F.E.P. Privacy Policy

The Food Empowerment Project Privacy Policy

Last updated: December 8, 2009

This Web site is owned and operated by The Food Empowerment Project (“FEP”). This privacy policy (“Policy”) governs the personally identifiable information you provide to us or we learn from your use of the FEP Web Site (“Site”) and tells you how we may collect, use, and disclose this information.

Your use of the Site and any personally identifiable information you provide through the Site are subject at all times to this Policy.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Collection of Personal Information and other Information
2. Use of Personal Information
3. Disclosure of Personal Information
4. Your Choices
5. Data Security
6. Children’s Privacy
7. Third-Party Services
8. International Visitors
9. Changes and Updates
10. Contact Information

1. Collection of Personal Information and other Information

  • Personal Information that you Provide

You provide to us what is generally called “personally identifiable” information (such as your email address, postal mailing address, or telephone number, all of which is referred to in this policy as “Personal Information”) when you voluntarily provide Personal Information through the Site.

  • Automatically Collected Information

When you access the Site, we may send one or more cookies- small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer or other device that uniquely identifies your browser. Cookies remember information about your activities on a website and we may use cookies to improve the quality of our service, including for storing user preferences and tracking user trends. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Site. Persistent cookies can be removed. Please review your Web browser’s “Help” file to learn how to modify your browser’s cookie settings.

We use automatically-collected information to administer, operate, and improve the Site and our other services and systems, and may use it to provide services and content that are tailored to you. If automatically-collected information is used or intended to be used to identify you, it is Personal Information for purposes of this Policy.

Additionally, if we associate or combine this information with Personal Information, we will treat the associated or combined information as Personal Information under this Policy.

  • Information from Other Sources

We may also obtain information, including Personal Information, from third parties and sources other than the Site. If we combine or associate information from other sources with Personal Information that we collect through the Site, we will treat the combined information as “Personal Information” in accordance with this Policy.

2. Use of Personal Information

We use the information that you provide or that we collect to operate, maintain, enhance, and provide our programs and services, including the features accessible through the Site. Personal Information that we collect allows us to facilitate and track donations made to us and participation in our programs. In addition, Personal Information collected allows us to provide our registered users with event notices, our newsletter, other administrative communications, and information about programs, features, services, and opportunities that we believe our users may find of interest.

3. Disclosure of Personal Information

Except as described in this Policy, we do not share Personal Information with third parties without your consent.

We may provide Personal Information to affiliated organizations or other third parties for their use in performing internal functions (e.g., email services, donation processing, shipping, data hosting, or administrative services) on our behalf. All third parties that perform internal functions on our behalf, are only authorized by us to use Personal Information for the purposes for which it is made available to them.

We also may disclose Personal Information if we have a good-faith belief that doing so is required by a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order or otherwise required by law. Additionally, we may disclose Personal Information where we, in good faith, deem it appropriate or necessary to prevent violation of our agreements; take precautions against liability; protect the rights, property, or safety of any individual or the general public; maintain and protect the security and integrity of our services or infrastructure; protect ourselves and our services from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; or assist government enforcement agencies.

Additionally, in the event of a change in ownership, or a merger with, acquisition by, or sale of assets to, another organization or entity, we reserve the right to transfer all of your Personal Information to that organization or entity.

4. Your Choices

You may update certain categories of Personal Information that we have collected about you, and may update your email communication preferences, by contacting us at
info@www.foodispower.org

5. Data Security

We use physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of Personal Information in our control. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any Personal Information you transmit to us, and you provide us with Personal Information at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of Personal Information, we use reasonable efforts to maintain the security of our systems. We cannot, however, guarantee that Personal Information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. If we learn of a security systems breach, we may post a notice on the Site and may attempt to notify you electronically.

6. Children’s Privacy

IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SITE.

We do not knowingly collect or maintain Personal Information from children under 13 years of age. If we learn that Personal Information collected through the Site relates to a child under 13 years of age, we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who has provided his or her Personal Information to us through the Site, please contact us at info@www.foodispower.org to have that child’s member account terminated and the Personal Information relating to the child deleted.

7. Third-Party Services

The Site may contain links to Web sites and services provided by third parties. For example, we have relationships with various third parties that collect donations on our behalf. Any Personal Information you provide on third-party sites or services is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s policies governing privacy and security. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of third-party sites or services to which links are displayed on the Site. We encourage you to learn about third parties’ privacy and security policies before providing them with Personal Information.

8. International Visitors

The Site is hosted in the United States. If you visit the Site from the European Union or any other region with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from United States law, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States. The United States does not have the same data protection laws as the European Union and other regions. By providing Personal Information under this Policy, you consent to the use of Personal Information in accordance with this Policy and the transfer of your Personal Information to the United States.

9. Changes and Updates

We may occasionally update this Policy. If we do, we will update the “last updated” date at the top of the Policy. We encourage you to periodically review this Policy to stay informed about our collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information on the Site. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to this Policy and any updates.

10. Contact Information

If you have any questions about this Policy, or otherwise regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at info@www.foodispower.org.
You may also write to us at: Food Empowerment Project, PO Box 7071, San
José, CA 95150.

 

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