Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy:

CollegiateCook.com ("Collegiate Cook") operates CollegiateCook.com and may operate other websites. It is Collegiate Cook's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Collegiate Cook collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Collegiate Cook's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Collegiate Cook's visitors use its website. From time to time, Collegiate Cook may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Collegiate Cook also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on CollegiateCook.com blogs/sites. Collegiate Cook only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Collegiate Cook's websites choose to interact with Collegiate Cook in ways that require Collegiate Cook to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Collegiate Cook gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at CollegiateCook.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Collegiate Cook are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Collegiate Cook collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Collegiate Cook. Collegiate Cook does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Collegiate Cook may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Collegiate Cook may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Collegiate Cook does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Collegiate Cook discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Collegiate Cook's behalf or to provide services available at Collegiate Cook's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Collegiate Cook's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Collegiate Cook will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Collegiate Cook discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Collegiate Cook believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Collegiate Cook, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Collegiate Cook website and have supplied your email address, Collegiate Cook may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Collegiate Cook and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Collegiate Cook takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Collegiate Cook uses cookies to help Collegiate Cook identify and track visitors, their usage of Collegiate Cook website, and their website access preferences. Collegiate Cook visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Collegiate Cook's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Collegiate Cook's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Collegiate Cook, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Collegiate Cook goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Collegiate Cook may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Collegiate Cook and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Collegiate Cook may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Collegiate Cook's sole discretion. Collegiate Cook encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a CollegiateCook.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

 

Google AdSense Cookies

One of our third party vendors, Google, uses the DART cookie to serve ads on CollegiateCook.com, based on their visits to CollegiateCook.com and other websites. If you’d like to opt out of DART cookie tracking, please visit Google’s ad and content network privacy policy at: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/. You can also use that URL to learn more about how Google uses cookies in advertising.

 

Affiliate Links

CollegiateCook.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. You may learn more about what information Amazon.com collects here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=468496

CollegiateCook.com is also a member of the Craftsy.com affiliate program, which provides Collegiate Cook with a commission from every Craftsy course sold through the affiliate links posted to CollegiateCook.com. 

Per Collegiate Cook’s mission, 20 percent of the proceeds of the funds we collect from these links go toward the University of South Florida’s Dean Stuart Silverman Endowed Scholarship. 

 

If you have any questions about CollegiateCook.com’s privacy policy, please contact us at candace@collegiatecook.com.