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
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
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
- 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.
- 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.
- Using the data that we gather from visitors to the Site
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.
- 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
companies are not authorized to use any of the data gathered
from you through the Site for any other purpose.
- 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
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
We do not collect personal information as described under
current California law.
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
We encourage you to read the posted
thinking of giving any personal info at all.
continuing use of our Services. If we make any material
the change at a prominent location on our site. We encourage
for any changes.