Updated and Effective as of June 22, 2018
We will only process your Personal Data in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws. For the purposes of United Kingdom and European Union data protection legislation, the data controller is Winsight, LLC, 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL, 60606.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- INFORMATION WE AUTOMATICALLY COLLECT
- COOKIES/TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
- INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO SUBMIT
- INFORMATION WE RECEIVE FROM OTHER SOURCES
- INFORMATION USE
- SOCIAL NETWORK AND PLATFORM INTEGRATION
- OUR INFORMATION SHARING PRACTICES
- TECHNOMIC PAID RESEARCH AND SUBSCRIPTION
- TECHNOMIC OPERATOR COMMUNITY PANEL
- TECHNOMIC CONTACTS DATABASE
- ANONYMOUS DATA
- PUBLIC INFORMATION
- IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS - CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
- HOW WE RESPOND TO DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS
- USERS OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES AND CONSENT TO TRANSFER
- IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON EUROPEAN UNION AND UNITED KINGDOM USER RIGHTS
- CHOICE/OPT-OUT OF COMMUNICATIONS
- MODIFYING AND DELETING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
- CHILDREN'S POLICY
- SENSITIVE PERSONAL DATA
- CONTACT US
Information We Automatically Collect
We and our third-party service providers may use such Usage Data for a variety of purposes including to diagnose problems with our servers and software, to administer the Services, to gather demographic information and to target advertising to you on the Services and elsewhere online. Accordingly, our third-party advertising networks and ad servers will also provide us with information, including reports that will tell us how many ads were presented and clicked on the Services in a manner that does not identify personally any specific individual. The Usage Data we collect is generally non-identifying, but if we specifically identify or associate it with you, we will treat it as Personal Data.
We may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, local storage, and pixel tags as well as other similar technologies, such as web beacons, tags and scripts, including local storage objects such as HTML5 (“Tracking Technologies”). Tracking Technologies may set, change, alter or modify settings or configurations on your device.
Cookies and Local Storage
You can find more information about Cookies and how they work, what Cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ and www.youronlinechoices.com/uk.
A Flash Cookie is a data file placed on a device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built into or downloaded by you onto your device. Flash Cookies may be used for various purposes, including, without limitation, enabling a Flash feature and remembering your preferences. For more information about Flash and the privacy choices Adobe offers, visit http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html. If you choose to adjust your Flash privacy settings on your device some features of the Services may not function properly.
We may also use “pixel tags,” which are small graphic files that allow us and third parties to monitor the use of the Services and collect Usage Data. A pixel tag can collect information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the tag appears; the URL of the page on which the pixel tag appears; the time (and length of time) the page containing the pixel tag was viewed; the type of browser that retrieved the pixel tag; and the identification number of any cookie previously placed by that server on your computer.
We may use pixel tags, either provided by us or by our third party advertisers, service providers and ad networks, to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with our Web sites and Services and use them in combination with our Cookies to provide offers and information of interest to you. Pixel tags may also enable ad networks to serve targeted advertisements to you when you visit the Services or other web sites.
Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1x1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in the Service’s pages and messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Service, to monitor how users navigate the Service, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
In addition, we may use a variety of other technologies that collect similar information for security and fraud detection purposes.
Tracking Technologies Usage.
We may use Tracking Technologies for a variety of purposes, including:
Targeting Related. We may use Tracking Technologies to deliver content relevant to your interests on the Services and third-party sites based on how you interact with our Services. This includes using Tracking Technologies to understand the usefulness to you of the content that has been delivered to you.
Tracking Technologies Choices and Consent
We are giving you detailed notice of the Tracking Technologies and your limited choices regarding them so that your consent is meaningfully informed.
Information You Choose To Submit
Information We Receive From Other Sources
We may use the information we collect, including Personal Data and Usage Data:
- to enable you to use our Services, to create an account or profile, to process information you provide via our Services (including verifying that your email address is active and valid) and to process your transactions;
- to provide related customer service and care, including responding to your questions, complaints, or comments and sending surveys (with your consent) and processing survey responses;
- to fulfill paid subscription services and report back usage information to the subscribing corporation;
- to provide you with information, products, or services that you have requested;
- with your consent, to provide you with information, products, or services that we otherwise believe will interest you, including special opportunities from us and our third-party partners;
- to tailor content, recommendations, and advertisements we and third parties display to you, both on the Services and elsewhere online;
- for internal business purposes, such as to improve our Services;
- to comply with regulatory and legal obligations; and
We may use and/or disclose your Personal Data or Usage Data for the following reasons:
- to contact you in response to your inquiries, comments and suggestions;
- to contact you when otherwise necessary;
- for the specific purpose for which it was volunteered;
- to track our visitors’ use of the Services for internal market research;
- to improve our Web sites and the Services we promote or provide through the Web sites;
- to customize the content and/or layout of our Web sites for each individual visitor;
- to ask for your participation in brief surveys;
- to complete any purchases or other transactions you may perform through the Services;
- to notify visitors about updates to the Services;
- to notify you about promotions, special offers, etc. regarding products and services provided by Winsight or its affiliates or partners;
- to be provided to our affiliates or third parties in connection with the legitimate business purposes of Winsight or any affiliate;
- to be provided to third parties for the legitimate business purposes of those third parties;
- to generate aggregate statistical studies;
- as required by law or regulation, or as requested by government authorities, or for the protection of persons or property;
- in connection with an acquisition, merger, restructuring, sale or other transfer involving all or any portion of the business associated with the Services;
- to report usage information to the subscribing employer corporation to inform product development/content planning and technical plans related to server capacity or similar;
- to identify high-interest content by cohort to inform future content, product and development efforts of Winsight or any affiliates; and
- for other legitimate business purposes.
We use reasonable security safeguards to protect the Personal Data that we collect from unauthorized access. Due to the nature of the Internet, however, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties.
Social Network and Platform Integration
Our Information Sharing Practice
In the event we go through a business transition (such as a merger, acquisition by another company, bankruptcy, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process), your Personal Data will likely be among the assets transferred. By providing your Personal Data, you agree that we may transfer such information in those circumstances without your further consent.
Technomic Paid Research and Subscription Services
To access online paid research products and services, employee users must validate their identities, create log in credentials, and provide certain information to create a profile in the system.
Employee users understand that the Company may disclose all digital behaviors collected when using these paid services to the employee’s employer, and for its own purposes related to analyzing usage and improving the quality of the Services.
Technomic Operator Community Panel
Technomic Contact Databases
If you are accessing Technomic Services, Technomic maintains databases of key personnel at industry related companies. Technomic subscribers pay a fee to access these databases. In some cases the contacts listed are a matter of public record and in other cases, contact information is discovered through research. European Union and United Kingdom residents listed as a contact in one of these databases have rights as set forth below with respect to their personal information.
When we use the term “Anonymous Data,” we are referring to de-identified Personal Data and Usage Data, either alone or when combined with any other information available to a third party. We may create Anonymous Data from the Personal Data we receive about you and other individuals whose Personal Data we collect. Anonymous Data might include analytics information and information collected by us using Cookies. We make Personal Data into Anonymous Data by excluding information (such as your name, address, e-mail) that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this Anonymous Data to analyze usage patterns in order to make improvements to our Services.
If you identify any User Information as public, you are authorizing us to share such information publicly. For example, you may elect to make certain of your User Submissions (such as your alias, bio, email or photos) publicly available. Also, there may be areas of the Services (for example, message boards, discussion rooms, and other online forums) in which you are able to post information that automatically will be available to all other users of the Services. By choosing to use these areas, you understand and agree that anyone may access, use, and disclose any information that you post to those areas.
Important Information for California Residents-Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident and you have questions about our practices with respect to sharing information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes and your ability to exercise choice, please contact us at Winsight, LLC, Inc., c/o General Counsel, 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60606. You must put the statement “Your California Privacy Rights” in the body of your request, as well as your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. In the body of your request, please provide enough information for us to determine if this applies to you. Please note that we will not accept inquiries via the telephone, email, or by facsimile, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labelled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. We further reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted to address other than the address specified in this paragraph.
How We Respond to “Do Not Track” Signals
Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. California Business & Professions Code Section 22575(b) (as amended effective January 1, 2014) provides that California residents are entitled to know how Winsight responds to “Do Not Track” browser settings.
There currently is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Therefore, like many websites and online services, the Services do not alter their practices when they receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor's browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
Users Outside of the United States and Consent to Transfer
Important Information for European Union and United Kingdom User Rights
If you are a user from the European Union or United Kingdom, you have certain rights and protections under the law regarding the processing of your personal information. You can view Winsight’s full Data Protection Policy for such European Union or United Kingdom users here.
As a brief summary, if you are a user from the European Union or the United Kingdom, upon request, you have the right to:
(a) obtain a copy of the Personal Data we hold about you;
(b) access the Personal Data we hold about you;
(c) request information about the purposes of us processing your Personal Data and the categories of Personal Data concerned;
(d) obtain information on the recipients or categories of recipients (including international recipients) to whom your Personal Data has been or will be disclosed;
(e) request a transfer of your Personal Data from us to another data controller;
(f) in certain circumstances, request the “right to be forgotten” and the erasure of all the Personal Data we hold about you;
(g) lodge a complaint to the supervisory authority in your jurisdiction in respect of your data protection rights; and
There is no charge for any of these requests. For any such request please contact us at Winsight, LLC, 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL, 60606, by phone at (312) 876-0004 or send us an email at [email protected] We will endeavor to respond to such requests in a timely manner, but in no event longer than one month.
When we collect your Personal Data, we will maintain and store it for as long as we determine reasonably necessary to provide the Services to you, unless you exercise your right to erasure described above, or to comply with applicable legal requirements.
- We need to use your personal information to perform our responsibilities to you or where required by law.
- We have a legitimate interest in processing your Personal Data. For example, we may process your Personal Data to send you marketing communications, relevant content, products or events invitations, or to communicate with you about changes to our Services, and to provide, secure, and improve our Services.
Questions or Complaints
If you are user in the European Union or United Kingdom and have a concern about our processing of personal information that we are not able to resolve, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data privacy authority where you reside. For contact details of your local Data Protection Authority, please see: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm.
General: We may use other companies under agreements with us to serve third-party advertisements when you visit and use the Services. These companies may collect and use click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over during your visits to the Services and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use tracking technologies to collect this information. Other companies’ use of their tracking technologies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one.
Targeted Advertising: In order to serve offers and advertisements that may be of interest to our users, we may display targeted advertisements on the Services, or other digital properties or applications in conjunction with our content, based on information provided to us by our users and information provided to us by third parties that they have independently collected. User Information is sometimes provided to sponsors and advertisers as a result of interacting with their advertising, branded content or other products.
Your Ad Choices: Some of the third-party services providers and/or advertisers may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI” or the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. You may want to visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and the "opt-out" procedures of NAI members. You can opt-out of our use of your Web site viewing behavior data to serve you interest-based advertising on third-party sites and email newsletters here http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
Please note opting out through these mechanisms does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads while online or on your device.
Choice/Opt-Out From Communications
We offer you the opportunity to manage your communications from us. Even after subscribing to one or more newsletters and/or opting in to one or more offers to receive marketing and/or promotional communications from us or our third party partners, users may elect to modify their preferences by going to the Communications Preferences page anytime or by following the "Communications Preferences" and/or "Unsubscribe" link provided in an email or communication received.
- CSP Daily News Communications Preference Center
- Restaurant Business Communications Preference Center
- FoodService Director Communications Preference Center
- Winsight Grocery Business Communications Preference Center
- Technomic Opt-Out contact: [email protected].
In some cases we will offer special content, products or services in exchange for an email address that might be used to share our various editorial or marketing products. Our sponsors and clients might make similar offers to our audiences via our digital products, in which case the email address will be shared with that client. We will make reasonable efforts to be transparent about that sharing when you offer your email address.
Modifying and Deleting Your Personal Data
You may access the information we hold about you. If you wish to exercise this right, please contact us using the details in the Contact Us section below. If you would like to update, correct, modify or delete from our database any Personal Data you previously submitted to us, please let us know by accessing and updating your profile. If you delete certain information you may not be able to order services in the future without re-submitting such information. We will comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. Also, please note that we will maintain Personal Data in our database whenever we are required to do so by law.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting such change or deletion (for example, when you enter a promotion, you may not be able to change or delete the Personal Data provided until after the completion of such promotion). We will retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
We have implemented commercially reasonable security measures to help protect your Personal Data from loss, misuse, or unauthorized access or disclosure; unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your User Information, including Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its security. You use the Services and provide us with information at your own initiative and risk. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us using the details in the Contact Us section below.
The Services may contain links to other websites that we do not control, and the Services may contain videos, advertising and other content hosted and served by third parties. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third-party.
We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy in the interactive world. We are a general audience service and do not use the Services to knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of majority in your jurisdiction, including any information that requires parental notice and consent under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) without such parental consent.
If you are a child under the age of majority in your jurisdiction, you are not permitted to use the Services and should not send any information about yourself to us through the Services. In the event that we become aware that we have collected personal information from any child under the age of thirteen (13), we will dispose of that information in accordance with COPPA and other applicable laws and regulations. If you are a parent or guardian and you believe that your child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information without COPPA-required consent, please contact us at (312) 876-0004 or send us an email at [email protected] You may also contact us by postal mail or by fax, using the following: Winsight, LLC, 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60606 Fax: (312) 876-1158.
Sensitive Personal Data
We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal data (for example, social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Services or otherwise to us.
Last Revised: May 2018