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Privacy policy

Your privacy is important to Cabot Creamery Cooperative This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") covers how we collect, use, and handle personal information that you may provide through our website ("Website"), widget ("Widget"), application ("App"), or while using the Cabot Creamery Cooperative services ("Services").

The terms "you" and "your" refer to (i) visitors to our Website and (ii) users who download our App to use our Services through a Widget or App ("Users" or "Volunteers"). The terms "Cabot Creamery Cooperative" "we" and "us" refer to Cabot Creamery Cooperative

Any capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Terms of Use.

Cabot Creamery Cooperative reserves the right to modify, alter, or otherwise update this Privacy Policy at any time. Cabot Creamery Cooperative will post such changes to the Website, and you agree to monitor the Website and this Privacy Policy for such revisions.

1. Your Consent

By accessing and using our Website, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and agree to be legally bound by it, and to all posted amendments to it. If you download our App, or otherwise use our Services, use of the App or Services confirms your agreement to be bound by this Privacy Policy and to all posted amendments to it. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please refrain from using our Website and discontinue use of the App and the Services.

2. Types Of Information

Information you may provide while visiting our Website or while participating in our Services falls into two broad categories: (a) anonymous information and (b) personally identifiable information. "Anonymous Information" is information that does not identify you, and may include statistical information concerning, for example, use of our Services, types of volunteer work performed, or the Rewards awarded to our users in aggregate. "Personally Identifiable Information" means any information that could reasonably be used to identify you, including your name, address, e-mail address, birth date, telephone number, photograph or any combination of information that could be used to identify you.

3. How We Collect Information and What We Do With the Information

A. Website Visitors. When you visit our Website, you decide whether you wish to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information. When you engage in certain activities on the Website, such as requesting information, participating in a beta service, or completing a survey, we may ask you to provide Personally Identifiable Information. We will use the information to respond to your communications, to administer the programs and operate, support, maintain and improve the Services for which the information is collected, to resolve disputes, send you notices, and for internal purposes. Additionally, we may share such Personally Identifiable Information with Sponsors, Beneficiaries and other third parties in accordance with other applicable provisions of this Policy.

B. Service. If you use our Services, you will provide Personally Identifiable Information, including certain demographic data about yourself, through Facebook Connect. We will use the Personally Identifiable Information in connection with providing the Services to you, including without limitation, operating, providing, troubleshooting, supporting, maintaining and improving the Services, administering Campaigns, communicating with you, and to resolve disputes. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to troubleshoot, accomplish administrative tasks. Additionally, we will share such Personally Identifiable Information with Campaign Sponsors and Beneficiaries as needed to provide the Services, enable Sponsors to award Rewards, and notify Beneficiaries about their Volunteers. We will not disclose or share your Personally Identifiable Information with anyone else.

C. Notices and Bulletins. Periodically, we, Sponsors and Beneficiaries may send Service Users announcements about Rewards, Campaigns, news, bulletins, marketing materials, or other information, and will use Personally Identifiable Information to send such communications. You can opt out of receiving some or all of these communications; however, if you do opt out, you may miss the opportunity to participate in Reward Campaigns.

D. Photos. Your Facebook Profile picture will be used in Campaigns with posts of volunteer activities, within the app and when you share to Facebook; however, using the app you may choose to replace this photo at each instance of sharing your volunteer activity, when using the app, but not when using the widget. If you choose to replace your Facebook Profile picture, the replacement image will appear within the app's Activity Stream, but your regular profile picture will still post to Facebook. When you choose to use the Service to post to your Facebook wall, you consent to Cabot Creamery Cooperative posting to Facebook as you and making your post available and accessible to people on Facebook as your privacy settings allow. You may avoid posting to Facebook by deselecting the Facebook icon on the sharing screen. Within the Cabot Creamery Cooperative Service, you consent to Cabot Creamery Cooperative posting your profile (or replacement) picture in the "activity stream" of the app, which is viewable to all participants. Cabot Creamery Cooperative may post your Facebook profile photo or other photo that you provide Cabot Creamery Cooperative at your rough location on the "Volunteer Map" on the Widget, along with a brief statement about your volunteer activities. By using the Service, you consent to such use of your photo and likeness. If you receive an email that you have won an award, then you can opt out of use of your photograph being displayed in public announcements of prize winners.

4. Anonymous and Aggregate Information; Cookies; Etc.

A. Anonymous Information. When you use our Website or our Services, a log of the types of activities and information are recorded in our server log files, such as IP addresses, browser types, date/time stamps and the like. We may also collect information such as zip or area codes, demographic information, information relating to the use of the Website or Services and other Anonymous Information. We may use Anonymous Information to analyze the effectiveness of our Website, to improve our Website and Services, and for other similar purposes. In addition, we may share Anonymous Information with third parties, including, without limitation, Sponsors, Beneficiaries, advertisers and partners. Anonymous Information provided to third parties will not allow anyone to identify you individually. If Anonymous Information is combined with Personally Identifiable Information, we will treat such combined information as Personally Identifiable Information.

B. Cookies. We may use cookies and other similar technologies as they become available. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer or mobile device for record-keeping purposes which contains information about that user. Cookies also allow us to collect non-personally identifiable information from you, such as which pages you visited and what links you clicked on, and to personalize the Services and information provided via the Services. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you may be able to modify your browser settings to decline cookies. Please note that if you decline or delete these cookies, some parts of the Services may not be available or work properly and we may not be able to recognize that you have opted out of certain communications from us, Sponsors or Beneficiaries.

C. Other Tracking Devices. We may use other industry standard technologies like pixel tags and web beacons to track your use of our Website pages, Services and programs, or we may allow our third party service providers and Sponsors to use these devices on our behalf, subject to the Cabot Creamery Cooperative Policies. Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on certain pages on our Website, or in our other communications that allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action. When you access these pages or open our communication, pixel tags and web beacons generate a non-personally identifiable notice of that action. Pixel tags allow us to measure and improve our understanding of visitor traffic and behavior on our Website and through our Apps, as well as give us a way to measure Campaigns and our performance. We may also utilize pixel tags and web beacons provided by Sponsors and Beneficiaries for the same purposes.

D. Third Parties. In addition, we may use third party advertising, Sponsors, Beneficiaries and other advertisers to display advertisements on our Website. As part of their service, they may place separate cookies on your computer. If you link to any another website or social network using your computer or mobile device, you will be subject to the policies or practices of such third parties. This Privacy Policy covers Cabot Creamery Cooperative's Website, App and Services only and does not cover the third party websites, applications or services. Please note Sponsors and Beneficiaries are not our "partners" in the legal sense, and we do not assume any responsibility for the actions or obligations of such Sponsors or Beneficiaries.

5. Sharing via Social Networks

The Services allow you to access certain social networks to interact with friends and to share information about your activities. For example, you can share information about your volunteer work with your friends on Facebook, as controlled by your Facebook privacy settings. You decide whether to participate in these interactive features, and will have options to disable these features if you decide not to continue with these features. Cabot Creamery Cooperative is not responsible for the personally identifiable, profile, or location information that you choose to disclose publicly or share via the App and Services or on any social network, blog or other third party service. If you remove information that you posted to such third party services via the Cabot Creamery Cooperative Service, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or if other persons have copied or saved that information. You will not be able to opt out of the activity stream sharing within the Cabot Creamery Cooperative App, but you may control what information and photos you share. You can also select your contacts and send emails to them about your Volunteer activity. You are responsible for all such emails.

6. Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to Third Parties

To the extent required to provide the Service, we disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to Sponsors, Beneficiaries and third parties only to the extent needed to provide the Service. We will not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to other third parties without your express consent, except in the following limited circumstances:

A. Vendors. We may employ other companies to perform functions on our behalf, such as hosting, operating and maintaining the Website, and providing services related to the Website and the Services. We may need to share your Personally Identifiable Information with these companies, but we will have them commit not to use your Personally Identifiable Information for any purpose other than providing such services and/or products.

B. Risk of Harm. We may reveal your Personally Identifiable Information to attorneys, private investigator organizations or law enforcement agencies if we believe that you may be (a) at risk of harm from another, or (b) harming or interfering (or will harm or interfere) with others or violating (either intentionally or unintentionally) our Terms of Use or this Privacy Policy, or (c) otherwise violating the law or legal rights.

C. Legal. We will reveal your Personally Identifiable Information to the extent we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law.

D. Acquisition. We shall be entitled to transfer information we collect, including any Personally Identifiable Information, to an acquirer of our business.

7. Children's Privacy

Cabot Creamery Cooperative does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Services. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address, and do not download any Apps or register to use the Cabot Creamery Cooperative Service. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on Cabot Creamery Cooperative. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as practicable.

8. How we protect your information

We take industry-standard security measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unauthorized disclosure or use of the Personally Identifiable Information you provide to us. We restrict access to Personally Identifiable Information to our personnel, employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information to develop, operate or improve our Services, and to the disclosures permitted by this Policy. Please understand, though, due to the nature of Internet communications and evolving technologies, we do not guarantee that the information you provide us will remain free from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties who, despite our efforts, obtain unauthorized access.

9. Opting Out; Access; Keeping your personal information up-to-date

A. Access to Account Information. To use the Services you must log in with the email address and password that you use with your Facebook account. You are responsible for the use and security of your Facebook log in and password information. You may receive newsletters from the Sponsor(s) or Cabot Creamery Cooperative at the email address you list as Primary in your Facebook account, this is also the address at which prize winners will be notified of their Awards.

B. Opt-Out. You can terminate the Service connection to your Facebook account by going into Privacy Settings / Apps and Websites / Edit Setting / Select App / Remove. You can opt out of receiving communications from us, Sponsors and/or Beneficiaries; however, if you do opt out, you may miss the opportunity to participate in Reward Campaigns. Please understand that you will not be allowed to opt-out of formal notices concerning operation of this Website, and legal and other related notices concerning your account or the Services.

C. Deleting Information. Finally, if you request in writing, we will remove your name and all other Personally Identifiable Information from our databases. Please understand, however, that it may be impossible to remove this information completely, due to backups and records of deletions. In addition, please understand that, if you request deletion of your information, you will be unable to use associated features of the Services. Unidentified, anonymous, and aggregate data will not be removed from our databases.

10. Compliance and Enforcement of the Policy

If you have any concerns related to our safeguarding of you information, you make contact us via email at info@cabotcheese.coop or via standard mail at the following mailing address Cabot Creamery Cooperative 1 Home Farm Way, Montpelier VT 05602. It is our policy to contact anyone who makes email contact or formal contact to address any concerns that are expressed.

11. Changes to this Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time as we consider necessary for our updates to the service and business mission. When changes occur, they will be posted and will be made publicly available on this page. Your use of our Website and continued use of an App or the Services following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the Privacy Policy, as changed.

12. Relationship to Terms of Use

This Privacy Policy must be read in conjunction with our Terms of Use, and the provisions of our Terms of Use are incorporated herein.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by e-mail at: info@cabotcheese.coop or by mail at:

Cabot Creamery Cooperative

Cabot Creamery Cooperative
1 Home Farm Way
Montpelier, VT 05602

The effective date and version of this Privacy Policy is Jan. 17, 2013.

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