Our Information Collection, Use, and Disclosure Practices. In addition to information you affirmatively provide to us, such as when you fill out a form on our website, sign up for communications from us or ask us to contact you, when you visit our web site to browse, we may collect, use, and store “Site Traffic Information” such as the type of operating system, computer modem, device ID and Internet browser you are using, the number of times you visit our web site, the particular pages you view, the date and time you access our web sites, and the length of your visits to our web site. We may use this Site Traffic Information to improve our web site and user experience, and we may share this information with third parties if we choose to disclose anonymized Site Traffic Information for marketing or commercial purposes.
Except as set forth in this policy, we will not use, disclose, or transfer your User Information unless (1) you expressly authorize us to do so; (2) it is necessary to allow our service providers or agents to provide services for us; (3) it is necessary in order to provide our products or services to you (and contact you when necessary); (4) we are sending you other information that may be useful to you; (5) subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other entities with whom we have joint marketing agreements; (6) it is necessary to protect the confidentiality or security of your records; (7) subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, it is necessary in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of our company assets or if we were to merge with or into another entity; (8) it is necessary in connection with other business purposes including, without limitation, customer care, dispute resolution, service quality assurance, business management and operation, risk assessment, security, fraud and crime prevention/detection/ monitoring, research and analysis, marketing, and/or assessing customer purchasing preferences and trends; (9) it is necessary to comply with law enforcement, governmental mandate, or other legal requirement, if appropriate, for your protection or in connection with an investigation or prosecution of possible unlawful activity; (10) it is necessary for us to provide it to our attorneys, accountants, regulators, auditors or other advisors; or (11) it is otherwise required or permitted by law.
In addition, any information that you send us, such as your questions, suggestions, information, ideas, or other creative material (“Feedback”) belongs to us and will not be treated as confidential. You acknowledge and agree that we may use, reproduce, adapt, distribute, display, disclose, or create derivative works from Feedback without acknowledgement or compensation to you.
Security. We employ and maintain technology and security measures designed to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information on our web site, that information is subject to a variety of protections. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from us.
Third Party Web Sites. You may have the option to enter a third-party web site or application through our web site, or you may have the option to enter our web site from another third-party web site or application. Since we cannot be assured that such third-party web sites follow our privacy policies, we encourage you to ask questions and review the privacy policies of these third parties. We have no responsibility or liability for the actions or policies of these independent sites, do not endorse any product or service that may be mentioned or offered in such sites, and are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such sites.
Contests, Sweepstakes and Other Promotions. On our web site, you may wish to participate in contests, sweepstakes and other promotions that we may offer from time to time. Through these promotions, you may choose to participate in activities such as sharing information found on our web site with others and sending e-mail invitations. In connection with any contests, sweepstakes and other promotions that we may offer from time to time via our web site, we use the information you provide to administer the contests, sweepstakes and other promotions. Subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, we also may use the information to communicate with you, or the other people you select, about our products and services or our partners or service providers may use such information to communicate with you about the contests, sweepstakes or other promotions or their products and services. If you choose to participate in these promotions, and are eligible to do so, we may ask you for information such as your name, e-mail address, date of birth and telephone number.
Additionally, in the event that we offer a message board, review capability, or any other interactive or social-type feature or other feature permitting content submission on a web site administered directly by us, please be aware that these areas may allow you to publicly post, and share with other users, certain messages, content, or other information (e.g., stories, pictures, ingredients, tips, etc.). Although we may take certain precautions to protect those who use these areas of one of our web sites, we encourage you to be wary of giving out any Personally Identifiable Information in such public forums. Any information you post or submit can be collected and used by people you don't know. We cannot guarantee the privacy and safety of these areas and are therefore not responsible for any information you choose to post. Your use of these features is fully at your own risk.
Your Choices. We may send you e-mails with promotional offers if you provide us with your email. If you would no longer like to receive e-mailed special event information, sales notifications or other messages from us, please send an e-mail to our Webmaster or follow the "Unsubscribe" instructions on such e-mails. Your e-mail address will be removed from our marketing list. Please allow us a reasonable period of time in order to satisfy your request, as some promotions may already be in process. Please note that even if you opt-out of receiving promotional e-mails from us, we may still contact you for certain transactional or informational purposes. For example, we may send service-related announcements, announcements about changes in policies, and transactional e-mail such as confirmations and receipts to you from time to time through the general operation of the web site or by e-mail. We may also send text messages you have consented to receive. You can cancel text messages at any time by texting "STOP". After we receive a "STOP" text message from you, we may send you an additional text message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed. Message and data rates may apply.
Children’s Privacy. We are sensitive to privacy issues and look to protect your child’s information. We also strive to be fully compliant with the Children’s Staged Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We strongly encourage parents and guardians to regularly monitor and supervise their children’s Staged activities. We do not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children under 13 on our web site without first obtaining verifiable consent from the child’s parent or guardian.