Effective Date: February 2, 2015
types of information we gather and track when you use our Site, how this
information is used and with whom it is shared. If you have any questions about
This site is operated by Cocoa &
Chocolate North America established in the country to which the content of the
site is directed. Cocoa & Chocolate North America is referred to in this
Scope of This Privacy
information" we collect through our Site.
"Personal information" is
information that identifies you personally, either alone or in combination with
other information available to us. Examples of personal information include
your name, contact details, credit card information, job applications,
information you provide when you create an account or a personal profile on our
Site and information about the pages you have viewed and the path you have
taken through our Site.
Please take a few minutes to review this
collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set forth in
IF YOU DO NOT CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF
DO NOT USE THIS SITE.
As we add new features and functionality to our Site, we may need
time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version on our Site.
These changes will be effective as of the date we post the revised version on
our Site. They will apply only to the personal information we collect after we
have posted the revised version. Your use of our Site following any such change
bottom of each page of our Site.
time by "Privacy Notices" posted on our Site. Generally, Privacy
Notices provide details about the personal information we collect on particular
pages or particular areas of a Site, why we need that information, and choices
you may have about the ways we use that information.
Governing Your Use of Special Features and Password-Protected Areas of This
This Site includes special features, such as
licensed content or an online store, or password protected areas, or a
When you sign up to use a special feature or password-protected
area, you may be asked to agree to special terms governing your use of the
special feature or password-protected area. In such cases, you will be asked to
expressly consent to the special terms, for example, by checking a box or
clicking on a button marked "I agree." This type of agreement is
known as a "click-through" agreement. If any of the terms of the
the terms of the click-through agreement will supplement or amend this Privacy
Policy, but only with respect to the matters governed by the
Information Do We Collect Through Our Site?
Provide. We collect the personal information you knowingly provide (using
your mouse and keyboard) when you use our Site. The information we collect
depends on how you use our Site. For example, if you sign up to receive email
communications from us, we collect your email address and any related
information you provide. If you communicate with us using the "Contact
Us" feature, we collect the information you provide when you complete the
"Contact Us" form. Generally, our Site distinguishes between
information we need in order to provide you with a particular product, service
or to fulfil your request ("mandatory fields"), and information that
although useful is optional with respect to that particular product, service or
your request. Please be aware that if you do not provide us with mandatory
fields we will not be able to provide you with the product or service or to fulfil
Information. From time to time, we may supplement the information you give us
with information from other sources, such as information validating your
address, information based on your zip code, or information about your business.
We may also supplement the information you give us with information we collect
from you through other Cargill Web sites or other channels. For example, if you
are a Cargill customer, we may supplement the information you provide online
with information you provide in your other business dealings with Cargill.
Sent to Us by Your Web Browser. We collect information that
is sent to us automatically by your Web browser. This information typically
includes your IP address, the identity of your Internet Service Provider, the
name and version of your operating system, the name and version of your
browser, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visit. An "IP
address" is a unique number that is automatically assigned to your
computer when you connect to the Internet. It is used to identify your
computer's "location" in cyberspace, so that the information you
request can be delivered to you. If you use a dial-up connection or a
connection that assigns dynamic IP addresses, your computer will be assigned a new IP Address each time
you connect to the Internet. If, however, your computer is permanently
connected to the Internet using a static IP address, the IP address assigned to
your computer will generally be the same each time you use your computer.
Although it does not identify you by name, we treat your IP address as your
You should be aware that when you respond to an electronic
communication you receive from us, for example, by opening an email,
downloading images or clicking on a link in an electronic newsletter, your
browser tells us that you (or someone using your email address) has done so. We
use this information to improve our marketing efforts. In addition, we review
our server logs — which contain visitors' IP addresses —for security and fraud
prevention purposes. If criminal
activity is suspected, we may share our server logs and the personal
information we have collected through this Site with the appropriate
investigative authorities who could use that information to trace and identify
Cookies and Similar
Technologies. A cookie is a small file sent by a Web site and stored on a user's
computer which enables the Web site to remember information about you and your
preferences. We use "cookies" and other Web technologies in a number
of ways. For example, we may use these technologies to:
collect information about the ways visitors use our Site — which
pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page;
to support the features and functionality of our Site — for
example, to save you the trouble of reentering information already in our
database or to prompt the settings you established on previous visits to our
and to personalize your
experience when you use our Site; to measure the success of our web or email
Some of these uses may involve the use of "third party
cookies"; that is, cookies that are set by software used by one of our
service providers, such as to carry out statistical analysis of page use, page
interactions and paths through the site, or for the purposes of serving
Internet advertisements using an online advertising supplier.
Generally, the information we collect using these Web technologies
does not identify you by name. If, however, you have created a user identity,
for example, by signing up to use a password-protected area on our Site, we may
link the information we collect using Web technologies to other information
that identifies you personally.
If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to
reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. You
may also delete our cookies as soon as you leave a Site. Although you are not
required to accept our cookies when you visit our Site, if you set your browser
to reject cookies, you will not be able to use all of the features and
functionality of our Site.
How Does Cargill Use
Your Personal Information?
Generally we use the personal information we collect through our
to provide the products, information and services you request;
for security, credit or fraud prevention purposes;
to provide you with effective customer service;
to provide you with a personalized experience when you use our
to display personalized advertising when you visit our Site;
to contact you with special offers and other information we
believe will be of interest to you;
to contact you with information and notices related to your use of
to invite you to participate in surveys and provide feedback to
to better understand your needs and interests;
to improve the content, functionality and usability of our Site;
to improve our products and services;
to improve our marketing and promotional efforts; and
for any other purpose identified in an applicable Privacy Notice
or other agreement between Cargill and
To Whom Do We
Disclose Personal Information?
We may share the personal information we collect
through our Site as described below:
Providers. We share personal information with companies and organizations,
including subsidiaries and other business entities controlled by Cargill, that
perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that provide Web site
support services to us.
Within Cargill. We may share your
personal information within Cargill (that is, among the business units within
Cargill) and with any of our affiliates where there is a "need to
Transactions. Cargill may decide, for strategic or other reasons, to sell, buy,
merge or otherwise reorganize one or more of its businesses. A transaction of
this type may involve the disclosure of personal information to prospective
Business Transfers. Your personal
information may be transferred to a company that has acquired the stock or
assets of Cargill or one of our business units, for example, as the result of a
sale, merger, reorganization or liquidation.
Compliance With Laws
and Protection of Our Rights and the Rights of Others. We may disclose
personal information when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate
to comply with the law, a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose
personal information to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud
agreements; or to protect our own rights or property or the rights, property or
safety of our users or others.
As Described in a
Privacy Notice. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as
described in any Privacy Notice posted on the Web page where you provide that
information. By providing your personal information on that Web page you will
be consenting to the disclosure of your personal information as described in
that Privacy Notice.
As Described in a
Click-Through Agreement. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as
described in any click-through agreement to which you have agreed.
In some circumstances we give you choices about the ways we
collect, use and disclose your personal information. If so, we may ask you to
indicate your choices at the time we collect your personal information. If you
have created an account or a personal profile on our Site, you may be able to
update some or all of your privacy choices by changing the settings on your
account settings or profile page.
How Can You Access,
Update or Correct Your Personal Information?
If you have created an account or a personal
profile on our Site, you may be able to access and update some or all of your
personal information on your account settings or profile page. In most cases,
however, you will need our help. If you wish to access, update or correct your
personal information, please contact us. We will respond to you within a
reasonable time and within the time limits established by applicable law. We may ask you for additional
information to verify your identity. In most cases, we will provide access and
correct or delete any inaccurate information you discover. In some cases,
however, we may limit or deny your request if the law permits or requires us to
do so or if we are unable to verify your identify.
Although we take commercially reasonable
measures to protect the confidentiality, integrity and security of your
personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal
information. For this reason we urge users to take every precaution to protect
their personal information while using the Internet.
SSL Protection. When you login to use
password-protected areas of our Site, we require that a secure connection
between your computer and our server be established. We use an encryption
technology called Secure Socket Layers (SSL). A secure connection is maintained
until you leave the secure area of the Site. Although we use SSL encryption to
safeguard the confidentiality of personal information as it travels over the
Internet, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet and we
can not guarantee the safety of transmitting personal information over the
Protection. Certain areas of our Site are password protected.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords. We
have the right to assume that anyone accessing our Site using a password
assigned to you has the right to do so. You will be solely responsible for the
activities of anyone accessing our Site using a password assigned to you, even
if the individual is not, in fact authorized by you. If you have reason to
believe that your password has been compromised or used without authorization,
you must promptly change it using the functionality provided on the Site.
Links to Other
Cargill Web Sites
Cargill operates many different Web sites, each with its own
content, features, and functionality. Each Cargill Web site serves a different
purpose. For this reason, not all of our Web sites are governed by this Privacy
Policy. When you use a link on one of our Sites to access another Cargill Web
Links to Third-Party
This Site may also contain links to Web sites operated by other
companies, including websites operated by our third-party service providers,
information collected on any of these other Web sites. When you access third-party
Web sites through a link on our Site, please take a few minutes to review the
Our Site is not directed at children under the age of 13, and we
do not use our Site to knowingly solicit personal information from or market to
children under the age of 13. If we learn that someone under 13 has provided
personally identifiable information through our Site, we will use reasonable
efforts to remove that information from our databases.
Notice for Visitors
Cargill is a global organization doing business in many countries
and we may transfer your personal information across national borders for the
Minnesota in the United States of America. Our Web servers and databases are
located in the United States or in other countries and the information on these
servers and databases may be accessed by our staff (or staff of our service providers)
located in other countries where they have a "need to know".
Different countries have different privacy laws and requirements, and some,
including the United States, provide less legal protection for your personal
information than others. Please know, however, that no matter where your
personal information is collected, used, transferred or stored, if it was
collected through our Site, it will be processed in accordance with this
BY USING THIS SITE, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE COLLECTION, USE, AND
TRANSFER OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN OR TO THE UNITED STATES OR ANY OTHER
COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.
Questions About Our
If you have questions
Write to us at:
Web Privacy Inquiries Cargill
Corporate Affairs #50
Cargill, Inc. PO Box 9300 Minneapolis, MN
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