This site is owned and operated by Avocados From Mexico, (“AFM”), a non-profit corporation formed under the laws of the State of Nevada and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (“MHAIA”), with its principal place of business is Fallston, Maryland. We at Avocados From Mexico recognize that you are concerned about your personal privacy.
Personal Information We Collect and How We Use It.
While visitors to the Site may browse without providing any personally identifiable information, certain features of our site, such as sweepstakes registrations, require that you submit your personally identifiable information. Information we collect includes your name, address, telephone number, email address and age. We may also offer from time to time “tell a friend” features, which allow you to send through your social media pages, or through our servers email messages to your friends telling them about our website, and our sweepstakes, promotions or newsletters. Information collected is used in order to respond to your request, for the purposes described at the time of collection, as well as for our other legitimate business needs, including, from time to time, sending you information about MHAIA, our affiliates, parent company, or third parties, including about these entities’ products or services in which we believe you may be interested.
We may use the information you provide on our website to send you periodic e-mail updates about our company, send you newsletters and recipes, to send you surveys or to notify you of special offers and promotions. You may opt out of receiving these communications at any time by clicking on the opt-out link located in each e-mail we send. If you have an online account with us, you may also opt out of receiving commercial e-mail communications by choosing to unsubscribe from your account preferences page.
Although we are not in the business of sharing your personal information with third parties, we may disclose customer information to our affiliates, parent company, or third parties in whose products or services we believe you may be interested from time to time. We may also share your information with third parties for other reasons, including if we believe we are legally obligated to disclose information to the government or third parties; if we believe it is necessary to protect our company, our affiliates, or users of our site; where we are working with a vendor or business associate who is performing functions on our behalf; or if we are jointly providing services with a business partner. In the unlikely event that MHAIA is sold or acquired by a third party, your information will be transferred to the new owner along with other of MHAIA’s business assets.
If you sign up to participate in surveys on our website, then we will use your contact information to send you such products or surveys.
Supplementation of Information. We may on occasion supplement the personal information you provide to us with information from third party sources. We may also obtain publicly available data from third parties and use it to supplement our existing user database to better target our advertising and to provide pertinent offers in which we think you might be interested.
Please note that we may use the information you post or store using your Avocados From Mexico account to send you targeted marketing offers.
Collection and Use of Your Non-Personal Information
We also collect non-personal information − data in a form that does not permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. The following are some examples of non-personal information that we collect and how we may use it:
We may collect information such as occupation, language, zip code, area code, cooking preferences, location, and the time zone so that we can better understand customer behavior and improve our products, services, and advertising.
If we do combine non-personal information with personal information the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
Cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies on our websites. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.
If you reject cookies, you may still use our websites, but your ability to use some areas of our sites will be limited and we will not be able to provide you with the most convenient experience.
Log Files. As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the operating system you may be using (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), a date/time stamp of when you visited our site, and click-stream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze aggregate trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties. At times Avocados From Mexico may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with Avocados From Mexico to provide products and services, or that help Avocados From Mexico market to customers. Personal information will only be shared by Avocados From Mexico to provide or improve our products, services and advertising; it will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes. Avocados From Mexico may also share non-personal information or aggregate information about people who use our site to business partners and other third parties.
Compliance with Law. Under certain circumstances, it is possible that personal information may be subject to disclosure pursuant to judicial or other legal requirements, such as warrants, subpoenas or court orders. Avocados From Mexico will comply with any court order or other legal process and will provide your personal information if required in any legal proceeding. We also may release personal information when we believe in good faith that such release is appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of McCormick our users, employees, or others. This may include, for example, exchanging information with other organizations for fraud protection and/or credit risk reduction.
Access to Your Personal Information. You may view and change the personal information you have provided through the login feature of our website by accessing your Avocados From Mexico account profile online. To review and update your personal information, simply go to the www.avocadosfrommexico.com.
Security. Avocados From Mexico’s website employs appropriate security measures which are designed to prevent the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of personal information.
Note to Parents. We don’t knowingly collect personal information from children. If you are under the age of 18, please do not use this site. Parents may have information related to their children deleted from our database and refuse to permit further collection or use of the child’s information.
Throughout the Avocados From Mexico website you may click on links to websites maintained by third parties, and by clicking on those links you will be leaving the Avocados From Mexico’s site. Avocados From Mexico provides those links as a convenience to you; the link should not be considered an endorsement by Avocados From Mexico of the third-party website or the company who owns it. Avocados From Mexico is not responsible for the quality, safety, completeness, accuracy or nature of the content of the linked website.
When you click on a link to a website maintained by a third party and leave the Avocados From Mexico’s website, simply close the new browser window to return to the Avocados From Mexico’s website.
How to contact us: At the time we collect information from you, we may provide you with the ability to opt into receiving certain marketing materials from us. At any time when you receive such materials from us by email, you may opt out by following the instructions in the email you have received. If you wish to opt-out from receiving marketing messages from us, you can also send an email to email@example.com with the words OPT OUT in the subject line of your message. For any other questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have an established business relationship with us, and are a resident of California, you have the right to request from us a list of the categories of personal information we may have disclosed to third parties for those third parties’ marketing purposes, and a list of all third parties to whom we have shared that information. We will include in that list the information required by California law, namely, if we have shared your information with third parties for those third parties’ marketing purposes, we will provide the names and addresses of the third parties who received the information and used it (or whom we believe may have used it) for their own marketing purposes. To exercise your rights, you may make one request each year by emailing us at email@example.com or writing us at the address listed above. Indicate in your letter that you are making a “California Shine the Light” inquiry. Responses to requests sent to either of these addresses will be provided within 30 days.
Our Security Measures
MHAIA uses standard security measures to protect information submitted on this site. We cannot guarantee, however, a third party will not be able to circumvent our security measures and intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We thus urge you to take precautions to protect yourself when using and disclosing information on the Internet.
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