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Our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes our policies on the collection, use, and disclosure of your information in connection with your use of our website. The terms ‘we’, ‘us’, and ‘FiT’ refer to Food Intolerance Testing and FoodIntoleranceTesting.com, co.uk, .ie,. ca. When you use the website, you consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

I. INFORMATION YOU SUBMIT
We may store the information you submit to or through the website. We use the information to fulfil your requests, provide website functionality, improve website quality, personalise your experience, display relevant advertising, provide customer support, message you, back up our systems, allow for disaster recovery, and comply with legal obligations. Among the information you submit to or through the Site, please note:

Newsletter Signup: You must provide a valid email address in order to sign up for newsletters on the website.  When you sign up for our newsletters, we opt you in to receive emails from Food Intolerance Testing by default. You can unsubscribe to emails with us at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link on the bottom of any email sent to you.

 

Public Content: Your reviews, comments, photos, message board posts, profile likes and favourites, lists, account profile (including your first name and last initial, but excluding your other account registration information), and other content you post to the website are meant for public consumption. We may display this content on the website, and further distribute it to a wider audience through third party sites and services.

Messaging: If you exchange messages with others through the website, we may store these messages in order to deliver them and allow you to manage them.

Credit Card Purchases: If you purchase business advertising, deals, or other products or services online, we may collect and store billing and credit card information. This information will only be shared with third parties who perform tasks required to complete the purchase transaction (such as fulfilling orders and processing credit card payments). When you submit credit card numbers, we encrypt that information using industry standard technology.

II. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
In addition to the information you submit to or through the website, we also collect and store information from and about you in the course of your use of the Site. We use this information to analyse and track user behaviour, personalise your experience, associate it with other information about you, provide the functionality and improve the quality of the website, and may use it to display relevant advertising. For example:

Location: We may collect and store information about your location if you enable your computer or mobile device to send us location information. You may be able to change the settings on your computer or mobile device to prevent it from providing us with such information.

Cookies: We may use cookies, web beacons, local shared objects (sometimes called ‘flash cookies’), and similar technology in connection with your use of the website (‘Cookies’).  Cookies may have unique identifiers, and reside, among other places, on your computer, in emails we send to you, and on our web pages. Cookies may transmit information about you and your use of the website, such as your browser type, search preferences, data relating to advertisements that have been displayed to you or that you have clicked on, and the date and time of your use. You can disable some (but not all) Cookies in your device or browser settings, but doing so may affect your ability to use the Site.

III. THIRD PARTIES
We do not rent, share, sell or trade personally identifiable information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. That said, we work with third parties and they may have access to some of your information:

Aggregate Information: We may share user information in the aggregate with third parties, such as advertisers and content distributors. For example, we may disclose the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, advertisements.

Business Transfers: We may share information from or about you with subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control, in which case we will require them to honour this Privacy Policy. If another company acquires FYC or all or substantially all of our assets, that company will possess the same information, and will assume the rights and obligations with respect to that information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Investigations: We may investigate and disclose information from or about you if we have a good faith belief that such investigation or disclosure is (a) reasonably necessary to comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; (b) helpful to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the website; or (c) protect our rights, reputation, property, or that of our users affiliates, or the public.

Links: The Site may contain links to unaffiliated third party websites. Except as set forth herein, we do not share your personal information with them, and are not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy policies on all such third party websites.

Advertising: We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

IV. CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Other users may be able to identify you, or associate you with your user account if you include personal information in your Public Content. You can reduce the risk of being personally identified by using the website pseudonymously, though doing so could detract from the credibility of your contributions to the website.

Please also note that the messages you send or receive using the website are only private to the extent that you and the sender/recipient keep them private. For example, we do not have any control over whether a recipient of one of your personal messages publicly posts it or its contents.

V. DATA RETENTION AND ACCOUNT TERMINATION
The information we obtain from or about you may be processed and stored in the United Kingdom. We may keep it as long as is permitted or required under the law. If you terminate your account, we will remove your Public Content from the site, but may retain your data for a period of 7 years (or longer if required by law) in our active systems in order to ensure our ability to satisfy the authorized uses under this Privacy Policy. For example, we may use retained data to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the site or to comply with legal obligations. Please note that information may exist in backup storage even after it has been removed from our active databases. You can request that your account be terminated or request reviews and comments erased by emailing info@FoodIntoleranceTesting.co.uk.
We will respond to requests relating to personal data sent from within the European Union according to the procedures mandated by the member state from where the request is sent. You will receive a response to your request within 30 days.

VI. CHILDREN
The Site is intended for general audiences and is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us at info@FoodIntoleranceTesting.co.uk. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account.

VII. SECURITY
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

VIII. MODIFICATIONS TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY
We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by email or by posting a notice on the site prior to the effective date of the changes.  By continuing to access or use the site after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

VIV. COOKIES AND IP ADDRESSES

When you visit one of our websites, we may send you a cookie. A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer or device.

1. Essential Cookies

These cookies are essential for the running of our websites. Without the use of these cookies parts of our websites would not function.

2. Analytical Performance Cookies

We use these types of cookies to monitor our websites performance and how their users may use it. These cookies provide us with information that helps us provide better products to their users and also to identify any areas that may need maintenance.

3. Functional Cookies

Functional cookies are used to remember your preferences on our websites.

4. Behavioural Advertising Cookies/Third Party Cookies

We, and our advertisers/sponsors, may use cookies to provide tailored advertising to you, which we believe are relevant to you.

Online behavioural advertising is a way of providing advertisements on the websites you visit and making them more relevant to your interests. This is done by grouping together shared interests based upon previous web browsing activity. Advertising is then displayed to you when you visit a website which matches these interests.

Behavioural advertising is based upon your web browsing activity over a period of time – so it’s different to advertising you may see when you’re looking for something online using a search engine (eg Google) or on the website you may be visiting at a particular time.

As an example, you may be doing research in order to buy food and read a number of different articles on a number of different websites. If a food manufacturer was part of an advertising network, they may think that you are interested in buying a specific food and serve you with one of their adverts for one of their products. It is possible that from reading these articles elsewhere, you would see this advert on one of our or someone else’s websites.

We cannot control nor do we have access to any cookies placed on your computer by third party advertisers and sponsors.

We may also track IP addresses. An IP Address is a number that can identify an Internet Service Provider and country location. It cannot provide personal information.