas of BWF’s web sites may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords and other personal identifiers.
The most effective way to view and change your personal information is to return to the web page where you originally submitted your data and follow the instructions on that web page or send us a message as described in “Contacting us” below. Data access is also available upon request.
BWF is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of the information, BWF has in place appropriate physical, managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect.
To opt-out of BWF marketing contact, please provide your name, email and/or address and relevant information about registrations you may have with BWF. This opt-out will cancel all marketing and support communication and newsletters.
bellwetherfarms.com does not post third-party ads on our web site. BWF may use third-party media companies to place ads for BWF products or services on other companies’ web sites. If you view a web page where BWF ads appear, the online media company may place a cookie or web beacon on the user’s computer. This allows the online media company to recognize the computer when it is used to return to that site or measure advertising response. This data is anonymous and is not linked to personal data on the user’s computer or any BWF databases. Some BWF newsletters delivered on BWF’s behalf by online media companies use the same technologies. In both cases, this data is also used by the online media company to measure advertising and content interest and relevance. BWF does not have access to the data collected by the online media company. To prevent online media companies from placing cookies on your computer, you will need to visit each media company’s web site and use their cookie removal (opt-out) process.