Data Privacy Policy

Care for community is at the core of West Chester Food Co-op’s mission. Our Board is responsible for advancing that mission and, as part of that responsibility, the Board maintains a Data Privacy Policy. The Board may, from time to time, update the policy. The most current version is available on our website; it was last updated on March 1, 2015.

The Information We Collect

You may choose to give us personal information such as name, address, e-mail, zip code, etc. We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit our web pages such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows or Mac OS) and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Verizon, Comcast).

How We Use the Information

West Chester Food Co-op does not sell, trade, release, or otherwise disclose data or information we receive from you. This applies to personal information, e-mail addresses, and any other information that may be provided by you. We use the information you provide solely to respond to your interest(s) in the Food Co-op. We may aggregate your data with other individual data to assist us in better understanding the Co-op community as a whole. We use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage.

We will only disclose information that we maintain when we believe, in good faith, that we are required to do so by law; for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena.

We control access to data that we maintain through administrative privileges. Agents and contractors of West Chester Food Co-op who have administrative privileges are required to protect information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. They are restricted from using your information for any purpose other than to carry out services and functions related to your interest(s) in the Co-op.

Collection of Information by Others

Our site contains links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. You should consult the other sites’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, third parties.

On-line Purchasing

On-line purchases are made through our third party payment processor PayPal. West Chester Food Co-op does not receive or retain credit card information supplied for on-line purchases. To learn about PayPal data security and privacy, click HERE .

Communications from Us

Our primary means of communication with the Co-op community is through our website and email. If you sign up for our newsletter or join the Co-op community by creating a profile, we will send occasional important announcements about the Co-op via email (newsletters, events, meetings). You can opt out of email communications at any time through procedures in our email handling system.