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Privacy policy

Global Ag Media LLC is strongly committed to protecting your privacy and complying with your choices. Both personal and non-personal information collected is safeguarded according to the highest privacy and data protection standards adopted worldwide. We have always had a robust and effective data protection program in place which complies with existing law and abides by the data protection principles. However, we recognize our obligations in updating and expanding this program to meet the demands of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR").

Our Commitment

  • Your information will not be shared, rented or sold to any third party.
  • We use state-of-the-art security measures to protect your information from unauthorized users.
  • We give you the possibility to control the information that you shared with us (opt-out)

Global Ag Media LLC is committed to processing data in accordance with its responsibilities under the GDPR.

Article 5 of the GDPR requires that personal data shall be:

  1. processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals;
  2. collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes;
  3. adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;
  4. accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay;
  5. kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by the GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals; and
  6. processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures."

1. Notice

We will clearly inform you when information that personally identifies you ("personal information") is asked for and you will have the choice to provide it or not. Generally, this information is requested when you subscribe to product updates, newsletters or other online services.

2. Usage

We use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To provide you information that will allow you to use our services
  • To automatically customize your documents with your information
  • To alert you of software upgrades, updates or other services from Global Ag Media LLC

We collect your email when you sign up for our e-newsletter in order to send you informational communications related to the food and agricultural industry. We also collect your email to send you our sponsor's promotional offers.

We may also collect your name, language, currency, operating system, document searched and country information for a better experience with Global Ag Media LLC products/services.

When you communicate with us, we collect your email in order to respond to your inquiries. We also collect your phone number in order to contact you in case these emails bounce back because of a typo in your email address and if we cannot figure out what the correct email address is.

We also use our clients' email for general communication, invoicing, contract negotiations.

3. Consent

When you provide your personal information, you consent that it can be used for the above purposes and that Global Ag Media LLC is an authorized holder of such information. If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use our website but you will not be able to receive additional services or access certain areas that require registration. When you activate your account, you are providing your consent to occasionally receive information from us. In each communication from us you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from further communications; alternatively, you may contact us to express your choices at the address provided at the bottom of this page.

4. Access to your information

You are entitled to review the personal information you have provided us and ensure that it is accurate and current at all times. To review or update this information, please see the update link at the bottom of the electronic newsletter.

5. Security of information

Global Ag Media LLC is strongly committed to protecting your information and ensuring that your choices are honored. We have taken strong security measures to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. All sensitive data is stored behind multiple firewalls on secure servers with restricted employee access.

We guarantee that all e-commerce transactions follow the latest security measures and use the best available technologies. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology is employed when you place online orders or transmit sensitive information. SSL is one of the safest methods of passing information over the Internet.

6. Retention of information

We retain information as long as it is necessary to provide the services requested by you and others, subject to any legal obligations to further retain such information. Information associated with your account will generally be kept until it is no longer necessary to provide the services or until you ask us to delete it or your account is deleted whichever comes first. Additionally, we may retain information from deleted accounts to comply with the law, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with investigations, enforce the Terms of Use, and take other actions permitted by law. The information we retain will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Finally, your data could also be stored for sales statistical purposes.

7. EU and EEA Users' Rights

If you are habitually located in the European Union or European Economic Area, you have the right to access, rectify, download or erase your information, as well as the right to restrict and object to certain processing of your information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited circumstances. We describe these rights below:

You have the right to access your personal data and, if necessary, have it amended or deleted or restricted. In certain instances, you may have the right to the portability of your data. You can also ask us to not send marketing communications and not to use your personal data when we carry out profiling for direct marketing purposes. You can opt out of receiving email newsletters and other marketing communications by following the opt-out instructions provided to you in those emails. Transactional account messages will be unaffected if you opt-out from marketing communications.

8. What we do with the Information you share

Your information is never shared outside the company without your permission. Inside the company, data is stored behind multiple firewalls on secure servers with restricted user access.

When you sign up for a Global Ag Media newsletter, you are asked to provide your contact information, including a valid email address. We use this information to send you periodic newsletters related to the ag industry.

In very rare instances Global Ag Media LLC may disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Global Ag Media LLC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Global Ag Media LLC and its family of websites and properties; and (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Global Ag Media LLC, its websites, or the public.

9. How to opt-out

We provide users with the opportunity to opt-out from receiving updates on our products, newsletters and other communications from us. You can opt-out by clicking on the link provided in our electronic mailings or by contacting us at the address at the bottom of this page.

10. Our Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies used by us will not be linked to your personal information and cookies cannot contain a virus. We will use cookies to track your use of the website and to generate statistics with regard to the number of users, as well as information concerning the geographical location and interests of our users in order to customize content and advertising.

We use Google Analytics cookies to track visitor interactions. This data is used to generate statistics concerning the use of the website and to find problems and inconsistencies on the website. The cookie contains a randomly generated ID which is used to recognize your browser when you read a website that uses Google Analytics. The cookie does not contain any personal information and is used solely for web analysis. You can opt out of cookies from Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout . You also have the ability to delete cookies. See guidelines here: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/

11. Does Global Ag Media LLC privacy policy apply to linked websites?

Our Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected on our websites: ThePigSite.com, The PoultrySite.com, TheCattleSite.com, TheDairySite.com, TheBeefSite.com, TheCropSite.com, TheMeatSite.com, ElSitioAvicola.com and ElSitioPorcino.com (the "Sites"). The Sites contains links to web sites of third parties. Global Ag Media LLC is not responsible for the actions of these third parties, including their privacy practices and any content posted on their web sites. We encourage you to review their privacy policies to learn more about what, why and how they collect and use personal information. Global Ag Media LLC adheres to industry recognized standards to secure any personal information in our possession, and to secure it from unauthorized access and tampering.

However, as is true with all online actions, it is possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept transmissions of personal information, or other users of the Sites may misuse or abuse your personal information that they may collect from the Sites.

Global Ag Media LLC uses third-party advertising companies and sponsors to serve our ads on the Site. These third-party advertising companies employ cookie and 1x1 pixel. gifs or web beacons to measure and improve the effectiveness of ads for their clients. To do so, these companies may use anonymous information about your visits to our website and other websites but will not collect any information which can personally identify you or can be linked to you. This information can include: date/time of banner ad shown, the banner ad that was shown, their cookie, and the IP address. This information can also be used for online preference marketing purposes.

If you want to prevent a third-party advertiser from collecting data, currently you may either visit each ad network's web site individually and opt out.

12. Changes to this policy

If we make changes to our Privacy Policy, we will post these changes here so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use your information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you by email.

13. Enforcement of policy

If for some reason you believe Global Ag Media LLC has not adhered to these principles, please notify us and we will do our best to promptly make corrections.

14. Questions or comments

If you have questions or comments about this privacy policy, please email us or write us at:

Global Ag Media LLC
2835 Clara Ave
Aurora, IL 60502 USA
info@globalagmedia.com

For information about how to contact Global Ag Media LLC please visit our contact page.

Effective: May 15, 2020

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