Asmark, Inc., a contractor working for the Agricultural Retailer's Association (ARA) and ARA know that you care how information about your facility is protected during processing and we appreciate your expectation that we will do so in a responsible manner. This notice describes our policy concerning the security vulnerability assessment.
We receive and store any information you enter on our Site. The information is analyzed and used to produce the final Security Vulnerability Assessment Report as we are obligated to do once you initiate the process. One original copy of the final Security Vulnerability Assessment Report will be produced and shipped via a traceable carrier such as United Parcel Service to the facility address entered on the Site, unless instructed otherwise. All security-sensitive information you enter on the Site will remain in our possession for a period sufficient to ensure the receipt of the final Report by the facility or a period of time not to exceed ten days. All security-sensitive information will be erased or otherwise destroyed after the ten-day temporary holding period expires to protect your security information and any other confidential business information from third-party solicitation or Freedom Of Information Act requests.
Agricultural Retailers Association
ARA will retain your basic facility address and contact information. This information may be used in contacting you at a later date or to update our security information. You have our assurance that none of your information will be shared with any entity other than those involved with the administration of the security vulnerability assessment. However, from time to time the Agricultural Retailer's Association may elect to utilize nonspecific, summarized numerical data and, in participation with federal authorities, contact information only, in an attempt to keep your assessed facilities from being subjected to further regulation or government inspection and to protect your interests.
Your privacy and the confidentiality of your information is a primary concern to us. Due to the constantly changing nature of our business, we reserve the right to change, update or modify this notice at any given time and will post the new notice here for your access.