The Food Project recognizes the importance of protecting the information that we collect from users during the process of purchasing a product, or registering for a service, newsletter, or membership area of The Food Project site. Depending on the nature of the inquiry, we may collect first and last names; home or school address; e-mail address; credit card or other billing information; fax or telephone number; and other information appropriate to the purpose for which it is being collected. It is our policy to use this information, or information acquired through user postings at our sites, for internal business purposes only, and we maintain appropriate security measures to keep this information private. Gathering this information helps us develop our website, products, and information to match your interests. We may share this information with vendors providing contractual services to us, such as (by way of example only and not of limitation) hosting services, tech support, credit card processors, and database managers.