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Organic Consumers Association Privacy Policy

Privacy policy

Organic Consumers Association (OCA) will not sell, rent, share or trade the names or other personal information collected from our donors, newsletter subscribers, or individuals who sign our petitions or action alerts with any other entity without permission.

We may provide personal information to third parties on a confidential basis, but only as necessary for those third parties to process donations, send email alerts or newsletters on our behalf or otherwise maintain our database. Under our contracts with these third parties, all third parties are required to protect the privacy of our donors and subscribers.

Data security

The data OCA gathers is stored on servers at a secure third-party site, Engaging Networks, whose server network uses industry-standard methods to protect the confidentiality and integrity of personal information.

Engaging Networks has put in place appropriate security measures to prevent the data collected by OCA from being accidentally lost, altered, used, disclosed or accessed in any unauthorised way. Engaging Networks limits access to the data collected by OCA to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know.

All OCA employees are aware that access to the date we collect is private, and that the sharing of this data is strictly prohibited.

The Internet is not 100-percent secure. We use appropriate and reasonable security measures as required by relevant law. However, we cannot promise that your use of our website will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet. This includes not sharing your passwords.

Information we collect

When you donate to OCA, either by using our online or mobile donation form, or by calling our office or sending your donation in the mail, we collect your name, email address, credit card number and billing information, including your postal address.

When you subscribe to our newsletter, or sign our action alerts, petitions or other forms on our site, we may collect your name, email address, street address or phone number. Some forms, for instance those used to contact members of Congress, may require us to collect all of this information, while others—such as subscribing to our newsletter—may require that we collect only your email address.

All of our email communications include an unsubscribe link with instructions for being removed from our email lists.

Use of cookies

The OCA website uses cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that are stored on your computer and that can be used to help identify you when you visit our website. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, so that you don’t have to re-enter information each time you sign a petition or make a donation.

Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

Google analytics

OCA also uses Google Analytics and Google AdWords which uses cookies and other, similar technologies to anonymously collect information about your use of our website and report website trends, without identifying individual visitors. You can learn about Google’s practices by going to www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and opt out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Linking to other sites

OCA frequently links to articles and other information on other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

If you live in the EU

You have the right to access, update, or correct your information. You may also request a portable copy of your information. You also have the right to request that we delete your information or that we restrict how we process your information. This may apply if you contest its accuracy or if the processing is unlawful and you have opposed the erasure of your information. It may also apply if we no longer need your information for the purposes described to you but you require it to establish, exercise, or defend a legal claim. It may also apply if you object to profiling or direct marketing. You can also withdraw your consent. You may also be able to object to having your information used for other purposes. You also have the right to direct complaints about our privacy practices to your local Data Protection Authority. 

To delete or update your contact information, please contact us at campaigns@organicconsumers.org, or:

Organic Consumers Association
6771 South Silver Hill Dr.
Finland, MN 55603
218-226-4164

We may update this policy

From time to time we may change our privacy policies. We will notify you of any material changes to our policy as required by law. We will also post an updated copy on our websites. Please check our sites periodically for updates.
 

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