The Dean’s® brand of chip and vegetable snack dips are distributed by Ventura Foods, LLC, the company that owns this web site. At Ventura Foods, we strive to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, Ventura Foods is dedicated to protecting the privacy of our customers and online visitors on our web site.
The personal information of visitors to our web site is collected by Ventura Foods strictly on a voluntary basis. Personal information collected may include, among other things, name, postal address, e-mail address, company name and telephone number. This information is collected if you request information from us, participate in a contest or sweepstake, or sign up to join our e-mail list. The information collected is internally reviewed, used to improve the content of our web site, notify our visitors of updates and respond to visitor inquiries. Once information is reviewed, it is discarded or stored in our files. Personal information received from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes related to our business and will not be sold or provided to third parties. If you have already provided this information and do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending an e-mail to us at the address listed below.
This web site is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. We operate our site in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.
If you supply us with your postal address online, you will receive only the information which you requested. We do not sell or provide your postal address to third parties. If you do not wish to receive mailings from us in the future, please let us know by sending an e-mail to us at the address below and providing us with your name and postal address. We will make reasonable efforts to remove your name and address from future mailings.
In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. For example, our web site may automatically recognize the domain name of the web site, or the advertisement that you clicked-through to reach our site (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account). We will not automatically collect the e-mail address of visitors to our web site. The information collected is used solely for internal review related to our business and will not be shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.
Ventura Foods may use “cookie” technology to obtain non-personal information from our online visitors in order to improve their online experience. “Cookies” are small data files the certain web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. “Cookies” allow us to update and improve our site. They may contain information, such as a user ID, which the web site can use to track user progress through the web site. Any personal information contained within any “cookie” can only be supplied voluntarily by you. The “cookie” enables us to track the total number of visitors to our site, the popularity of various areas of our site, and the length of the visits in an aggregate form (as one of a group - your individual personal information is not singled out). No personal information is extracted in this process. We do not contact you nor do we provide this information to third parties.
Release of Information
In order to improve our business, we may buy or sell a company, or one or more of the companies in our business family may merge with or be acquired by another company. If we sell a business, we would probably transfer some or all of your information as a part of the sale, in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice, through our web site, of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out request you might make of us.
We may also release information when we believe it is necessary and appropriate to comply with applicable laws or to protect the rights, property or safety of Ventura Foods, our employees, customers, web site visitors or others.
Links to Third Party Web Sites
If you have submitted personal information through our web site or interactive advertisement, and would like that information deleted from our records or would like to update or correct the information, please contact us at our email address, deansdipInfo@venturafoods.com.
DEAN’s® is a registered mark used by Ventura Foods, LLC under license from Dean Intellectual Property Services II, L.P.