INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may collect personal information about you (“personally identifiable information”) when you visit our site, create an account, order products from the retailers linked to our Site, and/or participate in activities found on our Site, such as fan clubs, contests, recipe exchanges, videos, surveys, and promotions. Personally identifiable information we or the retailers may collect can include contact and payment information such as your name, e-mail and physical mailing addresses, phone number, and credit card and debit card numbers. If you order products for shipment to others, the retailers may ask for the contact information for your recipients.
INFORMATION COLLECTION PROCESS
When you interact with our Site and exchange email with us, we may collect your internet protocol (IP) address, your computer’s operating system and browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the Site, track Site visitors’ movement in the aggregate, and gather demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We may use “cookies.” Cookies are very small data files left on your computer by the Site. These files can then be accessed by the Site in the future. Most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. Most browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored; you should refer to your browser instructions or “Help” screen to learn more about cookies. If you block cookies, some portions of our Site may not function properly for your use.
We also use web beacons which allow us to count visitors who have viewed the Site or accessed its features. Web beacons allow us to develop statistical information about the features that most interest our customers and Site visitors for the purpose of providing more personalized content. By setting your browser to display HTML e-mails as text only, you may be able to prevent the use of web beacons. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information.
We ask our customers and Site visitors who provide their e-mail addresses to let us know if they would like further information from us or our retailers, partners and advertisers. Only those who request it by opting-in will receive follow-up e-mail or other communications from us or third parties. If we are not sure of your preferences, we may ask you about them. We also offer you an “opt-out” option at any time you wish to cease receiving e-mails or other information from us. As is customary in many businesses, we may purchase and use opt-in e-mail lists to contact potential customers. We will honor opt-out requests and ask those providing lists to give us assurances that e-mail contact information is provided only for those people who have expressed a desire to receive offers and information by e-mail.
We do not sell or lease your personally identifiable information to other companies. If you opt in, we may share your personally identifiable information with the following: current or future affiliates or subsidiaries of our company to enhance efficiency and minimize duplication of contacts with you; companies that assist us in improving our Site and our product offerings; and other companies that offer products or services related to our business. We maintain confidentiality and security agreements with these companies and they are not authorized to use your information for any other purposes than to enhance your relationship with us.
We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information We may need to disclose personally identifiable information when required by a court order or legal process.
We may share usage information about Site visitors with reputable third parties for the purpose of targeting any internet banner advertisements on the Site. The information they collect and share through this technology is not personally identifiable. You may notice offers from outside companies advertised on the Site. We take measures to select retailers for our products and other product or service providers that are reputable. However, we cannot make any representations about the practices and policies of these companies.
Privacy Rights under California Civil Code Section 1798.83
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits Site visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at: California Innovations, Attention: Privacy Rights, 36 Dufflaw Road, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2W1, Canada.
BUSINESS SALES OR TRANSFERS
In the event that our company or our Site is sold or transferred, or in the event that substantially all of our assets are sold or transferred to a third party, any personally identifiable information collected by us, will be among the transferred assets. By using the Site, you hereby agree to such transfer or assignment of this information.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
We use commercially reasonable security measures to safeguard your personally identifiable information in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification.
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PROVIDE PERSONAL INFORMATION
We do not require registration or submission of personally identifiable information to obtain basic access to the Site; however, you may not be able to access all areas and functions of the Site or purchase products or participate in activities.
The Site complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). For more information about COPPA and children’s privacy, please visit http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/childrens.html. When we use the term “parent” below, we mean to include legal guardians.
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13
If a child under age 13 wants to use the Site for services or activities requiring registration, the only information we would collect from such child during our registration process is the child’s first name, parent’s e-mail address, child’s birth date, screen name, and password. We collect birth dates to validate the ages of our Site visitors and customers, including children. We do not collect any other personally identifiable information from children during our registration process. We may collect a child’s e-mail address from a parent for the purpose of sending the child e-mail related to the Site or services or activities. For example, we would send a Site newsletter to a child directly at the request of the child’s parent.
We send parents an e-mail requesting affirmative consent to the child’s participation when their child registers on the Site, registers for services and activities or enters a sweepstakes or contest. Before allowing a child under age 13 to participate in any such activity, we send an e-mail to the child’s parent requesting the parent’s affirmative consent to the child’s participation. If the parent gives such consent, we then follow that communication with an e-mail confirmation to the parent and allow the child to participate in the activity. If the parent refuses to allow the child’s participation, or if we do not hear back from the parent within 72 hours, the child’s personally identifiable information will be flagged for deletion from our database. Once a parent affirmatively permits a child to participate, the child will be able to participate in such services or activities without any further notification to the parent. If a child wins a sweepstakes or contest, we notify the parent at the parent’s e-mail address provided to us during the registration process, and the parent will have to mail or fax us a signed note at the address or fax number listed in the rules for the specific contest that says it was permissible for the child to enter, and tells us they will accept the prize for the child. We may publish a winner’s first name, first initial of last name, city, and state of residence on our Site.
CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13 AND 18
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Parents should regularly oversee their children’s use of e-mail and website participation. Control tools are available from online services and software manufacturers that can help provide a safe online environment for kids.
We do not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity or service as a condition of participation. Parents may request a review and/or removal of their child’s information at any time by sending an e-mail to email@example.com, which must include the same screen name, password, and e-mail address that their child submitted. To protect the child’s privacy and security, we will take commercially reasonable steps to verify the parent’s identity before granting him or her access to the child’s information.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE / NOTICE OF CHANGES
OPT-OUT / REMOVAL OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you do not want us to send you e-mail or other information, or if you want to cease use of the Site and have your personally identifiable information removed and/or never shared, you can opt-out at the time of registration or at any time thereafter, or request removal at any time, by contacting us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing a request to California Innovations, Attention: Privacy Rights, 36 Dufflaw Road, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2W1, Canada.