Legal

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank collects personal information on this website.  Privacy on the Internet is a big concern in today’s world and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank has put in place specific guidelines and practices that define how we will use the personal information that we collect.  In addition to this Privacy Policy, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank may, from time-to-time, run special promotions or conduct other activities with affiliate organizations that may require additional privacy terms in conjunction with the specific promotion or activity.  These additional terms will be outlined as part of the promotion and will be in addition to the terms defined in this Privacy Policy.

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank’s Collection and Use of Your Information

In the course of using this website, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank may ask you for your name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number and other relevant information.  If you visit our donations page and choose to make a donation with your credit card, we may also ask you for credit card and billing information.  This information is encrypted using SSL technology and is only stored until your donation can be processed.  Once it has been processed, all credit card information is removed from our systems.  The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our web pages.  This information may include the type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox, Netscape, Internet Explorer, etc.), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows, Linux, Mac OSX), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Earthlink, etc.), aggregate data about the number of visits to the Site and/or aggregate data about the pages visited.

How the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Uses the Information

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank uses the non-personally identifiable information (“Aggregate Data”) to improve the design and content of the Site and to enable the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to personalize your Internet experience.  The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank may use the Aggregate Data to analyze Site usage as well as create services and/or products to fit your needs.  The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank shall own such Aggregate Data and maintain copies of such as part of its records.  Except as otherwise indicated, The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 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 the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank’s donor database; (c) to provide you additional and updated information, materials and other advertisements regarding the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and it’s services; (d) to offer you other materials and/or information from the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank that we believe may be of interest to you without sharing, renting, or selling your personal information with outside parties; (e) to cooperate with government officials or parties in litigation under process of law, or as otherwise required by law; (f) to protect the security and integrity of the Site; (g) to protect against a threat of safety or destruction of property; and/or (h) to protect against legal liability.  In all cases, however, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 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.  The Food Bank will not send solicitations to you on behalf of another organization.  Furthermore, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank encourages all its business partners to adopt and adhere to standards of protection consistent with this Privacy Policy.  The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will not use the Personal Information, except as set forth herein, without your permission; provided, however, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 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 the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank the right to use your personally identifiable information as described, please contact the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank in the manner identified in the “Opt-Out” section below. The Aggregate Data and Personal Information may be transferred, distributed or sold as part of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank or its assets.

Opt Out

You may choose not to receive such information and/or to allow the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to use your information in the manner described above by contacting us directly at (225) 359-9940.  Upon receipt and processing of an “opt out” request, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will, within a reasonable amount of time, remove your information from any future marketing communications.

Security; No Liability

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

IP Addresses and Cookies

Like other web sites, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank’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.  The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank may use Cookies in order to identify you to our site so that we 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.

Modification of Privacy Policy

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank 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.

How to Contact the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for Any Reason

You may contact the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank with questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, updating any personally identifiable information or anything else related to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and/or this Site at www.brfoodbank.org or at (225) 359-9940.

USDA

“In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C.  20250-9410 or call toll free (866)632-9992 (Voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”