Privacy Policy

 

Bunge Limited (“Bunge”) respects the privacy of visitors to its website. In order to view our site, it is not necessary that you provide us with any personally identifiable information about yourself, although access and use of certain content on our site does require that you provide personally identifiable information. We recognize that many visitors to our site are concerned about the information they may provide to us, and how we treat that information.  In the following paragraphs, we describe the types of information collected on our website (which include both personally identifiable and aggregate information), how we treat it, why we collect it, and our policies relating to disclosure to third parties.   

By using our website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your information, including your personally identifiable information, by Bunge in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy in effect at that time. Please also see our website’s Terms of Use for other terms and conditions governing your use of our website and our products and services. You acknowledge that we have the right, at our sole discretion, to modify, add or remove any terms or conditions of this Privacy Policy without prior notice or liability to you. Any changes to this Privacy Policy shall be effective immediately following the posting of such changes on our website. For this reason, we encourage you to check this Privacy Policy from time to time.

Personally Identifiable Information

 

What is Personally Identifiable Information and Why Do We Collect It?Personally identifiable information, such as names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and other personal information, is collected only from those individuals who provide it to us voluntarily, such as by registering at our site. You may be asked to provide personal information at other times during your use of our site, including when you conduct a transaction. The primary reasons that we collect personally identifiable information are to provide access to certain content and services, contact you, and understand the use of our site.   

Do We Share Your Personally Identifiable Information With Anyone? We may share your personally identifiable information with Bunge’s operating units and other affiliates. Other than as provided in this Privacy Policy, Bunge will not disclose, sell or share any of your personally identifiable information with any unrelated third parties (with the exception of third parties performing functions on our behalf who have an obligation to keep your information confidential or a third party who acquires ownership or control of our business) unless we have your permission to do so. We may, however, disclose some information if we believe in good faith that it is necessary to prevent a crime, an injury to or interference with Bunge’s rights or property, or the rights or property of a third party. We may also disclose information if we believe in good faith that the law requires it, to take precautions against legal liability and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process.

Aggregate Information 

What Is Aggregate Information? Aggregate information, which does not contain any personally identifying information, is collected on an ongoing basis, and relates to the number of visitors to the website, which pages they access, what information they download, the type of browser and operating system used, the name of the internet service provider, etc. When you visit the website, we may automatically collect this information from you by tracking the IP range from which your visit originated. This information does not identify you personally, but may identify the organization from whose IP range your visit originated.

Why Do We Collect Aggregate Information? The primary reason that we collect this information is to understand the use of our website and make improvements. We want to provide you with the best possible experience when using our website. With this information, we may be able to customize sessions to best meet your needs. In addition, we may be able to identify and address problems more quickly and with little disruption, and ensure the security and integrity of our website.  We may provide non-personal, summary, or aggregate visitor data to partners and other third parties at our discretion.

Do We Use ‘Cookies?’ Like many companies, Bunge may use “cookie” technology to collect aggregate information. Cookies are tiny elements of data that a site can send to a browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive so we can recognize you when you return. Cookies can enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting our website. They do not contain any personally identifiable information. You may be able to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, or to disable cookies altogether.

Third Party Content  

When you are on the website, certain content may be served by a third party. These third parties may also drop their own cookies, which may be used to identify some of your preferences or to recognize you if you have previously had contact with those third parties. We do not control the use of such technology by third parties, the information they collect, or how they use such information.

Security Precautions; Confidentiality and Transmissions over the Internet

If you have an account through Bunge, your account is password-protected so that only you, or a party you authorize, can access it and view your personal information. To protect your privacy, you should not give your password to anyone else. Remember to log out and close the window when you have finished with the website. This helps to ensure that no one with whom you may share a computer can access your information.

The transmission of data or information (including communications by e-mail) over the Internet or other publicly accessible networks is not secure, and is subject to possible loss, interception or alteration while in transit. Accordingly, we do not assume any liability for any damage you may experience or costs you may incur as a result of any transmissions over the Internet or other publicly accessible networks, such as transmissions involving the use of your password for our website or the submission of any of your information to us (including your personal information). We advise against using this website to send private or confidential information to us. 

Third Party Websites

This website contains links to other websites, including other websites within the Bunge family, whose information practices may be different from ours. Visitors should consult the specific privacy policies posted on these sites when linking to them. 

Use by Children

We do not intend to collect any personally identifiable information from children through our website. Please do not allow children under the age of 13 to provide any personally identifiable information.  We recognize that protecting children’s identities and privacy online is important and the responsibility to do so rests with both the online industry and with the parents. If you become aware that such information has been provided by a child under 13, please send an email to susan.burns@bunge.com so we can delete this information.  Individuals under eighteen (18) should consult with a parent or guardian about the use of this website.

Consent to Transfer

The website is located in the United States. Your personally identifiable information will be processed and shared in the United States, where data protection and privacy regulations may provide different levels of protection compared with non-United States jurisdictions. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using the website or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.

How Do You Update Your Information or Opt-Out?

If you wish to access, remove or correct any personally identifiable information you have provided to us, or if you wish to stop receiving certain types of information from us, you may do so by sending an email to  susan.burns@bunge.com.