Culinary Connection Gifts - Privacy and Security Policies


Our Commitment to Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To protect your privacy, we provide this Privacy and Security Policy, which explains our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this Privacy and Security Policy easy to find, we make it available on every page of our Web site and where personally identifiable data may be requested.

The Information We Collect
This Privacy and Security Policy applies to all information collected or submitted on the Web site. On some pages you can order products, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages include

E-mail address
Phone number
Credit card information
On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient's address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected may include:

Phone number

When you visit our Web site, we may collect more information: your Internet service provider's address, the name of the Web page directing you, as well as your clicks and activity on our site. This tracking data helps us understand how to make our site more accessible and user-friendly to our customers.

How We Use Information
Like most standard Web site servers, ours uses log files. These include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc., are not linked to personally identifiable information. We use a tracking utility that uses log files to analyze user movement. This tracking data helps us understand how to make our site more accessible and user-friendly to our customers.

We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order to complete that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order. We may use your e-mail address to communicate with you, for example, or to notify you of special offers or programs you might find of interest.

We use the information you provide about someone else when placing an order only to ship the product and to confirm delivery.

We use return e-mail addresses to answer the e-mail we receive. We may also use these e-mail addresses to provide order status and order tracking information, and to respond to queries. If at any time you would like to make a purchase but do not want to provide your credit card information online, you may contact us at our store over the telephone. Simply call 972.398.9009. It is our practice to contact customers in the event of a potential problem with your purchase or any normal business communication regarding your purchase.

If you choose to register or receive products or materials from us, or to otherwise give us personal information, we may store some or all of that personal information and use it for marketing research and marketing purposes.

We will never give or sell your personal information to any other company.

In the event of a criminal investigation or a suspected illegal activity, we may be required by law enforcement agencies to share certain personal information.

We will never use or share personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Only the Culinary Connection Gifts will send you information; we will not allow any outside company to use our information. When an e-mail advertisement is delivered to a recipient, there will be an option to opt-out of receiving any future mailings. This opt-out will be as easy as replying to the e-mail and asking to receive no more mailings.

A Word on "Cookies"
"Cookies" are small items of data that some Web sites either write to your hard drive upon your visit to their site(s) or store in the browser. These data files contain information the site can use to organize the pages you have visited on a particular Web site. Our Web sites may use "cookie" technology to measure site activity and tailor information to fit your personal interests. In this way, we can deliver tailor-made information suiting your personal interests upon your next visit to our site. Our use of "cookie" technology is to provide you with a more individualized delivery of information and an optimal viewing experience.

Our Commitment to Data Security takes every reasonable precaution to protect our users' information and to ensure that all transactions that occur on our Web site are secure. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and offline.

All credit card numbers and other sensitive information submitted to the site are encrypted and protected with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption-the industry standard for information security. Information about your order is retained for our records, but it is never shared with third parties.

How to Access or Correct Your Information
On this e-commerce site (, you can access and maintain all your personally identifiable information that we collect online by visiting the My Account section of our Web site. You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Culinary Connection Gifts Newsletters
As a service, offers visitors to its Web site the opportunity to subscribe to periodic email newsletters. If you choose to subscribe, you will receive periodic newsletters from us. You may subscribe or unsubscribe at any time by selecting "Modify Personal Information" when connected to the "My Account" section of our web site and uncheck the box marked "Receive periodic newsletters".

Revisions to our Privacy Policy
Please note that may revise its privacy policy at any time. Such revisions may arise in response to changes in the law, policy, or other factors. We encourage you to periodically visit this page to review our most current policy.

How to Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about this privacy policy, you can write us at Culinary Connection, 7201 Bishop St. E10, Plano, TX 75024; call 972.398.9009; or send an email to