Your privacy is our priority.
The Company’s Website may contain links to websites/applications that are owned and operated by other companies. This Policy does not apply to websites/applications that are owned and operated by third parties and you should consult the policies maintained by those companies separately. By using the Company’s Website you agree to the terms and conditions of this Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Policy, do not visit the Company’s Website or submit any personal information.
Changes to This Policy
We reserve the right to modify or amend this Policy at any time by posting the updated version on our Website and changing the date listed at the bottom of this Policy. Any material changes in how we use or share the information we collect will only affect information collected after the posting of the updated Policy, unless otherwise expressly stated. You are bound by any revisions to this policy and are encouraged to review this Policy periodically for updates.
Collection of Personal Information
“Personal Information” is information that identifies or could be used to identify a Website visitor which is collected by the Website or otherwise submitted to the Company. Personal Information can be either information submitted by you or information which is passively collected by the Website’s servers.
We collect information you voluntarily give to us, such as your first and last name, e-mail address, physical address, telephone number, username, password, age, birthday, demographic data or any other information you choose to give to us when you participate in a survey or promotion, submit content or feedback to us, set up a registration, sign up to receive information about the Company, or otherwise input information via our Website. When you contact us online, we may keep a record of that correspondence. When you use our services or make a purchase, we may also collect information about the services you use or products you purchase and how you use them.
When you use a computer, smart phone or other mobile device to access our Website, we may collect information about your physical location. We may combine this information with other location-based information, to give you information about Company offerings near you and to provide you with other services. We can only collect information regarding your location if the permissions in your mobile device allow communication of this information. If you do not want us to collect your location information, you can opt out of sharing this information by changing the relevant settings in your mobile device.
The Company may use “cookies” to help tailor the Website to better suit your needs (for example, to save any personal preferences indicated by you). The Company uses the information it gathers to compile statistics, to create targeted marketing and to customize content.
A “cookie” is a small data file that is sent from a server and is stored on another device’s hard drive. You can adjust your browser settings to accept or reject most cookies altogether or to monitor the storage of cookies on your device. You should refer to your browser or mobile device settings to determine what options are available to you. Some cookies may be required in order to allow you to access and use the Company’s Website. By completely disabling cookies, you may not be able to access some or all of the features of the Company’s Website.
The Company may also use transparent images that are embedded in web pages, applications, and emails called “web beacons” to test the effectiveness of marketing, and to track whether an email has been opened.
Do Not Track SignalsThe Company does not track users across time or over multiple websites. The Company does not receive, or respond to, browser do-not-track signals or other similar mechanisms. However, some third-party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you.
To learn more about setting up a Do Not Track signal, please visit allaboutdnt.com.
How We Use the Information We CollectWe may use the information we collect about you in a variety of ways, including:
- To process and deliver your purchases of products and services
- To communicate with you about orders, services, programs, contests, and sweepstakes
- To respond to your inquiries and requests for information
- To deliver and process data based on information you input
- To send you personalized promotions, advertisements and special offers
- To maintain and improve our Website and the products and services we offer
- To detect, prevent, or investigate security breaches or fraud
- To maintain appropriate records
How We Share the Information We Collect
Your information may be shared with our affiliates, our franchisees and with vendors that help us to manage and process the information and fulfill requests including credit card vendors and website or application hosts. We do not currently sell personal information about you to third parties. If we become involved with a merger or a situation involving the transfer of some or all of our business assets, we may share your information with business entities or individuals involved in that process. We may also share your information as required by or permitted by law, including sharing your information with law enforcement agencies or other governmental entities, with third parties in response to subpoenas or other court orders, or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims against us. We may share your information with service providers who wish to provide you with promotions and special offers. We may share your information in a way that does not directly identify you. We also may share statistics about your use of our Website and services with other companies. If you post information on a public blog or on public portions of our Website, the information that you post may be seen by other visitors.
Third Party Collection of Your InformationWe may allow third parties to collect information for the following purposes:
- To collect information in order to display ads on our Website
- To display ads on other websites believed to be relevant to certain market segments or otherwise advertise services
- To gather general statistical data
- To link social media activity. We may include features on our Website that allow social networks (such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to track the activities of their members.
- To assist us in providing services to you, including order fulfillment, website hosting, advertising, and credit card processing
How We Protect Your InformationWe utilize commercially reasonable security measures to protect your information in order to reduce the risk of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification. Except as outlined in this Policy, we restrict access to your personal information. However, unfortunately no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, we cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the Company retains your personal information for the period necessary to serve the purposes for which the Company obtained it. The Company may also retain your personal information beyond such period in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, or another lawful basis, including but not limited to, compliance with contractual obligations, legal obligations, regulatory obligations, legal claims, or another legitimate interest.
Your Rights and Limits on SharingIn terms of your rights, to the extent permitted by applicable law, you may request: (1) to have your personal information corrected; (2) to opt out of receiving marketing communications at any time; (3) to file a complaint with an applicable government regulator; (4) to restrict or object to the processing of your personal information, or request that your personal information be erased; (5) to receive a copy of the personal information you have provided to the Company, in a structured, commonly used format (known as “data portability”); (6) to have a copy of your personal information provided to you or another, where technically feasible; (7) to withdraw your consent to use of personal information that you provided voluntarily, or otherwise allowed the Company to use. The Company will endeavor to ensure your personal information is kept accurate, complete, up to date and relevant. If you feel your personal information is not accurate, complete, or up to date, please notify the Company so reasonable steps can be taken to ensure it is corrected. In accordance with the foregoing, the Company may take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your personal information.
Former UsersThis Policy continues to apply to all former users of our Website in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Links to Other WebsitesThe Website may contain links to websites operated by third parties that may contain their own privacy policies. To ensure your privacy is protected, it is recommended that you consult the privacy policies on any linked websites. The Company is not responsible for the manner in which others use your personal information or from any damages suffered as a result of viewing or visiting any third-party website. The Company also makes no endorsement or representation regarding anything found on a third-party website.
Residents of CaliforniaCalifornia residents may request a notice disclosing the categories of personal information we have shared with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To request a notice, please contact us as described in the “Contact Us” section, below. We will make every effort to promptly respond to your request.
Collection of Information From ChildrenOur Website is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect, use or disclose the personal information of children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13 you should not provide any information to us. We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. If you are a parent or guardian and believe we may have collected information about a child under the age of 13, please contact us as described in the “Contact Us” section below so we can take reasonable steps to remove that information from our servers.
Contact UsIf you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Policy and/or the Company’s practices or if you want to change your information, stop us from using your information, or opt out of receiving future promotional emails, text messages, telephone calls, and mailings from the Company, you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at: Taste Buds Kitchen International, LLC, 800-D Abruzzi Drive, Chester, Maryland 21619, Attn: Digital Privacy Department. You can also opt-out by following the opt-out instructions in promotional communications we send you. Please note that if you opt out of receiving promotional communications from us, we may still send you non-promotional communications, including emails about your accounts or purchases.
Updated June 2022