The Missouri Pork Association Board Members recognize your right to confidentiality and is committed to protecting your privacy. Protecting your privacy is important to us; the information contained herein strives to help you understand just how much personal information is (and is not) collected on the Missouri Pork Association Web Site and how it is used.
Automatic Information Collection
When navigating our web site, personal information about you is not collected automatically. The Missouri Pork Association does log the IP address of your computer to enable verification of email addresses. This does not disclose any personal information about you.
As is the case with many web sites, certain portions of the Missouri Pork Association Web Site may utilize a common technology known as "cookies" to collect and/or store information about you. This cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by the Missouri Pork Association Web Server and can only be read by the Missouri Pork Association Web Server. A cookie cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. The cookie file is important because it allows the Missouri Pork Association Web Server to make sure that you are who you say you are. The cookie in no way allow us to access your hard drive at anytime; it only allows your system to tell our system that you have previously visited the Missouri Pork Association Web Site. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. Cookies are necessary in certain areas of this Web site.
E-mail Addresses and Their Usage
The Missouri Pork Association asks that you enter your e-mail address on several of our pages. If you subscribe to the MPA Pork Express Electronic Newsletter, the Missouri Pork Association Web Site will store your email address for that sole purpose. If you send us your email address in one of our email forms, your email address is used for the sole purpose of contacting you. None of this information will ever be shared with anyone else. The Missouri Pork Association does not sell, trade or rent your email address to others. We ask for your e-mail address when you sign up for the the MPA Pork Express Electronic Newsletter, for very obvious reasons, so that we know what email address to email the Newsletter to and to contact you to inform you of any web site updates, changes, or improvements on this Web Site. Once again, let us reiterate what we have already stated, none of this information will ever be shared with anyone else. The Missouri Pork Association does not sell, trade or rent your email address to others.
Security of Information
Whenever you place an order for a product on the Missouri Pork Association Web Server, we offer the use of a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all the information you input before it is sent to us.
If you have any questions concerning your privacy on the Missouri Pork Association Web Site, please contact us.