National Food Safety Training Institute, LLC (“National Food Safety Training Institute” or “we”) adopted this Privacy Policy to reflect our commitment to protecting your privacy. We take the collection of personal information from our Users seriously and are committed to protecting each User’s privacy in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

In this Privacy Policy, we use the term “User” to include any individual who accesses and uses any of the Services,

WHERE THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLIES

This Privacy Policy applies to (a) subscriptions to print and digital versions of  NFSTI Food Manager Fundamentals Book or Magazines  (the “Magazines“); (b) our websites, digital applications, and online services, including nfsti.com and Nfsti.org (the “Websites“); (c) our premium services, including Inc. Plus, and Inc. Verified Profile, (d) live events and conferences, (e) awards programs, and (f) surveys, contests and sweepstakes (together, the “Services“).

If a particular Service refers or links to a different privacy policy, then that privacy policy — not this Privacy Policy — applies.

Our agreements with certain business customers may contain provisions about the collection, use, storage and disposal of information collected through the Services and offline. If a provision of a customer agreement conflicts or otherwise is inconsistent with a provision of this Privacy Policy, then the provision of the customer agreement will prevail but solely to the extent of the conflict or inconsistency. Please contact info[at]nfsti.com with questions.

HOW TO CONTACT US

You may contact National Food Safety Training Institute directly if you have any question regarding the Services or our privacy practices. Please send your query to info[at]nfsti.com or Privacy Officer, National Food Safety Training Institute, 825 Nicollet Mall - Suite 504 Minneapolis, MN 55402.

DATA CONTROLLER

The data controller for the information you provide or that we collect pursuant to this Privacy Policy is: National Food Safety Training Institute LLC, 825 Nicollet Mall - Suite 504 Minneapolis, MN 55402.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We provide various informational, educational, and entertainment features as part of the Services. To operate these features, we collect information from our Users. The types of information that National Food Safety Training Institute collects depends on the purpose for which each User chooses to use the Services.

We use the information we collect from Users to provide more meaningful editorial and advertising content and to offer relevant products and services, as well as to maintain, protect and improve Users’ overall experience.

When you use the Services, we use collect information about which features you’ve used, how you’ve used them and the devices you use to access the Services. Depending on the settings of a User’s computer or mobile device (“Device“), National Food Safety Training Institute also automatically collects: Internet Protocol (IP) address; MAC address; Device make, model and operating system version; mobile network information; internet service provider; browser type and language; country and time zone in which the Device is located; and metadata stored on the Device. This information is collected through cookies and other tracking tools. (For more information about cookies, please see below [and our Cookie Notice].)

National Food Safety Training Institute may supplement the information you provide to us with information from other sources. All of this information is treated as personal information when it directly or indirectly identifies an individual User.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION

We use information to operate the Services, including:

To administer your account and provide the Services to you

To inform you about offers and events

To improve the Services and develop new ones

To prevent, detect and fight fraud or other illegal or unauthorized activities

To ensure legal compliance

To process your information as described in this Privacy Policy, we rely on the following legal bases:

USE AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION BY OPERATIONAL PROVIDERS

For the convenience of our Users, we may provide the opportunity to purchase certain goods, merchandise and services through the Services. Companies other than National Food Safety Training Institute may handle some of these transactions. We call the companies that conduct our e-commerce operations, order fulfillment and/or contract services our “operational providers.” If you choose to use these Services, our operational providers will request information to fulfill your order or request. The voluntary submission of your personal information to these operational providers, including your order or request, is governed by the specific operational provider’s privacy and other terms. To facilitate an order or request, we may share information with the operational provider. The operational provider also may share your information with us. We will store this information in our User database. In most instances, we request that our operational providers adhere to the provisions in this Privacy Policy and only share Users’ personal information with us, unless necessary to complete a User’s request or order. We also request that these providers only use the personal information for the purpose of conducting the sale or fulfilling the requested service or order. However, you must read an operational provider’s privacy policy to determine the extent of use and disclosure of your personal information collected by them. National Food Safety Training Institute, its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries are not responsible for the collection, use and disclosure practices of operational providers, nor is National Food Safety Training Institute responsible or liable for the products or services provided by operational providers.

HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION

We use third-party operational providers to help us operate and improve the Services. These third parties assist us with data hosting and maintenance, analytics, customer care, marketing, payment processing and security operations. All of our service providers must adhere to confidentiality obligations that are consistent with this Privacy Policy.

We also provide co-branded services or promotions with certain sponsors or other business partners. As a part of these services or promotions, we may request the submission of your personal information for participation and/or registration. We share this information with the sponsor or partner participating in the service or promotion. If the sponsor or partner collects your personal information, they may also share your information with us.

We share your information with our affiliates to help us with technical processing operations, such as data hosting and maintenance, customer care, marketing and targeted advertising, better understanding how the Services are used and Users’ behavior to improve the Services, securing our data and systems, fighting against spam, abuse, fraud and intellectual property infringement.

We may transfer your information if we are involved, whether in whole or in part, in a merger, sale, acquisition, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, bankruptcy or other change of ownership or control.

Applicable law may require us and our service providers to disclose your information if: (i) reasonably necessary to comply with a legal process, such as a court order, subpoena or search warrant, government investigation or other legal requirements; or (ii) necessary for the prevention or detection of crime (subject in each case to applicable law).

We may also share information: (i) if disclosure would mitigate our liability in an actual or threatened lawsuit; (ii) as necessary to protect our legal rights and legal rights of our users, business partners or other interested parties; (iii) to enforce our agreements with you; and (iv) to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing.

We may ask for your consent to share your information with third parties. When we do, we will make clear why we want to share the information.

We may collect and provide aggregate information about our Users (such as how many persons visited a particular page or activity or the likes and dislikes of our Users) to our advertisers, sponsors, promotional partners and affiliates but this aggregated information does not include personal information about any individual User.