TRUSTe Privacy Certification

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 08/13/2015

This Privacy Statement describes how Global Food and Ag Network, LLC, (collectively “We”, “Us”) collects and uses the personal information you provide. It also describes the choices available to you regarding the use of, your access to, and how to update and correct your personal information.

The TRUSTe certification applies to the following properties:

  • www.foodmarketmaker.com
  • www.flfoodconnect.com
In order to view our relationship with TRUSTe please visit the validation page visible by clicking on the TRUSTe seal. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact TRUSTe at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.

Collection of Personal Information

We collect the following personal information from you:
  • Name (account registration)
  • Email address (account registration)
  • Geo-location (mapping tools and site functionality)
  • Address (account registration)
  • Phone Number (account registration)
  • Age (site functionality)
  • Gender (site functionality)
  • Affinity categories (site functionality)
  • Operating system type (site functionality)
  • Browser type (site functionality)
  • Network Type (site functionality)

Use of Personal Information

We use this information to:
  • Administer your account
  • Respond to your questions and concerns
  • Facilitate your transactions with other users
  • Monitor site traffic patterns to improve site functionality

Information Sharing

We will share your personal information with third parties only as provided in this privacy statement.

Opt-out Preferences

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. You may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, accessing the email preferences in your account settings page, or you can contact us at contact@foodmarketmaker.com.

User Access and Choice

If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, amend, delete/remove, ask to have your information removed from a public forum, directory or testimonial on our site or deactivate it by making the change on our member information page or by emailing our Customer Support at contact@foodmarketmaker.com. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.

Data Retention

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact us at contact@foodmarketmaker.com.

Legal

We may also disclose your personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, bankruptcy proceedings, or similar legal process when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect the safety of your information or the safety of others information, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.

Tracking Technologies

We and our marketing partners, affiliates, or analytics or service providers, use technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts, to analyze trends, administer the website, tracking users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual and aggregated basis.
We use cookies for our shopping cart, to remember users’ settings (e.g. language preference), for authentication. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our website, but your ability to use some features or areas of our website may be limited. As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data.
We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this website and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by clicking here (or if located in the European Union click here). Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.
We use Local Storage, such as HTML5, to store content information and preferences. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5.

Social Media Widgets

Our website includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button, and Widgets, such as the Share This button or interactive mini-programs that run on our website. These Features may collect your Internet protocol address, which page you are visiting on our website, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy statement of the company providing it.

Geo-Location Data

We collect your location-based information for the purpose of locating a place that you may be searching for in your area. We will only share this information with our mapping provider for the sole purpose of providing you this service.
We may share your geo-location data with third parties for the purpose of them serving you ads for places (such as farmers markets) in your area. If you do not wish to allow us to share your information in this manner please opt-out by contacting us at contact@foodmarketmaker.com.

Merger

Should Global Food and Ag Network, LLC, become involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, of any change in ownership, uses of your personal information, and choices you may have regarding your personal information. We may also disclose your personal information to any other third party with your prior consent.

Links to Other Sites

Our website includes links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Global Food and Ag Network, LLC. If you submit personal information to any of those websites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any website you visit.

Testimonials

We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our website in addition to other endorsements. With your consent, we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at contact@foodmarketmaker.com.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Contact

Global Food and Ag Network, LLC
Care of: MarketMaker Program Manager
4 Autumn Creek Drive, Coal Valley, IL 61240
P: (309) 799-7819
globalfoodagriculturalnetwork@gmail.com

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