Greater Cleveland Food Bank Privacy Policy

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank (hereafter “the Food Bank”) appreciates your support and visit to our website. We encourage you to explore the site to learn more about what we do, those we serve and how you can give help or get help.

In order to assure our site visitors that their information is secure and confidential, below are more details about privacy on our website at and, which is also maintained by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

This Privacy Policy will discuss our practices regarding the collection and dissemination of personal information that you provide to us and that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, postal address, telephone number(s), email address, or any other information, provided to us by our supporters and website visitors (hereafter “Personal Information”), as well as certain non-personally identifiable information collected when you visit many of our web pages such as the type of browser you are using (e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), the domain name of your internet service provider (e.g., AT&T or Verizon), aggregate data about the number of visits to the Site and/or aggregate data about the pages visited (hereafter “Aggregate Data”).

This policy will be updated periodically, so please be sure to reread it from time to time. The most recent date the privacy policy was updated is provided at the top of the page. By submitting your personal information to us, you are agreeing that the Food Bank may use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Collection and Use of Personal Information: 
The Food Bank collects Personal Information supplied to us voluntarily by supporters, volunteers, and visitors to this website.  We may use such voluntarily provided information to improve our understanding of your interests, to improve our services, or to contact you for future support. In order to utilize certain features of our site or receive information from the Food Bank or make a donation, you may choose to provide Personal Information. If you do submit information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted. We may also use your information in other ways, such as to contact you about other Food Bank activities and/or fundraising campaigns or as otherwise disclosed to you at the point of collection. 

We may also use your name, postal address and telephone number(s) to contact you offline.  We may share your Personal Information with certain nonprofit or commercial organizations based on information you provide, so that they may contact you about products, services or offers that we think would be of interest to you.  If you do not wish us to contact you offline, receive such mailings or share your information with these organizations, you may opt out by contacting us in accordance with the “Opt Out” section of this policy .

The Food Bank uses third-party vendors to provide services on this site and in offline business operations. The information that you submit on this site may be provided to those vendors on a confidential basis so that those vendors can provide services (such as maintaining our database, sending email messages, facilitating fundraising activities, or processing credit card transactions) on our behalf.

Other than as described in this privacy policy, or as may be necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of our organization or others, or as may be necessary to comply with applicable law, we will not give or sell the Personal Information you provide online.

We use the non-personally identifiable Aggregate Data information to improve the design and content of the site and to enable the Food Bank to personalize your Internet experience.  The Food Bank may use the Aggregate Data to analyze site usage as well as create services and/or products to fit your needs.  Also, the Food Bank shares this Aggregate Data with our related entities, partners, and/or other third party vendors.  We shall own such Aggregate Data and maintain copies of such as part of its records. However, in no event whatsoever will the Food Bank sell your data to a third party.

Use of Email Address:
When you donate to the Food Bank or sign up on our website, take an advocacy action or complete some other data form, you will be asked to supply your email address and other Personal Information. The Food Bank does not sell or rent your email address to any third party.  Email addresses gathered from donors or subscribers are only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information and to contracted service providers and vendors for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you. 

The Food Bank will only use your email address to send information about the Food Bank  (such as news and events, special programs and fundraising).  From time to time, we may send out email messages that might include information about like-missioned organizations and companies, but we do not provide them with access to any Personal Information that you have provided. 

We comply with those provisions of the CAN-SPAM Act applicable to charitable organizations.  All email messages contain a link to unsubscribe from our email.  You may subscribe or unsubscribe at any time by contacting the Food Bank or sending a notice by United States mail to the address at the end of this policy. 

Use of "Cookies": 
The Food Bank may use "cookies" and similar means to collect aggregate statistical information. Aggregate information does not identify any individual person. We may use or disclose aggregate information for any purpose. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and are designed to be read only by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies are also used to recognize visitor preferences, temporarily store session information and past activity at our site in order to provide better service and easier access when individuals return to our site. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other websites you visit.

To remove cookies from your computer, visit your Internet browser's "Help" section for information on how to delete cookies. In addition, there are many websites that provide browser and operating system specific information on how to delete cookies. When thinking about whether you want to delete cookies, you should be aware that some sites require cookies to function properly. After you delete cookies, you may have to re-register with some sites or you may notice difficulty in browsing some sites.

This website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. The security measures used on this site include, but are not limited to, industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, firewalls, and internal policies to maintain the security of stored data. While we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank makes no warranties or representations of any kind concerning the accuracy, suitability or safety of the information contained on this website or any linked sire for any purpose. All such information is provided “as is” and with specific disclaimer of any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title or non-infringement. The Food Bank makes no warranties of representations of any kinds that the services provided by this website or any linked site will be uninterrupted, error-free or that the site or the server that hosts the site are free from viruses or other forms of harmful computer code. In no event shall the Food Bank, its employees, volunteers, agents or other person who has been involved in the creation, production or delivery of this website be liable for any direct, incidental or consequential damages resulting from the use of this site or any linked site. Except as otherwise expressly provided, the Food Bank expressly disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy, content, availability of information, products, services or merchandise found on third party sites that link to or from our site. The Food Bank disclaims any responsibility for product or service ordering functions, order fulfillment or compliance of products or services with any manufacturer’s warranties or specifications. We cannot be held responsible for the material contained on third party sites and/or related services nor does the Food Bank made any representations or warranties as to the security of any information you might be requested to give to third party sites.

External Links
Links to other websites do not imply an endorsement of the materials disseminated at those websites, nor does the existence of a link to another site imply that the organization or person publishing at that site endorses any of the materials at this site. Links to other sites are provided by the Food Bank as a convenience to its users. We are not responsible for the materials contained at any website linked to this site. If you visit the websites of any of our partners, please consult their privacy policy.  Our privacy policies and terms of use apply only to your use of the Food Bank site and direct interactions with the Food Bank. We do not disclose personally identifiable information to those operating linked sites and we are not responsible for their privacy practices. 

Binding Effect/Modification of Policy and Terms
By accessing our website, you agree that the terms, combined with your act of using the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and/or Harvest for Hunger website and/or services offered on or through the sites have the same legal force and effect as a written contract with your written signature and satisfy any laws that require a writing or signature, including any applicable stature of frauds.  You further agree that you shall not challenge the validity, enforceability or admissibility of the terms on the grounds that it was electronically transmitted or authorized.  In addition, you acknowledge that you have had the opportunity to print the terms.

The Food Bank may change this Privacy Policy and Terms of use at any time by posting the changed or amended Privacy Policy and Terms of Use on the website.  Your continued viewing of or use of this website following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use will signify your assent to any such changes or amendments.

 Opt-out/Contact the Food Bank: 
If you wish to opt-out of receiving future communications or should you wish to opt-out of having your information shared by us, please contact the Food Bank at the below address or phone number or submit your request via the Food Bank’s website Contact Us form.

Postal Mail:   
Greater Cleveland Food Bank
15500 S. Waterloo Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44110

All opt-out requests will be honored, but please be patient with us as it may take six to eight weeks for opt-out changes to be fully implemented.

If you have questions regarding the Privacy policy, please contact us at