The Dannon Company, Inc. ("Dannon"), U.S. manufacturer of DANNON® branded yogurts and cultured dairy drinks, has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and use practices for all of Dannon's Consumer Web sites.
This Web site does not offer the ability to site visitors to post personal information or personally identifiable information. It collects personal information only from site visitors who send emails to us and forwards that information to various third parties who provide marketing research, customer service and web-related services. We use the information consumers send us in emails in order to reply to those consumers and retain it securely as part of our third party's consumer affairs database. Dannon analyzes the data consumers send to us in emails for marketing and quality assurance purposes, but does not rent, sell or distribute personally identifiable information to third parties other than as described above. Additionally, Dannon may use information consumers send us in emails in order to provide those consumers coupons and additional information about our products.
As noted above, Dannon does not collect any personal information about you during your visit to this Web Site unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an email or initiating an online transaction such as a survey, registration, sweepstakes or contest entry. You may choose not to send us an email, respond to a survey, or enter a sweepstakes contest. While your choice not to participate in these activities may limit your ability to receive specific services or products through this Web Site, it will not prevent you from requesting services or products from Dannon by other means and will not normally have an impact on your ability to take advantage of other features of the Web Site, including browsing or downloading publicly available information. If you would like to participate in Dannon promotions and do not wish to enter personal information through this Web Site, contact the site named at the end of this policy statement.
For each visitor to dannon.com our web server automatically recognizes and stores information such as the visitor's IP address/domain name combination, type of web browser, computer operating system (e.g., Windows or Mac OS), and any referring web sites. We also use pixels, or transparent GIF files, to help manage online advertising. These GIF files are provided by our ad management partner. These files enable us or our partner to recognize a unique cookie on your Web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements bring users to our website. When you visit Dannon.com, our server sends a "cookie" to your browser. Cookies are small amounts of data that our web site sends to your computer while you are visiting the web site. This information gets stored on your computer's hard drive and among other things, it allows our web site to distinguish between visitors and analyze traffic patterns through dannon.com. Most web browser software automatically accepts cookies, but you can change your browser setting to prevent that if you do not wish to store the information on your computer. How to turn off all cookies differs for each web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Netscape, etc.) so you may wish to consult your browser's "Help" menu for additional information.
Dannon will not collect or post personal information from children under the age of thirteen without following the requirements of the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act. Non-personal information may be collected via cookies. When a child submits information to the Dannon Web site, he or she would be asked to provide, for example, name, email address and/or parent's email address. In certain instances, the child's parent or guardian receives an email alerting them to the child's registration and provides instructions on how the parent could delete the child's registration, if so desired. We will use the personal information collected from a child to inform the child about the result of a sweepstakes she or he has won. The child's information is accessible only to Dannon's Internet agencies, which have agreed to keep children's personally identifiable information confidential. A parent may consent to the collection of a child' s personal information without consenting to that information being shared with third parties. Although children are allowed to participate in contests, if a child wins, notification and prizes are sent to the parents or guardians identified in the initial registration process. No child's participation in any game or prize shall be conditioned upon the entry of more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity. Dannon encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate in the interactive activities offered on the sites. If you are a parent and wish to review and/or delete any personal information collected from a child so that it is not used in the future, you may do so by directing such request to Dannon at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-DANNONUS.
It is not necessary for visitors to the Dannon Web site to provide personal information unless they want information to be sent to them. Visitors who send emails to us may request that personal information be changed. In order to review the personal information that has been collected about you, please click here to send an email to Dannon via our Contact Us section. Visitors who wish to change or update personal information can do so by sending emails to us indicating the changes to be made. The email address to use to change personal information is email@example.com.
Our hosting and e-mail database management agencies institute commercially reasonable security systems including firewalls to guard against access to the data.
For questions regarding this Web site, please click here to send an email to Dannon.