Lakewinds Food Co-op Privacy Policy

Since 1975, Lakewinds Food Co-op has been dedicated to providing the highest quality natural and organic products at a good value. As part of our cooperative principle to educate, we strive to inform customers about food, wellness and environmental issues. The Internet is one more way to provide helpful information.

Lakewinds’ website is open for members and shoppers alike. Lakewinds values the privacy of those using our website, and created this privacy policy for your information. Lakewinds understands that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will use the information wisely and legitimately.

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, the term “personally identifiable information” means information that identifies a particular individual, such as name, postal address, email address and phone number. When other information, such as email newsletter choices, owner purchases or product preferences, is directly associated with personally identifiable information, this other information also becomes personally identifiable information.

Please note: By visiting, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Types of information we collect

Personally identifiable information

There are many features on this website for which no registration or information from you is required. However, if you are interested in obtaining information, products or services from Lakewinds, or in participating in certain activities on this website (such as signing up for our newsletter) you will need to provide us with information about yourself.

For example, our site’s registration process and online forms may require users to give us personal information such as their name, phone, email and mailing address, credit card information for processing an Ownership purchase, etc.

You may opt out of receiving our email newsletter(s) by contacting us on our Contact Us page and filling out the form, or by choosing “unsubscribe” from the bottom of any emails that come to you.

Technical information

We also collect technical information from your use of this website.

Examples of technical information we collect, process or analyze include the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system and platform and the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our website.


When using Lakewinds’ website, we may place a cookie on your computer.

A “cookie” is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.

Data collection by third parties

Third parties may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect or receive information about your activity on the Lakewinds website and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads. This may include, but is not limited to: Google, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

For more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt out, visit:

Google Ads Settings

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

Use of information

We take very seriously our responsibility to maintain your privacy with respect to your personally identifiable information.

Lakewinds uses the information we collect to provide the services you request. Our services may include the display of personalized content, for example if you choose to comment on our videos or blogs, then that information will be displayed on our website. Your email address or other personally identifiable information is never publicly displayed on our site.

Lakewinds does not sell, trade or give away data or personally identifiable information we receive about you from our website. This applies to personal information, email addresses, phone numbers and any other personally identifiable information that may be provided by you from accessing our website.

Providing good customer service to our shoppers and members is important to Lakewinds and we are not in the business of selling or transferring data to others, except to complete appropriate business transactions (i.e., credit card numbers to banks).

Information security

Lakewinds uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption software to protect your information transmitted to Lakewinds. While this is the safest way to transmit personal information over the Internet, Lakewinds makes no claim, warranty or representation that even SSL level encryption is completely secure, and you provide such information at your own risk. Lakewinds limits internal access of user information to employees responsible for conducting business or processing transactions.

Remember to keep your email address and password secure. Also, be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

Links to other sites

This site contains links to other sites. Although it’s a good idea for all website to adopt an appropriate privacy policy, this policy applies only to the domain. The sites we link to operate independently of Lakewinds and have established their own privacy and security options. We encourage you to be aware of when you leave our site and to read these policies at any site you visit.

Privacy of children

Lakewinds’ website is only intended for users ages 13 and older. Accordingly, we will not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children that we know to be under the age of 13. In addition, we will delete any information in our database that we know originates from a child under the age of 13.

Contact information

This Privacy Notice will change periodically to align with changes and new services provided on our website. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or Lakewinds’ website, please email or send a letter to:

Lakewinds Food Co-op

Attention: Marketing

6321 Bury Drive Suite 21

Eden Prairie, MN 55346


This privacy policy was updated September 1, 2016