Last updated: March 9, 2021
WHAT WE COLLECT
Information you give us:
We receive and store any information you enter into our website, in surveys, or give us in any other way. This includes subscribing to our e-Newsletters or e-cards, purchases, registrations, donating to us, or submitting a form on our website.
We ask for personal information so we can fulfill your requests, improve our messaging, and support our network of health and food safety educators (BAC Fighters).
From time to time, we may send you e-mail announcements about new features, products, or services, or we may send you a solicitation for donation via e-mail or through postal mailbox. The Partnership for Food Safety Education is funded by donations and a controlled program of e-mail marketing is an important element of fundraising. We limit the amount of communications you receive.
Some demographic data, volunteered through surveys, are used to provide an accurate profile of the overall network of health educators we serve. We do not sell any personal data collected from these surveys.
Social Media & Comments:
PFSE uses social media such as website comments, and networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn, to engage in dialogue. As mentioned above, PFSE may use data collected via these functions on our website, in e-mails, webinars, or any other form of communication. On other networks, we abide by the terms and conditions of that website/service, and reserve the right to use those networks for marketing purposes. Comments made on social media accounts are reviewed and may be used at our discretion, and through the use of these functions, you accept that PFSE is permitted to edit, moderate, and reuse these comments for promotional materials. Promotions and advertising are not permitted in this medium, nor is derogatory or hateful speech.
Non-personal information may include the browser name, the type of device and technical information transmitted, language preferences, geographic location, time stamps and visited pages, operating systems, and other similar information. We may also collect IP addresses which would be irrevocably anonymized.
The Security of Your Information
All computers that receive or store personal information are secured by firewalls and other security measures. Additionally, sensitive data such as credit card numbers are encrypted using SSL and other industry standard measures to provide an additional level of security.
How We Collect Your Information
We collect personal data if and when online users provide such data in email sign up, surveys, event signup or during the donation process. We may also collect personal information given voluntarily when contacting us on our website, submitting content, making requests or during any other communication. When you visit PFSE’s website, we may collect information about your visit such as your IP address, the pages you visited and when you subscribe and/or access our content. We may collect information on when and how you use those services.
A “cookie” is a small piece of information that a website assigns to your device while you are viewing a website. Cookies are very helpful and ca be used for various different purposes, which include allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and making the interaction between you and our services quicker and easier. To learn more about cookies, you can visit allaboutcookies.org.
What We Do with Information We Gather
We may use the information that you provide and that we gather for the following purposes:
- We use your information to enable you to view the content on our website and to otherwise interact with all features and services available on our site. We may also use your non-personal information to send and process requests.
- When we communicate with you, we may do so through the e-mail address that you provide to us, notices to your inbox, and other means available. These types of communication may include e-cards, e-Newsletters, reminders regarding events, or requests for information or donation.
- We may use information provided by you to further personalize the content and information we may send or display to you via e-mail or survey services, and to otherwise personalize your experiences. We may use your information to notify you about opportunities or provide information.
- To better understand how users access and use our Site, in order to improve our Site and respond to user desires and preferences.
Types of Communication You May Receive
We publish newsletters. Occasionally, we may send announcements about PFSE events or donation requests to the mailing list. We do not rent or sell our e-mail lists.
There are different types of communication you receive from us, from which you are free to unsubscribe. They may include the following:
- E-Newsletters and e-cards
- Personalized emails from PFSE staff
- Marketing information and emails
- Donor Appeals
- Event promotions
- Surveys and polls
We do not sell, trade, or rent user personal information with any other parties. We may share personal information with our trusted service providers, contractors, and sponsors/partners only to the extent required to fulfill the purposes outlined above. We will only provide information submitted by our online users via submission forms for access to exclusive content such as webinars.
Non-personal information may be shared with third parties, as well as for the purpose of developing or delivering content, or for the purpose of improving our web services, conducting data analysis or other business purposes. This information may be combined with information we collect from other sources, to the extent that the information remains anonymous. In addition, we may elect to share your personal information with qualified third-party partners for marketing, events, or other similar purposes but only where you agree to share such information. Such partners will be prohibited from disclosing or using such information except for the limited purposes which the users have consented to.
How We Use Information
We may use personal data to provide and improve our Services and to meet any binding contractual or legal obligations. We may use information collected in Surveys to combine with other responses to gather anonymous findings. We may also use personal data to communicate with you about same or similar services we have available. If we do so, we will provide you with an easy and free way to opt-out of receive such communications in the future.
Notice to Non-U.S. Users
PFSE is based in the United States. Use of your information by PFSE is intended for use only within the U.S. and its territories. If you use our site and use our services, your information will be stored in the United States. We may, however, use third-party service providers that are located outside of the United States. Content and use of that content is intended to conform to United State law and practices. Use outside of the United States is at your risk, and you agree to comply with all applicable laws and use or nonuse of content.
Notice to California Users
California residents may request a list of any personal information provided to third parties in the preceding year for direct-marketing purposes, free of charge. California residents can contact us and must attest that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for your response.
Our Site and Services may contain links to third-party sites. Any access to and use of such links are not governed by this policy, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third-party websites. PFSE is not responsible for the information practices of third-party sites.
Our Policy on Children’s Information
Our site is not directed to children under 18. If you learn that your minor child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us.
We use industry standard security tools and measures, as well as internal guidelines and organizational procedures to prevent information misuse and data leakage. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means and procedures to protect the information, which considerably reduce the risks of data misuse, we cannot guarantee that our systems will be absolutely safe. If you become aware of any security vulnerability or potential data breach, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can take the appropriate measures to address such incident.
Conditions of Use and Revisions
You may contact us to delete your account/information or have any questions about privacy aspects of our Site and Services
Our postal address is
Partnership for Food Safety Education
2345 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202