Privacy Policy

Manly Food Co-operative (MFC) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the MFC web site and in store practices and governs data collection and usage. By using the MFC website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.


MFC collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. MFC also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your post code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by MFC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, MFC website access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by MFC for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the MFC web site.

MFC also collections personal information from you when you shop in our shop. Such information includes purchasing patterns and spend.


MFC collects and uses your personal information to operate the MFC and deliver the services you have requested. MFC also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from MFC and its affiliates. MFC may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. MFC may also contact you about employment and volunteering opportunities and about your MFC membership.

MFC does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. MFC may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, MFC may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to MFC, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

MFC does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

MFC keeps track of the pages our customers visit within the MFC website, in order to determine what MFC services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within MFC to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

MFC web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on MFC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of MFC; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of MFC, or the public.


The MFC Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize pages, or register with the MFC website or services, a cookie helps MFC to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the MFC website features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the MFC website.


MFC secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The MFC website secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of SSL encryption. MFC does not store credit card information on its own servers.


MFC will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback and the law. MFC encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how MFC is protecting your information.


MFC welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that MFC has not adhered to this Statement, please contact MFC. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.