Culinary Connoisseur Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to Culinary Connoisseur and we are committed to protecting your privacy.

We have created this Privacy Policy to help you understand what information we collect, how information is collected, why we collect it and the choices you have in relation to data collection and use. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Culinary Connoisseur include our website www.culinary-connoisseur.com and Culinary Connoisseur.

The term “Personal Information” refers to any information that can be used to identify you as an individual. It can include among other things, your name, contact information, age and gender.

Information we collect:

As part of providing you with our products and services, Culinary Connoisseur may obtain Personal Information about you such as your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, when you provide such information to us such as when you make a purchase on our website, when you contact us, or when you sign up for our newsletter.

Culinary Connoisseur may collect other information about your visit to our website such as your brower type and language, your operating system, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, access times, the web search that landed you on our site, referring website addresses, the web pages you view, the advertisements you view and the links you click on within our site. For more information, please see the “Cookies” section below.

How information is collected:

On our website:

We may collect Personal Information provided by you such as when you fill forms on the website for such purposes as completing a transaction, contacting us, participating in discussion boards or signing up for our newsletter. We may also collect other information on your visits to our site through the use of cookies. For more information, please see the “Cookies” section below. Please keep in mind that any information provided by you in public discussion boards may be collected and used by others.

When you contact us:

If you contact us such as through e-mail or telephone, we may obtain Personal Information and retain a record of that correspondence.

Surveys:

We may contact you to complete surveys, questionnaires or focus groups to for research purposes such as receiving your views on our website, products and services. Such information may be collected from third party providers under contract with Culinary Connoisseur and they will be contractually required to protect your Personal Information. You will have the option of not responding to such surveys.

Why information is collected:

To improve our website, product and service offering:

We may use your Personal Information to improve the quality of our website, products and services.

To keep our customers and visitors informed:

We may use Personal Information provided by you to send you newsletters containing information on offers, promotions, products, services and other content that may be of interest to you. In order to do this, your Personal Information may be shared with a third-party under contract with Culinary Connoisseur, such as a marketing and communications company. These third parties will be contractually required to protect Personal Information which they have access to.

For marketing research:

From time to time, we may wish to contact you for market research purposes.

How long will Personal Information be retained?

Your Personal Information will be stored for the period of time required by law in the jurisdiction of the operation holding the information. It may be stored indefinitely by Culinary Connoisseur as long as there is a business purpose for doing so.

Security of Personal Information:

Culinary Connoisseur is committed to securing your Personal Information. We endeavor to follow generally accepted industry standards to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access or disclosure, such as putting in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. However, please note that no security system or system of transmitting information over the internet is guaranteed to be secure, therefore we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information provided over the internet and as such we cannot be held responsible for it.

Credit card transactions are processed through Paypal. All information sent to Paypal is secured with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) which will protect it against disclosure to third parties. Therefore, please note that your Personal Information will be subject to Paypal’s terms of use and privacy policy. We advise you to review their privacy policy for how they may use your Personal Information.

E-mail correspondence is free format text and cannot be encrypted. Therefore, please note that all e-mail communication is not secure. Please be aware of this when requesting information or sending forms to us by e-mail, such as through the contact form in the “Contact Us” section on our website.

We recommend that you do not include any sensitive information including passwords and credit card information when using e-mail or using any public computers/public WIFI.

Where we have provided you (or you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask that you do not share this password with anyone. To be prudent, please be sure to sign-off when you are finished as it is easier for a third party to gain access to your profile whilst are you logged onto our website.

Links to other sites:

Culinary Connoisseur contains links to other sites, including third party payment processors (like Paypal), third party advertising partners (like Google Adsense) and third party affiliate marketing partners (like Amazon Associates). Such third parties do not collect any Personal Information unless you visit the linked site. Please take note that Culinary Connoisseur is only responsible for the privacy statement and content of this website. We are not responsible for the content, links, privacy policy or use of cookies of any of those sites. We advise you to review the privacy policies applicable to such third party sites before accessing them.

Disclosure of information to third parties:

Agents, contractors or third party service providers of Culinary Connoisseur such as professionals, consultants, advisors, associates, business partners, service providers (such as e-mail service providers) and others may receive your Personal Information in the course of providing services to Culinary Connoisseur for the purposes of serving our visitors and customers. These third parties are contractually prohibited from using your Personal Information for any purpose other than that specified in their respective agreement of contract.

In addition, your Personal Information may be communicated in the case of mergers, acquisitions, transfer of assets or other extraordinary operations.

Without your specific permission, we will not sell, rent, lease or distribute your Personal Information to a third party for that third party’s marketing purposes. With your consent, we may use your Personal Information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting.

We may need to disclose your Personal Information without your consent where we are required by law to respond to authorized information requests from law enforcement authorities, subpoenas or other litigation process or to protect the interests or safety of our website’s visitors, customers, employees, associates, rights, property (including this site) or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

If Culinary Connoisseur suspects any unlawful activity is taking place, it may investigate and/or report its findings or suspicions to the police or other relevant law enforcement agency.

Your choices:

 Opt -out:

You may opt-out of receiving marketing communication from us. We provide the ability to unsubscribe from all marketing communications. Every time you receive an e-mail, you will be provided with the choice to opt-out of future communication by following the instructions provided in the e-mail.

Adjust cookie settings on your browser:

Please see the “Cookies” section below for details on adjusting the cookie settings on your browser.

Cookies:

A cookie is a uniquely assigned, small file that our webserver or the webserver of one of our third-party partners may store on your computer or other internet-enabled device such as a smartphone or tablet, every time you visit our website.

The Culinary Connoisseur website uses cookies to provide our visitors with a personalized experience, such as delivering content-specific information, saving them the the trouble of having to remind us of his or her preferences and for certain functions such as storing the contents of our customers’ shopping basket until they proceed to checkout.

Cookies do not contain personally identifiable information and cannot be used to run programs, deliver viruses or corrupt or damage your computer.

If you do not wish to accept cookies, you can block them by adjusting the settings on your internet browser to automatically notify you when you receive a cookie and allowing you to choose whether or not to accept the cookie or to automatically refuse to accept cookies altogether. Please refer to the instructions for your particular internet browser on how to adjust your cookie settings. The procedures for managing your cookies settings may differ depending on the type of browser. The Help feature on most browsers will provide details on how to adjust this setting.

If you use different devices to access the Culinary Connoisseur website (such as an internet-enabled smartphone, tablet etc) you will have to adjust the cookie settings of the browser on each device according to your cookie preferences.

Please keep in mind that by rejecting all cookies, certain functions on the Culinary Connoisseur website that rely on cookies may not be available to you. By not blocking cookies, you will be deemed to have consented to the use of cookies by Culinary Connoisseur.

Children’s privacy:

This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly solicit or collect Personal Information from children (defined as minors under the age of 18). We do not knowingly allow children to order our products and services, communicate with us or use any of our online services.

Amendments:

This Culinary Connoisseur Privacy Policy was last updated on 22nd May 2017.

In future, we may need to make additional changes to our Privacy Policy and we will post the revised policy on our website (www.culinary-connoisseur.com). Any changes to the Culinary Connoisseur Privacy Policy will become effective upon posting of the revised statement on this site.

Contact us:

If you have any questions, comments, requests or concerns regarding this policy, please contact us through contact AT culinary-connoisseur DOT com. We will do our best to respond to all reasonable inquiries in a timely manner.

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