Data Cookbook Privacy Policy


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1. Policy. The IData, Inc. and DataCookbook ("DataCookbook") Privacy Policy covers DataCookbook's treatment of personal or personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") that may be collected when you are on the DataCookbook web site and when you use DataCookbook's services. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that DataCookbook does not own or control, or to individuals that are not under DataCookbook's supervisory control.

2. Consent. By using the DataCookbook website products and/or services, you acknowledge that you have read this entire Privacy Policy and you consent to the practices described herein with respect to collection, use and disclosure of the Personal Information you ("you") provide.

This represents the entire and exclusive Privacy Policy and it supersedes any earlier version. The DataCookbook website reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy in accordance with the terms herein at any time. We encourage you to visit this page often, review this Privacy Policy frequently, and remain informed about any changes to it.

If, after review, you still have questions about any portion of this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at privacy@DataCookbook.com or by mail or courier delivery at:

DataCookbook IData, Inc. Attn: Customer Service 1908 Mt. Vernon Ave. 2nd Floor Alexandria, Virginia 22301

4. Collection and Use of Personal Information. "Personal Information" means information that can identify a specific individual (including those under age 13), such as your name, address, phone number, email address, or other contact information, whether at work or at home. Other information we may collect includes gender, age, first name, username and password that, in and of itself, is not personally identifiable.

DataCookbook may collect Personal Information when you use certain services on the DataCookbook web site or when you visit cookie-enabled web pages. DataCookbook may also log your IP address when you use the DataCookbook web site. DataCookbook uses this Personal Information to fulfill requests for our services or products, to contact users regarding changes to our site or our business, and to customize the content that you might see on the DataCookbook web site. DataCookbook may also use "cookie" files to better serve your needs by creating a customized web site which fits your needs. Sometimes we send offers to selected groups of DataCookbook members on behalf of others. When we do this, we do not disclose or share your name and address to them. If you contact them, they will, of course, be provided with the information that you share. They have separate privacy and data collection policies independent of those of DataCookbook.

5. Sharing and Disclosure of Personal Information; Requests for Notifications or Emails. DataCookbook will not sell or rent your Personal Information to any individual, business, or government entity. DataCookbook will share your Personal Information with other entities should you request DataCookbook to share such information. We will consider that we have your consent to do so if it is (i) required to complete a transaction or perform a service on your behalf or that you have requested, (ii) as part of the terms and conditions for a particular service, or (iii) it is being shared to facilitate programs and initiatives that are offered by DataCookbook jointly with affiliates or others or to enhance our ability to serve you better including in the event sharing information will allow your access to affiliates and affiliated programs regarding our stated mission, including those programs for collaboration by, among or between educational institutions or within affiliated educational institutions and collectives. Likewise, DataCookbook will share your Personal Information with other entities should you request DataCookbook to share such information. DataCookbook will also share your Personal Information with other entities if DataCookbook is required to (a) respond to court orders, subpoenas or other legal process, (b) comply with the law or legal process; (c) protect or defend the rights or property of DataCookbook or others; (d) enforce the Terms of Service, Software License or this Privacy Policy; or (e) respond to the claims that the contents of any communications violate the rights of others. When you visit our web site, you can request to receive notifications by email notifying you of events and other promotions with their relevant details. Our Opt-In-Opt-Out policies provide information regarding your control of receipt of such notifications and other communications from us. In requesting those notifications and communications and ensuring that we provide you with information that you consider relevant, we require you to provide Personal Information (including your name and email address) as well as information on the offerings that interest you so that we can respond to your inquiries.

DataCookbook may, from time to time, share information only in the aggregate form with others. This information would not contain any Personal Information. It would typically be of a demographic nature. Some examples are as follows: (1) How many users reside in any zip code; or (2) how many users reside within any area code.

6. User Accounts. DataCookbook allows users to set up personal accounts to participate in our on-line communities, such as our message boards or forums. You have the ability to edit your User Information at any time, and may delete your account at your convenience.

7. Links to Third Party Websites. This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that even in the event that these third-party websites are listed as affiliated or as those with whom we have a "partner" relationship, DataCookbook has no control over these linked web sites. These web sites each have their separate privacy and data collection policies independent of DataCookbook. Information collected by these affiliated and "partner" websites is not received, stored or used in any way by DataCookbook. As such, DataCookbook is not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or actions of any such other sites. These links are only provided for your convenience and you therefore access them at your own risk. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects Personal Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by DataCookbook.

8.Storage and Security of Personal Information. The DataCookbook website stores the information we collect on computers located in a controlled, secure facility protected from physical and/or electronic unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

Security

We protect the privacy and integrity of the information collected by employing appropriate administrative protocols, technical safeguards, and physical security controls designed to limit access, detect and prevent the unauthorized access, improper disclosure, alteration, or destruction of the information under our control.

Although we follow the procedures set forth above to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Thus, while the DataCookbook website strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security, please feel free to contact us by email at privacy@DataCookbook.com.

Internet Fraud

We have a Zero Tolerance policy for Internet fraud or any attempt to access or acquire customer and/or other information via illegal or surreptitious means. We work with local, national, and international fraud investigation agencies as required and employ a variety of electronic and other means to discourage, detect, and intercept fraudulent activities. We will aggressively prosecute to the fullest extent of the law those perpetrators apprehended who conduct fraudulent activities.

Email Abuse

We have a Zero Tolerance policy for email abuse. Our email and email list administrators take strong measures to ensure that any and all of our mailing lists are NOT used for abusive purposes.

9. The Nature of Public Messages. Whenever you write a public message or provide information to our web site's indexes and directories, you are making that information available to the general public. Anyone in this world, with internet access can likely view the information you have provided. We will not make every reasonable effort to preview, edit or modify any of this information. For these reasons, please use discretion when providing information in the indexes and directories on the web site and only provide personal information that you feel very comfortable about letting others obtain. You must also be aware that disclosing personal contact information may make it more likely that you receive unsolicited communications from other parties that may either be affiliated or unaffiliated with DataCookbook.

10. Encryption. All user account pages are protected with Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") encryption. All user accounts must be accessed with usernames and passwords. You are advised not to share your username and password with any other person.

11. Amendments. DataCookbook reserves the right to amend this policy at any time. DataCookbook will contact registered users by email when material changes to the terms of this policy are made, and regardless shall also post a notice of changes on its web site, whenever the terms of this policy are amended.

12. Contact. You may contact DataCookbook directly by an email to privacy@DataCookbook.com should you have any questions regarding this policy. You can reach us by mail or courier delivery at:

DataCookbook IData, Inc. Attn: Customer Service 1908 Mt. Vernon Ave. 2nd Floor Alexandria, Virginia 22301

Information Statement Required Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code:

DataCookbook and its affiliates maintain a common database of customer information. The end result of maintaining such a database is that customer information obtained by an affiliate may be shared with the other companies in the family of companies related to DataCookbook as disclosed in by our privacy policy as found at www.DataCookbook.com or to third parties.

California law requires that businesses provide to requesting customers who are California residents, no more than once per calendar year, the following information:

The names and addresses of all of the third parties that received personal information from the business for the third parties' direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year.

The type of personal information disclosed by the business to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes (with certain exceptions).

"Third party" is defined to include related companies if the companies are separate legal entities.

As a general rule, DataCookbook does not share personal customer information with unrelated third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes.

You may request this information from us by sending a request by email to privacy@DataCookbook.com.

Or, if you prefer, you can reach us by mail or courier delivery at:

Data Cookbook IData, Inc. Attn: California Privacy Statement 1908 Mt. Vernon Ave. 2nd Floor Alexandria, Virginia 22301