Last modified: February 21, 2012
Personally identifiable Information and How We Collect It
Personally identifiable information is any information that would reveal specific information about you as an individual. Examples of personally identifiable information include, without limitation, your name, street address, e-mail address and phone number. B&G Foods only collects this type of information when voluntarily supplied by users. Below are a few examples of how we collect personally identifiable information.
Recipe Club and Newsletter Registration. If you choose to register for one of B&G Foods’ recipe clubs or newsletters, you will be asked to submit an e-mail address and other personally identifiable information. B&G Foods will use this information in conjunction with activities of the recipe club or newsletter, including, but not limited to, e-mailing recipes and newsletters. If, upon registration, you select to receive offers extended to recipe club or newsletter members by B&G Foods and other third parties, your personally identifiable information may also be used by B&G Foods and third parties to provide you with such offers. E-mails from the recipe club or newsletters will routinely offer you the opportunity to remove your e-mail address from our recipe and newsletter distribution list and/or the distribution list for related offers.
Questionnaires and Surveys. We occasionally ask visitors to our websites to complete online surveys and opinion polls about their activities, attitudes and interests. These surveys help us understand the needs of our visitors. We do not keep any personally identifiable information about you in connection with your participation in a website questionnaire or survey unless you specifically agree to provide this information.
Other Site Features. We offer visitors to our website various features for their enjoyment, which we change from time to time. We may ask you to submit certain personally identifiable information so we can provide you with these features
Cookies and Web Beacons. Like many companies, B&G Foods uses “cookie” technology and similar devices on and off of our websites to facilitate site-navigation. “Cookies” are pieces of information that are sent to your browser from a web server and may be stored on your computer’s hard drive until removed. Cookies make it possible for users to avoid logging into websites upon each visit, and their use by commercial websites is common. Your browser may be reconfigured to either signal the receipt of a cookie or to refuse the acceptance of cookies; however, reconfiguration may affect your ability to properly access and/or use this and many other sites.
B&G Foods collects non-personal information in order to monitor usage of and to improve our websites. Accordingly, B&G Foods reserves the right to share information obtained from cookies, web beacons and other similar devices with third parties compiling such information for B&G Foods’ internal use.
How We Use Personally Identifiable Information
We may also enhance your personally identifiable information by linking it to data obtained from third parties, such as non-personally identifiable information (e.g., demographic and geographic characteristics) as well as other publicly available data such as census information. Such enhanced information allows us to provide our users with a more customized experience.
B&G Foods’ primary goal in collecting and using personally identifiable information is to give you a meaningful and customized experience while you are using our websites and to promote our products in a cost effective and efficient manner.
How We Share Personally Identifiable Information
Except as described below, we don’t sell, transfer or otherwise disclose to third parties the personally identifiable information we collect on our websites without your prior consent. We disclose information where we think it is necessary to investigate or prevent an actual or suspected crime or injury to ourselves or others or where disclosure is required by law. We also may disclose information in response to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials. We also disclose information to third parties we retain to perform services on our behalf. For example, we hire service providers to help us run promotions, analyze data, fulfill orders you may place and provide customer or consumer service. These service providers may have access to personally identifiable information about our website visitors if it is needed to perform their functions for B&G Foods, but they are not authorized by B&G Foods to use the information for their own marketing purposes.
We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. If such a sale or transfer occurs, we will use reasonable efforts to try to require that the transferee use personally identifiable information provided through this website in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice.
We offer you certain choices about what personal information we collect from you, how we use that information, and how we communicate with you. Some areas of our websites provide features that allow you to access and update personal information you have provided there. Some areas contain features that permit you to register your communications preferences, such as by indicating your preference to receive information about particular types of products. You may visit the areas of websites where you provided personal information to learn if they provides these features. If they do not, you can contact us as described below in the How To Contact Us section to update your preferences, ask us to remove your information from our mailing lists or submit a request.
Our websites are intended for the use of visitors of all ages. We intend to comply with federal laws and regulations that address children’s online privacy, as well as by the guidelines of the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU), a part of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 on our website, except as permitted by legal requirements and the CARU guidelines. Upon proper identification, a parent may review any personal information we have collected from his or her child if we still have the information in our database. The parent also may request that the child’s information be deleted from our database and may refuse to permit further collection or use of the child’s information. If you are a parent and wish to exercise these rights, please contact us as described below. We encourage parents to monitor, supervise and join their children in online activities.
All comments, ideas, recipes or other food-related information submitted to B&G Foods by users of our websites (“User Submissions”) shall be made with the understanding that B&G Foods and/or its agents may have developed or may develop identical or similar items and that User Submissions are not made in confidence. Upon receipt, User Submissions are to become the sole property of B&G Foods, who shall be entitled to the unrestricted use of same without any compensation due the provider.
Links to Other Websites
Our websites have security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the personally identifiable information under our control. B&G Foods employs security measures consistent with standard industry practice to help protect against public access to personally identifiable and account activity information collected on and used by B&G Foods at our websites. If you register with one of our websites, personally identifiable information and account activity are also protected through the use of a user name and password. In order to help maintain the security of your information, you should protect the confidentiality of your user name and password.
How to Contact Us
B&G Foods, Inc.
4 Gatehall Drive
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Attn: Consumer Affairs
Or, to contact us electronically, please use this link: Contact Us