Privacy Policy

The SWITCH website at is owned by The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition at Framingham State University (“we”, “us”, or “our”). We are committed to delivering services that recognize and respect users’ privacy concerns. You should review this Privacy Policy in conjunction with our Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer, and any other agreement or policy provided by us that governs your use of this website.

How do we collect your information?  

We collect information from you when you contact us or register for our programs, or other offerings whether through online registration, forms, email, phone, fax, or other communication.

What information do we collect?

We collect a variety of Personal Information from you when you use our Services. For purposes of this Privacy Statement, Personal Information is information about you that is linked to you as an individual, including, but not limited to: first name, last name, employer, address, phone number, email address, IP address, and billing information.

How do we use your information?

We limit the collection of Personal Information to that which is required in order to provide services to you. None of your personal information is sold or released for other purposes beyond the provision of services from us.


Cookies are small files stored on your computer through your browser with information about your use of the site. Cookies help improve the experience for returning visitors by recognizing them and providing a more personalized experience, and by providing aggregate data about site traffic and patterns we can use to offer new features and functionality in the future.

Cookies via Google Analytics, a third-party service, may be associated with other data and profiled anonymously to ascertain visitors’ likely demographics (not your individual demographics). In addition, you may have encountered third party cookies along the path to finding our website. For example, Google may use cookies to track click behavior from its search results. In such cases, cookie use, and privacy are governed solely by the terms and policies of the third party.

Your browser has settings that control the use of cookies on your computer. Each browser is a little different; consult your “Help” menu for specific instructions to modify your cookie settings. If you turn off cookies, some features on our site may not work; we recommend having cookies turned on.

Links to Social Media Sites

Accessing third-party social media functions may require you to log in to your social media provider, and that social media provider may plant a persistent cookie on your web browser to keep you logged in. Any interaction with any such social media provider is subject to such social media provider’s site policies, and such provider may plant one or more additional persistent cookies on your web browser as a result of your interaction with it.

Policy Changes

We may change the terms of this privacy policy at any time. Any changes will be reflected on this page and considered in effect upon posting.

About this Site

Our website was designed by Whitney Bateson Digital Strategy.

Last updated: April 6, 2021