Pledge on Privacy
The term “personal information” as used in this Privacy statement refers to information from which your identity can reasonably be ascertained. WORLDFOODS® developed this Privacy statement to provide information about our practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information that you may provide when you visit this Site. We encourage you to read this before using this Site or submitting information. By using this Site, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to the terms of the Privacy statement.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
WORLDFOODS® processes personal information for specific and limited purposes which we inform you about when we ask you for information. For example, we may collect and use personal data to market products and services which we think may be of interest to you, or to communicate with you for other purposes. Information you send to our customer service department is used only to help resolve your problem and is otherwise kept private. WORLDFOODS® keeps your data only for as long as is reasonably needed for such purposes and in accordance with any applicable legal reporting or documentation retention requirements.
We only collect personal information from you when you visit the Site if you sign up to be a member of the Site or use the “World Platter” facility. We may also use this information to send you by e-mail certain product or other information which we consider to be of importance to you but will give you the opportunity to tell us if you do not want to receive this information.
Disclosure of Information
We will not share with third parties any data about you that is sensitive in the absence of your prior and explicit consent. Your consent may always be revoked at a later date. If consent is revoked WORLDFOODS® may not be able to carry out certain requests made by you. WORLDFOODS® will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information.
WORLDFOODS® will not treat as confidential any information that you provide that is not personally identifiable, such as questions, comments, ideas, or suggestions. You should be aware that WORLDFOODS® will be free to disclose through any means and use for any purpose such information in its sole discretion. By providing such information to WORLDFOODS®, you understand and agree that no relationship has been created between WORLDFOODS® and you, and WORLDFOODS® has no obligation to you whatsoever regarding that information.
Right of Access
You have the right to access and update your personal information. We take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information we hold is up-to-date, accurate, and complete.
Security and Confidentiality
WORLDFOODS® takes reasonable steps to ensure the security and confidentiality of personal information that it collects on-line. WORLDFOODS® uses data networks protected, inter alia, by firewall and password protection. Access to personal information is restricted to those employees who have a need to use the data, who have been trained to handle such data properly and observe strict standards of confidentiality. If an employee breaches our policies and procedures he/she will be disciplined accordingly. Staff compliance with our policies and procedures is regularly audited and reviewed. While we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse or alteration to data, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.
Anonymous Data and “Cookies”
Most of the information that WORLDFOODS® collects when you visit the Site is anonymous information, such as the pages you visit and searches you perform, which is processed by WORLDFOODS® to help improve the contents of the Site and to compile aggregate statistics about use of the Site for internal, market research purposes. To collect this anonymous information, “cookies” may be sent via your browser and installed on your hard drive that collect the first level domain name of the user (e.g., “bigmail.com” from an e-mail address of “email@example.com”) and the date and time of access. “Cookies” by themselves cannot be used to discover the identity of the user. A “cookie” is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a “cookie”, this will enable you to decide if you want to accept it or not.
WORLDFOODS® does not condone “spamming”. Spamming is defined as sending unsolicited e-mails, usually of a commercial nature, in large numbers and repeatedly to individuals with whom the sender has had no previous contact or who have declined to receive such communications. If you contact us by email and WORLDFOODS® believes that certain product or other information is of importance to you, we may inform you by e-mail but will give you the choice to opt out of receiving further communications of this type.
Personal Information and Children
WORLDFOODS® will not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal information from a minor under the age of 13, without obtaining prior consent from a person with parental responsibility (e.g., a parent or guardian) through direct off-line contact. We will provide the parent with (i) notice of the specific types of personal information being collected from the minor, and (ii) the opportunity to object to any further collection, use, or storage of such information.
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