American Pistachios Growers (APG) Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Contact Information

9 River Park Place East, Suite 410 Fresno, CA 93720-1530
Telephone: 559.475.0435
Facsimile: 559.475.0624

Website Use Statement: The Power of Pistachios is a nutrition awareness campaign sponsored by American Pistachio Growers (APG). Based in Fresno, California, APG is a voluntary association representing pistachio growers throughout the country. Founded in 1980, it is the only voluntary organization representing U.S. pistachio growers' interests. It is governed by an 18-member board elected from a variety of states with the shared goal of increasing national awareness about the nutritional benefits of U.S. grown pistachios.

Your Consent: By using our website, you consent to our collection and use of your personal information, as described in this Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our website to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.

Our Commitment to Privacy: Our Privacy Policy was developed as an extension of our commitment to combine valuable nutritional information and industry programs with the highest level of integrity in dealing with our consumers. Our Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our website.

Upon Your Initial Visit: Our Web server recognizes and records certain non-personal information about visitors, such as browser, Internet service provider and type of operating system. This information is only used for internal review purposes on an aggregate, non-personally identifiable basis.

We do collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email and personal information volunteered by you, such as survey information and/or site registrations. The information we collect is for internal review only for the purposes of bettering the Web site and is never given to other parties. This information is only disclosed when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, when it is required by law or for the protection of our legal rights.

Cookies: We use cookies to store visitors’ preferences; record session information, such as items that users add to their shopping cart; record user-specific information on what sites users access or visit; alert visitors to new areas that we think might be of interest to them when they return to our website; record past activity at a site in order to provide better service when visitors return to our website; minimize duplicative banner ads; customize website content based on visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends.

Ad Servers: At this time, we do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.

Address and Security: We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction. Our corporate values, ethical standards, policies and practices are committed to the protection of user information. Upon request we offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information and communications that the user/visitor has directed to the website. Users can have this information corrected by sending us an email at the above address.

Email; Other Communication: In addition to providing and collecting information, as noted above, if you choose to correspond further with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone. If you direct us to use your postal address, you will only receive the requested information at your postal address. Users who direct us to use their telephone numbers will only receive telephone contact from us. If you do not want to receive email from us in the future, please let us know by sending us an email at the above address.

Linking: We are not responsible for the practices employed by sites linked to or from our website or the information or content contained therein. Often links to other sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website. We do not endorse, approve, certify or control these sites and we do not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented on any third party site. Please remember that when you use a link to go from our website to another site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other site, including sites which have a link on our website, is subject to that site’s own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Section 508 Compliance: APG is committed to supporting web accessibility standards by providing content and information on our website formatted for individuals with disabilities. To achieve this commitment, we will continue to work towards meeting compliance standards with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. If the format of any content on our website inhibits your ability to access the information due to an issue with accessibility, please contact us at (APG does not guarantee that web sites we may link to comply with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.)

Children and Privacy: Our website does not target children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 13 or send requests for any such personal information.

©2012 American Pistachio Growers (APG) All Rights Reserved. The logos, images and service marks of APG that are used on this website are the sole and exclusive property of APG and may not be used without prior written permission. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.