This Web site is owned and operated by Food and Beverage Network (“FBN”), an Ontario Company. This privacy statement is intended to help you, as our users, understand what information we gather from you, and how we use, manage, and protect that information.
Information Gathered. Personally identifying information. In using the Food and Beverage Network Web site, you can, among other services, voluntarily register with the site; subscribe to our electronic communications, including newsletters; opt to send articles, pages, and other site content to a third party recipient; and contact us to, for example, offer feedback or ask a question. In the course of these offerings, Food and Beverage Network may ask for personally identifying information from you. This personally identifying information may include your name, email address, telephone, and/or address. When sending site content to a third party, you will be asked to enter information such as the name and email address of that recipient.
Children. Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), Food and Beverage Network will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
Other information. When you use the Food and Beverage Network Web site, Food and Beverage Network and its service providers may collect other information from you that is not personally identifying information but that is contained in users’ browsers. This information may include your current Internet protocol address, your Internet service provider, and your Internet browser.
Usage Tracking. Food and Beverage Network may choose to gather aggregated tracking information, derived largely by tallying page views throughout our site. This information is collected in order to allow Food and Beverage Network to better tailor site content to readers’ needs and interests, and to help Food and Beverage Network’s advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of the Food and Beverage Network audience. This information is anonymized and is not correlated with data about individual users. The tracking information is used to determine which areas of our sites are most enjoyed and utilized by users. Food and Beverage Network does not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page or area of the site performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
Social Networking. You can engage with Food and Beverage Network content and/or applications via third-party social networking sites, such as Facebook. When you do so, you may allow Food and Beverage Network to have access to certain information from your social media profile, to deliver content to you or as part of the application. When you provide personally identifying information to us through a social networking site, the information may become publicly viewable by other members of the site; Food and Beverage Network cannot prevent further use of that information by third parties. Some social networking sites will allow you to control what data you share. Please refer to their policies for further information.
Other sites. Food and Beverage Network’s Web site may provide links to other Web sites. This Privacy Statement applies to Food and Beverage Network only; Food and Beverage Network has no control over users’ information gathered and/or used by these other Web sites. If you submit personally identifying information to any of those sites, your information is subject to their privacy statements. Food and Beverage Network encourages you to carefully read the privacy statement of any Web site you visit.
Use of Information. Food and Beverage Network uses any information voluntarily given by Web site users to enhance their experience on the Food and Beverage Network Web site, both in providing interactive and/or personalized elements on the site or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users. As stated above, we may use information that users voluntarily provide in order to, for example, send out electronic newsletters. Food and Beverage Network will not share newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
Usage tracking information is utilized to determine which pages/areas of the site are performing well and how other content should be altered to better meet the needs and desires of users. Food and Beverage Network may create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because Food and Beverage Network will not track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad.
Food and Beverage Network will not share personally identifying information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
Security. Food and Beverage Network operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
Opt-Out Policy. Food and Beverage Network gives users options wherever necessary and practical, including opting not to register for services such as Food and Beverage Network’s electronic newsletter and other communications, and opting not to participate in certain interactive areas of the site.
User Consent. By using the above described features and services offered on the foodandbeverage-network.com Web site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Food and Beverage Network.