TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Section I – Information Collected About You
- Information Collected by Home Chef or on Behalf of Home Chef
- Section II – Disclosure of Your Information
- Section III – How Home Chef Handles Security
- Section IV – Your Privacy Choices
- Section V – Updating Your Personal Information And Contacting Home Chef
- Section VI – Contact Us with Privacy-related Questions
INFORMATION COLLECTED ABOUT YOU
A. Information Collected by Home Chef or on Behalf of Home Chef
1. In General
Home Chef collects two kinds of information: (1) Personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) voluntarily provided by visitors through optional registration or other methods and (2) non-personally identifiable information routinely gathered as visitors navigate through our Website.
2. Personal Information
You are free to visit and use our Website without providing any Personal Information. However, Home Chef offers services on our Website that require registration and/or submission of Personal Information. In order to register or otherwise take advantage of the products and personalized services that we offer on our Website, you will have to provide Personal Information. The Personal Information we might request from you may include your name, address, phone number, email address and, if you are making a purchase of goods or services, your billing and credit card information. Providing Home Chef with your Personal Information is strictly voluntary. By way of example only, some situations in which we may request Personal Information include: when you register to become a Member of our Website and/or when you update your Member Profile on our Website; when you register to receive our informational Newsletter(s); when you purchase a product or service from our Website; when you enter a contest or promotion on our Website; when you participate in a survey on our Website. The ways in which we collect Personal Information are described in more details below. In some cases, we must share your Personal Information in order to fulfill your request(s). For example, we may use third party credit card processing companies and shipping fulfillment companies to fulfill your order. Additionally, from time to time we offer products or services on our Websites that are provided by a third party. Also, sometimes we offer contests with another party. If you do not wish for us to share your Personal Information in this manner, please do not place orders on our Website or participate in contests.
3. Registration & Member Profile.
In order to obtain access to certain products, services, and/or content available on our Website, you must complete a registration form. Our Registration Form and Member Profile pages request that you submit the following information: your name, a selected username and password, email address, mailing address, post code, phone number, gender, age, credit card information (if you are making a purchase of goods or services), health, or lifestyle-related information to help us design and personalize your nutritional program. We use the Personal Information you provide through registration to recommend and customize meal plans; bill you and conduct other billing and account activity; and respond to any questions that you submit. From time to time we might need to update you about your account, contact you regarding a billing question, notify you about changes to our services, or otherwise send you service-related announcements. For example, if a service to which you have subscribed is temporarily suspended for maintenance; we might send you an email to notify you of the service suspension. Or, we may need to contact you with respect to a billing matter. You will not be able to unsubscribe from these transactional emails. You will be permitted to unsubscribe from all other emails that are not transactional in nature.
In those circumstances, we will use your Personal Information to contact to you. By registering for our services, you consent to Home Chef contacting you about your account. Based upon the Personal Information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and password. From time to time we may call you to check in on your progress and offer non-sales related mentoring assistance. If you do you not wish Home Chef to contact you regarding your account or your progress, please do not register on our Website. You are of course free to unsubscribe to any other emails that you receive from us.
4. Emails & Newsletters
5. Surveys or Contests
From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests, promotions or surveys on or through our Website. If you participate, we will request certain Personal Information from you. Participation in these contests, promotions, or surveys is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name, email, and/or shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code).
Sometimes we may offer these contests or surveys together with another party, or we may use a third party service provider to help us conduct the promotion. In order to administer the promotion and/or provide the winner(s) with a prize, we may need to share your Personal Information with a third party who is helping us conduct the promotion or co-sponsoring the promotion with us. We will notify you within the Official Rules of promotions if another party is co-sponsoring the promotion with us. If we are using a third party service provider, the third party service provider will be prohibited from using your Personal Information for any other purpose.
6. Editorial/Interview Requests
A member of the Home Chef Customer Care Team may contact members via email, telephone or postal mail for potential interviews and feature stories. Testimonials and Success Stories are effective tools in communicating the impact of personalized meal plans and other programs available from Home Chef. Participation in editorial or interview requests is strictly voluntary and you are free to refuse to participate. If you do choose to participate, however, you should be aware that we may use your name, likeness, statements, quotes, and other Personal Information.
7. Non-personally Identifiable Information
You may use our Website without registering or submitting any Personal Information. In that case, the only information we will collect from you is general, aggregated, demographic, or other non-personal information.
Your browser may be set to reject all cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. If you reject our cookie(s), you will be restricted to certain free areas of our Website and will be unable to access areas of the Website available to paid members.
9. Log Files
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information (which does not identify individual users) to analyze trends, to administer the Website, and to identify and solve hardware and software problems as they arise. We may link this automatically-collected data to your Personal Information for the purpose of determining your interests and to offer you goods or services that we believe may be of interest to you.
10. Tracking and Merging Information from Other Sources.
We perform this tracking and merging to assist us in evaluating and improving our Website, products, and services; to determine your preferences so that we can tailor our Website, products, and services to your needs; to provide you with targeted marketing offers that we think may be of interest to you; and/or to study nutritional, behavioral and fitness questions in general.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. This Website is not designed for, nor is it intended to attract, children under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information directly from any person under the age of 18, and if we do inadvertently collect information from a person under the age of 18, we delete it as soon as we discover it.
12. Emails to Home Chef
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may also release Personal Information to third parties: (1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, court order, or legal process; or (2) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others, or to protect the rights and/or property of Home Chef. Additionally, in the unlikely event that the entirety of our business is sold, liquidated, merged, or transferred to a third party, we may transfer all personal and non-personal information to the party purchasing or merging with us.
A. Disclosure to Outside Contractors
We may employ independent contractors, vendors and suppliers (collectively, “Outside Contractors”) to provide specific services and products related to our Website, including but not limited to maintaining an email suppression list as required by state and/or federal law; hosting and maintaining our chat rooms; providing credit card processing and shipping fulfillment; fraud screening; testing and implementation of special services such as those for contacting members to offer personal, one-on-one, nutritional and member support to help members to reach their goals; and developing applications for our Website and email services. These Outside Contractors may sometimes have limited access to information collected on our Website, including your Personal Information, in the course of providing products or services to us. Access to your Personal Information by these Outside Contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary in order for the Outside Contractors to perform their limited function for us.
B. Other Disclosures
HOW HOME CHEF HANDLES SECURITY
The security of your Personal Information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). To learn more about SSL, follow this link http://www.verisign.com.au/.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our Website, please email us at email@example.com
YOUR PRIVACY CHOICES
Except as otherwise stated herein, users of our Website are notified when Personal Information is being collected by third parties on our Website.
Please know too that you may always choose not to provide information, though it might be needed to take advantage of offers or Website features. You can add or update certain information you provide to us through your Member Profile and/or Subscription Profile or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND CONTACTING HOME CHEF
You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to Home Chef from our servers. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your Personal Information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. Nevertheless, we promise that upon receiving your request, all Personal Information stored in the databases we actively use for research and daily business activities, and other readily searchable media, will be disabled.
CONTACT US WITH PRIVACY-RELATED QUESTIONS
Send an email to:
Or, send a letter to:
PO BOX 207,
Bassendean WA 6054
Or, call us on: (08) 9378 2544