COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Shearer's collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Shearer's may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, preferences, interests and favorite features of the Site. If you submit a resume to Shearer's it is entered into the human resources systems used by Shearer's.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Shearer's. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Shearer's for the operation of the Site, to maintain quality of the Site, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Site.
If you use the online store on the Site, you may choose to provide your account information, including your address and your billing information for purposes of that single transaction, in which case it will be used for that transaction only. You may also choose to establish an account at our online store, in which case your information (other than your credit card information, which must be entered for each transaction) will be retained by Shearer's for use in connection with future transactions.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data by posting material on any public forum the Site may contain, this information may be collected and used by others.
Shearer's encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to visit that are linked on the Site so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Shearer's is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Shearer's family of Web sites.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Shearer's collects and uses your personal information to enhance your experience of the Site. Shearer's also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Shearer's and its affiliates. Shearer's may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current or potential products or services.
Shearer's does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Shearer's may, from time to time, contact you in connection with offerings made by Shearer's in conjunction with trusted external business partners that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party partner. In addition, Shearer's may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Shearer's, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Shearer's keeps track of the pages you visit within the Site, in order to enhance your experience of the Site and to determine what parts of the Site are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and messages within the Site to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
If you tell us that you would like to receive e-mail from Shearer's, we will use that information and your email address for the purpose of sending you such emails. You understand and agree that if you use the online store on the Site, we will use your email address to send you email concerning your transactions, whether or not you have agreed to accept promotional emails from Shearer's.
Shearer's will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Shearer's or the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Shearer's; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Shearer's, or the public.
The Site uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you register as a Member, a cookie helps Shearer's to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the Site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Site.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Site.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Shearer's secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
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By phone: 1-888-GREATCHIPS
Shearer's Foods, Inc.
692 Wabash Avenue North
Brewster, OH 44613
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our customers who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to Shearer's at the address set forth above under "Contact Information."
Effective Date: May 15, 2009