Privacy Policy

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan PRIVACY POLICY

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (FBEM) will not trade, share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. FBEM shares your concerns about privacy, whether your personal information is collected in person, through the mail, or on the Internet. In order to better protect your privacy, FBEM has provided this notice explaining its information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

On occasion, FBEM may run promotions or conduct other activities with affiliate partners from this Site. In such event, we may post additional privacy terms in conjunction with such promotion or activities that modify and/or supplement this Privacy Policy and govern the use of information related to or received through such promotions or activities.

Collection of Your Information

In the course of collecting your information, FBEM may ask you for your name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, fax number as well as other relevant information. FBEM may also 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. Internet Explorer or Firefox), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., AT&T or Verizon or Comcast), aggregate data about the number of visits to the Site and/or aggregate data about the pages visited.

Use of Your Information

PERSONAL INFORMATION: Except as otherwise indicated, FBEM 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 FBEM’s donor database; (c) to provide you additional and updated information, materials and other advertisements regarding the FBEM’s services; (d) to cooperate with government officials or parties in litigation under process of law, or as otherwise required by law; (e) to protect the security or integrity of our on-line Site; (f) to protect against a threat of safety or destruction of property; and/or (g) to protect against legal liability.

In all cases, FBEM’s 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, FBEM encourages all its business Partners to adopt and adhere to standards of protection consistent with this Privacy Policy. FBEM will not use the Personal Information, except as set forth herein, without your permission; provided, however, FBEM 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 FBEM the right to use your personally identifiable information as described, please contact FBEM in the manner identified in the “Opt-Out” section below.

AGGREGATE DATA: FBEM uses the non-personally identifiable information (“Aggregate Data”) to improve the design and content of the Site and to enable FBEM to personalize your Internet experience. FBEM may use the Aggregate Data to analyze Site usage as well as create services and/or communications to fit your needs and interests. Also, FBEM shares this Aggregate Data with related entities, advertisers, partners and/or other third party vendors. FBEM shall own such Aggregate Data and maintain copies of such as part of its records.

Opt Out

You may choose not to receive such information and/or to allow FBEM to use your information in the manner described above by simply checking the box provided on the contribution form itself, or by contacting us directly on our contact page. For all E-Newsletters and announcements an unsubscribe option is located at the bottom of each communication. Upon receipt and processing of an “opt out” or “unsubscribe” request, FBEM will, within its commercially reasonable amount of time, remove your information from any future marketing communications.

Security; No Liability

FBEM has implemented security measures to help protect against the risk of loss, misuse and alteration of any information under FBEM’s control. FBEM protects your online information by using Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) technology. SSL encrypts your information to avoid the decoding of that information by anyone other than FBEM. Nevertheless, such security measures may not prevent all loss, misuse or alteration of information on the Site, and FBEM 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. FBEM is not responsible for, nor can FBEM ensure the privacy practices or content of such other sites.

IP Addresses and Cookies

Like other web sites, FBEM uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with FBEM’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. FBEM may use Cookies in order to identify you to our site so that FBEM 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.

Special Note about Children

FBEM does not knowingly gather any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. You must be 13 years of age or older to access the Site. FBEM has no interest in collecting information from children under the age of 13.

Modification of Privacy Policy

FBEM 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.

Contacting Us

You may contact FBEM with questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, updating any personally identifiable information, or anything else related to FBEM and/or this Site at or at 810.239.4441.

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS.

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2016 Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. All rights reserved.

Revised July 7, 2016