Smart Foodservice values its relationship with guests and customers and therefore makes every effort to safeguard personal information while also making product and service information available to our customers. Smart Foodservice collects information in several ways from different parts of its website. Some personal information is gathered when you register. The more information you volunteer (and the more accurate it is) the better Smart Foodservice is able to customize your experience. Once you register you are no longer anonymous to Smart Foodservice. In addition to registration Smart Foodservice may ask you for personal information at other times, including but not limited to when you enter a sweepstakes, contest or promotion sponsored by Smart Foodservice and/or our partners, when you purchase any products and when you report a problem with the Site or our Service. If you contact Smart Foodservice we keep a record of that correspondence. Smart Foodservice also occasionally asks users to complete surveys for purposes of improving Smart Foodservice's service to you.
Smart Foodservice also may collect IP addresses for systems administration to include them in outgoing mail message headers. Smart Foodservice will research our users' demographics, interests and behavior based on the information provided upon registration, during a promotion, from our server log files or from servers to better understand our users. Smart Foodservice may share this information from time to time with a subsidiary, affiliate, third parties providing services on our behalf, sponsors of certain promotions or a partner company.
As a rule, Smart Foodservice will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except with your permission to do so, or under special circumstances, such as when Smart Foodservice believes, in good faith, that the law requires such disclosure. In addition, Smart Foodservice may also disclose account information in special cases when Smart Foodservice has reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact and/or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the terms of service or may be causing injury to, or interference with, our rights or property. Further Smart Foodservice may disclose or access account information when Smart Foodservice believes in good faith that Smart Foodservice users or anyone else could be harmed by such activities, that the law requires such disclosure and/or for administrative and other purposes that Smart Foodservice deems necessary to maintain, service and/or improve products and services.
Smart Foodservice does not want to receive confidential, proprietary or trade secret information through the Site. Please note that any information, materials, suggestions, ideas or comments sent to the Site will be deemed non-confidential, and, by submitting any such information, you are granting to Smart Foodservice an irrevocable and unrestricted license to use, modify, reproduce, transmit, display and distribute such materials, information, suggestion, ideas or comments for any purpose whatsoever. However, Smart Foodservice will not use your name in connection with any such materials, information, suggestions, idea or comments unless Smart Foodservice first obtains your permission or is otherwise required by law to do so.