Privacy Policy

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About This Document
This document governs the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in any communication or interaction you may have with us. By submitting your personal information and using AFN’s services or website (the “Site”), you accept this Privacy Policy and consent to its terms. We may change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting revisions to the Site, and your continued use of the Site indicates your agreement to the revised terms. You should check this Privacy Policy periodically to keep informed of any changes. If you do not agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.

Information You Specifically Provide
We collect information that you voluntarily provide when you register to access and use certain portions of the Site including but not limited to contest entry forms and newsletter subscriptions. We also collect information from you that is necessary to identify you and to process and fulfill your requests for information, or to purchase products or services, as applicable. If you interact with the Site by purchasing products or services (if applicable), submitting feedback or content, joining a mailing list, or writing a review or comment, you may provide us with information, including:

  • First and last name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number

Personal information is the information we have that relates to you, our user, as an individual. Personal information, beyond the information listed above, may include any or all of the following: a record of your purchases and payment method, alternate contact information and your account number (if applicable). We will only request information from you that relates directly to the products or services we are providing to you, and we will keep that information active only as long as the uses for which it has been collected are relevant to your needs. You may contact us with changes to your information and contact preferences.

Tracking Technology
We may collect non-personal information about our Site traffic and usage patterns from technology such as Cookies and Web Beacons. Cookies are small text files that help us to personalize the content of the Site. Web Beacons are electronic files used to track your navigation on a website or collection of sites, the completion of transactions, submittal of applications and browsing behaviour. We may use cookies and other tracking technology to understand and save your preferences for future visits, to keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are permitted to use the information collected on our behalf to help us conduct and improve our business. If you prefer, you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. However, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly.

Information That May Be Collected Automatically
When you visit the Site, we may collect some basic information that does not identify individual users. This includes pages visited, types of products and services purchased, and feedback from our visitors, as well as location data, logs and other communication data, and information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type. This anonymous non-personal information may be shared with other parties, such as advertisers, sponsors and partners.

Advertisements appearing on the website are delivered to you by third party advertisers. Any use of information collected by third party advertisers through this Site is not covered by this Privacy Policy. Third party advertising companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other websites. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. These third party cookies do not collect personally identifiable information.

For more information about cookies and how to opt out of third party data collection, please see the Tracking Technology section of this policy.

Use of Your Personal Information
We use the personal information in order to make the Site more useful and to respond to your queries, to inform users of new promotions, content and products, if any, offered by us and to improve our level of service. We restrict access to your personal information to those in our organization who require access in order to provide the Site, information and services to you. We also may share your personal information with the following entities:

  • Our affiliated companies
  • Unaffiliated service providers with whom we may subcontract, including website hosting companies, fulfillment companies, payment processing companies, and other third party service providers
  • Government agencies and law enforcement officials, when required to do so to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims

We also reserve the right to share personal information with other organizations in the following situations, as authorized by law:

  • as permitted by law in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, violation of our intellectual property rights, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the Site’s Terms of Use or other agreements, or otherwise as required by law
  • when we have your consent to do so
  • when we need to share personal information to provide any product or service you have requested

We also may use your IP address and information about the web pages you visit to gather broad demographic information, interests and online behaviour so that we may better understand our Site users. This personal information may be used, for example, to analyze and improve our Site design and functionality.

Because you enter your personal data, you control its accuracy. If you discover that your personal data is inaccurate or if it changes, you are responsible for correcting the information either directly on your account, or by contacting us. We will not use your personal data collected through the Site for any purpose other than providing you with access to the Site and the associated services. We will not share your personal data collected through the Site with third parties without your consent.

No part of the Site is specifically structured to attract children under the age of 13. Parental/Guardian consent is required in order for any child under 13 years of age to submit personal information to the Site.

We will provide to a parent or guardian, upon proper request and identification, the following information about their child: (i) a description of the specific types of personal information collected from the child, and (ii) the opportunity at any time to refuse to permit us further use or maintenance in retrievable form, or future online collection, of personal information from that child. Certain exceptions may apply to the foregoing provisions, pursuant to COPPA and other applicable law.

Opt-Out
When you provide personal information via the Site and if you consent to us contacting you for this purpose, as required by law, we may use the personal information to occasionally notify you about special promotional programs and other content offerings. If you prefer that we not contact you in this manner, or want to withdraw your consent, we will promptly remove you from our distribution list at your request. 

If you delete your Cookies, use a different browser, or buy a new computer, you will need to renew your opt-out choice.

Limitations on Use
AFN will not use your personal information for purposes other than those outlined above, unless we have asked your permission and have received your consent. AFN will remove personal information when it is no longer relevant for the uses for which it was gathered and will delete your name from our mailing list upon your request by email.

Business Transfer
As we continue to develop, we might sell or buy the assets of similar companies. In such transactions, customer and user personal information generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the event that we or substantially all of our assets are acquired, such personal information may be one of those transferred assets, and we reserve the right to buy or sell such assets.

Security
We use a variety of standard protections to maintain the security. Although the Site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control, we cannot guarantee that such security measures will be sufficient, will not be breached, and that your personal information may not be disclosed or otherwise accessed in any unauthorized manner. Certain personal information may be transmitted to you by electronic mail. Although it may be illegal to intercept or disclose these messages, these transmissions are not secured.

Linked Internet Web Sites
The Site may provide hypertext links to other websites that may contain privacy provisions that are different from those provided herein. We are not responsible for the collection, use or disclosure of information collected through those websites, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability related to such collection, use or disclosure. You are encouraged to read the privacy policies of other websites reached through the use of links from the Site.

Modification
As we grow and new features are added, or legal requirements change, this Privacy Policy may be modified. Any changes to the Site’s Privacy Policy are effective as of the time they are posted on the Site. All personal information submitted through the Site is subject to this Privacy Policy, as amended. This Privacy Policy was last updated in October 2017.

Questions
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at: info@alternativefoodnetwork.com.

About This Document

This document governs the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in any communication or interaction you may have with us. By submitting your personal information and using AFN’s services or website (the “Site”), you accept this Privacy Policy and consent to its terms. We may change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting revisions to the Site, and your continued use of the Site indicates your agreement to the revised terms. You should check this Privacy Policy periodically to keep informed of any changes. If you do not agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.

Information You Specifically Provide

We collect information that you voluntarily provide when you register to access and use certain portions of the Site including but not limited to contest entry forms and newsletter subscriptions. We also collect information from you that is necessary to identify you and to process and fulfill your requests for information, or to purchase products or services, as applicable. If you interact with the Site by purchasing products or services (if applicable), submitting feedback or content, joining a mailing list, or writing a review or comment, you may provide us with information, including:

  • First and last name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number

Personal information is the information we have that relates to you, our user, as an individual. Personal information, beyond the information listed above, may include any or all of the following: a record of your purchases and payment method, alternate contact information and your account number (if applicable). We will only request information from you that relates directly to the products or services we are providing to you, and we will keep that information active only as long as the uses for which it has been collected are relevant to your needs. You may contact us with changes to your information and contact preferences.

Tracking Technology

We may collect non-personal information about our Site traffic and usage patterns from technology such as Cookies and Web Beacons. Cookies are small text files that help us to personalize the content of the Site. Web Beacons are electronic files used to track your navigation on a website or collection of sites, the completion of transactions, submittal of applications and browsing behaviour. We may use cookies and other tracking technology to understand and save your preferences for future visits, to keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are permitted to use the information collected on our behalf to help us conduct and improve our business. If you prefer, you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. However, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly.

Information That May Be Collected Automatically

When you visit the Site, we may collect some basic information that does not identify individual users. This includes pages visited, types of products and services purchased, and feedback from our visitors, as well as location data, logs and other communication data, and information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type. This anonymous non-personal information may be shared with other parties, such as advertisers, sponsors and partners.

Advertisements appearing on the website are delivered to you by third party advertisers. Any use of information collected by third party advertisers through this Site is not covered by this Privacy Policy. Third party advertising companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other websites. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. These third party cookies do not collect personally identifiable information.

For more information about cookies and how to opt out of third party data collection, please see the Tracking Technology section of this policy.

Use of Your Personal Information

We use the personal information in order to make the Site more useful and to respond to your queries, to inform users of new promotions, content and products, if any, offered by us and to improve our level of service. We restrict access to your personal information to those in our organization who require access in order to provide the Site, information and services to you. We also may share your personal information with the following entities:

  • Our affiliated companies
  • Unaffiliated service providers with whom we may subcontract, including website hosting companies, fulfillment companies, payment processing companies, and other third party service providers
  • Government agencies and law enforcement officials, when required to do so to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims

We also reserve the right to share personal information with other organizations in the following situations, as authorized by law:

  • as permitted by law in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, violation of our intellectual property rights, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the Site’s Terms of Use or other agreements, or otherwise as required by law
  • when we have your consent to do so
  • when we need to share personal information to provide any product or service you have requested

We also may use your IP address and information about the web pages you visit to gather broad demographic information, interests and online behaviour so that we may better understand our Site users. This personal information may be used, for example, to analyze and improve our Site design and functionality.

Because you enter your personal data, you control its accuracy. If you discover that your personal data is inaccurate or if it changes, you are responsible for correcting the information either directly on your account, or by contacting us. We will not use your personal data collected through the Site for any purpose other than providing you with access to the Site and the associated services. We will not share your personal data collected through the Site with third parties without your consent.

No part of the Site is specifically structured to attract children under the age of 13. Parental/Guardian consent is required in order for any child under 13 years of age to submit personal information to the Site.

We will provide to a parent or guardian, upon proper request and identification, the following information about their child: (i) a description of the specific types of personal information collected from the child, and (ii) the opportunity at any time to refuse to permit us further use or maintenance in retrievable form, or future online collection, of personal information from that child. Certain exceptions may apply to the foregoing provisions, pursuant to COPPA and other applicable law.

Opt-Out

When you provide personal information via the Site and if you consent to us contacting you for this purpose, as required by law, we may use the personal information to occasionally notify you about special promotional programs and other content offerings. If you prefer that we not contact you in this manner, or want to withdraw your consent, we will promptly remove you from our distribution list at your request.

If you delete your Cookies, use a different browser, or buy a new computer, you will need to renew your opt-out choice.

Limitations on Use

AFN will not use your personal information for purposes other than those outlined above, unless we have asked your permission and have received your consent. AFN will remove personal information when it is no longer relevant for the uses for which it was gathered and will delete your name from our mailing list upon your request by email.

Business Transfer

As we continue to develop, we might sell or buy the assets of similar companies. In such transactions, customer and user personal information generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the event that we or substantially all of our assets are acquired, such personal information may be one of those transferred assets, and we reserve the right to buy or sell such assets.

Security

We use a variety of standard protections to maintain the security. Although the Site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control, we cannot guarantee that such security measures will be sufficient, will not be breached, and that your personal information may not be disclosed or otherwise accessed in any unauthorized manner. Certain personal information may be transmitted to you by electronic mail. Although it may be illegal to intercept or disclose these messages, these transmissions are not secured.

Linked Internet Web Sites

The Site may provide hypertext links to other websites that may contain privacy provisions that are different from those provided herein. We are not responsible for the collection, use or disclosure of information collected through those websites, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability related to such collection, use or disclosure. You are encouraged to read the privacy policies of other websites reached through the use of links from the Site.

Modification

As we grow and new features are added, or legal requirements change, this Privacy Policy may be modified. Any changes to the Site’s Privacy Policy are effective as of the time they are posted on the Site. All personal information submitted through the Site is subject to this Privacy Policy, as amended. This Privacy Policy was last updated in October 2017.

Questions

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at: info@alternativefoodnetwork.com.