This Policy applies to information collected only directly through or from the Website. It does not apply to personal information collected from offline resources and communications, such as information you may send to us in a postal letter or give to us in a phone call. This Policy also does not apply to third-party online resources to which PepsiCo Websites may link, because PepsiCo does not control their content or their privacy practices.
Collection of your Personal Information
PepsiCo collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. PepsiCo also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by PepsiCo. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Website addresses. This information is used by PepsiCo for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through PepsiCo public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: PepsiCo does not read any of your private online communications.
PepsiCo encourages you to review the privacy statements of Websites you choose to link to from PepsiCo so that you can understand how those Websites collect, use and share your information. PepsiCo is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Websites outside of the Website. We do not collect financial or other sensitive data/information from our users. PepsiCo will not collect any personal information about you through this Website unless you have provided it to us voluntarily. If you do not want your personal information collected, do not submit it. However, we offer some services only to visitors who do register.
Use of your Personal Information
PepsiCo collects and uses your personal information to operate the Website and deliver the services you have requested. PepsiCo also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from PepsiCo and its affiliates. PepsiCo may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
When you register with PepsiCo, we use your Personal Information to create a customized Web experience for you and to improve our services. We may use Personal Information to:
(i) Improve the content and layout of PepsiCo.
(ii) Statistically analyze user behavior.
(iii) Develop products, marketing, and promotions internally at PepsiCo.
PepsiCo does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. PepsiCo 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, PepsiCo 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 PepsiCo, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
PepsiCo does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
PepsiCo keeps track of the Websites and pages our customers visit within PepsiCo, in order to determine what PepsiCo services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within PepsiCo to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Provided further, all voluntarily declared personal information posted by an individual in public areas on the Website, such as chat rooms or bulletin boards is disclosed at the risk of the user and Company shall not be responsible or liable for any misuse of such voluntarily disclosed personal information.
Website 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 PepsiCo or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of PepsiCo; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of PepsiCo, or the public.
On occasions, aggregate information, that does not identify any particular user may be complied and shared with subsidiaries and affiliates of the Company, strategic partners, merchants and advertisers.
User Generated Content Functions
How We Protect Personal Information
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration or destruction of the personal information you provide on this web site. We use secure socket layer (SSL) technology to help keep the personal information you provide on this site secure.
"Cookies" - What Information Is Being Stored?
Website 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.
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 Websites you visit.
As most Websites do, we do track usage patterns on our Website on an anonymous basis. Your identity cannot reasonably be ascertained from this information. Each time you visit our Website, our server records your Internet Service Provider, the date and time of your visit, the pages you visit and the documents downloaded, the searches you performed, and the referring URL's you came from. We use this non-personal information to optimize our Website service.
Changes To This Statement
PepsiCo reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time and we will take reasonable steps to advise you of any material changes. PepsiCo will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. PepsiCo encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how PepsiCo is protecting your information.
Please note that PepsiCo does not request Personal Information by sending e-mails. We only collect such information on our Site. If you receive an e-mail purporting to be from us that solicits Personal Information, do not respond to it.