QuantaFoods Association

Privacy Policy

QuantaFoods Association will never share or sell your personal information.

QuantaFoods Association recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by our users. We created the following policy guidelines with a fundamental respect for our users’ right to privacy to guide our relationships with our users.

The kinds of personal information we collect from users of the Site and how that information is collected;

  • How we use your personal information;
  • The circumstances under which we disclose personal information to third parties; and
  • The mechanisms we have implemented to protect your personal information.

We promise that we will take steps to use your personal information only in ways that are compatible with this Privacy Policy. The following policies are only to transactions made and data gathered on web pages, discussion lists and opt-in announcement lists owned and operated by QuantaFoods Association and does not apply to any other transactions, information, web site or Internet, telephone or offline point of contact between QuantaFoods Association and you or other consumers. As we continue to develop our Site and take advantage of technologies to improve the services we offer, this policy may change. Such revisions shall be effective to you immediately upon posting. We therefore encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy.

The terms and conditions of this Privacy are legally binding on all users. By using this web site, you consent to this Agreement and to the collection and use of information by QuantaFoods Association as specified below.
What information are you collecting and how are you collecting it?  Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers that serve as that computer’s “Internet Protocol” IP address. When a visitor requests a page from any Web site within the QuantaFoods Association Network, our Web servers automatically recognize that visitor’s domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, and to investigate misuse of the QuantaFoods Association Network, its users, or to cooperate with law enforcement. We do not collect and evaluate this information for specific individuals.
What are cookies? From time to time, QuantaFoods Association may send a “cookie” to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other Web sites. Cookies do not damage your system. We use cookies to identify which areas of QuantaFoods Association’s Network of Web sites you have visited or customized, so the next time you visit, those pages may be readily accessible. QuantaFoods Association may use this information to better personalize the content, banners, and promotions that you see on our site. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our Site and other Web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

What information do you collect when I register for something?

QuantaFoods Association offers access to some services that are free but that require registration. We may use your registration contact information to send notification of QuantaFoods Association products and services by e-mail and/or postal mail. We may also use your IP address internally and share it with third parties for reporting and statistical purposes.

What other information do you request?

We may also request your e-mail address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting a survey or to provide additional services (for example, subscriptions to e-mail newsletters, announcement lists or information about conferences and trade shows). Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested.  We may from time to time send e-mails announcing new QuantaFoods Association products and services. When you enter a contest or other promotion, we may ask for your name, address, and e-mail address so we can administer the contest and notify winners.

What information do you collect when I purchase something?

If you are purchasing something from QuantaFoods Association, we need to know your name, e-mail address, mailing address, credit card number, and expiration date. This allows us to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status. This information may also be used by us to notify you of related products and services. Wherever QuantaFoods Association collects personal information we make an effort to include a link to this Privacy Policy on that page.

Mandatory Disclosures Required By Law

QuantaFoods Association will disclose personal information and/or an IP address, when required 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 QuantaFoods Association,
2.    Protect and defend the rights or property of the QuantaFoods Association Network of sites and related properties, or visitors to the QuantaFoods Association Network of sites and related properties,
3.    Identify persons who may be violating the law, the QuantaFoods Association Terms of Use Agreement, the rights of third parties, or otherwise misusing the QuantaFoods Association Network or its related properties,
4.    Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.

Your Control Over Your Personal Information

Opt-Out.  Every communication QuantaFoods Association sends you will contain a clearly worded “Opt-Out” or “Unsubscribe” link allowing you to withdraw your permission for future mailings. Please allow five to seven days for processing. Permission changes will however not affect any information which you provided to us and which we previously shared with third parties and/or Content Partners.

Data Security.  QuantaFoods Association is committed to doing its best to maintain the security of information collected on our site.
While no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure from intrusion, we have used and will continue to use commercially reasonable efforts to put in place the appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. When you place orders for purchased products or access your payment information, we use industry standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption technology to protect the storage and transfer of your data from unauthorized parties. Encryption is a process by which a message or information is scrambled while it is in transit to our website SSL codes the information transferred between you and the server, rendering it unreadable to anyone trying to intercept the information. In addition to our online security efforts, we take steps to protect your personal data offline, as well. All sensitive information and/or systems that house that information (i.e., computers or filing cabinet) have physically restricted access in our offices. Employees are granted access on a need-to-know basis pursuant to specific job function requirements (for example, a billing clerk or a customer service representative). Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices through periodic training sessions in an effort to keep security awareness levels high.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

QuantaFoods Association will occasionally update this Privacy Policy in response to changing business circumstances and legal developments. QuantaFoods Association encourages you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

Information About Children. We are committed to protecting the privacy and rights of children online. We believe that children should be able to use the Internet in a safe, productive, and efficient manner and should be afforded the highest protection available with respect to their personal information. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) took effect on April 21, 2000 and imposes certain requirements on Web sites directed toward children under 13 that collect information on those children, or on Web sites that know they are collecting information on children under the age of 13. It currently is QuantaFoods Association’s policy not to collect personal information on any person under 13. While we do not specifically seek to obtain information from children, there are areas of our website that children may visit. To learn more about COPPA, consult the Federal Trade Commission’s COPPA Web Site www.ftc.gov or you may call 202/FTC-HELP.

By using this web site, you consent to this Agreement and to the collection and use of information by QuantaFoods Association as specified above.