Your privacy is very important to us. What the Chef has a few fundamental principles:
- We do not ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We do not share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We do not store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
Cantan Group operates several websites including what-the-chef.com. It is Cantan Group’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Cantan Group 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. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Cantan Group’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Cantan Group may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Cantan Group also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users or users signing up. Cantan Group 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 signup IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the site to identify potential misuse by automated bots.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Cantan Group’s websites choose to interact with Cantan Group in ways that require Cantan Group to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Cantan Group gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, when you to sign up for a What the Chef account, we ask for personal information, like your name, email address, telephone number or credit card to store with your account.
In each case, Cantan Group collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Cantan Group. Cantan Group 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.
Cantan Group may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Cantan Group may monitor the most popular pages on the what-the-chef.com site or use the Google Recaptcha service to help avoid spam or misuse of the service.
Information We Share
Cantan Group 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 Cantan Group’s behalf or to provide services available at Cantan Group’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 Cantan Group’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
Cantan Group 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, Cantan Group discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Cantan Group believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Cantan Group, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of a Cantan Group website and have supplied your email address, Cantan Group 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 Cantan Group and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.
If you send us a request (for example via a support 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.
Cantan Group takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information, as discussed below.
We work hard to protect our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of information we hold, in particular:
- We encrypt many of our services using SSL.
- We review our information collection, storage, and processing procedures, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems.
- We restrict access to personal information to Cantan Group employees, contractors, and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
If Cantan Group, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Cantan Group 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 Cantan Group may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Cantan Group uses Google Analytics in its application. Campaign analytics are tracked through Google Analytics for our clients. Cantan Group utilizes the Google Analytics Reporting API to gather analytics about your campaigns and present them in an actionable way via charts and conversion statistics. Cantan Group discloses client Google Analytics information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Cantan Group’s behalf or to provide the services available at Cantan Group’s websites.
Compliance and Cooperation with Regulatory Authorities