The following are some examples of the types of personal information Chef Vivant may collect: (1) when you register on this Website and create a Chef Vivant ID, register your products, purchase a product, download a software update, post a product rating, join a forum or participate in an online contest, we may collect a variety of information, including your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact preferences and credit card information; (2) when you participate in an online survey or poll, we may collect certain demographic information about you, including your age, gender, purchase preference and usage frequency; and (3) when you share your content with family and friends using Chef Vivant products, send products, or invite others to join you on Chef Vivant forums, Chef Vivant may collect the information you provide about those people such as name, mailing address, phone number and email address.
Here are some examples of how we may use personal information:
If we do combine non-personal information with personal information the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
At times Chef Vivant may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with Chef Vivant to provide products and services, or that help Chef Vivant market to customers. Personal information will only be shared by Chef Vivant to provide or improve our products, services and advertising; it will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.
Chef Vivant shares personal information with companies who provide services such as information processing, fulfilling customer orders, delivering products to you, managing and enhancing customer data, providing customer service, assessing your interest in our products and services and conducting customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies are obligated to protect your information and may be located wherever Chef Vivant operates.
It may be necessary (by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence) for Chef Vivant to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.
We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.
A cookie is a data file placed on a Device when it is used to visit the Website. Cookies may be used for many purposes, including tracking user preferences and web pages visited while using the Website. You may be able to remove, reject or disable some types of cookies using your Device’s browser preferences or other programs. Please note that certain features of our Website may not function properly, may operate slowly or may not be available once cookies are removed, rejected or disabled.
Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read, and they tell us whether mail has been opened. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to customers. Web beacons are small graphic images or other web programming code inserted into a web page or email that count visitors to the Website, monitor how users navigate the Website, count how many emails that were sent are actually opened or count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed. Certain mobile service providers uniquely identify mobile devices and we or our third party service providers may receive such device information if you access the Website through mobile devises Certain features of our Website may require collection of mobile phone numbers, and we may associate that phone number to mobile device identification information. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Website, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Computer from our web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Website and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
As is true of most websites, we gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes IP addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data. We use this information to understand and analyze trends, to administer the site, to learn about user behavior on the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Chef Vivant may use this information in our marketing and advertising services.
In some of our email messages, we use a "click-through URL" linked to content on our Website. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our Website. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the email messages.
Chef Vivant takes precautions, inducting administrative, technical, and physical measures, to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
Chef Vivant online services use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is collected. To make purchases from these services, you must use an SSL-enabled browser such as Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox. Doing so protects the confidentiality of your personal information while it is transmitted over the Internet.
When you use some Chef Vivant products, services or applications or post on a Chef Vivant forum, chat room, or social networking service, if any, the personal Information you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances. For example, if you list your name and email address in a forum posting, that Information is public. Please take care when using these features.
You can help ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete and up to date by logging in to your account at www.chefvivant.com. For other personal information, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access so you can request that we correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if Chef Vivant is not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical or for which access is not otherwise required by local law. Access, correction, or deletion requests can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The features, programs, promotions and other aspects of our Website requiring personal information are not intended for children. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13). If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under the age of thirteen (13), we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible. A parent or guardian of a child under the age of thirteen (13) may review and request deletion of such child’s personally identifiable information as well as prohibit the use thereof.
We have implemented security measures we consider reasonable and appropriate to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Please be advised, however, that while we strive to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and are not responsible for the theft, destruction or inadvertent disclosure of your personal information. In the unfortunate event that your “personally identifiable information” (as the term or similar terms are defined by any applicable law requiring notice upon a security breach) is compromised, we may notify you by email, at our sole and absolute discretion, to the last email address that you have provided us in the most expedient time reasonable under the circumstances; provided, however, that delays in notification may occur while we take necessary measures to determine the scope of the breach and restore reasonable integrity to the system as well as for the legitimate needs of law enforcement if notification would impede a criminal investigation. From time to time we evaluate new technology for protecting information, and when appropriate, we upgrade our information security systems.
Chef Vivant websites, products, applications. and services may contain links to third party websites, products, and services. Our products and services may also use or offer products or services from third parties. Information collected by third parties, which may include such things as location data or contact details, is governed by their privacy practices and we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party websites. We encourage you to note when you leave our Website and to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties before submitting any personal information to such third parties.
This Website is operated in the United States for users located in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using this Website or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer and processing of information in the United States.
To make sure your personal information is secured, we communicate our privacy and security guidelines to Chef Vivant employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company.
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