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Privacy Policy

Information Collection and Use

Food Export Consulting Services (FECS) is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. FECS will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different than what is disclosed in this statement.

Personally Identifiable Information is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personally Identifiable Information includes such things as an individual's name, address, phone number, Social Security number or email address. A domain name or Internet Protocol (IP) address is not considered Personally Identifiable Information.

No Personally Identifiable Information is collected if you view pages or download information from this site. Certain information is collected automatically for statistical purposes, and may include:

  1. The domain of the service provider (e.g. "earthlink.com" or "wsu.edu") from which you accessed the site.

  2. The Internet Protocol (IP) address (e.g. from which you accessed the site. In the case of a dialup account, this is different each time you connect and is automatically assigned by your service provider. Certain types of connections (usually broadband connections like DSL or Cable) that are "always on" may have a permanent IP address.

  3. The type of browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Opera, Lynx, etc.) and operating system (Windows, Mac, Unix, Linux, etc.) used to access the site.

  4. The date and time that you access the site.

  5. The pages you visit.

  6. If you followed a link from another website to this one, the URL of the referring website.

If you choose to send us an email or fill out an online form, Personally Identifiable Information may be collected. If you choose not to participate in these activities, it will in no way effect your ability to use any other feature of this website. If you send us an email or submit an online form, we collect the following additional information:

  1. The email address of the sender.
  2. The contents of the email.
  3. Information volunteered on an online form.

The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video and graphic file formats you send us. The information is retained by FECS as part of a customer information database. The information is kept confidential and is not given, sold, exchanged, or otherwise shared with any other parties. You will NOT be required to fill out an "opt out" request in the future to keep your information confidential.


Some features of this site require registration. This is done to ensure the security of customer information from unauthorized access. Cookies may be used to store a unique user ID code as an additional security measure to safeguard customer information. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser.

Cookies created on your computer by this web site do not contain Personally Identifiable Information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We use cookies only to store a unique user ID code on your computer. You can refuse cookies or delete them from your computer by adjusting the settings in your web browser.


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that FECS is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave this site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects Personally Identifiable Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Additional Concerns

Occasionally, persons posing as the owners of a legitimate web site attempt to obtain Personally Identifiable Information from registered users of the site through deceptive email. These attempts usually request that the user send Personally Identifiable Information via email to a web-based email account or to a 3rd party web site. Be advised that the return email address for ANY communication from an FECS employee will ALWAYS end in "@fecs.us". FECS employees are NEVER authorized to contact customers using web-based email services such as Hotmail or Yahoo. The URL for the FECS web site will ALWAYS contain "http://www.fecs.us" (or "https://www.fecs.us"). A user will NEVER be asked by FECS to provide Personally Identifiable Information to any other address. If you receive such a request, please disregard it or forward it to the abuse section of your Internet Service Provider.


Food Export Consulting Services
3335 NW Spencer St.
Portland, OR 97229
Phone/Fax: 503.291.4134
Email: aengquist@fecs.us

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