Montana Food Bank Network

respects the privacy of our site visitors

Updated July 2023

We handle any information you provide us with care. Your name is safe with us. In 40 years of service, Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN) has never rented, sold, or loaned our donor list and we never will. We value your support and your privacy. It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, or national origin.

MFBN will only request specific information from you to complete a transaction (donation, newsletter request, etc.). We do not require site visitors to provide personal information to contact us. If you do choose to provide us with personal information voluntarily through any form that is available on this site, we do not distribute this information to any third party. Your information will be added to our donor database, but this information will not be sold or traded to other companies or organizations. We may use your personal information to contact you in the future.

All credit card information is taken in a secure environment where data is encrypted and passed to our processors.

If you have any questions or concerns about the protection of your privacy while visiting our site, please contact us. Thank you for reading this privacy policy and visiting our website. Additional information is as follows.

Montana Food Bank Network’s Collection and Use of Your Information

In the course of using the website, MFBN may ask you for your name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, and fax number as well as other relevant information. MFBN may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our web pages such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Chrome, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows, Mac OS), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Earthlink), aggregate data about the number of visits to the website and/or aggregate data about the pages visited.

How Montana Food Bank Network Uses the Information

MFBN uses non-personally identifiable information to improve the design and content of the site and to enable MFBN to personalize your Internet experience. MFBN may use the aggregate data to analyze site usage as well as create services and/or products to fit your needs.

Except as otherwise indicated, MFBN uses the personally identifiable information (“personal information”) you provide about yourself: (a) to respond to any of your inquiries or questions about our services; (b) for internal marketing purposes and as part of MFBN’s donor database; (c) to provide you additional and updated information, materials, and other advertisements regarding MFBN services; (d) to offer you other materials and/or information that MFBN believes may be of interest to you; (e) to cooperate with government officials or parties in litigation under process of law, or as otherwise required by law; (f) to protect the security or integrity of the site; (g) to protect against a threat of safety or destruction of property; and/or (h) to protect against legal liability. In all cases, however, MFBN agents, employees, and contractors who have access to personal information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. MFBN will not use the personal information, except as set forth herein, without your permission. MFBN shall own all such personal information and maintain copies of such as part of its records. If you do not wish to receive any such information or to allow MFBN the right to use your personally identifiable information as described, please contact MFBN in the manner identified in the “Opt-Out” section below.


You may choose not to receive such information and/or to allow MFBN to use your information in the manner described above by contacting us directly at [email protected]. Upon receipt and processing of an “opt-out” request, MFBN will, within its commercially reasonable amount of time, remove your information from any future communications.

Security; No Liability

MFBN has implemented security measures to help protect against the risk of loss, misuse, and alteration of any information under MFBN’s control. MFBN protects your online order information by using Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) technology. SSL encrypts your order information to avoid the decoding of that information by anyone other than MFBN. Nevertheless, such security measures may not prevent all loss, misuse, or alteration of information on the site. MFBN is not responsible for any damages or liabilities relating to such security failures. You understand that data and communications, including e-mail and other electronic communications, may be accessed by unauthorized third parties when communicated over the Internet. Furthermore, the site contains links to other websites. MFBN is not responsible for ensuring such other sites’ privacy practices or content.

IP Addresses and Cookies

Like other websites, MFBN uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer the site, and for security purposes.

“Cookies” are pieces of data sent from a web server to a web browser that enable a web server to identify users that visit a site hosted by that server. MFBN may use cookies to identify you and provide more customized information and services. In addition, our site may contain advertisements that may contain cookies. In general, if you choose, you can disable the use of cookies by reviewing your browser’s preferences and options.

A Special Note About Children

MFBN does not knowingly gather any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. You must be 13 years of age or older to access the site. MFBN has no interest in collecting information from children under the age of 13.

Donor Privacy Policy

We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all personal information received by MFBN, both online and offline, on any platform, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

How to Contact Montana Food Bank Network for any Reason

You may contact MFBN with questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, updating any personally identifiable information, or anything else related to MFBN and/or this site at or (406) 721-3825.

Non-Discrimination Policy

By Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C., 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339, or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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