Last modified: April 16, 2004
What information do we collect and how do we use it?
• When you order, we need to know your name, email address,
mailing address, credit card number, and credit card expiration date.
This allows us to process and fulfill your order and to notify you
of your order status.
• When you sign up for services like Newsletters, we need
only an email address -- which we use to send the information you
• When you submit a customer review, we also ask for your
email address but we do not require it, and you can choose not to
have your email address displayed with your review.
• When you enter a contest or other promotional feature, we
may ask for your name, address, and email address so we can administer
the contest and notify winners. Gourmet's Market may also host promotions
and sweepstakes that may be sponsored and administered by outside
parties. When you are entered in any sweepstakes or contest simply
by making a purchase from us, only your order number is given to
the entity administering the sweepstakes or contest. When the winning
entries are chosen, only the names and addresses of the winners are
shared with the entity administering the sweepstakes or contest,
so that they can notify the winners. When you enter a sweepstakes
or contest through an email entry, your email entry is sent to our
servers only so that we use to help gather entries for our sweepstakes
and contests. When the winners have been selected, the winners' email
addresses may be shared with the entity administering the sweepstakes,
so that they can be notified that they have won. When you enter a
sweepstakes or contest through a mail-in entry, the information you
provide on your entry is sent directly to the entity administering
the sweepstakes or contest. Unless we explicitly notify you in the
terms of the sweepstakes or contest, no other information is shared
by Gourmet's Market with third parties in connection with any sweepstakes
or contest. To the extent that any privacy information relating to
a sweepstakes or contest conflicts with the information provided
here, the specific privacy information regarding the sweepstakes
or contest will be clearly stated in an area that will be accessible
to potential entrants and will govern that particular sweepstakes
• We may personalize your shopping experience by using your
purchases and site behavior to shape our recommendations about the
merchandise that might be of interest to you. We also monitor customer
traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop the design and
layout of the site.
• We may also use the information we collect to occasionally
notify you about important functionality changes to the web site,
new Gourmet's Market services, and special offers we think you'll
find valuable. If you would rather not receive this information,
visit Your Account to change your preferences. Make sure to change
your preferences for each account or email address you have left
• Gourmet's Market is committed to our customers' data security.
We do NOT distribute any information to third party sources beyond
the operational uses listed above. Gourmet's Market does not support
the use of spam to promote our products and services. If you feel that
any of our services have been used in such a fashion, please inform
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does Gourmet's Market protect customer
Gourmet's Market uses the latest secure encryption technology to
keep your personal information safe. All your ordering information
-- including your name, address, and credit card number -- is encrypted
using a secure server for maximum security. Your credit card and
billing information cannot be read as it travels to our ordering
system. To ensure that your information is even more secure,
once we receive your credit card information, we have made a conscious
choice not to store it anywhere on any of our servers.
What are cookies and what do they do?
"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored
to speed navigation, keep track of items, and provide you with custom-tailored
you don't have to reenter it each time you visit our site. By showing
us how and when shoppers use our site, cookies help us see which
areas are popular and which are not.
Many improvements and updates to our site are based on the data
derived from these cookies, such as total number of visitors, pages
viewed, and the total number of ads served. Most browsers are initially
set to accept cookies. If you would prefer, you can set yours to
using the Shopping Cart.
Will Gourmet's Market disclose the
information it collects to outside parties?
Gourmet's Market may provide aggregate statistics about our customers,
sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to reputable
third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally
How does Gourmet's Market allow customers to update or change
the information it collects?
If at any time you would like to change any information in your
account, just go to the Your Account. Here you can change or update
To unsubscribe from any Newsletter, simply click on the provided link
at the bottom of the email.
How does Gourmet's Market protect the privacy
of children younger than 13?
Gourmet's Market is concerned about the privacy of young children
and does not knowingly collect any personal information from a child
under 13. We suggest that you become involved with your child's access
to the Internet and to our site to ensure that his or her privacy
is well protected.
What is your policy if I link to a third-party web site?
When you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to third-party
web sites, you will be subject to the third parties' privacy policies.
While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, Gourmet's
Market cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties. We
encourage you to read the posted privacy statement whenever interacting
with any web site.
By using our web site, you consent to the collection and use of
this information by Gourmet's Market. If we decide to change our
are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and
under what circumstances we disclose it.