Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

  1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS:  Welcome to this website (“Website”) which is published by the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE < https://eatlocalfirst.org/elf_collaborative/> .  Use of this Website is voluntary.  By using this Website, you consent to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information (“PII”) and non-personal information as described in this Online Privacy Statement.  This Online Privacy Statement governs only the use and disclosure of information collected through this Website.
  2. NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION THE EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE COLLECTS FROM YOU:  The EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE automatically collects information about your Internet connection, including but not limited to:
  • The Internet Protocol (IP) address and name of the Internet domain you used to access the Internet
  • The IP address of the website from which you linked directly to the Eat Local First website
  • The date and time you accessed the Eat Local First website
  • The pages you visited
  • The web browser, operating system and any device you used to access the Eat Local First website
  • Your age and gender
  • Categories you are interested in based on previous searches

This information (“non-personal information”) does not identify you personally. The EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE uses this non-personal information to monitor the effectiveness of this Website and to consider potential improvements to this Website.  If you wish to opt-out from this information being collected, you may edit your Ads Settings and opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising, or you can download Google’s Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

  1. PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE MIGHT COLLECT FROM YOU:  the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE may request that you voluntarily provide certain personally identifiable information (“PII”) to participate in password-protected areas, download information, join EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE mailing lists, engage in payment transactions, or for other purposes.  The EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE does not collect any PII about you when you visit this Website unless you give the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE that information.  You may choose not to provide the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE with PII via this Website.
  2. USE OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION: Unless there are restrictions on use of your PII or unless the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE tells you otherwise, the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE (or third parties engaged by the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE) may use your PII to:
    • Administer your participation in the Website;
    • Communicate information the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE thinks may be of interest to you;
    • Fulfill your request for services or materials;
    • Contact you;
    • Conduct research, contests, or surveys
  3. SHARING YOUR INFORMATION:  Through display, the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE may disclose your PII to other authorized users of this Website.  The EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE may use third-party service providers and suppliers to facilitate this Website and the services the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE provides, and they may have access to PII.  Authorized users are the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE member employees or third parties who have been granted access and have a need to know the information collected in order to fulfill the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE’s mission.  The EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE may disclose PII if the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE is required to do so by law.
  4. USE OF COOKIES, APPLETS AND WEB BEACONS: the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE sometimes transfers “cookies,” “applets,” and “web beacons” to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser or email application to collect non-personal information about your visit to this Website. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE uses to identify your computer. Applets are small computer applications that relate information back to the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE. A web beacon (also known as a pixel tag or clear GIF) is a tiny transparent image embedded in a webpage or an email to measure usage and activity. In some cases, a web beacon triggers the placement of a persistent cookie on your device.
  5. LINKED SITES:  the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE may provide links on this Website to other sites of interest.  Your use of such linked websites is subject to the privacy statements of those providers of those websites.  The EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE encourages you to be aware when you leave this Website and to read the privacy statements of each website you visit.
  6. SECURITY MEASURES:  the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE works hard to protect the security of the information that you provide to the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE.  While the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE strives to protect your information through measures that protect the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE systems, such security cannot be guaranteed.  Consequently, the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE does not insure or warrant the security of information you transmit, and you transmit information through our Website at your own risk.
  7. REVIEWING INFORMATION:  You may contact us using methods listed below if you wish to discuss any issues regarding your PII.
  8. CHANGES:  the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE may change this Online Privacy Statement from time to time.  If the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE does make a change, the EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE will post the revised Online Privacy Statement on this Website. The EAT LOCAL FIRST COLLABORATIVE encourages you to review this Online Privacy Statement periodically.

If you have questions or comments about this Policy, if you feel we are not abiding by this Policy, or if you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please contact us by email at info@eatlocalfirst.org, by phone at (360) 647–7093, or by postal mail at 1701 Ellis St, Suite 221, Bellingham, WA 98225.