food recovery network ONLINe privacy policy

Privacy Policy last revised August 1, 2016.

Food Recovery Network (“FRN”) takes your privacy very seriously. This Privacy Policy applies to the following sites:,, and any other websites owned or operated by FRN, including mobile sites or apps (collectively, the "Sites"). By visiting the Sites, you accept this Privacy Policy and FRN’s Terms of Use, which are hereby incorporated. If you do not agree with these policies, do not use the Sites.

Changes and Updates: FRN may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post any changes on this page and update the date at the top, so be sure to check back periodically to stay aware of any modifications. Your continued use of the Sites after changes have been posted will constitute your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and any changes.

What information we collect: FRN may ask for and collect from you personally identifiable information at various points throughout the Sites. You may be asked to provide your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and similar information.

We may also collect any information you post on the blog or other similar publically accessible system offered by FRN. These interactive features are accessible to the FRN community and the general public. Accordingly, use caution before posting any personal or sensitive information on public interactive features, such as the FRN blog. Please refer to our Terms of Use for more information on the use of these features.

Cookies and Other Online Tracking Technologies: FRN may also automatically collect information about how visitors use the Sites, and may use cookies or other similar technologies to help use and compile statistics. This information may include log file information such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, browser language, pages viewed, and the date and time of a visit.

While our Sites do not respond to web browser “do not track” signals, we do not track your online activity over time across third party websites when you use our Sites, nor do we engage or permit third parties to track your online activity over time and across different Websites when you use our Sites.


How we use and disclose this information: FRN may use and disclose your information in the following ways:

• To process and respond to inquiries and for the purposes for which you provided the information, such as to process donations, register or renew your membership, purchase merchandise, or receive information about a project;

• To alert you to new projects, Site features, special events and services;

• To conduct surveys to measure your satisfaction with our service;

• To enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and FRN;

• To protect FRN’s rights or property or the safety of FRN, our members, or others;

• To comply with any court order, legal process, or respond to any governmental or regulatory request;

• To transfer information in the event of a merger, transfer of assets or other organizational restructuring and

• To evaluate our Sites and identify where we should make changes or expand services.

FRN may use third-party service providers or other third party organizations helping to support FRN’s mission that may collect, store, or process your personal information on FRN’s behalf, such as to complete your request, e.g. providing information about a project, product, or service or to outsource one or more of the functions described above. FRN does not share or sell personal information with third parties for their own purposes. FRN processes your information on servers located in the United States.

Third Party Websites: Our Sites may contain links to other websites provided by third parties. Please be aware that we do not control these third party websites or any of the content contained on those websites. Once you have left our Sites, we cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage you to exercise caution and to read the privacy policy for the website you visit. The inclusion of hyperlinks to third party websites on our Sites in no way constitutes an endorsement by us of such websites’ content, actions or policies.

Security: FRN is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust, and takes steps to help protect the personal information you provide to us. However, no transmission or electronic storage of information is guaranteed to be secure. We therefore urge you to always use caution when transmitting information over the Internet.

Children: The Sites are not directed toward children under 13 years of age nor does FRN knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not use the Sites or submit any personally identifiable information to FRN.

Your California Privacy Rights: California’s “Shine The Light” law permits California residents to annually request and obtain information free of charge about what personal information is disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. FRN does not distribute your personal information to outside parties for their direct marketing, except as provided for in this Privacy Policy, without your consent.

Contact Us: If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding this Privacy Policy, or to update any information you have provided us, please send us an email at