Internet Privacy and Security Policy
Food Enzyme Institute ("FEI"), values the privacy of each user who accesses our websites. We have adopted this Internet Privacy and Security Policy ("Policy") to disclose our data collection and disclosure policies and practices for this website and all related web pages (the "Site").
By using the Site, you consent to this Policy. If you do not consent to this Policy, please refrain from use of the Site. All information gathered from the Site, including any information specifically relating to you, will be stored and processed in the United States. If you access the Site from a location other than the United States, your use of the Site constitutes consent to the transfer of your information to the United States.
Third Party Sites
The Site may contain links to other websites over which we have no control. FEI is not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of other websites and entities, even if another website is accessed or linked to or from the Site. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and terms and conditions of such websites so that you can understand how those entities collect, use, and share your information. This Policy applies only to the Site and information that FEI collects on this Site. The Policy does not apply to any information that FEI may collect by alternative means or media.
Collection and Use of Information
Personal Information. FEI collects personal information from users only on a voluntary basis. When purchasing goods and services from the Site, we ask each user to provide items such as the user's name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, facsimile number, and credit card information. Each purchaser will have a username and password associated with their personal information.
We use your personal information to provide certain products and services you request through the Site, to operate and improve the Site, to improve existing or introduce new services, and to create a positive user experience. From time-to-time, we may also use information we gather to inform you of new products or services; however you may opt-out of such communications if you prefer not to receive them. You may also opt out of any opt-in email lists to which you subscribed. To opt-out of any such email communications from FEI, please follow the opt-out instructions in the email or send your request to opt-out using our contact page.
We will use telephone numbers only to contact you with information regarding purchases or other requests.
Non-Personal & Anonymous Information. Regardless of whether you register with the Site, FEI collects non-personal and anonymous information from all our users to be used in an aggregate fashion. This information helps us to determine how we can create a better experience for our users. Accordingly, FEI collects system-related information (such as an IP address, browser type, operating system type, and pages accessed) to be used for system administration purposes, to help diagnose problems with our servers, to monitor traffic patterns, to determine which services are used most frequently, and to assess site usage.
Disclosure of Your Information
FEI does not sell or rent your personal information to third parties; however, FEI may share your personal information with third parties as explained in this Policy and as further described in our Notice of Privacy Practices.
To provide products or services you request, FEI shares your personal information with third parties in an effort to satisfy your request. For example, if you wish to purchase products or services through the Site, we may share your personal information with suppliers so that your purchase can be processed. We may also disclose your personal information to entities employed to perform functions on our behalf.
If one of FEI's business lines or the entire business is acquired or transferred, whether by merger, consolidation or purchase of a substantial portion of assets, FEI may disclose and transfer your personal information to such third party. In addition, if FEI becomes the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, FEI or its trustee in bankruptcy may sell, assign, license or otherwise transfer your personal information in a transaction approved by the appropriate court.
FEI may disclose your personal information to third parties when we believe, in good faith and in our sole discretion, that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) enforce or apply the terms of this terms and conditions of this Site; (b) comply with legal or regulatory requirements; (c) protect the rights, property or safety of FEI, our users or other third parties; or (d) prevent a crime or protect national security.
FEI may disclose de-identified aggregate information to its clients, business partners, merchants, advertisers, potential advertisers, investors, potential buyers and other third parties if FEI deems such disclosure, in its own discretion, to have sound business reasons or justification.
Security of Your Information
FEI saves your personal information in a secure environment so that you can easily use our services upon return visits. FEI may retain information we gather about you indefinitely.
We employ encryption technology in an attempt to prevent personal information from being intercepted during transmission over the Internet. The Site requires that you use a Web browser that supports 128-bit encryption. The Site also uses a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. As an added security precaution, all personal information is kept on a physically separate server with firewalls to help prevent intruders from gaining access. Although FEI has implemented various measures to help protect your information, no technical measures are guaranteed to completely prevent unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, and FEI makes no such guarantees.
Your account profile is password protected. Only you and any person to whom you disclose your password can access and modify your profile. Accordingly, you have the responsibility to protect and maintain the confidentiality of your password.
FEI does not currently use "cookies" on the Site, although they may be used in the future. If used, "cookies" will be used only for the convenience of our users and to enhance your experience using the Site. A cookie is a small text file that is recorded on your hard drive by a web page server. It is not used to deliver viruses or other harmful programs to your computer. Rather, cookies enable FEI to recognize a user without requiring the user to repeatedly log in when using the Site or other FEI websites. Additionally, cookies allow FEI to monitor traffic patterns and site usage, which help make the Site more useful.
Please note that most browsers can be set to accept or decline cookies. You also may be able to modify your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is created and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis or to accept cookies from websites that meet certain disclosure and use specifications. However, please be advised that declining cookies may hinder performance of the Site and thereby negatively impact your experience using the Site if cookies are ever used on the Site.
Although FEI does not currently permit third parties to advertise on the Site, it may do so in the future. Anonymous aggregate information collected on the Site may be used to provide advertisements of products or services that may interest you. When you click on any of these advertisements, a cookie may be placed on your computer by a third party. Use of this cookie would be subject to the third party's privacy policies; however, please note that these third parties and third party advertisers would not have access to FEI cookies placed on your computer.
The Site is not intended for children. FEI does not knowingly or specifically collect personal information from users under 18 years of age or authorize such users to use the Site or FEI services. However, adults with custodial care of a minor may use the Site for entering a purchase order on behalf of the minor. If FEI becomes aware that it has collected personal information from a user under 18 years of age, it retains the right to take steps to delete such information from its database.
We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time and for any reason. In particular, FEI may modify this Policy from time-to-time to reflect changes in the way we collect, use or disclose information or to reflect changes in privacy laws, regulations and/or industry standards. We reserve the right to make the revised policy effective for information we already have about you as well as information received in the future. Accordingly, we encourage you to review this Policy from time to time in the future. Your continued use of the Site following changes to this Policy indicates your acceptance of those changes.
Applicable Law, User Terms
This Policy is governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin, without regard to conflicts of law principles. This Policy is further incorporated into by reference and made an integral part of the FEI Terms and Conditions of Website Use ("Terms") that you have accepted in accessing this Site. All disputes arising hereunder shall be resolved in accordance with the dispute resolution procedures set forth in the Terms.
Summary of Information, Changes
We will provide you with a summary of the personal information we maintain about you upon a written request to our mailing address. You may change your personal information by contacting us.
We will provide you with a summary of the personal information we maintain about you upon a written request to our mailing address. You may also view this information online through your individual account. You may change your personal information by editing your account online or by contacting us.
Please feel free to contact us with questions and comments regarding this Policy.