Edible-Alpha® knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate you trusting that we will do so carefully and sensibly. To better protect your privacy, we provide this Privacy Policy explaining our practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by Edible-Alpha®. The information below explains our policy regarding your privacy. By visiting the Edible-Alpha® website or sharing personal information with Edible-Alpha®, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

What information do we collect?

Anonymous information is collected for every visitor to this site. This includes pages viewed, date and time, and browser type. IP numbers are not stored, but are temporarily used to determine domain type and in some cases, geographic region. We do not make any association between this information and a visitor’s identity.  This information is stored primarily to track the effectiveness of our website and individual sections and pages.

You may provide us with personal information (such as name, address, email address, telephone numbers and/or credit/debit card information) that you knowingly choose to disclose, which is collected on an individual basis for various purposes. These purposes include registering to receive email newsletters or other materials, requesting further information from us about projects and services, purchasing products or services, making requests or submitting a form on our website. It should be noted that regardless of the method that you receive our free podcast should you choose to subscribe, we do not have access to your personal information.

This information is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies. Edible-Alpha® does not collect personal information from you unless you provide it to us and you may visit and use our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

When you supply information about yourself for a specific purpose, we use the information for only that purpose (such as to provide the service or information you have requested). We collect the information you have voluntarily provided to better:

  1. Respond quickly to a request from you with excellent customer service
  2. Improve our website
  3. Personalize your experience

Edible-Alpha® and the University of Wisconsin System do not sell, rent, trade or distribute any personally identifiable information obtained from clients to a third party, except in cooperation with government agencies or as required by law.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.  Personally identifiable information is not publicly accessible. Further, Edible-Alpha® personnel only access personally identifiable information on a “need to know” basis. 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. Additionally, sensitive data such as credit card numbers are encrypted using SSL and other industry standard measures, to provide an additional level of security.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser that provide a method of distinguishing among donors and visitors to the website. Edible-Alpha® uses cookies to identify your browser as you visit pages on the Edible-Alpha® website. Cookies created on your computer by using our website do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security. Cookies allow Edible-Alpha® to gather anonymous information.  This is meant to provide you with a better website experience, but is something you can restrict via the settings on your web browser.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with the edicts of the law or legal process served on Edible-Alpha®, to enforce our site policies or to protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

Changes to this privacy statement

Changing business practices and circumstances may require that we make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes will be reflected on this website. Edible-Alpha® reserves the right to modify its website and/or this Privacy Policy at any time. Both free and Premium users are apprised of and bound by any such modifications. Our goal is to provide all services in an accessible and friendly manner while maintaining our users’ privacy and security.  If you have comments or questions regarding privacy, please contact us.

For more information or to update your information

If you have any questions, concerns or comments about your privacy or Edible-Alpha® communications, please send us a description of your concern via our contact form or call the main telephone number at 608-890-0780.