Effective May 2011
What Information Does Perdue Collect?
The type of PII collected by Perdue will vary with your use of the Site(s). Perdue gathers most information during the registration processes Perdue utilizes to allow access to and/or use of certain information. But, Perdue may collect PII at other times, including, but not limited to, when you report a problem with our Site(s), when you complete survey forms, when you access the Career area, enter into a transaction through the Site(s), and when you request to receive communications from Perdue. Below, we provide specific examples of the types of PII Perdue may collect through the Site(s).
How Does Perdue Use that Information?
Most of the Site(s) is informational in nature and publicly available to all users. Consequently, until you participate in surveys or register for information from Perdue, you are able to browse the Site(s) without providing any PII, although your browser may tell us what type of computer and operating system you are using as well as other kinds of technical information. Below, is more detail on how Perdue uses your PII.
What About External or Third Party Web Sites?
What About Security?
As is appropriate for the nature of PII collected and stored by Perdue, the Site(s) has industry standard security measures or safeguards in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under Perdue's control. Although Perdue has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site(s), however, the confidentiality of any communication or material cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, you should consider carefully if you want to submit sensitive information to Perdue. Perdue urges you to take every precaution to protect your PII when on-line.
What About "Opting-Out" of Data Collection and Use?
As you are permitted to browse the Site(s) without registering, you can decide on your own if you wish to provide your PII to Perdue (when requested) or opt-out of doing so. For example, if Perdue conducts a survey, you do not have to participate unless you agree to do so. Perdue also provides you with the opportunity to opt-out of certain Perdue business practices where your PII may be used. For example, users may opt-out of having Perdue use your PII in connection with the following activities: (i) inclusion in mailings or (ii) e-mail communications or newsletters sent by Perdue. Thus, to a large extent, you can control the information you provide or share with Perdue and/or its business partners.
What About Correcting, Deleting, or Updating Information?
Perdue will retain your PII for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws. At any time, you may contact Perdue to correct, modify, or delete the information you provide to Perdue through the Site(s). Please note, however, that the collection and uses of certain PII is necessary to provide certain information and services through the Site(s) and the deletion of such necessary information, e.g., an e-mail address, may render a particular service or Perdue's ability to provide it inoperable.
What About Children?
Perdue cares about the safety of children on its Site(s) and encourages parents and guardians to monitor their children's use of the Internet. Although the Site(s) is suitable for a general audience, the Site(s) is intended for use only by users who are over 18 years of age or the legal age of majority. Accordingly, Perdue does not knowingly solicit PII from children or send them requests for personal information.
What About Any Other Questions?