This document describes how FoodFacts treats data that we collect from visitors to our website and users of our mobile app.
Visitors to our website
We do not, as of February 2021, collect any data from visitors to our website, but please be informed that we may at any time install a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We may do this to understand how much different parts of the site is used by visitors. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. You can find more information on how cookies are used on this website in the Cookies Policy below.
If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, such as collecting e-mail addresses for a newsletter, it will be clearly stated what personal data will be collected and for what purpose.
Mailing lists and contact forms
FoodFacts offers several ways for visitors to communicate with our company via our website and our mobile app, including subscribing to a newsletter, filling in contact forms, or signing up to become a user or test user of our services. As part of such interactions, we collect personal information including your e-mail address and, when clearly stated in a contact form, your name and additional contact information such as your telephone number.
We use that information only for the purpose it was originally collected for, such as sending you a newsletter or seding information you need to use our mobile app, or to contact you directly as requested. We don’t share your e-mail address, or other personal information that can be used to identify you, with other organizations and businesses.
You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time by clicking an unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing our data protection officer Erik Strandin Pers.
Links to other websites
This privacy notice does not cover the links within this website linking to other websites. Those sites are not governed by this private notice, and if you have questions about how a website uses your information, you’ll need to check that website’s privacy statement.
Access to your personal information
You are entitled to access the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data protection officer Erik Strandin Pers.
Your right to have your personal data erased
You are entitled to request that the your personal data shall be erased. Email your request to our data protection officer Erik Strandin Pers. Such request is likely to result in the disruption, malfunctioning or unavailability of the service or the parts of the service for which the personal information was collected. Upon such request we will erase your user identity, your personal settings and any user activity data linked to your identity.
Sharing of aggregate user data with third parties
FoodFacts will not share data which can be used to identify you or any other user with third parties. FoodFacts may share reports of aggregate user activity with third parties.
Changes to this privacy notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated in February 2021.
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How Long are Cookies Stored?
Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
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