OUR PLEDGE TO YOU:
You have a right to know how information about you is used and protected. Most data remains within the corporate family, and is used to do business with you. Some is shared with others to process your account or for marketing. We explain how we use information in this privacy and electronic cookies policy statement.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT:
We collect information that you give to us on applications, surveys, registration forms, emails etc.; and non-personally identifiable information from your use of our Services, including visits to our sites, some of it automatically through technologies such as electronic cookies. This includes: IP addresses, preferences, web pages you visited prior to coming to our or our Users’ sites, information about your browser, network or device (such as browser type and version, operating system, internet service provider, preference settings, unique device IDs and language and other regional settings), information about how you interact with the Services and our Users’ sites (such as timestamps, clicks, scrolling, browsing times, searches, transactions, referral pages, load times, and problems you may encounter, such as loading errors).
We collect information from our partners to support our marketing initiatives, improve our Services and better monitor, manage and measure our ad campaigns, such as details about when our partner shows you one of our ads on or via its advertising platform.
HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION:
We do not share, rent, sell, or otherwise distribute personally-identifiable information that we have about you with anyone except in response to subpoenas or for other legal reasons such as a valid inquiry from a law enforcement agency. We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable data about you for business purposes, including with our service providers to assist us in providing and improving services or in the event of a business transfer as part of that deal.
HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION:
We strive to protect your data and safeguard it from unauthorized individuals. Our methods include, but are not limited to, routinely keeping our software up to date especially for security updates, requiring “strong” passwords and, when available, two factor authentication, routine antivirus scanning. In addition, our hosting provider has a security team dedicated to keeping personal information safe.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
What do cookies do?
Category of Use
Cookies help us display the correct information and personalize your experience, by providing you with features, insights, and customized content, e.g. “Related Items” in journal posts.
Cookies can also help you fill out forms more easily, e.g., RFI forms.
We collect information about how our Users and Members use and interact with the Site. This may include the pages Members visit most often and when and where Members get error messages. We use these “session state cookies” to help us improve our Site and Services.
These cookies help us analyze how the Services are being accessed and used, and enable us to track performance of the Services, and help us learn how our Site performs in different locations. These cookies generate aggregate statistics that are not associated with any individual visitor to our website.
We partner with third party publishers, advertising networks and service providers to manage our website functionality, upgrades, and performance, and ads on other sites. We do not control the third party’s use of those cookies. Our third party partners may set cookies on your device or browser to gather information about your activities on the Services and other sites you visit, in order to provide you with SugarFree.com ads. For example, if you visit SugarFree.com and also use a social media platform, you may see a SugarFree.com ad in your social media newsfeed or timeline.
Cross-Border Data Transfers:
The cookies we use may process, store, or transfer personal data in and to a country outside your own, with privacy laws that provide different, possibly lower, protections. You consent to this transfer, storing, or processing when you consent to our cookie use. We do not control where our service providers locate their servers or where they choose to hold your data.
For more information about cookies, online advertising, and opting out, please see the following.