SUMMARY OF OUR ONLINE PRIVACY COMMITMENT TO YOU
- We understand and respect that your privacy is important to you.
- We use and share personal information that you provide online only in ways that we tell you about.
- We use commercially reasonable efforts to secure personal information that you provide online to prevent it from being used and shared for other purposes.
Paul’s is a food producer, distributer and retailer. “Paul’s” means Paul’s Gourmet Brands, llc its successors, subsidiaries, divisions and groups worldwide, excluding joint ventures to which Paul’s is a party, a New Jersey, corporation.
How does Paul’s collect personal information online?
Paul’s collects personal information online through Web sites and other online resources. Paul’s also offers online resources in collaboration with other online service providers, from which Paul’s may receive personal information about users of such resources. These online collaborations are governed by agreements that require personal information to be protected appropriately. Individuals may access many parts of our Web sites and online resources without disclosing any personal information. There are three methods that Paul’s uses to collect personal information online:
- Information that you provide: Paul’s collects personal information and other data that you may enter into forms or data fields on our Web sites or online resources. Such information may include, but not be limited to, contact information (such as your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, user ID and password), date of birth, professional credentials, experiences, activities, skills, preferences, hobbies and interests. Paul’s may also collect compensation and competency information about you that you provide by responding to our questions and surveys or through your use of online and downloadable tools we provide. Our Web sites do not collect credit card information, other than credit card confirmation data through third-party vendors, such as PayPal.
- Information from public or third party information sources: Paul’s may collect personal information about business professionals who register on our Web sites from public or third party information sources to verify their professional credentials and identity. In some cases, we may augment our existing user databases with information from third parties. Some of this information may be personal information, such as change of postal address information.
- Information collected from your computer or other electronic device: We collect information about your computer or other electronic device when you visit our Web sites and use our online resources. This information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, domain name, browser type, date and time of your request and information provided by tracking technologies, such as cookies and single-pixel tags. If you use a mobile device to access our web sites and online resources, we also may collect information about your device, such as your device ID and device type, as well as usage information about your device and your use of our mobile Web sites and other mobile resources.
Some of our Web sites and other online resources use tracking technologies to provide additional functionality that enables you to use these resources more effectively. Paul’s uses tracking technologies in ways that do not identify you personally, such as to track accurately numbers of users or referring sites or advertisements to our online resources, or to remember whether you have identified yourself as a business professional or a resident of a particular country. Paul’s may use other companies to deliver e-mail communications on our behalf or to place Paul’s advertisements on other web sites. Paul’s does not control the tracking technologies used by these other companies. If you want to limit anonymous data collection through tracking technologies, please refer to your choices as described below.
In some cases, Paul’s may use tracking technologies in ways that identify you personally, but only after you have entered personal information into a form or data field on our Web sites, or where we have registered you to use our online resources by providing a user ID and password based on information validated through other offline interactions with you. We may use tracking technologies to remember your personal preferences and selections, such as personal information that you have entered into data fields on our Web sites, answers that you have provided in response to our surveys, sections of our Web sites that you visit frequently, or to confirm whether you have read or clicked on certain e-mail communications we send to you so that we can make our communications more useful and interesting to you.
You may choose whether or not you want Paul’s to use tracking technologies to remember you when you visit our web sites, and/or to provide additional personalized services to you. If you want to limit data collection through tracking technologies, please refer to your choices as described below.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small data file that is sent by Web servers to your computer’s hard drive, where your Internet browser files are kept. Cookies enable Web sites to store small bits of information on your computer and retrieve that information at a later time. Paul’s uses two types of cookies: session cookies, which are temporary cookies that are erased from your computer’s memory when you close your Internet browser or turn your computer off, and persistent cookies, which exist on your computer’s hard drive until they expire, unless you delete them at an earlier time.
What are single-pixel tags?
Single-pixel tags, also known as web beacons or web tags, are graphics that function similar to cookies. Single-pixel tags are not visible because of their small size. They are used to collect information in web logs that does not identify you personally such as web pages viewed, the web site you came from and the advertisement you clicked on to visit our web sites. They also are used to determine whether certain promotional or other commercial e-mail messages we send are opened.
Why does Paul’s collect, use and disclose personal information?
- Generally: Paul’s collects personal information online as necessary to enable individuals to register for, customize and personalize certain of Paul’s online resources and communications. Paul’s uses personal information collected online to provide products, services and features and other resources that individuals have requested. Paul’s evaluates use of some online resources and communications with non-identifiable or aggregate information only. Paul’s also may use personal information to audit its online resources for authorized access and security.
- Social Media: Online social media resources are interactive tools that typically enable you to collaborate and share information with others. Some examples of social media resources include social networks, discussion boards, bulletin boards, blogs, wikis, and referral functions to share web site content and tools with a friend or colleague. Paul’s may collect personal information from you to enable you to use online social media resources we may offer from time to time. Paul’s may also enable you to use these social media resources to post or share personal information with others. You should consider carefully what information about yourself you choose to share with others when you use social media resources. Paul’s provides additional notice and choices about how personal information is collected, used and disclosed on our Web sites and other online resources that offer social media.
Does Paul’s consolidate personal information?
What choices do I have about how Paul’s collects, uses and discloses personal information about me?
You have four categories of choices. These include:
- No personal information collection: You may choose not to provide any personal information to Paul’s online by electing not to enter any personal information into a form or data field on our Web sites, and by not using any personalized services provided by our online resources. However, some of our online resources are available only to individuals who provide personal information or who use personalized services.
- Limitations and options regarding uses and disclosures for other purposes: Some Paul’s online resources may request your permission to use and disclose personal information about you in order to add you to our contact lists, to enable you to list yourself in a directory or a social media resource, and to identify and offer additional services and promotions that we believe you might find interesting. You can limit the use of personal information about you by checking or un-checking options provided at the time that you enter that information or that we may offer to you in the future. Additionally, you may change your communications preferences (such as to opt-out of communications you requested previously) by contacting us as hereinafter described.
- E-mail communications: You may choose to receive optional e-mail and other communications from Paul’s by signing up for or subscribing to these communications on our Web sites and other online resources. If you do not wish to receive optional e-mail communications, you may opt-out by visiting the web site or other online resources where you subscribed, where available, and update your e-mail communication selections, or you may follow the unsubscribe or opt-out instructions in the e-mail communications you receive from us. You also may opt-out by contacting us as hereinafter described. If you do not wish for Paul’s to confirm whether you have read or clicked on certain e-mail communications we have sent to you, you may opt out of e-mail communications tracking by opting out of receiving those e-mail communications altogether using one of the approaches described above. In some cases we will not be able to turn off e-mail tracking and still send the communication to you.
Who will have access to personal information about me?
Does Paul’s share personal information with third parties?
How does Paul’s secure personal information?
Paul’s will take reasonable steps to protect personal information as it is transmitted from your computer to our online resources and servers, as well as to protect personal information in its possession from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. It is your personal responsibility to secure your own copies of your passwords and related access codes for our online resources.
How does Paul’s protect the privacy of children?
Paul’s Web sites are not directed at children and most of the online services that we offer are designed for individuals who are 18 years of age or older.
How may I access and correct personal information about me?
To gain access to personal information about you collected online, and to keep it accurate, complete and current, you may contact us as hereinafter described. Where offered, you also may update personal information about you online by modifying information that you previously have entered into forms or data fields on our Web sites. Where permitted by law, your ability to access and correct personal information will be limited where access and correction would: inhibit Paul’s ability to comply with a legal or ethical obligation, inhibit Paul’s ability to investigate, make or defend legal claims, result in disclosure of personal information about a third party, result in breach of a contract or disclosure of trade secrets or other proprietary business information belonging to Paul’s or a third party.
What is Paul’s contact address for privacy questions?