information that you give while using www.whatscookinchicago.com.
Should we ask you to provide certain information by which
you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it
will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
What's Cookin, Chicago may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You
should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any
changes. This policy is effective from January 30, 2007.
LOG FILES Like many other Web sites, www.whatscookinchicago.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
WHAT WE COLLECT
We may collect the following
information including email address
information such as postcode, preferences and interests
information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
WHAT WE do with the information gathered
We require this information to
understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular
for the following reasons:
may use the information to improve our products and services.
may periodically send promotional emailsabout new products, special offers or other
information which we think you may find interesting using the email address
which you have provided.
time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market
research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use
the information to customise the website according to your interests.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS
A cookie is a small file which
asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the
file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when
you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you
as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs,
likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your
preferences. We use traffic log cookies to
identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page
traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We
only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data
is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide
you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find
useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your
computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share
with us. You can choose to accept or
decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can
usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may
prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
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Some of our advertising partners may occasionally serve you cookies as
well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. We may use
advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the website, one
of which is http://www.gourmetads.com.
advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and
other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular
advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In
doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser
type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed,
similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their
own privacy policies, not ours, and Service Provider disclaims all liability in
What's Cookin, Chicago also uses Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using Google’s Ad Settings page. Users can completely block Google Analytics tracking using Google’s Analytics Opt-out browser add-on.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.
links to other websites
Our website may contain
links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to
leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other
website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of
any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are
not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at
the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the
collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can
click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody
for direct marketing purposes
you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct
marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your
personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are
required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you
promotional information about third parties which we think you may find
interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
If you believe
that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact