Our Privacy Policy

February 2008

At The Andersons, Inc. ("The Andersons"), we are committed to protecting the privacy, accuracy and reliability of any personal information you choose to provide and to safeguard loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure and alteration of this information. This online privacy statement describes The Andersons’ current online practices in respect of personal information collected through this website. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not disclose any personal information to us. The Andersons reserves the right to update or modify this Online Privacy Statement without prior notice. Whenever The Andersons modifies this Online Privacy Statement an updated version will be posted on this site.

Information Collected

The Andersons will collect personally identifiable information from you (e.g., name, address, telephone number, e-mail address) only if you voluntarily choose to disclose it. The Andersons will ask only for the information we need to provide the service you have requested. We may ask for specific information about you when you submit your resume for employment, contact us with a question, sign up for an e-mail notification, or participate in a sweepstakes or survey. We would require certain information such as your name, address, e-mail address, or employment history in order to appropriately respond to your  service request. We may use your information to provide you with knowledge of products and services you may be interested in or give you an opportunity to be listed in a directory of one of our services.

Collecting Personal Information

Submitting a Resume: The Andersons will post available jobs on the Web Site and allow you to download an employment application. You will be requested to complete an application that includes your address, phone number, e-mail address, geographic preference, position applied for, education, career objective, and the reasons you want to work for The Andersons. The Andersons will also ask that you submit your resume. This information will be encrypted and will only be used to determine if you would be a good candidate for the requested job. The information will be saved in our files for 6 months, and will not be given to any third parties, but it will be shared internally on a need-to-know basis.

E-mail Notices: The Andersons Web Site allows you to sign up for e-mail notices regarding news about The Andersons. In order to send you these notices, you will need to provide us with your personal information, including your name and e-mail address and affiliation with The Andersons. While we may also use the information for various business purposes; or as aggregate information to keep track of certain trends, your personal information will not be sold to third parties.

If you later decide that you no longer wish to receive these e-mail notices, you may follow the instructions in the last e-mail notice you received, which will explain how to remove yourself from these e-mailings, or you may e-mail The Andersons at hostmaster@andersonsinc.com and request that the e-mail notices terminate.

Contact and Questions: The Web Site allows you to submit questions, comments, or concerns to us. We may ask for your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, fax number, company name, and your question. This will help us in responding appropriately to your inquiries. We will use the information to respond to your inquiry and may share it internally to improve our service to you. We reserve the right to use the information for various business purposes, including, but not limited to, sharing consumer testimonials about our products and services. However, your information will not be sold to third parties. If we use your information, we will not disclose all of your personally identifiable information you've provided, but will just use your comment or question, your geographic location, and perhaps your name.

Surveys, Sweepstakes, Contests, or Drawings: At times, The Andersons may offer you a chance to participate in a survey, sweepstakes, contest, or drawing through the Web Site. In order to do so, you may be required to disclose personally identifiable information (such as contact information, including your name and address, or demographic information, such as your age or income level). You also may be asked to give information about your purchase and use of The Andersons products and services. We reserve the right to use this information in the following ways:
• to notify you that you have won the sweepstakes, contest, or drawing;
• to conduct market research studies and reports;
• to give to companies that co-sponsored the sweepstakes, contest, or drawing with The Andersons; or
• to send you information about The Andersons’ products.
The information received in this way may be shared with parties conducting research studies.

Non-personal Information

Use of IP Addresses: An Internet Protocol ("IP") address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When visitors request pages from the Web Site, our servers log the guests' IP addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiableso the visitor remains anonymous to us. The Andersons collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of this Web Site.

Cookies: The Andersons uses "cookies" to collect non-personal information, as more fully described in the Section COOKIES AND HOW WE USE THEM

Third Parties

The Andersons is committed to keeping your personal information confidential. We will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to third parties.

Other Information Collectors: Except as otherwise expressly discussed in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties, such as outside links to other sites, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the personal information you disclose to them. Since The Andersons does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy customs and policies of that third party. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others. 

Monitoring, Enforcement, and Legal Requests

The Andersons has no obligation to monitor the Web Site or the use thereof or to retain the content of any user session. However, The Andersons reserves the right at all times to monitor, review, retain, and/or disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request or to cooperate with law enforcement and other authorities in investigating a claim of illegal activity. The Andersons may use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms of Service or to protect our service, site, customers, or others.

Cookies And How We Use Them

A cookie is a small piece of computer code placed on a computers hard drive by a Web site visited by the computer user.   We use Cookies to track usage and collect information that helps us improve the quality of our website and overall ease of use. You can delete cookies and set your browser to not accept them or notify you when one is sent.  However, this may prevent access to some portions of our sites.

Usage Tracking

The Andersons monitors use of our Web sites including searches you conduct and pages visited.

What Kind Of Security Is In Place To Protect Your Personal Information

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, The Andersons cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. The Andersons will not be liable for disclosures of your personal information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties. However, once we receive your transmission, we do our best to ensure its security on our systems by making reasonable efforts to protect the information.

Customer IDs: Business-to-business customers are assigned Customer ID numbers when they do business with The Andersons. This number can give customers access to certain parts of the Web Site; however, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Customer ID. Therefore, we recommend that you do not divulge your Customer ID to anyone unaffiliated with you. The Andersons will not ask you for your Customer ID in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. Also remember to close your browser window when you have finished using this Web Site. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place.

How You Can Correct Any Inaccuracies In Your Information

If you have given The Andersons information in the past and now wish to change or delete such information, please contact The Andersons at: hostmaster@andersonsinc.com. Or you can contact us by telephone at (419) 893-5050.

The Andersons will make reasonable efforts to make the changes you have requested, but it is not always possible to modify database information. In addition, if the information you have given The Andersons has already been passed on to third parties, The Andersons will not be able to make any changes to it. In some circumstances, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, and enforce our Terms of Use, the information you have requested be removed will be retained by The Andersons in our files. Further, such prior information is never completely removed from our databases due to technical constraints and the fact that we back up our systems. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests.

Links To Other Web Sites

During your visit to this Web Site, you may come across links that will take you to third party web sites. The Andersons does not control the content of or the information collected from these third party web sites. These third party web sites are not subject to The Andersons’ Privacy Policy. Links to third-party sites do not constitute sponsorship, endorsement, or approval by The Andersons of the content, policies, or practices of such sites. Therefore, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of these web sites before you disclose your personal information to these other parties.

How To Contact The Andersons

Privacy and security is important to us all. We pursue a full-disclosure approach to responsibly care for the information you have entrusted with us, and we depend on information sharing as our principal means to best serve you. This is why we are committed to building a trusting relationship with you. We will continually monitor customer feedback and seek to improve our services to meet your needs. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Web Site, your dealings with the Web Site, or would like to provide comments, you can e-mail us at hostmaster@andersonsinc.com or contact us by telephone at (419) 893-5050 or by regular mail to: The Andersons, Inc. PO Box 119, Maumee, OH  43537, Attention: Hostmaster.

Remember that your use of this Web Site is always subject to our Terms of Use. Please also take a moment to read the Terms of Use so that you are aware of the terms and conditions of our relationship.

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