We and our authorized Service Providers may employ cookies, clear gifs/web beacons, log files and/or other technologies to store and track information about the users of our Site. Such information allows us to analyze site usage and user demographics, interests and behavior to better understand our users and improve our Site and user experience.
Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a web site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser on the user’s computer hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on a web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transactions on related pages. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change your browser to prevent it from accepting cookies. If you set your browser to reject cookies, you may still use the Site, but your ability to use some areas and features/functions of the Site may be limited.
To support our information provision and engagement, we may embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr and others. As a result, when you visit a page on our Site with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from this third-party web site. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. We encourage you to check with the third-party web sites concerned for more information about their cookies and how to control them.
In general, we will use Personal Information only for the purpose for which such information was provided to us. We may also use Personal Information (a) to verify the information provided to us; (b) to provide you with the information that you have requested; (c) to respond to your inquiries; (d) to contact you when necessary; and (e) to send you information about us, including information related to our products, services, programs or promotional activities, that may be of interest to you. In the case of third-party products, services, programs or promotional activities, your personal information is not transferred to the third party. If you sign up or subscribe to receive information or materials, we will use your name and e-mail address to send the information or materials to you.
Information that you post on or through the public or interactive areas of the Site (such as filling out a comment, submitting a recipe review, and/or using a blog, bulletin board, chat room or similar online public forum on the Site) generally is accessible to others. Any Personal Information you post there can be read, collected, and/or used by other users of these forums, and may result in unsolicited messages or other contact from others. We are not responsible for the Personal Information you choose to post on or through the public or interactive areas of the Site.
The Site has security measures in place intended to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We only will collect Personal Information to the extent deemed reasonably necessary to serve our legitimate business purposes. We will take reasonable steps to safeguard Personal Information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss or alteration.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Once we receive your transmission, however, we will make reasonable efforts to ensure the security and integrity of the information under our control.
We are committed to protecting the online privacy of children. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we do not, and will not, knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that personally identifiable information has been collected from individuals under the age of 13, we promptly will take all reasonable steps to delete such information.