Effective Date: January 5, 2009
The Information We Collect and How We Use It
At this Site we collect some personally identifying information, including for example, name, address, and email address for website registration, email address for newsletter sign ups, and name, email address, and friend's email address for our send-a-friend feature. We may collect additional information, for example your date of birth or your product preferences, whether during website registration or if you elect to participate in a sweepstakes, contest, game, survey, questionnaire or other promotion we may offer.
Purposes of Use
In the course of doing business, we employ other companies to perform a variety of functions on our behalf and will share with them personally identifiable information about Site visitors so that they can fulfill their obligations to us. These companies perform various functions for us, such as hosting our databases or websites, sending email blasts, delivering products or services, or helping us analyze our customers' preferences and improve our products. We may also disclose your personal information (a) if we believe we are required to do so by law (for example if we are served with a search warrant, subpoena or court order); (b) to a third party to which ownership of Quaker is transferred via an acquisition, merger, sale of assets or otherwise; (c) if we believe it is necessary to protect our company, or parent or affiliated companies, or a Site user; (d) to our affiliated or related companies; and (e) to our trusted business partners in whose products or services we believe you may be interested or with whom we may be offering a joint promotion or have some other co-branded relationship.
We also may share aggregate, non-personally identifiable information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties. For example, we may tell a business partner the number of men and the number of women that entered a contest..
Send A Friend Features
Information about third parties that you might submit, for example in our send-a-friend feature, which allows you to send an email or message to a friend through our web servers, will be used to only for the purpose specified at the time of collection (for example, to deliver the email message). We will only re-contact that person if you request, if they have an existing business relationship with us, or if they otherwise contact us.
Cookies and Other Passive Tracking Mechanisms
Information Preferences and Contacting Quaker
To opt out of receiving marketing email messages from us, you can follow the opt out instructions to any marketing email you receive from us, or you can send an opt out request to email@example.com. To manage your preferences about what types of information you receive, log into your account and go to the "My Profile" page. For other questions, please contact us at: Quaker Oats Company, Attn. Privacy Inquiries, P.O. Box 049003, Chicago, IL 60604-9003; (312) 821-1000; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We take commercially reasonable precautions to keep your personally identifying information secure. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you do so at your own risk.
Children on Our Site
We do not knowingly collect information from children under 13 on this Site, do not direct this site to children under 13, and do not believe that our Site is appealing to children in that age group. If you are a parent and believe your child has provided us with information, please contact us at email@example.com. Parents, we encourage you to supervise your children's use of the Internet, and suggest that you read http://www.ftc.gov/kidzprivacy/ to learn more about how to protect your children online.
Links to Third Party Web Sites
Important Note Regarding U.S. Law
The laws and regulations in different countries impose different (and even conflicting) requirements on the Internet and data protection. We are located in the USA, as are this Site's servers. All matters relating to this Site are governed by the laws of the State of New York in the USA. If you are located outside of the United States, including in a member state of the European Union, and you use this Site and submit information on this Site, any information you provide will be transferred to the USA and by submitting the information you authorize this transfer and understand that the information you provide will be protected as provided for under U.S. law, not the law of your home country.