BALANCE FOODS ONLINE PRIVACY STATEMENT
Balance Foods is committed to protecting your privacy. Please read the Balance Foods Online Privacy Statement below and also any supplemental information listed to the right for additional details about particular Balance Foods sites and services that you may use.
This Balance Foods Online Privacy Statement applies to data collected by Balance Foods through the majority of its websites and services, as well as its offline product support services. It does not apply to those Balance Foods sites, services and products that do not display or link to this statement or that have their own privacy statements.
Collection of Your Personal Information
In order to access some Balance Foods services, you will be asked to sign in with an e-mail address and password, which we refer to as your credentials. In most cases, these credentials will be part of the Balance Foods Network, which means you can use the same credentials to sign in to many different Balance Foods sites and services. By signing in on one Balance Foods site or service, you may be automatically signed into other Balance Foods sites and services. If you access our services via a mobile phone, you may also use your telephone number and a PIN as an alternative credential to your username and password. As part of creating your credentials, you may also be requested to provide questions and secret answers, which we use to help verify your identity and assist in resetting your password, as well as an alternate email address. Some services may require added security, and in these cases, you may be asked to create an additional security key.
We may collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with Balance Foods sites and services. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring website addresses. When you receive newsletters or promotional e-mail from Balance Foods, we may use web beacons (described below), customized links or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail has been opened and which links you click in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or other information.
Sharing of Your Personal Information
Except as described in this statement, we will not disclose your personal information outside of Balance Foods and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your consent. Some Balance Foods services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company. If you register for or use such services, both Balance Foods and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services. We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, or performing statistical analysis of our services. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose. We may access and/or disclose your personal information if we believe such action is necessary to: (a) comply with the law or legal process served on Balance Foods; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Balance Foods (including the enforcement of our agreements); or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Balance Foods services or members of the public. Communication Preferences You can stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail from Balance Foods sites and services by following the specific instructions in the e-mail you receive.
Security of Your Personal Information
Balance Foods is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number or password) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. If a password is used to help protect your accounts and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always choose to log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your information from subsequent users. Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information Many Balance Foods sites and services are intended for general audiences and do not knowingly collect any personal information from children. When a Balance Foods site does collect age information, and users identify themselves as under 13, the site will either block such users from providing personal information, or will seek to obtain consent from parents for the collection, use and sharing of their children's personal information. We will not knowingly ask children under the age of 13 to provide more information than is reasonably necessary to provide our services. Please note that if you grant consent for your child to use Balance Foods services, this will include such general audience communication services as e-mail, instant messaging, and online groups, and your child will be able to communicate with, and disclose personal information to, other users of all ages. Parents can change or revoke the consent choices previously made, and review, edit or request the deletion of their children's personal information. For example, on MSN and Windows Live, parents can visit Account Services, and click on “Permission for kids.” If we change this privacy statement in a way that expands the collection, use or disclosure of children's personal information to which a parent has previously consented, the parent will be notified and we will be required to obtain the parent's additional consent. We encourage you to talk with your children about communicating with strangers and disclosing personal information online.
Use of Web Beacons
Balance Foods Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons - sometimes called single-pixel gifs - that may be used to assist in delivering cookies on our sites and allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. We may include Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. Balance Foods may also employ Web beacons from third parties in order to help us compile aggregated statistics and determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns. We prohibit Web beacons on our sites from being used by third parties to collect or access your personal information.
Changes to This Privacy Statement
We will occasionally update this privacy statement to reflect changes in our services and customer feedback. If there are material changes to this statement or in how Balance Foods will use your personal information, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes prior to implementing the change or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how Balance Foods is protecting your information.
Balance Foods welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you have questions about this statement or believe that we have not adhered to it, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org