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This website is provided as a service to you by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). The conditions for use are listed below. Also, the NBB website contains links to non-NBB websites which may be useful to you.  However, since these websites do not belong to and are not controlled by NBB-- there are a number of disclaimers and notices that you should be aware of-- if you choose to access these links through this NBB website. Search this page for information on disclaimers and notices about the use of this website.

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Absent prior written permission from an officer of the NBB you may not copy, distribute, republish, upload, post, or transmit information contained in this Website (“Information”) in any manner.  Provided, however, you may download one copy of the Information onto one computer for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you do not change the Information in any manner and further provided that you do not delete or change any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notice contained in the Information.

This limited license allows you to use the Information only for lawful uses in accordance with the foregoing and does not allow you to sell the Information or use the Information for commercial use.

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Do not use any graphic in association with this attribution.

The National Biodiesel Board reserves the right to require you to cease distributing these feeds at any time for any reason.

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All trademarks used on this Website are the property of their respective owners and may not be used without permission therefrom. Whether or not specifically designated as such, NBB, National Biodiesel Board, the cloud logo and all other colors, graphics, logos, sounds, images, icons and buttons displayed in this Website (“Marks”) are trademarks of NBB and/or its affiliates. Absent prior written consent from an officer of NBB, you may not copy, imitate or use any portion of the Marks.

Copyright Notes
Every attempt has been made to use graphics that are free use or public domain. Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2) ("DMCA"), the NBB has designated an agent to the U.S. Copyright Office to receive notifications of claimed copyright infringement relating to this Website.  You must submit all such notifications relating to this Website in a manner consistent with the DMCA to the following agent:

         Website Content Provider: The National Biodiesel Board.
         Designated Agent for Receipt of Infringement Notification: Brett J. Trout, Esq.
         Designated Agent’s Address: 516 Walnut, Des Moines, Iowa 50309
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Disclaimer of Endorsement:
Reference herein to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the NBB, or any of its employees or contractors. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the NBB, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Disclaimer of Liability:
With respect to information available from this web page, you acknowledge that this website and the information herein are provided on an "as is, where is" basis and that neither the NBB nor any of its employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. The NBB may periodically change the information at any time without notice to you.

Links to Non-NBB (Third Party) Web Pages/Sites
Certain links may let you leave the NBB website.  Linked web page(s) not in the "biodiesel.org" or "nbb.org" domain(s) are not under the control of the NBB.  NBB is not responsible for the contents of non-NBB web pages or any link(s) contained on those pages, or any changes or updates to those web pages. NBB provides such links solely as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by NBB.

This policy establishes how NBB will use information we gather about you from your visit to our websites. The privacy of our customers is of utmost importance to NBB.

If you visit an NBB webpage . . .

1. To read or download information:
We may collect and store browser/session information for statistical purposes.  For example, we may count the number of visitors to the different sections of our site to help us make them more useful to visitors. No personal information is gathered.

2. To send us an E-mail:
By sending us an electronic mail message, we may collect personal information (including but not limited to: name, address, email). We may store the name and address of the requester in order to respond to the request or to otherwise resolve the subject matter of your E-mail. We will protect such information consistent with applicable laws. At no time will your contact information be sold, rented or otherwise made available to any entities.

3. To register or sign up for electronic communications:
Some of our sections ask visitors who request specific information to fill out an information form. (For example, individuals wanting to subscribe to our Biodiesel Bulletin Newsletter, or biodiesel users filling out a User Survey may be asked to submit information necessary for them to obtain our newsletter or other NBB opportunities.) Information which may be collected in these sections through questionnaires, feedback forms, or other means, enable us to determine a visitor's interests, with the goal of providing better service to our customers. Sign up forms are tailored to their specific needs, and as such will request different types of information, including but not limited to: name, address, email. At no time will your contact information be sold, rented or otherwise made available to any entities.

4. To register or sign up for an event/webinar/meeting:
We may collect personal information (including but not limited to: name, address, email) only to provide service to facilitate the registration. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the requested service. We will protect such information consistent with applicable laws. At no time will your contact information be sold, rented or otherwise made available to any entities.

5. To submit your business location for inclusion on our lists and maps of biodiesel retail and distributor locations:
We may collect information that enables us to include your location in our lists and maps of biodiesel locations. Information includes but is not limited to: business name, location, email, phone, contact information, hours of operation, biodiesel blend(s) offered, payment accepted. NBB provides businesses any easy opt-out method if they choose to remove their listing. At no time will your contact information be sold, rented or otherwise made available to any entities.

We want to be very clear: regardless of the information being transmitted to NBB, we will protect all such information consistent with applicable laws.  NBB does not knowingly collect data directly from anyone under 13 years of age.  If you believe NBB has inadvertently collected any such data, please contact our website administrator at webmaster@biodiesel.org for information regarding removal of any such data from our files.

Managing Your Data

NBB has put in place an easy to use My Email Preferences form to allow you to review the various types of electronic communications utilized by NBB and Opt-out of any or all that you no longer wish to recieve. You may visit http://www.nbb.org/manage to manage your data.

The rights of Users

Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by NBB.

In particular, Users have the right to do the following:

Additional information about Data collection and processing

Legal action

The User's Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by NBB in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this Website or the related Services.
The User declares to be aware that NBB may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.

Additional information about User's Personal Data

In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, this Website may provide the User with additional and contextual information concerning particular Services or the collection and processing of Personal Data upon request.

System logs and maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, this Website and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with this Website (System logs) use other Personal Data (such as the IP Address) for this purpose.

Information not contained in this policy

More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from NBB at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.

Changes to this privacy policy

NBB reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page and possibly within this Website and/or - as far as technically and legally feasible - sending a notice to Users via any contact information available to NBB. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom. 

Should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis of the User's consent, NBB shall collect new consent from the User, where required.

Cookies are essential to the proper functioning of the Internet, as they offer countless benefits to the delivery of interactive services, making it easy for you to browse and use our website. Keep in mind that cookies cannot harm your computer, and that, in return, when you enable them, they help us identify and solve errors.

What to do if you don't want cookies to be set

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website.

The following information will help you understand the different types of cookies:

First-Party Cookies

First-party cookies are set by the website you are visiting, and they can only be read by that site.

Third-Party Cookies

Third-party cookies are set by a different organization to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third-party analytics company that sets their own cookie to perform this service (e.g., Google). The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from a third-party site, and these sites may set their own cookies.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States  Privacy Policy – Opt Out. Privacy Shield participant.

The cookies from Google are small, encrypted data strings that are stored on your hard drive when you visit the NBB Family of Websites.

The cookies can use your past visit(s) to the NBB Family of Websites to tailor future advertising from the NBB Family of Websites to you as you browse other sites and apps in the Google Display Network or search on Google.

Cookies do not store personally identifiable information, and they cannot access or otherwise compromise the data on your hard drive. We do not share the cookie information directly with any third-party, with the exception of those required to manage remarketing campaigns.

Information about opting out of Google's use of cookies on the NBB Family of Websites can be found at these links:
Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

More significantly, a website might use a third-party advertising network to deliver targeted advertising on their website. These may also have the capability to track your browsing across different sites. NBB does not track your browsing after you leave the site. We, our third-party service providers, advertisers, advertising networks and platforms, agencies, or our partners also may use cookies to manage and measure the performance of advertisements displayed on or delivered by or through the NBB family of websites. This also helps us, our service providers and partners provide more relevant content and advertising.

NBB websites may also include elements that set cookies on behalf of a third party (e.g., a "like" button from Facebook or a "tweet" button from Twitter).

We also use the services of reputable third parties to provide us with data collection, reporting, ad response measurement, and site analytics, as well as to assist with delivery of relevant marketing messages and advertisements. These third parties may view, edit or set their own cookies. The use of these technologies by these third parties is subject to their own privacy policies and is not covered by this privacy statement.

Session Cookies

Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user's device when the browser is closed.

Persistent Cookies

This type of cookie is saved on your computer and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use this type of cookie to store your preferences so that they are remembered for the next visit. You can delete a persistent cookie by selecting the delete options in your browsers.

Cookies Management

Many browsers allow us to enable a private mode by which cookies are always deleted after your visit. Depending on each browser, this private mode has different names. Here is a list of the most common browsers and their different names for this "private mode":

Google Chrome: Incognito

Edge/Internet Explorer: InPrivate Browsing

Safari: Private Browsing

Opera: Private Browsing

FireFox: Private Browsing


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