- What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the Site;
- Who collects such information;
- How such information is used;
- With whom your information may be shared;
- What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information;
- What kind of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control; and
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.
What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information:
Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information.
The Food Depository takes the following measures to ensure that information collected on our website is kept secure and used as intended. All data is stored on secure, firewall-protected servers either at the Food Depository or those of our online security partners. Data is only accessible to authorized Food Depository staff. Sensitive data, such as credit card and other financial information, is collected on secure forms and transmitted using industry-standard Secure Socket Layer Encryption (SSL) technology. Credit card information is retained only as long as necessary to complete the donation or purchase request of the user or in the case of automatic recurring donations.
The Food Depository provides forms on its website where users can sign-up to receive e-mail notices about volunteer opportunities, anti-hunger initiatives, fundraising campaigns and calls to action. The Food Depository limits communications by email to users who have opted in to receive e-mail communications or in the course of business for online transactions including confirmation of contributions. Each email sent contains an easy, automated opt-out method to cease further email communications.
Internet Protocol Address:
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze Site usage and trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the Site, respond to your inquiries, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Use of “Cookies”:
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. The Greater Chicago Food Depository will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Upon request, we will provide you with access to the information we maintain about you, including contact information. You may correct and update this information by providing us with the correct information.
Other Web Sites:
Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which the Greater Chicago Food Depository has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours. We have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
Contacting the Web Site:
Greater Chicago Food Depository
4100 West Ann Lurie Place
Chicago, IL 60632
You can also send an email to: [email protected].