Effective Date: 1/1/2022
The website servers are located in the United States. By using this website, you consent to the transfer of your personal information to the United States.
IFPA collects personal information and other information that IFPA members, exhibitors, and other website visitors voluntarily provide, and we collect certain information automatically when you visit the website.
Our web server collects certain technical information automatically from website visitors, including browser type and version, activities while using the website, websites previously visited, and content visitors see or click on. This information is aggregated to measure number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, etc. IFPA uses this information to analyze trends, administer the website, learn about user behavior, and improve the content of our site.
To gain access to restricted resources and personalization features on the site, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. IFPA asks users to provide a username and password, first and last name, organization name, job title and/or function, phone number, address, and email address.
IFPA collects the contact information described above, as well as information about individuals’ interests and preferences and demographic information (e.g., age or gender), through membership and exhibitor applications,
event registration forms, product orders, subscriptions, survey responses, and contest registrations, and when website visitors subscribe to email communications or contact IFPA with questions or comments.
In addition, when visitors register for events or place orders with IFPA, IFPA collects information such as goods or services purchased, billing and delivery information, and credit card or other payment information .
IFPA also collects content that website visitors voluntarily submit, post or upload when they contact IFPA or interact with the website, such as comments, photos, and videos .
Additionally, for some emails sent in HTML format by IFPA we will automatically collect specific information regarding how the recipient
interacts with that email. For those emails, IFPA monitors whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message. Other information collected through this tracking feature includes: email address of a user, the date and time of the user's "click," a message number, name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number and destination page. IFPA only uses this information to enhance its communications effectiveness and the effectiveness of its products and services and distribution of those products and services to its members. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.
IFPA uses information collected from website visitors to:
- Improve the website, website content, and IFPA’s services;
- Communicate with visitors and respond to visitors' questions, comments and preferences;
- Perform analytics and provide advertising;
- Provide information, products, and services requested;
- Provide bill reminders, order confirmations, event registrations, payment processing, and customer service messages;
- Send marketing and promotional communications;
- Improve communications and distribution of communications;
- Conduct surveys; and
- Protect IFPA’s rights and the rights of others.
IFPA shares personal information collected with entities that provide services to IFPA, such as website hosting, database and server maintenance and security, data analytics, marketing, events management, and payment processing providers .
IFPA also makes member, exhibitor, and event attendee contact information available through membership and event directories to other members, exhibitors, and event attendees. Members, exhibitors, and event participants may request that IFPA refrain from disclosing the data it collects by contacting IFPA at MemberServices@freshproduce.com or +1 302-738-7100.
IFPA discloses personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on IFPA; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of IFPA; or (c) protect the personal safety of IFPA personnel or members of the public.
In addition, if IFPA and/or its assets (or a portion of its assets) are sold, assigned, transferred, or merged, or if IFPA undergoes another corporate change, including a change to its corporate form as part of a bankruptcy proceeding or otherwise, personal information may be transferred as part of that transaction.
A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your login information, and your navigation and use of the website. Different types of cookies, such as session and persistent cookies, are used for different purposes. Some cookies, referred to as first-party cookies, are set by us, and this website may also use third-party cookies set by analytics and/or advertising partners. The types of cookies used at this website and purposes are set forth below.
When a user visits the website, the user will be prompted to approve of the attachment of a cookie. Users may instruct their web browsers to opt out of accepting a "persistent" cookie and rather accept only a "session" cookie, but will need to log in each time they visit the site to enjoy the full benefits and features. If the user declines the attachment of any cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits and features of the website. Choices are browser and device specific, and if you clear cookies from the browser on any of your devices, your opt-out choices will need to be reset.
The following types of cookies are used at the website:
Strictly Necessary: These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work.
Performance: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages and content are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
Functional: These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all website features may not function properly.
Advertising/Targeting: These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to show you relevant advertisements on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
The table below identifies the first-party and third-party cookies used at this website. Note, however, that cookies used at the website may change from time to time, so this list may not always be accurate or complete.
See complete list of cookies below.
As set forth above, IFPA does not require that you accept cookies, however, some functionality on our website, our product or service check-out process, and products and services may be disabled if you decline to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. You may also change your cookie settings through the cookie tool on the website.
- Access our cookie preference tool, as described above.
- Visit the Network Advertising Initiative (http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/) (“NAI”) or Digital Advertising Alliance (http://www.aboutads.info/choices/) (“DAA”) where you can opt-out of interest-based ads served by participating NAI and DAA members. Note, however, that not all advertising providers participate in the NAI and DAA. In addition, if you opt-out, you may still see online advertising from us and third parties, but the ads may be less relevant to you.
- Block third party cookies in your browser settings.
- Use privacy browsers or ad-blocking browser plug-ins that let you block advertising trackers.
If you have created an online account, you can update or delete certain information associated with your account by logging in to your account. In addition, IFPA provides an opportunity to opt-out of any commercial email communications it sends. While IFPA sends commercial email communications it believes will benefit recipients, such as a monthly newsletter, exhibitor bulletins and industry issue alerts, recipients have the right to request to be removed from the distribution lists for such communications using the unsubscribe link in an email message. Please note, however, that even if you opt-out of commercial email messages, you may continue to receive non-commercial communications that IFPA is entitled to send.
This section describes the rights provided to residents of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”).
For purposes of the GDPR, the data controller for this website is the International Fresh Produce Association, a District of Columbia non-profit corporation with a principal address at 1500 Casho Mill Road Newark, DE USA 19711.
The GDPR requires that we inform you of the legal bases we rely on to process your personal data. Personal data means any information about an identified or identifiable natural person. The legal bases for processing your personal data are set forth below.
- Our legitimate interests. For example, to maintain system security, communicate with you and fulfill your requests, conduct surveys, improve our products and services, and protect our rights and the rights of others.
- Performance of a contract with you. For example, when you apply for or renew an IFPA membership, register for an event, or purchase a product or service from us.
- Compliance with laws. For example, to comply with legal and regulatory requirements or respond to a court order or legal request.
- Consent. For example, we obtain consent to send you commercial email marketing messages. Where we rely on consent to process your personal data, you can withdraw your consent at any time.
The servers where personal data is stored are located in the United States , a jurisdiction that has not been deemed by the European Commission to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data. In addition, we share personal data with service providers and third parties located outside of the EEA. When we transfer personal data from the EEA to the United States, we rely on one or more of the mechanisms deemed by the European Commission to provide appropriate safeguards. Such mechanisms may include EU Standard Contractual Clauses or consent. [The EU privacy notice must describe the adequacy mechanisms the data controller relies on to transfer personal data from the EU to the U.S., but IFPA cannot include the highlighted statements until appropriate adequacy measures are in place.]
The GDPR provides residents of the EEA certain rights with respect to their personal data. If you are a resident of the EEA, you may:
- Request access to your personal data;
- Request correction of your personal data;
- Request erasure of your personal data;
- Object to processing of your personal data;
- Request to restrict processing of your personal data;
- Request that we provide you a copy of the personal data we have about you; and
- Request to be subjected to automated decision-making or profiling.
You can exercise these rights by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of your request. We will endeavor to fulfill your request to exercise these rights, but we may have legal grounds or obligations to reject your request. We will respond within 30 days after we have verified that you are the data subject or are authorized to make the request on behalf of the data subject. If necessary, we may extend our response time by an additional 60 days to respond properly, but we will notify you if that is the case.
If we decide not to fulfill your request, we will tell you the reasons why. If you disagree with our response to your request, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection regulator in Europe. Should you have any concerns, we request that you contact us first so we can investigate, and hopefully resolve, your concerns.
IFPA strives to employ commercially reasonable security measures to help protect your personal information against loss, unauthorized access, or unauthorized acquisition or disclosure. Nevertheless, no data transmission is 100% secure, so we cannot guarantee the security of your information.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active, as necessary to provide our products and services, or as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.