Privacy Policy & Civil Rights Compliance


USDEC takes your privacy seriously. All information gathered herein is used solely for the purpose of administering your account (user login credentials) and providing direct services or information about the U.S. dairy industry.

Information gathered through this website will never be marketed nor sold, and will never be used for purposes other than those explicitly stated. If you submit a request for U.S. dairy products and suppliers, we might share the information with our members, and you consent to having them follow up with you directly.

Submitting a 'Contact Us' form or 'Media Inquiry' form grants us permission to forward your request to the appropriate staff or resource. This might include someone outside of USDEC, including our members or someone within the dairy industry. By submitting these forms, you consent to having someone follow up with you directly.

If you create a username and password for this website, some personal data (such as e-mail address or phone number) will be required to administer the account. We will never gather more than what is needed to provide you with the corresponding level of service. It is your right to request this information or to be removed from our records at any time. If you have any questions or requests regarding your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer, Dan Ingram, at (703) 528-3049 or

By using this site, you consent to the terms outlined above. If you submit any form on this or any of our websites that captures any information about you, you affirm that you are at least 16 years old.

USDEC Policies and Section 508 Compliance

The U.S. Dairy Export Council prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, political beliefs, marital status, military status, and arrest or conviction record.

USDEC is committed to providing web content and materials that comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. If the format or content on inhibits accessibility or if you require alternative means of communication of program information (Braille, large print, audio type, foreign language translation, etc.), please contact Dan Ingram, USDEC's Vice President of Information Resources, at (703) 528-3049. For more information about Section 508, visit the Civil Rights Division homepage. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).

A significant portion of USDEC's funding is provided by U.S. dairy farmers' check-off dollars, and USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service, pursuant to laws intended to promote U.S. dairy products. Therefore, certain USDEC materials such as those that may have been mentioned in this website will be made available only to USDEC members, U.S. farmers, and processors and exporters of U.S. dairy products.

Any amendments to this policy will be posted in this section.

Last updated: May 2018