American Personal & Private Chef Association Privacy Statement

The American Personal & Private Chef Institute & Association is committed to protecting your privacy. You can visit almost all pages on this site without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request, and this privacy statement explains data collection and use in those situations. This privacy statement applies to PersonalChef.com and all of it's sites. Please read the complete American Personal & Private Chef Institute & Association.com privacy statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

We will ask you when we need personally identifiable information (personal information) as it allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you are registering for recipe downloads, visiting the Visitor's Discussion Forum, completing a request for more training information, ordering e-mail newsletters, or when purchasing American Personal & Private Chef Institute & Association products and services. Personal information collected by American Personal & Private Chef Institute & Association.com often is limited to e-mail address, language, country or location, but may include other information when needed to provide a service you have requested.

For example: If you choose a service or transaction that requires payment, such as making a purchase in the Personal Chef Mall area of this Web site, we will request personal information necessary for billing and/or shipping, such as: name, address, telephone number, email address, and credit card number.

The American Personal & Private Chef Institute & Association also collects certain information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used strictly for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of American Personal & Private Chef Institute & Association.com.

Use of your Personal Information

We use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To ensure our site is serves your needs and expectations.
  • To deliver services, such as newsletters, events, training or products, that you request or purchase.

The American Personal & Private Chef Institute & Association may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the American Personal & Private Chef Institute & Association or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the American Personal & Private Chef Institute & Association and its other Web sites, or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of the American Personal & Private Chef Institute & Association employees, users of the American Personal & Private Chef Institute & Association products or services, or members of the general public.

When you provide us personal information, American Personal & Private Chef Institute & Association.com will NOT share that information with third parties. It will only be used for the purposes stated above.

Security of your Personal Information

American Personal & Private Chef Institute & Association is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide in computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit sensitive information (such as a credit card number) over the internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Protection of Children's Personal Information

American Personal & Private Chef Institute & Association is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect any personal information from children.

Use of Cookies

When someone visits the shopping section of our site, a cookie is placed on the customer's machine (if the customer accepts cookies) or is read if the customer has visited the site previously. The use of cookies is to allow a persistent shopping mall (cart) tracking.

If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from the American Personal & Private Chef Institute & Association Web site, you will be able to view the text on the screens, however you will not be able to purchase product on line.

Changes to this Statement

American Personal & Private Chef Institute & Association will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this statement, American Personal & Private Chef Institute & Association will notify you by placing prominent notice on this Web site. Contact webmaster@personalchef.com with submissions, questions or concerns.

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