Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This site is owned and operated by Friends in Service to Humanity (FISH) Community Food Bank.   Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us.   At FISH, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use that information.  This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

Definition of the Information FISH gathers and tracks

FISH gathers the following information about users:

  1. Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters and/or other requests for information.  We will only collect personal information on a voluntary basis.
  2. Information the FISH gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our site. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to better understand the demographics of our audience.  Under no circumstances does FISH divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.

Children

Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Usage Tracking

FISH tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites.  However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users.   FISH does break down overall statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, an dMIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).

Use of Information

FISH uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to provide requested information.  We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing.   FISH never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and  don’t   like based on traffic to those areas, we do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall.  This helps us continue to build a better service to you.

Opt-Out Policy

We give users options wherever necessary and practical.   Such choices include:

Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.

Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by FISH.  If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, h ow we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.