This Privacy Policy covers the use of Christmas Kitchen. Christmas Kitchen and any and all of the entities that control, own, or are affiliated with Christmas Kitchen Ltd. are referred to herein as “Christmas Kitchen” “We”, “Us” or “Our”. Christmas Kitchen will maintain your data in connection with the use of Christmas Kitchen as described in this Privacy Policy.

Christmas Kitchen understands how important the privacy of personal information is to our users. We understand that your privacy matters and we respect your privacy choices. This summary of our privacy policy is intended to give you an overview of:

We urge you to take the time to read our entire Privacy Policy for complete details about our privacy practices and your information.

What Information We Collect About You?

We may collect “Personal Information” about you – such as your name, address, telephone number, email address or health information – in the following ways:

  • When you register for or update an existing profile on our web sites or Apps or register for the ChristmasKitchen.org;
  • When you sign-up for newsletters or other communications from Christmas Kitchen;
  • When you use our “Email a Friend” service;
  • When you participate in an online survey; or
  • When you provide personal information in a community area or other public forum.

We may collect “Non-Personal Information” – information that cannot be used by us to identify you – via Cookies, Web Beacons, Christmas Kitchen mobile device applications and from external sources, even if you have not registered with or provided any Personal Information to Christmas Kitchen.  

Read more about Information Collected About You.

What Choices You Have About Your Information?

If you do not want your Personal Information used by Christmas Kitchen as provided in this Privacy Policy, you should not register as a member or for any specific tool or application that collects Personal Information. You may correct, update or review Personal Information you have submitted through registration, tools and applications by signing in and updating your registration information. If you have registered and no longer want Christmas Kitchen to use your Personal Information, you should delete your information as described in this Policy. If you want Christmas Kitchen to delete your information please contact us directly: [email protected]

Most browser software can be set to reject Cookies, and you can opt out of Cookies for several companies that serve ads on behalf of Christmas Kitchen on the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites and on third party sites and for companies other than Christmas Kitchen who serve ads for advertisers on the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites, by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative gateway opt-out site.

How Information Collected About You Is Used?

We may use information we collect about you to:

  • Administer your account;
  • Provide you with access to particular tools and services;
  • Respond to your inquiries and send you administrative communications;
  • Obtain your feedback on our sites and our offerings;
  • Statistically analyze user behavior and activity;
  • Provide you and people with similar demographic characteristics and interests with more relevant content and advertisements;
  • Conduct research and measurement activities;
  • Send you personalized emails or secure electronic messages pertaining to your health interests, including news, announcements, reminders and opportunities from Christmas Kitchen; or
  • Send you relevant offers and informational materials on behalf of our sponsors pertaining to your health interests.

We may combine Personal and Non-Personal Information collected by Christmas Kitchen about you, and may combine this information with information from external sources. Third parties may also use Non-Personal Information in order to display advertising that reflects the interests and preferences of our user community.

Read more about How Information Collected About You Is Used.

How And With Whom We May Share Your Information?

Christmas Kitchen will not disclose any Personal Information about you unless specifically agreed to by you or:

  • To comply with legal requirements, such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order;
  • In response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements;
  • To our vendors and suppliers in the course of their provision of products or services to Christmas Kitchen;
  • In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a merger, a sale of assets, or bankruptcy;
  • When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request; or
  • In special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others.

Christmas Kitchen does not make your Personal Information available to third parties for their marketing purposes without your consent.

Read more about With Whom Do We Share Your Information?

How Do We Secure And Protect Your Information?

We have put in place technical, physical, and administrative safeguards to protect the Personal Information that we collect.

Read more about How Do We Secure Your Information?

How To Contact Us With Questions Or Concerns?

Please contact us using the Contact Us form if you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the Personal Information we maintain about you. Also you can contact us directly at [email protected].

We urge you to read this Privacy Policy carefully. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, we ask that you do not register with us and that you do not use Christmas Kitchen Web Sites. Please exit the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites immediately if you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Christmas Kitchen Privacy Policy

Christmas Kitchen understands how important the privacy of personal information is to our users. This Privacy Policy will tell you what information we collect about you and about your use of Christmas Kitchen and its services. It will explain the choices you have about how your personal information is used and how we protect that information. We urge you to read this Privacy Policy carefully.

This Privacy Policy applies to Web sites owned and operated by Christmas Kitchen that are intended for use by consumers (non-professionals) for non-commercial personal, family or household purposes and our Mobile Device Application or “App” (we refer to these sites and Apps collectively as the “Christmas Kitchen Web Sites”).

References to “Christmas Kitchen” mean Christmas Kitchen Ltd., including any company that Christmas Kitchen Ltd. controls. Christmas Kitchen may share information among its subsidiaries or web sites that it owns or controls, but information collected under this Privacy Policy is always protected under the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Personal Information

If you choose to register or update an existing member profile with Christmas Kitchen or access certain functionality on the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites, you may be required to submit Personal Information. “Personal Information” means information that we can use to identify or contact you, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personal Information that you submit to Christmas Kitchen. Inaccurate information will affect your experience when using the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites and tools and our ability to contact you as described in this Privacy Policy.

Registration

Information collected during the registration process may include, but is not limited to, your name, company name, company address, phone number, username, email address, date of birth, account password. We may also collect your IP address when you register and use Christmas Kitchen. From time to time in the future, Christmas Kitchen may offer additional features, services, and promotional opportunities that may require you to submit additional information to participate. Access to some Christmas Kitchen interactive tools and services may be limited to users who have registered. Some of our tools (such as submit recipe form) do not retain your Personal Information. You may also be asked to provide authorization for uses of personal information in addition to what is in this Privacy Policy when you use certain tools, such as providing personal information to a sponsor of the tool. Christmas Kitchen will not make any use of your personal information beyond the permitted uses in this Privacy Policy unless you provide such additional consent in connection with the specific tool at the time you submit Personal Information in order to use the tool. Christmas Kitchen does not allow any third parties to place Web Beacons or Cookies or to gather any data about you in connection with your use of the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites.

Surveys and Promotions

Christmas Kitchen also collect certain information about you and your web browsing sessions if you participate in Surveys and Promotions, which allows Christmas Kitchen to coordinate the marketing support that allows Christmas Kitchen to continue to share Christmas Kitchen knowledge, insights, and opinions. Participation in Surveys and Promotions is optional. Should you choose to participate, the information Christmas Kitchen collect for Surveys and Promotions may include your name, phone number, address, e-mail address, IP address, the website that referred you to the applicable Site, and other data.

Newsletters & Emails to You

At registration and at various times as you use the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites, you will be given the option of providing us with Personal Information in order to receive recurring informational/promotional newsletters – such as health and food newsletters – via email from Christmas Kitchen and/or directly from third parties. From time to time Christmas Kitchen makes subscriptions to our newsletters available on third party websites. If you sign up for one of our newsletters on a third party site the site will provide us with your Personal Information such as your email address and we may use that information as described in this Privacy Policy as though you had provided it directly to Christmas Kitchen.

When you sign up for our email newsletters on the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites or at any time, you can choose to opt out of receiving additional promotional newsletters from Christmas Kitchen or our Sponsors.

You can unsubscribe from a newsletter by:

  • Following the directions included at the bottom of the newsletter and using the “Unsubscribe” link found in the emails.
  • Logging in to the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites and unchecking the newsletters you no longer wish to receive under the “My Profile” section.

Email a Friend

If you use our Email a Friend service to tell a friend about a new articles on the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites or a newsletter, we will ask you for your name, your email address and your friend’s email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site using your name and email address as the “from” email address. Christmas Kitchen does not use your friend’s email information for any other purpose. We will only use the information you provide to send the requested email to your friend.

If you believe that one of your contacts has provided us with your personal information and you would like to request it to be removed from our database, please use the Contact Us form.

Market Research

From time to time, Christmas Kitchen may conduct online research surveys through email invitations, pop-up surveys and online focus groups. When participating in a survey, we may ask you to enter Personal Information. The Personal Information you submit in a survey may be used by Christmas Kitchen for research and measurement purposes, as described below, including to measure the effectiveness of content, advertising or programs. When our market research surveys collect Personal Information we will not knowingly accept participants who are under the age of 13. Market research surveys conducted by or on behalf of Christmas Kitchen will contain a link to this Privacy Policy.

Emails You Send to Christmas Kitchen

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information, content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to Christmas Kitchen by email. If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in an email to Christmas Kitchen.

Non-Personal Information

Even if you do not register with or provide any Personal Information to Christmas Kitchen, we collect Non-Personal Information about your use of the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites. “Non-Personal Information” means information that does not specifically identify an individual person. We may also acquire Non-Personal Information about our users from external sources. While you may use some of the functionality of Christmas Kitchen without registration, many of the specific tools and services on the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites require that you register with Christmas Kitchen.

Anonymous Information

Christmas Kitchen also collect “Anonymous Information,” such as traffic statistics and general usage patterns regarding page views, dates and times you use Christmas Kitchen, the website that referred you to the Christmas Kitchen, and the method by which you accessed Christmas Kitchen, files accessed through Christmas Kitchen, responses sent to the browser, the length of data sent to the browser, and other data used in the communication between browser and Christmas Kitchen. Christmas Kitchen use your Anonymous Information for the purposes of system administration, providing certain site functionality and content, targeted advertising, site tracking, and collecting and reporting aggregate usage information. Christmas Kitchen may combine Anonymous Information with your Personally Identifiable information to notify you of special offers and target advertising and other content to you.

Phishing

Christmas Kitchen do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information, your username, login password, or national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication. Identity theft and the practice currently known as “phishing” are of great concern to Christmas Kitchen. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is Christmas Kitchen’s top priority. For more information about phishing, you may want to visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website.

Cookies and Web Beacons

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information through your use of our Sites. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data.

“Cookies” are small data files that are stored on the hard drive of the computer you use to view a web site. Every computer that accesses the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites is assigned a different Cookie by Christmas Kitchen. Learn more about Cookies. “Web Beacons” are graphic image files embedded in a web page typically used to monitor activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the Web Beacon is located, the type of browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any Cookies on your computer previously placed by that server. Learn more about Web Beacons.

Third parties under contract with Christmas Kitchen may use Cookies or Web Beacons to collect Non-Personal Information about your usage of the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites, including which shared articles you have viewed. These third party advertising service providers may use this information to help Christmas Kitchen deliver advertising on the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites as well as on other sites on the Internet based on your browsing activity on our sites. Christmas Kitchen may further tailor the advertising on Christmas Kitchen and these third party sites based on additional Non-Personal Information to the extent known by Christmas Kitchen or these third parties. Two of the third parties that Christmas Kitchen works with are Google and Facebook. In addition to using the Non-Personal Information it collects performing services for Christmas Kitchen, Google may also use such information as described in its privacy policy. To see how Google may use information collected through our use of the Google services on the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites see Google Privacy and Terms. While Facebook does not provide any personal information to Christmas Kitchen, Facebook may use information that it has about you and that it collects performing services for Christmas Kitchen (which may be associated with personal information that Facebook has about you) as described in Facebook Privacy Policy.

Non-Personal Information Collected by Third Parties Not Acting on Christmas Kitchen’s Behalf

Sponsors or advertisers on the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites may use their own Cookies, Web Beacons or other online tracking technologies in the banner advertisements and sponsored links and on the pages (“Brand Pages”) on the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites that consist solely of advertisements or other content from our advertisers. This advertiser content may also be served in emails, special promotions or newsletters we send you. Their advertisements may be displayed on the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites or on other sites that you visit after you visit the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites. Some advertisers use companies other than Christmas Kitchen to serve their ads and to monitor users’ responses to ads, and these ad servers may also collect Non-Personal Information through the use of Cookies or Web Beacons on the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites.

While we generally permit the use of these third party cookies on the assumption that they comply with our Advertising Policy and we assist our advertisers with the placement of cookies or beacons on Brand Pages, we do not control how third parties use Cookies or Web Beacons or how they manage the Non-Personal Information they gather through the use of these technologies on the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites and we may be unable to verify compliance with our Advertising Policy. To see how Google may use information collected through your use of Google’s search services on the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites see Google Privacy and Terms.

Updating/Removing Your Personal Information

If you do not want your Personal Information used by Christmas Kitchen as provided in this Privacy Policy, you should not register as a member or for any specific tool or application that collects Personal Information. You can correct, update or review Personal Information you have previously submitted by going back to the specific tool or application, logging-in and making the desired change. You can also update any Personal Information you have submitted by contacting us using the contact information listed below.

If you have registered and desire to delete any of your Personal Information you have provided to us from our systems please contact us using the contact information listed below. Upon your request, we will delete your Personal Information from our active databases and where feasible from our back-up media. You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites from our servers.

Emails that Christmas Kitchen sends with opportunities from Christmas Kitchen or with offers or informational materials from Christmas Kitchen on behalf of our sponsors will contain an opportunity to unsubscribe from getting additional emails of that type in the future from Christmas Kitchen unless you re-subscribe.

Cookies

Most browser software can be set to reject Cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. If you reject our Cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites may not work properly but you do not have to accept our Cookies in order to productively use the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites. It is important to note that in order to use the opt-out services described below, such as the Network Advertising Initiative, you must not reject all Cookies because these opt-out procedures work by placing Cookies on your browser that enable these opt-out procedures to function. The “opt-out Cookies” are placed, for example, in order to help prevent the placement of Cookies used for the targeting of advertising.

Certain companies that serve ads allow you to prevent them from collecting data through the use of Cookies. In order to do so, you must Opt-out of such data collection with each individual site. You can find additional information and resources about how to opt out of advertising and related Cookies by visiting the World Privacy Forum’s Site.

As described above in the section “Non-Personal Information” we work with third party ad networks to display advertising on our Sites and on other sites on the Internet. Our ad network vendors use technologies to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on our web sites and our general Christmas Kitchen App to provide you Cookie-based targeted advertising based upon your browsing activity and your interests. The Christmas Kitchen Web Sites do not respond to web browser “do not track” signals.

How Information Collected About You Is Used

Information collected by Christmas Kitchen about you is used by Christmas Kitchen to:

  • administer your account and our Sites,
  • provide you with access to particular tools and services,
  • respond to your inquiries you send to us and to send you administrative communications about the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites or services,
  • obtain your feedback about the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites or our offerings,
  • statistically analyze trends and user behavior and activity including how frequently areas of the site are visited and how many emails are received and opened,
  • provide you and people with similar demographic characteristics and interests with more relevant content or advertising both on the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites or on other web sites that you visit after you leave the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites; and
  • conduct research and measurement activities, including those described below.
  • Send you personalized emails or secure electronic messages pertaining to your health interests, including news, announcements, reminders and opportunities from Christmas Kitchen; or
  • Send you relevant offers and informational materials on behalf of our sponsors pertaining to your health interests.

Personal and Non-Personal Information collected about you, Christmas Kitchen may combine with information from external sources.

We also use Cookies in order to enable us to conduct surveys for our own use and on behalf of our advertisers. These Cookies are used to determine whether you have seen certain content or advertising so that we may request your opinions. We may also use Cookies to authenticate respondents or to help you pick up where you left off in a survey. If you have Cookies disabled you may not be able to participate in some surveys.

Research and Measurement Activities

Information that Christmas Kitchen collects about you may be combined by Christmas Kitchen with other information available to Christmas Kitchen through third parties for research and measurement purposes, including measuring the effectiveness of content, advertising or programs. This information from other sources may include age, gender, demographic, geographic, personal interests, product purchase activity or other information. We may report aggregate information, which is not able to be identified back to an individual user of the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites, to our current or prospective advertisers and other business partners. We do not sell or share any Personal Information with any third parties, except that contractors performing services on our behalf may be provided access to Personal Information when performing these services. These contractors agree not to use this information for any purpose other than performing services on our behalf.

With Whom Do We Share Your Information?

Except as described in this Privacy Policy or as specifically agreed to by you, Christmas Kitchen will not disclose any Personal Information it gathers from you through the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites. We may only release Personal Information to third parties: (1) to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; (2) when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request; or (3) in special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert legal rights. In addition, we may disclose Personal Information as described below. We may share Non-Personal Information that we have about you, including about your browsing activity on Christmas Kitchen, with third party advertising service providers who may use this information, on our behalf, to help Christmas Kitchen deliver advertising on the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites as well as on other sites on the Internet.

In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a sale to, or merger with, another entity, or in the event of a sale of assets or a bankruptcy, Christmas Kitchen reserves the right to transfer your Personal Information to the new party in control or the party acquiring assets. In the event of such a change, your Personal Information will continue to be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy unless any changes to the Privacy Policy are made in accordance with the section below that discusses “Changes to This Privacy Policy.”

Disclosures to Christmas Kitchen Contractors

Christmas Kitchen contractors sometimes have limited access to your Personal and Non-Personal Information in the course of providing products or services to Christmas Kitchen. These contractors include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, data analysis, research, advertising and marketing assistance and/or content in connection with our operation and maintenance of the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites. We contractually require that our contractors: 1) protect the privacy of your Personal and Non-Personal Information consistent with this Privacy Policy and 2) not use or disclose your Personal or Non-Personal Information for any purpose other than providing the limited service or function for Christmas Kitchen.

Disclosures to Third Party Web Sites

Certain content, services and advertisements offered to you through the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites are served on, or contain links to, web sites hosted and operated by a company other than Christmas Kitchen (“Third Party Web Sites”). Christmas Kitchen does not disclose your Personal Information to these Third Party Web Sites without your consent, but you should be aware that any information you disclose to the other web sites once you access these other web sites is not subject to this Privacy Policy. Christmas Kitchen does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third Party Web Sites. You should review the privacy policy posted on the other web site to understand how that Third Party Web Site collects and uses your Personal Information. Christmas Kitchen makes an effort to make it obvious to you when you leave our website and enter a Third Party Web Site, either by requiring you to click on a link or by notifying you on the site before you visit the third party site. In addition, if you see a phrase such as “Powered by” or “in association with” followed by the name of a company other than Christmas Kitchen, then you are on a web site hosted by a company other than Christmas Kitchen.

How Do We Secure and Retain Your Information?

We take reasonable security measures to protect the security of your Personal Information. Despite Christmas Kitchen’s efforts to protect your Personal Information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.

The security of your Personal Information is important to us. When you enter Personal Information, we encrypt the transmission of that information or use SSL connections (Secure Socket Layer) technology.

We will retain your Personal Information as long as your account is active or needed to provide you services. At any time you can remove your Personal Information or instruct us to remove it, but you should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to Christmas Kitchen from our servers. Christmas Kitchen tools that collect and store Personal Information allow you to correct, update or review information you have submitted by going back to the specific tool, logging-in and making the desired changes. We will also retain your Personal Information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

Compliance With Laws And Law Enforcement

Christmas Kitchen may choose to disclose some or all of your Personally Identifiable Information to the government, law enforcement officials, or private parties if Christmas Kitchen, in it’s sole discretion, believe it necessary or appropriate to comply with the law, to respond to legal complaints, to comply with legal process (including subpoenas), to protect the rights of Christmas Kitchen Ltd. or a third party, to ensure the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally questionable activity. Although Christmas Kitchen make every effort to preserve your privacy, Christmas Kitchen may be required by law to disclose information you have provided in obtaining Christmas Kitchen services. Christmas Kitchen may also disclose information against someone who poses a threat to Christmas Kitchen’s interests (such as customer fraud) or whose activities could bring harm to others.

Christmas Kitchen Policy Toward Children

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. The Christmas Kitchen Web Sites are not designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. The Christmas Kitchen Web Sites do not collect Personal Information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13. Christmas Kitchen does not intentionally provide access and content toward persons under 13 years of age. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided Christmas Kitchen with personally identifiable information without their consent, he or she should contact Christmas Kitchen at [email protected]. If Christmas Kitchen become aware that a child under thirteen has provided Christmas Kitchen with Personally Identifiable Information, Christmas Kitchen will remove such information from Christmas Kitchen files.

Contacting Christmas Kitchen About Your Personal Information or Privacy

Please contact us using the Contact Us form if you have any questions or concerns about Your Privacy or Personal Information we maintain about you. Also you can contact us directly at [email protected].

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy or any of our tools or services at any time and any changes will be effective upon being posted unless we advise otherwise. If we make any material changes to this policy we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified when you register) and/or by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review Christmas Kitchen for the latest information on our privacy practices. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, we ask that you do not register with us and that you do not use Christmas Kitchen Web Sites. Please exit the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites immediately if you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Last updated on February 10, 2018
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