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Privacy Statement

Worcester County Food Bank shares your concerns about privacy on the Internet. In order to better protect your privacy, Worcester County Food Bank has provided this notice explaining its online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used on the Site. Furthermore, this Privacy Policy, being part of the Terms, works in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions of Use, but does not modify or supercede it.

Worcester County Food Bank's Collection and Use of Your Information
In the course of using the Site, Worcester County Food Bank may ask you for your name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, fax number as well as other relevant information. Worcester County Food Bank also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our web pages such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows '98 or Mac OS), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Earthlink), aggregate data about the number of visits to the Site and/or aggregate data about the pages visited.

How Worcester County Food Bank Uses the Information
Worcester County Food Bank uses the non-personally identifiable information ("Aggregate Data") to improve the design and content of the Site and to enable Worcester County Food Bank to personalize your Internet experience. Worcester County Food Bank may use the Aggregate Data to analyze Site usage as well as create services and/or products to fit your needs. Also, Worcester County Food Bank shares this Aggregate Data with Worcester County Food Bank's related entities, advertisers, partners and/or other third party vendors. Worcester County Food Bank shall own such Aggregate Data and maintain copies of such as part of its records.

Except as otherwise indicated, Worcester County Food Bank uses the personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") you provide about yourself: (a) to respond to any of your inquiries or questions about our services; (b) for internal marketing purposes and as part of Worcester County Food Bank's donor database; (c) to provide you additional and updated information, materials and other advertisements regarding the Worcester County Food Bank services; (d) to offer you other materials and/or information that Worcester County Food Bank believes may be of interest to you; (e) to cooperate with government officials or parties in litigation under process of law, or as otherwise required by law; (f) to protect the security or integrity of the Site; (g) to protect against a threat of safety or destruction of property; and/or (h) to protect against legal liability. In all cases, however, Worcester County Food Bank agents, employees and contractors who have access to Personal Information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. Furthermore, Worcester County Food Bank encourages all its business Partners to adopt and adhere to standards of protection consistent with this Privacy Policy. Worcester County Food Bank will not use the Personal Information, except as set forth herein, without your permission; provided, however, Worcester County Food Bank shall own all such Personal Information and maintain copies of such as part of its records. If you do not wish to receive any such information or to allow Worcester County Food Bank the right to use your personally identifiable information as described, please contact Worcester County Food Bank in the manner identified in the "Opt-Out" section below. The Aggregate Data and Personal Information may be transferred, distributed or sold as part of Worcester County Food Bank or its assets.

Opt Out
You may choose not to receive such information and/or to allow Worcester County Food Bank to use your information in the manner described above by simply notifying Worcester County Food Bank directly at www.foodbank.org or at 508-842-3663. Upon receipt and processing of an "opt out" request, Worcester County Food Bank will, within its commercially reasonable amount of time, remove your information from any future marketing communications.

Security; No Liability
Worcester County Food Bank has implemented security measures to help protect against the risk of loss, misuse and alteration of any information under Worcester County Food Bank's control. Worcester County Food Bank protects your online order information by using Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") technology. SSL encrypts your order information to avoid the decoding of that information by anyone other than Worcester County Food Bank. Nevertheless, such security measures may not prevent all loss, misuse or alteration of information on the Site, and Worcester County Food Bank is not responsible for any damages or liabilities relating to any such security failures. You understand that data and communications, including e-mail and other electronic communications, may be accessed by unauthorized third parties when communicated over the Internet. Furthermore, the Site contains links to other web sites. Worcester County Food Bank is not responsible for nor can Worcester County Food Bank ensure the privacy practices or content of such other sites.

IP Addresses and Cookies
Like other web sites, Worcester County Food Bank uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with Worcester County Food Bank's servers, to administer the Site and for security purposes.

"Cookies" are pieces of data sent from a Web server to a Web browser that enable a Web server to identify users that visit a site hosted by that server. Worcester County Food Bank may use Cookies in order to identify you to our site so that Worcester County Food Bank can provide more customized information and services to you. In addition, our site may contain advertisements that may contain Cookies. In general, if you choose, you can disable the use of Cookies by reviewing your browser's preferences and options.

Modification of Privacy Policy
Worcester County Food Bank may change this Privacy Policy at any time, consistent with the terms set forth in the Terms and Conditions of Use, by posting the changed or amended Privacy Policy on the Site. Your continued viewing of or use of this Site following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy will signify your assent to any such changes or amendments.

How to Contact Worcester County Food Bank for Any Reason
You may contact Worcester County Food Bank with questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, updating any personally identifiable information or anything else related to Worcester County Food Bank and/or this Site at www.wcfb.org.



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