This site is owned and operated by Koster Communications, Inc., publisher of Coastal Grower magazine (Koster). Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. We want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy policy discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

Information We Collect

You are able to visit this website and enjoy most of the content without providing any personally identifiable information. Sometimes, however, we do need your personally identifiable information to provide you with information that you request. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected include, but are not limited to: name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number.
We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our web pages such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.

How We Use the Information
We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests, to respond to your inquiries, and to offer you other products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when we make changes to subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by you for information, or to contact you about your account with us.

We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our publication and website and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer new products, programs, or services.

We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request.

Agents and contractors of Koster who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for Koster.

We may transfer your personally identifiable information to other Koster offices for internal management and administrative purposes. Your personal data will be transferred to other Koster offices where necessary for the performance or conclusion of our contractual obligations to you or for your benefit. Transfers of personally identifiable information may also be made where necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.

Privacy Options

Koster uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help us better understand our audience’s demographics. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to fulfill a service you have specifically asked to receive, comply with applicable law or valid legal process, or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors
Our site contains links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. You should consult the other sites’ privacy notices, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.


Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Your Consent

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Koster. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about the Koster Privacy Policy or its implementation please contact us at the following address:

Koster Communications

512 Pajaro Street,  Suite 14

Salinas, CA 93901

This Privacy Notice was revised January 10, 2011.