WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED? Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources. For example, if you use a third-party software through the site, they may transfer information to us for fulfillment.Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED We may use the information collected in the following ways:To operate and maintain the Website;To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;To respond to your comments or inquiries;To provide you with user support;To track and measure advertising on the Website;To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:GOOGLE ANALYTICS – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.ADDITIONAL THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS – At this time, there are none.At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
ANONYMOUS DATA From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.
This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here: www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at Joelen@whatscookinchicago.com to be removed from our mailing list.Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to Joelen@whatscookinchicago.com.Amend – You may contact us at Joelen@whatscookinchicago.com to amend or update your personal information.Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to Joelen@whatscookinchicago.com.Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
CHILDREN’S INFORMATION The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at Joelen@whatscookinchicago.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.