Effective Date 12-22-2016

Women’s Foodservice Forum Website Privacy Policy – Your Privacy Rights

This Privacy Policy applies to the sites and apps where it appears.

This Policy describes how we treat personal information on the websites where it is located. It also applies to our mobile sites and apps. By interacting with us, you consent to these practices. Your use of this platform indicates you agree to our collection, use and disclosure of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

We collect information from and about you.

We collect contact information. For example, we collect your name and street address if you register with us. We may collect your job title if you sign up for an event. We might also collect your phone number, email address, and social media handles.

We collect payment information. We collect your credit card number if you make a purchase. For example, if you pay membership dues or register for an event.

We collect information you submit or post. For example, we collect the information you post in a public space on our sites. We also collect information when you contact us or complete a Career Assessment. 

We collect demographic information. We may collect information like your gender, age, and ZIP code or postal code. We might collect this when you register or contact us.

We collect usage and device/location information. If you use our website, we may collect information about the browser you’re using. We might look at what site you came from, or what site you visit when you leave us. If you use our mobile app, we may also access your device’s location information in the background. We may collect this information using different types of technologies, including GPS and Wi-Fi. We might also collect device identifiers. We might look at how often you use the app and where you downloaded it.

We collect information in different ways.

We collect information directly from you. For example, if you register with us or sign up for our emails. We also collect information if you contact us.

We collect information from you passively.  We use tracking tools like browser cookies and web beacons. We do this on our websites and in emails that we send to you. We collect information about users over time when you use this website. We may have third parties collect personal information this way. We may also collect information from our mobile apps. Learn more about these tools and how you can control them, here.

We might get information about you from third parties. For example, our business partners may give us information about you. Social media platforms may also give us information about you.

We combine information. For example, we may combine information that we have collected offline with information we collect online. Or we may combine information we get from a third party with information we already have.

We use information as disclosed and described here.

We use information to respond to your requests or questions. For example, we might use your information to respond to your feedback. We may also use your information if you make a purchase or attend an event.

We use information to improve our products and services. We may use your information to make our website and products better. We might use your information to customize your experience with us.

We use information for security purposes. We may use information to protect our company and our members. We also use information to protect our websites and apps.

We use information for marketing purposes. For example, we might send you information about new events and special offers. We might also use your information to serve you ads about products and events. We might tell you about new features or content. These might be third party offers or products we think you might find interesting. If you register with us, we’ll send you our promotional emails. To learn about your choices for these communications, read the choices section below.  

We use information to communicate with you. For example, we will communicate with you about your membership or our relationship. We may contact you about your feedback. We might also contact you about this Policy or our website Terms.

We may use push notifications on our mobile apps. We will send you push notifications about event updates or changes.

We use information as otherwise permitted by law or as we may notify you.

We may share information with third parties.

We will share information with third parties who perform services on our behalf. For example, we share information with vendors who send emails for us. We may also share information with companies that help operate our websites or products.

We may share information with our members. For example, we share information as part of our member directory. We may also share information with members to promote local events. 

We may share information with third parties for their marketing purposes.  These third parties may include third parties whose products or services we believe you may be interested in. These may include co-sponsors of events. These third parties may also share your information with others. These third parties may use the information for their own marketing purposes or the marketing purposes of others. This may include the delivery of interest based advertising.

We will share information if we think we have to in order to comply with the law or to protect ourselves. For example, we will share information to respond to a court order or subpoena. We may share it if a government agency or investigatory body requests. We might share information when we are investigating potential fraud. We may share your information with the US government.

We may share information with any successor to all or part of our business. For example, if part of our business was sold we may give our customer list as part of that transaction.

We may share information for other reasons we may describe to you.

You have certain choices about how we use your information.

You can opt out of receiving our marketing emails. To stop receiving our promotional emails, email us at unsubscribe@wff.org, or follow the instructions in any promotional message you get from us. Even if you opt out of getting marketing messages, we will still send you transactional messages. These include responses to your requests and questions, and information about an event if you register.

You can control cookies and tracking tools. To learn how we use cookies and other tracking tools, and to read our Do Not Track policy, please click here.

You can control tools on your mobile devices. For example, you can turn off the GPS locator or push notifications on your phone.

Your California privacy rights.

If you reside in California, you have the right to ask us one time each year if we have shared personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make a request, please email us at privacy@wff.org, or write to us at the address listed below. Indicate in your letter that you are a California resident making a “Shine the Light” inquiry.

These sites and apps are not intended for children.

Our sites and apps are meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 without permission from a parent or guardian. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has given us information, you can email us at privacy@wff.org. You can also write to us at the address listed at the end of this policy. Please mark your inquiries “COPPA Information Request.” Parents, you can learn more about how to protect children's privacy on-line here.

We use standard security measures.

The Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of our sites and apps will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet. This includes not sharing your passwords. We keep personal information as long as it is necessary and relevant for the practices described in this Policy. We also keep information as otherwise required by law.

We may link to other sites or apps or have third party services on our platforms we don’t control.

If you click on a link to a third party site, you will be taken to websites or platforms we do not control. This policy does not apply to the privacy practices of that website or platform. Read the privacy policy of other websites and companies carefully. We are not responsible for these third party practices.

Our sites and apps may also serve third party content that contains their own cookies or tracking technologies. To learn more, click here. We do not control the use of those technologies.

Feel free to contact us if you have more questions.

If you have any questions about this Policy or want to correct or update your information, please email us at privacy@wff.org.

You can also write to us or call at:

Women’s Foodservice Forum Manager’s Office
6730 LBJ Freeway, Building B
Dallas, TX 75240

Phone: (972) 770-9100

We may update this Policy.

From time to time we may change our privacy policies. We will notify you of any material changes to our Policy as required by law. We will also post an updated copy on our sites and apps. Please check our sites and apps periodically for updates.

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