Privacy Policy

Effective Date January 1, 2020.

Bell-Carter Foods, LLC respects the privacy interests of our website visitors.  This Privacy Policy describes the types of personal information that we collect, the uses we make of that information, and how you can correct or request deletion of any personal identifying information you choose to give us.

We collect and use personal information from and about you
Bell-Carter Foods, LLC (and the vendors we hire to perform business functions on our behalf) may collect, receive, and develop several categories of personal information:

  • We collect Contact Information: We may collect your name, email address, mailing address, and phone number. 
     
  • We collect Purchase and Preference Information: We collect information about your purchase history and your preferences when using our products and services.  
     
  • We collect Internet and Network Activity Information: If you use our website, we may collect information about the browser you are using or your IP address. We might also collect device identifiers. We might look at what site you came from, or what site you visit when you leave us. We may collect page interaction information (such as what areas of the websites you visit and for how long, what search terms you enter, and what products or content you view and click on), and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect information about your subscriptions, including your subscription status (subscribed, unsubscribed, bounced) and the campaigns/coupons you have received (including date and time for each).

We collect Location Information: We collect information about your general location, using your zip code or postcode and IP address.  

  • We collect Employment-Related Information. When you apply for a job, we collect information you submit as part of your application and resume.  This might include your work experience and previous employment, your education, the URL to your personal or professional websites, your workplace skill sets and certifications, whether you need a visa to work in the United States, and/or salary expectations. 
     
  • We may collect and develop Inferences: Using the other pieces of personal information collected about you, we may draw inferences about you, reflecting what we believe to be your preferences, characteristics, predispositions, and attitudes.
     
  • We may collect information about your experience with our products.  When you call us or leave comments on our product pages, we will collect information you provide about your experience with our products.
     

We use personal information as described here

We use these categories of personal information for the following purposes:

  • We use your information to send you Club Lindsay newsletters and for other marketing purposes. We use the information you provide when you sign-up for Club Lindsay to send you our newsletters, as well as special offers and promotions.  We also use your Purchase and Preference Information, Internet and Network Activity, Location, and Inferences to advertise and market our products to you. 
     
  • We use information to respond to your requests or questions. We use Contact Information to contact you in response to your feedback or other matters related to our relationship with you (such as about this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use).
     
  • We use information in connection with your purchases. We use Contact Information, Purchase and Preference Information, and Payment Information to process transactions and fulfill your orders. 
     
  • We use information to improve our products and services. For example, we may use the information you provide about our products, as well as Purchase and Preference Information, Internet and Network Activity, Location, and Inferences to make our website, services, and products better. 
     
  • We use information to administer our site and services and for internal operations. We use all categories of personal information for our internal operations, such as troubleshooting, insurance claims, data analysis, and testing. 
     
  • We use information for security purposes. We may use Internet and Network Activity or other categories of personal information as necessary to protect our company, our customers, and our business partners.  We also may use this personal information to protect our websites or our services, as well as to detect and investigate activities that may be illegal or prohibited (such as cyber attacks or fraudulent activities). 
     
  • We use information for hiring purposes.  We use Contact Information and Employment-Related Information to review your job applications and contact you about employment opportunities. 
     
  • We use information to verify requests made pursuant to this Privacy Policy.  We will use certain pieces of personal information to verify your identity if you make requests pursuant to this Privacy Policy.  The verification steps and the pieces of personal information that we request may vary depending on the sensitivity and nature of your request.
     
  • We use information as other disclosed or permitted by law, or as we may notify you. 

We collect personal information about you from various sources

We collect personal information about you from various sources, directly and indirectly.  We collect these categories of personal information from the following categories of sources:

  • We collect personal information directly from you. We collect Contact Information if you sign up for our club newsletter, update your subscription preferences for Club List, or contact us.  We collect Purchase and Preference Information if you make a purchase. We collect Employment-Related Information if you apply for a job. We also collect any personal information you provide if you make a request or complete a survey.
     
  • We collect personal information from your devices. We use tracking tools like browser cookies and web beacons to automatically collect information about you (including Internet and Network Activity, Purchase and Preference Information, and Location). We collect this information when you interact with our websites, our ads, and our emails that we or our vendors send to you. We may have third parties collect personal information on our behalf in this way, too. 
     
  • We get personal information from vendors we hire to work on our behalf.  Vendors that host or maintain our websites and send promotional emails for us may give us Contact Information and Internet and Network Activity Information. Our employment and recruiting vendors give us Contact Information and Employment-Related Information. Our marketing agencies, advertising technology vendors, and analytics providers may provide us with Contact Information, Purchase Information, Internet and Network Activity Information, and Location Information. 
     
  • We get information about you from other sources. Other parties may give us personal information about you. These other parties might also include business and marketing partners and social media platforms that give us information they have collected either directly or indirectly from you, including Contact Information, Purchase and Preference Information, Internet and Network Activity, and/or Location Information.  We may also receive Employment-Related Information from a job network or social network if you choose to import your information from those platforms when applying for a job with us.  

We share certain personal information

We share these categories of personal information under the following circumstances:

  • We share your personal information with vendors who perform services on our behalf. We may share each category of personal information with vendors who send emails for us, help us manage and operate our sites, fulfill purchases, provide advertising or marketing services, provide analytics and search engine support, track advertising impressions, investigate and prevent data incidents, audit our business and financial statements, vet job applicants, provide legal advice, and place our advertisements on other platforms. 
     
  • We may share your personal information with our business partners and marketing companies. We might share Contact Information, Purchase and Preference Information, and Location Information with our distributors and dealers.  We may also share the above categories of personal information with companies that help us with our marketing efforts, including social media platforms, advertising networks, and ad tech companies. 
     
  • We may share your information if we think we have to in order comply with the law or to protect ourselves, our customers and others. We may share any or all categories of personal information to respond to a court order or subpoena.  We may also share this personal information if a government agency or investigatory body requests it. This includes sharing your information with the US government. We might share your personal information in order to enforce our agreements and to protect the rights of others. We might share your personal information when we are investigating potential fraud.  This might include fraud we think has happened during a promotion. If you are the winner of a sweepstakes or contest, we may also share your certain Contact Information with anyone who requests a winner’s list, if required under applicable law.
     
  • We may share your personal information with a successor to all or part of our business. If part of our business is sold, we may include user information as part of that transaction, which may include some or all categories of your personal information. We may also share your personal information if there is a similar change to our corporate structure. We may also share your information with others as they conduct diligence of our corporate changes.
     
  • We may share personal information for other reasons we may describe to you from time to time as permitted by law.

You have certain choices about how we use your personal information

You can opt out of receiving our marketing emails. To stop receiving our club newsletter or other promotional emails, use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each message or email us at [email protected]. Even if you opt out of getting marketing messages, we will still send you transactional messages. These include responses to your questions. 

You can control certain cookies and tracking tools. We use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our web site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our web site. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.
     
  • Analytical cookies. These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our web site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our web site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. Information collected by Google Analytics cookies will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America in accordance with its privacy practices. To see and overview of privacy at Google and how this applies to Google Analytics, visit https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You may opt out of tracking by Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You may disable cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to disable all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the site.

Disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser. You will need to do this separately within your browser. If you have disabled one or more analytical cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you reside in California, you have the right to ask us one time each year if we have shared personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make a request, please send us an email, or write to us at the address listed below. Indicate in your letter that you are a California resident making a “Shine the Light” inquiry. 

Consumer Affairs
Bell Carter Foods LLC
590 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

If you reside in California, you have the right to make the following requests with respect to your personal information:

  • Access – You have the right to request that we disclose to you the categories of personal information collected about you, the categories of sources from which the personal information is collected, the categories of personal information sold or disclosed, the business or commercial purpose for collecting and selling the personal information, the categories of third parties with whom we share the personal information, and the specific pieces of personal information collected about you over the past 12 months.
     
  • Deletion – You can request that we delete your personal information that we maintain about you, subject to certain exceptions.
     
  • Right to be free from discrimination – You have the right not to be discriminated against for exercising these rights.

We may deny certain requests, or fulfill a request only in part, based on our legal rights and obligations. For example, we may retain personal information as permitted by law, such as for tax or other record keeping purposes, to maintain an active account, and to process transactions and facilitate customer requests. Employment-Related Information will not be included in fulfillment of your requests.  

We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity prior to responding to your requests.  The verification steps will vary depending on the sensitivity of the personal information and whether you have an account with us. 

You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf.  When submitting the request, please ensure the authorized agent identifies himself/herself/itself as an authorized agent.

You may exercise the above rights by emailing us at [email protected] or by filling out THIS FORM.  

Our site is not intended for children

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 16 without permission from a parent or guardian. If you are a parent or legal guardian and you think your child under 16 has given us information, you can contact us at [email protected]

We are a U.S. Company 

We are based in the United States and process the personal information we receive in the United States. Please note that the data protection laws in the United States may be different than the laws in your region. 

We may link to third party sites or services we do not control 

If you click on a link to a third party site, you will be taken to a website we do not control. This Policy does not apply to the privacy practices of that website, which may collect information from you. Read the privacy policy of other websites carefully. We are not responsible for these third party websites or their policies.

Security 

While we take reasonable steps to protect your personal identifying information, nothing on the internet is 100% secure. For these reasons, we cannot guarantee that all of your personal identifying information will never be disclosed in ways you do not expect or which are not described in this Privacy Policy. 

Contact us

Questions about this Privacy Policy should be addressed to [email protected].

We may update this Policy
From time to time we may change our privacy policies. We will notify you of any material changes to our Policy as required by law. We will also post an updated copy on our website. Please check our site periodically for updates. Your continued use of our website means that you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set out in the updated Policy.