Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California consumers may be entitled to certain notices and disclosures regarding the collection and use of their personal information. This page is intended to provide the Notice at Collection required under the CCPA.
We may collect personal information from you and use it for specified purposes. For a list of categories of personal information that we collect and the purposes for which we use such personal information, please see our Privacy Notice for California Residents, available at www.jfc.com.
We will retain your personal information for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes described in the above-referenced materials. We do not sell or share any of your personal information to third parties.
Information Collected and its Uses
Voluntarily Submitted Information
When registering, placing an order, or otherwise using our site, you may be invited to share personally identifying information, including your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information, in order for us to contact you, to facilitate any requested transactions, and to provide you with a better experience.
Passively Collected Information
We automatically receive certain information from your browser when you visit our site. This information includes your browser type, system type, IP address, cookie information, and referring URL. If you register for our site or opt-in to receive emails from us, our emails may also include an embedded image that tells us whether you opened the email. We use this information to measure and improve the performance of our site and emails.
Information Shared Within JFC Family of Companies
We may share information with our family of companies, which includes Kikkoman Corporation, Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc., Kikkoman Foods, Inc., and other subsidiaries and affiliates of Kikkoman Corporation, (collectively, the “JFC Family of Companies”) for a variety of purposes, including improving our products and services and providing you with the latest information about our products and services.
Information Shared with Vendors
We work with a limited number of vendors and business partners who help us operate the website, process data, deliver emails, and facilitate any requested transactions. We may also share aggregated information with other parties for marketing and advertising purposes. However, this aggregated information does not include nor is linked to any information that can identify any particular person.
Information Shared with Other Third Parties
We do not sell or trade your information with third parties. However, we may disclose your information to third parties (other than those identified above) in certain circumstances, including but not limited to:
In the event there is a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of JFC’s assets of business, your information may also be transferred as a part of or in connection with the transaction.
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Links to Third-Party Websites and Content
Our website may include links to third-party websites and content on those sites. Our site may also feature embedded media, such as images or videos, that are hosted on other third-party platforms. When you click on these links or interact with these types of external content, the third-party providers of such content may place their own cookies on your computer, access existing cookies, and gather information about you. To learn about how these third parties treat the data they collect from you, please review their respective privacy policies.
Marketing emails you receive from JFC include instructions on how to unsubscribe from and opt-out of receiving future marketing-related emails. You may also opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails by contacting us through any of the methods identified in the “Contact Us” section of this Policy.
Federal “Do Not Call” laws allow you to place your phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry to prohibit many telemarketing calls to those numbers. To add your numbers to this list, please call 1-888-382-1222 or visit the National Do Not Call Registry.
However, please be aware that most telemarketing laws allow companies to contact their own customers without consulting the federal or state Do Not Call list. If you would like to be removed from our telemarketing list, please contact us through any of the methods identified in the “Contact Us” section of this Policy.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
We do not knowingly market to or solicit personal information from children under the age of 13 without obtaining verifiable parental consent.
We implement a variety of security measures to protect against the unauthorized access to any information you may provide us. However, please note that no website or company can fully eliminate security risks. Despite our efforts to safeguard your information, third parties may circumvent our security measures to intercept or access data transmissions or personally identifiable information.
We reserve the right to amend this Policy at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this Policy, we will post the updated Policy on this website and update the Policy’s effective date. Your continued use of this website following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
If you have any questions, concerns, or requests related to this Policy, please contact us at:
Privacy Notice for California Residents
About this Notice
The purpose of this Notice is to provide you with a comprehensive description of our business's online and offline information practices. It is also meant to inform you about the rights you have regarding your personal information and provide any information necessary for you to exercise those rights.
Additionally, please note that the following sections of this Notice, which describe our collection and use of information, also serve as our Notice At Collection for California residents for purposes of CCPA: Information We Collect; Sources from Which We Collect Information; Use of Personal Information; and Sharing of Personal Information.
This Notice is intended to be in a format that makes the disclosure readable, including on smaller screens, if applicable, and is made available in the language in which our business in its ordinary course provides contracts, disclaimers, sale announcements, and other information to consumers in California.
This Notice also is intended to be reasonably accessible to consumers with disabilities, including making this available online in accordance the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, version 2.1 of June 5, 2018, from the World Wide Web Consortium. If you need to access this Notice in an alternative format due to having a disability, please contact us through the information under the Contact Us section of this Notice.
Categories of Personal Information We Collect
We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or device (“personal information”). Personal information does not include:
In particular, we have collected the following categories of personal information about consumers within the last twelve (12) months:
We keep the categories of personal information described above for as long as necessary for the purposes described in this Notice or otherwise authorized by law. This generally means holding the information for as long as one of the following apply:
Where information is used for more than one purpose, we will retain it until the purpose with the latest period expires.
Sources From Which We Collect Personal Information
We obtain the categories of personal information listed above from the following categories of sources:
Business or Commercial Purposes for Collecting Personal Information
We may collect the personal information described herein for one or more of the following business or commercial purposes:
We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.
Sale, Sharing, or Disclosure of Personal Information
In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have sold, shared, or disclosed (as those terms are defined by the CCPA) the following categories of personal information with the categories of third parties for the business or commercial purposes indicated in the preceding section.
In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have not sold any personal information to third parties.
We do not have actual knowledge of the sale by us of any personal information of consumers under 16 years of age.
We do not use or disclose sensitive personal information for purposes other than the following, as specified by CCPA § 7027, subsection (m): (1) to perform the services or provide the goods reasonably expected by an average consumer who requests those goods or services from us; (2) to prevent, detect, and investigate security incidents that compromise the availability, authenticity, integrity, or confidentiality of stored or transmitted personal information; (3) to resist malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal actions directed at our business and to prosecute those responsible for those actions; (4) to ensure the physical safety of natural persons; (5) for short-term, transient use, including, but not limited to, non-personalized advertising shown as part of a consumer's current interaction with our business, provided that the personal information is not disclosed to another third party and is not used to build a profile about the consumer or otherwise alter the consumer's experience outside the current interaction with the business; (6) to perform services on behalf of our business; (7) to verify or maintain the quality or safety of our products, services, or devices that are owned, manufactured, manufactured for, or controlled by us, and to improve, upgrade, or enhance the services or devices that are owned, manufactured by, manufactured for, or controlled by us; and (8) to collect or process sensitive personal information where the collection or processing is not for the purpose of inferring characteristics about a consumer.
Your Rights and Choices
The CCPA provides California residents with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.
Right to Know
You have the right to know and request that we disclose what personal information we collect, use, disclose, and sell about you (the “right to know”). To submit a verifiable request for this information, please follow the procedure described in the section below titled “Exercising Your Rights to Know or Delete.” That section describes how to make a request and the general process we will use to verify your request, including the information you will need to provide us. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you:
Deletion Request Rights
You have the right to request that we delete personal information that we collected from you, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive your request and confirm your identity (see “Exercising Your Rights to Know or Delete”), we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies. In that regard, we may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service providers to:
Right to Correct Inaccurate Personal Information
You have the right to correct inaccurate personal information that we maintain about you.
Right to Opt-Out of the Sale or Sharing of Your Personal Information
If we sell or share personal information, you have the right to opt-out of the sale or sharing of your personal information by us. However, as described within this policy, we do not sell or share anyone’s personal information at this time.
Right to Limit Use or Disclosure of Sensitive Personal Information
If we use or disclose sensitive personal information for reasons other than those set forth in CCPA § 7027, subsection (m), you have the right to limit the use or disclosure of that sensitive personal information by us. However, as described within this policy, we do not use of disclose sensitive personal information for any other purposes at this time.
Right to Non-Discrimination for the Exercise of Rights
You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of privacy rights conferred by the CCPA, including an employee's, applicant's, or independent contractor's right not to be retaliated against for the exercise of their CCPA rights.
We may, however, offer you certain financial incentives permitted by the CCPA that can result in different prices, rates, or quality levels. Any CCPA-permitted financial incentive we offer will reasonably relate to your personal information's value and contain written terms that describe the program's material aspects. Participation in a financial incentive program requires your prior opt-in consent, which you may revoke at any time.
Exercising Your Rights Under the CCPA
To exercise your rights under the CCPA described above, please submit a request to us by either:
Only you, or a person legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a request to know or delete related to your personal information. To designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf, you must complete and submit an Authorized Agent Designation form, which you can obtain by writing, emailing, or calling us at the addresses or phone numbers provided above. Authorized agents that have been provided a power of attorney pursuant to California Probate Code sections 4000-4465 may submit their documentation directly without completion of this form You may also make a consumer request on behalf of your minor child.
You may only submit a request to know twice within a 12-month period. Your request to know or delete must:
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. You do not need to create an account with us to submit a request to know or delete. We will only use personal information provided in the request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make it.
You may only make a consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period.
Response Timing and Format
We will confirm receipt of your request within ten (10) business days. If you do not receive confirmation within the 10-day timeframe, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We endeavor to substantively respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to another 45 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding our receipt of your request. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if any.
For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
Changes to Our Privacy Notice
We reserve the right to amend this Notice at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this Notice, we will post the updated Notice on this website and update the Notice’s effective date. Your continued use of this website following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
If you have any questions or comments about this Notice, the ways in which we collect and use your personal information, your choices and rights regarding such use, or wish to exercise your rights under the CCPA, please do not hesitate to contact us at: