Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Stafford Food Security Inc. shares your concerns about privacy on the Internet. In order to better protect your privacy, Stafford Food Security Inc. has provided this notice explaining its online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used on the Site. Furthermore, this Privacy Policy, being part of the Terms, works in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions of Use, but does not modify or supersede it. On occasion, Stafford Food Security Inc. may run promotions or conduct other activities with affiliate partners from this Site. In such event, we may post additional privacy terms in conjunction with such promotion or activities that modify and/or supplement this Privacy Policy and govern the use of information related to or received through such promotions or activities.   

Stafford Food Security Inc. values the privacy of our donors and does not copy, reproduce, publish, post, distribute, share or sell, the name, personal information or description of donors to any outside individual or business. Exceptions are those required by law, requested in grant applications or in connection with bank credit or debit card transactions made with prior knowledge or consent of the donor.   

Stafford Food Security Inc.'s Collection & Use of Your Information

   In the course of using the Site, Stafford Food Security Inc. may ask you for your name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, fax number as well as other relevant information. Stafford Food Security Inc. also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our web pages such as the type of browser you are using (e.g. Netscape, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using (e.g. Windows 2000 or Mac OS), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g America Online, EarthLink), aggregate data about the number of visits to the Site and/or aggregate data about the pages visited   

How Stafford Food Security Inc. Uses the Information   

Stafford Food Security Inc. uses the non-personally identifiable information ("Aggregate Data") to improve the design and content of the Site and to enable Stafford Food Security Inc. to personalize your Internet experience. Stafford Food Security Inc. may use the Aggregate Data to analyze Site usage as well as create services and/or products to fit your needs. Also, Stafford Food Security Inc. shares this Aggregate Data with Stafford Food Security Inc.'s related entities, advertisers, partners and/or other third party vendors. Stafford Food Security Inc. shall own such Aggregate Data and maintain copies of such as part of its records.   Except as otherwise indicated, Stafford Food Security Inc. uses the personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") you provide about yourself: (a) to respond to any of your inquiries or questions about our services; (b) for internal marketing purposes and as part of Stafford Food Security Inc.'s donor database; (c) to provide you additional and updated information, materials and other advertisements regarding Stafford Food Security Inc. services; (d) to cooperate with government officials or parties in litigation under process of law, or as otherwise required by law; (e) to protect the security or integrity of the Site; (f) to protect against a threat of safety or destruction of property; and/or (g) to protect against legal liability. In all cases, however, Stafford Food Security Inc. agents, employees and contractors who have access to Personal Information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. Furthermore, Stafford Food Security Inc. encourages all its business Partners to adopt and adhere to standards of protection consistent with this Privacy Policy. Stafford Food Security Inc. will not use the Personal Information, except as set forth herein, without your permission; provided, however, Stafford Food Security Inc. shall own all such Personal Information and maintain copies of such as part of its records. If you do not wish to receive any such information or to allow Stafford Food Security Inc. the right to use your personally identifiable information as described, please contact Stafford Food Security Inc. in the manner identified in the "Opt-Out" section below. The Aggregate Data and Personal Information may be transferred, distributed or sold as part of Stafford Food Security Inc. or its assets.   

Opt Out   

You may choose not to receive such information and/or to allow Stafford Food Security Inc. to use your information in the manner described above by simply checking the box provided on the contribution form itself, or by contacting us directly at timwhite@staffordfoodsecurity.org. Upon receipt and processing of an "opt out" request, Stafford Food Security Inc. will, within its commercially reasonable amount of time, remove your information from any future marketing communications.   

Security; No Liability   

Stafford Food Security Inc. is not responsible for any damages or liabilities relating to any such security failures. You understand that data and communications, including e-mail and other electronic communications, may be accessed by unauthorized third parties when communicated over the Internet. Furthermore, the Site contains links to other web sites. Stafford Food Security Inc. is not responsible for nor can Stafford Food Security Inc. ensure the privacy practices or content of such other sites.   

IP Addresses and Cookies   

Like other web sites, Stafford Food Security Inc. uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with Stafford Food Security Inc.'s servers, to administer the Site and for security purposes.   

"Cookies" are pieces of data sent from a Web server to a Web browser that enable a Web server to identify users that visit a site hosted by that server. Stafford Food Security Inc. may use Cookies in order to identify you to our site so that Stafford Food Security Inc. can provide more customized information and services to you. In addition, our site may contain advertisements that may contain Cookies. In general, if you choose, you can disable the use of Cookies by reviewing your browser's preferences and options.   

A Special Note about Children.   

Stafford Food Security Inc. does not knowingly gather any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. You must be 13 years of age or older to access the Site. Stafford Food Security Inc. has no interest in collecting information from children under the age of 13.   

Modification of Privacy Policy   

Stafford Food Security Inc. may change this Privacy Policy at any time, by posting the changed or amended Privacy Policy on the Site. Your continued viewing of or use of this Site following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy will signify your assent to any such changes or amendments.   

How to Contact Stafford Food Security Inc. for Any Reason   

You may contact Stafford Food Security Inc. with questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, updating any personally identifiable information or anything else related to Stafford Food Security Inc. and/or this Site by emailing timwhite@staffordfoodsecurity.org.