EFFECTIVE November 9, 2008
Kids and Parents
The Web Site is intended for visitors over the age of thirteen (13). No one under the age of thirteen (13) is permitted to provide any personally identifiable information, enter any forums, discussion boards, chat rooms or otherwise “public areas” of the Web Site. Any visitor between the ages of thirteen to seventeen (13 – 17) must get the permission of their parent or legal guardian in order to visit or subscribe to the Web Site.
The Information We Collect and How We Collect It
Cookstr may collect the following personally identifiable information when visitors visit our Web Site:
- Email Address
- Other information needed to provide access to the Web Site’s applications or Cookstr’s provision of services to you
Cookstr may retain information concerning your product purchases through one of our affiliate’s web sites. In addition, from time to time, visitors to the Web Site may be invited to voluntarily provide personally identifiable or other information and/or participate in one of our voluntary online surveys. These visitors are informed of the information we collect and how the information will be used before agreeing to provide this information or participate in these surveys.
Our email communications will sometimes include “refer a friend” functionality that allows the recipient to forward the email to a peer. In these cases, the referrer’s personal information is not disclosed and only the referral’s e-mail address is collected.
Cookies and Other Technology Information
Setting Your Cookie Preference
You can adjust your computer browser settings so that you are informed when a Cookie is being placed on your browser. You can also set your browser to decline or accept all Cookies. However, you must accept Cookies if you need to access pages on the Web Site that enable you to review or use your confidential account information. These Cookies are essential for Web Site administration and security.
Newer browsers provide sophisticated controls for accepting or rejecting Cookies, including the ability to notify you when your browser encounters a Cookie at a web site. Refer to your browser or ISP’s help feature to find out more about how to set these controls.
Information Use and Sharing
The information that Cookstr collects from the Web Site is used primarily for improving the Web Site and to notify our visitors of updates to the Web Site. The collected information is also used to describe Web Site traffic patterns to vendors and advertisers who are interested in knowing who is viewing their offerings.
Cookstr, or its affiliates or advertisers, may offer you during your registration on the Web Site, or through future e-mail, the opportunity to receive offers and information about products and services that Cookstr believes may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive any of these offerings or information, you may opt out from such receipt at any time by following the “Opting out” procedures listed below.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
From time to time, Cookstr may work with and provide non-personally identifiable information, such as visitors’ Web Site browsing patterns, and visitors’ names and email addresses, to a variety of vendors and third parties, including ad delivery service providers (e.g. ADTECH), who may be interested in knowing who is viewing ads and offerings. This information may be used by Cookstr or the third party to provide you with advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
Cookstr may also provide visitors’ names and email addresses to a third party service provider with whom Cookstr contracts to profile customer purchasing behavior. This information is used to help Cookstr, its affiliates and advertisers, to improve their offerings. This third party service provider may also supply this information to third parties for a fee.
In addition to the transfers of personally identifiable information described above, in the event that the Cookstr, LLC business is purchased by a third party, the personally identifiable information possessed or used by Cookstr will be transferred to the purchaser together with all the other assets purchased.
At Cookstr, the choice is in the hands of our visitors. As stated above, you may have your personally or non-personally identifiable information removed from Cookstr's internal distribution to affiliated parties and Cookstr's future distribution to unaffiliated third parties at any time by simply choosing to OPT OUT. You may also OPT OUT:
- if you do not want to receive e-mail commercial advertisements or promotions from us in the future; and/or
- if you are an individual, and want to limit third party companies from marketing their products or services to you based on your personal information that we collect and share with them. This information may include such data as your income, your account history with us, and your credit score.
Your choice to limit marketing offers from third parties will apply for at least 5 years from when you tell us your choice unless you tell us to change your choice, in which event your opt-out choice will apply until your notification of such change. Once the 5-year opt-out period expires, you will receive a renewal notice that will allow you to continue to limit marketing offers from third party for at least another 5 years.
If you have already made a choice to limit marketing offers from third parties, you do not need to act again until you receive the renewal notice.
In order to OPT OUT for any of these purposes, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access to, Updating or Deleting Collected Information
Upon written or e-mail request, Cookstr will provide to visitors the ability to correct or update their contact information. Visitors shall be responsible for keeping their contact information current and accurate and may do so by checking and, if necessary, modifying their profile.
Making sure our visitors feel secure is a top priority at Cookstr. Cookstr is committed to our visitor’s needs and is continually working toward setting and improving the security of our Web Site. Cookstr.com currently uses a 128-bit SSL (secure socket layer) for the encryption of transactions on its Web Site. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address. Please remember, however, that you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your user IDs and passwords and absolute security on the Internet cannot be guaranteed.
Information Security and Notification
You agree to assume all risk in connection with the information transmitted to Cookstr or collected by Cookstr when you use the Web Site. It is impossible to ensure that all data transmissions over the Internet are completely secure, and no system of electronic security is impenetrable. Accordingly, Cookstr cannot guarantee the security of the information sent to Cookstr or the security of our services or databases.