Last modified 1/15/09
At Unified Grocers (hereinafter, “Unified”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”), We strive to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness, and integrity in all Our operations. We are dedicated to protecting the privacy of Our customers, partners, and visitors to the unifiedgrocers.com website (the “Website”).
Information We Collect
Users of the Website, who simply browse the Website (“Guests”), may be able to request information, submit comments, inquire about opportunities for employment or other business transactions, and engage in certain other services on the Website. Other users of the Website, who register an account with Us (“Authorized Users”), may be able to engage in these same services, as well as others, including posting information about products and offering such products for sale, ordering products, registering for services, and participating in blogs, chat rooms and community discussions (collectively, the “Services”). Guests and Authorized Users may be collectively referred to herein as “Users”.
In connection with the Services and other uses of the Website, certain company and/or User information, including, personally identifiable information, may be collected at the Website including, among other things, you and/or your company’s name(s), postal address, e-mail address, and telephone and/or fax number, your position with your company, credit card information, information about you and your company’s interests in and use of various products, programs and services, and certain other information about you and your company (“Information”). Please note that only Users who provide Us with the requested Information will be able to receive and/or otherwise participate in the Services.
To enhance your experience with the Website, We may use “cookies.” Cookies are pieces of data assigned by a web server to the browser on your PC. Cookies help websites to keep track of your preferences and to recognize return visitors. So, when you return to a website you've visited before, your browser gives this data back to the server. Contrary to reports about cookies, cookies do not contain viruses.
We recommend that you complete your online transactions and sign off of the Website before surfing to other sites or turning off your PC. We also suggest that you do not surf to other sites during your session on the Website.
You can set your browser to reject cookies. However, if you choose to reject cookies, you may not be able to engage in the Services or otherwise use the Website.
How We Use Information
Any Information received from Users may be used for such purposes as fulfilling User’s requests for information, products and/or services, contacting Users about their account(s) with Us, offering Users products and/or services that We believe may be of interest to them, improving the Website, customizing the advertising and content Users see on the Website, customizing User’s online experience and other purposes related to Our business. We may also use aggregate, non-personally identifiable information in Authorized Users’ blogs, chat rooms and community discussions. Additionally, We may provide Information to Our agents, contractors and other third parties when necessary for them to assist Us in connection with the foregoing activities.
If you do not wish to be contacted by Us in the future, please let Us know by sending an e-mail to the address below with your name and postal address. We will make reasonable efforts to remove your name and address from future correspondence.
We will disclose Information We maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose Information in response to a law enforcement agency's request.
Although We will take reasonable security precautions regarding Information collected through the Website, due to the open nature of the Internet, We cannot guarantee that any Information will be free from unauthorized access, and We herby disclaim any liability for any theft or loss of, unauthorized access or damage to, or interception of any Information, data or communications. By using the Website you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
Links To Third Party Websites
Authorized Users, who create an account on the Website, will receive a user ID and private password that can be used to gain access to the Authorized User’s account. Certain Authorized Users, when expressly authorized by Unified in writing, may distribute user IDs and passwords to its employees and agents whom the Authorized User has authorized to transact business on the Website on behalf of the Authorized User. Users are forbidden from using another’s account without permission.
When creating an account, Users must provide accurate and complete information. Authorized Users are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on their accounts and, therefore, must keep their user IDs and account passwords secure. Authorized Users must notify Unified immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of their accounts.
How You Can Access Or Correct Information
Authorized Users can access, update or correct their account information at any time by logging into their account through the Website.