Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy

Farmers Restaurant Group and its affiliates (“Farmers Restaurant Group”) respect your privacy and values your trust. This is why we are committed to protecting your privacy and using the information you share with us responsibly to better serve you. Our Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, disclose and safeguard personal information you provide on our websites, www.FarmersRestaurantGroup.com, www.WeAreFoundingFarmers.com, www.FarmersAndDistillers.com, www.FarmersFishersBakers.com, www.FoundingSpirits.com, www.FoundingFarmersFirstBake.com, and www.DanSimonsSays.com (together, the “Site”), as well as information collected when you visit our stores or otherwise communicate or interact with us.

Information Collected

Information You Give to Us

We may collect information the following about you: your name, postal address, email address, phone number, payment card information, birthday, product preference, demographic information and any other information you choose to provide. We may collect a record of your purchases and any other personal or preference information you provide to us. We collect this information when you visit our stores or website, purchase a product in our stores or online, provide product reviews online, participate in our services, enter our sweepstakes, promotions or loyalty programs, respond to a survey, join our mailing list and receive our marketing material including e-mails.

Information Provided Automatically

Each time you visit the Site, we may automatically collect certain types of information. Some examples of automatic information we may collect are as follows:

  • We may record your internet service provider’s address, your internet protocol or IP address, your MAC address, your operating system, the web page from which you came, your web browser software, the type of handheld or mobile device used to link to the web page, and the language and time zone settings on your web browser;
  • We may collect a record of your activity or your “clickstream” while visiting the Site;
  • We may use “cookies” of different types to recognize your computer. A cookie is a small text file that a website, online application, or e-mail may save to your internet browser and/or your computer’s hard drive for use in subsequent visits to the Site or other sites;
  • We may use web beacons, match scripts, pixel tags or similar technologies that allow us to know if a particular web page was visited, an e-mail opened, links in the email utilized or if the advertisements on the Site or other sites were effective. In some instances, these technologies may allow us to match activities with particular users;
  • We may collect mobile and location-based information if you elect to utilize the Wi-Fi services in our stores; and
  • We may collect any information you enter, share or that can be obtained from your use of our apps, games, contests, or promotions.

Combined Information

Information you provide at our restaurants may be combined with information that you provide online at the Site, as well as with information about your interests and purchases we collect automatically. The information you provide to us may also be combined with demographic and other information that is available from other sources in order to allow us to better communicate with you and enhance our customer service and your shopping experience. 

Other Sources

In addition, we collect information from other sources, through or in connection with apps or software sponsored by Farmers Restaurant Group, or on other websites hosted or sponsored by us. We may combine or cross reference this information with other information that we collect about you to help us improve the quality of your experience with Farmers Restaurant Group and tailor communications to your interests.

Social Media

We invite you and your friends to connect and interact with us using social media, such as by entering our contests, posting content, sharing material from our websites, and using our social media plug-ins. When you interact with, or if you are a fan/follower of, Farmers Restaurant Group on social media, we may receive information such as your user ID, your profile picture, photos you post, and other profile elements, including any comments, with us. Note that your use of social media is subject to the terms and conditions and privacy policies of each respective social media platform, and the information you share with us and with others is largely controlled by the privacy settings you have established at those platforms.

Use of Information

Farmers Restaurant Group may use information about you for the purposes described in this Policy or disclosed to you on the Site, including to process and fulfill your restaurant and online orders, to communicate with you and send you information about our products, services, contests, and promotions, to administer and fulfill our contests and promotions, to prevent fraud and monitor against theft, conduct research and help us learn more about your food preferences and enhance your dining experience, to see which areas of our website are most visited, how frequently and how long, to respond to your customer service inquiries, and perform other business activities as needed or described elsewhere in this policy.

Sharing of Information

Farmers Restaurant Group only shares information about our customers with affiliated companies, carefully selected vendors, business partners and other organizations to provide better service to you. These companies need information about you, including your name, address, phone number, email address and credit card information, to perform their service function (such as to process and fulfill your order, verify your credit card information, and to protect you from fraud). We also share your information, including your name, address, phone number, email address, and dining/food preferences, with specially chosen companies that help us with marketing functions (such as manage our Internet business, maintain and manage our customer information, as well as market our products and services). And at times we may share information with other companies that have a product or service that we believe will be of interest to you and/or may help them serve you better. We may engage vendors to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and to provide analytics services. These entities may collect certain information from you (e.g. click stream information, browser type, time and date, hardware/software information, cookie ID, IP address, etc.) when you visit our website and use that information to provide advertisements about goods and services that are deemed to be of greater interest to you.

We may share information about you in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or transfer of all or a portion of our business to another company. In addition, if we are involved in a bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding, such information may be considered an asset of the company, and may be sold or transferred to third parties.

In certain circumstances, we may share your information in response to legal process or as otherwise required by law.

Links to Other Sites

In some areas of our website, we may provide a link to another website. Other websites, including social media sites, have their own policies regarding privacy and security, and these may vary from ours.

Updating your Personal Information

You may review, update, correct or delete personal information that we have about you, if any, by contacting us at Updates@FRG.Farm.

Your Rights and Choices

We may use the information we collect to periodically send you emails, mailed circulars or other marketing communications informing you of promotions and offers, or requesting your input. You may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the unsubscribe option in the email or contacting us at Updates@FRG.Farm.   If you opt-out, you will still continue to receive order and reservation information, answers to customer service questions, and information about changes in our website that might be relevant to you personally.

You also have the right to ask us to delete your information from our systems or opt out of any third party sharing of your information by contacting us or mail us at Farmers Restaurant Group Stores, Inc. ATTN: Marketing Department, Farmers Restaurant Group Suite 201 10606 Concord St. Kensington, MD 20895, or Updates@FRG.Farm.  

When we send emails to our mailing list, we’ll sometimes track when, where and if the email was opened, if any content was clicked on, how long the email was reviewed, on what platform the email was opened (i.e. webmail, desktop, or mobile), the browser used to open the email (i.e. Edge, Chrome, Firefox, etc.), and who printed and forwarded the emails. We do this to measure the performance of our email campaigns and to improve our offerings to you based on your level of engagement.

Children’s Privacy

Under 13 Years of Age

The Site is not specifically directed towards children and we do not collect personal information about children under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent. Children under 13 years of age may not use this website. If we learn that a child under the age of 13 has submitted personally identifiable information online without parental consent, we will take all reasonable measures to delete such information from our databases and to not use such information for any purpose (except where necessary to protect the safety of the child or others as required or allowed by law).  If you become aware of any personally identifiable information we have collected from children under 13, please contact us at Marketing Department, Farmers Restaurant Group Suite 201 10606 Concord St. Kensington, MD 20895 or Updates@FRG.Farm.

Under Age 18

Minors under 18 years of age may have the personal information that they provide to us through the Site deleted by sending an email to Updates@FRG.Farm requesting deletion.  Please note that, while we make reasonable efforts to comply with such requests, deletion of your personal information does not ensure complete and comprehensive removal of that data from all systems.

Cookies and Other Computer Information

“Cookies” are small text files that are transferred from websites to your computer’s hard drive that may serve a variety of purposes (web beacons, Flash cookies and other similar technologies may also be used for these purposes). When you use our website, we, like many other websites, place a cookie on your computer to identify you to provide a more convenient experience and to place advertisements for our products and services and those of third parties on our website and third-party sites. If you wish, you can visit our website without cookies by turning them off in your Internet or mobile browser, but then certain features, including adding items to a shopping cart, making a purchase, or making a reservation, may not be available. We may use “pixel tags” (e.g. web beacons or similar technologies) that allow us to know if a particular web page was visited, an email opened, links in the email utilized, transactions from online purchases, and whether a particular advertisement or email is effective.

We or our partners may also use Flash cookies (also known as Local Stored Objects) or other similar technologies. A Flash cookie is a small data file placed on a computer using Adobe Flash or similar technology that may be built into your computer or downloaded or installed by you to your computer. We use these technologies to personalize and enhance your online experience, facilitate processes, and personalize and store your settings. Flash cookies may help our website visitors to, for example, set volume preference associated with a video experience and perform surveys. They help us improve our Site by measuring which areas are of greatest interest to customers. They may be recognized by other sites or by our marketing or business partners. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies and the cookie management tools provided by your browser may not remove Flash cookies. Click here  to learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies. If you disable Flash cookies or other similar technologies, please be aware that you may not have access to certain features and services that make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

We may also use web beacons, which are electronic images that may be used on our websites or in our emails. We use web beacons to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.

Do Not Track

Please keep in mind that Do Not Track is a privacy preference that users can set in some web browsers, allowing opt out of tracking by websites and online services. At this time, the World Web Consortium has not yet established universal standards for recognizable Do Not Track Signals and therefore, Farmers Restaurant Group does not recognize Do Not Track for all technologies. If and when a standard is set, we may revisit this policy.

Network and Interest-Based Advertising

We may also enter into agreements with third parties that possess technology that allows the Site to use targeting or advertising cookies to see which areas and features are popular, count visits to our website and customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on the Site. This information may be shared with these third parties for this purpose. The Site may use Google Analytics and the third-party cookie DoubleClick to optimize our Site based on the traffic we receive and assist with marketing. To learn more about Google Analytics, including options for opting out and/or managing the ads you may see online please visit: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.

We also provide interest-based advertising about our products and services on other parties’ websites. We may use third-party advertising companies that use tracking technologies to serve our advertisements across the Internet. These companies may collect information about your visits to the Site and other websites and your interaction with our advertising and other communications. These advertising companies serve ads on behalf of us and others on non-affiliated sites, and some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information collected about your visits to the Site and elsewhere over time. Other companies may also use such technology to advertise on our Site. You have the choice to tell us not to collect and use this information. If you would prefer not to participate in the services offered through these solutions, you can always opt-out of this activity by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website by clicking http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. If you configure your browser to reject cookies when you visit these pages, or if you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different device or change web browsers, your opt-out may become ineffective and may need to be repeated. Browser settings, including do not track signals and other mechanisms, will not affect data collection and not constitute an opt-out of advertising-related cookies, personalized third-party advertising or promotional messages from Farmers Restaurant Group; you must use the opt-out choice described herein in order to opt out from such promotional messages.

Security Notice

The security of your personal information is very important to us. We use industry-standard security techniques on the Site to help protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected from you at the Site. In our efforts to protect your online transactions, we use a technology called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).  If your browser is capable of SSL (and most are), your personal information will be automatically encrypted, or encoded, before it is sent over the Internet. However, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit to us. In this regard, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data while you are on the Internet. At a minimum, we encourage you to make sure that you are using a secure browser as you surf the Internet.

Farmers Restaurant Group has digital certificates from WPEngine.  If you enter any protected part of the website where your personal information is needed, a “closed lock” or other icon will appear at the bottom of the page. Site security information can be seen if you click on this icon. This icon alerts you that your personal information is being encrypted when it is transmitted to Farmers Restaurant Group. Additionally, on all protected pages of our website, the address will begin with https://.

We will never send your credit card information via email.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits Farmers Restaurant Group customers who are California residents to request certain information about our disclosure of personal information during the prior calendar year to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please click contact us or mail us at Farmers Restaurant Group Stores, Inc. ATTN: Marketing Department, Farmers Restaurant Group Suite 201 10606 Concord St. Kensington, MD 20895.  California residents under 18 who are registered users may ask us to remove content or information that you have posted to this website. To remove posted content or information, please click contact us or mail us at Farmers Restaurant Group Stores, Inc. ATTN: Marketing Department, Farmers Restaurant Group Suite 201 10606 Concord St. Kensington, MD 20895.  Please note that processing your request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content that you posted.  

If you are a California resident, you also have the right to access any personal information we have collected about you and inquire about our collection, sale and disclosure of your personal information by contacting us Updates@FRG.Farm or visiting www.farmersrestaurantgroup.com/contact. 

Your exercise of these rights will have no adverse effect on the price and quality of our goods and services.    

Notices and Changes

Because our business changes all the time, so does our Privacy Policy and our Security Notice. Please check our website for changes. If you have questions or concerns with respect to our Privacy Policy or our Security Notice, please feel free to contact us.

Last Updated: November 19, 2019