Privacy Policy

Welcome to the easyrecipecafe (“easyrecipecafe”) web site – http://www.easyrecipecafe.com – and any other services owned or operated by easyrecipecafe (the “easyrecipecafe Site”). At easyrecipecafe, we strive to make your online experience with us secure and satisfying. This Privacy Policy describes and governs what information we gather from you, how we use that information, and what we do to protect it. By using the easyrecipecafe Site (whether or not you are a registered member), you expressly consent to the information handling practices described in this Policy. If you do not want information about you to be used in the manner set forth in this Privacy Policy, please do not use the easyrecipecafe Site.

This Privacy Policy is expressly incorporated into our Terms of Use. Your use of the easyrecipecafe Site and any personal information you provide through the easyrecipecafe Site are subject to this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use, at all times.

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may periodically revise this Privacy Policy. Please revisit this page to stay current with any changes. The most recent version of this Policy will always be available on the easyrecipecafe Site. The effective date of any changes will be posted at the top of this page. For changes to this Privacy Policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of personal information you have provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing the change. Your continued use of the easyrecipecafe Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any future revisions.

Information easyrecipecafe Collects

easyrecipecafe collects two types of data about users: (1) technical data automatically collected from all visitors (whether registered or non-registered) to the easyrecipecafe Site (“Automatically Collected Data”); and (2) information that you voluntarily submit to us (described below under “User-Supplied Information”).

Automatically Collected Data: The easyrecipecafe Site automatically logs non-personally identifiable information such as Internet Protocol address (“IP Address”), a unique user ID, the content and pages that you access on the easyrecipecafe Site and the dates and times that you visit the easyrecipecafe Site. In addition, if you come to the easyrecipecafe Site via a link from another site, we may also track the source of that link.

Information Regarding “Cookies”: Like many other websites, the easyrecipecafe Site may send one or more cookies – small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer. easyrecipecafe may use cookies to track user traffic patterns as described above. easyrecipecafe may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the easyrecipecafe Site. Persistent cookies can be removed. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser, however, some features on the easyrecipecafe Site may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. Please review your web browser “Help” file to modify your cookie settings.

User-Supplied Information: In using the easyrecipecafe Site, for example when you register with us, if you donate music or money, or if you send us email, you will provide easyrecipecafe with data generally called “personally identifiable” information (such as your name, home/mobile telephone number or e-mail address). If you choose to provide such information, you are giving easyrecipecafe permission to use and store that information consistent with this policy. Additionally, please know that when you register or sign in with easyrecipecafe, you are not anonymous to us.

In general, the types and amount of personally identifiable information we collect may vary depending on the activity. easyrecipecafe endeavors to limit the collection of personally identifiable information to information we believe is minimally necessary to achieve our stated collection purposes.

The Way easyrecipecafe Uses Information

easyrecipecafe uses personally identifiable information to establish and enhance our relationship with you. easyrecipecafe may use the information that you provide, or that we collect, to operate, maintain, enhance, and deliver the various features and services found on the easyrecipecafe Site (e.g., the Bid, Donate, Blog, and Forum features); as well as to track user-generated content and users to comply as a service provider with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable laws.

easyrecipecafe uses all of the information that we collect from users to understand and analyze the usage trends and preferences of our users, to improve the way the easyrecipecafe Site works and looks, and to create new features and functionality. Further, easyrecipecafe may use automatically collected data to: (a) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit easyrecipecafe; (b) monitor your participation in various sections of the easyrecipecafe Site; and (c) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.

We may use your e-mail address for administrative communications such as notifying you of major easyrecipecafe Site updates, for customer service purposes, and to send privacy or security-related notices.

How easyrecipecafe May Disclose Information

easyrecipecafe does not share your personally identifiable information with other organizations for their marketing or promotional uses.

We may share your personally identifiable information with companies that provide services to us, including outside vendors, contractors, or agents who help us manage our financial activities (e.g., for bidding and donation). Such entities only use your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and for no other purpose than to provide us with necessary services.

easyrecipecafe may disclose personally identifiable information if required to do so by law or under the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (including, without limitation, U.S. copyright or trademark laws) or respond to a court order, subpoena, judicial or other governmental requirement or warrant in a manner required by the requesting entity.

easyrecipecafe also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability; enforce our Terms of Use; protect easyrecipecafe from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to initiate, render, bill and collect for amounts owed to easyrecipecafe; to investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of the easyrecipecafe Site; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of easyrecipecafe, our Users, or others.

In the event that easyrecipecafe is acquired by, merged with, or our assets are transferred to, another entity, such entity may be able to use your personal information under the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Access to Your Personal Information

If you register as a member of easyrecipecafe, you may update, correct, or delete your profile information and preferences at any time by e-mailing us at admin [at] easyrecipecafe.com. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections to your information. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

Children

easyrecipecafe does not knowingly collect or retain personally identifiable information about persons under 13 years of age. Any person who provides their personal information to easyrecipecafe through this website represents that they are 13 years of age or older. If easyrecipecafe learns that personally identifiable information of persons under the age of 13 years has been collected on the easyrecipecafe Site without verifiable parental consent, then easyrecipecafe will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 13 has obtained a easyrecipecafe Site account, then you may alert easyrecipecafe at admin [at] easyrecipecafe.com and request that easyrecipecafe delete that child’s personal information from its systems.

Data Security

easyrecipecafe uses commercially reasonable measures to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. However, no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We cannot, therefore, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to easyrecipecafe, and you do so at your own risk. Please know that although we make our best efforts to keep your information secure, this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

If easyrecipecafe learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using this website or providing personal information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of this website. easyrecipecafe may post a notice on the easyrecipecafe Site if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach, or to opt out of receiving electronic notice you should notify us at admin [at] easyrecipecafe.com.

International Visitors

The easyrecipecafe Site is hosted in the United States. If you visit the easyrecipecafe Site from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from laws of the United States, then please understand that you are transferring your personally identifiable information outside of those jurisdictions to the United States for the uses identified above in accordance with this Privacy Policy. By providing your personally identifiable information on the easyrecipecafe Site you consent to that transfer.

Third Parties

Except as expressly provided otherwise, this document addresses only the use and disclosure of information that the easyrecipecafe Site collects from you or that you disclose to us. If you disclose your information to others besides easyrecipecafe different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. easyrecipecafe does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.