Cabot Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

The following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) sets forth Agri-Mark Inc. d/b/a Cabot Creamery Co-operative (“Cabot” or “our” or “we”) policy with respect to information, including personally identifiable data (“Personal Data”) and other information, Cabot collects from visitors (“User” or “you”) to the Cabot website located at https://www.cabotcheese.coop, any other Cabot website, any related blog and/or other Cabot affiliated site that links to this Privacy Policy (“Website”).  Cabot, owner and operator of the Website, is a B corporation formed under the laws of the state of Vermont, United States.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what Personal Data we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to information of any kind that we collect by means (including offline means) or from sources other than those specified herein. If you choose to use the Website, your use is hereby deemed acceptance of Cabot’s practices described in this Privacy Policy.

We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy frequently for such modifications.  By your continued use of the Website, you agree to abide by any such modifications to the Privacy Policy, which are binding on you. Any unauthorized use or violation of the Privacy Policy automatically terminates your right to access the Site immediately.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: It is not necessary to provide any Personal Data to use the Website. You can visit much of the Website without telling Cabot who you are or submitting any Personal Data. However, in order to take advantage of certain features available through the Website, it may be necessary to provide Personal Information.  We collect Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information, such as when you contact us with inquiries, send a comment or question or enroll in a feature.

Personal Data may include, but is not limited to, the below:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Your email address
  • Location information, including state and country of residence
  • Zip code
  • Phone number
  • Month of Birth
  • Age range
  • Dietary preferences and favorite cooking style 

Our legal basis for processing this information is your consent, and by voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data to us, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred and stored from your current location to the offices and servers of Cabot and the authorized third parties referenced below.

Automatically Collected Information and Information We Collect from Others.

We may receive information about you from other trusted sources, such as information that validates or supplements information automatically collected.  We collect information about the device you are using; tools and protocols, such as IP (Internet Protocol) addresses and device’s geolocation; and other similar data for the purpose of optimization only.

When you use the Website, we may log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect usage data, which is information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

Please see the sections about how your information is used and third-party providers to see how this data is used and shared.

Cookies. We use, and allow certain other companies to use, cookies on the Website to analyze our traffic and to recognize your device.  We also share information about your use of our Website and our Services with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. This section explains what cookies are, how we use cookies and similar technologies on our Website and our Service and what you can do to manage how cookies are used.

We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website. Our legal basis for processing this information is your consent and our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving the Website and Services.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website and through the Services.  The cookie will collect information relating to your use of our Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at our Website and Service via a link from a third party site, the URL of the linking page.

The cabotcheese.com uses cookies to help keep track of items you put into your shopping cart including when you have abandoned your cart and this information is used to determine when to send cart reminder messages via SMS.

In addition to cookies, our Website may use web beacons.  Web beacons allow us to count the number of users who have visited or accessed the Website and to recognize users by accessing our cookies. We may employ web beacons to facilitate Website administration and navigation, to track the actions of users of the Website, to compile aggregate statistics about Website usage and response rates, and to provide an enhanced online experience for visitors to the Website. We may also include web beacons in HTML-formatted e-mail messages that we send to determine which e-mail messages were opened. A web beacon is often invisible because it is only 1 x 1 pixel in size with no color.  A web beacon can also be known as a web bug, 1 by 1 GIF, invisible GIF and tracker GIF.

What are the different types of cookies and how do we use them?

Essential/Necessary – These are cookies which are essential for the running of our Website and Services. Without these cookies, parts of our Website and Service would not function.  These cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes.

Examples of how we may use essential cookies include:

  • Setting unique identifiers for each unique visitor, so that website numbers can be analyzed.
  • Optimizing user experience.
  • Storing user consent for data collection.

Functional – These cookies are used to remember your preferences on our Website and Services and to provide enhanced, more personal features. The information collected by these cookies is usually anonymized, so we cannot identify you personally.  Functional cookies do not track your internet usage or gather information which could be used for selling advertising.

Examples of how we may use functional cookies include:

  • Gathering data about visits to our Website and Services, including numbers of visitors and visits, length of time spent on the site, pages clicked on or referring URL.
  • Eliminating the need for returning users to re-enter their login details.
  • Confirming browser language.

Analytical Performance – Analytical performance cookies are used to monitor the performance of our Website, for example, to determine the number of page views and the number of unique users our Website and Services have. We use this information to improve user experience or identify areas of the Website and Services which may require maintenance.  The information is anonymous (i.e. it cannot be used to identify you and does not contain personal information such as your name and email address) and it is only used for statistical purposes.

Examples of how we may use analytical cookies include:

  • Measuring users’ behavior.
  • Analyze which pages are viewed and how long for.
  • Analyze which links are followed to better develop our Website and Services.
  • Determining whether a visitor the Website is new or returning.

Advertising – Behavioral advertising cookies, which may be placed on your device by us or our trusted third-party service providers, remember that you have visited a website and use that information to provide you with advertising which is tailored to your interests. This is often called online behavioral advertising and is done by grouping together shared interests based upon web browsing history. Your web browsing history can be used to infer things about you (e.g. your age, gender etc.), and this information may also be used to make advertising on the web more relevant to you.  Although behavioral advertising cookies can track your activity around the internet, these cookies cannot identify you personally.

Examples of how we may use advertising cookies include:

  • To market to specific users across our Website, and third party websites, so that we and third parties can target advertising to users that will be more relevant to users’ interests.
  • To facilitate social sharing features.
  • To create a unique ID for each visitor to the Website to present relevant advertising.

Third Party Cookies – You may notice on some pages of our Website and Services that cookies have been set that are not related to us. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Facebook, these third party service providers may set their own cookies on your device. We do not control the use of these third party cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. Please check the third party website for more information about these cookies.

How can you manage or opt-out of cookies?

Cookies, including those which have already been set, can be deleted from your hard drive. You can also change the preferences/settings in your web browser to control cookies. In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from the primary site, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, or clear out all cookies. Deleting or blocking cookies may reduce functionality of the Website and the Services. To learn more about how to reject cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org or go to the help menu within your internet browser. If you experience any problems having deleted cookies, you should contact the supplier of your web browser.

Opting out of Analytical Performance Cookies

If you would like to opt out of Analytics cookies, please do so by clicking on the links below:

Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Opting out of Behavioral Advertising Cookies

If you would like more information about how to opt out of interest-based advertising in desktop and mobile browsers on a particular device, please visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

The Website may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To oversee contests or promotions;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • For internal training and quality control;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website; or,
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Cabot may use your Personal Data that you submit for only limited purposes. Cabot uses Personal Data you provide to provide you with the information and services that you request. Also, Cabot may use your Personal Data in aggregate form to help evaluate and modify existing services and to help develop additional services that are likely to be of interest to visitors of the Website.

Non-Identifiable Data: When you use the Website, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. Cabot may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by Cabot affiliates, agents, or service providers. We may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, user behavior.  It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process.

Aggregated Personal Data: In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Website, Cabot may conduct research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. Cabot may use this non-personal information in aggregate form for product and service development, for market analysis, and to understand how to improve the quality of the Website. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and Cabot may share this aggregate data with its affiliates, agents and business partners. This aggregated information does not identify you personally. Cabot may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our customers to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.

Anonymous Data: From time to time, Cabot may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Cabot may share your Personal Data with certain third parties as set forth below:

Third Party Vendors: We may share your information with third party vendors or service providers who help us provide our products or services or the Website, including database hosting and data processing services, and assist us in responding to requests by you for information that you request.

Parent Companies and Affiliates: We may share your information with a parent company, any subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (collectively, “Affiliates”), provided that we require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.

Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets. We may also share Personal Data with potential buyers. Usually, information will be anonymized, but this may not always be possible. The recipient of the information will be bound by confidentiality obligations.

Related Companies: We may also share your Personal Data with our related companies for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Third Parties with Permission: We may share your information with third parties to whom you ask us to send your information.

Agents, Consultants, and Related Third Parties: Cabot, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, maintaining databases and processing payments. When we employ another entity to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.

Legal Requirements: Cabot may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation or to respond to requests from law enforcement or other government officials relating to investigations or alleged illegal activity or in connection with our own investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity, in which case we may (and you hereby authorize us to) disclose information without subpoenas or warrants served on us, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Cabot, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Website or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability including to resolve disputes, investigate problems, or enforce our customer contracts.

The Website may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information. Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

  • Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
  • Listrak – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.
  • Justuno – this service is used to collect information from users who are signing up for Cabot’s mailing list or SMS messaging services. We store the information you provide to us to provide the requested services.
  • Hootsuite – this service is used to collect social media posts and messages from users online. We store customer satisfaction data to help us constantly improve our products.
  • Addthis – this service is used to allow users of the Website to share content on the Website on certain social media channels. The service may utilize a cookie so that you can use the service.  The service may collect your IP address, information about your device and browser, the date and time you visited the Website and the referring URL.  To opt out of this data collection, you may use the Addthis opt-out tool.
  • Destini – this service is used to allow users of the Website to locate a nearby retailer selling Cabot products. This service collects your zip code but this information is not stored by Cabot.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party service providers. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, Cabot will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, Cabot may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

ADVERTISING

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website. This means, after visiting the Website, you may see an ad for our services. However, your personally identifiable information is not used by any remarketing service other than to present you offers from Cabot. We use the following third-party service providers for remarketing:

Facebook: Opt-out of Facebook remarketing here
Google: Opt-out of Google remarketing here
Pinterest: Opt-out of Pinterest remarketing here
LinkedIn:  Opt-out of LinkedIn remarketing here
Instagram: Opt-out of Instagram remarketing here
CTV: Out-out of Connected TV Advertising here

Newsletters

On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, Cabot may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows Cabot to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

Receiving Promotional Materials.

Cabot may send you information or materials such as emails or newsletters by e-mail or postal mail when you submit your e-mail or postal mail address via the Site or an affiliate’s website. You may “opt-out” of receiving the e-mails by using the unsubscribe feature included in the e-mails you receive.  Also, if you do not want to receive this information or materials, you can send an email with your name, mailing address and email address to info@cabotcheese.coop. When Cabot receives your request, Cabot may take reasonable steps to remove your name from its address lists.

SMS/MMS TERMS FOR CABOT’S MOBILE MESSAGING PROGRAM

Cabot offers a mobile messaging program (the “Program”).  By opting in to or participating in the Program you accept and agree to use and participate in the Program subject to these Mobile Messaging Terms and Privacy Policy (together, the “SMS/MMS Agreement”).  The SMS/MMS Agreement is limited to the Program and is not intended to modify the Terms of Use or Privacy Policy that may govern the relationship between you and Us in other contexts.  Without limiting the scope of the Program, users that opt into the Program can expect to receive messages concerning the marketing and sale of Our or Our affiliates’ products, services, and events.

User Opt In: To opt in to join the Program, you should text the advertised keyword CHEDDAR to 47443 to receive promotional alerts from Cabot.  The Program allows Users to receive SMS/MMS messages by affirmatively opting into the Program. Regardless of the opt-in method you utilized to join the Program, you agree that this SMS/MMS Agreement applies to your participation in the Program and you unambiguously agree to receive texts at the phone number used at the time of opt-in.  You acknowledge and agree that your participation in the Program does not require, as a condition of your participation, the purchase of any property, goods or services.

By subscribing to the mobile messages for the Program, you agree to receive reoccurring autodialed marketing messages to the telephone number used at the time of opt in. Message frequency may vary. Message and data rates may apply. Consent is not required as a condition of purchasing any goods or services and this Agreement is subject to change. The mobile carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages and message and data rates may apply.   

User Opt Out: To stop receiving text messages from Cabot, text the word STOP to 47443 any time or reply STOP to any of the text messages you have received from Cabot. You will receive an additional mobile message confirming your decision to opt out. You understand and agree that the foregoing option is the only reasonable methods of opting out. You also understand and agree that any other method of opting out is not a reasonable means of opting out.

Duty to Notify and Indemnify:  If at any time you intend to stop using or change the mobile telephone number that has been used to subscribe to the Program, including canceling your service plan or selling or transferring the phone number to another party, you agree that you will complete the User Opt Out process set forth above prior to ending your use of the mobile telephone number.  You understand and agree that your agreement to do so is a material part of these terms and conditions.  You further agree that, if you discontinue the use of or change your mobile telephone number without notifying Us of such change, you agree that you will be responsible for all costs (including attorneys’ fees) and liabilities incurred by Us, or any party that assists in the delivery of the mobile messages, as a result of claims brought by individual(s) who are later assigned that mobile telephone number.  This duty and agreement shall survive any cancellation or termination of your agreement to participate in any of our Programs.

YOU AGREE THAT YOU SHALL INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD US HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR LIABILITY RESULTING FROM YOUR FAILURE TO NOTIFY US OF A CHANGE OR ERROR IN THE INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED, INCLUDING ANY CLAIM OR LIABILITY UNDER STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS, AND ANY REGULATIONS PROMULGATED THEREUNDER RESULTING FROM US ATTEMPTING TO CONTACT YOU AT THE MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBER YOU PROVIDED.

Support InstructionsFor support regarding the Program, text “HELP” to 47443, or call (888) 792-2268 for assistance.  Opt outs must be submitted in accordance with the procedures set forth above.  Message and Data rates may apply.

Our Disclaimer of Warranty: The Program is offered on an “as-is” basis and may not be available in all areas at all times and may not continue to work in the event of product, software, coverage or other changes made by your wireless carrier. We will not be liable for any delays or failures in the receipt of any mobile messages connected with this Program. Delivery of mobile messages is subject to effective transmission from your wireless service provider/network operator and is outside of Our control. T-Mobile is not liable for delayed or undelivered mobile messages.

Participant Requirements:  To participate in the Program, you must have a wireless device of your own, capable of two-way messaging, be using a participating wireless carrier, and be a wireless service subscriber with text messaging service. Not all cellular phone providers carry the necessary service to participate. Check your phone capabilities for specific text messaging instructions.

Age Restriction:  You may not use of engage with the Program if you are under thirteen (13) years of age.  If you use or engage with the Program and are between the ages of thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) years of age, you must have your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to do so.  By using or engaging with the Program, you acknowledge and agree that you are not under the age of thirteen (13) years, are between the ages of thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) and have your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to use or engage with the Program, or are of adult age in your jurisdiction.  By using or engaging with the Program, you also acknowledge and agree that you are permitted by your jurisdiction’s applicable Law to use and/or engage with the Program.

Prohibited Content:  You acknowledge and agree to not send any prohibited content over the Program.  Prohibited content includes: Any fraudulent, libelous, defamatory, scandalous, threatening, harassing, or stalking activity; Objectionable content, including profanity, obscenity, lasciviousness, violence, bigotry, hatred, and discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age; Pirated computer programs, viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other harmful code; Any product, service, or promotion that is unlawful where such product, service, or promotion thereof is received; Any content that implicates and/or references personal health information; and Any other content that is prohibited by applicable law in the jurisdiction from which the message is sent.

HOW LONG WILL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION BE KEPT

We will keep your personal information while you subscribe to your mailing list or we are providing products or services to you. Thereafter, we will keep your personal information for as long as is necessary:

  • To respond to any questions, complaints or claims made by you or on your behalf.
  • To show that we treated you fairly.
  • To keep records required by law.

We will not retain your personal information for longer than necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. Different retention periods apply for different types of personal information. When it is no longer necessary to retain your personal information, we will delete or anonymize it.

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Under laws in certain countries in which we operate, customers and other visitors to our Website from those countries have a right to access Personal Data about themselves, and to amend, correct or delete Personal Data that is inaccurate, incomplete or outdated.  We will, upon request, provide you with confirmation regarding whether we are processing Personal Data about you, consistent with applicable law. In addition, upon your request, we will take reasonable steps to correct, amend, or delete your Personal Data that is found to be inaccurate, incomplete or processed in a manner non-compliant with this Privacy Policy or applicable law, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to your privacy, where the rights of persons other than you would be violated or where doing so is otherwise inconsistent with applicable law. Unless prohibited by applicable law, we reserve the right to charge a reasonable fee to cover costs for providing copies of Personal Data that you request.

Please note that while any amendments, corrections or deletions will be reflected in active user databases (as updated within a reasonable period of time), we may retain all Personal Data for backups, archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, analytics, and satisfaction of other legal obligations we reasonably believe applicable.

You authorize us to use and disclose any new or modified information that you provide in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and you agree that we are under no obligation to delete or modify information that you have previously chosen to provide us as to which you have not instructed us to take such action. Please remember, however, that if we have already disclosed some of your Personal Data to third parties, we cannot access that Personal Data any longer and cannot force the deletion or modification of any such information by the parties to whom we have made those disclosures.

We may retain your Personal Data to comply with laws, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our contracts, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

Opt-out – If you send us an email with questions or comments, we may use your personally identifiable information to respond to your questions or comments, and we may save your questions or comments for future reference. For security reasons, we do not recommend that you send non-public personal information, such as passwords, social security numbers, or bank account information, to us by email. You may “opt out” of receiving future commercial email communications from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link included at the bottom of most emails we send, or as provided below; provided, however, we reserve the right to send you transactional emails such as customer service communications. You may also notify us at info@cabotcheese.coop to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may request access to the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to info@cabotcheese.coop.

Amend – You may contact us at info@cabotcheese.coop to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your Personal Data. To do so, please submit a request toinfo@cabotcheese.coop.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING DATA UNDER THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (“GDPR”)

We are responsible as a “controller” of your Personal Data under the GDPR and below are the types of lawful basis that we will rely on to collect and process your Personal Data:

  • Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your Personal Data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your Personal Data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us at info@cabotcheese.coop.
  • Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.
  • Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your Personal Data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject.
  • Consent means where you have consented to a certain use of your Personal Data.
  • Vital Interest means processing your Personal Data to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.

 

How to File a GDPR Complaint.

We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information.

The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live, or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred.

WHERE YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS HELD

Personal Data may be held at our offices and those of our affiliates, parent, or related companies, third party agencies, service providers, representatives and agents as described below (see below: “Third Party Use of Personal Information”).

Some of these third parties may be based outside the European Economic Area.  For more information, including on how we safeguard your personal information when this occurs, see below.

Transferring Your Data out of the EEA

We may transfer to, and store the data we collect about you in, countries other than the country in which the data was originally collected, including the United States, or other destinations outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and the United Kingdom. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you provided the data. When we transfer your data to other countries, we will protect the data as described in this Privacy Policy and comply with applicable legal requirements providing adequate protection for the transfer of data to countries outside the EEA and outside the United Kingdom.

If you are located in the EEA or the United Kingdom, we will only transfer your personal data if:

  • the country to which the personal data will be transferred has been granted a European Commission adequacy decision; or
  • we have put in place appropriate safeguards in respect of the transfer, for example we have entered into EU standard contractual clauses and required additional safeguards with the recipient, such as pseudonymization or the recipient is a party to binding corporate rules approved by an EU or UK supervisory authority; or
  • the data has been anonymized and cannot identify you.

 

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

California Residents:  Pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2019 (“CCPA”), you have certain rights with respect to your personal information.  For the purposes of this section, personal information is used as defined in the CCPA.  Cabot reserves the right to verify all requests made pursuant to the CCPA.

Access and Disclosure

You may make a verifiable request that we disclose the categories of personal information we have collected about you, the categories of sources of the personal information we collected about you, the business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling the personal information, the categories of third parties with whom we share your personal information, our use of the personal information and if the personal information was disclosed or sold to third parties, including the categories of personal information sold or disclosed.  You also have the right to make a verifiable request for a copy of the personal information collected about you for the twelve (12) months prior to the date of your request. We have not sold any of your Personal Data in the past twelve (12) months.

Please note that we are not required to:

  • Retain any personal information about you that was collected for a single one-time transaction if, in the ordinary course of business, that information about you is not retained;
  • Reidentify or otherwise link any data that, in the ordinary course of business, is not maintained in a manner that would be considered personal information.

Deletion Request Rights

You have the right to request that Cabot delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions.  We may deny your deletion request if retaining the personal information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to:

  1. Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
  2. Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
  3. Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
  4. Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
  5. Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.).
  6. Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
  7. Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
  8. Comply with a legal obligation.
  9. Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

Children Under 16

We do not sell the personal information of consumers we actually know are less than 16 years of age, unless we receive affirmative authorization (the “right to opt-in”) from either the consumer who is between 13 and 16 years of age, or the parent or guardian of a consumer less than 13 years of age.

No Discrimination

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights.  Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:

  • Deny you goods or services;
  • Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties;
  • Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services; or
  • Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

Exercising Your Rights

To exercise the access, disclosure and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable request to us by emailing info@cabotcheese.coop, Attn: CCPA.

You may only make a verifiable request for access or disclosure twice within a twelve (12) month period.  You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child. The verifiable consumer request must:

  • Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative.
  • Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.

To respond to your request or provide you with personal information, Cabot must verify your identity or your authority to make the request.  We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.

Once you make an opt-out request, we will wait at least twelve (12) months before asking you to reauthorize personal information sales.  However, you may change your mind and opt back in to personal information sales at any time by e-mailing us at info@cabotcheese.coop. Consumers who opt-in to personal information sales may opt-out of future sales at any time.

Timing

We will respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt.  If we require more time (up to ninety (90) days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.  We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the twelve (12) month period preceding the verifiable request’s receipt.  The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

NOTICE TO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 AND THEIR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS.

THE WEBSITE IS ONLY INTENDED FOR ADULTS AND IS NOT DIRECTED TOWARD CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13.  CABOT DOES NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13.  IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 13 AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT CABOT PLEASE DO SO ONLY THROUGH YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.  IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 13 PLEASE DO NOT SEND CABOT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, NAME AND/OR CONTACT INFORMATION.  IF YOU ARE THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 13 WHO YOU BELIEVE MAY HAVE PROVIDED PERSONAL INFORMATION TO CABOT, PLEASE CONTACT CABOT AND CABOT WILL PROMPTLY DELETE SUCH INFORMATION FROM ITS FILES.

ARBITRATION

This Privacy Policy will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Vermont. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Privacy Policy, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The place of any such arbitration shall be in or near Washington County, Vermont. The parties also agree that the AAA Optional Rules for Emergency Measures of Protection shall apply to the proceedings.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Website. The Website may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by Cabot (the “Third-Party Sites”). The policies and procedures described here do not apply to the Third-Party Sites. The links from the Website do not imply that Cabot endorses or has reviewed the Third-Party Sites. Such links do not constitute an endorsement of those third parties, or the content displayed on their sites. Cabot provides these links to you only as a convenience, and any information you provide to those third parties will be used as described by the third parties in their own privacy policies.  Cabot does not have any liability for your use of such websites.  You acknowledge and agree that your use of such websites is at your sole option and risk.

OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Your access to and use of the Website may also be subject to any separate agreements or terms and conditions you have signed or agreed to with Cabot.  Please refer to those agreements as needed.

Regardless of any other provision in this Privacy Policy, we reserve the right to disclose any personally identifiable or non-personally identifiable information about you to: (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (c) protect or defend our legal rights or property, our Website, or other users; or (d) protect, in an emergency, the health and safety of our customers or the general public. This includes exchanging information with third parties and organizations in connection with credit risk reduction and fraud protection.

Updates to Privacy Policy.

Cabot reserves the right to update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If Cabot decides to change this Privacy Policy, Cabot will post those changes at the Site. You are encouraged to review this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. Your continued use of this Website will be subject to the then-current Privacy Policy.  If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@cabotcheese.coop or contact us at (888) 792-2268 or the following address:

Agri-Mark, Inc. d/b/a Cabot Creamery Cooperative
193 Home Farm Way
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Attn: Customer Service
Email: info@cabotcheese.coop

Last updated: May 19, 2022