Privacy Policy

The Conference for Food Protection (CFP) respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its Web site. CFP strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, CFP has implemented the following policy.

What Information Does CFP Collect?

Most data CFP collects are used only to help us better serve our members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all users by E-mail or a special announcement placed on the Web site.

From General Users

CFP does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Web site. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

From CFP's Members, Conference Registrants, and Other Customers

Information, including name, mailing address, organization name, position title, telephone and fax number, and email address, may be submitted to CFP through membership applications and conference or workshop registrations. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner except that it may be provided free of charge to members. By registering with CFP, you hereby consent to the disclosure of said information to other registrants.

How Does CFP Use Data Collected?

Generally, CFP uses data collected to facilitate contact with members, fulfill its vision to promote food safety through collaboration, and provide telephone conferencing services to members for conducting CFP business.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on CFP or its subsidiaries, partners, or affiliates, (2) protect and defend the rights or property of CFP or the users of the Site, or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the Site.

Consent to Use Personal Information

CFP or its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the user when becoming a member of CFP or registering for CFP meetings or workshops. CFP members, including users of the website at URL www.foodprotect.org consent to the use of the information to send the user unsolicited direct mail and email notifications.

Credit Card Account Information

CFP does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, CFP submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse. CFP utilizes Elavon, Inc. for processing of credit cards. To view its privacy policy go to: http://www.elavon.com/acquiring/costco-canada/constants/privacy.aspx. Security of the credit card account information submittal process is certified by VeriSign, Inc.

Third Party Websites

The Site may contain links to other websites. If you choose to visit other websites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.

Lost or Stolen Information

You must promptly notify us if your credit card, user name, or password is lost, stolen, or used without permission. In such an event, we will remove that credit card number, user name, or password from your account and update our records accordingly.

Contact Information and Policy Updates

If you have any questions about this Policy, our practices related to this Site, or if you would like to have us remove your information from our database please feel contact us at the following

David McSwane, HSD
Executive Director
Conference for Food Protection
30 Elliott Court
Martinsville, IN 46151-1331
(317) 696-1331

Updates and Changes

We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Policy, simply by posting such change, update, or modification on the Site and without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. It is your responsibility to review this Policy from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms.

September 30, 2012