Privacy Policy for the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association

This privacy policy describes our practices with respect to personally identifiable information collected on MHAIA’s website owned and operated on behalf of The Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (“MHAIA”) (the “Site”). This policy does not apply to information MHAIA or its parent entity (Hass Avocado Board) or related entities may collect in other forums, including through emails, offline, or on other of their websites, or information we may collect about you from other sources.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

While visitors to the Site may browse without providing any personally identifiable information, certain features of our site, such as the Feed Subscription or Contact Us form, require that you submit your personally identifiable information. Information we collect includes your name, company and email address. Information collected is used in order to respond to your request, for the purposes described at the time of collection, as well as for our other legitimate business needs, including, from time to time, sending you information about MHAIA, our affiliates, parent company, or third parties, including about these entities’ products or services in which we believe you may be interested.

Although we are not in the business of sharing your personal information with third parties, we may disclose customer information to our affiliates, parent company, or third parties in whose products or services we believe you may be interested from time to time. We may also share your information with third parties for other reasons, including if we believe we are legally obligated to disclose information to the government or third parties; if we believe it is necessary to protect our company, our affiliates, or users of our site; where we are working with a vendor or business associate who is performing functions on our behalf; or if we are jointly providing services with a business partner. In the unlikely event that MHAIA is sold or acquired by a third party, your information will be transferred to the new owner along with other of MHAIA’s business assets.

How To Contact Us

At the time we collect information from you, we may provide you with the ability to opt into receiving updates from us directly to your email inbox. At any time when you receive such materials from us by email, you may opt out by following the instructions in the email you have received. If you wish to opt-out from receiving updates from us, you can also send an email to [email protected] with the words OPT OUT in the subject line of your message. For any other questions, please contact us at[email protected].

If you have an established business relationship with us, and are a resident of California, you have the right to request from us a list of the categories of personal information we may have disclosed to third parties for those third parties’ marketing purposes, and a list of all third parties to whom we have shared that information. We will include in that list the information required by California law, namely, if we have shared your information with third parties for those third parties’ marketing purposes, we will provide the names and addresses of the third parties who received the information and used it (or whom we believe may have used it) for their own marketing purposes.  To exercise your rights, you may make one request each year by emailing us at [email protected] or writing us at the address listed below Indicate in your letter that you are making a “California Shine the Light” inquiry. Responses to requests sent to either of these addresses will be provided within 30 days.

1103 Old Fallston Rd, Fallston, MD, 21047.

Our Security Measures

MHAIA uses standard security measures to protect information submitted on this site.  We cannot guarantee, however, a third party will not be able to circumvent our security measures and intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We thus urge you to take precautions to protect yourself when using and disclosing information on the Internet.

Links to Third Party Websites

From time to time, this website may provide a hyperlink to a site outside of These links are provided as a convenience to you. We do not control the sites of third parties, and are not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to read such site’s privacy policy before submitting any personally identifiable information.

Children on Our Site

This Site is not intended for, directed to, nor do we believe it is appealing to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect any information from children under 13. Parents, if you believe your child has provided us with personally identifiable information, please contact us at [email protected]. To learn more about how to protect your children online, we encourage you to visit.

Effective Date

The effective date of this policy is November 4, 2013. From time to time we may change, modify, add, or remove features of our website, and in doing so, may update this policy. We may also update this policy as our practices change. If MHAIA changes this privacy policy, an updated version of such policy will appear here. Please check this page periodically for changes. By using this site after MHAIA posts any changes to this Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance those changes.