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Food Tech Media, LLC (“Food Tech”) is committed to your privacy and regards the protection and privacy of your personal information very seriously. We know you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and that you trust us to exercise the utmost care with it. This notice describes our privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to inform you of how we collect, use and share the information we may collect about you from www.foodandtechconnect.com (known as the “Site”) and applies to the information Food Tech collects about you as a user of this Site.  Please note that by visiting the Site, you are expressly agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Collecting Information

You can generally visit the Site without revealing any of your personal information. However, for you to receive the maximum benefits our Site can provide, such as registering to subscribe to one of our newsletters, registering to get featured on the Site or purchasing products and event tickets, we may request that you provide us with certain information that is personally identifiable. We will only collect such information based on affirmative actions by you to provide us with the requested information.

Food Tech may collect information from you in the following ways:

  • User-supplied information: 1) by sharing your name, company and e-mail address when subscribing to our newsletter, (2) by sharing personal information when you submit a request to be featured or by submitting a comment via our Contact Form, (3) by sharing personal information when you post comments on our posts, or (4) by participating in a survey where an email address is requested, or (5) by sharing information to complete transactions on our Site, including name, mailing address, email address, phone number, account password, personal preferences relating to the product, your credit card number and expiration date or other financial information necessary for the transaction (collectively ‘Personal Information”).
  • Cookies: Our Site uses “cookies,” small files that are sent to your browser and stored on your hard drive. A cookie does not contain any personally identifiable information, but it does enable Food Tech to record how and when you use the Site.

We may use any personally identifiable information you provide at your option only to:

  • Provide you with information about Food Tech’s products, services, news and events that we believe may be of interest to you. At any time, you may opt out of receiving information about Food Tech by unsubscribing to email communications or contacting us directly.
  • Confirm and process sales transactions, contact you with questions or communications about your order, or to respond to your customer-service inquiries. For your protection, we do not store or provide access to any of your credit card information. However, please note that our system may store the last four digits of your credit card for reference purposes only.
  • Predict and respond to your needs by aggregating our users’ information and tracking user trends.

If we obtain IP addresses, usage data and browser information from our users, we may use such information for the following purposes: (a) to diagnose and prevent service or technology problems that are associated with the IP addresses; (b) to help us provide you with customized content and promotions that match your stated preferences; (c) to prepare geographical or other statistical data to help us better serve our users; (d) to create new features, promotions and services in connection with the Site; and (e) to monitor the use of the Site.

However, Food Tech may need to disclose personally identifiable information (“Required Disclosure”) when required by law or if we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process, (b) enforce this privacy policy or the Terms of Use, (c) respond to claims that your personal information violates the rights of third parties, (d) protect the rights, safety or property of Food Tech or its users or others, or if (e) Food Tech becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or other transaction resulting in a change of control of Food Tech, in which case you will have the opportunity to opt out of any such transfer if the new entity’s planned processing of your information differs materially from that set forth in this privacy policy.

Security

Food Tech is very careful about safeguarding the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. To do that, Food Tech has established safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access to or misuse of your information, but cannot guarantee that your information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Policy (for example, as a result of unauthorized acts by third parties that violate applicable law or the policies of Food Tech and its affiliated providers). In the event any of our security measures are breached, which we of course cannot guarantee against, we will make any legally-required disclosures of any breach of security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored personal data to you via email or conspicuous posting on this Site in the most expeditious time possible, consistent with the reasonable needs of law enforcement or any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.

Exclusion

Because Food Tech cannot predict, control or be responsible for information you choose to tell us or others in a publicly available fashion, this Privacy Policy does not apply to any information that you voluntarily disclose to Food Tech, our partners, our customers or any other third party via chat rooms, bulletin boards or otherwise where Food Tech did not expressly ask you for such information.

Access by Our Employees

Food Tech uses good-faith efforts to limit our employees’ access to your personally identifiable information to the amount reasonably required to provide prompt, high-quality service.

Dispute Resolution

Any dispute, claim or controversy relating to this or any previous privacy policy shall be resolved as provided in our Terms of Use.

Changes to This Policy

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on this page. If we make a significant or material change in the way we use your personal information, the change will be posted on this page thirty (30) days prior to taking effect.

Questions?

If you have any questions or suggestions about our privacy or security policies, please feel free to contact us.