Chiquita and Fresh Express ("We" or "Us") respect the privacy of every individual who visits our web sites. This privacy statement covers all sites promulgated by Chiquita or Fresh Express, as well as its subsidiaries and affiliates, and outlines the information that we may collect and how we will use that information. We reserve the right to change this privacy statement at any time by posting a new privacy statement at this location. We will put a notice of any change on our homepage. Therefore, you are responsible for periodically checking the privacy statement for changes.
Information Collection and Use
We will not collect any personally identifiable information about you - such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address - unless you provide it to us voluntarily and approve its use.
If you do not want your personally identifiable information collected, please do not submit it to us. When you do provide us with personally identifiable information, we may use that information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our products and services. We may also use that information to contact you, for example, to answer a question or respond to a comment you have submitted. In the case of requests for employment, we will use your information to assess your application, to contact references, and for any other reasonable purposes in connection with your application. However, we will not provide your information to third parties without your consent, except as required by law as explained in the "Information Sharing" section below.
To conduct transactions through our online store (available on some web sites), we may collect certain billing and financial information. Such information may include, without limitation, credit card information. We do not share your financial information with any third party without your consent, except to a court or governmental agency if permitted by law, as authorized by a court of competent jurisdiction or to the limited extent described below under "Certain Third Party Transactions".
In some cases, we may collect information that is not personally identifiable. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet browser or computer operating system you use, the date and time you visited our web site, the pages you accessed, and the name of the web site from which you linked to our web site. We use this information to analyze trends and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. This information is not linked to any personally identifiable information. Please note that if you disable cookies (see next paragraph) you may not be able to access all of the pages or services on the web site.
We may use "cookies" - pieces of data stored on your computer tied to information about you - on any one of our websites. This information will be in the form of a cookie or similar file and will help us enhance your web experience by saving time on the web site. With most Internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or "help" screen to learn more about these functions.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose information when required by law or to cooperate with law enforcement officials. In such cases, we will have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our company or that it is in the best interests of us and/or our users to cooperate with such a request.
Certain Third Party Transactions
We may disclose personal information to third parties we engage to provide services that involve data processing on our behalf. Also, if some or all of the assets of our company, including your personally identifiable information, are sold to a third party, such third party will be entitled to use the personal information disclosed by users of this web site, but only in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.
Our web sites have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. However, it is not possible to guarantee the security or integrity of information you disclose online since a sufficiently powerful attack from an unauthorized third party could compromise your personally identifiable information.
The nature of our business and the reach of the internet is global. You agree, by submitting your personally identifiable information to us, that we may transfer, process or store it anywhere in the world in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
We do not offer or provide products and services for children. If you are under 13, you may use our site only with involvement of a parent or guardian. We do not intend to collect personal information from children. If your child has submitted personal information and you would like to request that such information be removed, you may contact us in one of the ways indicated below, and we will honor your request.
Links to Non-Chiquita Sites
This web site contains links to other web sites hosted and controlled by third parties which we do not control. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such third party web sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our web site and to read the privacy statements of every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by our web sites.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions regarding our privacy statement, or if you have submitted personally identifiable information through one of our web sites and would like access to such information or to have that information corrected, please contact our Corporate Compliance Officer at:
Corporate Compliance Officer
Chiquita Brands International, L.L.C.
550 South Caldwell Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202 USA