Food Safety ~ Animal Welfare ~ Environmental Stewardship

BCI/ACT – Privacy Statement

Effective March 8, 2013

Revised March 8, 2013

1800 Denison Ave.

Trotter 1A

Manhattan, KS 66506

If you have questions or comments regarding this privacy policy, you can contact us at the above address, or by e-mail at bci@ksu.edu, or call us at 785-532-4844.

Overview

The following information reflects the Beef Cattle Institute’s commitment through the Animal Care Training program to maintain our website visitors' rights to privacy and the confidentiality of personal information. The BCI takes extensive measures to ensure the safety and security of its website servers and the information contained on them and to guard against divulging private information.

Information Collection

The ACT website collects information when you register. This information is sent to a national database. It is not released to any other user or third party.

Registration

In order to become certified for ACT, a user must first complete a registration form. During registration, a user is required to give contact information such as name and postal address.

Payments

All information received at time of payment is kept confidential.

Information Use

The ACT program takes every reasonable precaution to protect the confidentiality of users' personally identifiable information. The information will be used exclusively by the ACT and BCI for its pricing and certification records. Systems have been put in place to ensure that this information cannot be viewed individually by other members or third parties. Those who have access to this information would include: state coordinators and the discretion of your potential employer who uses ACT. Aggregate data about trends may be used in seminars or publications; however, no personally identifiable information will be used in such a manner.

Third Party Advertising

The association and corporate logos appearing on this website are delivered to users by organizations and corporations that have contributed to the tools appearing on this website. General information is used solely as general information to those organizations, in aggregate form only, and not tied to any personally identifiable information.

Log Files

Like most standard website servers, we use a tracking utility through Google Analytics. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personally identifiable information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the ACT and BCI are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

Correcting/Updating

We provide users with a way to correct or update their information such as: zip code, phone, e-mail, or postal address.  These changes can be made by logging into the website and clicking “update profile,” or e-mailing the BCI at bci@ksu.edu. Users cannot deactivate or delete user accounts.

Notification of Changes

Changes to this privacy policy will be posted to this privacy statement and other places deemed appropriate.

Disclaimer

THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND THE BCI AND ACT PROGRAM EXCLUDES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE TOOLS AND FUNCTIONS EMBODIED ON, OR IN THE MATERIALS OF, THIS WEBSITE ARE NOT WARRANTED TO BE UNINTERRUPTED OR WITHOUT ERROR. YOU, NOT BCI OR ACT, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION DUE TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE.

Except as specifically stated in this Policy, or elsewhere on this website, or as otherwise required by applicable law, neither BCI/ACT nor its directors, officers, employees, content providers, affiliates or other representatives will be liable for damages of any kind (including and without limitation; lost profits, direct, indirect, compensatory, consequential, exemplary, special, incidental, or punitive damages) arising out of your use of, your inability to use, or the performance of this website or the content whether or not we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The BCI and ACT use reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy, correctness and reliability of the content of this website.

Some US states and foreign countries do not permit the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability for certain categories of damages. Therefore, some or all of the limitations above may not apply to you to the extent that they are prohibited or superseded by state or national provisions.

Beef Cattle Institute

Kansas State University
1320 Research Park Drive
Manhattan, Kansas 66506

(Call): (785) 564-7459
(Fax): (785) 564-7455
(E-mail): bci@ksu.edu

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