Privacy Policy

Healthy Food America is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.  This Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with information that we collect through websites operated by us from which you are accessing this Privacy Policy (the “Websites”), through our social media pages that we control from which you are accessing this Privacy Policy (collectively, our “Social Media Pages”) as well as through HTML-formatted email messages that we send to you that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, including the Websites, the Apps and our Social Media Pages, the “Services”).  By using the Services or providing Personal Information to us, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

A NOTE ABOUT INFORMATION ON THE SERVICES

The information on or available through the Services is intended for educational purposes only.  HEALTHY FOOD AMERICA does not represent or guarantee that information on or available through the Services is applicable to any specific patient’s care or treatment.  The educational content on or available through the Services does not constitute medical advice from a physician and is not to be used as a substitute for treatment or advice from a practicing physician or other healthcare provider.  HEALTHY FOOD AMERICA recommends users consult their physician or healthcare provider regarding any questions about whether the information on or available through this site might apply to their individual treatment or care.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Personal Information We May Collect

Personal Information” is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable person, including:  

  • Name
  • Postal address (including billing and shipping addresses)
  • Telephone number or fax number
  • Email address
  • Credit and debit card number
  • Social media profile

If you submit any Personal Information relating to other people to us or to our service providers in connection with the Services, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 

How We May Collect Personal Information

We and our service providers may collect Personal Information in a variety of ways, including: 

  • Through the Services:  We may collect Personal Information through the Services, e.g., when you sign up for a newsletter, join our organization, or make a donation or purchase.
  • Offline:  We may collect Personal Information from you offline, such as when you attend one of our events. 
  • From Other Sources:  We may receive your Personal Information from other sources, such as public databases; joint marketing partners; social media platforms; and from people with whom you are friends or otherwise connected on social media platforms, as well as from other third parties. 

How We May Use Personal Information

We may use Personal Information:

  • To customize our Websites according to your interests or preferences.
  • To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as to send you newsletters.
  • To send administrative information to you, for example, information regarding the Services and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. 
  • To process donations or purchases, communicate with you regarding your donation or purchase, and provide related customer service.
  • To periodically send promotional emails about new programs, services or products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting, including information about third parties and their products and services.
  • To allow you to participate in sweepstakes, contests and similar promotions and to administer these activities.  Some of these activities have additional rules, which could contain additional information about how we use and disclose your Personal Information, so we suggest that you read these rules carefully.
  • For our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, developing new products, enhancing, improving or modifying our Services, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and operating and expanding our business activities. 
  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

How Personal Information May Be Disclosed

Your Personal Information may be disclosed:

  • To our third party service providers who provide services such as website hosting, data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing and other similar services.
  • To third-party sponsors of sweepstakes, contests and similar promotions.
  • By you, if you provide a comment when you interact with the Services, or on message boards, chat, profile pages and blogs and other services to which you are able to post information and materials (including, without limitation, our Social Media Pages).  Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services—including but not limited to information about your or another person’s health or dietary practices, preferences, etc.—will become public information, and may be available to users of the Services and to the general public.  We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose any information on the Services.
  • To a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
  • To our partners in the furtherance of our mission, or to otherwise advance the goals of our organization.
  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

OTHER INFORMATION

Other Information We May Collect

Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an individual, such as:

  • Browser and device information
  • Information collected through cookies, pixel tags and other technologies
  • Demographic information and other information provided by you
  • Aggregated information

How We May Collect Other Information

We and our third party service providers may collect Other Information in a variety of ways, including: 

  • Through your browser or device:  Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, Internet browser type and version you are using.  We use this information to ensure that the Services function properly. 
  • Using cookies:  Cookies are pieces of information stored directly on the computer that you are using.  Cookies allow us to collect information such as browser type, time spent on the Services, pages visited, language preferences, and other anonymous traffic data.  We and our service providers use the information for security purposes, to facilitate navigation, to display information more effectively, and to personalize your experience while using the Services.  We and our service providers also gather statistical information about the usage of the Services in order to continually improve their design and functionality, understand how they are used and to assist us with resolving questions regarding them.

If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to automatically decline cookies, or be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer to your computer of a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular site.  You may also wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.  If, however, you do not accept these cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of the Services.  For example, we may not be able to recognize your computer and you may need to log in every time you visit the applicable Services.  You also may not receive advertising or other offers from us that are relevant to your interests and needs.  

We also use Google Analytics, which uses cookies and other, similar technologies to collect information about Site use anonymously and reports website trends, without identifying individual visitors. You can learn about Google’s practices by going to www.google.com/policies/privacy/, and opt out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

  • Using pixel tags and other similar technologies:  Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) may be used in connection with the Services to, among other things, track the actions of users of the Services (including email recipients), measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about usage of the Services and response rates. 
  • IP Address:  Your IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider.  An IP Address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user accesses the Services, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited.  Collecting IP Addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many websites, applications and other services.  We use IP Addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels of the Services, helping diagnose server problems, and administering the Services.
  • From you:  Information, such as your preferred means of communication, is collected when you voluntarily provide it. 
  • By aggregating information:  Aggregated Personal Information does not personally identify you or any other user of the Services (for example, we may aggregate Personal Information to calculate the percentage of our users who have a particular telephone area code).

 

How We May Use and Disclose Other Information

We may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law.  If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information, then we may use it for all the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information.

In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information.  If we do, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information as long as it is combined.

THIRD PARTY SERVICES

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any site or service to which the Services link.  The inclusion of a link on the Services does not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by us or by our affiliates.

In addition, we are not responsible for the information collection, use, disclosure or security policies and practices of other organizations.

SECURITY

We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Information within our organization.  Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us in accordance with the “Contacting Us” section below.

CHOICES AND ACCESS

Your choices regarding our use of your Personal Information

We give you choices regarding our use of your Personal Information for marketing purposes.  You may opt-out from: 

  • Receiving electronic communications from us:  If you no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out by following the instructions contained in any such message. 
  • Text messages:  We may provide you with the option of receiving text messages from us (such as text messages relating to a fundraising campaign or specific action items).  If you have opted into this service but no longer want to receive text messages from us, you may opt-out by replying “STOP” to any such message you receive. 
  • Telephone communications:  We may provide you with the option of receiving telephone calls from us (such as calls relating to a fundraising campaign or specific action items).  If you no longer want to receive calls from us, you may opt-out by emailing us at info@HFAmerica.org.

 

We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable.  Please note that if you opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails from us, we may still send you important administrative messages, from which you cannot opt-out.

How you can access, change or suppress your Personal Information

If you would like to review, correct, update, suppress, or delete the Personal Information that you have provided to us, you may contact us at info@HFAmerica.org or:

Healthy Food America
1200 12th Ave. S, Suite 710
Seattle, WA 98144

In your request, please make clear what Personal Information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Information suppressed from our database or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of the Personal Information you have provided to us.  For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request.  We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. 

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting such change or deletion.  There may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed.

USE OF THE SERVICES BY MINORS

The Services are not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information through the Services. 

CROSS-BORDER TRANSFER

The Services are controlled and operated by us from the United States, and are not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States.

SENSITIVE INFORMATION

We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., Social Security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, or criminal background) on or through the Services or otherwise to us.

UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may change this Privacy Policy.  Please take a look at the “Last Updated” legend at the bottom of this page to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised.  Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Services.  Your use of the Services following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy. 

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@HFAmerica.org or:

Healthy Food America
1200 12th Ave. S, Suite 710
Seattle, WA 98144

Because email communications are not always secure, please do not include credit card or other sensitive information in your emails to us.

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