Our Information Collection, Use, and Disclosure Practices When you visit our web sites to browse, we may collect, use, and store information such as the type of operating system, computer modem, and Internet browser you are using, the number of times you visit our web sites, the particular pages you view, the date and time you access our web sites, and the length of your visits to our web sites. We may use this information to improve our web sites and user experience, and we may share this information with third parties if we choose to aggregate and disclose site traffic information for marketing or commercial purposes.
When you visit our web sites to browse, you may choose certain on-line options such as (i) obtaining information about us or our products or services; (ii) completing our on-line resume form; (iii) contacting us; (iv) entering a contest or sweepstakes; or (v) signing up for various investor services. When you engage in any of the foregoing activities, or use any other features or services of our web sites, you may provide us certain Personally Identifiable Information. We collect and store this Personally Identifiable Information, any updates to such information that you send us, and any modifications that we make to such information. Except as set forth in this policy, we will not reveal any such Personally Identifiable Information to any other third party without your consent, except that we may share User Information with our business associates who assist us in administering our products, services, or web sites. Furthermore, we may use, disclose, or transfer certain User Information (a) to provide you the services or information you request; (b) to send you other information that may be useful to you; (c) to protect the confidentiality or security of your records; (d) to comply with law enforcement, governmental mandate, or other legal requirement, if appropriate, for your protection or in connection with an investigation or prosecution of possible unlawful activity; (e) in connection with a sale, acquisition, or merger of our business or our business assets; (f) to our attorneys, accountants, or regulators; or (g) for other legally permissible purposes.
In addition, any anonymized information that you send us, such as your questions, suggestions, information, ideas, or other creative material (“Feedback”) belongs to us and will not be treated as confidential. You acknowledge and agree that we may use, reproduce, adapt, distribute, display, disclose, or create derivative works from Feedback without acknowledgement or compensation to you.
Security We employ and maintain technology and security measures designed to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information on our web sites, that information is subject to a variety of protections, including firewalls and password protected features for certain web site options. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from us.
Third Party Web Sites. You may have the option to enter third party web sites through our web sites, or you may have the option to enter our web sites from another third party web site. Since we cannot be assured that such third party web sites follow our privacy policies, we encourage you to ask questions and review the privacy policies of these third parties. We have no responsibility or liability for the actions or policies of these independent sites, do not endorse any product or service that may be mentioned or offered in such sites, and are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such sites.
Children’s Privacy. We are sensitive to privacy issues and look to protect your child’s information. We also strive to be fully compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We strongly encourage parents and guardians to regularly monitor and supervise their children's online activities. We do not filter advertisements or other content that children may view through our web sites, and children may receive content from the Internet that is not appropriate for them. We do not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children. We may also instruct a child not to submit Personally Identifiable Information on our web sites. If a child has provided Personally Identifiable Information on one of our web sites, we ask that a parent or guardian send an email to the Flowers Foods Webmaster, and we will delete the child’s Personally Identifiable Information from our files.
This document was last updated on February 9, 2009.