• PRIVACY POLICY

    Our Commitment To Privacy
    This notice describes our Privacy Policy. Our privacy policy is designed to advise you about how we collect, use, and protect the personal information you provide. By visiting this site, you are accepting the practices described in this policy.

    What Information Is Collected
    We collect any information you enter on our site, or that you give us in any other way. This information would include the names and addresses of the important people in your life you store in our online convenience store Address Book.

    When you visit a website, you disclose certain information, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and the time of your visit. This site, like many other sites, records this basic information about visits to our site.

    Cookies are pieces of information that are transferred to your computer from a web server. Most browsers are set up to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to have your browser notify you when you receive a new cookie or to refuse to accept cookies.

    You can view our web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. As a visitor, our site automatically recognizes your Internet service provider, but you can't be identified as an individual. For customers who make a purchase, we do collect information on which pages are accessed at our site.

    Children
    The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) protects the online privacy of children under 13 years of age. In compliance with this act, Hilmar Cheese Company does not intentionally collect any personally identifiable information from children under 13. Children under the age of 13 must be registered by a parent or guardian and use a parent's or guardian's e-mail address in order to receive e-mail updates. By creating an account or subscribing to an e-mail list, you are verifying that your age is 13 years or more.

    In compliance with COPPA’s requirements, Hilmar Cheese does not condition a child’s participation in an activity on the child disclosing more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity. A parent can review and have deleted the child’s personal information and refuse to permit further collection or use of the child’s information. To do so, please contact us using the link below.

    How And When The Information Is Used
    We use this information to improve your overall shopping experience. We also keep track of information volunteered during the order and registration processes - and we keep this information confidential. The information we collect is also used for administering our business activities. Occasionally, we may use the information to notify you about changes to our website, new services, or special offers. Your registration allows you to select if you wish to be receive special offers and information regarding Hilmar Cheese Company.

    We may contact you by e-mail, phone or mail regarding your order. 

    How We Protect Your Information
    The privacy and protection of your information is important to us. Your information is not shared without your permission. Your access to some services and content is password protected. We advise that you do not disclose your password to anyone. In addition, we recommend that you sign out of password-protected services at the end of your session.

    We use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving your personal information. On the Internet, when you see either a solid key icon or a locked padlock icon at the lower portion of your browser window, this indicates that the site is secured through Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Pages requesting personal information should always have one of these icons. If you do not see one of these icons, please contact us to complete your transaction over the phone by calling 800.577.5772.

    Who Has Access To Your Information
    Information about our users is important to us. We will not disclose any individually identifiable information to any third party without first receiving that user’s permission.

    We do not share information.

    We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.

    Hilmar Cheese Company’s website may occasionally contain links to other sites. Hilmar Cheese Company is not responsible for the privacy practices of websites not operated by us. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of every web site that collects personally identifiable information.

    Browser Requirements
    To fully enjoy all of the features of the Hilmar Cheese website, you should:
    • Be using a current browser
    • Enable JavaScript in your browser options
    • Flash 7 or greater plugin must be installed 

    We use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving your personal information. On the Internet, when you see either a solid key icon or a locked padlock icon at the lower portion of your browser window, this indicates that the site is secured through Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Pages requesting personal information should always have one of these icons. If you do not see one of these icons, please contact us to complete your transaction over the phone by calling 800.577.5772

    Consent
    By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as described in the Privacy Policy.

    Changes To Privacy Policy
    If our Privacy Policy or procedures change, we will immediately post those changes to our website. Any such changes will be effective immediately upon being posted, unless otherwise stated in the change.

    Questions Or Requests
    If you have any questions regarding our privacy practices, please click here to e-mail us.

    Effective:  July 1, 2005
    Hilmar Cheese Company's Privacy Policy is subject to change without notice. At any time, you may visit our website to view the current policy.