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Grower Requested Own Use (GROU) | Privacy Policy

The GROU Container Committee has a strong commitment to providing superior service to all of our customers and visitors of this web site, including respecting your concerns about privacy.  We have prepared this statement to inform you of the privacy principles that govern this web site, and to address your concerns about the use of personal information you have provided to us.  At GROU, meeting your needs and expectations form the foundation of everything we do, including protecting your privacy.

If after reviewing this statement you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to or send a letter to:

  • GROU Pesticide Importation Program
    1212-220 Portage Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Canada  R3C 0A5

Your Information
This web site does not collect personally identifiable information from your computer when you browse this web site.  This means that, unless you voluntarily and knowingly provide us with personal and/or company information, we will not know your name, email address, or any other personally identifiable information.

The GROU web site (located at does not use "cookie" technology.  "Cookies" are encrypted strings of text that a web site stores on a user's computer.

GROU Applications via Web Site
The information we collect may include your name, address, telephone, e-mail address, etc., and this will occur at the time a GROU application takes place via our web site.  We will use your email address to send a confirmation of that order and, if necessary, we may use other information to contact you for help in processing the sales order.

At any time, you may ask to see the personal data you have given us and to request corrections.

Information provided will be kept confidential and used only to support customer relationships with GROU and/or Pulse Crops (Canada) Association.  Agents, contractors or partners of GROU and/or Pulse Crops (Canada) Association who have access to your company information are required to keep the information confidential and not to use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing on behalf of GROU.

When we ask for sales order information, it is transferred over a Secured Sockets Layer (SSL) line, provided you are using an SSL-enabled browser such as Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.  This ensures that your information is encrypted as it travels over the Internet.  This secure mode is enabled before any such information is transmitted from your computer.

Credit Card Transactions
GROU and/or Pulse Crops (Canada) Association does not directly collect credit card information.  All credit card transactions received via our web store are processed through InternetSecure.

Option to Opt Out
It is our intention to only send you email communications that will be useful to you and that which you want to receive.  These communications will relate to offers and/or services provided by GROU and/or Pulse Crops (Canada) Association.  If you do not wish to be included in these mailings, or if you have provided permission in the past, you may opt-out of these mailings by sending an email to or a letter to:

  • GROU Pesticide Importation Program
    1212-220 Portage Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Canada  R3C 0A5

Other Sites
GROU is only responsible for the privacy statement and content of this web site.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the use of cookies on web sites that you have accessed via our web site.

Legal Disclosure
GROU may be required to disclose personal information in connection with law enforcement, fraud prevention, regulation, and other legal action, or if GROU believes it is necessary to do so to protect customers of GROU, the public or GROU itself.  This is a Canadian web site and is subject to Canadian law.

Your Consent  
By using this site, you consent to the gathering and use of this information by GROU.  In the future, we may need to change this privacy statement.  All changes will be made here so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it.

GROU and/or Pulse Crops (Canada) Association will not disclose your personal and/or company information to any outside organization without your consent.