Danone Inc. ("Danone"), Canadian manufacturer of DANONE® branded yogurt as well as other brands of dairy products such as DANACTIVE, OIKOS, ACTIVIA, DANINO, CREAMY, DANETTE has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and use practices for the current Web Site, pages to which it links which refer to the present Privacy Statement, as well as for any personal information collected by Danone for other promotional activities and/or contests (collectively referred to as the « Site »).
Danone does not collect any personal information about you during your visit to this Web Site unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or initiating an online transaction such as a survey, registration, sweepstakes or contest entry. You may choose not to send us an e-mail, respond to a survey, or enter a sweepstakes contest. While your choice not to participate in these activities may limit your ability to receive specific services or products through the Site, it will not prevent you from requesting services or products from Danone by other means and will not normally have an impact on your ability to take advantage of other features of the Site, including browsing or downloading publicly available information. If you would like to participate in Danone promotions and do not wish to enter personal information through this Site, contact the person named at the end of this policy statement.
The Site may actively collect information from visitors by asking specific questions as well as by giving visitors the opportunity to communicate with us by e-mail via the Site. Furthermore, should registration to this Site be available, it will be necessary for you to submit certain personally identifiable information, as described below, in order to register.
USE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
The purpose of collecting information via this Site is generally to create a database of information regarding users of the Site, including but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, their names, phone numbers, gender, addresses and e-mails. The collection of information allows us to provide you with information contained on our Site or other type of information regarding Danone and its products or to provide you with answers to your questions.
Information collected may be forwarded to various third parties who provide marketing research, customer service and web-related services. We may also use your information to serve our Site, to communicate information to you, to improve our products, services and our Site, for marketing, promotional or research purposes or to communicate product information and other information pertaining to Danone and its affiliates.
You authorize Danone to collect and to retain all relevant information relating to your use of this Site and you hereby authorize any party to provide us with such information. You understand and agree that unless you notify Danone of the contrary by e-mailing us, you further authorize us to disclose, on a confidential basis, to any party with whom Danone has business relations, all relevant information relating to your dealings with us and this Site.
Danone retains the information collected securely as part of our third party's consumer affairs database. We do not analyze the personally identifiable information submitted by users of the Site for any purpose other than the purposes set forth herein and we do not rent, sell or distribute personally identifiable information to third parties other than as described above.
PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
Personally identifiable information refers to information that can be used to identify you, such as, for example, your name, birth date, address, e-mail address, or any other information of similar nature.
For each visitor to the Site, our web server may automatically recognize and store information such as the visitor's IP address/domain name combination, type of web browser, computer operating system (e.g., Windows or Mac OS), and any referring web sites. When you visit the Site, our server may send a "cookie" to your browser. Cookies are small amounts of data that our Site sends to your computer while you are visiting the Site. This information gets stored on your computer's hard drive and among other things, it allows our Site to distinguish between visitors and analyze traffic patterns through the Site. Most web browser software automatically accepts cookies, but you can change your browser setting to prevent that if you do not wish to store the information on your computer. How to turn off all cookies differs for each web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.) so you may wish to consult your browser's "Help" menu for additional information.
Please note that Cookies do not damage your computer and cannot by themselves be used to discover the identity of the user.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA FROM CHILDREN
It is neither our goal nor intention to collect or post personal information from children under the age of eighteen without their parent's or guardian's consent. Danone does not knowingly provide any personally identifying information collected from children, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever. When a child submits information to the current Site, the child's parent or guardian receives an e-mail alerting them to the child's registration and provides instructions on how the parent could delete the child's registration, if so desired. Although children may be allowed to participate in contests, if a child wins, notification and prizes are sent to the parents or guardians identified in the initial registration process. Danone encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate in the interactive activities offered on the Sites.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, it is possible that we nevertheless collect such information from children if same is provided to us. We therefore encourage parents to inform their children about the possible consequences of using the Site and disclosing information through the said Site. We will not assume any responsibility with respect to the use of the Site or disclosure of information via the Site by children.
CHILDREN ARE HEREBY REQUIRED TO OBTAIN THE PERMISSION OF THEIR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN BEFORE PROVIDING ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION TO US.
CHANGING PERSONAL INFORMATION
Visitors who send emails to us may request that personal information be changed or deleted from our databases. In order to review the personal information that has been collected about you or make a request that we modify or delete your information, please click here to send an email to Danone via our Contact Us section.
Our hosting agency institutes commercially reasonable systems security including firewalls to protect your personally identifiable information as it is transmitted to our Site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Physical measures, such as, locked filing cabinets and restricted access to offices. Organizational measures such as security clearances on a "need to know" basis and finally technological measures like the use of passwords and encryption. Danone also trains and brings awareness to its employees as to the importance of privacy, confidentiality and security of the personal information of our clients.
You should note that no Internet transmission is ever fully secure or error-free, which is why we make no warranties as to the security of any information that you submit electronically as this will be done at your own risk. More particularly, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore keep this in mind when deciding what information you provide us with through e-mail. Moreover, where you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this site, it is solely your responsibility to safeguard them.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Danone makes no representations whatsoever about any other web site which you may access through this Site. In addition, a link to a website does not mean that Danone endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such website.
For questions regarding the Site, please click here to send an email to Danone. Individuals requiring information or wishing to file a complaint in connection with matters relating to this Policy, may contact Danone's Chief Privacy Officer at the following address:
Chief Privacy Officer
100, rue de Lauzon
Effective Date: January 1st, 2004 Last update: May 1st, 2016