Privacy Policy

Foodshare shares your concerns about privacy on the Internet. In order to better protect your privacy, Foodshare has provided this notice explaining its online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used on the Site. On occasion, Foodshare may run promotions or conduct other activities with affiliate partners from this Site. In such event, we may post additional privacy terms in conjunction with such promotion or activities that modify and/or supplement this Privacy Policy and govern the use of information related to or received through such promotions or activities.

FOODSHARE’S COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

In the course of using the Site, Foodshare may ask you for your name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, fax number as well as other relevant information. Foodshare 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 (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows '98 or Mac OS), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Earthlink), aggregate data about the number of visits to the Site and/or aggregate data about the pages visited. Foodshare also uses Google Analytics Demographics, which provides information about site users’ interests, habits, and other demographic information. The program does not collect any personally identifiable information about you, and the generic information the system does collect is used only by Foodshare and only for the purpose of better understanding our site visitors and improving your experience of the site. You may opt out of having this information collected through any of several software programs, including Google’s own program at this address: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

HOW FOODSHARE USES THE INFORMATION

Foodshare uses the non-personally identifiable information ("Aggregate Data") to improve the design and content of the Site.  Foodshare may use the Aggregate Data to analyze Site usage as well as create services and/or products to fit your needs. Also, Foodshare shares this Aggregate Data with Foodshare 's related entities, advertisers, partners and/or other third party vendors. Foodshare shall own such Aggregate Data and maintain copies of such as part of its records.

Except as otherwise indicated, Foodshare uses the personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") you provide about yourself: (a) to respond to any of your inquiries or questions about our services; (b) for internal marketing purposes and as part of Foodshare ‘s donor database; (c) to provide you additional and updated information, materials and other advertisements regarding Foodshare services; (d) to offer you other materials and/or information that Foodshare believes may be of interest to you; (e) to cooperate with government officials or parties in litigation under process of law, or as otherwise required by law; (f) to protect the security or integrity of the Site; (g) to protect against a threat of safety or destruction of property; and/or (h) to protect against legal liability. In all cases, however, Foodshare agents, employees and contractors who have access to Personal Information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. Furthermore, Foodshare encourages all its business Partners to adopt and adhere to standards of protection consistent with this Privacy Policy.
 
Foodshare does not sell, rent or share any personal information that it collects.  Foodshare will not use the Personal Information, except as set forth herein, without your permission; provided, however, Foodshare shall own all such Personal Information and maintain copies of such as part of its records.

OPT OUT

If you do not wish to receive any such information or to allow Foodshare the right to use your personally identifiable information as described, please contact Foodshare at (860) 286-9999 or contact-us@foodshare.org.   Upon receipt and processing of an "opt out" request, Foodshare will, within its commercially reasonable amount of time, remove your information from any future marketing communications.

SECURITY; NO LIABILITY

Foodshare has implemented security measures to help protect against the risk of loss, misuse and alteration of any information under Foodshare's control. Foodshare protects your online order information by using Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") technology. SSL encrypts your order information to avoid the decoding of that information by anyone other than Foodshare. Nevertheless, such security measures may not prevent all loss, misuse or alteration of information on the Site, and Foodshare is not responsible for any damages or liabilities relating to any such security failures. You understand that data and communications, including e-mail and other electronic communications, may be accessed by unauthorized third parties when communicated over the Internet. Furthermore, the Site contains links to other web sites. Foodshare is not responsible for nor can Foodshare ensure the privacy practices or content of such other sites.

MODIFICATION OF PRIVACY POLICY

Foodshare may change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the changed or amended Privacy Policy on the Site. Your continued viewing of or use of this Site following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy will signify your assent to any such changes or amendments.

HOW TO CONTACT FOODSHARE FOR ANY REASON

You may contact Foodshare with questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, updating any personally identifiable information or anything else related to Foodshare and/or this Site at contact-us@foodshare.org or at (860) 286-9999.