What information does the Maryland Food Bank collect?
Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. Once you provide your personal information, you are not anonymous to MFB.
Credit Card Information
To process donations and adoptions, MFB uses a third party vendor for processing credit card information. MFB does not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers. If you choose to provide your credit card information to MFB we will use that information for the purposes for which it was provided.
How MFB Uses Your Information
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
Your name and address may occasionally be exchanged with other like-minded non-profit organizations to expand the reach of our message. If you prefer not to have your name and address exchanged with other charities, contact Maryland Food Bank’s donor services department at firstname.lastname@example.org or send instructions through the USPS by following the instructions below:
Opt-Out and Correction Procedures
In addition, any member or donor may opt out of MFB list sharing at any time by following these procedures:
Maryland Food Bank
2200 Halethrope Farms Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21227
In your letter or email, make sure to give us your: Full Name Mailing address (including City, State and Zip Code) to indicate that you do not wish to have your ADDRESS shared with other organizations.
You may also email this information to email@example.com.
We may work with data providers to target advertising to you through online methods such as display media. This advertising may be directed to you because you visited our website. When we generate this advertising, data we collect from you through online cookies and other technologies may be combined with other de-identified data (such as a hashed, non-readable email or postal address) in order to tailor ads to you based on your preferences and other information about you. To learn more about targeted advertising, these providers, or how you may opt out, please visit the DAA’s consumer choice page at http://www.aboutads.info/choices. Technologies other than http cookies may be used by third parties in a similar way, to recognize the email recipients’ computer or device and to keep track of which user identities match to which devices or browsers, and those technologies may not respond to browser settings that block conventional cookies. You may opt of many of these types of technologies by visiting the Network Advertising Opt Out page.
Internet Protocol Address
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Website, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the Website, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Use of “Cookies”
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
To view the USDA Non-Discrimination Statement, go here: http://www.fns.usda.gov/usda-nondiscrimination-statement
Terms and Conditions
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at http://www.mdfoodbank.org/privacy-policy/terms-conditions/
All information provided to MFB is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Website that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of MFB. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
Our Website contains links to other Websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Website for which MFB has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
Contacting MFB About the Website
This Agreement was last modified on July 27, 2016. Additional updates currently in progress.