International Foodservice Manufacturers Association
Two Prudential Plaza
180 N. Stetson Ave., Suite 850
Chicago, IL 60601
May 14, 2012
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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 "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.