FOODMatch, Inc. (“FOODMatch”, "we," "us" or "our") is committed to protecting our users’ information and to making our users aware of our online practices regarding the collection and privacy of their information.
Changes to this Policy.
Information Collected from the Site
Active Collection of Personal Data
Personal Data is information that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you, e.g., your name, email address, mailing address, or phone number. We encourage you to only provide your business contact information, and wherever possible, to only interact with us through your business-issued devices. We collect and process Personal Data in order to provide requested information, provide products or services to you and/or your company pursuant to a purchase order or other contractual undertaking, and/or because we are legally required to do so.
Personal Data may be requested from you when you sign up to receive emails, newsletters or contact us with questions. Your information helps us to better respond to your individual interests and needs.
Passive Information Collection; Cookies
Most web browsers permit you to set your web browser to block or delete all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. However, it’s important to remember that our Website and services may not function properly if you set your browser to reject cookies.
We use Google Analytics to enhance navigation and functionality of the Site, and to let us know how users are using the Site, so that we can make Site improvements, where necessary. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our Website, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with Personal Data.
How the Information We Collect from You is Used
Specifically, we use your personal information for legitimate business purposes, including the following:
Other Communications. If your employer is our customer, we may also inform you of such products, programs, and services using personal information about you that your employer provided to us. You should familiarize yourself with the terms of your company’s agreement with FOODMatch.
Other Business Purposes. We may also use personal information about you for other business purposes, such as data analysis (for example, to improve the efficiency of services), providing customer service or support, customizing and improving the content and layout of the Web Site, completing business transactions, development of marketing plans and materials, statistical analysis of user behavior (for example, to understand what parts of the Web Site are of most interest to users), product development, market research, administering individual accounts, and meeting regulatory requirements.
How We Share Information
Our policy is to not sell, trade, disclose, share, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personal Data unless you give us your consent or direct us to do so. However, we may share your Personal Data with third parties who assist us in operating our Website and services, conducting our business, and/or or servicing your or your company’s business transactions with us (e.g., marketing, analytics). We may also share your Personal Data when we believe the disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law or legal process, enforce our policies, or protect ours or other’s rights, property, or safety.
FOODMatch takes reasonable precautions to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. We cannot guarantee absolute security.
ALTHOUGH FOODMATCH USES (AND WILL REQUIRE OUR THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS TO USE) REASONABLE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WITH RESPECT TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED FROM AND STORED ON OUR SERVERS, FOODMATCH CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT ANY OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA STORED ON OUR SERVERS, OR TRANSMITTED TO OR FROM THE SITE, WILL BE FREE FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS.
Minors – Persons under the age of 18
FOODMatch‘s Site does not knowingly solicit or collect Personal Data from minors. If FOODMatch learns that a minor has submitted Personal Data to us, in contravention of these measures, it will take all reasonable measures to delete such information from its databases and to not use such information for any purpose (except where necessary to protect the safety of the minor or others as required by law).
Choices Re: Personal Data
After you have opted in to receive our newsletters, at any time you may choose to opt out of any distributions from FOODMatch to you, or, if at any time should you wish for us to no longer communicate with you, or wish to have us delete or destroy any names, email addresses, content or communications you send to us, you may click the “unsubscribe” button located in the email, send an email with “Unsubscribe” as the subject to [email protected] or send by certified mail, a written opt out election to the attention of: Rada Charussilapa, Compliance/Food Safety Coordinator, FOODMatch, Inc., 575 8th Avenue, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10018. Subject to the following sentence, If a Site user makes this election, all of the Site user’s Personal Data will be removed from FOODMatch’s servers permanently, and he/she may no longer be able to use the Site. However, we will retain your information as it relates to our contractual relationship and our orders for you and your company, to fulfill and enforce those agreements, and for other lawful purposes. Please also note that if you choose not to receive marketing-related messages from us, we may still send you important administrative messages, and you cannot elect to stop receiving such administrative messages, unless you choose to stop receiving services from us.
You may also indicate your choices regarding marketing-related emails by contacting us via regular mail using the “Contact Information for FOODMatch” below, or if you have a Website profile/account, by changing your preferences on your Website profile/account at any time.
How You Can Access, Change or Suppress Your Personal Data
How Long We Keep Your Personal Data
We retain the Personal Data you provide to us as long as is reasonably necessary in connection with our business operations and your use of the Site, or for us to provide other services in connection with the Site, to fulfill and/or enforce our rights under our transactions with you and your company, and for other lawful purposes (e.g. for tax purposes).
Distribution/Onward Transfer to Third Parties of Personal Data
External distribution does not include certain limited distributions such as sharing Personal Data with a third party working on behalf of FOODMatch, the transfer of Personal Data in connection with the sale of FOODMatch’s assets or the merger or acquisition of FOODMatch or the disclosure of Personal Data in connection with legal proceedings, investigations of crimes, or other governmental investigations. Transferring Personal Data in connection with a sale, merger or acquisition and sharing Personal Data with an entity or person working on behalf of FOODMatch is considered an onward transfer to third parties and is permitted under this policy. Even if you opt out from receiving marketing materials, your information may nevertheless be provided pursuant to an onward transfer as part of our business transaction records.
California Residents – Your Privacy Rights
Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California can obtain certain information about the types of Personal Data that companies with whom they have an established business relationship have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. In particular, the law provides that companies must inform consumers about the categories of Personal Data that have been shared with third parties, the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties. FOODMatch does not disclose your Personal Data to third parties for direct marketing purposes.
Third Party Websites; Links
Governing Law and Venue