Montana Food Bank Network respects the privacy of our site visitors

We handle any information you provide us with care. Your name is safe with us. Please be assured that in 30 years of service, Montana Food Bank Network has never rented, sold or loaned our donor list and we never will. We value both your support and your privacy. It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, disability or national origin.

Montana Food Bank Network will only request specific information from you in order to complete a transaction (donation, newsletter request, etc). We do not require site visitors to provide personal information in order to contact us. If you do choose to provide us 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, and all data is then passed in encrypted form to our processors.

If you have any questions or concerns about the protection of your privacy while visiting our site, please feel free to 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, Montana Food Bank Network may ask you for your name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, fax number as well as other relevant information. Montana Food Bank Network 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., Netscape, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows 2000 or 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

Montana Food Bank Network uses the non-personally identifiable information to improve the design and content of the site and to enable Montana Food Bank Network to personalize your Internet experience. Montana Food Bank Network 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, Montana Food Bank Network 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 Montana Food Bank Network’s donor database; (c) to provide you additional and updated information, materials and other advertisements regarding the Montana Food Bank Network services; (d) to offer you other materials and/or information that Montana Food Bank Network 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, Montana Food Bank Network 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. Montana Food Bank Network will not use the personal information, except as set forth herein, without your permission; provided, however, Montana Food Bank Network 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 Montana Food Bank Network the right to use your personally identifiable information as described, please contact Montana Food Bank Network in the manner identified in the “Opt-Out” section below.

Opt Out

You may choose not to receive such information and/or to allow Montana Food Bank Network 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, Montana Food Bank Network will, within its commercially reasonable amount of time, remove your information from any future marketing communications.

Security; No Liability

Montana Food Bank Network has implemented security measures to help protect against the risk of loss, misuse and alteration of any information under Montana Food Bank Network’s control. Montana Food Bank Network 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 the Montana Food Bank Network. Nevertheless, such security measures may not prevent all loss, misuse or alteration of information on the site, and Montana Food Bank Network is not responsible for any damages or liabilities relating to any 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. Montana Food Bank Network is not responsible for nor can Montana Food Bank Network ensure the privacy practices or content of such other sites.

IP Addresses and Cookies

Like other websites, Montana Food Bank Network 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. Montana Food Bank Network may use cookies in order to identify you to our site so that Montana Food Bank Network can provide more customized information and services to you. 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

Montana Food Bank Network 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. Montana Food Bank Network 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 the Montana Food Bank Network, 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 Montana Food Bank Network with questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, updating any personally identifiable information or anything else related to Montana Food Bank Network and/or this site at www.mfbn.org or at 406-721-3825.

Non-Discrimination Policy

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of 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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