What information does the Maryland Food Bank collect?
Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. Once you provide your personal information, you are not anonymous to MFB.
Credit Card Information
To process donations and adoptions, MFB uses a third party vendor for processing credit card information. MFB does not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers. If you choose to provide your credit card information to MFB we will use that information for the purposes for which it was provided.
How MFB Uses Your Information
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
Your name and mailing address may sometimes be shared (rented or exchanged) with other like-minded non-profit organizations – unless you request otherwise. Whether or not you choose to share your information will have no impact on your interaction with us. If you would not like to have your name and mailing address shared with other organizations, just tell us. See our Opt-Out and Correction Procedures below.
Opt-Out and Correction Procedures
New members are provided an opportunity to opt-out of list sharing as they make their first gift. In addition, all gift acknowledgements include the opportunity to opt out.
In addition, any member or donor may opt out of MFB list sharing at any time by following these procedures:
Send us an email or postal mail as follows:
Send postal mail to:
Maryland Food Bank
2200 Halethrope Farms Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21227
In your letter or email, make sure to give us your:
Mailing address (including City, State and Zip Code)
Indication that you do not wish to have your membership information shared with other organizations, and/or other instructions.
Internet Protocol Address
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Website, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the Website, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Use of “Cookies”
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
Terms and Conditions
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at http://www.mdfoodbank.org/privacy-policy/terms-conditions/
All information provided to MFB is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Website that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of MFB. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
Our Website contains links to other Websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Website for which MFB has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
Contacting MFB About the Website
This Agreement was last modified on January 1, 2014.