|•||Registration or sign-up on a Nestlé website ("general website registration");|
|•||Sign up for a newsletter that is specific to an event, product, or website and that is not included under general website registration;|
|•||Sweepstakes, contests, or other promotions;|
|•||Surveys and polls;|
|•||Message boards and other interactive activities;|
|•||Purchasing a Nestlé product through one of our online stores;|
|•||E-cards, tell-a-friend, or other one-time use features;|
|•||Feedback, questions, or comments through one of our "Contact" or "Ask the Expert" forms;|
|•||Information submitted in a business capacity (e. g. resumes, media requests, etc.);|
|•||Online recruitment (e. g. apply for job vacancies at Nestlé by posting your CV);|
|•||Signing up a friend to participate in product-specific campaigns; or,|
|•||Any other request that requires the submission of personal information (e. g. consumer panel, product request, "Where to Buy," etc.).|
|•||Newsletters and Email
If you provide us your email address and/or mailing address (whether as part of our general website registration or for a specific newsletter or communication), the contact information you provide will be used to send you the requested newsletter, communication, or literature. In addition, you may receive communications introducing you to other Nestlé brands or websites. These materials may come in the form of regular mail or email, depending on the Website you register on and the information you provide during registration.
We may also use your email address to send you transactional or administrative communications (e. g. confirmation email when you purchase a product online or when you sign up for, or unsubscribe from, a specific registration or activity), as well as certain service-related announcements (e. g. notices about updates to our Privacy Notice, discontinued features or programs on our Websites, changes to our online services or technical support policies, or other related changes). Collectively, these types of communications are referred to in this Privacy Notice as "Administrative Communications."
|•||Sweepstakes, Contests, and Promotions
To enter an online sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion (collectively, "Promotions"), you may be required to first register on a Nestlé website. The information collected as part of a Promotion is used to determine your eligibility, notify you whether you are a winner, and/or fulfill and deliver prizes. If you are a winner, certain information about you (such as your name and picture) may get posted to the relevant Nestlé Website. If children under 18 are allowed to participate in a Promotion, we first obtain parental consent, if required.
For more information about Promotions, please see the official rules or details posted with the specific Promotion.
|•||Surveys and Polls
There are two types of surveys or polls that may be conducted on Nestlé websites. One is where purely demographic or survey information (e. g. age, gender, household information, and other interests, etc.) is requested and the information is not linked to any personal information about you. In other cases (such as during account registration), we may collect this same information and combine it with your personal information. If children under 18 are allowed to participate in surveys or polls that collect or are linked to personal information, a parent's prior verifiable consent will be obtained.
|•||Message boards and other interactive features
We may provide interactive features that allow you to post or publish messages, stories, pictures, or artwork on our Websites. Although we strive to protect those who use and participate in these activities, we encourage you to be wary of giving out personal information or images about yourself in public areas such as on a message board or other online community-type feature. Such information can be collected and used by people you don't know. As such, we cannot guarantee the security and privacy of, and are not responsible for, any information you post in these areas. Your use of these features is at your own risk. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, please Contact Us. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Please note that if we choose to post a picture or message that you provide us through one of these features, we may post, along with the picture or message, certain information about you, such as your username, first name, first initial of your last name, and/or city and state of residence.
|•||Purchasing Nestlé products online
Some of our websites may allow you to purchase Nestlé products through an online store operated by us or by a vendor on our behalf ("Nestlé Online Store"), while some of our websites may provide links to, unaffiliated companies that are not under control of Nestlé through either direct or indirect ownership ("third party", or collectively, "third parties"), websites that sell Nestlé products. If you are purchasing a product through a Nestlé Online Store, you will be asked to provide your credit card information, including credit card number and billing and shipping addresses, as well as other basic contact information (e. g. phone, email address). This information is used to fulfill your purchase and confirm your order.
|•||E-cards, tell-a-friend, and other one-time use features
Personal information requested for an e-card, tell-a-friend or other referral feature, or other one-time use features (typically, names and email addresses) is used on a one-time basis (e. g. to send the communication) and is not further retained by us. If these kinds of features are made available to children under 18, they are designed in a way that prior parental consent is required.
|•||Healthcare and Nutritional Sites
Some of our Websites provide nutritional and/or health-related information and tools that are intended for healthcare professionals, consumers, or both. In addition to basic contact information (e. g. name, email address, etc.), these Websites may also collect specific or sensitive personal information about: (i) a healthcare professional's practice (e. g. practice name, medical/professional degrees, hospital affiliations, use of Nestlé nutritional products in treatment of patients, etc.); (ii) a consumer's interest in certain nutritional products (e. g. use of Nestlé nutritional products, diet and exercise habits, etc.); or (iii) a consumer's diagnosis with certain conditions.
As with other websites, this information is used for the purposes identified at the time of collection, i. e. to provide and send the registered user relevant nutritional and/or health information and to give them access to member-only benefits and tools. Some tools on these Nutritional Sites may allow you to enter and display certain health or patient information on the website itself. This information is made available for online reference only and, unless otherwise noted, is not simultaneously collected or retained by us.
|1.||You always have the option not to share any of your personal information with us. However, if you choose this option, you will be limited in the activities and features we can provide you, as mentioned in Question 4 above.|
|2.||If you do not want to receive newsletters, announcements, or other communications and/or services from a Nestlé website or brand, please do not opt-in for those communications or services at the time of registration. If you have opted-in and, at a later time, wish to opt-out, please visit the appropriate "Update Profile" section(s) on our website and amend your preferences.|
|3.||Along with every e-mail marketing communication sent to you, we provide you the opportunity to discontinue receiving future marketing communications (i. e. unsubscribe). Simply follow the unsubscribe process or directions provided in the email.|
|4.||You can always review or update any personal information that we may have collected about you for our general website registration. To do this, please visit the appropriate "Update Profile" section(s) on our website (if available).|
|1.||Review your child's personal information by visiting the appropriate parental approval/review page. A link to this page will be available in the notice(s) we sent you when we originally requested and obtained your consent.|
|2.||Discontinue further use or collection of your child's personal information (i. e. unsubscribe). To do so, please visit the unsubscribe page available on the website where your child registered or follow the unsubscribe process or directions provided in the newsletter or email sent to your child's email account.|
|3.||Request that we delete your child's personal information by following the procedures in #2 above. Unsubscribing your child will delete his/her personal information from our records.|