Updated: April 13, 2021
Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) values individual privacy and wants to give our website visitors the opportunity to know what information we collect about them and how they can limit the use of personally-identifiable information beyond the purposes for which they first provided it.
At all times, however, KARA reserves the right to disclose information where required by law or to comply with valid legal process (such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order), to protect KARA’s rights or property, including without limitation in the event of a transfer of control of KARA or substantially all of its assets, or during emergencies when safety is at risk.
We may revise this policy at any time. Any changes and/or updates to the policy will be updated directly on this page.
For the terms of this policy, KARA and its affiliate and, or, subsidiary websites, mobile applications and digital assets shall hereby be referred to as, ‘KARA Website.’
How do we protect visitor information?
Our KARA Website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our KARA Website as safe as possible.
Additionally, your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All credit card transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Cookies are small text files that web servers typically send to users’ computer when they visit a website. Cookies are stored as text files on users’ hard drive, and can be accessed by web servers when the user visits a website or views an advertisement. A session cookie is a cookie that stores information as a user is using the KARA Website but is deleted once the browser session is finished. A persistent cookie is a cookie that stores information as a user utilizes the KARA Website and stores and uses that information in connection with future visits of the user to the KARA Website. Third-party cookies and/or web beacons are cookies or web beacons provided by our technology and/or advertising partners. Any third-party cookie or web beacon that we authorize for use on the KARA Website only collects that information described below for the same stated purposes as if we were directly collecting the information. For a third-party cookie or web beacon, the third-party will have access to the collected information in order to provide us with information or services to enhance the performance and functionality of the KARA Website.
The cookies and web beacons we use collect non-personally identifiable information about users of the Site, including: browser used to access the site, date and time, the URL of the page being loaded, users who have visited a particular website(s), any previously assigned cookie identification (a unique identifier assigned to a user to identify repeat visitors), browser window size, the geographic location of the user, device and operating system used to access the KARA Website. The information we collect from these cookies and web beacons is used to determine information about a user’s visit to our KARA Website, including the number of visits, average time spent, pages viewed, navigation history through the website, and other statistics. This information is used to enhance the users experience while visiting our KARA Website and to improve the performance of our KARA Website by, among other things, allowing us to monitor KARA Website performance, making the KARA Website easier to use, measuring the effectiveness of promotional placements, and tailoring the KARA Website (including the ads and offers a user receives) to better match a user’s interests and preferences.
Users who prefer not to accept cookies can set their Internet browser to notify them when they receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being placed on their hard drive. If you consent to our collection of cookies and you subsequently wish to withdraw your consent, you will need to manage the settings on your web browser to delete all cookies and disallow further acceptance of cookies. Please note that disabling cookies on your browser will prevent us from tracking your activities in relations to our KARA Website, however, it may also disable some of the functions and features of the KARA Website and the KARA Website may not work properly.
If you would like to determine your consent status, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information gathered from visitors to the KARA Website may include the visitor’s IP address, browser type, referring page, the time of the visit and event registration or product purchasing information. Cookies may be used to retrieve visitor preferences while interacting with the website. When the use of the KARA Website requires registration or completion of forms in order to participate in activities associated with KARA, personal information will be collected and retained by the organization.
Your Opt-Out Choices
You can opt out of receiving personalized ads served by us, or on our behalf, by clicking on the blue icon that typically appears in the corner of the ads we serve and following the instructions provided. Please note that this “opt out” function is browser-specific and relies on an “opt out cookie”: thus, if you delete your cookies or upgrade your browser after having opted out, you will need to opt out again or make sure to opt out from the device you intend to remove from targeting and personalization.
The online advertising industry provides websites from which you may opt-out of receiving targeted ads from our data and advertising partners. You can access these, and also learn more about targeted advertising and user choice and privacy, at http://www.aboutads.info and at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. If you are located in the EU you can access this information at http://www.youronlinechoices.eu.
If you are an EU citizen you have additional rights afforded to you under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) described below.
GDPR Data Protection Rights
KARA works with a third party vendor to provide a more customized experience for you. To do so, we disclose personally identifiable information about you (specifically, your email address) to the vendor, though we do not allow it to re-sell or use that information for its own purposes.
If you are a resident of a European Territory, you have the following enhanced rights and modes of executing them through KARA:
Changes to our Policy
Should you have any questions in regards to this policy or KARA’s privacy practices, please contact our representatives at the following email and they will be more than happy to clarify and assist you in any way possible: email@example.com, or by mail at:
Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association
816 SW Tyler Street
Topeka, KS 66612