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Privacy Policy

Published July 5, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Common Good Web Site (this “Site”) from the Newman’s Own Foundation. Your privacy is important to us so Newman’s Own Foundation (“us,” “our,” or “we”) has created this Privacy Policy to inform you of the information collection practices for this Site, including what type of information is gathered, how the information is used, with whom the information is shared, and how the information is protected. This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect both on this website and information you may provide through email, text, or other electronic messages between yourself and this Site. Please carefully read this Privacy Policy to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Site. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time, so please check this Policy periodically for updates. Your use of this Site, means that you understand and accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, including any revisions of these terms.


Information that we collect

In general, you can visit this Site without identifying yourself or revealing any personally identifiable information.


There are times, however, that you may choose to give us personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and other information about yourself. For example, we provide you with the opportunity to e-mail us questions or comments about this Site and Newman’s Own Foundation (e.g., inquiries may be sent to contact@commongood.com). We may also occasionally collect information if you submit the information directly to the Site, for example if you complete a survey sponsored by us or if you report a problem with the Site. In the event that you elect to provide us with information, we may retain records and copies of your correspondence or entries, your responses to surveys that we may ask visitors to complete, your search queries on the Site, and other personally identifiable information you may decide to provide.


In addition, and in keeping with other websites, we use log files, cookies, and other automated data collection technologies to collect and save certain details about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns including (a) details of your visits to the Site, including the referring page, time of visit and visitor preferences, traffic data, location logs, and other communication data and the resources that you accessed or used on the Site and (b) information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type. We do not use these technologies to collect information about your online activities across third-party websites or other online resources. The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information, except concerning your usage patterns or computer system (as provided above).


From time to time you may also provide us with non-personally identifiable material, including information, suggestions, ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, questions, comments, or other communications which you transmit to this Site in any manner (“User Communications”). Such User Communications will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and you acknowledge that we may share your User Communications with third parties, without attribution or right of control by you.


Please note that our Terms of Use for this Site prohibit you from transmitting to or from this Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, offensive, pornographic, or other material that would violate any law or damage the reputation of Newman’s Own Foundation. Newman’s Own Foundation will have no liability related to the content of any User Communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise.


Our Use of Your Information

We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.


We only use the personally identifiable information which is provided by you through this Site to help us improve the charitable mission of Newman’s Own Foundation and the products provided under the Newman’s Own® brand, to provide you with the information or answer you have requested, to improve the Site and the user experience (which may require disclosure of information to business partners who assist with the Site and user experience), for other internal purposes, for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the personally identifiable information (for example, if you provide your email address in connection with a survey, the results of which are to be provided to a third party or policy body), to enforce our Terms of Use, and with your consent.


In contrast, Newman’s Own Foundation, each of its affiliates and/or their designees may use User Communications for any purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation, reproduction, transmission, disclosure, publication, broadcast, development, manufacturing, and/or marketing in any manner whatsoever for any or all commercial or non-commercial purposes.


Except as otherwise noted in this Privacy Policy, the Site is a data controller (as that term is used under the EU General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR), which means that we decide how and why the information you provide to us is processed. All personal data that you transmit for the benefit of services provided in this website will be treated according to GDPR effective May 25, 2018. For further information about protection of personal data, visit the GDPR website.


You may send us an email at contact@commongood.com to request access to, correct, or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. We also reserve the right to retain copies of submissions if we have a foundation under applicable law to retain the information.


Third-Party Access to Your Personally Identifiable Information

Newman’s Own Foundation will not sell, rent, or lease your personally identifiable information to others. Unless we have your permission, we will only share the personally identifiable information you provide online with other Newman’s Own Foundation entities and/or business partners who are acting on our behalf for the uses described in this Privacy Policy; provided, however, we will cooperate fully should a situation arise where we are required by law, requested by a law enforcement agency, or required by other legal process (e.g., to respond to a government or regulatory request) to provide information about a user of this Site. All Newman’s Own Foundation entities and/or business partners having access to your personally identifiable information are subject to this Privacy Policy with respect to the use of your personally identifiable information.


Information Security and Quality

Newman’s Own Foundation endeavors to adopt industry standard security procedures applicable to the type of information collected on this Site. Our security measures and this Privacy Policy are periodically reviewed and revised as necessary. We have implemented technical and organizational measures to help us keep your information secure, accurate, current, and complete. Our security measures and this Privacy Policy are periodically reviewed and revised as necessary.


Links to Other Web Sites

From time to time, this Site may contain links to other web sites. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. The privacy policies of such other web sites govern the information collection and dissemination practices occurring on such web sites. We encourage you to read and understand those web sites’ policies prior to using those web sites. Neither Newman’s Own Foundation nor its affiliates are responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.


Children Under the Age of 13

Our Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Site. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not use or provide any information about yourself on this Website. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at contact@commongood.com.


Changes to our Privacy Policy

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our Privacy Policy on this page, with a notice that the Privacy Policy has been updated on the Site home page. The date the Privacy Policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page.


Questions Concerning this Privacy Policy

Questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to Newman’s Own Foundation by email at contact@commongood.com.