The Georgia Chocolate Festival NP, Inc. (“GCF “) is committed to providing quality information and activities surrounding chocolate, cooking, and food to people of all ages in a positive on-line environment. While we encourage the interactive nature of our website, we strive to promote the online safety and privacy of our users and expect that children using this site will have first obtained their parents’ permission, and that parents will have talked with their children about safety on the internet.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Information You Provide to Us: GCF collects information about you when you visit and interact with this website. Some of this information is automatically collected, and some is collected when you interact with the site. The type of information that is automatically collected can include date and time of access of the site, the Internet protocol address of the computer that you are using, the domain and host from which you access the Internet, your browser software and operating system, and the specific activities you are engaged in while visiting the Site. Information from which you can be personally identified may also be collected by GCF at the site, including your name, postal address, e-mail address (referred to as “Personal Consumer Information”). Of course, you may choose not to provide certain information to GCF, but if so, you may not be able to participate in certain GCF activities and transactions.
Use of “Cookies” and Other Technologies: GCF may use “cookies” and/or other technologies or files (collectively, “cookies”) to identify how its visitors make use of this site. This aggregate tracking information is used to help GCF improve and enhance the website experience for all of its visitors. If you would prefer not to have such cookies stored on your computer, you may modify your browser settings to reject most cookies, or manually remove cookies that have been placed on your computer. However, by so rejecting the cookies, you may be unable to fully access the offerings on this site.
Electronic Communication: When you communicate with GCF electronically, via e-mail, when opting to receive our newsletter or otherwise, you consent to GCF’s use of the information you have provided, and you further consent to receive electronic communications from GCF. If you would prefer not to receive such communications, you can opt out of our email lists by either clicking on the “opt out” line at the bottom of the email, or by emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECURITY OF INFORMATION
GCF maintains reasonable standards of confidentiality and security for this site and the Personal Consumer Information collected from this site. The Personal Consumer Information you provide is secured using industry standard e-commerce security technology. GCF also restricts its own employees’ access to Personal Consumer Information. However, it is possible that someone may intercept or access communications, transmissions and/or Personal Consumer Information. You must also seek to protect against unauthorized access to any information that you use in connection with this website, and you should remember to close the browser once you have completed your activities on the site or if you have decided to step away from your computer. In the event that GCF determines that there has been a security breach resulting the unauthorized disclosure of Personal Consumer Information to a third party, GCF will notify consumers whose Personal Consumer Information has been so disclosed by posting such information on the site and, if email contact is possible, then we would send an email advising of the status.
USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION
The Personal Consumer Information collected by GCF may be used for any lawful purpose.
Use of Personal Consumer Information by GCF
The Personal Consumer Information collected by GCF may be used by GCF for any lawful purpose, including to communicate with you, respond to your requests, and analyze and improve GCF’s websites, its business and/or its service to you. Should you choose to opt in to one of our email lists, GCF may use your information to send you email newsletters, information about the organization such as new features, status of goals, new partnerships, programs, activities, events, fund raising efforts and miscellaneous updates. All email newsletters and other communications will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of receiving future issues of such newsletters or to opt out of receiving future information within the body of the email. You may also, at any time, opt out of receiving any third party materials from this site by emailing us directly at info@Georgiachocolatefestival.com.
DISCLOSURE BY GCF OF PERSONAL CONSUMER INFORMATION TO OTHER ENTITIES
Without restriction, GCF may disclose aggregated statistics about visitors to its site, along with specific information concerning individual visitors of its site that is not Personal Consumer Information, provided that no specific individual can be identified by the information so disclosed. GCF may sometimes seek to share the Personal Consumer Information it has collected with a third party, and may also sometimes seek to share such Personal Consumer Information with companies that are affiliated with GCF. GCF may sometimes use a third party, located either within or outside the United States, to provide certain services on its behalf, such as processing transactions, sending e-mails or performing statistical analyses of activity on this website. In the event that GCF provides your Personal Consumer Information to any such entity, GCF will require that any such entity maintain the confidentiality of (and not further share) the Personal Consumer Information that GCF has provided to it. GCF may sometimes share aggregated Personal Consumer Information with partners on the GCF site, such as site statistics and behavioral data. GCF will not provide Personal Consumer Information to any third party for such party’s direct marketing purposes.
ACQUISITION OF BUSINESS
In the event that GCF is involved in a merger, acquisition, consolidation, restructuring, reorganization, liquidation, sale or similar transaction relating to any portion of its business and/or assets, you hereby acknowledge and agree that the Personal Consumer Information relating to visitors of this site that GCF has collected may be included in the assets of, and/or transferred pursuant to, such transaction. If that occurs, GCF will post a notice to such effect on this website.
ACCESSING YOUR INFORMATION
You may update and/or correct the Personal Consumer Information collected on the site, or seek to have such information deleted from GCF’s records, by emailing email@example.com
From time to time, the GCF website may contain links to other websites that are not controlled and/or maintained by GCF. Please be aware that these other websites may have different privacy policies, which may subject you to different privacy practices. Please review the privacy policies of such other websites for information concerning what information is collected on such sites and how it is used.
CHANGES IN POLICY
The Georgia Chocolate Festival NP, Inc.
P.O. Box 683564
Marietta, GA 30068
The Georgia Chocolate Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. © 2011The Georgia Chocolate Festival NP, Inc. All rights reserved.