Privacy Policy

Virginia Soybean Board (VSB) and Virginia Soybean Association (VSA) are committed to protecting your privacy when using our website. This Online Privacy Statement applies to any and all websites operated by VSB and VSA and explains what information we may collect through our website, why we collect such information, how we protect your information and the choices you have about how we use it.

Use common sense when you use our website. The content provided on our site is for informational purposes only. We strive to provide useful and accurate information, but errors may appear from time to time. Some of the content you find on our site was not created, edited or posted by us, and we do not endorse, or make any guarantees about the accuracy or security of the postings or the party responsible for them.

By using the VSB and VSA website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of sites owned or operated by any third party indirectly or directly accessed through any of our sites.
We suggest that you review this Online Privacy Statement periodically as it may change from time to time.

Handling and Collection of your Personal Information
VSB and VSA collect two types of information: Personal information and aggregate information. Personal information is data specifically about you that you have chosen to give us. You can visit our website to obtain information without providing any personal information, except through the use of cookies. When you share your personal information with us, we use it solely for the purposes we identify in this Online Privacy Statement. Aggregate information is not personally identifiable information, but is related to you and the ways you interact with this website. This information is collected and used to study group behavior and trends.

The VSB and VSA website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies help us identify your computer so that on subsequent visits we can offer tips, relevant information or a more personalized experience based on your input during past visits to our sites. Whether you choose to accept or decline these cookies is up to you. By default, most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you choose, you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies. If your browser is set to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the VSB and VSA services or websites you visit.

Use of your Personal Information
VSB and VSA collect and use your personal information to operate the VSA and VSB website and to deliver the services and information you have requested. VSB and VSA also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from VSB and VSA and affiliates. VSB and VSA may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of our current sites and to find out what potential new services interest you.

VSB and VSA maintain a strict policy against the sale, rental or leasing of any personal information collected through the VSB and VSA website to third parties. VSB and VSA may contact you occasionally on behalf of external business partners with offers we think may interest you. Rest assured that in those cases, none of your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is transferred to the third party. In addition, VSB and VSA may share data with third parties it has engaged to provide services on its behalf. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide services on behalf of VSB and VSA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Except as described above, only under very limited circumstances will VSB and VSA website disclose your personal information without notice. These disclosures will happen only if VSB or VSA is required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or to comply with legal process served on VSB or VSA or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of VSB and VSA; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of VSB and VSA, or the public.

May I Update or Change My Information?
At your request, you may review, revise, correct or update any of the personal information we have about you and how we may use it. If you choose, you may also request changes in your option preference, such as letting us know that you do not wish to receive further email communications or if you wish to have your personal information removed from our email mailing list. We will respond to your request within ten business days. These requests can be sent to the following address: Virginia Soybean Association, 151 Kristiansand Drive, Suite 115 E&F, Williamsburg, VA 23188 or

Security of your Personal Information
Your personal information collected through the VSB and VSA website is protected by reasonable technological, organizational and procedural measures. Although we make every reasonable effort to protect your personal information from loss, misuse or alteration, please note that there is always some risk associated with transmitting information over the Internet.

Postings to our Website
Use your best judgment if you choose to post information to our website. Keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through public message boards or blog comment postings available through the VSA and VSB site, the information is not covered by this Online Privacy Statement and may be collected and used by others.

Our website contain links to websites owned by other companies and organizations. VSB and VSA have no control over the privacy practices or the content of these linked sites. Please review carefully the privacy statement on any site you may visit. VSB and VSA are not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the VSA and VSB family of websites.

Policy Regarding Children
This Privacy Statement addresses the collection and handling of personal information of U.S. residents ages 13 and older. We do not seek to, nor do we knowingly, collect information from children without explicit parental consent. If a child has provided us with personal information on the VSB and VSA website covered by this Online Privacy Statement, a parent or guardian of that child may contact us by writing to have the information deleted from our records. These requests can be sent to the following address: Virginia Soybean Association, 151 Kristiansand Drive, Suite 115 E&F, Williamsburg, VA 23188 or We will do our best to delete the information as quickly as we can.

Contact Information
VSB and VSA welcome your comments regarding this Online Privacy Statement. If you believe that VSB and VSA have not adhered to our Online Privacy Statement, please contact VSB and VSA at Virginia Soybean Association, 151 Kristiansand Drive, Suite 115 E&F, Williamsburg, VA 23188 or We will use reasonable efforts to promptly investigate any issue and to remedy any confirmed problem.