Effective December 15, 2018
Meat Solutions, Inc. is the owner and operator of the site MeatSupplierStandards.com (the “site”). This Policy Statement addresses how Meat Solutions, Inc. (“Company”) utilizes and treats personal information provided by Users through the site. Herein, User’s may be referred to a “You” or “User.”
Our Commitment to Privacy
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you actively choose to disclose (“Active Information”) and use information collected, in a way not visible to you, on an aggregate anonymous basis as you and others browse our site (“Passive Information”).
Active Information You Choose to Provide
In order to become a participating "user", we require you to complete an application. The information you provide to us is stored securely. This information includes but is not limited to:
- Email Address
- Mailing and Physical Address
- Phone Number
- Other identifying information
If you choose to post information on our site or maintain email or telephone contact with us, we may retain such information also and its transmission via email is not secured.
Passive Information Collected
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are a feature of web browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, etc.) software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a site. They are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser on one site to simplify subsequent interactions with that site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transaction on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from site to site and to complete transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
Our site utilizes cookies to collect information about how our site is used. Passive Information gathered may include the date and time of visits, the site pages viewed, time spent at our site, the sites visited just before and just after our site. If you do not wish to transmit “cookie” information about yourself, you may turn off the cookie function in your web browser; please consult the “Help” section of your browser to correctly do so.
Our site’s servers also automatically identify your computer by its Internet Protocol address which is a unique string of numbers that is assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. Your IP address may be used to address problems with our server or administer our site or to gather broad demographic information about our users.
How Do We Use the Information Collected?
Company does not make any personally identifiable information collected online available to any third parties.
Broadly speaking, the Company will use Active Information for purposes of administering business activities and providing customer service. Company may use the Active Information or Passive Information you provide to us to contact you about changes to our site and, other information we think you find valuable.
We use Passive Information to gather information about our users and to enhance and design our site to make it easier, faster and friendlier to use. Additionally, cookies help us know information about how many people visit our site, when they visit and how they use the site.
Your Information In Relation to Others We Link To
You may be able to access other websites through our site. When you do so you are doing so subject to their policies regarding privacy and data collection and you should read those sites’ privacy policies to make sure you agree to them before using such sites.
Sharing Information with the Government or As Otherwise Required by Law
We may be required by subpoena, law or government agency to disclose both Active and Passive Information you have provided to us.
How Do We Secure Active Information and Passive Information?
We secure your personal information submitted by you by using reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, or accidental loss or destruction of Active Information and Passive Information. Your postings on this site and other communications you may have with us via email or mail may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures are in place prior to your sending information. Therefore, if you choose to communicate with us through these means, you are assuming the risk of doing so and we request that you do not send or post sensitive information through these means.
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Company may process your Personal Data because:
- We need to perform a contract with you
- You have given us permission to do so
- The processing is in our legitimate interests and it's not overridden by your rights
- For payment processing purposes
- To comply with the law
We require your Personal Data in order to provide you services through our programs. In the event that you do not wish to provide Company with Personal Data, we may be limited in, or prevented from, providing you with services.
Analytics Service Providers
Google Analytics is a web analytics service that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our site.
You can opt-out of having your activity on this site made available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents Google Analytics from sharing information with other Google products about visits activity.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.
Retention of Data
Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
When such Personal Data is no longer needed, we shall destroy or erase or arrange for the destruction or erasure of such Personal Data in our custody or control that contains personal identifying information or make such data unreadable or indecipherable through any means.
Transfer of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, through cross border transfer to the United States and process it there.
Disclosure of Data
Disclosure for Law Enforcement
Under certain circumstances, Company may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
Disclosure with Your Consent
We may ask if you would like to share your information with other unaffiliated third parties who are not described elsewhere in this policy.
Company may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- To comply with a legal obligation such as responding to subpoenas, warrants, or court orders in connection with any legal or regulatory proceedings
- To protect and defend the rights or property of Company
- To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with Company services
- To protect the personal safety of users of the site or the public
- To protect against legal liability
Security of Data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Company aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.
If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
- The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
- The right of rectification.You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
- The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
- The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
- The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
- The right to withdraw consent or opt-out right. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where the Company relied on your consent to process your personal information.
- The right to complaint. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with an appropriate supervisory or regulatory authority concerning data privacy.
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may provide paid products and/or services within the site. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By phone number: 970-622-8164
- By mail: Meat Solutions, Inc., 150 East 29th Street, Suite 285, Loveland, CO 80538
- Our Data Controller is Dave Shepard, or the acting manager for the company.
YOUR USE OF OUR SITE MEANS THAT YOU ARE ACCEPT THE PRACTICES SET FORTH IN THIS POLICY. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE POLICY BY POSTING THE NEW VERSION WITH A NEW EFFECTIVE DATE. YOUR CONTINUED USE INDICATES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE CHANGES.