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    Privacy Policy Statement

  • This web site is copyright 2018 Journalistic Inc. All Rights Reserved

    Effective Date: 5/29/2018

    Our postal address is:

    101 Europa Drive, Suite 150

    Chapel Hill, NC 27517

    We can be reached via e-mail at privacy@foodnewsmedia.com or you can reach us by telephone at 1-800-662-4834 ext 225.

    If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact Privacy Policy Administrator at 1-800-662-4834 ext 225 or privacy@foodnewsmedia.com.

    The foodservice-related properties of Journalistic, Inc., which include, but are not limited to, Food News Media, QSR magazine, and FSR magazine, are intended for an audience who are citizens of the United States. If you are not a citizen of the United States, we make a reasonable effort not to accept your data, and you should not subscribe to any of our services.

    Information Collected and Used

    When you complete any form on one of our websites, we are collecting personally identifiable information. Points of data collection may include:

    • Magazine subscription forms
    • E-letter subscription forms
    • Content download forms
    • Webinar registration forms
    • Event registration forms
    • Email forwarding forms

    We use this information in the following ways:

    • To serve magazine subscriptions, in both print and digital formats
    • To renew magazine subscriptions, by both email and phone
    • To send e-letters and other editorial content notifications
    • To send promotional emails
    • To send third-party emails
    • To build lists, on other platforms, that are similar to the demographics of our audience

    We may also provide this information to third-party vendors based on your implied interest in certain subject matter. This includes:

    • Clicking on or viewing any content labeled as “Sponsored”
    • Clicking on a banner in an e-letter
    • Indicating purchase intent via our QSRConnect and FSRConnect services
    • Registering for a webinar
    • Registering for an event

    Opting Out

    Users may cancel magazine subscriptions or unsubscribe from email communications at any time. You may cancel a magazine subscription by emailing circulation.assistant@journalistic.com or calling us at 1-800-662-4834, ext 120. You may unsubscribe from email communication by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link included in every email communication you receive from us.

    Upon request at the contact information above, we will purge you and all of your data from our system. However, we reserve the right to keep enough identifiable information to ensure you are not inadvertently re-added to our lists. To be re-added to our lists after a purge, you must contact us in writing with your explicit instructions. Please be mindful that digital services at Journalistic, Inc., are cloud-based and as such are routinely backed up. Backed up data is only used in rare situations, such as a computer failure, but it may exist indefinitely.

    Log Files

    As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click-stream data.

    We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

    We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.

    Our Email Service Provider (ESP) logs your interactions (e.g., receipt, opening, and/or clicking on a link) with our email communications. These interactions can be used for analytics purposes and in the case of interactions with our sponsors, shared with them.

    Cookies

    A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on this site. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.

    We use session ID cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site and hold items in your shopping cart, to improve our services. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser.

    We use a third-party tracking service that uses cookies to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our site in aggregate. We may collect information such as your domain type, your IP address and click-stream information to monitor the usage of our site for marketing and design needs, as well as to maintain security against malicious activity.

    If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, such as contests or surveys, will be limited.

    Some of our advertisers use cookies on our site. We have no access to or control over these cookies. See “Third Party Advertisers.”

    This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by www.qsrmagazine.com or www.foodnewsfeed.com only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. [See the “Third Party Advertisers” section.] This statement also does not cover the use of cookies by other third party services.

    Third Party Advertisers

    Third Party Ad Servers-

    The ads appearing on this website are delivered to users by third party ad servers. We share Web site usage information with reputable third parties for the purpose of making the banner advertisements from our set of advertisers more relevant to you.

    Ads on our websites are delivered by Google to try and bring you offers that are of interest to you. We also have an affiliate relationship with Amazon that places foodservice offers on our website; if you click on one of these ads and visit Amazon’s web site, you should be familiar with their Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, as it is different from this website.  As a result of your visit to our site, ad server companies may collect information such as your domain type, your IP address and click-stream information.

    Links to Other Sites

    This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Journalistic, Inc. Please be aware that we, Journalistic, Inc. and QSR and FSR magazines, and Food News Media, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.

    We encourage you to be aware that when you leave our site, you should become familiar with the privacy of those sites.

    This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this website.

    Legal Disclaimer

    We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.

    Access to Personally Identifiable Information

    Upon request we provide site visitors with access to transaction information (e.g., dates on which customers made purchases, amounts and types of purchases) that we maintain about them, contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number) that we maintain about them.

    Consumers can have this information corrected by sending us e-mail at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number, writing to us at the above address.

    Credit Card Data

    If you purchase a product or service on our site and use a credit card, please be advised that this information is accepted on third party sites which offer high level secure transactions. Journalistic, Inc. has no control over the security of this data. Journalistic, Inc. does not collect, transmit, or store credit card data and has no access to this information when it is provided. Charges are processed by third parties and only the funds and basic payment information are transmitted to us in order to complete the transaction Your credit card number, CVV and expiration date are never part of the information that is transmitted.

    Security

    The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can send email us at privacy@foodnewsmedia.com.

    Changes in this Privacy Statement

    We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at: 1-800-662-4834, ext 225, privacy@foodnewsmedia.com, 101 Europa Drive, Suite 150, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.