The mission of FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) is to raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis. The Food Allergy Research & Education website provides information, resources, referrals, and data intended to assist the public in managing life-threatening food allergies. The website also provides information for healthcare professionals and offers opportunities for volunteering in Food Allergy Research & Education fundraising events.
Contact Information, Accessing, and Correcting Your Personal Information
If you have any questions about this Policy or you wish to review or correct your or your child’s personal information, you may contact us by U.S. mail, e-mail, or telephone at the addresses and numbers listed below.
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)
7901 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 240
McLean, VA 22102
Our Commitment to Privacy
Changes to this Policy
The Information We Collect and How We Use It
You may browse Food Allergy Research & Education websites without submitting personal information. However, if you choose to sign up for one of our e-mail lists; become a member; purchase products; or participate in an event, contest, or program, you will be asked for applicable personal data such as your name, gender, postal address, e-mail address, phone number, fax number, payment information, relationship to food allergies, and date of birth. The purpose of collecting such data is to assist FARE in contacting individuals and to collect payments made online. Food Allergy Research & Education also uses this personal information to advise users of new online materials, activities, and events, and to provide users with the opportunity to contribute to local and national programs and research initiatives.
Food Allergy Research & Education also collects personal information offline from volunteers, donors, and event participants. Such information may include name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, age, and information regarding the donation. The information is collected through offline registration forms, telemarketing appeals, and postal appeals. Food Allergy Research & Education uses this personal information to inform volunteers and donors of new materials, and activities and events that offer the opportunity to contribute to local and national programs and research initiatives.
For EU-based visitors and subscribers, the following table provides information required by the GDPR relating to our use of your personal information.
Legal Basis for Processing
Contact information, including name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number.
Consent to provide you with the content you request, as necessary for the performance of a contract.
Personal Health-Related Information
Personal information included in specific questions submitted to Food Allergy Research & Education is used solely as internal market research to help us better serve you. All other information entered on this site is used for aggregate demographic analysis only and no personally identifiable information is included in these analyses. Records are used to create aggregate reports for internal use only and are purged after one calendar year from the date of entry.
Payment information, such as credit card number and expiration date, is entered upon completion of a sale or registration that requires a fee. Food Allergy Research & Education uses Global Payments and Verisign as third-party intermediaries to process your online donations and payments. Your credit card information is encrypted when submitted to the processor and transmitted over a secure connection between your computer and our server using Secure Socket Layers (SSL), the industry standard, to ensure protection of your private information. This sensitive personal information is not shared with third parties other than the processor and is stored by Food Allergy Research & Education for verification purposes or for recurring donations that you have authorized.
Cookies, Gifs, Logs
Cookies are small text files that a website can place on a visitor’s computer hard drive to recognize repeat visitors, to facilitate a visitor’s use of the site and to track a visitor’s access to and use of the site.
Cookies are used in the site in order to remember the user’s name. Sites containing other programs run by Food Allergy Research & Education may contain information as to how cookies are used on those sites.
Sharing Your Information with Third Parties
Food Allergy Research & Education never shares or sells your e-mail addresses with or to third parties without your consent. Personal information collected from our donation pages is never shared with or sold to third parties.
If you are a California resident, please click here to view “Your Privacy Rights” under California law.
Food Allergy Research & Education advises users that personal information posted on the website is accessible only to members.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act); we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products, and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
Your Rights under the GDPR with regard to your Personal Data
Under the GDPR, EU-based visitors and subscribers have the rights to request from us access to Personal Data we store about you, to amend (or rectify) this data, to restrict our processing of the Personal Data, to erase the data, and to receive a copy of the data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format (data portability). If you wish to invoke a right under the GDPR, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line “GDPR Request” in the subject line. Your e-mail should include a sufficiently detailed description of the GDPR right with which you seek assistance along with appropriate contact information. We may need to contact you for further information. FARE will notify you if your request has been granted or declined, or if exemptions apply.
If you have provided consent for the processing and storing of your data, you have the right (in certain circumstances) to withdraw that consent at any time, which will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before your consent was withdrawn.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you believe that we have not complied with the requirements of the GDPR with regard to your Personal Data.
E-mail to Donors and Participants: Donors to FARE and Participants of FARE events and programs may opt in for first- or third-party informational e-mails or opt out of all e-mail communication, except transactional emails, such as donation receipts and event/program specific information registered, you may email us at email@example.com.
E-mail to Users who have submitted a Request for Information: Individuals who have requested specific information from FARE such as, but not limited to, e-newsletters are agreeing that FARE may contact them by e-mail in exchange for these free services. Users who fall under the CASL and GDPR regulations may opt in to or opt out of e-mails from FARE.
- Where permitted by law, users who do not wish to receive e-mail related to these activities or newsletters may cancel such services by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of any e-mail message from FARE at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Users who do not wish to receive e-mail may follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of any e-mail message FARE at email@example.com.
The above are examples of opt-in/opt-out options and are not intended to describe every option on the FARE websites.
Opting-Out of Future Food Allergy Research & Education Communications
You may opt out of Food Allergy Research & Education communications at any time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Allergy Research & Education reserves the right to acknowledge your donation. If you have subscribed to any newsletter or publication published by Food Allergy Research & Education, you may unsubscribe by following the instructions in the e-mail to which you subscribed. You may also remove yourself from Food Allergy Research & Education e-mail list by contacting us via e-mail at: email@example.com.
Please send us your name, phone number, and e-mail and postal addresses and which communications you would like to opt-out of from Food Allergy Research & Education. Your e-mail address is never shared with third parties without your express consent.
Our Commitment to Data Security
Your Child's Privacy
We may collect your child’s personal information such as name, e-mail address, allergies, date of birth, gender, and postal address in order to register him or her in Food Allergy Research & Education activities such as school programs or contests.
Your Privacy Rights Under California Law
Websites owned by organizations that operate in California must comply with the privacy practices outlined in California privacy bill S.B.27 pertaining to the collection and use of personal information in direct marketing activities.
As discussed throughout this Policy, Food Allergy Research & Education honors your requests concerning your own personal information as it pertains to online and postal, and telemarketing communications as well as list rentals and exchanges.
If you prefer not to receive e-mail communications or postal mail or telephone calls from Food Allergy Research & Education, please notify us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 800-929-4040.