This privacy statement applies to websites and services of International Milk Bank, Inc. that collect data and display these terms, as well as its offline product support services. It does not apply to those International Milk Bank, Inc. sites, services and products that do not display or link to this statement or that have their own privacy statements.
Please read the International Milk Bank, Inc. Online Privacy Statement below and also any supplemental information listed to the right for further details about particular International Milk Bank, Inc. sites and services you use. Some products, services or features mentioned in this statement may not be available in all markets at this time. Additional information on International Milk Bank, Inc.’s commitment to protecting your privacy can be found at http://www.International Milk Bank.com/privacy.
Collection of Your Personal Information
We collect information as part of operating our Websites and services.
At some International Milk Bank, Inc. sites, we ask you to provide personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, or telephone number. We may also collect demographic information, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. If you choose to make a purchase or sign up for a paid subscription service, we will ask for additional information, such as your credit card number and billing address.
In order to access some International Milk Bank, Inc. services, you will be asked to sign in with an e-mail address and password. By signing in on one International Milk Bank, Inc. site or service, you may be automatically signed into other International Milk Bank, Inc. sites and services.
We collect additional information about your interaction with International Milk Bank, Inc. sites and services without identifying you as an individual. For example, we receive certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring Web site addresses. We also use Web site analytics tools on our sites to retrieve information from your browser, including the site you came from, the search engine(s) and the keywords you used to find our site, the pages you view within our site, your browser add-ons, and your browser’s width and height.
We use technologies, such as cookies to collect information about the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on our sites and services.
We also provide Web site analytics tools on non-International Milk Bank, Inc. sites and services, and we collect information about page views on these third party sites as well.
When you receive newsletters or promotional e-mail from International Milk Bank, Inc., we may customized links or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail has been opened and which links you click in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or other information.
In order to offer you a more consistent and personalized experience in your interactions with International Milk Bank, Inc., information collected through one International Milk Bank, Inc. service may be combined with information obtained through other International Milk Bank, Inc. services. We may also supplement the information we collect with information obtained from other companies. For example, we may use services from other companies that enable us to derive a general geographic area based on your IP address in order to customize certain services to your geographic area.
Use of Your Personal Information
International Milk Bank, Inc. collects and uses your personal information to operate and improve its sites and services. These uses include providing you with more effective customer service; making the sites or services easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information; performing research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies; and displaying content and advertising that are customized to your interests and preferences.
We also use your personal information to communicate with you. We may send certain mandatory service communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, information on technical service issues, and security announcements. Some International Milk Bank, Inc. services may send periodic member letters that are considered part of the service. You can opt-out from receiving newsletters or promotional e-mail anytime by using this web form or by following the steps as described on our website.
Personal information collected on International Milk Bank, Inc. sites and services may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which International Milk Bank, Inc. or its affiliates, subsidiaries or service providers maintain facilities. International Milk Bank, Inc. abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Economic Area, and Switzerland.
Sharing of Your Personal Information
Except as described in this statement, we will not disclose your personal information outside of International Milk Bank, Inc. and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your consent. Some International Milk Bank, Inc. sites allow you to choose to share your personal information with select International Milk Bank, Inc. partners so that they can contact you about their products, services or offers.
Some International Milk Bank, Inc. services are co-branded by International Milk Bank, Inc. and another company (partner). If you register to or use such a service, both a International Milk Bank, Inc. privacy statement and the partner’s privacy statement may be displayed. If so, both International Milk Bank, Inc. and the partner will receive information you provide such as on registration forms.
International Milk Bank, Inc. occasionally hires other companies (vendor) to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, hosting websites, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. Those service providers will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose than for delivering the service to International Milk Bank, Inc. in accordance with International Milk Bank, Inc.’s instructions and policies. However, our vendors may use aggregate data for fraud detection to help improve their services. This helps them to more accurately detect fraudulent transactions. We may access or disclose information about you, including the content of your communications, in order to: (a) comply with the law or respond to lawful requests or legal process; (b) protect the rights or property of International Milk Bank, Inc. or our customers, including the enforcement of our agreements or policies governing your use of the services; or (c) act on a good faith belief that such access or disclosure is necessary to protect the personal safety of International Milk Bank, Inc. employees, customers or the public. We may also disclose personal information as part of a corporate transaction such as a merger or sale of assets.
Accessing Your Personal Information
Some International Milk Bank, Inc. services give you the ability to view or edit your personal information online. To help prevent your personal information from being viewed by others, you first will be required to sign in. The method(s) for accessing your personal information will depend on which sites or services you have used.
In case you cannot access personal data collected by International Milk Bank, Inc. sites or services, these sites and services may provide you with alternative means of access to your data. In any case, you can contact International Milk Bank, Inc. by using the web form.
You can stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail from International Milk Bank, Inc. sites and services by following the specific instructions in the e-mail you receive.
Depending on the respective service, you may also have the option of proactively making choices about the receipt of promotional e-mail, telephone calls, and postal mail from particular International Milk Bank, Inc. sites or services by contacting us at any time.
In any case, you can inform International Milk Bank, Inc. by using this web form about your wish to stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail. They apply to the receipt of mandatory service communications that are considered part of certain International Milk Bank, Inc. services, which you may receive periodically unless you cancel the service.
Security of Your Personal Information
International Milk Bank, Inc. is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information we collect on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number or password) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
If a password is used to help protect your accounts and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your information from subsequent users.
Collection and Use of Children’s Personal Information
International Milk Bank, Inc. sites and services are intended for general audiences over the age of 21 and do not knowingly collect any personal information from minors and children. When a International Milk Bank, Inc. site does collect age information, and users identify themselves as under 21, the site will either block such users from providing personal information, or will seek to obtain consent from parents for the collection, use and sharing of their personal information. We will not knowingly ask children and minors under the age of 21 to provide more information than is reasonably necessary to provide our services.
We encourage you to talk with your minors and children about communicating with strangers and disclosing personal information online. You should visit our online safety resources for additional information about using the Internet safely.
Most International Milk Bank, Inc. Web sites use “cookies,” which are small text files placed on your hard disk by a Web server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of International Milk Bank, Inc. sites and services that depend on cookies, and some advertising preferences that are dependent on cookies may not be able to be respected.
If you choose to accept cookies, you also have the ability to later delete cookies that you have accepted. For example, in Internet Explorer 8, you can delete cookies by selecting “Tools”, “Delete browsing history”. Then select the control box “Cookies” and click the “Delete” button. If you choose to delete cookies, any settings and preferences controlled by those cookies, including advertising preferences, will be deleted and may need to be recreated.
Use of Web Beacons
International Milk Bank, Inc. Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons – sometimes called single-pixel gifs – that may be used to assist in delivering cookies on our sites and allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. We may include Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
International Milk Bank, Inc. may also employ Web beacons from third parties in order to help us compile aggregated statistics regarding the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns or other operations of our sites. We prohibit Web beacons on our sites from being used by third parties to collect or access your personal information.
Finally, we may work with other companies that advertise on International Milk Bank, Inc. sites to place Web beacons on their sites in order to allow us to develop statistics on how often clicking on an advertisement on a International Milk Bank, Inc. site results in a purchase or other action on the advertiser’s site.
Controlling Unsolicited E-mail (“Spam”)
International Milk Bank, Inc. is concerned about controlling unsolicited commercial e-mail, or “spam.” International Milk Bank, Inc. has a strict Anti-Spam Policy prohibiting the use of International Milk Bank, Inc.-provided e-mail account to send spam. International Milk Bank, Inc. will not sell, lease or rent its e-mail subscriber lists to third parties. While International Milk Bank, Inc. continues to actively review and implement new technology, such as expanded filtering features, there is no technology that will totally prevent the sending and receiving of unsolicited e-mail. Using junk e-mail tools and being cautious about the sharing of your e-mail address while online will help reduce the amount of unsolicited e-mail you receive.
Changes to This Privacy Statement
We will occasionally update this privacy statement to reflect changes in our services and customer feedback. When we post changes to this Statement, we will revise the “last updated” date at the top of this statement. If there are material changes to this statement or in how International Milk Bank, Inc. will use your personal information, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes prior to implementing the change or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how International Milk Bank, Inc. is protecting your information.