Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
Utz complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA") and its related amendments. COPPA requires that website operators never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting verifiable parental consent. In accordance with COPPA, we do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. Moreover, Utz does not tailor its website to children. We recommend that no one under the age of 18 submit personally identifying information to Utz via this website or otherwise. In the event that we determine that a user of this Site is under the age of 13, we will not maintain or use his or her personally identifying information.
How We Collect and Use Personally Identifying Information
You are welcome to visit utzsnacks.com while remaining anonymous and not revealing or otherwise providing to Utz any personally identifying information. Moreover, subject to the privacy policies of third party social network providers (such as Facebook® and Twitter®), you are welcome to visit and view Utz’s publically available social networking account pages without providing Utz with your personally identifying information.
However, Utz may collect personally identifying information in each of the following instances:
- When you request information or materials concerning Utz’s products through the website or otherwise;
- When you submit a post on Utz’s Facebook® page or other social networking account;
- When you subscribe to an e-mail newsletter via the website or otherwise;
- When you purchase one or more Utz products online or store information using the “My Wishlist” feature on the website;
- When you participate in surveys sponsored by Utz;
- When you register to participate in a promotion (such as sweepstakes or contests) or otherwise provide Utz with your personally identifying information in connection with a promotion, sweepstakes or contest; and
- When you otherwise directly provide Utz with your personally identifying information, such as via the “Contact Us” feature on the website.
In addition, Utz may hire other companies to perform services on its behalf, such as operating certain aspects of the website, sending you email or providing advertising services. These other companies may be supplied with or have access to your personally identifying information for the sole purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf. These third parties may also collect and use non-personally identifiable information about your visits to the website in order to send advertisements that may be of interest to you. Utz does not collect personally identifiable information of a user’s online activities over time and across different websites.
What Personally Identifying Information We Collect
Categories of personally identifiable information that Utz may collect in each of the foregoing instances include the following:
- Your first, middle and last name (including title and any suffixes);
- Your home address, including street address, city, state and zip code;
- Your phone number(s);
- Your email address(es); and
- Social networking user account information, such as Facebook® user names, Twitter® handles and the like.
How We Collect and Use Non-Personal Information
We also collect certain anonymous information that cannot be associated with you personally, such as the domains from which you visit us, the number of visitors to our websites, browsing patterns and areas of interest. We analyze this data to help us improve our websites, products and better serve our customers. Utz may sell, lend, share or disclose this non-personal information with others.
Cookies, Web Beacons, Clear Gifs, and IP Addresses
Utz may also use a feature of your browser called a “cookie,” which automatically identifies your computer, but not you, to our servers when you visit the website and allows us to correlate your computer with certain usage patterns which are stored in our log files. Cookies are used to gather general information about the website, such as usage statistics. Utz may also use session cookies to keep a user logged into the system and aid in the exchange of information between pages without loss of data. Session cookies are deleted once a user completely exits a web browser. Utz can also only read cookies from the website. Please note that if your browser is set to reject all cookies, Utz’s website may not function properly.
Utz may also use IP address information to count and track aggregate visits to the website, to assist in identifying problems with our server, and to administer the website. Utz does not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable to you.
Do Not Track
If you navigate to Utz’s website with “Do Not Track,” a privacy preference available via most web browsers, active, Utz will not treat you any differently than if you navigate to Utz’s website with that option unchecked. Utz will not collect your personally identifiable information except if you provide Utz with such information, as set forth above.
Opt Out of Email Communications
If you choose to receive email communications from Utz and later change your mind, you may remove your personal information from our email database by unsubscribing at any time. Simply select the link and follow the unsubscribe instructions. Note, however, that Utz may still maintain your personally identifying information in other databases (such as in connection with a promotion or sweepstakes) unless you contact Utz directly (as provided below) and request that all personally identifying information be deleted, in which event Utz will take commercially reasonable efforts to delete your personally identifying information from its databases.
Other Websites and Links
Utz’s website or social networking pages (such as its Facebook® page) may contain links to third party websites. These websites have separate data collection and privacy policies unrelated to Utz’s, and Utz is not responsible for any third party’s policies or activities, your use of these websites, or such third parties’ collection and storage of your personally identifying information. Please review such third parties’ privacy policies and contact them directly if you have questions about their privacy policies.
Utz’s website is accessible throughout the world. Utz stores and processes your personally identifying information in the United States, and its servers may be located outside of the area in which you live and subject to weaker privacy laws and regulations. By accessing or using this website, Utz’s publically available social networking pages, or otherwise providing Utz with your personally identifying information, you consent to the transfer of your data outside of your country and to the United States, and to agree to be bound by the laws of the United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with respect to privacy-related matters.
Sharing of Personally Identifying Information With Third Parties
Changing Your Personally Identifying Information
If you would like to change your personally identifying information provided to Utz, such as updating an email address, phone number, street address, or otherwise, please contact us using the via the contact information provided below.
Utz has in place commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. Utz encrypts the personally identifiable information it collects from its uers. Despite the foregoing, Utz cannot warrant—and expressly disclaims any and all implied or express warranties—that your personally identifying information will not be intercepted, accessed via an unauthorized third party or otherwise taken by a third party. You provide Utz with your personally identifying information at your own risk.
Contact / California Privacy Rights
If you have questions or comments about this site, please contact us via the contact information below. California residents, please note that California Civil Code 1798.83 permits customers of Utz who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request please contact us using the information below.
Utz Quality Foods
c/o Website Comments
900 High Street
Hanover, PA 17331