Privacy Policy

Information gathered by Saputo Inc.

This is the online privacy policy (“Policy”) of Saputo Inc. and/or its subsidiaries or other entities under its direct or indirect control (individually or collectively designated herein as “Saputo”). This policy applies only to personal information collected by Saputo on its website and does not apply to personal information collected by Saputo otherwise. Saputo collects certain anonymous data regarding the usage of the website. This information does not personally identify users, by itself or in combination with other information, and is gathered to improve the performance of the website and to help us determine which features and services are most important to its visitors. The anonymous data collected by the Saputo website can include information such as the type of browser you are using, your IP address and the length of the visit to the website.

You may also be asked to provide personally identifiable information on the Saputo website, which may include your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. This information can be gathered when feedback or e-mails are sent to Saputo. Saputo may collect information concerning you when you register for the press release and publication list and/or when you communicate with us by means of the “Reach Us” tool. Please note that this site was designed and is administered by Transcontinental 3W. Consequently, personal information transmitted to Saputo will also be available to Transcontinental 3W, its subsidiaries and authorized subcontractors for the sole purpose of hosting and administering our site as well as our database. In all such cases, you have the option of providing us with personally identifiable information.

If you make an inquiry by e-mail or by means of the “Reach Us” tool on this site, such personal information as that inquiry may contain will be provided, except as set forth above, only to employees of Saputo, who must have access to it in order to reply to the inquiry. If you subscribe to the mailing list of press releases and publications, personal information transmitted will be used in order to carry out the mailings by e-mail and by post.

Cookies

Cookies are small bits of data that are deposited on a user's hard drive. Cookies permit users to store their password and other user information without having to constantly re-enter this data. Saputo utilizes Cookies to enhance the performance of the website, recognize repeat users, track usage patterns and better serve users on future visits to the site. Cookies can be disabled by turning them off in your browser. Consult your browser’s documentation to discover how to do this.

Use and disclosure of information

Saputo does not sell personally identifiable information, such as your name or e-mail address to advertisers. However, non-personal "aggregated data" may be used to enhance the operation of our website, or analyze interest in the areas of our website. Additionally, if you provide Saputo with content for publishing or feedback, we may publish your user name or other identifying data.

Saputo may also disclose personally identifiable information in order to respond to a subpoena, court order or other such request. Saputo may also provide such personally identifiable information in response to a law enforcement agency's request or as otherwise required by law. Your personally identifiable information may be provided to a party if Saputo files for bankruptcy, or there is a transfer of the assets or ownership of Saputo in connection with proposed or consummated corporate reorganizations, such as mergers or acquisitions.

Except as otherwise stated in this Policy, we do not sell, trade or rent your personally identifiable information collected on the site to others. The information collected by our site is used to process requests, to keep you informed about your request status, to notify you of products or special offers that may be of interest to you, and for statistical purposes for improving our site. We will disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties for tracking purposes, improve the functionality of our site, perform statistical and data analyses, and deliver promotional emails to you from us.

Other websites

Saputo is not responsible for the privacy policies of websites to which it links. If you provide any information to such third parties, different rules regarding the collection and use of your personal information may apply. We strongly suggest you review such third party's privacy policies before providing any data to them. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties. Please be aware that our sites may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties. The privacy practices of those Web sites linked to our site are not covered by this Policy. These other sites may send their own cookies or clear GIFs to users, collect data or solicit personally identifiable information. Additionally, other companies which place advertising on our site may collect information about you when you view or click on their advertising through the use of cookies or clear GIFs. We cannot control this collection of information. You should contact these entities directly if you have any questions about their use of the information that they collect.

Security

Saputo takes appropriate steps to ensure data privacy and security including through various hardware and software methodologies. However, Saputo cannot guarantee the security of any information that is disclosed online. Consequently, we bear no liability for the use that may be made of personal information either by you or by a third party.

Children

Saputo does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Children are not permitted to use the Saputo website or services, and Saputo requests that children under the age of 13 not submit any personal information to the website. Since information regarding children under the age of 13 is not collected, Saputo does not knowingly distribute personal information regarding children under the age of 13.

Corrections and updates

If you have already requested to be on a mailing list and you wish to cancel that request, you can communicate with the department in charge as indicated below. If you have already provided us with personal information and wish to verify it, correct it or have it removed from our records, you can do so by communicating with the department in charge as indicated below. If you wish to modify or update any information Saputo has received, please contact:

Communications Department
Saputo Inc.
saputo@saputo.com
6869, Métropolitain Blvd. East
Saint-Léonard QC H1P 1X8
Canada

Please note that the English and French versions of Saputo’s Privacy Policy have equal legal value.

Modifications of the privacy policy

Saputo reserves the rights to modify its privacy policy at any time and will notify you by posting an amendment to the privacy policy on the website. Such modifications will become effective on the day they are posted. Saputo encourages you to frequently review the privacy policy for any modifications.

Effective: October 17, 2005.