GATHERING & USE OF INFORMATION
We may collect two types of information from web users: anonymous use information and personally identifiable information. Anonymous use information may be collected by our Sites automatically as you and others browse our Sites. Such information may include the identity of your Internet service provider and its approximate geographic location, the operating system of your computer, the type of web browser you are using, the identity of the website that referred you to our Sites, the time and date that you access the Sites, and the web pages or content that you view. This information may be aggregated and utilized to analyze web traffic and usage or to improve the design and content of the Sites.
Personally identifiable information, by contrast, is collected by Roland Foods if you voluntarily provide it. Reasons for supplying the information to us include registering for one of our contests, posting content on our site, agreeing to receive a newsletter, registering to receive coupons, or otherwise participating in features of our Sites that ask for personal information. Such requested information may include your name, title, company, address, telephone number, fax number and email address. We may use this information to respond to your entry or to requests and inquiries concerning our products and services, to notify you of updates and news, to personalize your browsing experience and to generate anonymous aggregated demographic information. In addition, if you correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we use to maintain information received by mail and telephone.
COOKIES & OTHER SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
Roland Foods’ Sites may utilize cookie technology, web beacons, transparent GIF images, and other similar devices to facilitate site administration and navigation and to provide an enhanced online experience for our visitors. Cookies are small data files that your browser stores on your computer to record your preferences and to remember the information you have accessed or provided in the past. Cookies do not retain personal information about you unless you have voluntarily provided it as described above. Many web browsers allow you to disable cookies at your option. Devices like web beacons and transparent GIF images are tiny or transparent graphics that allow us to count the number of users who have visited a particular web page or to access certain cookies. Being able to access our cookies allows us to count and recognize users, personalize the Sites, and improve your experience at the Sites. We may also include these graphics in HTML-formatted email messages to determine which emails were opened.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
Roland Foods does not disclose any user information other than aggregated statistics related to Sites’ traffic, customer demographics, and related information, which we may provide to third parties such as advertisers. This information, to our knowledge, is not traceable to individual users. Roland Foods may share personally identifiable information with our agents and contractors in connection with the provision of specific services to users. We require that these parties not use any such information for any purpose other than the provision of these services, and we require them to comply with our privacy and security practices. We reserve the right to disclose any user information when we believe that doing so is required by law or necessary to protect the property, rights, or safety of ourselves, visitors to our Sites, or other persons, or in the context of a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, where there is a pledge of confidentiality from the receiving party. We may use third-party contractors to help handle parts of our business because of their expertise, resources or scale. They may help us to do things such as fulfill orders, monitor site activity, conduct surveys, and provide analysis. In the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business assets, including a brand or line of business, consumer information may be one of the business assets that is transferred as part of the transaction.
& CONTENT PROVIDERS
USER-GENERATED CONTENT & PUBLIC PROFILE FEATURES
The Sites may, from time to time, contain interactive areas where a Site user may submit comments or other content (including information about the user that might be displayed in the user’s public profile within an online community) that may be posted on the Sites or otherwise published. Site users should be aware that, when they disclose personally identifiable information in content submitted for posting or publication, the information can be read and used by others. We make no representations and undertake no obligations as to the security of information you voluntarily include when submitting content.
UNITED STATES ONLY
CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT
The Sites’ features, programs, promotions and other aspects requiring the submission of personally identifiable information are not intended for children, and we will not knowingly allow anyone under the age of 13 to provide to us any personally identifying information. Roland Foods has developed its privacy practices in compliance with the requirements established by the Children Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”). Children should always obtain permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves over the Internet to us or to anyone else. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 and believe he or she has disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 may review and request deletion of such child’s personally identifiable information as well as prohibit the use thereof.
DISCLOSURES OF SWEEPSTAKES, COMPETITION
& CONTEST REGISTRATION INFORMATION
We may, from time to time, offer sweepstakes, competitions, contests, and other promotions with third party advertisers and other partners with whom we may share your registration information. Such parties will be identified in the promotion materials. If you do not want your registration information to be disclosed, do not register for any of our co-sponsored promotions.