Privacy Policy

Stop Foodborne Illness (hereafter referred to as “Stop”) has created this privacy policy to demonstrate our commitment to the privacy of the users of our website. By visiting Stop’s web site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. Please read the privacy policy, and learn how we treat personally identifiable information collected from our visitors and subscribers.

Privacy Policy

Stop respects the privacy of our on-line visitors and subscribers. Stop holds strong electronic privacy as a top priority.

Stop will not collect personal information from you unless you provide the information to Stop voluntarily. Stop only gathers personal data including, but not limited to, names, residential/work addresses, and e-mail addresses when voluntarily submitted by a visitor, such as when signing up for e Alerts, sharing a story, or requesting information via email. By accessing the services of Stop and voluntarily providing Stop with the requested personal information, you consent to the collection and use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Stop does not gather the personal information of visitors who are only browsing Stop’s web site and who do not provide personal data. Of course, like many websites, Stop does use “cookies”. From time to time, we may send a “cookie” to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookiecannot read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. We use cookies to recognize you when you return to our site. We may use this information to better personalize the content you see on our sites.

[Many web sites place cookies on your hard drive. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Your browser can refuse all cookies, or show you when a cookie is being sent. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, you can deny or accept the cookie feature using a simple procedure available in most browsers. If you block cookies, however, you may lose some website functionality.]

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be considered 100% secure. Notwithstanding, Stop will not sell, rent, lease, or disclose your private information in any manner to any person without your prior consent, unless to protect the personal safety of the users of our websites, safeguard the rights of property of Stop, and/or as may be necessary as part of regulatory compliance or otherwise required by law.
If you wish to be removed from Stop’s mailing/emailing list, please send an email explicitly stating your request to be removed from the mailing/emailing:

Share Your Story

By submitting your story and photographs to Stop you authorize Stop to use your text description and photographs in connection with Stop’s services. Stop may copy, exhibit, publish, and/or distribute these photographs (including composite and artistic representations) and stories both in print and electronically in conjunction with Stop’s program activities, outreach, promotion, and any other lawful purpose.

By submitting your story and photographs to Stop, you acknowledge and guarantee that you are the rightful owner of the text and image(s), and have the full legal capacity to enter in this agreement. Stop is not responsible for any copyright infringements or third party claims that may occur as a result of your submission.

Stop agrees not to sell any of the images that you provide Stop to any other organization. Your providing of images to Stop acknowledges that no payment or other compensation will be made to you or the person(s) portrayed in the photograph(s) by Stop.

Stop reserves the right to remove any text and photographs posted at any time for any reason whatsoever, as determined by Stop’s sole discretion.

The option to submit your story and/or photograph(s) without having the information posted on Stop’s website is available. Please click here for more information.

Donor Privacy

Stop is committed to honoring Stop’s donors’ privacy, including protecting any personally identifiable funding information.

All online donations go through the payment processing services of Blackbaud Merchant Services, a payment processing solution compliant with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. For general information as to Blackbaud Merchant Services please visit its website at and for specific information regarding Blackbaud Merchant Services’ security please direct your attention to

Stop does not keep any records of a particular donor’s credit card information. Stop does not sell, trade, or rent donors’ names or addresses, including email addresses, to others. All contact information and identifiable funding information for any donor is used for internal purposes only and is neither published nor distributed unless required by law.

If you have questions about this donor privacy policy, please send email us at:


This web site is produced by Stop. Everything on this web site is provided AS IS and without warranty of any kind. Stop is not providing medical advice or serving as a substitute to a professional medical provider. Stop is not intending to replace the advice of a doctor. Stop encourages you to visit an Emergency Room or a medical provider if you suspect you have a foodborne illness.

Stop has made every effort to offer current, correct, and as clearly expressed information as possible. Inadvertent errors do occur and changes will be made periodically when any error is brought to our attention.

By providing this web site, Stop shall not be held liable, or undertake any responsibility whatsoever, for the content of linked sites, messages, articles, and any other third-party information. Your activity on third party sites is governed by the security and privacy policies of the third party sites. Stop urges you to also read those respective privacy policies.

This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Illinois applicable to agreements made and to be performed in that State and constitutes the complete and exclusive agreement with respect to the subject matter above.

If you do not consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information as outlined in this policy, please do not provide any personal information to Stop. If you have provided personal information to Stop and no longer consent to its use or disclosure as outlined herein, please notify Stop, explicitly stating your withdrawal of consent: 

Stop reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time, without notice to you and in Stop’s sole discretion. Please review this policy periodically. Your continued use of Stop’s website after any such amendments signifies your acceptance thereof.

If you have questions about this privacy policy, or your own information, please e-mail us at:  Stop Foodborne Illness welcomes your comments or questions!

Stop Foodborne Illness
4809 N Ravenswood, #214
Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: 773-269-6555
Fax: 773-883-3098

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