Taconic

Privacy Policy

 

At Taconic Farms, Inc. ("Taconic"), we are committed to protecting your privacy and making it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to interact with us. We recognize that it is critical for individuals and businesses to be confident that their privacy is protected when they visit Taconic.com. You can travel through most of Taconic.com without giving us any information about yourself. Sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request, and this commitment of privacy explains our online information practices.

Cookies A cookie is a unique text file stored on your computer by an Internet browser. These text files are used as a means of distinguishing among users of a Web site. A cookie will not include personal information, unless you have volunteered that information.

To better serve you, we use the cookie feature to enhance your experience to Taconic.com. The use of cookies is a standard practice among Internet Web sites and does not compromise your privacy or security. The software and hardware you use to access the Web site allows you to refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file at any time. Refusing or deleting a cookie may, however, limit your ability to take advantage of some features of Taconic.com.

Collection of Personal Information Taconic does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an email, placing an order, applying for an employment opportunity, requesting literature, or accessing My Account.

Disclosure of Information Collected Through Taconic.com Taconic will only collect personal information through Taconic.com or disclose personal information collected through Taconic.com if you have consented to the collection or disclosure of such personal information. The voluntary disclosure of personal information to Taconic constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by Taconic for the purposes for which you disclosed the information to Taconic.

However, Taconic may collect or disclose personal information without consent if the collection or disclosure is: (1) necessary to perform the statutory duties of Taconic, or necessary for Taconic to operate a program authorized by law, or authorized by state or federal statute or regulation; (2) made pursuant to a court order or by law; (3) for the purpose of validating your identity; or (4) of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that is in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person.

Taconic may disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to Taconic's information services assets.

Confidentiality and Integrity of Personal Information Collected through Taconic.com Taconic is strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through Taconic.com against unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Consequently, Taconic limits employee access to personal information collected through Taconic.com to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties. Employees who have access to this information follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.

Additionally, Taconic has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, authorization, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of Taconic.com as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.

For Web site security purposes and to maintain the availability of Taconic.com for all users, Taconic employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage Taconic.com.

Sharing of Your Personal Information Some Taconic products and/or services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company. If you register for or use such products and/or services, both Taconic and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services.

Information Collected When You E-mail Taconic.com or Complete a Transaction During your visit to Taconic.com you may send an email to Taconic. Your email address and the contents of your message will be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats included in the message. Your email address and the information included in your message will be used to:

 

  • respond to you;
  • address issues you identify;
  • improve this Web site;
  • notify you about updates, services, special events, or activities offered by Taconic; and/or
  • ask for your participation in surveys.

 

If you choose not to receive email or other means of communication from Taconic, and would prefer not to in the future, send your request to:

 

Privacy Officer
Taconic
One Hudson City Centre
Hudson, NY 12534

During your visit to Taconic.com you may complete a transaction such as placing an order, applying for an employment opportunity, or requesting literature. The information collected by Taconic, including personal information volunteered by you in completing the transaction, is used by Taconic and may be disclosed by Taconic for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in which the information was submitted.

Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information Taconic does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 or create profiles of children under the age of 13. Users are cautioned, however, that the collection of personal information submitted in an email will be treated as though it was submitted by an adult, and may, unless exempted from access by federal or State law, be subject to public access.

Access to and Correction of Personal Information Collected Through Taconic.com You may submit a request to Taconic to determine whether personal information pertaining to you has been collected through Taconic.com. Any such request shall be made in writing and must be accompanied by reasonable proof of identity of the user. Reasonable proof of identity may include verification of a signature, inclusion of an identifier generally known only to you, or similar appropriate identification. Submit your request to:

Privacy Officer
Taconic
One Hudson City Centre
Hudson, NY 12534

Taconic will undertake reasonable steps to permit you to correct, amend, or delete your information demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete.

Retention of Information Collected Through This Web site The information collected through Taconic.com is retained by Taconic indefinitely for historical purposes. This information is used for billing purposes, to fill customer's orders, and to analyze trends.

Links Within Taconic.com Taconic.com provides links to third parties as a convenience in locating relative information and services. Taconic does not take any responsibility for the content, the accuracy of the information and/or quality of products or services provided by or advertised on these third-party Web sites.

User's Responsibility While we are committed to protecting your privacy and making it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to interact with us, Taconic cannot and does not guarantee absolute privacy. You are responsible for maintaining and protecting the confidentiality of any password we may issue and are liable for any harm resulting from disclosing or allowing disclosure of any password.

Changes to This Privacy Policy Taconic will occasionally update this privacy policy to reflect changes in our practices. When changes are made to this Policy, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of the Policy. We encourage you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of how Taconic is protecting your information.

Disclaimer The information provided in this privacy policy should not be construed as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided through Taconic.com.

(last updated: 10/9/06)