Updated July 23, 2015
This policy also applies when you use social media that overlaps the Southeast Texas Food Bank’s social media and/or website. This policy does not apply to information or data the Southeast Texas Food Bank purchases from other sources. The Southeast Texas Food Bank uses its best efforts to not share information it collects from those persons it provides services to (commonly referred to as “clients”).
The Southeast Texas Food Bank’s Collection and Use of Personal Information:
The Southeast Texas Food Bank collects Personal Information supplied to us voluntarily by supporters, volunteers, and visitors to this website. We may use such voluntarily provided information to improve our understanding of your interests, to improve our services, or to contact you for future support. In order to utilize certain features of our site or receive information from the Southeast Texas Food Bank or make a donation, you may choose to provide Personal Information. If you do submit information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted. We may also use your information in other ways, such as to contact you about other Southeast Texas Food Bank activities and/or fundraising campaigns, to conduct matching on Facebook or other social media, or as otherwise disclosed to you at the point of collection. We may also use your name, postal address and telephone number(s) to contact you offline. If you do not wish us to contact you offline, you may opt out by contacting us in accordance with the “Opt Out” section of this policy.
The Southeast Texas Food Bank uses third-party vendors to provide services on this website and in some offline business operations. The information that you submit on this site may be provided to those vendors on a confidential basis so that those vendors can provide services (such as maintaining our database, sending email messages, facilitating fundraising activities, or processing credit card transactions) on our behalf.
The Southeast Texas Food Bank uses the non-personally identifiable Aggregate Data information to improve the design and content of the site and to enable the Southeast Texas Food Bank to personalize your Internet experience. The Southeast Texas Food Bank may use the Aggregate Data to analyze site usage as well as create services and/or products to fit your needs. Also, the Southeast Texas Food Bank may share this Aggregate Data with the Southeast Texas Food Bank’s related entities, advertisers, partners, and/or other third party vendors. The Southeast Texas Food Bank shall own such Aggregate Data and maintain copies of such as part of its records.
Use of Email Address:
When you donate to the Southeast Texas Food Bank or use sign up options on our website, you will be asked to supply your email address and other Personal Information. The Southeast Texas Food Bank does not sell or rent your email address to any third party. Email addresses gathered from donors or subscribers to Southeast Texas Food Bank communications are only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information and to contracted service providers and vendors for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.
The Southeast Texas Food Bank will only use your email address to send information about the Southeast Texas Food Bank (such as news and events, special programs, and fundraising).
Feeding America complies with those provisions of the CAN-SPAM Act applicable to charitable organizations. You may subscribe or unsubscribe to the Southeast Texas Food Bank communication channels at any time by contacting the Southeast Texas Food Bank by email or sending a notice by United States mail to the following address at the end of this policy.
The Southeast Texas Food Bank welcomes your comments and participation on its site. However, you acknowledge that if you send us creative suggestions, stories, photos, videos, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, or other information, the information shall be deemed, and shall remain, the property of the Southeast Texas Food Bank. By submission of any information to us, you assign to us and we shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to such information and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the information for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation.
As a user of our website and social media, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. Therefore, do not impersonate another person nor transmit material to us that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; do not send material that reveals trade secrets, unless you won them or have the permission of the owner; do not send material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; do not send material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity; and do not send sexually explicit images, advertising or solicitations of business, or chain letters.
You represent and warrant that any information and/or material you post or provide to the Southeast Texas Food Bank through any medium is truthful, accurate, not misleading, not confidential property of others, and not in violation of any other third party’s rights. Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that all submissions will become the property of the Southeast Texas Food Bank and that the Southeast Texas Food Bank has the right to publish or republish the submission for any type of use including for promotional and advertising purposes without compensation to you of any kind. Should your submission include third party materials, you grant, represent and warrant that you, as well as the owner of such content, have expressly granted the Southeast Texas Food Bank a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide exclusive license to use the submission in any manner, media or form now known or hereafter developed. The Southeast Texas Food Bank shall have the right to sublicense its rights.
Use of “Cookies”:
The Southeast Texas Food Bank website may use “cookies” and similar means to collect aggregate statistical information. Aggregate information does not identify any individual person. We may use or disclose aggregate information for any purpose. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and are designed to be read only by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies are also used to recognize visitor preferences, temporarily store session information and past activity at our site in order to provide better service and easier access when individuals return to our site. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other websites you visit. We sometimes use third-party advertising companies to create and distribute advertising on our behalf. These companies may also employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is anonymous.
To remove cookies from your computer, visit your Internet browser’s “Help” section for information on how to delete cookies. In addition, there are many websites that provide browser and operating system specific information on how to delete cookies. When thinking about whether you want to delete cookies, you should be aware that some sites require cookies to function properly. After you delete cookies, you may have to re-register with some sites or you may notice difficulty in browsing some sites.
This website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. The security measures used on this site include, but are not limited to, appropriate firewalls and internal policies to maintain the security of stored data. Data gathered through our donation link is managed by a third party vendor who uses industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. While we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
THE SOUTHEAST TEXAS FOOD BANK MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND CONCERNING THE ACCURACY, SUITABILITY, OR SAFETY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITH SPECIFIC DISCLAIMER OF ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE SOUTHEAST TEXAS FOOD BANK MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND THAT THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIS WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT HOSTS THE SITE ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER FORMS OF HARMFUL COMPUTER CODE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SOUTHEAST TEXAS FOOD BANK, ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR ANY OTHER PERSON WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION OR DELIVERY OF THIS WEBSITE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ANY LINKED SITE.
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED, THE SOUTHEAST TEXAS FOOD BANK EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, CONTENT, AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR MERCHANDISE FOUND ON THIRD PARTY SITES THAT LINK TO OR FROM THE SOUTHEAST TEXAS FOOD BANK SITE. THE SOUTHEAST TEXAS FOOD BANK DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR PRODUCT OR SERVICE ORDERING FUNCTIONS, ORDER FULFILLMENT OR COMPLIANCE OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES WITH ANY MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTIES OR SPECIFICATIONS. THE SOUTHEAST TEXAS FOOD BANK CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MATERIAL CONTAINED ON THIRD PARTY SITES AND/OR RELATED SERVICES NOR DOES THE SOUTHEAST TEXAS FOOD BANK MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU MIGHT BE REQUESTED TO GIVE TO THIRD PARTY SITES.
A Special Note about Children:
The Southeast Texas Food Bank does not knowingly gather any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. The Southeast Texas Food Bank has no interest in collecting information from children under the age of 13.
Binding Effect/Modification of Policy and Terms:
By accessing the Southeast Texas Food Bank website, you agree that the terms, combined with your act of using the website and/or services offered on or through the website have the same legal force and effect as a written contract with your written signature and satisfy any laws that require a writing or signature, including any applicable statute of frauds. You further agree that you shall not challenge the validity, enforceability or admissibility of the terms on the grounds that it was electronically transmitted or authorized. In addition, you acknowledge that you have had the opportunity to print the terms.
Opt-out/Contact the Southeast Texas Food Bank:
If you wish to opt-out of receiving future communications or should you wish to opt-out of having your information shared by the Southeast Texas Food Bank, please contact the Southeast Texas Food Bank at the below address or phone number or submit your request via the Southeast Texas Food Bank’s website Contact Us form.
Southeast Texas Food Bank
PO Box 21012
Beaumont, TX 77720
Telephone: (409) 839-8777
All opt-out requests will be honored, but please be patient with us as it may take as much as three months for opt-out changes to be fully implemented due to the advanced preparation of some communication contact lists.
Attn: Executive Director
Southeast Texas Food Bank
P.O. Box 21012
Beaumont, TX 77720