We recognize the importance of protecting your privacy and our policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use, and safeguard the Personal Information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site. This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices, and our customers’ needs, and may be modified from time to time. The date it was last updated appears at the bottom of the policy.


This Privacy Policy explains the practices of Tribe Mediterranean Foods, Inc., with regard to Personal Information. It does not address the practices of any third party, even if that third party’s website is linked to ours (see below). Personal Information, for purposes of this Privacy Policy, is defined as any information that identifies, or can be identified with, a specific individual. Personal Information includes, but is not limited to: name, home address, home telephone number, email address, Social Security Number or other identification number, financial account numbers (including bank account or credit card numbers) and other financial information, personal preferences, gender, age, and employment-related information such as may be found in resumes, applications, background verification information, or in employment references.

What Information Do We Collect?

When you visit this website you may provide us with two types of information: Personal Information you knowingly choose to disclose and website use information collected as you and others browse our website.

1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide

Registration Information
When you register for any of our products, services, or newsletters or submit a recipe to us, you will provide us information about yourself.

Email Contacts
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.

Employment Applications
If you follow the link to an open job listed on our website and select the “apply online” option, you will be directed to the secure website of our vendor, ADP. There, if you choose to fill out the application form, you will provide us information about yourself. This information will go to us and to ADP, which has agreed to keep the information confidential.

2. Web Site Use Information

Similar to other commercial websites, our website utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below: "What Are Cookies?") and web server log files to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the websites visited just before and just after our website.

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?

Broadly speaking, we use Personal Information for purposes of administering our business activities; to provide the products and services you requested; to monitor the use of our website and our products and services; for our marketing and promotional efforts, including publishing recipes; to improve our content and service offerings; to customize our site's content, layout, and services; to process employment applications; and, for other lawful purposes. These uses improve our website and our products, and better tailor them to meet your needs, and allow us to respond to your requests. We may share Personal Information with third party vendors as necessary to carry out these business activities, but if we do so, we require the third party vendor to adhere to this Privacy Policy with respect to such Personal Information.

Furthermore, information we collect may be shared with others on an aggregate, non-personally identifiable basis.

Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new products, and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us at the link provided in the correspondence or in the “Contact Information,” below.

What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, or when we believe that the law requires it or it is necessary for the protection of our legal rights.

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Browsers are usually set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you may alter the configuration of your browser to reject cookies. If you choose to have your browser reject cookies, it is possible that some areas of our website will not function the same way as when viewed by users with cookies enabled. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses.

How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?

As you visit and browse our website, the site uses cookies to differentiate you from other users. Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server's log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Web site and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our clients. Cookies are not intended to gather specific Personal Information about you and we do not intentionally store any Personal Information that your browser provided to us in your cookies.

IP Addresses

IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as “traffic data” so that data (such as the webpages you request) can be sent to you.

What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our website or the information or content contained therein. Often links to other website are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our website to another web site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link on our website, is subject to that website's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

No Sale of Personal Information

We do not sell, lend, rent, or lease any Personal Information to any third parties.

How Long Do We Keep Personal Information?

We keep Personal Information on file for as long as it is useful for the purpose for which it was provided. Employment-related information may be kept indefinitely.

Your Consent

By using our website you consent to our collection and use of your Personal Information and website use information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time, as described in “Policy Modifications,” below.

Our Commitment to Data Security:

Please note that this website is directed to U.S. residents, and your information will be stored and processed on our computers in the United States. The laws on holding personal data in the United States may be less stringent than the laws of other countries. 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.


Emails we send contain an unsubscribe link so that recipients can opt out of receiving future messages. After unsubscribing, we will discontinue sending email to your address as soon as technically feasible. If you do not want to receive any communications from us, or do not want us to use Personal Information you have provided to us, you may contact us as described below.

How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?

You may request access to your Personal Information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us at: privacy@tribehummus.com.

Contact Information

You may also contact the Privacy Officer to unsubscribe, or to access, correct, or request deletion of your Personal Information from our files. Our Privacy Officer is Scott Webster, and he can be reached by mail addressed to: Tribe Mediterranean Foods, Inc., 110 Prince Henry Drive, Taunton, MA 02780; by calling: 1-800-8-HUMMUS; or, by email to: privacy@tribehummus.com

Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this website and our services and products.

A Special Note About Children

Children are not eligible to use our website or services unsupervised and we ask that children (under the age of 14) do not submit any Personal Information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.

Acquisition or Changes in Ownership

In the event that Tribe Mediterranean Foods, Inc. (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of the assets that are transferred.

Policy Modifications

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If/when changes are made to this Privacy Policy, we will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically. However, please be assured that if the Privacy Policy changes in the future, we will not use the Personal Information you have submitted to us under this Privacy Policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, without your prior consent.

LAST UPDATED: May 4,2011