This Privacy Policy is published to comply with the notice and opt-out requirements of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB) Act of 2000.

You have a right to know how information about you is used and protected. Most data remains within the BriarPatch Co-op Community Market family, and is used only to do business with you. Some is shared with others to process your account or for marketing. We explain how we use information in this privacy policy statement. We invite you to inform us about any particular preferences you may have about the handling and sharing of your customer data by emailing us at info@briarpatch.coop (please type “Privacy Policy” in the Subject line). We will honor your requests.

How we collect information: We collect information that you give to us on applications, surveys, registration forms, etc.; that you give to us when you make a purchase, or other account information such as balance, payment history, or credit card usage; that others give to us to make sure that the data you provide is accurate and up-to-date. This may include information about you from employers, banks, or insurers.

How we share information: We share information with our affiliates (members of the BriarPatch Co-op Community Market family) or companies or contractors outside the BriarPatch Co-op Community Market family that perform services on our behalf. We share information to process transactions, respond to your inquiries, or provide information about the products or services that the Co-op and its contractors, affiliates, or associates offer.

We share data provided by customers, purchase/account data, and verifying data. We share information with companies that we have a special relationship with such as affiliated cooperatives or associated nonprofit organizations.

We do not share information about you with non-affiliates (companies outside the BriarPatch Co-op family that the Co-op has no special relationship with) for them to contact you for their own marketing purposes.

The law permits us to share information about our current and former customers with government agencies or authorized third parties under certain circumstances. For example, the Co-op may be required to share such information in response to subpoenas or to comply with certain laws.

How we protect information: We strive to protect your data and safeguard it from those not authorized to see it.

Former Customers

We share information about our former customers with members of the BriarPatch Co-op Community Market family or companies outside the BriarPatch Co-op Community Market family that perform services on our behalf. We share data provided by customers, purchase/account data, and verifying data.

We share information about our former customers with companies or independent contractors that we have a special relationship with the Co-op, such as affiliated cooperatives or associated nonprofit organizations. We share data provided by customers, purchase/account data, and verifying data.

We do not share information about our former customers with companies outside the BriarPatch Co-op Community Market family that would like to offer you their products or services that might be of interest to you.

In addition, you may share with us your privacy preferences and/or concerns by emailing customer service at info@briarpatch.coop (please type “Privacy Policy” in the Subject line). We will honor your requests, and we also have an opt-out, unsubscribe option on all our subscriber emails and communications.

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