We collect information from you so we are able to share specific programs, offers, contests or promotions with you, send catalogs, e-mail notifications and other product information and services to you, and to notify you of important changes to our website. In addition, if you use our website to make purchases, we use the information you provide to facilitate the processing or your orders, to give you a more personalized experience and to thank you for your business. The information you provide and the information about your order may also be combined with other information about you (such as your past purchase history and demographic information) available from our records and other sources for us to use in analyzing customer usage and trends and for future marketing efforts. We may also share aggregate information about such usage and trends with third parties to help us in analyzing it. Your information will not be sold to others for marketing purposes.
We also use "log files" on our website servers. "Log files" include Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks, which are used to analyze trends, administer our website, track users' movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Your IP address and other log file information is tied to the information we collect from you to enable our web-based services.
We may disclose your information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (i) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us, (ii) protect or defend our rights or property, our website or the users of our website, and/or (iii) protect the personal safety of the users of our website or the public under exigent circumstances.
We work hard to protect US Foods and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. In particular:
We restrict access to personal information to US Foods employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
Advertisements for our products and services may appear on third party websites around the Internet. Some websites and services deliver these advertisements based upon data that has been previously collected about your past behavior online. For example, if you have viewed websites about gift baskets, these websites or services may display to you an advertisement for our gift baskets. This kind of targeted advertising is sometimes called interest-based or online behavioral advertising. It is generally not based upon your personal information (such as your name or email address), but rather, upon your online activities. We do not control such third party websites or services on which these advertisements appear. Further, we do not control how they collect and use data about your online activities.