Privacy & Cookie Policy

Privacy Policy

 

Last Updated: 27.04.2020

 

This Privacy Policy describes how Foods United (“we” or “us“) collects, uses, shares, and otherwise processes individually identifiable information about visitors to our website (“Site“), as well as individually identifiable information pertaining to our customer contacts (“Personal Information“). This Privacy Policy applies to Personal Information that we collect through the Site as well as through trade shows, conferences, and other offline means.  

 

Summary of Key Points

 

CollectionWe collect certain Personal Information about you when you visit our Site or in connection with trade shows, conferences, or other offline means. Click here to learn more
UseWe use Personal Information to provide our services and respond to inquiries, to manage accounts and maintain business operations, to provide relevant marketing, and to fulfil other business and compliance purposes. Click here to learn more
Sharing

 

We share Personal Information as necessary to provide our services and respond to requests, and to fulfil other business and compliance purposes. Click here to learn more. 
Marketing ChoicesYou have control over how we use Personal Information for direct marketing. Click here to learn more.   
CookiesWe use cookies on our Site and in our communications, and provide choices on use of cookies, including third party targeting and advertising. Click here to learn more.
Information SecurityWe maintain technical and organizational measures to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse, alteration, or unintentional destruction. Click here to learn more.
California Privacy RightsCalifornia law requires us to provide additional information to you about how we use and disclose your information, and certain rights you may have. Click here to learn more.
Other issuesWe provide other information in this Privacy Policy about: (i) data retention, (ii) links to third party websites, and (iii) changes to this Privacy Policy. Click here to learn more.
Contact UsPlease contact us as specified below with any questions. Click here to learn more

 

Collection of Personal Information

 

We collect the following categories of Personal Information directly from you or by you visiting our Site:

  • Basic Information: Name, title, company, office location, job responsibilities, phone number, mailing address, and email address.
  • Device Information: Computer Internet Protocol (“IP“) address, unique device identifier (“UDID“), cookies and other information linked to a device, and information about usage of our Site and communications. Note, however, we do not consider Device Information to be Personal Information except where we link it to you as an individual or where applicable law requires.
  • Marketing Information: Information about individual participation in trade shows and conferences, credentials, associations, services you are interested in, and preferences.
  • Registration Information:  Whitepaper / newsletter / brochure requests, service preferences, company-hosted or sponsored event attendance, downloads, and account username and password.

 

Use of Personal Information

 

We use the above categories of Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • Provide the services you requested and respond to your inquiries.
  • Manage your accounts and maintain our business operations.
  • Make our Site more personal, intuitive and easy to use, including preferred language, and tailored advertising.
  • Protect the security and effective functioning of our Site and information technology systems.
  • Provide relevant marketing about our services and opportunities that may be available to you.
  • Address our compliance and legal obligations and exercise our legal rights.

 

Sharing of Personal Information

 

We share Personal Information with the following categories of recipients:

    • Affiliates: We may share Personal Information with affiliated companies as necessary for the purposes described above.
    • Service providers: We may share Personal Information with service providers to perform functions on our behalf and under our instructions in order to carry out the purposes identified above, such as marketing or web hosting. We require service providers to provide reasonable and appropriate security for Personal Information and to use and process such Personal Information only on our behalf.

 

  • Auditors and advisors: We may share Personal Information with auditors for the performance of audit functions, and with advisors for the provision of legal and other advice, as well as certain investors.

 

    • Business reorganization: We may share Personal Information with any corporate purchaser or prospect to the extent permitted by law as part of any merger, acquisition, sale of company assets, or transition of service to another provider, as well as in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which Personal Information would be transferred as an asset of Foods United.

 

  • Mandatory disclosures and legal rights: We may share Personal Information in order to comply with any subpoena, court order or other legal process, or as otherwise required by applicable law. We also share Personal Information to establish or protect our legal rights, property, or safety, or the rights, property, or safety of others, or to defend against legal claims.

 

 

If you have questions about the parties with which we share Personal Information, please contact us as specified below.  

 

Marketing Choices

 

You have control regarding our use of your Personal Information for directing marketing. If you no longer wish to receive any marketing communications, remain on a mailing list to which you previously subscribed, or receive any other marketing communication, you can choose to not receive such communications at any time. Please follow the unsubscribe link in the relevant communication or contact us as specified below.

 

Cookies 

We use and allow certain trusted partners to use cookies, web beacons, and similar tracking technologies (collectively, “cookies“) on our Site.  

 

What are cookies?

 

Cookies are small amounts of information that are stored on your browser, device, communication, or the page you are viewing. Some cookies are deleted once you close your browser (“session cookies“), while other cookies are retained even after you close your browser so that you can be recognized when you return to a website (“persistent cookies“). 

 

We use cookies to provide our Site and services, gather information about your usage patterns when you navigate our Site, in order to enhance your personalized experience, and to understand usage patterns to improve our Site and services. We also allow certain trusted partners to place cookies on our Site in order to collect information about your online activities on our Site over time and across different websites you visit. This information is used to provide advertising tailored to your interests on websites you visit, also known as interest-based advertising, and to analyze the effectiveness of such advertising.

 

Cookies on our Site are generally divided into the following categories:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: Session cookies that are required for the operation of our Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas.
  • Analytical/Performance Cookies: Session cookies that allow us to recognize and count the number of users of our Site and understand how such users navigate through our Site. This helps to improve how our Site works, for example, by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily.
  • Functional Cookies: Persistent cookies that improve the functional performance of our Site and make it easier for you to use. For example, cookies are used to remember that you have previously visited the Site and asked to remain logged into it. You can delete these cookies via your browser settings.
  • Targeting Cookies: Persistent cookies that record your visit to our Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed to recognize you as a previous visitor and to track your activity on our Site and other websites you visit. See below for further details on how you can control third party targeting cookies.

 

What are your options if you do not want cookies? 

 

You can review your Internet browser settings, typically under the sections “Help” or “Internet Options,” to exercise choices you have for certain cookies. If you disable or delete certain cookies in your Internet browser settings, you might not be able to access or use important functions or features of our Site.

 

To learn more about the use of cookies for Google analytics and to exercise choice regarding such cookies, please visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

 

To learn more about certain cookies used for interest-based advertising, including through cross-device tracking, and to exercise choices regarding such cookies, please visit the following websites (or your device settings for mobile applications):

 

Information Security

 

We maintain technical and organizational measures to protect your Personal Information against loss and unauthorized access, use, destruction, modification, or disclosure, appropriate to the level of risk and sensitivity of the Personal Information. However, no security measure can guarantee against compromise. If you have any reason to believe that your Personal Information has been compromised, please contact us as specified below. 

 

California Privacy Rights

 

If you reside in California, we are required to provide additional information to you about how we use and disclose your Personal Information, and certain rights you may have. 

 

Subject to certain exceptions and qualifications, as a California resident, you have the right to: (i) request access to your Personal Information; (ii) request deletion of your Personal Information; (iii) request information about the Personal Information about you that we have “sold” (as such term is defined under California law) or disclosed to third parties within the past 12 months; and (iv) opt-out of the “sale” of your Personal Information. 

 

Do Not Sell My Information. We do not “sell” your Personal Information as defined by CCPA.

  • Exercising other California privacy rights. Should you wish to request the exercise of your other rights as detailed above with regard to your Personal Information, to the extent required by applicable law, we shall respond to your request to exercise your rights above upon your request submitted in to one of the options provided below in the “Contact Us” section. We will not discriminate against you by offering you different pricing or products, or by providing you with a different level or quality of products, based solely upon the exercise of any of the rights described in this section. We may need to take steps, including to request additional information from you, to verify your identity. Please indicate in your request that you are a California resident making a “California Privacy Rights” inquiry.

 

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California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as California’s “Shine the Light” law, permits residents of California to request certain details about information we may disclose to third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please contact us as specified below.

 

Other Issues

 

(i) How long do we retain Personal Information?

 

We typically retain Personal Information related to marketing activities for as long as you accept marketing communications from us, and upon request, we will securely delete such information in accordance with applicable law. For Personal Information that we collect and process for other purposes described above, we typically retain such Personal Information for no longer than for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy and as otherwise needed to address tax, corporate, compliance, litigation, and other legal rights and obligations.  

 

(ii) Are third party websites governed by this Privacy Policy?

 

Our Site contains links and references to other websites administered by unaffiliated third parties. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such third party sites. When you click a link to visit a third party website, you will be subject to that website’s privacy practices. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy and security practices of the linked third party websites before providing any Personal Information on that website.

 

(iii) How will we handle any changes to this Privacy Policy?

 

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time as our services and privacy practices change, or as required by law. The date this Privacy Policy was last updated is posted above, and we encourage you to visit our Site periodically to stay informed about our privacy practices. We will post the updated version of the Privacy Policy on our Site, and ask for your consent to the changes if legally required.

 

Contact Us

 

If you have questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at:

 

Email: hello@livekindly.com