Surety Food Safety Group (Surety) is committed to protecting the privacy, accuracy and reliability of any personal information users choose to provide to Surety. This policy describes Surety’s personal information privacy practices.
By accessing this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions of this policy and consenting to the use of your personal information in accordance with the policy. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, please do not disclose any personal information through this web site or otherwise. Changes may be made at any time to this policy, without prior notice. It is your responsibility to check these terms and conditions for changes and updates. Should you have any questions about this policy or Surety’s data collection and use practices, please click here for contact information. These terms and conditions were last updated on July 17, 2009.
Collection of Personal Information
Surety collects name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, employer and certain other information submitted for use in registration for events, membership applications, subscription to newsletters, bulletins and other information, and other purposes that may be stated. In addition, you have the option to provide your credit card information to Surety in connection with registration for events and membership applications and on-line purchases. As well, in order to obtain other information and services, users may wish to provide certain other personal information. In this policy, “personal information” refers to information about an identifiable individual.
Use of Personal Information
Surety uses personal information for the purposes indicated above. In addition, Surety may use personal information to provide other services and information that users request, to contact users in connection with Surety’s events, news and other activities, and to provide users with additional information about events and services in which they might be interested.
If users provide personal information and later decide that they do not want it used for these purposes, they may opt out by contacting Surety. Please refer to Personal Information: Access and Correction below.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Surety will share personal information in only the following circumstances:
Surety may disclose personal information when required or permitted to do so by law or legal process.
From time to time, Surety may use and disclose information in aggregate form, which does not contain any personal information about identifiable individuals.
Personal Information: Access and Correction
If users wish to access their personal information, or request that their personal information be removed from Surety’s databases, they may contact Surety through the e-mail or mail address listed (click here). Surety will provide access to this information, correct any factual inaccuracies identified, and remove information as requested.
Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
Surety also collects information that, alone, cannot be used to identify users (referred to as “non-personal information”) through this web site. Examples of types of non-personal information that may be collected include [survey responses], as well as IP addresses, [cookies, Internet tags and navigational data] (described in more detail below).
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number automatically assigned to users’ computers when they access the Internet. This number does not identify the user’s name, e-mail address or other personal information. This information may be used to measure site traffic, to help to understand how people are using this web site and to improve the site and services provided.
["Cookies" are small text files that recognize repeat visitors, facilitate ongoing access to some sites, and allow sites to understand how and when pages are visited and by how many people. Users who are concerned about the use of cookie technology may opt to enable a feature in their browser software that will erase cookies, block all cookies, or warn the user before cookies are stored or exchanged. However, some parts of this web site may no longer function properly if cookies are disabled.]
[Internet tags (also known as single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, and 1-by-1 GIFs) are smaller than cookies and tell the web site server information such as the IP address and browser type related to a user’s computer. Tags may indicate how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted.]
[Navigational data (including log files, server logs and clickstream data) are used for system management, to improve the content of the site, for market research purposes and to communicate information to visitors. This may include the web site you came from, your browser type, domain name and time and date of access.]
Links to Other Sites
If you have any questions about this policy or the Surety web site, you may contact using our e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org