Thank you for visiting this Site, which is owned and operated by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA).
We know that your privacy is important to you, and we work hard to earn and keep your trust. We have created this Policy to let you know what Personal Information we collect when you use this Site, how we use and share the Personal Information we collect, and how we protect your privacy.
If you have any questions about this Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us using the information provided below:
May 14, 2012
Please take a few minutes to review this Policy before using this Site. By using this Site you are consenting to the collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information as set forth in this Policy. If you do not agree to be bound by this Policy, you may not access or use this Site.
This Policy may be supplemented or amended from time to time by "privacy notices" posted on this Site. These privacy notices provide a level of detail that we cannot provide in this more general description of our privacy practices. For example, certain pages of this Site may contain privacy notices providing details about the Personal Information we collect on those pages, why we need that information, and choices you may have about the ways we use that information.
Types of Information We Collect
Information from Your Web Browser. We collect information that is sent to us automatically by your web browser. This information typically includes your IP address, the identity of your Internet service provider, the name and version of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visit. Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings.
Information from Your Mobile Device. Likewise, if you access this Site through your mobile device, we may automatically collect certain information from or about your device. The types of information we may collect include the type of device you use, your device's unique ID, the IP address of your device, your device's operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use our mobile or tablet application.
More About IP Addresses. An "IP address" is a unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer or mobile device when you connect to the Internet. It is used to identify your computer's "location" in cyberspace so that the information you request can be delivered to you.
IP addresses do not include your name, email address, or other information that identifies you personally. However, we may combine your IP address with other information that allows us to identify you. We may also use your IP address to compile valuable demographic information about the individuals who use this Site. In addition, if we suspect inappropriate or criminal activity or a threat to the security of this Site, we may share our server logs-which contain users' IP addresses-with the appropriate investigative authorities, who could use that information to trace and identify individuals.
Cookies and Similar Technologies. We use "cookies" and other web technologies to collect information and support certain features of this Site. For example, we may use these technologies to:
- collect information about the ways visitors use this Site-which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page
- support the features and functionality of this Site-for example, to save you the trouble of reentering information already in our database or to prompt the settings you established on previous visits; and
- personalize your experience when you use this Site
Generally, the information we collect using these web technologies does not identify you personally and thus is not "Personal Information." However, we may combine information we collect using these web technologies with other information that allows us to identify you.
Generally, if you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. Although you are not required to accept cookies when you visit this Site, you may be unable to use all of this Site's functionality if your browser rejects our cookies.
How We Use Personal Information Collected Through This Site
We may use the Personal Information we collect through this Site:
- to provide the information and services you request
- for security, credit, or fraud prevention purposes
- to provide you with a personalized experience when you use this Site
- to contact you with information and notices related to your use of this Site
- to contact you with special offers and other information we believe will be of interest to you (in accordance with any privacy preferences you have expressed to us)
- to invite you to participate in surveys and provide Feedback to us (in accordance with any privacy preferences you have expressed to us)
- to better understand your needs and interests
- to improve the Content, functionality and usability of this Site
- to improve our services
- to improve our marketing and promotional efforts
- for any other purpose identified in an applicable privacy notice or other agreement between you and us
Please see below for information about the choices you have about the ways we use your Personal Information.
In General. We respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use, and disclose your Personal Information. Discussed above are choices you have about delivery of cookies to your computer through this Site. In addition, we generally will ask you to indicate your choices at the time we collect your Personal Information. For example, we provide you with an opportunity to "opt out" of receiving certain communications from us. In addition, we will include an "unsubscribe" link in each electronic newsletter or promotional email we send you, so that you can inform us that you do not wish to receive such communications from us in the future.
Previously Expressed Preferences. You may change previously expressed preferences regarding how we use your Personal Information. If at any time you wish to be taken off our mailing lists, please contact us using the information provided above. Once we have the information we need, we will remove you from our mailing lists as you have requested. Please give us a reasonable amount of time to honor your request.
How to Access, Update or Correct Your Personal Information
If you wish to access, update or correct your Personal Information, please contact us using the information provided above. We will respond to you within a reasonable time and, in any case, within the time limits established by applicable law. We may ask you for additional information to verify your identity. In most cases, we will provide access and correct or delete any inaccurate information you discover. In some cases, however, we may limit or deny your request if the law permits or requires us to do so or if we are unable to verify your identify.
Steps We Take to Safeguard your Personal Information
We maintain reasonable administrative, physical, and technological measures to protect the confidentiality and security of Personal Information you submit on or through this Site. Unfortunately, no website, server or database is completely secure or "hacker proof." We therefore cannot guarantee that your Personal Information will not be disclosed, misused or lost by accident or by the unauthorized acts of others.
How We Share Your Personal Information With Others
Third-Party Vendors. We share Personal Information collected through this Site with third-party vendors who act for or on our behalf. For example, we use third-party vendors to design and operate this Site, to provide our educational programs, to conduct surveys, and to help us with our promotional efforts. These third-party vendors may need information about you to perform their functions.
As Described in a Privacy Notice. We reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information as described in any privacy notice posted on a page of this Site where you provide that information. By providing your Personal Information on that page you will be consenting to the disclosure of your Personal Information as described in that privacy notice.
As Described in Any Other Agreement. We reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information as described in any other agreement between you and us.
Children Under the Age of Thirteen
We are proud of this Site and we strive to ensure that it does not offend people of any age. However, this Site is not intended for children or minors under the age of thirteen years without the permission of a parent or guardian. If you believe that a child has submitted Personal Information on or through this Site without the consent and supervision of a parent or guardian, please contact us using the information provided above so that we can take appropriate action.
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This Policy May Change
This Policy describes our current policies and practices with regard to the Personal Information we collect through this Site.
Whenever this Policy is changed, we will also update the "effective date" at the top of this page.
The term "Content" refers to all of the software and code comprising or used to operate this Site, and all of the text, photographs, images, illustrations, graphics, sound recordings, video and audio-video clips, and other materials available on this Site, including User-Generated Content.
The term "Feedback" refers to the Content you post on or through this Site that is specifically about how we can improve this Site and the services we make available through this Site.
The terms "IFMA" "we," "us," and "our" refer to the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.
The term "Personal Information" refers to information that identifies you personally, alone or in combination with other information available to us. Examples of Personal Information include your name, address, and email address.
The term this "Site" refers to any website owned by IFMA on which this Policy is posted, including (but not limited to)http://www.ifmaworld.com.
The term "User-Generated Content" refers to all of the text, photographs, images, illustrations, graphics, sound recordings, video, audio-video clips, and other Content that you post on or through this Site. One way that User-Generated Content differs from other information you provide to us is that, once submitted, User-Generated Content is often made available instantaneously to others. For example, comments you post to blogs constitute User-Generated Content.