Northern Crops Institute

Privacy Policy

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The Northern Crops Institute (NCI) is committed to honoring and respecting the privacy of all those who visit the NCI website to the extent permitted by law and NCI policy. This online privacy statement is intended to inform you of what information is collected by this website and how the information is used.

For security purposes and to ensure that the website remains available to all users, NCI, in conjunction with North Dakota State University (NDSU) monitors network traffic to identify attempts to compromise or damage university networks or systems connected to those networks.

NCI collects and analyzes aggregate data about visitor traffic to determine trends and improve the NCI website. The data collected may include, but is not limited to:

-Domain and country

-Internet protocol (IP) address

-Internet browser

-Operating system

-Entrance and exit pages, and referrals

-Date and time

-Search terms and search engines

-Cookies used to preserve data

This is a standard practice for websites, and it is used to evaluate how NCI can design the website to best serve customer needs. In some cases, a third party may have been authorized to collect some of this same information and provide reporting for marketing purposes.

NCI has implemented physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, ultimately to assist in maintaining data security and ensure appropriate use of the information we collect online.

NCI does not collect personal information such as name or address unless you voluntarily provide it by sending email, participating in a survey or completing an online form. NCI does not share or sell personal information to any third parties. NCI does not release any personally identifiable information, unless required by law.

The NCI website uses Google Analytics with Advertising Features, a website traffic tracking and reporting service, and Google Custom Search, a tool designed to assist with searching for and finding information on the NCI website. These services help NCI better understand and improve the website's performance and user experience. NCI adheres to Google's usage guidelines for this service, which prohibits the collection or association of personal information with Web analytics or site searches. How Google uses data when you visit our website / opt out.

If you have questions about this site's collection of information or its online privacy statement, contact us at


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