PCC's Privacy Policy

Since 1953, PCC has been dedicated to informing and inspiring members and shoppers about food, wellness, cooperative education and environmental issues. The Internet is just one more way to serve you.

PCC's Web site is open for members and shoppers alike. PCC values the privacy of those using our Web site, and created this privacy policy for your information. PCC understands that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will use the information wisely and legitimately.

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, "personally identifiable information" means information that identifies a particular individual, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, and phone number. When other information, such as e-mail newsletter choices, product purchases, or consumer product preferences, is directly associated with personally identifiable information, this other information also becomes personally identifiable information.

Please note: By visiting pccnaturalmarkets.com, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Types of information we collect

Personally identifiable information

There are many features on this Web site for which no registration or information from you is required. However, if you are interested in obtaining information, products or services from PCC, or in participating in certain activities on this Web site (such as recipe sharing, commenting, taking a survey or registering for a PCC Cooks class) you will need to provide us with information about yourself and create an account.

For example, our site's registration process and online forms may require users to give us personal information such as their name, phone, e-mail and postal address, credit card information for processing transactions, PCC membership number, donation or payment amount, etc.

Additionally, if you choose to receive our e-mail newsletter, we will collect your name, e-mail address, store most shopped at, and preferences that tell us what type of content you'd like to receive. You may opt out of receiving our e-mail newsletter(s) by contacting us at the number below, using the link at the bottom of an e-mail sent to you as part of your subscription, or by going to www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/enews/unsubscribe.html.

Technical information

We also collect technical information from your use of this Web site.

Examples of technical information we collect, process, or analyze include the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system and platform, and the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our Web site.

Cookies

When using PCC's Web site, we may place a cookie on your computer.

A "cookie" is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.

Use of information

We take very seriously our responsibility to maintain your privacy with respect to your personally identifiable information.

PCC uses the information we collect to provide the services you request. Our services may include the display of personalized content, for example if you choose to comment on our videos or blogs, then that information will be displayed on our Web site. Your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information is never publicly displayed on our site.

PCC does not sell, trade or give away data or personally identifiable information we receive about you from our Web site. This applies to personal information, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and any other personally identifiable information that may be provided by you from accessing our Web site.

Providing good customer service to our shoppers and members is important to PCC and we are not in the business of selling or transferring data to others, except to complete appropriate business transactions (i.e., credit card numbers to banks).

Information security

PCC uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption software to protect your information transmitted to PCC. While this is the safest way to transmit personal information over the Internet, PCC makes no claim, warranty or representation that even SSL level encryption is completely secure, and you provide such information at your own risk. PCC limits internal access of user information to employees responsible for conducting business or processing transactions.

Remember to keep your e-mail address and password secure. Also, be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

Links to other sites

This site contains links to other sites. Although it's a good idea for all Web sites to adopt an appropriate privacy policy, this policy applies only to the pccnaturalmarkets.com domain. The sites we link to operate independently of PCC and have established their own privacy and security options. We encourage you to be aware of when you leave our site and to read these policies at any site you visit.

Privacy of children

PCC's Web site is only intended for users ages 13 and older. Accordingly, we will not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children that we know to be under the age of 13. In addition, we will delete any information in our database that we know originates from a child under the age of 13.

Contact information

This Privacy Notice will change periodically to align with changes and new services provided on our Web site. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or PCC's Web site, please e-mail or call 206-547-1222.

PCC Natural Markets
4201 Roosevelt Way N.E.
Seattle, Wash., 98105-6092
206-547-1222

This privacy policy was updated February 17, 2010.

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