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Privacy Policy

F.E.A.S.T. (Families Empowered And Supporting Treatment for Eating Disorders) places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate F.E.A.S.T.’s commitment to the privacy of our members and website users. This policy explains what types of information is collected via the F.E.A.S.T. website (www.feast-ed.org), the F.E.A.S.T. support forum site www.aroundthedinnertable.org, and other online resources directly operated by F.E.A.S.T., and is intended to describe how this information is used.

What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected

Visitors to www.feast-ed.org who register for any F.E.A.S.T. event, service, or e-newsletter voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and e-mail address). We use this information for specific, limited purposes in support of the overall mission, goals, and principles of F.E.A.S.T. You may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages.

IP addresses

Software utilized by F.E.A.S.T. may use your IP address for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic and to administer the support forum at www.aroundthedinnertable.org. In practice, however, F.E.A.S.T. has no use for IP addresses other than to help F.E.A.S.T. evaluate the global reach of its services and to help provide information about where such services are being requested or used. In rare cases, F.E.A.S.T. may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our web hosting servers.

Cookies

www.feast-ed.org uses “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are as well as any preferences you may have specified for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of www.feast-ed.org and www.aroundthedinnertable.org so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

How Your Information May Be Used

We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service related to F.E.A.S.T.’s support offerings, events, fundraising efforts, and ongoing research in the field of eating disorders. We use your information to send email alerts to you; to answer your requests; to process your event registrations; to document donations; etc. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease communications from us. We may also use your information to track visits to our websites in order to see which of our features are best serving our users’ needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our web traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which programs, for example) to outside parties.

Email Privacy

F.E.A.S.T. does not provide, sell, or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization. Ever.

External Links

www.feast-ed.org may include links to external websites, including common social media content sites such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and others. These These links are provided as a service to our community. Because these links do not fall under the www.feast-ed.org domain, F.E.A.S.T. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk. Our sincere wish would be that any external organization would treat your personal information as confidentially as we do, but due to the current state of social media sites in general F.E.A.S.T. cannot make any such guarantees.

Modifications

We may amend this privacy policy from time to time. We encourage all users of www.feast-ed.org and any F.E.A.S.T. site to review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

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