Welcome to the Soil Fumigants Website
What Do Signs about Soil Fumigants Mean?

General Information:
The website located at www.fumeinfo.org ("Site") is owned and maintained jointly by the Methyl Bromide Industry Panel, the Chloropicrin Manufacturers' Task Force and the Metam Task Force (collectively, "Task Forces", "we", "our" or "us"). The purpose of this Site is to provide general information to the public about soil fumigants, the application of soil fumigants, soil fumigant buffer zones, and signage placed at buffer zones.

We respect your privacy. This Privacy Policy sets out our policies and practices regarding the collection of information about you through the Site and how that information will be used and disclosed. By using this website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Information That We May Collect from You and How We Use It:
So that you may use this Site with confidence, below lists what information we may collect about you when you use this Site:

  1. This Site does not ask you for nor will it collect your personal information such as your name, your e-mail address, your mailing address, or telephone number.
  2. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you are using your browser on the Internet. We may collect IP addresses and website usage information from you when you visit the Site via the use of "cookies" and other methods described below. When you request a page from the Site, our servers log the information provided in the HTTP request header, including the IP number, the time of the request, the URL of your request, and other information that is provided in the HTTP header. We collect the HTTP request header information to make our Site function correctly and provide you the functionality that you expect to see. We also use this information to better understand how visitors use our site, and how we can better tune it, its contents, and functionality to meet your needs.
  3. Using the data that we gather from visitors to the Site as described in this Privacy Policy, we may create aggregated data by combining the data collected from many visitors. This aggregated data is anonymous in that it does not identify any individual user. For example, we may aggregate data to determine how many times visitors click on each web page on the Site and the methods by which our Site was found.
  4. Your information collected through the Site may be shared by us to, or collected on our behalf by, companies that provide support services such as the web host. These companies may need to access and use certain information about you in order to perform their functions to run and keep this Site operational as well as to use the data collected through the Site as specified in this Privacy Policy. These companies are not authorized to use any of the data gathered from you through the Site for any other purpose.
  5. When you visit the Site, we track information that cannot be used to identify or contact you as an individual such as the domain name and the name of the web page from which visitors entered the Site, and how much time visitors spend on each page of the Site.

Additional Uses of Information Collected From You:
In addition to the uses of information collected from you through the Site as discussed elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, we also may disclose such information to others in response to: subpoenas; court orders; search warrants; requests from law-enforcement officials; a lawsuit or possible or threatened legal claim; requests from government entities evaluating the Site or the Task Forces' related actions; concerns of fraud, damage, misuse or other harm or potential harm to the Task Forces, visitors to the Site, or the Site; or if otherwise required to disclose such information by law.

Methods We Use to Collect Information:
A "cookie" is a small file that can be stored on the hard drive of your computer or in your computer's memory ready for future access when you return to our site. Cookies cannot pass viruses, harm your computer, or pass on private information such as an e-mail address without the computer user's intervention. Cookies contain session identification numbers that allow our systems to recall previous sessions for authentication efforts and assemble information from our gathered data. You can configure your computer's browser to alert you when a site is attempting to send you a cookie and allow you to accept or refuse the cookie.

A "session" cookie is stored only in your computer's memory and only lasts for your current browsing session. When you close all of your browser's windows or when your machine is turned off, session cookies disappear forever.

A "persistent" cookie is stored on your computer's hard drive and is stored there until a specified date. Persistent cookies stay on your computer until they (a) expire, (b) are deleted by you, or (c) are overwritten by newer cookies.

Any browser today will allow you to configure the browser to not accept cookies. Doing so may prevent you from accessing certain functions on the Site.

This site may use a third-party click tacking analytics tool (such as Google Analytics and Doubleclick) to capture in an anonymous manner click-thru statistical information so that we may see how you and other visitors use the Site.

In addition to cookies, we may use small bits of computer code called "one-pixel gifs," "clear gifs," or "web beacons" embedded in web pages to monitor website activity. We use this collected and anonymous electronic data to better design our site.

California Residents
We do not collect personal information as described under current California law.

What Is Our Privacy Policy If You Are under 13 Years of Age?
We understand the importance of protecting the privacy of all individuals, especially the very young. This Site neither targets nor sells services or products to children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from them.

What Happens When You Link to a Third-Party Website?
If you click on a link posted on the Site and go to another website, you will be subject to that website's privacy policy. We encourage you to read the posted privacy policy statement at any website where you are thinking of giving any personal info at all.

What Happens When We Update Our Privacy Policy?
We may on occasion update our Privacy Policy. Your acceptance of any minor changes to this Privacy Policy is indicated by continuing use of our Services. If we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy, we will post a notice about the change at a prominent location on our site. We encourage you to periodically review our Site and this Privacy Policy for any changes.