Women Farmers Litigation Website - Privacy Policy

This policy describes the way that Arent Fox LLP or its agents (collectively, “Arent Fox” or “we” or “us”) collects and uses the personally and nonpersonally identifiable information that it collects on the website, http://www.womenfarmers.com/ (the “website). This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected offline and does not apply to information that is exchanged as part of an attorney-client relationship.

BY USING THIS WEB SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND TO OUR PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES STATED BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE.

NO ATTORNEY CLIENT RELATIONSHIP IS ESTABLISHED THROUGH YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR YOUR PROVIDING PERSONAL INFORMATION THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, INCLUDING INFORMATION ABOUT A POTENTIAL CLAIM THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. PLEASE REVIEW OUR LEGAL NOTICE.

Information We Collect

We may collect two types of information about you when you visit the website, or contact us with questions: (1) personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, farming background and activities, and information regarding your experiences with USDA), and (2) nonpersonal, aggregate information (such as information regarding the pages on our site you have visited and your IP address).

1. Personally Identifiable Information

“Personally Identifiable Information” is information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, or company name. We collect and store the personal information that you have provided to us. Here are some examples of the ways in which we may collect your personal information on the website:

  • When you register for a service or feature on the website, you may be required to give some personal information to generate your account, such as your first and last name and e-mail address.
  • We may collect name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, or company name when you sign up for an online newsletter.
  • We may collect your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, or company name if you contact us with a question.

The above list provides an example of the personal information that may be collected by Arent Fox. From time to time, we may collect personal information from you in other ways that are not described above. If you do not want us to collect your personal information, please do not provide it to us. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the personally identifiable information that you submit to Arent Fox. Inaccurate information will affect the information you receive when using the website and tools and our ability to contact you as described in this Privacy Policy.

2. Nonpersonally Identifiable Information

Arent Fox also collects nonpersonally identifiable information about your visit to the website. The website automatically recognizes and stores information about the type of browser you are using, your IP address, your domain name and any referring sites. This information, commonly referred to as “cookies,” is collected via computer code sent to your computer. The cookies will not expire unless you manually delete them or set your browser to reject them. If you do not accept the cookies, however, you may have difficulty navigating the website.

Use and Disclosure of Your Information

1. Personally Identifiable Information

Arent Fox may share or disclose your personally identifiable information that is collected via the website in following instances:

  • To deliver services, such as information or newsletters you request, or to complete a transaction requested by you. We may use your personally identifiable information to contact you about products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. We may also use your personally identifiable information to send you newsletters, if requested by you.
  • To contact you in response to sign up forms such as Contact Us.
  • To alert you to special offers, updated information and other new services from Arent Fox, or other third parties, or to forward promotional materials or to provide you with regular updates via e-mail concerning issues that may be of interest.
  • To unaffiliated third-party service providers, agents or independent contractors who help us maintain our website and provide other administrative services to us (including, but not limited to, order processing and fulfillment, providing customer service, maintaining and analyzing data, sending customer communications on our behalf, and entry collection, winner selection and prize fulfillment for contests, sweepstakes and other promotions).
  • To affiliates, strategic partners, agents, third party marketers or other unaffiliated parties offering products or services that we believe may be of interest to you or who require your personally identifiable information for research, administrative and/or internal business purposes, These parties may use your personally identifiable information to contact you with an offer or advertisement related to a product or service, or they may use such information for their own research, administration or business purposes. If you do not want us to share your personally identifiable information in this manner, please do not provide us with this information.
  • To ensure the website is relevant to your needs.
  • To help us create and publish content most relevant to you.
  • To notify you about a material change to this Privacy Policy, if necessary.
  • To comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us, protect and defend our rights or property or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of our end users.
  • To third parties as part of any corporate reorganization process including, but not limited to, mergers, acquisitions, or sales of all or substantially all of our assets.
  • To track and analyze non-identifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and customers and provide such information to third parties.
  • To handle any physical or other type of threat made to you or others, to protect property or to defend or assert legal rights.

If Arent Fox collects your personally identifiable information for one of the purposes described above, it may store such information on its servers or in one (or more) of its databases. If you do not want Arent Fox to use and store your information in accordance with this policy, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to Arent Fox.

2. Nonpersonally Identifiable Information

Arent Fox uses your nonpersonally identifiable information to manage the website. Arent Fox may analyze the data about visits to the website to make them more accessible and interesting for visitors. Arent Fox may share that data with third parties, usually to provide services for Arent Fox associated with the maintenance of the website.

Bulletin Boards and Blogs

Although Arent Fox does not currently operate bulletin boards, twitters, or blogs, or similar communications media on this website, it may choose to do so in the future. You are not required to submit any personal information with a posting on a bulletin board, or if you leave a comment on a blog, if you send a twitter, or if you engage in any other communications media on this website.

Third-Party Websites

This online privacy policy does not apply to the Web sites of other companies, individuals or organizations to which we may provide links. These Web sites may have different policies relating to your privacy and information they collect about you. Visitors should consult other sites’ privacy policies, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or controlled by, third parties.

Bulletin Boards and Blogs

Arent Fox may operate bulletin boards, Twitter feeds, or blogs on this website. You are not required to submit any personal information with a posting on a bulletin board, if you leave a comment on a blog, or if you reply to a Twitter feed.

Assignment

In the event that all or part of our assets are sold or acquired by another party, or in the event of a merger, you grant Arent Fox the right to assign the personally identifiable and nonpersonally identifiable information collected via the website.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Arent Fox reserves the right to change this privacy policy from time to time. When we do, we will also revise the “last update” date at the bottom of this privacy policy. For changes to this privacy policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of personally identifiable information that you have provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing the change by sending a notice to the primary e-mail address that was provided to us by you or by placing a prominent notice on the website.

Security

No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. Consequently, Arent Fox cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you understand that any information that you transfer to Arent Fox is done at your own risk. Arent Fox has, however, implemented firewalls to discourage unauthorized access via the Internet.

Special Policy Regarding Information from Children Under 13

Arent Fox and its Web sites are not targeted to children under the age of 13, and Arent Fox does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any child under the age of 13 without parental consent. If we become aware that such data has been collected, we will delete it.

We hope you enjoy your visit to the website. If you have any questions about the collection and use of information via the website, please send an e-mail to webmaster@arentfox.com.

LAST UPDATED: August 5, 2010