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World Food Marketplace Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

 

Terms of Use Modification

 

World Food Marketplace reserves the right to update these Terms of Use at any time. By continuing to utilize our Services after such updates, you agree to be bound by these changes. Our most up-to-date Terms of Use will be available on this page for your review. Some specific services or features may be subject to additional terms and conditions ("Additional Terms"). These Additional Terms are part of these Terms of Use, and in the event of a conflict between these Terms of Use and any Additional Terms, the conflicting Additional Terms will take precedence for those Services governed by those Additional Terms. These Terms of Use, along with any notices on the Services, constitute the complete agreement between you and World Food Marketplace regarding your access and use of the Services.

Communications and Notices

 

By providing your phone number in any format, including digital or written forms like email, web forms, text messages, etc., you authorize us to send you telemarketing, sales, and informational messages using automated systems. You expressly consent to receiving these communications for any purpose, including account servicing, advertising, and operations. Understand that you are not obligated to sign any agreement to purchase goods or services and may incur charges according to your plan.

 

You can communicate with us through various means such as email, postal mail, phone, mobile applications, and our website. We may issue notices via these channels. You agree that such communications have legal validity and satisfy any legal requirement for written notice. Consent for receiving certain types of communications can be withdrawn, and paper copies are available upon request.

 

To access our emailed notices, you must have internet access, a compatible browser, and the capability to view and store PDF files.

 

Privacy Policy

 

Please consult our Privacy Policy and Child Privacy Notice, which govern your use of the Services.

Ownership

Unless stated otherwise, the Services are the exclusive property of World Food Marketplace or its content providers and are protected by U.S. and international copyright and trademark laws. No part of the Services may be used without prior written permission from World Food Marketplace.

 

Unauthorized Usage

You may not use bots, scripts, or other automated means to access the Services without our written consent. Using content from our Services for other products or services is also prohibited.

 

Copyright Policy

World Food Marketplace abides by federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") standards. If you believe any content on our Services infringes on your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the DMCA by emailing us.

 

Conduct and Security

Unlawful or disruptive behavior is not permitted. Violations or attempts to violate the security of the Services are prohibited, along with providing false information or introducing harmful software.

 

Disclaimers

World Food Marketplace provides the Services on an "as-is" and “as available” basis without any warranties. We disclaim all warranties to the fullest extent permitted by South Carolina law. World Food Marketplace does not guarantee that the Services will be uninterrupted or free of harmful components.

 

Limitations

World Food Marketplace makes no warranties about the Services, their content, or availability. Some jurisdictions may not allow certain limitations, so they may not apply to you. In such cases, limitations will be applied to the maximum extent permitted by law.

 

This policy is governed by South Carolina law.

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

At World Food Marketplace, we are committed to safeguarding your privacy. This Privacy Policy outlines how we manage the information we collect about you in connection with running our business, including when you utilize our Services or engage with us in our physical and/or online stores or through other channels. By using the Services, you are consenting to the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Updates to Privacy Policy

World Food Marketplace reserves the right to update this Privacy Policy at any given time. If you continue to use the Services after such updates, you are agreeing to comply with the updated terms. The most up-to-date version of our Privacy Policy will be available on this page, and we encourage you to review it periodically.

Categories of Information That We Collect

During the operation of our business, we collect various types of personal information, which include:

 

- Identifiers like your name, mailing address, email address, social media handles, World Food Marketplace loyalty numbers, phone number, IP address, device information, signature, government identifiers required for specific sales and ID verification, and identifiers related to cookies, pixels, or other similar technologies;

 

- Financial information such as your payment card details;

 

- Demographic information including your age and gender;

 

- Transactional records like your purchase history, favored products, selected coupons or offers, and the content you access, download, or view via the Services;

 

- Internet or other electronic network activity data, including information about how you interact with our Services or emails, how you use your input devices like a mouse or keyboard while accessing the Services, your online behavior on other services, and information about your browser and device;

 

- Location data, either provided by you or derived from your device or browser settings;

 

- Records of conversations with our customer support teams or digital assistants, utilized for training, record-keeping, quality assurance, and order fulfillment;

 

 

- Video recordings in public spaces for security, asset protection, safety, and operational objectives such as traffic analysis;

 

- Survey feedback; and

 

- Inferences about your preferences or other attributes based on the information we collect or obtain from other sources.

 

 

Information That We Collect from You

You might be able to use some of our Services or conduct transactions in our stores without disclosing any personal information. However, to take advantage of specific features, promotions, or other services in our stores or on our platform, you may be requested or required to furnish personal information. For instance, depending on the feature or service you aim to use, we might ask you to create an account, provide identification, or collect information like your name, address, email, phone number, credit card details, household specifics, demographic data, or information about your interests. You can opt to withhold the requested information, but if you do, you may not be able to participate in certain in-store transactions or access particular features or functions of the Services. When you shop at our physical or online stores, we may collect information about the products or services you purchase when you use a payment card or enter a number at the register.

Why Do We Collect Your Information

 

We collect your information for the following purposes:

 

- Send you marketing and promotional materials both physically and electronically concerning World Food Marketplace and its products and services;

 

- Fulfill your requests for our products, programs, or services;

 

- Process and manage your purchases, orders, refunds, returns, and exchanges;

 

- Answer your queries;

 

- Suggest other products, programs, or services that we think might interest you;

 

- Conduct surveys;

 

- Achieve the objectives for which you have provided the information;

 

- Carry out research, analysis, or market studies;

 

- Improve our products, services, or business operations;

 

- Prevent or identify fraudulent activities;

 

- Provide marketing communications, special offers, or targeted advertisements based on your past online activities on our Services and other third-party platforms;

 

- Generate and offer personalized content, deals, and services, including location-specific content;

 

- Manage and administer your World Food Marketplace loyalty accounts or any other accounts or memberships you may have with us;

 

- Conduct promotional events, including contests;

 

- Communicate with you about your accounts, purchases, or other issues;

 

- Protect the rights and safety of you, us, or others; and

 

- Adhere to and enforce legal requirements, contractual commitments, industry standards, and our policies.

 

We may integrate the information collected from you with information gathered from other sources.

How Do We Disclose Your Information

 

Your personal information may be shared under these circumstances:

 

- With our service providers, partners, and advertisers for legitimate business reasons, but we do not sell or rent your personal information for monetary gains to external entities.

 

- Transferred to entities that use the information to operate on our behalf, such as hosting services, transactional communication, ad delivery, order fulfillment, and payment processing.

 

- With social media platforms and other organizations to present ads to you or to others who may have similar interests.

 

- In an anonymized form with our service providers, partners, and advertisers.

 

- Certain non-personal information like IP addresses and unique device IDs may be shared with third parties for their own utilization, including advertising and marketing.

 

- Disclosed to third parties when legally required or for purposes of law enforcement.

 

- Shared if necessary for legal compliance, service operations, protecting rights and property, or during investigations into unlawful activities.

 

- In connection with a potential or actual sale or transfer of some of our business assets.

 

- Disclosed with your consent or as required to fulfill the reasons for which the information was collected.

 

Public Information

 

If you post comments, pictures, or other content via public forums that may be accessible through the Services, that information may be publicly viewable. Search engines and third parties may copy or republish this information. We have no control over these third parties, so please consider carefully before posting any information.

 

Interest-based Advertising

 

You can opt out of interest-based advertising from third-party providers adhering to the Digital Advertising Alliance's Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising at www.aboutads.info/choices.

Your Options Regarding the Information We Collect

 

You can choose to:

 

- Stop receiving marketing or promotional emails, physical mail, phone, and mobile communications;

 

- Update or correct your provided information;

 

- Request that we deactivate your account or cease using your information to offer services.

 

To execute these choices, you can:

 

- Follow the opt-out instructions in any marketing or promotional communications you receive;

 

- Visit the specific section of our Services where you registered for a program and update your information;

 

- email: store@worldfoodsc.com with your current contact details to make your request; or

 

- Contact us online with your request and current contact details.

 

Note that opting out of specific communications may not stop all types of communication unless you exercise other options as described. We may retain your information for business purposes, like backups, analysis, legal requirements, and data retention policies.

Your Legal Rights

 

Depending on jurisdictional laws, you may have certain rights concerning your personal information, such as:

 

- Access: Requesting confirmation and access to your processed information;

 

- Correction: Requesting correction of inaccurate personal information;

 

- Deletion: Requesting erasure of your information;

 

- Portability: Requesting a portable and, if technically feasible, easily transferable copy of collected information;

 

- Opt Out of Targeted Advertising: Requesting we cease using your information for targeted advertising;

 

- Opt Out of Sales: Requesting we don't sell your information;

 

- Opt Out of Profiling: Requesting we don't use your information for generating profiles that have legal or significant effects.

 

For more information or to request to opt out email: store@worldfoodsc.com

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

 

By using the Services, you agree to our deployment of cookies, web beacons, and similar tracking technologies, some of which may be managed by third parties on our behalf. The Stockholder Information section of the Services does not utilize these technologies in a way that singles out individual users. We employ these technologies to capture and store specific types of information when you engage with the Services. The information gathered (such as the web pages you visit, your originating web address, device and software details, and the content you view) serves multiple purposes, including but not limited to personalizing your experience, enhancing the Services, identifying customer preferences, and troubleshooting issues. To provide the most optimized experience, we also use this data for reporting and analytical purposes.

 

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can manually disable this feature in your browser settings. For detailed guidance, consult your browser's online documentation or its provider. Note that disabling cookies may impair some functionalities of the Services or reduce personalization. Additionally, you may choose to opt-out from certain third-party advertisers using specific tools. For more details, visit: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

 

 

We may also deploy technologies that inform us if you've viewed specific content, opened our emails, or gauged the efficacy of the advertising we place across different digital platforms.

 

We leverage services like Google Analytics to understand the usage patterns of the Services. Learn more about Google's data usage policies at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

 

Our digital platforms are not configured to recognize “Do Not Track” requests from browsers. For further information on this evolving field, visit www.allaboutdnt.org.

 

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Third-party Content and Activities

 

Our Services may feature content or integrated elements (like embedded videos) from third parties. These third parties may have different privacy practices than ours, and we recommend consulting their privacy policies. Some third parties may track your online activities over time and across different websites.

 

Security

 

World Food Marketplace uses administrative, technical, and physical measures to secure the information we collect. However, no system can be completely foolproof. We cannot ensure or warrant the complete security of your data, and we are not liable for the security of information you send or receive over networks we don't control, such as the internet and wireless networks. You are responsible for safeguarding your login credentials, and World Food Marketplace disclaims liability for any third-party disclosure. We reserve the right to suspend your account or ask you to change your login details for security reasons.

 

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Protecting Children's Privacy

 

We don’t knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 without parental consent. Should you suspect that a child under 13 has submitted personal information to us without parental approval, please contact us.

Questions about Our Privacy Policy

 

For any queries regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us online.

 

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Media Use Policy

 

By using the Services, both I and my employer (if applicable), agree to World Food Marketplace’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We acknowledge that all downloaded content remains the property of World Food Marketplace and is only for editorial use. Unauthorized usage is prohibited.

 

We agree to:

 

- Attribute any Content usage to “World Food Marketplace.”

- Utilize the Content solely for editorial purposes in platforms that we control or that World Food Marketplace approves.

 

We will not:

 

- Imply endorsement or sponsorship by World Food Marketplace.

- Alter or manipulate the Content in any way.

- Place the Content on any inappropriate background.

- Use the Content in a manner that disparages World Food Marketplace or harms its goodwill.

- Use the Content on any site that contains explicit or discriminatory material or violates any intellectual property rights.

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