Effective Date: July ___, 2011
Information Collection and Use
When you visit our website, we only collect personal information from you if you voluntarily provide it to us. Depending on the purpose for which the information was provided, we may use the information to communicate with you regarding our products, services, and promotions, to provide you with other information or materials that you request, to customize your interactive experience, and/or to improve our product and service offerings.
If you contact us through our website, we may ask you for personal information such as your name, address, phone number, or e-mail address so that we can respond to your questions or comments. If you send us an e-mail, at the very minimum, we will obtain your e-mail address.
You may also be asked to provide personal information when you request coupons through our website.
Additionally, you may also be asked to provide personal information if you:
• register as a user of our website;
• post content to our website;
• request or agree to receive an online newsletter or other material from us;
• register for a sweepstakes, contests, or other promotions;
• participate in a survey, a consumer research panel, or similar type of activity; or
• otherwise participate in features of our website that ask for personal information.
In the event you purchase or otherwise request a product, publication, or promotional offering from MW Polar Foods, or wish to take part of a rebate or similar offer, you may be required to provide your contact and payment information, such as a credit card number, in order for us to process your order or request.
Your participation in any of the above referenced activities, and thus your disclosure of personal information to us, is entirely voluntary. Although we employ security measures to protect personal information, we cannot absolutely guarantee the security of any information you provide online; you provide all information at your own risk.
We may also use the information you provide to respond to your questions or comments, to administer our promotions and websites, to fulfill your request, subscription, or order, to provide you with a customized interactive experience, or to otherwise provide or improve our products and services. Based on the information you provide, we also may obtain additional information about you, such as U.S. Postal Service address change data or demographic information, from commercially available sources.
We will not send you any online newsletter or similar e-mail communication unless you expressly consent to receive such a communication from us. And if you do choose to receive any such e-mail communication from us, you will always have the opportunity to “unsubscribe” from receiving the e-mail at any time.
Cookies, Web Beacons, and Similar Technologies
MW Polar Foods may employ cookie technology, web beacons, transparent GIF images, and similar devices to facilitate website administration and navigation and to provide an enhanced online experience for our visitors. This technology will allow access to MW Polar Foods cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small piece of information that is stored on a computer for the purpose of identifying that browser during interaction on websites. Cookies may be used to store items such as identifiers and user preferences. A website may set a cookie to the browser if the browser's preferences allow it. A browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has set, not those set by other websites.
Information tracked through these mechanisms includes but is not limited to a user’s IP address, the type of web browser and operating system being used, the pages of the website a user visits, and other websites a user visited before visiting our website. These devices may also be used on our behalf by third parties managing our advertising on other websites to enable us to learn which advertisements bring visitors to our websites and to otherwise improve our online advertising.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but can be configured not to do so or to notify the user when a cookie is being sent. If you wish to disable cookies, refer to your browser help menu to learn how to disable cookies. Certain features of our website may not be accessible once you disabled cookies.
MW Polar Foods may let other companies show advertisements on some of our pages that would allow these companies to set and access their cookies on your computer as well. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to MW Polar Foods cookies.
Devices like web beacons and transparent GIF images are small or transparent graphics that enable us to count the number of users who have visited a particular web page or to access certain cookies. We may use these graphics on our website to count users and to identify users by accessing our cookies. Being able to access our cookies allows us to personalize our website and improve your experience at our website. We may also include these graphics in HTML-formatted e-mail messages that we send to determine which e-mail messages were opened.
MW Polar Foods does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the circumstances described below.
We may share your personal information with other marketers at unaffiliated companies if you give us your express consent to do so. We will not share your information with such other marketers without your affirmative consent.
We may provide your personal information to third parties who provide services on our behalf in connection with our website. For example, such third parties may use your information in connection with fulfillment of an order, responding to your question or comment, providing a sweepstakes prize, deployment of a consumer survey, investigation of a complaint, or administration of our databases. The administration of our databases may include verification of the accuracy of information within our databases or to gather additional information about individuals within our databases from commercially available sources.
In the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets to a third party, we reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you to such third party. We also reserve the right to share information within MW Polar Foods amongst our various businesses.
Personal Information From Third-party Social-Networking Websites/Services
If you choose to access or make use of third-party social-networking websites/services (such as Facebook or Twitter), we may receive personal information about you that you have made available to those websites/services, including information about your contacts on those websites/services. For example, some social-networking services allow you to push content from our website to your contacts or to pull information about your contacts so you can connect with them on our website. Some social-networking services also will facilitate your registration for our website or enhance or personalize your experience on our website. Your decision to use a social-networking service will always be voluntary. However, you should make sure you are comfortable with the information your third-party social-networking services may make available to our website by visiting those services’ privacy policies and by modifying your privacy settings directly on those services. Any personal information we receive through third-party social-networking services may be used as described above.
Links to Other Sites
This website may, from time to time, contain interactive areas where website users might submit comments or other content (including information about the user that might be displayed in the user’s public profile within an online community) that may be posted on the website or otherwise published. Users who do this should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., name, e-mail address, etc.) in content submitted for posting or publication, the information can be read and used by others. This may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties. We make no representations and undertake no obligations as to the security or use of information you voluntarily include when submitting content.
MW Polar Foods is aware of the privacy concerns of users who may be children. We are mindful of the need for children under the age of 13 who may visit this website to consult with their parents prior to providing any personal information and we have adopted special safeguards to protect children's privacy online.
MW Polar Foods does not condition a child’s participation in an activity on disclosing more information than is reasonably necessary in order to participate. We may ask visitors to enter a birthdate to restrict those who are underage from accessing certain sites, areas, or features. We may collect a child’s first name and email address without a parent’s consent, but only to respond to a one time question or request, and we promptly delete this information after we respond. When a child under the age of 13 signs up for a newsletter or other activity requiring multiple online contacts, we will ask the child for a parent or legal guardian’s email address so we can notify the parent or guardian and get their permission or give them the opportunity to opt out.
Provided we have parental permission, we may collect additional personal information from a child such as a first name, email address, home address, and telephone number. This information helps us to personalize special offers, sweepstakes, contests, and games, and to offer other activities we think will be of interest to our consumers under the age of thirteen.
United States Only
This website is intended for use by residents of the United States of America only. All matters relating to this website are governed by the laws of the United States. If you are located outside of the United States and you contact us, please be advised that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States and that by submitting information you explicitly authorize this transfer and the processing of this information within the United States.
Your Consent and Control of Information
At all times, you will have the right to review and update the information that you previously provided to us at this website. You may contact us as described below to arrange for this or to ask to be removed from our list of email addresses to which we send email newsletters or other information. All of our email newsletters also contain an “unsubscribe” link that you can click to unsubscribe from receiving future emails from MW Polar Foods.