Effective Date: This policy was updated and became immediately effective on April 1, 2019.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- INFORMATION COLLECTION
- How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals
- Posting Content to Third Party Sites
- Information We Receive from Third Parties and Social and Platform Integration
- How We Use Your Information
- HOW WE MAY SHARE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED
- THIRD PARTY ANALYTICS PROVIDERS, AD SERVERS AND SIMILAR THIRD PARTIES
- YOUR CHOICES AND UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION AND PREFERENCES
- SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
- THIRD PARTY CONTENT, LINKS TO OTHER SITES, AND teasdale CONTENT FOUND OUTSIDE OF THE SITE
- CONSENT TO TRANSFER OF DATA
- CHANGES TO OUR POLICY
- CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS – YOUR CA PRIVACY RIGHTS
- CONTACT INFORMATION
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE DIRECTLY TO Teasdale
Teasdale may ask you to provide personally identifiable information, which is information that identifies you as a specific individual, such as your full name, email address or street address (“Personal Information”).
The Site is for general audiences and is not intended for use by anyone younger than the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from individuals younger than age 13.
INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY
In addition to any Personal Information or other information that you choose to submit to the Site, we and our third-party service providers, including any third party content providers, may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with the Site (“Usage Information“). Usage Information may include the browser and operating system you are using, the URL or advertisement that referred you to our Site, the search terms you entered into a search engine that lead you to our Site (if applicable), all of the areas within our Site that you visit, and the time of day you visited the Site, among other information. We may use Usage Information for a variety of purposes, including enhancing or otherwise improving the Site and our products and services. In addition, we automatically collect your IP address or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”) for any computer, mobile phone or other device you may use to access the Site. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your device used to access a Site, and our servers identify your device by its Device Identifier. Some mobile service providers may also provide us, or our third party service providers, with information regarding the physical location of the device used to access the Site. Usage Information is generally non-identifying, but if we associate it with you as a specific and identifiable person, we treat it as Personal Information.
The technologies that may be used to collect Usage Information include the following:
Cookies. A cookie is a data file placed on your computer or other device when you visit the Site or otherwise access our online content. Cookies may be used for many purposes, including, without limitation, remembering you and your preferences, tracking your visits to our web pages, and facilitating your check-out and purchases. We use both session and persistent cookies (which remains on your computer after the browser has been closed).
You may set up your computer to reject cookies by the privacy settings for your web browser although, in that case, you may not be able to use some of the features on our Site. For further information on cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Web Beacons. We may use web beacons (small graphic images or other web programming code, also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) and similar technologies on our Site and within our communications to you. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on your computer such as cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Site, to monitor how users navigate the Site, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed and to improve your experience on the Site, including to provide you with content customized to your interests. Our web beacons may collect some contact information (for example, the email address associated with an email message that contains a web beacon).
Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Site, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your device from our web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Site, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
HOW WE RESPOND TO DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS
Note that your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to websites and online services you visit. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many websites and online services, Teasdale currently does not alter its practices when it receives a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
POSTING CONTENT TO THIRD PARTY SITES
INFORMATION WE RECEIVE FROM THIRD PARTIES AND SOCIAL and platform INTEGRATION
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
Teasdale may use information it collects, including Personal Information and Usage Information, to: (1) allow you to participate in features we offer or to provide related customer service; (2) tailor content, recommendations and offers we display to you, both on the Site and elsewhere online; (3) send you information or special offers from us; (4) improve the Site, our products, and services, and for internal business purposes; (5) contact you with regard to your use of Teasdale products and services, the Site, and, in our discretion, changes to the Site’s policies; and (6) as disclosed at the time you provide your information or otherwise with your consent. We may also use non-Personal Information, including information that has been de-identified (typically by using a mathematical process known as a “hash”), to make inferences about you, to serve you with relevant advertising, and to allow others to do so.
HOW WE MAY SHARE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED
WHEN YOU CONSENT TO SHARING OR REQUEST THAT WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
THIRD PARTIES PROVIDING SERVICES ON OUR BEHALF
We may provide third parties with access to user information, including Personal Information, in order for them to perform certain services on behalf of the Site or Teasdale, such as tracking analytics, sending communications on our behalf or performing other administrative services.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEGAL REASONS
We may share Personal Information and other user information with our corporate parent, Teasdale Foods, Inc., primarily for business and operational purposes. Teasdale also reserves the right to disclose and transfer all information related to the Site, including Personal Information: (i) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Site or one of our databases; or (ii) in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, bankruptcy, the sale of certain of our ownership interests, assets, or both, or other company change, including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process.
SWEEPSTAKES, CONTESTS AND PROMOTIONS
We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions that may require registration. By participating in a promotion, you are agreeing to the terms, conditions or official rules that govern that promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, except where prohibited by law, allowing the sponsor(s) of the promotion to use your name, voice, likeness or other indicia of persona in advertising or marketing materials. If you choose to enter a promotion, Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties (including, without limitation, a co-sponsor) or the public in connection with the administration of such Promotion, including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law or permitted by the promotion’s official rules, such as on a winners list.
THIRD PARTY ANALYTICS PROVIDERS, AD SERVERS AND SIMILAR THIRD PARTIES
We work with third party service providers to serve Teasdale advertisements elsewhere online. In connection with serving content and providing analytics and advertising services, third parties may collect certain information about your visits to this or other web sites, and we may receive information regarding the use of the Site and the effectiveness of our advertisements. These third parties may set and access their own tracking technologies on your device (including cookies and web beacons) and may otherwise collect or have access to information about your visits to and activity on the Service as well as other web sites or online services. Some of these parties may collect personal information from you over time when you visit the Service or other websites and services. We may also share non-personal, aggregated or de-identified or hashed information at our discretion, including to serve you with relevant advertising, and to allow others to do so.
Cookies and web beacons used by us and on the Site, including those set by third party network advertisers, may be used to, among other things, target advertisements, prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times and to conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to you. We may share Usage Information about visitors with third party advertising companies, analytics providers and other third parties for similar purposes. While we may use a variety of service providers to perform advertising and analytics services, some of these companies are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) or the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. You may want to visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and the “opt-out” procedures of NAI members. You may also want to visit or http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and offers an “opt-out” by participating companies in the DAA Self-Regulatory Program. You may also learn more and make choices about interest-based advertisements from participating third parties at the Canadian DAA online choice page at http://youradchoices.ca/choices.
Please note opting out through these mechanisms does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads while online.
YOUR CHOICES AND UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION AND PREFERENCES
You may opt out of receiving marketing e-mails from a Teasdale division, such as Teasdale Simply Especial, by following the opt-out instructions provided to you in those e-mails. Please note that we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your use of the Site (for example, policy updates) and these transactional account messages may be unaffected if you opt-out from marketing communications. You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us.
SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Teasdale takes commercially reasonable steps to help protect and secure Personal Information. However, please remember that no data storage or data transmission over the Internet, or by other means, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Thus, while we strive to protect your personal data, Teasdale cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Therefore, you understand, acknowledge, and agree that you transmit certain Personal Information to the Site at your own risk.
THIRD PARTY CONTENT, LINKS TO OTHER SITES, AND TEASDALE CONTENT FOUND OUTSIDE OF THE SITE
Third parties may host or serve certain content on the Site. The Site may also contain links to third party web sites or features that Teasdale does not control. This includes links from advertisers, sponsors and partners that may use our logo(s) as part of a co-branding agreement, including third parties who may be selling Teasdale products. Third parties whose content appears on the Site may collect information about you through the use of their own cookies and web beacons, may independently collect or solicit Personal Information, and may have the ability to track your use of their sites and services. Likewise, Teasdale widgets or other Teasdale content may be included on third parties’ web pages and web sites that are not associated with Teasdale and over which we have no control. Teasdale may collect Usage Information through Teasdale content appearing on third-party sites.
Teasdale is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party, and our hosting of third party content, linking to third party websites, or the appearance of Teasdale content on third party websites does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the content or business practices of those third parties.
CONSENT TO TRANSFER OF DATA
Teasdale is a United States company and we operate the Site from the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside the United States, please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States or other jurisdictions. By using the Site, or providing us with any information, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the United States and other jurisdictions where the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen.
CHANGES TO OUR POLICY
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS – YOUR CA PRIVACY RIGHTS
If you are a California resident and you have questions about our practices with respect to sharing information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes and your ability to exercise choice, please write to us at the following mailing address: 3041 Churchill Drive Suite 100, Flower Mound TX 75022. You must put the statement “Your California Privacy Rights” in the subject field of your e-mail or include it in your writing if you choose to write to us at the designated mailing address. You must include your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or do not have complete information.
Please note that information submitted to the Site via a “contact us” or other similar function may not receive a response. We will not use the information provided via these functions to contact you for marketing purposes unrelated to your request unless you agree otherwise.