FoodSprout ("FoodSprout," "we" or "us") respects the privacy
to describe for you, as an individual who is a user of our website,
www.foodsprout.com, our mobile site, or any other web-based or mobile
service we offer, the information we collect, how that information may
be used, with whom it may be shared, and your choices about such uses
website or services or transacting with us. By using our website, you
have any questions about our privacy practices, please refer to the
Information we collect about you
In General. We may collect personal information such as your name and e-mail address and other information that
you provide to us. We may also collect information that does not identify
you. When you provide personal information through our website, the
information may be sent to servers located in the United States and
other countries around the world.
you provide. We may collect and store any personal information you
enter on our website or provide to us in some other manner. This includes
identifying information, such as your name, e-mail address,
image, telephone number, and, if you transact business with us, financial
information such as your payment method (valid credit card number, type,
expiration date or other financial information). We also may request
information about your interests and activities, your gender and age,
your location (such as ZIP code and/or country), and other demographic
or profile information and we may ask you to complete a survey or send
us a review.
We use various technologies to collect information from your computer
and about your activities on our site.
collected automatically. We automatically collect information from
your browser when you visit our website. This information may include
your IP address, your browser type and language, access times, the content
of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from
us (see "Cookies" below), and the referring website address.
When you visit our website, we may assign your computer one or more cookies
to facilitate access to our site and to personalize your online experience.
Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information
about your online activity on our site, such as the web pages you visit,
the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our site. Most
browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your
browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies,
please note that you may not be able to sign in or use some of the interactive
features offered on our website.
- Other Technologies.
We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons
and other similar technologies, to track your use of our site. We also
may include web beacons in promotional or other e-mail messages or newsletters
to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information
we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer
our website visitors to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure
the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming,
or other activities.
collected by third parties. We may allow third parties, including
our authorized service providers, our sister companies, advertising
companies, and ad networks, to display advertisements on our site. These
companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect
information about users who view or interact with their advertisements.
Our website does not provide any personal information to these third
parties. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements
and gauge their effectiveness. Some of these third-party advertising
companies may be advertising networks that are members of the Network
Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt-out of
ad targeting from member companies (www.networkadvertising.org).
How we use the information we collect
In general. We may use information that we collect about you
- Manage your
account and provide you with customer support;
- Perform research
and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products, services,
with you by e-mail, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices about
products or services that may be of interest to you.
- Develop and
display content and advertising tailored to your interests on our site
- Enforce our
Terms of Service;
- Manage our
- perform functions
as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
Financial information. If you provide us with financial information
or payment information for the purpose of transacting on our service,
then we may use financial information or payment method to process payment
for any purchases made on our website, to protect against or identify
possible fraudulent transactions, and otherwise as needed to manage
Please review "Your choices about collection and use of your information"
With whom we share your information
We want you to understand when and with whom we may share personal or
other information we have collected about you or your activities on
our web site or while using our services.
Personal information. We do not share your personal information
with others except as indicated below or when we inform you and give
you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared.
We may share personal information with:
Aggregated and non-personal information.
- Other Situations.
We also may disclose your information:
- In response
to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request
for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to
establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims;
or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive
any legal objection or right available to us.
- When we believe
disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate,
prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected
fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property
or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply
with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce
our website terms and conditions or other agreements or policies.
- In connection
with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business,
a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely
event of bankruptcy.
We may share aggregated
and non-personal information we collect under any of the above circumstances.
We may also share it with third parties and our sister companies to
develop and deliver targeted advertising on our websites and on websites
of third parties. We may combine non-personal information we collect
with additional non-personal information collected from other sources.
We also may share aggregated information with third parties, including
advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of conducting general
business analysis. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number
of visitors to our website and the most popular features or services
accessed. This information does not contain any personal information
and may be used to develop website content and services that we hope
you and other users will find of interest and to target content and
There are places on our website where you may click on a link to access
if you click on an advertisement or a search result on our website,
you may be taken to a website that we do not control. These third-party
websites may independently solicit and collect information, including
personal information, from you and, in some instances, provide us with
information about your activities on those websites. We recommend that
you consult the privacy statements of all third-party websites you visit
by clicking on the "privacy" link typically located at the
bottom of the webpage you are visiting.
How you can access your information
If you have an online account with us, you have the ability to review
and update your personal information online by logging into your account.
You can also review and update your personal information by contacting
us. More information about how to contact us is provided below.
If you have an online account with us, you also may choose to close
your account at any time by submitting a request to our customer support
department via the "Contact" email address. After you close
your account, you will not be able to sign in to our website or access
any of your personal information. However, you can open a new account
at any time. If you close your account, we may still retain certain
information associated with your account for analytical purposes and
recordkeeping integrity, as well as to prevent fraud, collect any fees
owed, enforce our Terms of Service, take actions we deem necessary to
protect the integrity of our web site or our users, or take other actions
otherwise permitted by law. In addition, if certain information has
already been provided to third parties as described in this Privacy
Policy, retention of that information will be subject to those third
Your choices about collection and use of your information
- You can choose
not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you
being unable to use certain features of our website because such information
may be required in order for you to register as a member; purchase products
or services; participate in a contest, promotion, survey, or sweepstakes;
ask a question; or initiate other transactions on our website.
While FoodSprout does
not give you the opportunity to remove your information from our database,
you may close your account on your My Account page.
we protect your personal information
We take appropriate security
measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to
help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and
disclosure. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to
access personal information, and they may do so only for permitted business
functions. In addition, we use encryption in the transmission of your
sensitive personal information between your system and ours, and we
use firewalls to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access
to your personal information.
We want you to feel confident using our website to transact business.
However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we
take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should
not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications
will always remain secure. Users should also take care with how they
handle and disclose their personal information and should avoid sending
personal information through insecure e-mail. Please refer to the Federal
Trade Commission's website for information about how to protect yourself
against identity theft.
We may provide areas on our websites where you can post information
about yourself and others and communicate with others, and the like,
or upload content (e.g., pictures, videos, audio files, etc.). Such
postings are governed by our Terms of Service. In addition, such postings
may appear on other websites or when searches are executed on the subject
of your posting. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information
on publicly-viewable web pages, that information will be publicly available
and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you share your
e-mail address or other information with others, you may receive unsolicited
messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users
may do with the information you voluntarily post, so we encourage you
to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal information.
Once you have posted information, you will not be able to edit or delete
Our website is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect
personal information from children under the age of 13.
Visiting our websites from outside the United States
our website from residents of the United States. If you are visiting
our website from outside the United States, please be aware that your
information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United
States where our servers are located and our central database is operated.
The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries
might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. Please be assured
that we seek to take reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy is
protected. By using our services, you understand that your information
may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom
No Rights of Third Parties
or require disclosure of any personal information relating to users
of the website.
our practices and services. If we make any material changes in the way
we collect, use, and/or share your personal information, we will notify
you by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address you most recently provided
us in your account, profile or registration (unless we do not have such
an e-mail address), and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes
on our website. We recommend that you check our website from time to
of our other policies.
How to contact us
practices, or if you would like to request information about our disclosure
of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing
purposes, please contact us by e-mail or postal mail as follows:
655 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Attn: Privacy Officer