Certified Angus Beef ® Website Privacy Policy

Effective date: April 1, 2006

Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested. By using the Certified Angus Beef Web Site you are accepting the practices described in this policy.

The Information We Collect

You can visit our websites and learn about our products without providing personal information. However, to participate in some website services you may need to provide personal information.

Information you provide

Personal information
In order to provide you with the best possible service, we may request and/or collect personal information from you on a voluntary basis. This information is collected when you participate in certain activities on our website, including, but not limited to: online ordering, sending questions or comments via e-mail, seminar registration, participating in contests/events/promotions, submitting your resume, and/or filling out surveys. The requested information may include your name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and credit card number information. Certain areas of the website require registration or a password for access.

E-mail information
If you choose to correspond with us through e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your e-mail address and our responses.

Employment opportunities
The job application data you submit, including your resume, cover letter and/or other documentation  will be used for employment consideration only and will be stored in an internal resume tracking system for one year. Your data is only available internally to a limited number of hiring officials.

Information automatically collected

Aggregate information
This site also tracks "non-personal" information such as your browser type, the URL of the previous web site you visited, your operating system, your IP address, time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

How We Use The Information

Personalization & Customization

Personal information
To respond to your questions or comments, and/or contact you if needed while processing a product/service/order you requested.

Non-personal information
To improve our website features, content and usability.
To deliver customized content based on your relationship to Certified Angus Beef (consumer, producer, licensed account, etc.)

Sharing personal information

We do not sell or rent your personal information to third-parties for marketing purposes unless you have granted us permission to do so.

We may share your personal information with authorized third-party agents or contractors in order to provide a requested service or transaction. For example, if we need to ship something to you, we must share your name and address with a shipping company. We only provide third-party agents with the minimum amount of personal information necessary to complete the requested service or transaction.

We may respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process by disclosing your personal information and other related information, if necessary. We also may choose to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

We may collect and possibly share personal information and any other additional information available to us in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the Certified Angus Beef ® website terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

We will ask you for your opt-in consent to share your personal information with a third party for any other reason.

Our Commitment to Data Security

Certified Angus Beef is committed to protecting the personal information you share with us. We utilize a combination of security technologies, procedures, and organizational measures to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information.

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology is used to transfer any sensitive personal data (for example, credit card information) over the Internet.

While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit. You have a responsibility to take appropriate measures to protect your personal information while online. For example, change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers when creating passwords, and make sure you use a secure web browser.

Data retention

We do not keep any credit or other payment information longer than is necessary in order to comply with legal, tax, and auditing requirements.

Links to Other Sites

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by calling our customer service department at (330) 345-0809. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.

You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows the error.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

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