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The website is developed and maintained by North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (hereinafter “NAFEM”, “we”, “our” or “us”), a nonprofit organization. When user as a visitor or member (“User”) visits our website (“Site”), or use NAFEM’s mobile application or the services NAFEM provides (collectively, “Services”) NAFEM may collect and use certain information about User.

NAFEM recognizes that User cares about how User’s information is used, and User’s privacy is important to us. This Cookie Policy, available at, and as updated from time to time (“Cookie Policy”), explains how NAFEM may collect and use User’s information, particularly User’s Personal Information (as defined below), and the choices User can make about what information User shares.

User should read this Cookie Policy carefully. By continuing to interact with our Site and Services, User is agreeing to the practices described in this Cookie Policy.

Cookies consist of portions of code installed in the browser that assist NAFEM in providing the service according to the purposes described. Some of the purposes for which Cookies are installed may also require the User’s consent.

Where the installation of Cookies is based on consent, such consent can be freely withdrawn at any time as outlined in “How to provide or withdraw consent to the installation of Cookies” section of this Cookie Policy.

For this Cookie Policy the definition of Personal Data (“Data”) is any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of User as a specific individual, such as, but not limited to. name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and the like. More information about NAFEM’s Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) may be found

NAFEM asks that User reads this Cookie Policy from time to time. NAFEM may modify this Cookie Policy at any time in its sole discretion. NAFEM’s current Cookie Policy will always be on the Site and any updates will be effective upon posting. User is responsible for periodically checking the Site for updates. Where required by applicable law, if NAFEM makes material changes to this Cookie Policy that increases or change NAFEM’s rights to use Personal Information NAFEM have previously collected about User, NAFEM will obtain User’s consent through an email to User’s registered email address or by prominent posting on the Site and providing User with the option to opt out.

Information NAFEM Collects

NAFEM only collects information that is reasonably necessary for NAFEM to provide the Site and Services. NAFEM collects information about User when User interacts with the Site and Services. NAFEM may also collect information about User from NAFEM registration vendors and NAFEM affiliates. When User uses the Site and Services, NAFEM collects information about one or more devices associated with User that User uses to access the Site and Services, such as a computer, mobile phone, or tablet. NAFEM may collect, store and use information User provides to NAFEM from one or more devices associated with User when User uses the Site and Services, including when User logs in to the Site or Services from one or more devices, downloads and installs NAFEM mobile app, registers for an account, completes a web form, adds or updates User account information or otherwise corresponds with NAFEM regarding the Site and Services.

Collected information may include:

Technical Cookies and Cookies serving aggregated statistical purposes

  • Activity strictly necessary for the functioning of the service: This Site uses Cookies to save the User’s session and to carry out other activities that are strictly necessary for the operation of this Site, for example in relation to the distribution of traffic.
  • Activity regarding the saving of preferences, optimizations, and statistics: This Site uses Cookies to save browsing preferences and to optimize the User’s browsing experience. Among these Cookies are, for example, those used for the setting of language and currency preferences for the management of first-party statistics employed directly by NAFEM.

Other types of Cookies or third parties that install Cookies

Some of the services listed below collect statistics in an anonymized and aggregated form and may not require the consent of the User or may be managed directly by NAFEM – depending on how they are described – without the help of third parties.

If any third party operated services are listed among the tools below, these may be used to track Users’ browsing habits – in addition to the information specified herein and without the NAFEM’s knowledge. Please refer to the privacy policy of the listed services for detailed information.

Google Analytics: Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Site, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Remarketing and behavioral targeting

This type of service allows this Site and its partners to inform, optimize and serve advertising based on past use of this Site by the User. This activity is performed by tracking Usage Data and by using Cookies, information that is transferred to the partners that manage the remarketing and behavioral targeting activity.

In addition to any opt out offered by any of the services below, the User may opt out of a third-party service’s use of Cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page (

AdWords Remarketing (Google Inc.): AdWords Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Google Inc. that connects the activity of this Site with the Adwords advertising network and the Doubleclick Cookie.

Facebook Remarketing (Facebook, Inc.): Facebook Remarketing is a Remarketing and Behavioral Targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects the activity of this Site with the Facebook advertising network.

Twitter Remarketing (Twitter, Inc.): Twitter Remarketing is a Remarketing and Behavioral Targeting service provided by Twitter, Inc. that connects the activity of this Site with the Twitter advertising network.

Remarketing through Google Analytics for Display Advertising (Google Inc.): Google Analytics for Display Advertising is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Google Inc. that connects the tracking activity performed by Google Analytics and its Cookies with the Adwords advertising network and the Doubleclick Cookie.

How to provide or withdraw consent to the installation of Cookies

In addition to what is specified in this document, the User can manage preferences for Cookies directly from within their own browser and prevent – for example – third parties from installing Cookies.

Through browser preferences, it is also possible to delete Cookies installed in the past, including the Cookies that may have saved the initial consent for the installation of Cookies by this website.

Users can, for example, find information about how to manage Cookies in the most commonly used browsers at the following addresses: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

With regard to Cookies installed by third parties, Users can manage their preferences and withdrawal of their consent by clicking the related opt-out link (if provided), by using the means provided in the third party’s privacy policy, or by contacting the third party.

Notwithstanding the above, NAFEM informs that Users may follow the instructions provided on the subsequently linked initiatives by the EDAA (EU), the Network Advertising Initiative (US) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (US), DAAC (Canada), DDAI (Japan) or other similar services. Such initiatives allow Users to select their tracking preferences for most of the advertising tools. NAFEM thus recommends that Users make use of these resources in addition to the information provided in this document.

Owner and Data Controller
Deirdre Flynn, CFSP
Executive Vice President & Data Protection Officer
North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers
161 N. Clark St., Ste. 2020
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: +1.312.821.0201

Owner contact email:

Since the installation of third-party Cookies and other tracking systems through the services used within this Site cannot be technically controlled by NAFEM, any specific references to Cookies and tracking systems installed by third parties are to be considered indicative. In order to obtain complete information, the User is kindly requested to consult the privacy policy for the respective third-party services listed in this document.

Given the objective complexity surrounding the identification of technologies based on Cookies, Users are encouraged to contact NAFEM should they wish to receive any further information on the use of Cookies by this Site.

Definitions and legal references

Usage Data: Information collected automatically through this Site (or third-party services employed in this Site), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use this Site, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Site) and the details about the path followed within the Site with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User’s IT environment.

User: The individual using this Site who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.

Data Subject: The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Processor (or Data Supervisor): The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller, as described in this privacy policy.

Data Controller (or Owner): The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Site. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is NAFEM of this Site.

This Site: The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.

Service: The service provided by this Site as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/application.

European Union (or EU): Unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to the European Union include all current member states to the European Union and the European Economic Area.

Cookies: Small pieces of data stored in the User’s device.

Legal information: This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).

This Cookie Policy relates solely to this Site, if not stated otherwise within this Cookie Policy.