Privacy policy

Made in Hawaii Festival Website Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from the website, including the online marketplace located at (the “Site”) operated by the Hawaii Food Industry Association dba Made in Hawaii Festival (“MIHF”). Throughout this Privacy Policy, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to MIHF.

Personal Information We Collect

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, access times, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we automatically collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view and information about how you interact with the Site.

When creating an account or signing up for e-mail alerts or newsletters on our Site, you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address or other details, such as your age, preferences, or interests.

The Site includes an online marketplace featuring a unique collection of made-in-Hawaii products offered for sale by independent artists, artisans, and others (each, a “Vendor”). Vendors, we may collect and use information about you, your products, and your company.

When you purchase items from a Vendor in the online marketplace on the Site, the Vendor and the third-party payment processor, Stripe, Inc., will collect information from you as needed to process your order, including for example, billing and delivery information, including credit card information, name, address, and telephone number.

Please keep in mind that if you disclose your personal information on the Site through public communication forums, such as a blog or public message board, that personal information may be collected and used by others.

How Do We Use Your Personal Information

We use your personal information to operate the Site and deliver services that you request in connection with your use of the Site. We may also use your personal information to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our Site visitors browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

MIHF may, from time to time, use your personal information to inform you of other promotional products or services available from MIHF and its affiliates. You can opt out of receiving these promotional or marketing communications by sending an e-mail to [email protected].

Sharing Your Personal Information

We share your personal information with third parties who assist us in providing the services described above. For example:

  • We use Google Analytics to help us understand how visitors use the Site. You can read more about how Google uses your personal information here: You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here:
  • The online marketplace Vendors on the Site use Stripe, Inc. to process purchases. For information on how Stripe, Inc. uses your personal information, please visit: and
  • We may use third-parties to send you e-mail or postal mail (such as Mailchimp), provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to MIHF, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Additionally, MIHF may disclose your personal information, without notice, if (a) required to do so in order to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information, (b) to protect our rights, and (c) to protect the safety of other Site users.

Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

The Site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. Cookies are data files that are placed on your device, computer, or browser’s memory and often include an anonymous unique identifier. More information about cookies may be found here:

The Site may use cookies to track the number of times you have visited the Site, to track the number of visitors to the Site, to determine and analyze visitors’ use of our Site, to store data that you provide (such as your preferences), and to store technical information related to your interactions with our Site. We may also use cookies, which are deleted when you close your browser, to facilitate your movement around our Site and other information useful in administering the session.

The Site may also use “web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels,” which are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
If you do not wish to receive cookies, web beacons, entity tags, or pixels, you can adjust the appropriate settings in your web browser. You can adjust your web browser to refuse all new cookies, to notify you whenever you are about to receive a new cookie, or to disable cookies completely. Please note, however, that rejection of cookies or other tracking technologies may affect the functionality of parts of our Site.
Additionally, your web browser may transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you use or visit. We do not monitor or respond to “Do Not Track” signals. For more information on “Do Not Track,” visit
Your location may be derived from your Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other device settings. You may be able to adjust the settings of your device so that information about your physical location is not sent to us by (a) disabling Location Services or similar geolocation functions within the device settings; or (b) denying the
website permission to access location information by changing the relevant preferences and permissions in your computer, mobile device, or browser settings.

Security of your Personal Information

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Unfortunately, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.


We may change and otherwise update this Privacy Policy to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. Your continued use of the Site following our posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes. Changes will be effective upon the posting of the changes unless we say otherwise.

Use by Minors

Individuals under the age of thirteen (13) are directed not to provide personal information to MIHF or the Site.

Contact Us

Questions about this Privacy Policy should be sent to us by e-mail at [email protected]; by mail at 1050 Bishop Street, PMB 235, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813; or by telephone at (808) 533-1292 ext. 3.