Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

IFF’s Privacy Policy

IFF’s privacy policy describes IFF’s current policies and practices with regard to personal data collected by IFF through its website, (the “Site”). This privacy policy is independent from IFF’s offline personal data collection practices for programmatic or organizational purposes. The term “personal data” refers to personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, birth date, e-mail address or mailing address, and any other information that is identified with you personally.

Notification of Changes to This Policy

In the future, IFF may add new functionality and features to its website and improve or add to its existing products, services and programs. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, IFF’s privacy practices will change from time to time. IFF therefore reserves the right to change this policy at any time without prior notice by posting the revised policy to the Site.

Information Collected

IFF only collects personal information about you when you specifically provide it – typically in connection to subscribing to our newsletter, RSVPing to our events, or applying to one of our special programs. In connection with online program applications, IFF collects your name and address, the name and address of your organization, and other information about you or your organization necessary to determine eligibility to participate in an IFF program.

Use of Personal Data Collected Through the Site

IFF uses your personal data and/or your organization’s data to answer questions or to facilitate our communications and programmatic initiatives. IFF may also use this information to help improve the content and functionality of its website, to better understand its customers and markets, and to improve its products and services. IFF may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about IFF’s products or services that it believes will be of interest to you, for example, its annual report, updates to its online grant forms and/or an e-newsletter. To opt out of receiving future communications from IFF, please send an email to |.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data

IFF is committed to safeguarding the privacy of its online visitors. IFF may share your information with partners and agents who assist IFF in the administration of its programs and services, and then only to the extent necessary to implement the program, and only if the partners and agents are under an obligation not to sell or share your information. Except as described in the prior sentence, information that is collected from IFF’s website is not sold or shared with any individual or organization.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data saved in text files, that are stored on your computer or another device when websites are loaded in a browser. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).

How we use cookies 

We collect cookies to help us understand how people use our website. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the “Learn More” button on a post, for example).  At we use third-party cookies from Google Analytics and Hotjar with the goal of understanding users’ preferences and improving our website for a better user experience.

Controlling Cookies 

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to refuse to accept cookies if you prefer. For more information about how Google Analytics uses your information, please consult Google’s Privacy and Terms. You can always opt out of Google Analytics cookies through Google’s opt-out page. To learn about how Hotjar uses your information and opt out of Hotjar cookies, please visit Hotjar’s Privacy and Terms. 

Links to Other Sites

IFF’s Site includes temporary and permanent links to other websites as pointers to information that may be useful to IFF’s website visitors. IFF disclaims responsibility for the privacy and security practices of non-IFF websites, or for the nature of the content contained therein. IFF does not control these non-IFF websites and is not responsible for their data practices. Links to non-IFF websites do not constitute endorsements of those websites by IFF.

Governing Law

This privacy policy forms part of IFF’s Terms of Use and, as such, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois.

Questions About IFF’s Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or concerns about the way IFF processes your personal data, please contact us:

312-629-0060 |

Updated in October 2022