Personally Identifiable Information We Collect Online
By “personally identifiable information,” we mean information that identifies you, enables us to contact you, or that, if combined with other information, enables us to identify or contact you. This can include, for example, your name, email and physical addresses, telephone numbers, or credit card number.
To register for or to use FoodIndustryNetwork.com’s services, however, you must provide us with your first and last name, postal address (including zip/postal code and telephone number), and email address. If you do not provide this information, you will not be able to register or use all features of Food Industry Network that require you to provide that information.
Periodically FoodIndustryNetwork may invite you to participate in member surveys. Information requested may include contact and demographic information. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary. Your identity and responses in these surveys will remain confidential and will not be released to third parties.
We Use “Cookies” To Enhance Your Use
“Cookies” are small data files stored on your computer’s hard drive. FoodIndustryNetwork uses “cookies” to help provide you with a personalized and enhanced online experience. By assigning and storing a random cookie on your hard drive, we are able to offer you personalized collection, filtering, and delivery of information that we feel will be of the greatest interest and value to you. This includes not only our site’s original content but also advertisements selected for you based on your content preferences and how you use our site. Please note that while cookies can be used to identify a particular computer hard drive, by themselves they do not reveal or disclose the identity of an individual user. However, if subsequently, you choose to provide your personally identifiable information to us, the cookie on your computer will be linked to that information and thereby become identifiable to you.
If you do not provide us with personally identifiable information, the cookie that FoodIndustryNetwork.com sets on your computer will expire after a period of time. If you do provide such information, the cookie will remain on your computer as long as you are registered so that we can tailor our services for you.
If you wish to maintain complete anonymity, you may choose to reject all cookies and not to provide any personally identifiable information. If you choose to reject cookies from FoodIndustryNetwork.com you may still peruse our site although certain chapters and functions required you to join as a member. As a result, you will not benefit from the personalized and enhanced services discussed throughout this policy.
Our Use of Your Personally Identifiable Information
Our primary use of the personally identifiable information that you provide to us is to provide you with the products, services, and information that you request.
At times, we may send you emails containing new FoodIndustryNetwork.com service, our industry services or advertising opportunities.
You may direct us not to send you such emails as explained in the “Choice” section below. FoodIndustryNetwork.com does not share your email address or demographic information with third-party organizations.
FoodIndustryNetwork operates in the United States and Canada. Please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States if you are not already in the United States. By using FoodIndustryNetwork.com and/or providing us with your personal information through our Website, you consent to this transfer of information.
We allow selected third-party companies to set cookies or similar technologies on our Websites. Some of these companies provide advertising services to us and to you; others help us understand how our site is used. FoodIndustryNetwork does not provide your contact information to those companies. To learn more about those cookies, you must visit the websites of the companies that place them on our Websites.
If you prefer not to receive email marketing communications from us, we provide a mechanism for opting out of this service at the bottom of every email message we send. Please note that you will not be able to opt out with regard to the collection and disclosure of aggregate information. Such aggregate information reflects the combined statistical analysis of various aspects of site usage and cannot specifically be linked or connected with any of your personal identifiable information.
As described above, you may choose to ask that we not send you promotional or advertising email messages on behalf of third parties. Accordingly, you may “opt-out” of such email messages at any time by sending a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org directing us not to share such information for marketing purposes.
Our Retention of Your Personally Identifiable Information and Data
Once you have registered with FoodIndustryNetwork we will store and maintain the personally identifiable information you have provided to us for so long as you remain a registered user and have not directed us otherwise, or for so long as we are required by law to retain such information. Our retention of your data allows us to continue to provide you with highly personalized services.
How We Protect Your Information
FoodIndustryNetwork takes commercially reasonable precautions to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure to your personally identifiable information, to maintain data and information accuracy, and to facilitate the appropriate use of information. We have implemented a variety of encryption and security technologies and procedures to protect information stored in our computer systems from unauthorized access. We use physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the personally identifiable information we collect online. We also maintain procedural safeguards that restrict access to personally identifiable information to employees (or people working on our behalf and under confidentiality agreements) who need to know such information in order to provide the products and services that you request. Further, encryption technology and tools are used when collecting or transferring sensitive information such as credit card numbers. Additional database content is protected either by means of a two key encryption algorithm Secure Socket Level (“SSL”) encryption, and/or behind a firewall using security software.
If you have any questions about the security at FoodIndustryNetwork , please contact us by email at: email@example.com.
Access and Accuracy
FoodIndustryNetwork aims to keep your personally identifiable information as accurate as possible. As an online user, you have the opportunity to access and change your information at any time. Simply go to the “My Profile” area of the logged in pages FoodIndustryNetwork.com and modify your demographic information. By doing so, you may add, delete, or change individual fields of data in your personal profile. Should you at any time desire to remove your name from our list of FoodIndustryNetwork.com registrants, you may contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate you wish to remove your name. After receipt of such a request, we will remove your personally identifiable information from our records as soon as commercially reasonable.
Links to Third Party Websites
FoodIndustryNetwork.com contains links to other websites in our news sections that are neither operated by nor are part of FoodIndustryNetwork. We have no control over those third-party websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any website which you may access, and which may collect personal identifiably information. FoodIndustryNetwork does not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of any such third-party websites.
By using the foodindustrynetwork.com website, you consent to our collection and use of your personally identifiable information as set forth in this privacy statement. You also acknowledge and agree with our right to change our policy and our commitment to post any such changes on this page so that you are fully informed of the types of information we collect, how we may use such information, and under what circumstances, if any, such information may be disclosed.
Rights in Certain Jurisdictions
In certain jurisdictions such as other provinces or states, you have certain rights regarding access to the information we have gathered about you. If you have registered with our site, you may obtain certain information about the types of personally identifiable information that we have shown with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. You may inquire by sending an email to: info@FoodIndustryNetwork.com
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