Chicago Gourmet LLP ("Chicago Gourmet") operates www.chicagogourmet.org. It is Chicago Gourmet’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Chicago Gourmet 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. Chicago Gourmet’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Chicago Gourmet’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Chicago Gourmet may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Chicago Gourmet also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Chicago Gourmet does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Certain visitors to Chicago Gourmet’s websites choose to interact with Chicago Gourmet in ways that require Chicago Gourmet to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Chicago Gourmet gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an e-newsletter to provide a name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Chicago Gourmet – by purchasing tickets to the festival, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Chicago Gourmet collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Chicago Gourmet. Chicago Gourmet 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.
Chicago Gourmet may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Chicago Gourmet may monitor the most popular blogs on the WordPress.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Chicago Gourmet may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Chicago Gourmet does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Chicago Gourmet 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 Chicago Gourmet’s behalf or to provide services available at Chicago Gourmet’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 Chicago Gourmet’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Chicago Gourmet 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, Chicago Gourmet discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Chicago Gourmet believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Chicago Gourmet, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Chicago Gourmet website and have supplied your email address, Chicago Gourmet 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 Chicago Gourmet. We primarily use our website 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. Chicago Gourmet takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.