Whole Grains Council Privacy Policy
Effective August 1, 2009

Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available under About Us on our homepage.

The Information We Collect and How We Use It

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Whole Grains Council website and offline. We collect information from two groups: companies that apply to join the Whole Grains Council, and non-members who would like to sign up for newsletters, enter contests, or otherwise take advantage of the educational services of our non-profit organization. In both cases, only information submitted voluntarily is collected.

From our members (donors), we collect information including…
• Name, address, email, phone, and fax of main contact
• Email addresses of company colleagues  who should receive the WGC member newsletter
• Company size and website address
• Information about the company’s products, grains, and markets

This information is used to process memberships, to communicate with members about WGC business, and to enable members to participate in media requests (if desired).

From non-members, we collect information including…
• Name, address, email and other contact information
• Contest- or program-specific information

This information is used for the purpose specified (e.g. newsletters, contest, etc.), and may also be used to notify you of related opportunities from the Whole Grains Council.

Overall Privacy Policy

We will not trade, share or sell personal information from anyone (members/donors or non-members) to others, nor will we conduct donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. Our privacy policy includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following principles:

  1. Personally identifiable information may only be obtained through lawful means.

  2. The purposes for which personally identifiable data are collected shall be specified at or prior to the time of collection, and any subsequent use of the data shall be limited to and consistent with the fulfillment of those purposes previously specified.

  3. Personal data WILL not be disclosed, made available, or otherwise used for a purpose other than those specified, except with the consent of the subject of the data, or as required by law or regulation.

  4. Personal data collected shall be relevant to the purpose for which it is needed.

  5. The general means by which personal data is protected against loss, unauthorized access, use, modification, or disclosure shall be posted, unless the disclosure of those general means would compromise legitimate agency objectives or law enforcement purposes.


This site uses cookies to allow members to log in. It also uses cookies to help track aggregate visitor traffic, and for other housekeeping purposes. None of these uses of cookies results in any personal identifiable information being stored or used for any other purposes.

Sharing Information

We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

You may also visit our website anonymously, as most visitors do.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

WGC members can access all their personally identifiable information that we collect and maintain online by logging in with their company password, and editing their Member Profile.

Subscribers to our WGC “Just Ask for Whole Grains” newsletter can update their contact information through the links at the bottom of each monthly Constant Contact email; they can also opt out of future emails through this feature.

To correct any other information, contact Cynthia Harriman

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act); we do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at 617.421.5500 or send us an email.

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted, and the “effective date” updated.