WHAT INFORMATION DOES GOURMET SETTINGS COLLECT FROM ITS CUSTOMERS AND HOW IS THAT DATA USED?
Gourmet Settings collects only the following types of personal and non-personal information that are necessary for our legitimate business purposes, and maintains appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of this information.
Gourmet Settings collects contact and related information from our customers and prospective customers who request information or purchase products from Gourmet Settings. Customers can opt out of providing this additional information by not entering it when asked.
All credit card, financial and billing information that we collect is used solely to pay for purchased products. This billing information is not used by Gourmet Settings for marketing or promotional purposes.
Gourmet Settings uses the information that we collect for business purposes, including responding to requests for information about our products. We may also use the information to contact customers to further discuss customer interest in our company, our products, and to send information regarding our company or partners, such as promotions and events.
By submitting your information to us and by using the Website, you are consenting to our use of your data as described herein. If you do not consent, you should not use the Website.
Certain non-personal information about site visits is recorded by the standard operation of the Internet servers on which this website is hosted. Non-personally identifiable information ("Aggregate Data") may be for our business purposes, including but not limited to improvement of the design and content of the WebSite or to personalize your experience on our Website. This Aggregate Data may be shared with Gourmet Settings' related entities, advertisers, partners and/or other third party vendors. Gourmet Settings shall own such Aggregate Data.
The non-personal information that we collect is as follows:
Like many standard website servers, our web servers use log files. Log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp and number of clicks. Log files are used to analyze trends, administer the site, track aggregated users' movement and gather broad demographic information. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.
IS INFORMATION SHARED WITH THIRD PARTIES?
Gourmet Settings does not sell, share, or distribute any private or personal information to any third parties, other than as outlined herein. We may however employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, processing credit card payments, sending postal mail and email, analyzing data, and providing customer service. To perform these functions, these companies and individuals may have access to information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy assets. In such transactions, customer information may be transferred to: (i) a parent or subsidiary; (ii) an acquirer of assets; or (iii) a successor by merger.
We may also release information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce Gourmet Settings' Terms and Conditions or other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Gourmet Settings, our users, or others. This includes, but it is not limited to exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection.
HOW CAN I ACCESS AND UPDATE MY CUSTOMER INFORMATION?
Customers who have provided contact information may e-mail Gourmet Settings at firstname.lastname@example.org to update their contact or other information.
Customers may also update or change registration information by clicking the "My Account" button or by contacting Gourmet Settings at 1-800-551-2649.
We have security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the data under our control. When the website is accessed using Internet Explorer versions 6.0 or higher, or a comparable internet browser, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology protects information using both server authentication and data encryption to help ensure that data is safe, secure, and available only to you.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM GOURMET SETTINGS
Users who have provided contact information may occasionally receive email updates or information from Gourmet Settings. In order to respect our customers' privacy, we present the option to decline these types of communications. Please see the Choice/Opt-out section below.
Users are given the opportunity to opt-out of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our Website or existing business relationship. Users who no longer wish to receive e-mail solicitations or other information from Gourmet Settings may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the email communication. Users can also opt-out by emailing us at email@example.com using "unsubscribe" in the subject line.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
From time to time, our Website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Gourmet Settings is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites or the policies, content, and practices of other web sites. To the extent you visit a third-party sites accessible through this Website, we encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information as those third-party privacy practices govern the collection and use of information provided when visiting those sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the Website.
CONDITIONS AND CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
If you choose to visit or shop at this Website, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Terms and Conditions, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law. If you have any concern about privacy, please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it.
Questions regarding this Statement or the practices of this Website should be directed to our customer service team by e-mailing such questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail addressed to:
Gourmet Settings Inc.
Attn: Customer Service
245 West Beaver Creek Road, Suite 10,
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, L4B 1L1
Effective Date: May 1, 2008