Privacy Policy

Effective Date: August 8, 2018

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (“TreeHouse” or “we”) strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. This policy (the “Privacy Policy”) describes the types of information TreeHouse may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit our U.S. online interfaces owned and controlled by us, including www.TreeHouseFoods.com, aipcfoodservice.com, amportfoods.com, annshouse.com, anthonyspasta.com, bayvalleyculinary.com, bayvalleyfoods.com, cainsfoods.com, cazatrail.com, cottagebakery.com, cremora.com, edsmith.com, edsmithfoodservices.com, flagstonefoods.com, goldengrainpasta.com, heartlandpasta.com, hoodysnuts.com, hotralston.com, jcloth.com, knoxgelatine.com, lofthousecookies.com, luxurypasta.com, makesameal.com, muellerspasta.com, mygrovesquare.com, nalleypickles.com, nateas.com, naturallyfresh.com, pastalensi.com, pastalensi.it, pennsylvaniadutchnoodles.com, protenergyfoods.com, ralcorpartisanbreads.com, ralstonfoods.com, ralstonfoodservice.com, roncorecipes.com, rootstockcoffee.com, saucemakerinspired.com, saucemakerpro.ca, smoothiemyway.com, steep18.com, steinfeldssauerkraut.com, stspecialtyfoods.com and sturmfoods.com (the “Website”).

This policy applies to information we collect:

It does not apply to information collected by us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by any third party.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. After we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check this Privacy Policy periodically for updates.

INFORMATION GATHERED ON THE WEBSITE

TreeHouse collects different types of information about you, including information that may directly identify you, information that is about you but individually does not personally identify you, and information that we combine with our other users. Personal information includes name, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number.

In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. For example, we may automatically details of your visits to our Website, specifically traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website. Information about your computer and internet connection, specifically your IP address, operating system, and browser type. The information we automatically collect is used to estimate our audience size and usage patterns; store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests; speed up your searches; and recognize you when you return to our Website Information we collect automatically is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

The technology we use for this automatic data collection includes through the use of "cookie" technology. “Cookies” are small data files that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. They may contain information that the website can use to track users' progress through the website. The “cookie” enables us to track the total number of visitors to the Website, the popularity of various areas of the Website, and the length of the visits in an aggregate form (as one of a group, your individual personal information is not singled out). No personal information is extracted in this process. We do not contact you nor do we provide this information to third parties. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

TreeHouse also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to collect certain information relating to your use of the Website. Google Analytics uses cookies to help TreeHouse analyze how users use the Website. You can find out more about how Google uses data when you visit our Website by visiting “How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps” (located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/).

CHOICES ABOUT HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION

We do not control the collection and use of your information collected by third parties. When possible, these organizations are under contractual obligations to use this data only for providing the services to us and to maintain this information strictly confidential. These third parties may, however, aggregate the information they collect with information from their other customers for their own purposes.

LAWFUL BASIS FOR PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

If you are in the European Union, the processing of your Personal Data is lawful only if it is permitted under the applicable data protection laws. We have a lawful basis for our processing of your Personal Data, including processing for our legitimate interests (when balanced against your rights and freedoms), as required by law, and with your consent.

We will process your Personal Data as necessary for our legitimate interests. Our legitimate interests are balanced against your rights and freedoms and we do not process your Personal Data if your rights and freedoms outweigh our legitimate interests. Specifically, our legitimate interests are to: facilitate communication between TreeHouse and you; detect and correct bugs; improve our Websites; and safeguard our IT infrastructure and intellectual property.

We may also process your Personal Data when we are required or permitted to by law; to comply with government inspection, audits, and other valid requests from government or other public authorities; to respond to legal process such as subpoenas; or as necessary for us to protect our interests or otherwise pursue our legal rights and remedies (for instance, when necessary to prevent or detect fraud, attacks against our network, or other criminal and tortious activities), defend litigation, and manage complaints or claims.

By using our Website, you consent to our collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Data as described in this privacy policy. If you do not consent to this privacy policy, please do not use the Website.

YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION AND ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR INFORMATION

Applicable data protection laws may provide you with certain rights with regards to our processing of your Personal Data.

You can review and change your Personal Data by notifying us through the contact information below of any changes or errors in any Personal Data we have about you to ensure that it is complete, accurate, and as current as possible. Please note that if you request access to your Personal Data other than through our Websites, you may be charged a fee subject to a maximum set by applicable law. We may also not be able to accommodate your request if we believe it would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

You have the right to restrict our processing of your Personal Data under certain circumstances. In particular, you can request we restrict our use of it if you contest its accuracy, if the processing of your Personal Data is determined to be unlawful, or if we no longer need your Personal Data for processing, but we have retained it as permitted by law.

To the extent that our processing of your Personal Data is based on your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not, however, affect the lawfulness of the processing based on your consent before its withdrawal, and will not affect the lawfulness of our continued processing that is based on any other lawful basis for processing your Personal Data.

Right to be Forgotten. You have the right to request that we delete all of your Personal Data. We may not accommodate a request to erase information if we believe the deletion would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. In all other cases, we will retain your Personal Data as set forth in this policy. In addition, we cannot completely delete your Personal Data as some data may rest in previous backups.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the applicable supervisory authority in the country you live in, the country you work in, or the country where you believe your rights under applicable data protection laws have been violated. However, before doing so, we request that you contact us directly in order to give us an opportunity to work directly with you to resolve any concerns about your privacy.

How You May Exercise Your Rights. You may exercise any of the above rights by contacting us through any of the methods below. We may ask you for additional information to verify your identity. We reserve the right to limit or deny your request if you have failed to provide sufficient information to verify your identity or to satisfy our legal and business requirements.

DATA CONTROLLER, DATA PROTECTION OFFICER, and REPRESENTATIVE

At this time, TreeHouse is not required to appoint a Data Protection Officer or a representative in the EU, and has elected not to do so.

DO NOT TRACK

There is currently no common industry or legal standard for interpreting Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals sent from browsers. Therefore, our Website currently does not recognize if your browser sends a DNT signal or similar mechanism to indicate you do not wish to be tracked across websites.

OTHER WEBSITES

Please be aware that the Website may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties. This includes links to our third-party service provider that operates and manages the Careers portion of our Website. TreeHouse is not responsible for the privacy policies of third party 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 parties' privacy policies before providing any data to them. 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

TreeHouse takes appropriate steps to ensure data privacy and security including through various hardware and software methodologies. However, TreeHouse cannot guarantee the security of any information that is disclosed online. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by a breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial security measures. Please note that emails and other communications you send to us through our Website are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Data transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of Personal Data is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

CONSENT TO PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA IN THE UNITED STATES

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), in order to provide our Websites, products, and services to you, we send and store your Personal Data outside of the EEA, including to the United States. Accordingly, your Personal Data may be transferred outside the country where you reside or are located, including to countries that may not or do not provide an adequate level of protection for your Personal Data.

TreeHouse complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union to the United States. TreeHouse has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/

TreeHouse may use, disclose and otherwise process human resources data collected from current, past, and future employees, workers, contractors, consultants, attorneys and agents in the EU. Business purposes for which personal information are processed are general employment purposes including, by way of mere example: (1) management and operations of the Company, (2) communications, (3) keeping updated information and maintaining a global directory, (4) carrying out obligations under employment contracts, (5) managing any aspect of the employment relationship (recruiting, hiring, verifying references, training, assessing qualifications, assessing and managing performance, determining and paying compensation or benefits), (6) managing termination process and (7) processing and investigating reports under the Company’s Code of Ethics. TreeHouse may use, disclose and otherwise process EU customers’ and suppliers’ personal data in the context of managing its business relationship as well as EU website visitors’ personal data for the purposes described at previous paragraph “Use and disclosure of information.” We are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of personal information when it is transferred to the extent feasible under applicable law and in consideration of our adhesion to the Privacy Shield Principles.

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, TreeHouse commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU individuals with complaints, inquiries, or requests of update, modification, or removal of their personal information in accordance with our Private Shield policy should first contact TreeHouse by email at info@treehousefoods.com or by postal mail at the following address:

Contact person: Ms. Courtney Esko
2021 Spring Road, Suite 600
Oak Brook
Illinois – 60523
U.S.A.

TreeHouse has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to JAMS, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, please contact or visit JAMS at https://www.jamsadr.com for more information or to file a complaint. The services of JAMS are provided at no cost to you.

TreeHouse commits to cooperate with EU data protection authorities (DPAs) and comply with the advice given by such authorities with regard to human resources data transferred from the EU in the context of the employment relationship.

TreeHouse is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and can be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

CHILDREN

TreeHouse does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18. Children are not permitted to use the Website or services, and TreeHouse requests that children under the age of 18 not submit any personal information to the Website. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 18, we will promptly delete that information. If you believe that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 18, please contact us at the contact information below.

DATA RETENTION PERIODS

TreeHouse we may retain your personal Data:

MODIFICATIONS OF THE PRIVACY POLICY

TreeHouse reserves the right to modify its Privacy Policy at any time and will notify you by posting an amendment to the Privacy Policy on the Website. Any such modifications will become effective on the day they are posted. TreeHouse encourages you to frequently review the Privacy Policy for any modifications.

QUESTIONS AND HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions, concerns, complaints or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy or otherwise need to contact us, please Contact Us, email us at info@treehousefoods.com, call us at (708) 483-1300 or contact us by US postal mail at the following address:

TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
2021 Spring Road
Suite 600
Oak Brook, IL 60523