“Personal information” is information that identifies you, enables us to contact you, relates to or can be associated with you, or that, if combined with other information, enables us to identify or contact you. This can include, for example, your name, email and physical addresses, telephone numbers, or credit card number. It can also include information about your employment or farming activities, financial information (credit card or other account numbers), and unique identifiers such as IP addresses. In addition, we may draw inferences about you based on information about you that you have provided to us, your use of our Websites, or that we have obtained from other sources.
We collect personal information in several ways. We collect information when you browse or use our Websites, register for our Websites or other services, purchase products or services, register for or attend events, interact with our customer service or sales teams, or with our editorial staff. Some information you provide to us directly, some we collect automatically when you use our Websites, and we may also collect personal information about you from other sources, such as if you come to our Websites from a social media website.
1. Personal Information We Collect From You When You Use Our Websites
You do not need to provide any personal information in order to browse the home pages of our FJ Websites (although, as described below, our site may set a “cookie” on your computer). However, to register for or to use most of the features of our FJ Website, you must provide certain personal information, as specified at the particular place where you are registering. If you do not provide the information, you will not be able to register or use the features of FJ Websites that require you to provide that information.
The personal information collected by the FJ Websites can vary among the Websites. Although not all of these categories of information necessarily are collected by each of our Websites, the categories of personal information that we collect in any 12-month period include:
a. Identifiers such as your first and last name, your postal address (including state, postal code, and country), telephone number, Internet Protocol address, or email address.
b. Information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with you, including your signature, physical characteristics or description, insurance policy number, education, or financial account numbers.
c. Characteristics of protected classifications, including race, gender, age, and ancestry.
d. Mobile device number and unique device identifiers that can be used to identify a device’s physical location, as well as other information about the device such as the wireless carrier; the make, model, operating system, capacity, and settings of the device; and the names, package IDs, and versions of other software downloaded to the device.
e. Biometric information.
f. Internet or digital activity, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and other information regarding a consumer’s interaction with a Website.
g. Geolocation data.
h. Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.
i. Professional or employment-related information.
j. Any content that you provide to us by email or other communication, or that you post or upload to any of our Websites.
k. Records of our services or products that you have purchased, received or consumed, and any billing, shipping and confirmation information that you have provided to us in connection with a transaction. However, please note that your credit card information is collected by a service provider with which FJ contracts to process your payment; FJ does not collect or retain credit card information. If you prefer not to provide such information online but are still interested in receiving FJ Website products and services, you may call us at: (800) 331-9310 or
l. Military status.
n. Sexual orientation.
o. In some instances, nationality, place of birth, family status, agricultural interests, or any dietary or disability restrictions (such as when you register for an in-person event).
p. Inferences drawn from any of the categories of information listed herein to create a profile of a person.
q. Any other data that we are required to collect by law.
r. Any information that you post at an online Bulletin Board discussion on an FJ Website. We specifically disclaim any or all responsibility for any subsequent use by any third-party or third-party websites of an email address or any other personal information that has been posted by any user in Bulletin Board Discussions on an FJ Website.
2. Personal information we collect automatically
When you use our Websites, we may collect certain personal information automatically. The categories of information we may collect automatically may include:
a. Information collected as part of your use of the Websites, including pages viewed, the duration of your visits, links on which you clicked, and any purchases made.
b. The Internet Protocol address of your device.
c. Location data, including from a mobile device.
d. Technical data related to your usage of our Websites, such as referral URLs, times of access, and your language settings.
e. Device type, its operating system, browser type, and settings.
3. Personal information we collect through cookies or similar technologies
"Cookies" are small data files stored on your computer's hard drive to identify the device, which can help load the content that you want more quickly when you revisit our Websites. While cookies can identify a particular computer hard drive, by themselves they do not reveal or disclose the identity of an individual user. However, if you choose to provide personal information to us, the cookie on your computer will be linked to that information and thereby become personal information.
If you do provide us with personal information, we will set a cookie that will remain on your computer as long as you are registered so that we can tailor our services for you. If you never provide us with personal information, the cookie that an FJ Website sets on your computer may persist until it expires but it collects no information.
If you wish to maintain complete anonymity, you may choose to reject all cookies and not to provide any personal information. If you choose to reject cookies from FJ Websites, certain functions and applications may not work as a result, and you will not benefit from the personalized and enhanced services discussed throughout this policy
4. Personal information from other sources.
We may also supplement the information you provide through our Websites or by other means with, to the extent permitted by law, other information from:
a. Our editorial staff, who collect personal information in researching and creating editorial content for the FJ Websites, and in observing what articles users may read. Our Broadcast group may collect audio and/or voice recordings, or photographs, that contain personal information.
b. Our corporate affiliates.
c. Public sources.
d. Credit reporting agencies or bureaus (such as through a credit check).
e. Data providers.
5. Employment Information
FJ maintains personal information collected from and regarding its employees as a matter of normal business operations. This can include name and address, other personal identifiers, and health insurance and other health information.