Privacy Policy

This web site is owned and operated by the California Walnut Commission (CWC) and California Walnut Board (CWB). We are committed to safe-guarding privacy on our web site. This policy may be updated as new technology of the Internet becomes available.

Privacy Policy

Our overall policy is to use our best efforts to respect the privacy of all our online guests. Our web server recognizes and records certain non-personal information about visitors, such as browser, Internet service provider and type of operating system. This information is only used for internal review purposes on an aggregate, non-personally identifiable basis. We do not access any personally identifiable facts in the process. Visitors are not required to register to use our site.

Contests

From time to time the CWC and CWB conduct consumer contests on its web site. The information gathered from participants remains confidential and is used on an aggregate basis. By participating in these contests, entrants grant the CWC and CWB the right to use and publish their proper name and state of residence online, in print and in any other media (see Contest Rules & Regulations). Those individuals chosen as winners will be notified directly by our office and will be given the opportunity to refuse any prizes, thereby avoiding publication of their name.

Information We Collect

At the CWC and CWB, we believe customer service is our priority. Therefore, the information we collect is used to enhance our services to you. We will not obtain personal information about you unless you provide such information to us. We use this information to respond to requests and improve our service. In cases when we may need personal information to provide visitors with information tailored especially for them or to inform them about new features or services, visitors are asked explicitly for that information. All identifiable information provided will not be disclosed to anyone unless the CWC and CWB are specifically requested to do so. The CWC and CWB do not give or sell to anyone any information we collect on our site.

Cookies

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. They provide greater security for sites that provide personalized information. Cookies are commonly used by web sites to provide identification. The cookie you accept is uniquely yours and can be read only by the server that gave it to you. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer you can edit your browser options to block them in the future.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

Contacting the CWC and CWB

The CWC and CWB recognize that visitors to our web site are concerned about the information they provide to us and how we use that information. Our Privacy Policy has been developed to address potential concerns. If you ever feel uncertain about whether this site is following the privacy policy we have described here, please notify us by e-mail.

We will make every reasonable effort to find and correct the problem promptly.