The Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission (ASMC) respects the privacy and confidentiality of individuals who visit the Alabama Gulf Seafood website located at http://www.eatalabamaseafood.com. We maintain this Privacy Statement to help you understand the commitment of the ASMC to safeguard the privacy of the information you provide to us. This Privacy Statement outlines the information which we collect from you on our site and how we use that information.

Collection of Your Personal Information by ASMC

The purpose of the ASMC website is to increase the overall awareness of Alabama Gulf Seafood and to help people know exactly where to find it. To do so effectively, we collect the following information:

Personally Identifiable Information: We only collect personally identifiable information about you when you voluntarily provide such personally identifiable information. If you do not wish your personally identifiable information to be collected, please do not submit it.

Information from the Use of Cookies: We may employ “cookie” technology. Cookies are small pieces of data stored in files on your computer allowing the ASMC website to track your use of our website as you visit and revisit the site. The use of cookies by ASMC complies with generally accepted programming standards and practices. Please note that you can choose to block the use of cookies through settings in your web browser but be advised that certain features of our website may not work properly without them.

Use of Your Information by ASMC

The ASMC will not sell, share, transfer, or rent to third parties any information you provide to us without your written consent except as required by operation of the law or in compliance with legal authorities; however, we may share your personal information with certain third parties (“Target Third Parties”) without your written consent in order to further the purpose for which you voluntarily provide us with the information.

The ASMC routinely collects, compiles and reports statistics and information reflecting the use of the website and information services in order to enhance and improve marketing and promotional efforts, analyze our website usage, improve the website’s content and layout, generate aggregate reports on trends, interests and behavior, and enhance service offerings.

The ASMC reserves the right to take any action we deem prudent or necessary to safeguard the website and your information in our systems and databases from malicious or unwarranted attack by viruses, hackers, or other unwanted sources.

Changing and Deleting Your Personal Information

You may request the ASMC change or delete your personal information in our systems and databases by submitting a detailed description of the desired action to the following email address: info@eatalabamaseafood.com. Please note that after the ASMC processes a change or deletes your personal information from active systems and databases, it is possible that non-active residual copies of your information may still exist in the ASMC systems and on archive or back-up media.

Your Consent

By using the ASMC website, you consent to the collection and use of the above-described information by ASMC (and target third parties, in which case, once such target third party is in possession of your information, we cannot control such target third party’s use of your information). If you do not agree with the terms and conditions stated in this Privacy Statement, please do not access or use our website.

Electronic Newsletters

We offer free, electronic newsletters, updates and email reminders as a service to our registrants, based upon your voluntary subscription. You will only receive an electronic newsletter if you have requested it (opted-in). We do not share our mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers or partners.

Your Questions and Concerns

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement, please contact the ASMC at the following email address: info@eatalabamaseafood.com

Changes to this Privacy Statement

On occasion, the ASMC may amend or change this Privacy Statement by updating or revising this posting with the revised terms taking effect as of the date of its posting.

Food

Oh, and one more thing. Some foods can be consumed raw, but if you choose to do something like this, say with oysters, you do so at your own risk. Health experts agree that there are certain risks with consuming raw foods, particularly meat, and you should do saw cautiously.

Also, when preparing any dish, it’s important to make sure you’ve cooked thoroughly to high enough temperatures as recommended by the FDA.