Privacy Policy

The Global Food and Drink Initiative Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to The Global Food and Drink Initiative.  Please see our policy below about how our information is used and actions you may take at any time. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at

Information We Collect and How We Use It
In the course of using the Website, we may collect your email addresses for our listserv, payment information for donations, and certain personal information when you sign up to be a volunteer.

We may aggregate non-personal information about how the Website is used and use IP addresses (which are not linked to personal information of any individual user) to analyze trends, administer our website, track volume of usage, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use; this information helps us measure the number of visitors to various sections of this website and to help make the website more useful and informative.

The Global Food and Drink Initiative does not sell names or other personal information about our Website users and subscribers to mass marketers or any other entity, nor do we engage in exchanges of such information. We do not share donor information with other organizations. Online credit card donations are processed through a third-party service provider and we do not retain, store, sell or share any of your credit card, payment-related, or other personal information.

We protect our database by means of various technical and procedural measures, and we restrict access to your information by unauthorized persons. We require our third-party service providers to comply with confidentiality requirements and to not use your personal information for marketing purposes without your consent.

We reserve the right to use personal information to protect the security or integrity of our Website; to protect against a threat to personal safety or destruction of property; to protect against legal liability; or to cooperate with government officials or parties in litigation, or as otherwise required by law. We may also share personal information with our successors and assigns in accordance with the law.  In any case listed above, all impacted individuals will be notified by The Global Food and Drink Initiative.

Links to Other Websites
The Website may provide links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites (including security, collection of personal information, or use of cookies) or practices of other organizations and individuals.

Anti-Spam Policy and Your Opt-Out Rights
We are committed to permission-based communication and preventing the spread of spam or other forms of unsolicited emails. If you have received an email in error, you may remove your information from our database by requesting to unsubscribe at

Commitment to Data Security
The Global Food and Drink Initiative takes precautions to host and maintain a secure Website and to safeguard data from unauthorized use. We undertake a range of security practices, including measures to help restrict web access to or inappropriate use of sensitive data.

Last updated: December 1, 2020