Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our web site.  This Privacy policy tells you how we may use your personal information collected on this site.  Please read this privacy policy.  By using this site you are accepting the practices described on this page.

CCOF Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. This privacy policy addresses those concerns. This policy may be changed or updated from time to time.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact us:

California Certified Organic Farmers
2155 Delaware Avenue, Suite 150
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-2263
www.ccof.org

We are available to answer your questions and hear your concerns.

Our Commitment

CCOF does not collect any personal information about users, except that which is knowingly and specifically supplied. CCOF is committed to ensuring the privacy of your personal information. We will not sell or pass on your information to any other organization. However, we do share data with Strategic Partners in the interests of achieving CCOF's mission-based activities.

Credit Card Information

We care about the safety and security of your transaction. We use high-grade encryption and the https security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send to us. Companies we work with to process credit card transactions also use high-grade encryption and security protocols.

Personal Information

COOF uses the same high-grade encryption and https security protocols when collecting personal information as we do when collecting credit card information.

Non-Personal Information and “Cookies”

Non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by the CCOF website through the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files that we (and most websites) pass to your computer’s hard disk through your web-browser. They are used to determine how many individuals use our site, how many people visit on a regular basis, which pages are most popular, and which pages are least popular. This information DOES NOT tell us anything about who you are, where you live, or what files you have on your computer; it simply allows us to monitor and improve our website. For more information about cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Release of Information

CCOF prints the names and resident states of supporting members in the CCOF Magazine and annual Membership Directory. This is a great way for us to thank and recognize our supporters. Aside from the information printed in the magazine and directory, CCOF does not release any personal, non-personal, or credit card information collected on our site. If you are a supporting member of CCOF, you may request that we withhold your name and state of residence from the Membership Directory by e-mailing us at ccof@ccof.org.

External Links

For your convenience the CCOF website provides many links to other websites outside of our service. The operation of these web sites is beyond our control and CCOF does not endorse or accept responsibility for their content or privacy policies. We encourage our users read the privacy statements of every website that collects personal or credit card information. These sites may also send their own cookies to your computer. Please be aware that CCOF is not responsible for the collection and use of information on sites outside our domain.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies.

For Parents and People Under 18

CCOF is concerned about the protection of online privacy for all our website users. If you are under 18, be sure to obtain your parent's or guardian's permission before you send information about yourself over the internet. We encourage parents to get involved with their children's usage of the internet and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating.