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Operating Protocols and Safeguards


Biodiesel Alliance & Biodiesel Backers

Voluntary

  • Participation in the Biodiesel Alliance and Biodiesel Backers is voluntary. 
  • There are no membership eligibility requirements.  Membership criteria include an interest in supporting biodiesel and respecting the protective safeguards as described below.
  • Any organization in the Biodiesel Alliance or individual in Biodiesel Backers may drop membership at any time.

Protective Safeguards

  • Protective limitations as stated are intended to ensure the autonomy of members of the Biodiesel Alliance and Biodiesel Backers, and to ensure that these coalitions remain credible and function within their stated, limited purpose. 
  • No action is to be taken or statement made in the name of the Biodiesel Alliance or Biodiesel Backers by the Biodiesel Alliance or any of its members, by Biodiesel Backers or any of its members, or by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) or any of its agents.[1]
  • Membership in the Biodiesel Alliance does not constitute or imply endorsement by the Biodiesel Alliance, or the NBB, of any member organization’s views, products, services or actions.
  • NBB reserves the right to drop any organization from the Biodiesel Alliance and any individual from Biodiesel Backers.  Any member of the Biodiesel Alliance or Biodiesel Backers found to abuse the protective safeguards will be dropped from membership.

Privacy Policy, Contact Information

  • The Email address provided during registration will ONLY be used for occasional communications to share biodiesel news and developments on a more timely basis. NO Email address or other contact information will be sold, rented or otherwise made available to commercial entities.
  • The list of member organizations in the Biodiesel Alliance is publicly available. 

Biodiesel Alliance members are recognized on the NBB’s web site, including the organization’s web address, when provided by the member for that purpose. 

The Biodiesel Alliance membership list may be made available to interested parties to demonstrate widespread, diverse support for biodiesel fuel. 

The NBB may provide special recognition and publicity about new Biodiesel Alliance members. 

No other contact information related to the Biodiesel Alliance is publicly available.

  • The membership list and contact information for Biodiesel Backers are not publicly available.   

  • The NBB may otherwise elect to publicly characterize aggregate information about the Biodiesel Alliance and Biodiesel Backers, such as total membership, geographic distribution and reasons for supporting biodiesel.

Limited Communications

  • Members of the Biodiesel Alliance and Biodiesel Backers are entitled to subscribe to NBB’s Biodiesel Bulletin, a free monthly newsletter.

  • Members of the Biodiesel Alliance and Biodiesel Backers may also on occasion receive concise alerts containing new and timely information on biodiesel developments that may be of interest, including reference to opportunities to help support biodiesel fuel.