Last revised: February 2024
· Key Terms & Definitions and Our PrivacyPolicy
· Personal Information
· Children’s Privacy
· Data Security
· Supplemental Disclosures and Rights Based onState Law
· International Users
· Contact Us
1. Key Terms & Definitions and Our PrivacyPolicy
“Personal Information” or“Personal Data”: Informationidentifying, relating to, or about an identified or identifiable individual, asdescribed more fully in this Policy.
“Platform”: Our Websites and related functionality andonline services, as applicable.
“Products”: Any products available for purchase on orthrough our Platform or that we otherwise provide or sell to you.
“Services”: Any services provided through our Platform,which may be for purchase at a charge, or included at no charge as part of ourPlatform, or that we otherwise provide or sell to you.
“Utz,” “we,” “us”: Utz Quality Foods, LLC and its manysubsidiary and related entities.
Please refer to our Glossary for additional explanations of terms andphrases used in this Policy.
2. Personal Information
What is Personal Information?
Personal Information isinformation that you provide to us which personally identifies you, such asyour name, email address, or billing information, or other data that can bereasonably linked to such information by Utz, such as information we associatewith your Utz account.
What types of PersonalInformation do we collect?
We collect and use PersonalInformation in order to operate and provide our Platform to you, includingProducts and/or Services. You may provide Personal Information to us, and wemay collect Personal Information from you automatically as you use and navigatethrough our Platform.
How do we collect yourPersonal Information?
Information you provide tous. You may provide Personal Information to us through our Platform.For example, you may be able to register to use our Platform or create anaccount with us, which allows or requires you to provide certain information tous (e.g., contact information such as your name, email address, telephonenumber, etc.). You may also be able to purchase Products or Services or makepayments to us through our Platform. In these situations, we collect yourcredit card, debit card, or other payment card information or bank or otherfinancial account information. We use third-party payment processors to collectand process your payment information. You provide Personal Information andother information when you contact us through our Platform.
Information we collect asyou use our Platform. We collect Personal Information and informationabout the computers, devices, browsers, and your Internet activity as you useand interact with our Platform. The information we collect includes Unique Identifiers,browser type and settings, device type and settings, operating system, mobilenetwork information including carrier name and phone number, and applicationversion number. We also collect information about the interaction of your apps,browsers, and devices with our services, including IP address, device type,crash reports, system activity, wireless carrier name (when you use a wirelessor mobile device), and the date, time, and referrer URL of your request.
Online Activity. Wecollect information about your activity on our Platform, Internet, network, andother online activity information, such as browsing history, search history,and information regarding your interaction with our Platform and otherwebsites. We use various technologies to collect and store locationinformation, including cookies, pixels, or pixel tags, local storage, such asbrowser web storage or application data caches, databases, session replay, andserver logs.
Location. Wecollect information about your location when you use our Platform, which helpsus provide our Platform Services, features, and functionality. Your locationcan be determined with varying degrees of accuracy by:
· IP address
· Sensor data from your device
· Information about things near your device, suchas Wi-Fi access points, cell towers, and Bluetooth-enabled devices
The types of location data wecollect depend in part on your device and account settings. For example, youcan turn your mobile device’s location on or off using the device’s settingsapp. You may also be able to turn on location history if you want to create aprivate map of where you go with your devices.
Third Party Sources. In some circumstances, Utz also collectsinformation about you from publicly accessible sources. We may collectinformation about you from trusted partners, such as marketing partners whoprovide us with information about our potential customers and security partnerswho provide us with information to protect against fraud and abuse of ourPlatform.
We partner with Microsoft Clarityand Microsoft Advertising to capture how you use and interact with our websitethrough behavioral metrics, heatmaps, and session replay to improve and marketour products/services. Website usage data is captured using first andthird-party cookies and other tracking technologies to determine the popularityof products/services and online activity. Additionally, we use this informationfor site optimization, fraud/security purposes, and advertising. For moreinformation about how Microsoft collects and uses your data, visit the MicrosoftPrivacy Statement.
Why and how do we use yourPersonal Information?
Provide our Platform and RelatedServices. We use your Personal Information to operate, maintain,supervise, administer, improve, and enhance our Platform and related Services,features, and functionality. We use your contact information to communicate andinteract with you, such as to send you emails and text messages about ourPlatform. We use the IP address assigned to your device to send you the datayou request to display on your device. We use unique identifiers stored incookies on your device to help us authenticate you as the person who shouldhave access to certain areas and features of our Platform. We also use yourinformation to ensure our Platform is working as intended, such as trackingoutages or troubleshooting issues that you report to us. We use yourinformation for research and development for our business and to makeimprovements to our Platform.
We use data collected from youand your devices for analytics and measurement to understand how our Platformis used. For example, we analyze data about your use of our Platform to accomplishtasks such as optimizing our Services and Product designs. We use a variety oftools to do this, such as Google Analytics and similar third-party online dataanalytics services.
When you purchase Products orServices from us, you may provide us with information such as your payment cardor bank account information, shipping address, or delivery instructions. We usethis information for things such as processing, fulfilling, and delivering yourorder and to provide support in connection with the Products or Services youpurchase.
We may also use PersonalInformation to:
· Carry out our legal and contractual obligationsand enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you andus, including for billing and collection.
· To respond to law enforcement requests, courtorders, and subpoenas and to carry out our legal and contractual obligations.
· Authenticate use, detect fraudulent use, andotherwise maintain the security of our Platform and the safety of others.
· To administer surveys and questionnaires.
· To provide you with information about productsand services that may be of interest to you, including through newsletters.
· Any other purpose with your consent.
Why and how do we share yourPersonal Information?
We share Personal Informationwith third parties under certain circumstances and for certain purposesdescribed throughout this Policy, including:
· Service providers and other to operate ourPlatform and Services. We may share your Personal Information with ouraffiliates, vendors, service providers, and business partners, includingproviders and vendors we use for operating and maintaining our Platform, andits features, functionality, and Services. These third parties include data hosting and data storage partners,analytics, ad networks, advertising (including interest-based advertising),technology services and support, and data security.
· Our business purposes. We may share yourPersonal Information with our affiliates, vendors, service providers, andbusiness partners, including providers and vendors we use for our businessactivities and operations generally, such as data hosting and data storagepartners, analytics, ad networks, advertising, technology services and support,and data security. We may also share your Personal Information withprofessional advisors, such as auditors, law firms, and accounting firms.
· With your consent. We may share yourPersonal Information if you request or direct us to do so.
· Compliance with law. We may share yourPersonal Information to comply with applicable law or any obligationsthereunder, including cooperation with law enforcement, judicial orders, andregulatory inquiries.
· Business transfers. We may share yourPersonal Information with a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger,divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale ortransfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part ofa bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Informationheld by us about our users are among the assets transferred.
· De-identified information. We may also de-identifyinformation so that it cannot be reasonably used to identify any individualwith third parties for marketing, advertising, research, or similar purposes.
Your choices for how wecollect, use, and share your Personal Information.
We offer you choices on how youcan opt out of our certain uses and sharing of your Personal Information. As ageneral rule, you cannot opt out of our collection, use, and sharing ofPersonal Information to the extent it is necessary to provide the Platform orrelated Services, features, and functionality to you.
You can change the cookiesettings that will be placed when you use our Platform by changing the settingson your Internet browser. You can also block cookies by activating the settingon your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.Please note that internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings.These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of yourinternet browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block allcookies (including strictly necessary cookies), you may not be able to accessor use all or areas and aspects of our Platform.
You can generally opt out ofreceiving interest-based advertisements from third-party advertisers and adnetworks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or whofollow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for OnlineBehavioral Advertising by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website and DAAwebsite. We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your informationto serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not tohave your information collected or used in this way. You can also opt out ofreceiving targeted ads from members of the NAI on its website. You can learnmore about interest-based advertisements and your opt-out rights and options onthe NAI website and DAA website.
If you do not wish to have youremail address used by Utz to send you advertising messages and content, you canopt-out at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of anymarketing emails you receive from us. You may have other options with respectto marketing and communication preferences through our Platform.
How do I access and correct myPersonal Information?
Access, Corrections, andDeletion. In addition to anydata access capabilities available through the Platform, please Contact Us ifyou have any questions about your Personal Information. Please inform us of anychanges or errors in any Personal Information we have about you to ensure thatit is complete, accurate, and as current as possible. You may also have certaindeletion rights in accordance with applicable law. We may not be able toaccommodate your request if we believe it would violate any law or legalrequirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
Copies and Retention ofData. In addition to anycapabilities available through the Platform, if you need to export or a copy ofyour data, please let us know, and we will assist you with your request. Weretain the data we collect for different periods of time depending on what itis, how we use it, and applicable legal requirements. We may retain some datafor longer periods of time than other data when necessary for legitimatebusiness or legal purposes, such as security, fraud and abuse prevention, orfinancial record-keeping.
3. Children’s Privacy
Our Platform is not intended forchildren under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect or sell PersonalInformation from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13,do not use or provide any information on or to the Platform or through any ofits features. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Informationfrom a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, wewill delete it. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 years ofage whom you believe might have provided us with their Personal Information,you may Contact Us to request the Personal Information be deleted.
We have taken steps andimplemented administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed toprotect against the risk of accidental, intentional, unlawful, or unauthorizedaccess, alteration, destruction, disclosure, or use. The Internet is not 100%secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted throughthe Internet. Where you have been given, or you have chosen a password, it isyour responsibility to keep this password confidential.
The sharing and disclosing ofinformation via the Internet are not completely secure. We strive to use bestpractices and industry-standard security measures and tools to protect yourdata. However, we cannot guarantee the security of Personal Informationtransmitted to, on, or through our Services. Any transmission of PersonalInformation is at your own risk. We are not responsible for the circumventionof any privacy settings or security measures contained on our Platform, in youroperating system, or mobile device.
4. Supplemental Disclosures and Rights Based onState Law
In addition to the disclosuresand rights set forth elsewhere in this Policy, you and other users may havecertain rights based on applicable state law (e.g., California’s ConsumerPrivacy Act (CCPA), as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act). Otherstates have passed consumer privacy laws that may be applicable to Utz and youruse of this Site. These supplemental disclosures and rights apply to you andyour use of our Platform to the extent applicable state law applies to Utz andyour use of our Platform. Please contact us if you have any questions regardingyour rights under applicable state law.
Categories of PersonalInformation Collected
Personal information does notinclude information that is: (a) publicly available information from governmentrecords; (b) de-identified or aggregated consumer information; or (c) certaininformation excluded from the scope of applicable state law (e.g., PHI coveredunder HIPAA and medical information may be covered under HIPAA and other statelaws).
Categories of Sources FromWhich We Have Collected Personal Information
We collect Personal Informationdirectly from you, for example, when you provide it to us, when you contact usthrough our Digital Services, when you create a Utz account, and indirectlyfrom you automatically through your computer or device as you use our DigitalServices. We may also collect Personal Information about you from ouradvertising partners and service providers.
Use of Personal Information
Sharing Personal Information
Utz may disclose your PersonalInformation to a third party for one or more business purposes. When wedisclose Personal Information for a business purpose, such as to serviceproviders, we enter a contract that describes the purpose and requires therecipient to both keep that Personal Information confidential and not use itfor any purpose except performing the contract.
Disclosures of PersonalInformation for Business Purposes
We may disclose your PersonalInformation for our business purposes, such as your contact information, otherinformation you have provided to us, and unique identifiers that identify youto us or to our service providers, such as companies that assist us withmarketing and advertising. We may discloseyour Personal Information to certain third parties, such as our vendors,business partners, service providers, including companies that assist us withmarketing and advertising.
Access Request Rights
You may have the right to requestthat Utz disclose certain information to you about our collection and use ofyour Personal Information over the past 12 months for the above business andcommercial purposes. To submit an access request, see Exercising Access andDeletion Rights below. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumerrequest, we will disclose to you:
· The categories of Personal Information wecollected about you.
· The categories of sources for the PersonalInformation we collected about you.
· Our business or commercial purpose forcollecting that Personal Information.
· The categories of third parties with whom weshare that Personal Information.
· The specific pieces of Personal Information wecollected about you.
· If we sold or disclosed your PersonalInformation for a business purpose, two separate lists disclosing:
o Sales, identifying the Personal Informationcategories that each category of recipient purchased; and
o Disclosures for a business purpose, identifyingthe Personal Information categories that each category of recipient obtained.
Deletion Request Rights
You may have the right to requestthat Utz delete your Personal Information that we collected from you andretained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm yourverifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providersto delete) your Personal Information from our records unless certain exceptionsapply.
Exercising Access and DeletionRights
To exercise the access anddeletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request tous by either:
· Emailing us at email@example.com
· Submitting an online form https://utzcustomercare.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
· Chat: Look for theChat symbol located at the bottom right-hand corner of our website, www.utzsnacks.com.
· Calling us at: (800) 367 - 7629
· Mailing us at:
Utz Quality Foods, LLC
c/o Customer Care
900 High Street
Only you or your authorized legalrepresentative authorized to act on your behalf may make a verifiable consumerrequest related to your Personal Information. You may also make a verifiableconsumer request on behalf of your minor child. You may only make a verifiableconsumer request for access twice within a 12-month period. The verifiableconsumer request must:
· Provide sufficient information that allows us toreasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected PersonalInformation or an authorized representative.
· Describe your request with sufficient detailthat allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.
We will not discriminate againstyou for exercising any of your rights under applicable state law. Unlesspermitted by applicable law, we will not:
· Deny you goods or services.
· Charge you different prices or rates for goodsor services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, orimposing penalties.
· Provide you a different level or quality ofgoods or services.
· Suggest that you may receive a different priceor rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods orservices.
5. International Users
Our Platform is not intended foruse by and is not directed to residents of the European Union. All data isstored and processed in the United States. By using and accessing our site,users who reside or are located in countries outside of the United States agreeand consent to the transfer to and processing of personal information onservers located outside of the country where they reside, and that theprotection of such information may be different than required under the laws oftheir residence or location.
7. Contact Us
· Emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Submitting an online form https://utzcustomercare.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
· Chat: Look for theChat symbol located at the bottom right-hand corner of our website,www.utzsnacks.com.
· Calling us at (800) 367 - 7629
· Mailing us at:
Utz Quality Foods, LLC
c/o Customer Care
900 High Street
Hanover, PA 17331
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A Cookie is a small filecontaining a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visita website. When you visit the site again, the cookie allows that site torecognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and otherinformation. You can configure your browser to refuse all cookies or toindicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features orservices may not function properly without cookies.
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Server Logs. Like mostwebsites, our servers automatically record the page requests made when youvisit our sites. These “server logs” typically include your web request,Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time ofyour request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
Session Replay providesthe ability to replay a visitor's journey on a website or within a mobileapplication or web application. Replay can include the user's view (browser orscreen output), user input (keyboard and mouse inputs), and logs of networkevents or console logs. Session replay is used to help improve customer experience,analyze usability, and help identify obstacles in conversion processes onwebsites. It can also be used to study a website's usability, customerbehavior, interests, and the handling of customer service questions as thecustomer journey, with all interactions, can be replayed. It can also be usedto analyze fraudulent behavior on websites.
A Unique Identifier is astring of letters, numbers, and characters that can be used to uniquelyidentify a computer, device, personal device, browser, or app.
Differentidentifiers vary in how permanent they are, whether they can be reset by users,and how they can be accessed. Unique Identifiers can be used for variouspurposes, including security and fraud detection, syncing data from yourdevice(s) to our Platform, remembering your preferences, and providingpersonalized advertising. You can configure your browser to refuse all cookiesor to indicate when a cookie is being sent. See your browser documentation foradditional information.
On otherplatforms besides browsers (e.g., personal devices), Unique Identifiers areused to recognize a specific device or app on that device. For example, aUnique Identifier can be used to provide relevant advertising on mobile devicesand can be managed in your device’s settings. Unique identifiers may also beincorporated into a device by its manufacturer (sometimes called a universallyunique ID or UUID), such as the IMEI number of a mobile phone. For example, adevice’s unique identifier can be used to customize our Platform and Servicesto your device or analyze device issues related to our Platform and Services.