Wisconsin Corn Website Privacy Policy

Last modified: [April 27, 2023]

1. Introduction

The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, Wisconsin Corn Foundation, and Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board (“Wisconsin Corn,” “We,” or “Us”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through its compliance with this Website Privacy Policy (“Policy”). This Policy describes the types of information We may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit www.wicorn.org (our “Website”).

This Policy applies to information We collect on this Website, in email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website, and when you interact with our advertising and applications on third party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this Website and/or Policy.

This Policy does not apply to information collected by Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Wisconsin Corn or any third-party.

Please read this Policy carefully as it contains detailed information about our practices regarding the collection, use, maintenance, protection, and disclosure of your information. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is to not use our Website. This Policy may change from time to time (see Changes to our Privacy Policy below). Your continued use of this Website after we make changes to the Policy is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the Policy periodically for updates.

2. Children Under the Age of 13

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or through any of its features, register on the Website, make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at info@wicorn.org.

3. Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We want you to know that all information collected about you is treated confidentially except as otherwise described herein. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees, affiliates, and others who need to know the information in order to provide services to you. We will never sell information about you to anyone. In order to better serve you, we collect several types of information from and about users of our Website including, without limitation, information:

  • By which you may be personally identified, including without limitation, name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, debit card, credit card, or other similar financial information (“Personal Information“); and
  • That is about you but individually does not identify you, including without limitation, information about your internet connection (including IP address and browser type) the equipment you use to access our Website, usage details, and search queries (“Non-Personal Identifiable Information”).

How We collect your Personal Information:

We collect your Personal Information directly from you when you provide it to Us during the course of your use of the Website including, without limitation, the following activities:

  • Information you provide by filling in forms on our Website;
  • Engaging in communication with Us whether by e-mail or messages through our Website;
  • Registering on our Website to become a member;
  • Your search queries on our Website;
  • Participating in any scholarship programs, surveys, contests, or promotional campaigns;
  • Subscribing to our services; and
  • Making any purchase orders through our Website.

How We Collect your Non-Personal Identifiable Information

We collect your Non-Personal Identifiable Information automatically as you navigate through or use the Website by using cookies, and other automatic data collection technologies. A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting, you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.

We may also use automatic data collection technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites. The Non-Personal Identifiable Information that we collect automatically helps Us to improve our Website, our marketing and advertising, and delivery of our products and services.

4. Third-Party Use of Cookies and Other Automatic Tracking Technologies

Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Website are served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies to collect information about you when you use our Website. The information they collect may be associated with your Personal Information or they may collect Non-Personal Identifiable Information about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, see “Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information” below.

5. How We Use Your Information

We may use information that we collect about you or that you provide to Us, including any Personal Information:

  • To present our Website and its contents to you;
  • To analyze how visitors use the Website – which pages they visit, which links they use, and how ling they stay on each page;
  • To personalize your experience when you use the Website;
  • To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from Us;
  • To provide you with notices about your membership account;
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and Us, including for billing and collection;
  • To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide though it, at our discretion;
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website;
  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information; or
  • For any other purpose with your consent.

6. Disclosure of Your Information Without Your Consent

We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without your consent.

We may disclose Personal Information that We collect, or you provide, as described in this Privacy Policy without your consent:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates;
  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties We use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep Personal Information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them; or
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of the Company’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Information held by the Company about our Website users is among the assets transferred.

We may also disclose your Personal information without your consent:

  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
  • To enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes.
  • If We believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Company, our members, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

7. Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the Personal Information you provide to Us. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of the Website may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

As a service to Wisconsin Corn friends and family, this site may offer links to external unrelated websites. We are not responsible for the content nor the privacy practices of those unrelated websites. Before using any site, always be sure to check its privacy policy. We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way.

8. Accessing and Correcting Your Information

If you are a member, you can review and change your Personal Information by logging into the Website and visiting your account profile page.

You may also send Us an email at info@wicorn.org to request access to, correct or delete any Personal Information that you have provided to Us. We cannot delete your Personal Information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

9. Data Security

We have implemented measures designed to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls. Any payment transactions and other information will be encrypted using SSL technology.

The safety and security of your Personal Information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

10. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

You are responsible for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes, as we have the right to amend and alter our privacy practices at any time. Any changes to this Policy will be effective immediately upon posting.

11. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Any dispute or claim arising from this Policy or related to this Policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Wisconsin without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision. Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to, this Policy, shall be subject to the provisions of the Governing Law and Jurisdiction section as set forth in the Terms of Use, and incorporated herein by reference as if fully set forth herein.

12. Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this Privacy Policy and our privacy practices, contact us at info@wicorn.org.