Privacy policy

WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

[This Privacy Policy was updated and posted to this website on August 18, 2016]

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This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes the information collection, use, and sharing practices of Darling Ingredients Inc. and its subsidiaries (“we”, our” or “us”) applicable to websites that post this Policy (each a “Site” and collectively the “Sites”).  By using any of our Sites, you consent to your information being collected, used, and shared in accordance with this Policy.  As used in this Policy, the word “including” means including, without limitation.  If you do not want us to collect, use, or share your information in the manner described in this Policy, please do not access or use our Sites.

1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect information from a variety of sources and in a variety of ways, including the following:

A.        Contact Information.  When you visit our Sites, you may provide us with contact and other personal information such as your name, client number, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number.

B.        Social Media Information.  If you engage with our Sites through third-party social networking sites, we may have access to certain information associated with your social media account such as your name, email address, photograph, birthday, geographic location, and people you follow or like.  For information on controlling access to your personal information through social networking sites, you should review their privacy policies and terms of use.  

C.        Device and Browser Information.  We may use (or authorize third parties to use) cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, scripts, e-tags and other technologies (“Tracking Technologies”) at our Sites to collect information about you, your online behavior, your computer, and your mobile device to optimize Site functionality, collect statistics, and deliver content tailored to your interests.  The information collected through Tracking Technologies may include the type of browser and operating system you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your geographic location, the pages you visit, how long you visit each page, and the unique number assigned to your server or Internet connection.  This information is stored in log files.  We may combine this automatically collected information with other information we collect about you.  For example, we may link your name or e-mail address with information collected through Tracking Technologies. 

D.        Affiliate and Third Party Information.  We may obtain personal information and information collected through Tracking Technologies from affiliates that are owned, operated, or controlled by Darling Ingredients Inc. (“Our Affiliates”) and from unaffiliated third parties, including our business partners.

2. USE OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT

A.        Responding to Your Requests.  We may use the information we collect to respond to your requests.  For example, if you request information about one of our products or services or ask to receive one of our publications, we may use personal information such as your name, postal address, and email address, to respond to your request.

B.        Our Marketing Purposes.  With your consent, we may use the information we collect for our own marketing purposes including notifying you of new products and services, special promotions, offers, and events.  We may also link personal information about you with information collected through Tracking Technologies and use such information for our own marketing purposes.  If you do not want us to use your personal information for marketing purposes, you may opt-out of such use in accordance with the “How to Opt-Out” section below.  In some instances, you may also opt-out of the use of information collected through Tracking Technologies for online behavioral advertising in accordance with the “How to Opt-Out” section below.

C.        Sharing with Others for Marketing Purposes.  With your consent, we may share the information we collect with Our Affiliates and third parties for their marketing purposes or for joint marketing purposes.  If you do not want us to share your personal information with Our Affiliates or third parties for marketing purposes, you may opt-out of such sharing in accordance with the “How to Opt-Out” section below.

D.        Use and Sharing for Non-Marketing Purposes. We may use the information we collect for non-marketing purposes including (1) validating your identity; (2) conducting statistical or demographic analysis; (3) processing, fulfilling, and tracking purchases, orders, or other transactions; (4) complying with legal and regulatory requirements; (4) customizing your experience at our Sites; (5) protecting and defending us and Our Affiliates against legal actions or claims; (6) preventing fraud; (7) debt collection; (8) satisfying contractual obligations; and (9) cooperating with law enforcement or other government agencies for purposes of national security, public safety, or matters of public importance when we believe that disclosure of information is necessary or appropriate to protect the public interest (collectively “Non-Marketing Purposes”).  We may also share the information we collect with Our Affiliates and third parties for Non-Marketing Purposes. 

E.        Certain Business Transactions.  We may share all of the information we collect (including personal information and information collected through Tracking Technologies and other sources) with any successor to all or part of our business in connection with a transaction involving a sale, purchase, reorganization, or transfer of some or all of our assets.  Any party that acquires our assets as part of such a transaction may continue to use your information in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

3. HOW TO OPT-OUT

If you do not want personal information that we collect about you to be used for our own marketing purposes, to be shared with Our Affiliates, or to be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes, you can opt-out of such use and sharing by emailing your request to us at privacy@darlingii.com (please include the words “OPT-OUT” in the subject line of your email).  If you prefer, you may also contact us by postal mail at Darling Ingredients Inc., 251 O’Connor Ridge Boulevard, Suite 300, Irving, Texas 75038.  Please note that even if you opt-out, we may still use and share your personal information with Our Affiliates and third parties for Non-Marketing purposes.

You can obtain information about your choices concerning online behavioral advertising including how you can opt-out of some uses of information collected by members of the Network Advertising Initiative that may serve advertisements at our Site by visiting www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. If you are located in the European Union, please go to www.youronlinechoices.eu; if you are located in Canada go to www.youradchoices.ca/choices.

4. DO-NOT-TRACK AND BROWSER PREFERENCES

Some web browsers have “Do-Not-Track” features that tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked.  We do not currently recognize or respond to automated browser signals, which may include “do-not-track” instructions.  Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer.  We (or authorized third parties) may use multiple types of cookies, including HTTP, Flash or HTML5 cookies, to collect and store information about you and your activities on our Sites.  Your web browser may allow you to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies and tell you how to restrict or disable certain cookies.  However, blocking or deleting browser cookies may not block or delete other types of cookies, including Flash cookies.  For additional information about browser privacy preferences, please consult the “Help” section of your browser.  For information on managing Flash cookies, please click here.  Please be aware that if you disable or remove cookies, some parts of our Sites may not function properly, or you may not be able to use all of the features and functions of our Sites.

5. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California law requires certain businesses to respond to requests from California residents asking about the disclosure of personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes.  Alternately, such businesses may adopt a policy of not disclosing personal information to third parties for marketing purposes if a California resident has opted-out of such information-sharing. We have an opt-out policy in place.  If you wish to opt-out of our sharing your personal information with Our Affiliates or third parties for marketing purposes, please follow the “How to Opt-Out” instructions above.

6. OTHER WEBSITES AND SOCIAL MEDIA

We are not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of other sites, including sites operated by our business partners or other third parties.  Our Sites may contain links to other sites, including websites of third parties that may use our name under a co-branding agreement and plug-ins or widgets connected to social media sites.  If you click on these links, your interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the third party site.  You should review and understand the privacy policies posted on any linked sites you visit before using those sites or providing any personal information on them.

7. ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION

You may access, update, correct, or request deletion of your personal information which is in our custody and control by emailing us at privacy@darlingii.com.  We may request certain personal information from you for the purposes of verifying your identity, and will try to respond to your request within 30 days.  Please note that we will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, contractual requirements, and as necessary to reasonably manage our business.

8. SECURITY

We have implemented administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of personal information in our custody or control.  However, we cannot guarantee that these safeguards will prevent the unauthorized access, use or disclosure of your personal information.  In situations where your personal information is collected by third parties under contract with us for performance of their contractual duties and other purposes, we require such third parties to exercise reasonable care to protect that information and restrict the use of your personal information to the purposes for which it was provided.

9. PERSONS UNDER AGE 18

We do not knowingly collect or allow the collection of personal information from persons under 18 years of age at our Sites.  If you are the parent or guardian of a person under 18 and believe that the person has provided us with personal information, you may contact us at privacy@darlingii.com and request that it be removed from our information systems.

10. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We may revise this Policy from time-to-time in our sole discretion.  Before making any material changes to this Policy, we will provide notice to you by posting a notice on our Sites.  Please visit our Sites and review our Policy periodically for changes.  By continuing to access or use any of our Sites after changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the terms of the revised privacy policy.

If you have any questions or concerns with this Policy, please contact us at privacy@darlingii.com

Effective Date:  August 18, 2016


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