Privacy & Security

Posted: October 20, 2020

Effective: October 20, 2020

What This Privacy Policy Covers

This privacy policy covers the use of the web site located at https://www.gourmetkitchn.com and the services provided by Ready Set Gourmet, LLC. (“Ready Set Gourmet”), including how it treats personal information that Ready Set Gourmet collects and receives. Pursuant to Ready Set Gourmet’s Terms of Use, you must be 18 years and older to use this site or have permission from a legal guardian. Therefore, this policy makes no provision for individuals under 18 years old. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Ready Set Gourmet does not own or control, or individuals that Ready Set Gourmet does not employ or manage. This policy is effective on October 20, 2020.

Information Collection and How it is Used General Information: Ready Set Gourmet will not sell or disclose your name or email address to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this privacy policy. Ready Set Gourmet collects personal information when you register to use Ready Set Gourmet services or to post content on Ready Set Gourmet. At registration you are asked for your email address and possibly other optional information. If you would like to obtain a Seller account, Ready Set Gourmet will ask for your business address, phone number, and payment information. Ready Set Gourmet automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookies, and the pages you request. Ready Set Gourmet uses information for the following general purposes: products and services provisioning, billing, identification and authentication, services improvement, contact, research, and anonymous reporting. IP addresses are automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page. Your IP address is stored in Ready Set Gourmet’s user registration databases when you register with Ready Set Gourmet. IP addresses may be used for various research purposes, and/or delivering unique functionality in the Gourmet Kitchn Marketplace.

Service Announcements

Ready Set Gourmet will send you a welcome email when you sign up for Ready Set Gourmet’s services. Ready Set Gourmet will send you service announcements on occasions when it is necessary to do so.

You may not opt-out of service-related communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account by emailing [email protected] from the email address you signed up with.

Administrative Messages

Ready Set Gourmet may periodically email you with administrative messages. Ready Set Gourmet will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. Your information may be combined with information Ready Set Gourmet collects from other companies and used to improve and personalize services, content and advertising. If you don’t wish to receive administrative messages or participate in these programs, simply opt-out by emailing [email protected]

Choice/Opt-out

If you no longer wish to receive administrative messages, you may opt-out by emailing [email protected] Please note that if you do not wish to receive administrative messages from us, those notices will still govern your use of the Gourmet Kitchn website and service, and you are responsible for reviewing such notices for changes.

Password: Keep your password secure. You are fully responsible for all activity, liability and damage resulting from your failure to maintain password confidentiality. You agree to immediately notify Ready Set Gourmet of any unauthorized use of your password or any breach of security. You also agree that Ready Set Gourmet cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to keep your password secure.

Account Information: You must keep your account information up-to-date and accurate at all times, including a valid email address.

Account Transfer: You may not transfer or sell your Gourmet Kitchn account and User ID to another party. If you are registering as a business entity, you personally guarantee that you have the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement.

Newsletter Emails

Gourmet Kitchn users are offered subscriptions to Gourmet Kitchn email newsletters. To opt-in, Ready Set Gourmet will ask for your email address. This email address will only be used for this feature. You may change your subscription or unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions contained in the email.

Friend Features

“Share with a Friend” allows members to share information about a seller or a specific item listed on Gourmet Kitchn by sending a personalized email message. If you choose to use Gourmet Kitchn’s “Share with a Friend” feature, Gourmet Kitchn will ask for the information needed to send the message, such as your friend’s email address. Gourmet Kitchn will then automatically send your friend an email, inviting your friend to visit the site. Ready Set Gourmet does not store “Share with a Friend” information on our servers.

Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. If you reject all cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Gourmet Kitchn service. Ready Set Gourmet uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to: Access your information when you “sign in”; keep track of preferences you specify while you are using Ready Set Gourmet’s services; display local product offerings; estimate and report Gourmet Kitchn’s total audience size and traffic; conduct research to improve Gourmet Kitchn’s content and services. Gourmet Kitchn cookies do not collect personal information, and Ready Set Gourmet does not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your username or email address is.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

When you post a message, your Gourmet Kitchn ID or alias is visible to other users. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ready Set Gourmet may be required to disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with subpoenas or when your actions violate the Ready Set Gourmet Terms of Use. Ready Set Gourmet may disclose personally identifiable information to parties in compliance with Ready Set Gourmet’s Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy, as Ready Set Gourmet in Ready Set Gourmet’s sole discretion believes necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity. In such events, Ready Set Gourmet may disclose name, street address, city, state, zip code, country, phone number, email address and company name. Ready Set Gourmet may share aggregated demographic information with business partners.

Gourmet Kitchn is affiliated with a variety of businesses and works closely with them. These businesses may operate stores on the Gourmet Kitchn website or sell items to you from the Gourmet Kitchn website. Gourmet Kitchn may also provide services or sell products jointly with affiliated businesses. Due to the nature of Ready Set Gourmet’s business model, when an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, you will share customer information that is related to such transaction with that affiliated business.

Ready Set Gourmet employs other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and needs to share your information with them to provide products and services to you. Examples include but are not limited to fulfilling orders, handling billing disputes, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance and providing customer service.

Ready Set Gourmet will not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with nonaffiliated parties except as specified in this Privacy Policy to provide products or services you have requested or when Ready Set Gourmet has your permission. It may be necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Ready Set Gourmet’s Terms of Use, as specified in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise required by law. In some cases, Ready Set Gourmet may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Ready Set Gourmet will transfer information about you if Ready Set Gourmet is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, Ready Set Gourmet will notify you by email or by putting a prominent notice on the Ready Set Gourmet web site before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

As part of the buying and selling process, you may obtain another Gourmet Kitchn user’s email address, shipping address and/or other information. Pursuant to Ready Set Gourmet’s Terms of Use, you have a limited license to use this information. This information should only be used for Gourmet Kitchn-related communications or for Gourmet Kitchn-facilitated transactions. Ready Set Gourmet has not granted you a license to use the information for unsolicited commercial messages. Without limiting the foregoing, without express consent from the user, you are not licensed to add any Gourmet Kitchn user to your email or physical mail list.

Third Parties

Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document addresses only the use and disclosure of information Ready Set Gourmet collects from you. If you disclose your information to others, whether they are buyers or sellers on Gourmet Kitchn or throughout the internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Ready Set Gourmet does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. Ready Set Gourmet is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the Gourmet Kitchn site. Ready Set Gourmet encourages you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

Personal Information we collect (and why) User Data

This is the personal data that is provided by you or collected by us to enable you to sign up for and use the Gourmet Kitchn service. This may include your username, email address, phone number, birth date, street address, and country.

Some of the personal data we will ask you to provide is required in order to create your account. You may also have the option to provide us with additional personal data in order to make your account more personalized.

Usage Data

This is the personal data that is collected about you when you’re accessing and/or using the Gourmet Kitchn service, including:

Information about your interactions with the Gourmet Kitchn service such as your search queries (including the date and time of any requests you make), purchase history, and your product browsing history. It can also be inferences drawn about your interests and preferences based on your usage of the Gourmet Kitchn service.

Certain technical data, which may include:

  • URL information;
  • online identifiers including cookie data and IP addresses;
  • information about the types of devices you are using such as network connection type (e.g. wifi, 3G, LTE), provider, network and device performance, browser type, language, and operating system;
  • your non-precise location, which may be derived or inferred from certain technical data (e.g., your IP address, language setting of your device, or payment currency), to monitor for unusual/suspicious account activity, and deliver personalized content and advertising to you.

Payment and Purchase Data

We may collect certain personal data if you make a purchase through the Gourmet Kitchn service. The exact personal data collected will vary depending on the payment method (e.g. credit card or PayPal) but will include information such as:

  • Name;
  • Date of birth;
  • Credit or debit card type, expiration date, and certain digits of your card number;
  • Postal code;
  • Mailing address;
  • Mobile phone number; and
  • Details of your purchase and payment history.

Third Party Sources

Authentication partners: If you register for or log into our services using third party credentials (e.g. Facebook, Amazon), we will import your information from such third party to help create your account with us.

Technical service partners: We work with technical service partners that provide us with certain data, such as mapping IP addresses to non-precise location data (e.g., city, state), to enable us to provide the Gourmet Kitchn service, content, and features.

Payment partners: If you choose to pay for a service or feature by invoice, we may receive data from our payment partners to enable us to send you invoices, process your payment and provide you with what you’ve purchased.

Advertisers and other advertising partners: We may obtain certain data about you, such as cookie id, mobile device id, or email address, and inferences about your interests and preferences from certain advertisers and advertising partners that allow us to deliver more relevant ads and measure their effectiveness.

What we use Personal Information for

  • To provide and personalize the Gourmet Kitchn service.
  • To understand, diagnose, troubleshoot, and fix issues for the Gourmet Kitchn service.
  • To evaluate and develop new features, technologies, and improvements to the Gourmet Kitchn service.
  • To comply with legal obligations and law enforcement requests.
  • To conduct business planning, reporting, and forecasting.
  • To process your payment.
  • To detect fraud, including fraudulent payments and fraudulent use of the Gourmet Kitchn service.
  • To conduct research, contests, surveys, and sweepstakes.

Requesting, Editing, and Deleting Account and Personal Information

You can change your Gourmet Kitchn Account Information (except your username), at any time. Gourmet Kitchn may send you certain communications relating to the Gourmet Kitchn service, such as service announcements and administrative messages that are considered part of your Gourmet Kitchn account. You can delete your Gourmet Kitchn account by emailing [email protected] Please note that your identification, billing and contact information may remain in Ready Set Gourmet’s records for some period.

Ready Set Gourmet limits access to personal information about you to employees who Ready Set Gourmet believes reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. Your Gourmet Kitchn Account Information is password-protected.

If your personally identifiable information changes you may correct or update it by making the change on your Gourmet Kitchn account page. You may delete or deactivate your account by emailing Customer Support at [email protected].

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. Your Gourmet Kitchn account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to work to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by signing off once you have finished using a shared computer. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) for registration Gourmet Kitchn encrypts that information. Ready Set Gourmet follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once Gourmet Kitchn receives it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while Ready Set Gourmet strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, Ready Set Gourmet cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on Gourmet Kitchn’s website, you can email Gourmet Kitchn at [email protected]

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If this privacy policy is changed, Gourmet Kitchn will post changes so that you are aware of those changes. Ready Set Gourmet reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If Ready Set Gourmet makes material changes to this policy you will be notified here, by email, or other places Ready Set Gourmet deems appropriate.

Questions

If you have questions or suggestions you can submit them to [email protected] or by postal mail to Ready Set Gourmet Attn: Customer Support; 2209B lakeside Dr., Bannockburn, IL 60015.

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