Privacy Policy

Food Authenticity Network Privacy Policy

Our commitment to privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

The information we collect:

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Food Authenticity Network website. You can follow pages so that you are alerted, by email, of new content.

The personal information collected at these pages is:

  • Name (first and surname)
  • Email        
  • Gender     
  • Location   
  • Country    
  • Birthdate   
  • Date Joined          
  • Receiving Broadcasts?    
  • Receiving Any Emails?    
  • Last Visit  
  • Employer  
  • Food Authenticity interest

 Google Analytics

In addition, this site uses Google Analytics for tracking usage. Personally identifiable information and individuals' information collected by Google is not used or stored by the Network. But information provided by the user may be stored by Google and that usage is governed by Google's privacy policy. For Google's privacy policy, see:

The way we use information

  • We only share information by categories e.g. country, food authenticity interest etc. This information is derived from your member profile.
  • We use the information you provide about yourself when registering to complete the registration process and to communicate with you.
  • We use return email addresses to answer the emails we receive or to broadcast messages from the Network to all members. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above.

Our commitment to data security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. All of the documents and articles that appear on the Network are already in the public domain and are freely available.

Our commitment to children's privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. The Network is not directed to anyone younger than 18 and is offered only to users 18 years of age or older. Any person who provides their personal information through this Network represents that they are 18 years of age or older. This information is stated in the ‘Terms of Service’ of the Network.


We may use 'cookies' for administrative purposes such as cataloguing traffic patterns throughout the site and can use a 'cookie' to assign a 'User ID' for this purpose. Cookies, by themselves, cannot be used to find out the identity of any user. If you have a user ID this will automatically identify your computer - but not you - to our servers when you visit our site. Unless you specifically tell us, we will never know who you are, even if we do assign a cookie to your computer.

To protect the privacy of network members and the Network itself, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting membership or making corrections.

How to contact us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email at

Summary of terms

Cookie - Message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file called cookie.txt. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie's main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address and interests.

This privacy policy only covers this website at; links within this site to other websites are not covered by this policy.