We will not sell to, lease OR RENT to, TRADE OR exchange or otherwise share your personal data with, third parties. 

We are committed to honoring the privacy of our visitors and donors.

Thank you for visiting California Emergency Foodlink.This privacy policy covers personally identifiable information shared through California Emergency Foodlink. 

Foodlink's Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to www.cafoodlink.org, owned and operated by California Emergency Foodlink (“California Emergency Foodlink”). This privacy policy describes how California Emergency Foodlink collects and uses the personal information you provide on our web site: www.cafoodlink.org. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

California Emergency Foodlink takes your privacy seriously. We will not sell, lease, or exchange your personal data to, or otherwise share your personal data with, third parties. 


Communications with California Emergency Foodlink

We use third party service providers to assist us in managing and administering communications and emails sent to us through the Website. Any personal information disclosed through such communications will be governed by such third party vendors’ privacy policy. 

Subscriptions & Forms

If you choose to subscribe to our newsletter, California Emergency Foodlink will collect the following information from you: first and last name and email address. If you use a Website form, we will collect all of the information requested on the form, such as information about what you plan to donate or the reason you are contacting us. We will keep this information on file in our account at MailChimp where you will be subject to MailChimp's privacy policy. This information will also be kept on file in our account at Google where you will be subject to Google's privacy policy.

Third Party Payment Processors

California Emergency Foodlink uses third party payment processors to assist it in processing your personally identifiable payment information securely. Such third party processors’ use of your personal information is governed by their respective privacy policies. Payments are currently processed and managed using the third party vendors below. We will inform you which payment processors are used when processing your payments. 

PayPal - privacy policy

Stripe - privacy policy

Tell-A-Friend Tools

California Emergency Foodlink provides a number of tools that will allow you to promote our website (or articles on our website) over email. Email addresses entered into these forms are not stored in our database.

Hosted websites

California Emergency Foodlink uses the services of Squarespace for the Website. Personal information hosted by or through California Emergency Foodlink is subject to Squarespace’s privacy policy which may or may not contain terms as protective as this privacy policy. Squarespace logs visitors' IP address, access URL, time of access, geographic location, browser type, and referral URL in order to provide us with internal information regarding site traffic statistics.

Comments and User Content Posted to the Website

If you post any Comments or User Content on the Website, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you choose to provide there may be read, collected, or used by other users of the Website, as well as other third parties. We are not responsible for the information you choose to submit in these forums. We cannot guarantee that other users have not made copies of and/or will not use such information outside of the Website. We are not responsible for information you choose to post in this forum. 

Social Media 

The Website provides users the opportunity to interact and post content through various social media sites including, but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Dropbox, Tumblr, foursquare, Flickr, YouTube and Vimeo. Your interactions with such tools, and any information you provide in connection with these interactions are publicly viewable outside of the Website domain. Each social media site has its own privacy policies which may be more or less protective than this Policy. If you do not wish for this information to be disclosed, then you should not use these tools. We are not responsible for information you choose to post in this forum.

The Website also includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook button and Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.


California Emergency Foodlink is the sole owner of information collected on http://www.cafoodlink.org/. Your information is never shared, leased or given to any third parties in ways other than disclosed in this Privacy Policy. 


We store all user information in secure databases protected via a variety of industry-standard access controls. Secure passwords, SSL encryption, disk-based encryption, firewalls, and other measures are in place that helps us to protect your data. However, no company, including California Emergency Foodlink, can fully eliminate security risks associated with the transmission of personal information through online transactions, and you do so at your own risk.


Changing or Removing Information

All information that California Emergency Foodlink stores related to you may be corrected, updated or deleted at your request to:

California Emergency Foodlink | 5800 Foodlink Street | Sacramento, CA 95828

Data Retention

We will retain your information for as long as your email address is active.


Subscription Emails

At your request, we may send you messages from time to time about California Emergency Foodlink news and events. You may opt-out of these communications at any time by clicking on the link at the bottom of our communications to you. 

Customer Service

Upon sending a customer support request to California Emergency Foodlink, we may use your information and email address to contact you regarding your inquiry. 

Opt Out

Only non-promotional service announcements, as described above, will be issued without prior authorization. If you do not want to receive promotional announcements from California Emergency Foodlink about news and events, you may contact us and we will not send you further announcements.


Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)

We share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our business partners. This information does not identify individual users. This information contains statistics related to traffic and the geographic location of our customers. We may share aggregated user information with third parties who help us to analyze our user base to improve the Service.  

We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information. 

Personally Identifiable Information

California Emergency Foodlink employs third-party service providers to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include credit card processing, email service providers, analyzing data. These service providers have access to personal information needed to perform such functions on our behalf and authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us. 

In the event of a business transfer or sale by California Emergency Foodlink, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the commitments made in any California Emergency Foodlink pre-existing Privacy Policy (unless, of course, you consent otherwise). 

We may release personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law or protect the rights, property, or safety of California Emergency Foodlink, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. 

Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information. 


We do not use small bits of data called cookies stored on users' computers to simulate a continuous connection. Disabling cookies will not prevent you from accessing the Website, although you will be unable to use some features, such as making a donation. 

This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by California Emergency Foodlink only and does not cover the use of cookies by any business partners. Some of our business partners (e.g., payment processors) use cookies. We have no access to or control over these cookies. 


Canadian Visitors to the Site

Canadian citizens, except under circumstances defined by law, are entitled to access their own personal information collected by California Emergency Foodlink by writing to California Emergency Foodlink, 5800 Foodlink Street, Sacramento, CA 95828.. California Emergency Foodlink may ask you to pay an administrative fee for accessing or copying your personal information, but will inform you of the anticipated charges and confirm that you want us to proceed before processing your request. If you believe that the personal information about you that we have collected is incomplete or inaccurate, we will correct the information upon verification of the omission or error and of the identity of the person requesting the change. If you wish additional information about our personal information management, to access, correct or have us investigate any matters in relation to your personal information, please contact us.

California Residents

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users who are California residents and who have provided us with "personal information" (as that term is defined in Section 1798.83) to request certain information about the disclosure of that information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident with questions regarding this, or how the California Emergency Foodlink reviews and processes any request from you to amend your personal information, please contact us here or in writing to California Emergency Foodlink, 5800 Foodlink Street, Sacramento, CA 95828.

Notice for Visitors to the Website Outside of the United States

You should be aware that the United States and other countries have not harmonized their privacy regulations. Because California Emergency Foodlink and its servers are located in the United States, California Emergency Foodlink has written its Privacy Policy to satisfy United States regulations. By using California Emergency Foodlink.org, you agree to the level of privacy protection set out in our Privacy Policy.


This Website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by California Emergency Foodlink. Please be aware that we, California Emergency Foodlink, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. 

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by this Website. 


In the event California Emergency Foodlink goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information. 


We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us, our subsidiaries, affiliates, employees or agents. 


If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this Privacy Policy, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will not materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers. 

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by email. 


California Emergency Foodlink is not directed to children under 13 years of age and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete such information from our files.


If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us. California Emergency Foodlink is located at: 

California Emergency Foodlink | 5800 Foodlink Street | Sacramento, CA 95828

All correspondence should be sent to: 

California Emergency Foodlink


Re: Privacy Concern

5800 Foodlink Street 

Sacramento, CA 95828