The Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association ("MACA") maintains high standards for the protection of privacy over the Internet. The purpose of this statement is to explain the types of information MACA obtains about visitors to our websites, how the information is obtained, how it is used, and how visitors can restrict its use or disclosure.
The only information MACA obtains about individual visitors to our website is information supplied voluntarily by the visitor. This means that you can visit our websites without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself–we DO NOT track where you go on our sites, so you never receive unsolicited emails from us or our associate businesses. To gauge the effectiveness of our website, we do collect some non-individually-identifiable generic information about our visitors. Our web servers automatically recognize a visitor’s domain name (such as .com, .edu, etc.), the web page from which a visitor enters our site, which pages a visitor visits on our site, and how much time a visitor spends on each page. This information does not reveal a visitor’s identity. We aggregate this information and use it to evaluate and improve our website.
You can choose to provide individually-identifiable information to MACA in a number of ways through our website – by requesting a project quotation, sending us email, taking an on-line poll, registering to receive news or website update information, a free analysis or other free service or entering a contest or giveaway. When visitors supply information about themselves for a specific purpose, MACA uses the information for that purpose (such as to provide the information the visitor has requested). In addition, when visitors use our websites to request information or quotations for specific services, we may use the individually-identifiable information as we would use the same information obtained off-line–for example, to evaluate your service needs and contact you regarding additional services you may find useful. You have the right to cancel any service you sign up for (details for canceling are included with the sign-up confirmation email).
We do not sell or disclose individually-identifiable information obtained on-line about our visitors to anyone outside of MACA, unless it is required by law, or disclosure is necessary to protect the safety of customers, employees or property. If you provide individually-identifiable information to us in the context of an event MACA sponsors with another company, such as a contest, or if you register on a co-sponsored site or feature, you may also be providing the individually-identifiable information to the co-sponsor.
While we do not disclose individually-identifiable information obtained on-line about our visitors to anyone outside of MACA, including advertisers, those signing up for services may receive site-specific information regarding updates, news, conferences, contests, or other information which we deem to be important to our visitors. This may include commercial messages as part of the email.
MACA is committed to safeguarding customer privacy on the MACA web site. We require our employees and contractors to protect the privacy of information about our customers and expect our partners and suppliers to do so as well. You can feel confident that your individually-identifiable information will be protected when you access our web pages or communicate with us directly through our web site.
MACA’s website may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites.
To improve the services it can offer you MACA may opt to expand its capabilities for obtaining information about users in the future. MACA will update this privacy statement continually to ensure that you are aware of developments in this area.