ChefMD

Privacy Policy

ChefMD, LLC, a Wisconsin limited liability company which owns and operates the www.ChefMD.com web site, cares about the privacy of each user of our web site.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact us. You can also contact us via regular mail at: ChefMD, LLC, 3100 W. Vera Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, 53209.

Notification by our Web Site

You are hereby notified of the following:

  1. What personal information of yours or a third party is collected from you by the www.ChefMD.com web site.
  2. The name of the organization collecting such information.
  3. How the information is or may be used.
  4. With whom the information may be shared.
  5. What choices are available to you regarding the collection, use and distribution of such information.
  6. The security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of the information which is under the control of www.ChefMD.com.
  7. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection and Use

The www.ChefMD.com web site collects information from our users at several different points on our web site. This general information is used internally in connection with our business to improve the web site, including our marketing and advertising efforts, and to make your use of the web site as enjoyable and efficient as possible.

When you join ChefMD® or purchase an item from our web site, we collect personal information provided by you that may include your:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Email Address

We may send you additional information and program information through email. However, we will only send you email with your permission. You can always, easily unsubscribe from any of our mailings either by clicking the unsubscribe link in the bottom of the email or by contacting us.

ChefMD, LLC, ("ChefMD," "we" or "us") owns and operates the www.ChefMD.com web site and we are the sole owner of this information collected on the web site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to a third party in any way other than as disclosed in this privacy policy. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities and may, in our sole discretion, disclose personal information or other information to satisfy any law, regulation, subpoena, or government request. We reserve the right to release personal information or other information about users who we believe are engaged in illegal activities or are otherwise in violation of our Terms of Service, even without a subpoena, warrant or court order, if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate our web site or to protect the rights or property of www.ChefMD.com, our affiliates, or our officers, directors, employees, agents, third-party content providers, suppliers, sponsors, or licensors. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities we reasonably believe in our sole discretion to be unlawful. If we are legally compelled to disclose information about you to a third party, we will attempt to notify you by sending an email to the email address in our records unless doing so would violate the law or unless you have not provided your email address to us.

Log Files

Like most standard web sites, we use log files on our servers. These log files store information regarding IP (internet protocol) addresses, browser type, ISP (internet service provider), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. These log files are used to analyze trends, administer the web site, track user's movements in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for our use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personal information.

Sharing of General or Demographic Information

We will share aggregated, general or demographic information we collect about our users and their use of our web site with our partners (except where noted for specific co-branded relationships below) and advertisers in a manner which does not identify any individual user. We may partner with other parties to provide specific services to users. When a user signs up for these services, we will share the user's name or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services to the user. These parties are not allowed to use such personal information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Links

The web site may contain links to other web sites. We want you to be aware that when you click on such links, including banner advertising, which take you to a third-party web site, you will be subject to such third-party's privacy policies. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other web sites and we expressly disclaim any and all liability for the actions of third-parties, including, without limitation, actions relating to the use and/or disclosure of personal information by such third-parties. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave our web site and enter a third-party web site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects their personal information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by our web site.

Newsletters

If a user wishes to subscribe to one of our newsletters, we will ask for contact information, such as name and email address.

Send to a Friend

If a user elects to use our referral service to inform a friend about a part of our web site, a form asks for the friend's name and email address. The form will automatically send the information to the friend via email. We do not store this information and the form is only used to send this one-time referral email.

Surveys

From time-to-time, our web site requests information from our users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user has a choice whether or not to provide us with such information. Information requested may include contact information, such as name and shipping address, and demographic information. Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used to monitor or improve the use and efficiency of this web site and/or program communication.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you have any questions about the security of our web site, you can contact us.

Communications from our Web Site

Each user has the option to not receive these types of communications (see Choice/Opt-Out below).

Occasionally, it is necessary to send out service-related announcements. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email informing you of such service interruption. Generally, users may not opt-out of receiving these service-related communications. In addition, we communicate with our users on a regular basis to provide requested services and regarding issues relating to their account via email.

Send to a Friend

If a user elects to use our referral service to inform a friend about a part of our web site, a form asks for the friend's name and email address. The form will automatically send the information to the friend via email. We do not store this information and the form is only used to send this one-time referral email.

Correction/Updating Personal Information

If a user's personal information changes or if a user no longer desires our service, we will enable our users to correct, update or remove from our web site the personal data they provided to us.

Choice/Opt-out

Our users are given the opportunity when registering with our web site to opt-out of having their information used for purposes not directly related to the provision of goods or services through our web site. Users who no longer wish to receive our materials can either click the unsubscribe link in any communication or contact us to be removed from the mailing lists.

Users of our web site will be notified if, in connection with the use of a particular service on our web site, their information will be collected by any outside third-party. At such time, the user can determine whether they wish to proceed with a service that will involve an outside party having access to their information.

Collecting Information From Children Younger than 13

The www.ChefMD.com web site does not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children under the age of 13 without obtaining verifiable parental consent.

Notification of Changes in Use of Information

Our privacy policy is subject to change. In the event of any change, we will provide notice of such change on our web site. If we want to use your personal information in a manner different from that stated to you at the time you provided such information to us, we will notify you of such change via email in addition to posting notification of such change on our web site. At such time, you can determine whether you wish to allow us to use your information in this different manner. If you have opted out of all communication with our web site or have deleted or deactivated your account with us, then you will not be contacted and your personal information will not be used.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on April 17, 2006.