WFHC Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. This Privacy Policy explains how Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative collects, uses, shares and protects information obtained from Users and from visitors to its website (the “Site”). In this Privacy Policy, “we”, “us”, “our”, and similar terms refer to Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative, and “you”, “your”, and similar terms refer to a specific User of the Site.

If you are a User, which means you have created an account with Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative, you have agreed to and are additionally subject to the Terms of Service, which incorporates this Privacy Policy by reference. If you are not a User, by visiting the website, you consent to the collection and use of your information under the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you cannot agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and those in the Terms of Service, please do not use this Site. Please note that if you are under the age of 13, you are not permitted to use this Site or to provide any personal information about you to us.

Key Elements of WFHC’s Privacy Program

  • We gather personal information about our Users in order to provide services, comply with laws, and improve our offerings.
  • We do not share your information with unaffiliated companies for marketing purposes without your prior permission.
  • Unless you opt out, we may share information about you among companies affiliated with us to inform you about additional products, services or promotions that may be of interest to you.
  • You can control the method and the content of the communications we send to you.

 

Personal Information and Other Data We Collect

Wisconsin Food Hub Coop collects information that Users voluntarily provide to us, including, without limitation, your name, contact details, and billing information. If you choose to provide us with information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers.

When you visit our Site, we send one or more cookies (a small file containing a string of characters) to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Cookies make it easier for you to log on to and use the Site during future visits. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.)

Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative automatically records information on our servers when you visit our Site. These servers’ logs include information such as your web request and Internet Protocol address.

Collectively, the information that Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative collects about you, including personal information, is referred to in this Privacy Policy as “your information.”

Use of Your Information

We use your information to process and administer details of your membership, to make payments to you, to communicate with you, to provide you with opportunities, and to keep you informed as to new developments at Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative. We also use and analyze the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our business.

Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative may contact you using information you voluntarily provide.

Disclosure of Your Information

Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative may disclose your information in response to legal process, to protect our rights, as otherwise required by law, or for the prevention or detection of a crime. If we sell our company or any part of it, or our business enters into a joint venture with another business entity, Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative may disclose your information to our new business partners or owners who may then provide you with information about their products and services.

Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative does not sell, license, lease or otherwise disclose your information to any third party for purposes of marketing by the third party, or for any reason, except as described below:

  • In order to administer or process a transaction, product or service in accordance with a User Agreement.
  • We may disclose personal information about you to third parties or to government entities as required by law or regulation or in response to subpoenas, to credit bureaus and collection agencies, or when necessary to protect your rights or property or that of Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative
  • To help us improve our services to you, we may engage another business to help us to carry out certain internal functions such as account processing, fulfillment, member service, member satisfaction surveys or other data collection activities relevant to our business. We may also provide a party with member information from our database to help us to analyze and identify member needs and notify members of product and service offerings. Use of the information shared is strictly limited to the performance of the task we request and for no other purpose.

 

All third parties with which we share personal information are required to protect personal information in a manner similar to the way we protect personal information.

If we propose to share information in a manner not covered in this Privacy Policy, we will notify you of this change by posting an addendum on the Site and, if appropriate, provide you an opportunity to opt out of such use.

Security & Information Retention

We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorized persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative may retain your information for its business purposes indefinitely if you cease to be a User of Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative, provided that Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative will protect all such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Risks Inherent in Sharing Information

We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information or that information you share on the Site will not become publicly available, and we are not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on the Site.

External Links

Other companies, organizations, or individuals may have links to their Sites on our Site. We are not responsible for how these other companies, organizations, or individuals collect, use, disclose, or secure the information that you provide them. If you choose to access a third party Site linked from our Site, you do so at your own risk and subject to any terms of service or privacy policy (if any) associated with such third party Sites.

Third-Party Advertising

Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative may contain advertisements from third parties that are generated based on demographic information and site traffic.

Collection Of Information From Children

Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative does not direct any of its content specifically to children under 13 years of age. Users of our Site are required to be at least 18 years old, and any user under 18 is not an authorized user. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we use reasonable efforts to remove such information and terminate the child’s account.

Consent To Processing In The United States

By providing any personal information to Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative, all users, including, without limitation, users in Canada and otherwise outside of the United States, fully understand and unambiguously consent to this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of such personal information across international borders in accordance with Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative’s standard operations, including the collection, storage, and processing of such information in the United States of America.

Changes to This Policy

Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at http://www.wifoodhub.com. If we make a modification to this Privacy Policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you by sending an email to the email address associated with your account and by displaying an announcement above the text of this Privacy Policy for thirty days. Your continued use of this Site will indicate your agreement to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Contact

All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to the e-mail address info@wifoodhub.coop

This Privacy Policy is Effective as of October 20th, 2013