How to Be Prepared for Potential Food Shortages?

How to Be Prepared for Potential Food Shortages?

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected people all around the world. Millions of people have lost their jobs as a result of national lockdowns. Disrupted agricultural production and food supply routes have brought food shortages and hunger. According to experts, globally, 135 million people were facing extreme hunger at the beginning of 2020. This figure is expected to rise to 265 million people by the end of this year according to the World Food Program. 

Considering these facts and figures, we can say that we may experience food shortages in the upcoming couple of months. In this situation, the most obvious thing to do is to be prepared for upcoming shortages because it will be hard to survive without food. In this article we will discuss strategies on how to be prepared for potential food shortages?

How to Be Prepared for Potential Food Shortages?

How to be prepared for potential food shortages?

You need to know that grocery stores only have about 3 days of food in stock in case of food shortage. As you probably already know from the previous lockdown and food shortages related to Covid 19, people start panic buying, and food vanishes in less than a day or even in a few hours. So if you want to overcome the potential food shortages, you need to start preparing NOW. Below is a list of various strategies that will help you prepare for upcoming food shortages. Let’s get started.

1- Stockpile your food

You have to start stockpiling your food. Stockpiling your food for 30-60 days will be enough right now wherever you live. Consider your food bank as an investment. First, decide the type and amount of food you want to store and also the budget you plan to invest. Enlist everything you like to eat and make sure that your stock contains food rich in all the vitamins, carbohydrates, protein, fats, etc.

Buy only those food items you enjoy eating, so if we don’t experience food shortages before the expiration of the items, then you can eat them and restock them again.  In the meantime, keep buying what you usually buy.

How to Be Prepared for Potential Food Shortages?

Below is the list of food items that you should consider buying as they have long expiration dates and are essential.

  • Water

Water is a necessity because a person cannot survive for more than 4 days without water.

  • Salt

It can last forever and is quite useful for storing food and giving flavor to your food.

  • Powdered milk

Powdered milk is rich in vitamins and minerals and contains all amino acids. It can last for more than 2 years if stored properly.

  • Peanut butter 

It is rich in protein and fats and can last for up to 5 years if stored properly.

  • Fish

Fish is rich in vitamin D and fatty acids essential for boosting your immune system. You can stockpile frozen, dried, or canned fish.

  • Canned meat

Canned meat is rich in protein and can last for 6-10 years.

  • Fresh meat 

Meat is a rich source of protein and you can freeze meat for up to 4-12 months.

  • Beans

Beans are rich in protein, and if stored in a cool, dry, and dark place, they can last up to 10 years.

  • Flour and whole grains

Grains are very cheap and can preserve very well.

  • Rice 

Rice can last for up to 10 years if stored properly.

  • Pasta

Pasta can last a very long time if kept properly.

  • Dried fruits

Dried fruits are a rich source of potassium and dietary fiber and can be stored easily.

  • Nuts 

Nuts are healthy, high energy foods and can last extremely long.

  • Canned vegetables and fruits

Canned vegetables and fruits are a good source of nutrition and can last for 1-2 years.

  • Cooking oil

It is essential for making your food and can last for up to 1-2 years.

  • Honey

Honey is rich in minerals and antioxidants and can last forever.

  • Supplements

Supplements can act as an alternative to nutrients that you get from your food.

See also: How to prevent the coronavirus in 5 easy steps

2- Grow your own food

Stockpiling your food is very important, but in case of a long-term food shortage, it’s sensible to have the means to grow your own food. Gardening is a great way to survive a potential food shortage. Make a small garden in your backyard and grow some vegetables, herbs, and fruit. Food that you can grow in your garden include radishes, carrots, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries, legumes, and beans.

How to Be Prepared for Potential Food Shortages?

However, if you don’t know much about gardening or don’t have enough space to build a garden in your yard, then you can grow food inside of your house using self-watering planters as they don’t take much space and are easy to maintain. How about a planter where you just put the seeds in the container and it grows them for you for the rest of the season? Sounds great, right? Well, that’s what the Torpedopot self-growing container does.

The Torpedopot helps in automating and regulating the amount of water and nutrients required for your plants. These self-watering, vertical gardening planters can be automated by using a timer or data acquisition test and control station after setting up the entire system of planters. It’s our favorite planter because of its 1 hour per year setup, maintenance, and patent technology.

Your role is just adding soil and seeds or seedlings into the Torpedopot self-watering planter, turning it on, choosing feeding schedules, and enjoying the growth for the rest of the season. You can grow a lot of fruits, vegetables, and herbs without even touching the ground.

How to Be Prepared for Potential Food Shortages?

3- Raise meat and eggs

You can also raise animals in your backyard or on a small farm. People also raise chickens or rabbits in garages or basements in humane ways. Choose small domestic animals that are easy to handle and provide you other things along with meat. You can raise chickens, ducks, sheep, and fish. All of them are a good source of meat, and chickens or ducks can provide eggs and sheep can provide milk.

How to Be Prepared for Potential Food Shortages?

4- Learn food preservation

If you want to enjoy homegrown or locally grown fruits, vegetables, and meat throughout the year, then learn how to preserve food. Food can be preserved in many ways like canning, pickling, and dehydrating. You will require some tools, materials, and knowledge of preservation. It is important to know about food safety guidelines to prevent botulism and other potential food poisonings by doing proper preservation of food.

How to Be Prepared for Potential Food Shortages?

5-    Save seeds

It’s essential at times of a potential food shortage to use everything you have. Get seeds from fresh fruits and vegetables that you are eating now. You can also collect seeds from healthy plants and learn how to properly dry out, store, and plant them to replenish your food stores later.

See also: How to make a recipe against Corona Virus symptoms

How to Be Prepared for Potential Food Shortages?

6- Stockpiling emergency items

You need to stock up on other emergency items. When people start panic buying, they buy many other items beyond just food, and then it will be tough and even dangerous to compete with people at stores. Make a list of other important things and start buying them now. Below is a list of things to consider stocking up on.

Cash, first aid kit, medication, over the counter drugs, sunscreen, batteries, gas stove, propane, garbage bags, wipes, toilet paper, plates or bowls, utensils, water purifier, bug spray, ax, shovel, extra blankets, extra contacts, glasses, etc.

How to Be Prepared for Potential Food Shortages?

7-    Don’t waste food  

Last but not least: don’t waste your food. Make use of everything you have. You can save meat bones and use them to make bone broth. You can use the broth to cook rice and soups and more. You can use your vegetable and fruit scraps, coffee grounds, and eggshells to make a compost pile that you can add to the soil while growing vegetables and fruits.

Where to store your food stockpile

Here is a list of different spots where you can store food.

  • Basement:

    In your home, the basement is a good place to store your food stockpile. It is a dark and cool place, which is essential to make sure that food items don’t go bad. Humidity can be a problem in the basement, so you might need a dehumidifier for that. Because of the humidity problem, place pellets in the basement and put your food on pallets. Also, try to store your food in airtight packaging.

  • Garage:

    You can store food in the garage because of the large space. However, it’s not the ideal choice because it is very hard to maintain the temperature and moisture of the garage.

  • Closets and pantries:

    These are great places for storing food as it’s easy to control temperature and humidity there. However, there is a problem of not having enough space for storage in closets. A well-organized shelving system might solve this problem.

Final words

You need to build up your food stores because you and your family will be depending on it for your survival at the time of a food shortage. We have given you a list of strategies to overcome a potential food shortage. Just start with one solution and make it happen. Always remember, you can do a lot no matter what your budget is.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on google
Google+
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on pinterest
Pinterest

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a question about a Product?

  • Questions About Your Order
  • Product Questions
  • Technical Support
  • Returns
  • Anything else product or order related
Please Contact FHP | Family Health Prep directly:
Would you like to unsubscribe from marketing emails?

Please click the following link to be added to a global do not mail list

Return Policy

  • Family Health Prep: RETURN POLICY

    If you bought a product through the familyhealthprep.com website or one of our direct authorized affiliates, and you’re just not satisfied with your purchase, we’re happy to give you a refund!

    We love our product and stand by it, but we’ve made it easy to return it, as long as certain guidelines are met. Here they are:

    • You’re returning the product within 60 calendar days of purchase.
    • The product is in the same condition as when you received it. It can be opened and tested, but not damaged, worn or outdated.
    • You must have your receipt and proof of purchase.

    If all of these guidelines are met, send the item, with the buyer’s name and order number on the outer packaging, to the following address:

    ATTN: Returns Cov19 Mask
    4401 E Independence Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28205

Family Health Prep Terms & Conditions?

  • OVERVIEW

    This website is operated by Family Health Prep, LLC (“FHP”). Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to P. FHP offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.

    By visiting our site and/or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/or contributors of content.

    Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.

    Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

    Our e-commerce order processing is performed by FHP, Woocommerce and Payment Processors Stripe and/or Paypal. Woocommerce and Payment Processors Stripe and/or Paypal provides us with an online e-commerce platform that we use as part of our e-commerce solution for selling products and services to you.

     

    SECTION 1 – ONLINE STORE TERMS

    By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents that are at least 13 years old to use this site.

    You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).

    You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.

    A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.

    We sell our products all over the world, and as a courtesy we display product prices in your native currency. FHP is a United States company, therefore your purchase will be charged in US Dollars.

     

    SECTION 2 – GENERAL CONDITIONS

    We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.

    You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks;and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.

    You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.

    The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.

     

    SECTION 3 – ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND TIMELINESS OF INFORMATION

    We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.

    This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.

     

    SECTION 4 – MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE AND PRICES

    Prices for our products are subject to change without notice.

    We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.

    We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

     

    SECTION 5 – PRODUCTS OR SERVICES

    Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website. These products or services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Return Policy.

    We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors and images of our products that appear at the store. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor’s display of any color will be accurate.

    We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at any time without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited.

    We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.

     

    SECTION 6 – ACCURACY OF BILLING AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION

    We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, at our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors.

    You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.

    For more detail, please review our Returns Policy.

     

    SECTION 7 – OPTIONAL TOOLS

    We may provide you with access to third-party tools which we neither monitor nor have any control over nor input.

    You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools on an �as is� and �as available� basis �without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools.

    Any use by you of optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s).

    We may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.

     

    SECTION 8 – THIRD-PARTY LINKS

    Certain content, products and services available via our Service may include materials from third-parties.

    Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy thereof and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties.

    We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party’s policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.

     

    SECTION 9 – USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS

    If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, ‘comments’), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.

    We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine at our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or which violates any party�s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.

    You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary rights. You further agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, nor contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.

     

    SECTION10 – PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Your submission of personal information through the store is governed by our Privacy Policy.

     

    SECTION 11 – ERRORS, INACCURACIES AND OMISSIONS

    Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).

    We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.

     

    SECTION 12 – PROHIBITED USES

    In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.

     

    SECTION 13 – DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

    We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.

    We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service will be accurate or reliable.

    You agree that from time to time we may remove the Service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the Service at any time, without notice to you.

    You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the Service is at your sole risk. The Service and all products and Services delivered to you through the Service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.

    In no case shall FHP, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, Service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the Service or any products procured using the Service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the Service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the Service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Service, even if advised of such a possibility. Because some states or jurisdiction do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdiction, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

     

    SECTION 14 – INDEMNIFICATION

    You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless FHP and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys� fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.

     

    SECTION 15 – SEVERABILITY

    In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

     

    SECTION 16 – TERMINATION

    The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.

    These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site.

    If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).

     

    SECTION 17 – ENTIRE AGREEMENT

    The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

    These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to the Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).

    Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.

     

    SECTION 18 – Governing Law Jurisdiction

    These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of California without regard to the choice of law principles thereof. Each party hereby irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in the State of California for the adjudication of any dispute hereunder or in connection herewith or therewith or with any transaction contemplated hereby or thereby, and hereby irrevocably waives any objection that such suit, action or proceeding is brought in an inconvenient forum or that the venue of such suit, action or proceeding is improper. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to limit in any way any right to serve process in any manner permitted by law.

     

    SECTION 19 – Third-Party Services

    In addition to these Terms of Service, you also agree to be bound by the additional service-specific terms applicable to services you purchase from, or that are provided by, FHP‘s partners or other third parties.

    FHP may from time to time recommend, provide you with access to, or enable third party software, applications (�Apps�), products, services or website links (collectively, “Third Party Services”) for your consideration or use. Such Third-Party Services are made available only as a convenience, and your purchase, access or use of any such Third-Party Services is solely between you and the applicable third-party services provider (“Third-Party Provider”). Any use by you of Third Party Services offered through the Services or FHP�s website is entirely at your own risk and discretion, and it is your responsibility to read the terms and conditions and/or privacy policies applicable to such Third-Party Services before using them. In some instances, FHP may receive a revenue share from Third Party Providers that FHP recommends to you.

    We do not provide any warranties with respect to Third Party Services. You acknowledge that FHP has no control over Third Party Services and shall not be responsible or liable to anyone for such Third-Party Services. The availability of Third Party Services on FHP�s websites, including the FHP App Store, or the integration or enabling of such Third-Party Services with the Services does not constitute or imply an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation by or with FHP. FHP does not guarantee the availability of Third Party Services and you acknowledge that FHP may disable access to any Third-Party Services at any time in its sole discretion and without notice to you. FHP is not responsible or liable to anyone for discontinuation or suspension of access to, or disablement of, any Third-Party Service. FHP strongly recommends that you seek specialist advice before using or relying on Third Party Services, to ensure they will meet your needs. In particular, tax calculators should be used for reference only and not as a substitute for independent tax advice when assessing the correct tax rates, you should charge to your customers.

    If you install or enable a Third-Party Service for use with the Services, you grant us permission to allow the applicable Third-Party Provider to access your data and to take any other actions as required for the interoperation of the Third-Party Service with the Services, and any exchange of data or other interaction between you and the Third-Party Provider is solely between you and such Third-Party Provider. FHP is not responsible for any disclosure, modification or deletion of your data or other Materials, or for any corresponding losses or damages you may suffer, as a result of access by a Third-Party Service or a Third-Party Provider to your data or other Materials.

    Under no circumstances shall FHP be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive, extraordinary, exemplary or other damages whatsoever, that result from any Third-Party Services or your contractual relationship with any Third-Party Provider, including any Expert. These limitations shall apply even if FHP has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing limitations shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

    You agree to indemnify and hold us and (as applicable) our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, FHP partners, officers, directors, agents, employees, and suppliers harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys‘ fees, arising out of your use of a Third-Party Service or your relationship with a Third-Party Provider.

     

    Section 20. DMCA Notice and Takedown Procedure

    FHP supports the protection of intellectual property and asks FHP merchants to do the same. It�s our policy to respond to all notices of alleged copyright infringement. If someone believes that one of our merchants is infringing their intellectual property rights, they can send a DMCA Notice to FHP�s designated agent using our form. Upon receiving a DMCA Notice, we may remove or disable access to the Materials claimed to be a copyright infringement. Once provided with a notice of takedown, the merchant can reply with a counter notification using our form if they object to the complaint. The original complaint has 14 business days after we receive a counter notification to seek a court order restraining the merchant from engaging in the infringing activity, otherwise we restore the material. For more information, see our DMCA Notice and Takedown Procedure.

    FHP respects intellectual property rights and you should too. If we receive a DMCA Notice, we may disable access or remove the allegedly infringing content from your website. If you don‘t think the claim is valid, you can proceed with a counter notification.

    If you believe one of our merchants is infringing your intellectual property rights, you can send FHP a DMCA Notice. We will expeditiously disable access or remove the content and notify the merchant. Be advised that we post all notices we receive.

     

    SECTION 21 – PRIVACY and DATA PROTECTION

    FHP is firmly committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information and the personal information of your customers. By using the Service, you acknowledge and agree that FHP&sdquo;s collection, usage and disclosure of this personal information is governed by our Privacy Policy.

     

    SECTION 22 – CHANGES TO TERMS OF SERVICE

    You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.

    We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.

     

    SECTION 23 – CONTACT INFORMATION

    Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at support@familyhealthprep.com, or to the following address:

    Attn: Terms of Service Matter

    Family Health Prep, LLC

    4001 E Independence Blvd

    Charlotte, NC 28205

    USA

Family Health Prep Privacy Policy?

The Family Health Prep, LLC (“FHP”) is a US company, based in California. Our mission is to bring you remarkable products from the world’s most innovative companies.

When you use our services, you’re trusting us with your personal data. We understand this is a big responsibility, so we work hard to protect your personal data and put you in control. This Privacy Policy will help you understand what information we collect, why we collect it, and how you can manage your information.

If you are a resident of the European Union (“EU”), the European Economic Area (“EEA”), or Switzerland, processing of your personal data will always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

FHP is the Controller of this website, as defined in the GDPR. All personal data collected by FHP is stored exclusively in secure hosting facilities in the US. FHP has data processing agreements in place with our hosting facilities, ensuring compliance with GDPR. Please see our Terms of Service for details. All hosting is performed in accordance with the highest security regulations.

In the case of a personal data breach, we shall notify the effected parties not later than 72 hours after having become aware of it, where feasible and without undue delay, unless the personal data breach is unlikely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons. If the notification to the effected parties is not made within 72 hours, it shall be accompanied by the reasons for the delay when the notification is made.

If you are located in the US, FHP processes your data solely in data centers located in the US. FHP has adopted reasonable physical, technical and organizational safeguards which substantially mirror the EU safeguards against accidental, unauthorized or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, disclosure, access, use or processing of your data in FHP’s possession. FHP will promptly notify you in the event of any known unauthorized access to, or use of, your data.

What Information do we collect, and how do we use that Information?

Browser and Device Information. When you visit a FHP website, we automatically collect some information about your device and your web browser based on a legitimate interest to this information, since it is needed to make our website function properly. We collect your browser’s language and country settings so we can display our website in your preferred language and your country’s currency. We collect information about your device in order to adapt our website to be displayed best on your type of device – smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop.

Marketing Partner Attribution. FHP works with a number of Marketing Partners who advertise FHP products in a variety of places – Facebook, Google, Pinterest, YouTube, MSN, etc. The mix keeps changing, since our Marketing Partners are always trying new ideas. We will update this policy notification as new partners are added.

We have a legitimate interest in these Marketing Partners being properly credited for their efforts. So, we developed a system that passes a unique id for the Marketing Partner and a unique id for this sale across the Web pages you view along the way to making a product purchase. This system makes use of cookies (a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit) and similar technologies. We also pass this identification information as additional parameters added to the end of the Web address of a page. If you leave a FHP website and then come back, we try our best to re-establish this identification information. We also use a third-party processor for managing Marketing Partner attribution – CAKE, which also uses cookies and IP addresses.

Marketing Partner Attribution data is kept for 90 days.

Advertiser Sales Attribution. Another aspect of Marketing Partner attribution that we have a legitimate interest in are the systems provided by the advertisers for keeping track of successful and unsuccessful sales. The advertisers substantially raise the price of advertisements if they do not receive this information, which would make it economically infeasible for our Marketing Partners to operate.

Advertiser Sales Attribution data is kept for 30 days.

Advertising Audience Generation. Advertising platforms such as Facebook and Google have the concept of an audience, which is a group of people that come to a website over a period of time. FHP and our Marketing Partners can utilize audiences in various ways – to have the advertising platforms find people that are similar to the members of an audience, to show the members of an audience additional advertisements, to exclude members of an audience from additional advertisements, etc. FHP has a legitimate interest in these systems, since advertising would not be financially feasible without utilizing audience mechanisms. But we understand if you do not wish to participate. You can opt-out of being part of an audience by unchecking the box below:

 

ON OFF

Include me in Advertising Audiences

 

Advertising Audience Generation data is kept for 90 days.

Behavioral Tracking. FHP makes use of third-party behavioral tracking systems such as HotJar, Google Analytics, Amplitude and Optimizely. These systems allow us to observe how people use our websites and enable us to improve how they operate. We also use these systems to perform A/B testing of new features and site improvements. This processing is a legitimate interest, but we understand that you might not wish to participate. You can opt-out of behavioral tracking by unchecking the box below:

 

ON OFF

Include me in Behavioral Tracking

 

Behavioral Tracking data is kept for up to 14 months.

 

Personal Information Collected When Purchasing Products. When you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase on our website, we collect the following personal information:

 

      IP Address

      Email Address

      Name

      Shipping Address

      Billing Address, if it is not the same as the Shipping Address

      Phone Number

      Credit Card, PayPal or Amazon Pay payment information. No credit card data is stored on our site.

 

We refer to this information as “Order Information”. We use the Order Information to fulfill your order (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with order acknowledgement and shipping confirmation emails). We will also send you reminder emails if you fill out some of the Order Information but don’t complete the purchase.

 

We store your Order Information for at least year, since we are contractually obligated to be able to communicate with you about warranty coverage or other customer service issues. If a product has a warranty period longer than a year, your Order Information will be retained for that period.

 

Communications from us after Product Purchase. FHP will occasionally send you an email, text or instant message to let you know about new products or special offers available to you. You will always be able to opt-out of these communications if you wish. This is permitted based on the soft opt-in exemption for communicating with existing customers under the 2002 European ePrivacy Directive.

 

Do Not Track. Most modern web browsers give you the option to send a Do Not Track signal to the websites you visit. However, there is no accepted standard for how a website should respond to this signal. We currently do not respond to do not track or similar signals.

 

Your Rights under the GDPR

Here is a list of the rights that all residents of the European Economic Area have under the GDPR. They don’t apply in all circumstances – if you wish to use any of them, we’ll explain at that time if they are engaged or not.

 

      The right to be informed about the processing of your personal information;

 

      The right to have your personal information corrected if it is inaccurate and to have incomplete personal information completed;

 

 

      The right to object to processing of your personal information;

 

 

      The right to restrict processing of your personal information;

 

      The right to have your personal information erased (the “right to be forgotten”);

 

      The right to request access to your personal information and to obtain information about how we process it;

 

      The right to move, copy or transfer your personal information (“data portability”);

 

      Rights in relation to automated decision making which has a legal effect or otherwise significantly affects you.

 

      You have the right to complain to the Data Protection Supervisory Authority which enforces data protection laws in your country.

 

      You have the right to object to certain purposes for processing, in particular to data processed for direct marketing purposes and to data processed for certain reasons based on our legitimate interests.

 

For the purpose of more effective compliance with European data protection laws, including the GDPR (2016), the UK Data Protection Act (2018), and the PECR (2003), FHP confirms that it has appointed a U.K. company as outsourced DPO, and therefore recognizes the U.K. Information Commissioner Office (ICO) as its lead supervisory authority.

 

With respect to FHP and matters relating to privacy and data protection, we can be reached via email at support@familyhealthprep.com, or at the following address:

Attn: Privacy Matter

The FHP Group, LLC

16 N. Oak St.

Ventura, CA 93001

USA

Please email us if you would like your personal data deleted.

You can also contact our Data Protection Officer by sending us an email with a subject line of “DPO Contact Request”.

 

Additional information for California residents and their rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

FHP does not collect personal information from California residents who we know are under 16 years of age. We do not sell, as defined in the CCPA, the personal information that we collect.

Subject to certain exceptions and restrictions, the CCPA provides California consumers the right to request to:

1) Know more details about the categories or specific pieces of personal information that we collect (including how We use and disclose this information);

2) Delete personal information;

3) Opt out of any sales that may be occurring.

 

Please note that for any of these requests, we will need to verify your identity prior to fulfilling your request in order to protect your privacy and security. Also, please be advised that we need certain types of information in order to provide our services. We will not discriminate against you should you choose to exercise your options under the CCPA.

 

California residents may make a request pursuant to their rights under the CCPA by contacting us at support@familyhealthprep.com. We will verify your request using the information associated with Your account, including email address. Government identification may be required. Residents can also designate an authorized agent to exercise these rights on their behalf by providing us documentation sufficiently demonstrating that You have granted that authorized agent those rights.

 

Changes to this Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to reflect changes in the law or changes to our privacy practices. We encourage you to check this privacy notice for changes whenever you visit a FHP website.

 

Conditions of Use

We assume that all users of this website and the Family Health Prep (“FHP”) platform have carefully read this document and agree to its contents. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you should refrain from using our website and platform. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy as necessity dictates. Continued use of FHP’s website and platform after having been informed of any such changes to these conditions implies acceptance of the revised privacy policy. This privacy policy is an integral part of FHP’s Terms and Conditions.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please send us an email at support@familyhealthprep.com.

 

Effective Date of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of February 1st, 2020 and last updated February 27, 2020.