Last modified on January 12, 2017
Rachael Ray Digital LLC (“RRD”) is committed to providing information and activities relating to Rachael Ray on the rachaelray.com website (the “Site”). Our content includes information about Rachael Ray and her various endeavors, products, recipes, photos, video and interactivity with our users and also provides links to other sites Rachael Ray may or may not be affiliated with.
- Your California Privacy Rights
- Collection and Use of Information
- Personal Information
- Financial Information
- IP Address
- Other Information
- Your Consent
- Use of Your Personal Information
- Opting In and Opting Out of Electronic Communications
- Do Not Track Signals
- Use of Your Personal Information within RRD
- Use of Your Personal Information by Our Service Providers
- If RRD changes ownership
- Lawful access, legal action and investigations.
- Disclosure of Information to Non-Affiliated Third Parties
- Retention of Personal Information
- Your Privacy Choices – Limiting Information Sharing/Accessing Your Information
- Protection and Security of Information
- Your Responsibility For Your Username and Password
- Use of the Site by Children
- Links to Other WebSites
- Governing Law
- Contact Us
California Privacy Rights
Collection and Use of Information
Personal Information is information that uniquely identifies you, such as your name, address, email address and telephone number. At times, RRD may collect your Personal Information. For example, we collect your Personal Information if you register for portions of the Site that may require registration, enter a sweepstakes or contest, complete a survey, subscribe to our newsletters, or send us an email, and provide us with your name, address, telephone number and/or email address. We may also collect your Personal Information if you post, display and/or publish User Content on the Site. When users send us stories, recipes, photos and/or other User Content, these materials may be posted on our Site. We also may display a child’s photo or artwork, or photos that show images of any children, but we will only show a child’s first name and age. We will not show any last names or addresses, including email or postal. We will not use material without the acceptance by the user, or by the parent of a user if such user is under 18, of our User Content License Agreement. We will not return any materials, such as photographs, once they have been sent to us.
Any information collected about you from the Site may be associated with other information that RRD has collected about you. REMEMBER to exercise discretion and caution when you post content on the Site – any Personal Information so posted will not be held confidentially, and it may be publicly viewable. With respect to all communications you make to or through the Site, including but not limited to feedback, questions, comments, suggestions and the like: (i) you shall have no right to confidentiality in your communications and RRD shall have no obligation to protect your communications from disclosure; (ii) RRD shall be free to reproduce, use, publish, display, disclose and distribute your communications to others without limitation, in any way now known or hereafter devised; and (iii) RRD shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, information, data content or techniques contained in your communications for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to the development, production and marketing of products and services that incorporate such information, without any compensation to you.
An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your internet service provider when you log on. Your IP address is not linked to your Personal Information but RRD does reserve the right to use IP addresses to identify individuals who threaten the Site or other users or visitors. IP addresses may also be used to help diagnose problems with the Site and to gather broad demographic information.
When you access the Site, RRD will automatically receive some information about your use of the service. The type of information that is automatically collected by RRD includes such things as the date and time of access of the Site, the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer that you are using, the domain and host from which you access the Internet, your browser software and operating system, the referring website address, and the specific activities you are engaged in while visiting the Site. This aggregate tracking information is used to help RRD improve and enhance the website experience for all of its visitors.
Use of Your Personal Information
We use your Personal Information for the purposes for which it is submitted, such as to reply to your emails and inquiries, and to allow you to participate in promotions, such as contests. Your Personal Information may also be used in the following ways:
- to deliver materials, information and services to you,
- to give you notice of and/or resolve any problems that may arise in connection with our services,
- to better understand the needs and interests of our customers,
- to analyze the success of our products and services and Site,
- to manage the Site’s interactive functionality,
- to help RRD improve and enhance the Site experience for all of its visitors, and customize the content on our Site,
- for compliance with RRD’s legal and regulatory obligations,
- as otherwise reasonably required to provide customer services and maintain the Site,
- to investigate potential breaches of the Terms and Conditions of the Site,
- to investigate potentially unlawful activity,
- as permitted by law.
We may also use your Personal Information to contact you via direct postal mail and/or electronically to the extent such activity is permitted by law, and, with your consent, regarding your relationship with RRD. This information may also be used to help RRD and its commercial partners deliver targeted advertisements, promotions and other initiatives to you.
Opting in and opting out of electronic communications. At certain points where Personal Information is collected on our Site, there may be a box to indicate that you wish to receive certain information or communications from RRD. You may opt out of receiving electronic communications, such as emails from RRD at any time. In all of our electronic communications you will be given the opportunity to opt out of receiving future communications. You may also opt-out or change your preferences by clicking on the “update subscription preferences” link at the bottom of our newsletters or by sending an email to [email protected]
Do Not Track Signals. Certain web browsers provide users with an option by which you may have your browser send a “Do Not Track” signal to the website that you are visiting, advising the recipient website that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. However, the way browsers communicate such “Do Not Track” signals is not yet uniform and accordingly, our Site does not take any action in response to such signals. In the event a final standard is developed and accepted, we may reassess how we should respond to such signals.
Use of Your Personal Information Within RRD. In order to provide you with efficient and reliable services and to improve product and service options available to you, RRD may share your Personal Information with our affiliated entities, in which case your personal information will be collected, used, disclosed, managed and stored in accordance with this policy as set forth herein. Our affiliates are companies controlled or owned by us, or companies that control us, or are under common control with us. The Site is intended for users in the United States and its territories and possessions, but if you use the Site from any country outside the United States, the various communications will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries, and by visiting the Site, you consent to these transfers as required or permitted by applicable law.
The Site makes use of “cookies” – small data files which we may send to your computer on the basis of the information that we have collected about your visit. They contain information allowing us to recognize when you are visiting the Site and to keep track of your preferences. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our Site, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our site. Cookies are stored in your computer’s browser or on your hard disk and can then be retrieved by the website. Our Site uses two kinds of cookies: so-called “session” cookies, which are deleted from your computer when you leave the Site and are used purely to help you to navigate around the Site; and “persistent” cookies, which remain on your computer so that the Site can recognize you when you return.
RRD offers you choices about the collection of information on our Site. RRD adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising. If you decide you do not want to receive personalized ads from third-party advertisers and ad networks please visit www.AboutAds.info/choices, where you can learn more about opting out from receiving interest-based advertising.
If you want to delete any cookies that were already sent to your computer or personal device, please refer to your web browser’s “Help” facility. In addition, most web browsers can be set to prevent you from receiving new cookies, notify you before accepting cookies or disable cookies altogether. Details about this can normally be found in the “Help” facility provided with your browser. Please note that if you disable cookies you may not be able to take advantage of some of the Site’s interactive functionality.
Disclosure of Information to Non-Affiliated Third Parties
RRD does not sell or market the Personal Information collected on the Site to non-affiliated third parties for their marketing purposes without your express consent. Other aggregated and/or anonymous information may be disclosed without your consent. RRD may disclose aggregated statistics about visitors to its Site, along with anonymous information concerning individual visitors of its Site. We may combine anonymous information and/or aggregate information we collect with additional anonymous information collected from other sources. We may share anonymous information (including aggregate information) we collect regarding our users with third parties (such as advisors, promotional sponsors, and investors) for various business purposes including conducting general business analysis, and developing website content and services.
Retention of Personal Information
Personal Information is retained to deliver our services, to otherwise fulfill identified or apparent purposes, and for record-keeping. At some point RRD may elect to destroy, erase or anonymize your Personal Information. Once anonymized, RRD undertakes not to re-identify the information.
Information posted on the Site may continue to be displayed on this Site, or on any successor website for as long as the Site or any successor Site is available, and may be archived by third party Sites. You may request access to your Personal Information in order for it to be updated or removed from a particular webpage by writing to [email protected] To the extent permitted by applicable law, we reserve the right to refuse requests for the removal of Personal Information from the Site.
Your Privacy Choices – Limiting Information Sharing/Accessing Your Information
You may have the right to request access to the Personal Information that we hold about you, which includes the right to amend or correct that information, as appropriate, and to receive an account of how it has been used and a list of the organizations to whom it has been disclosed. In some circumstances, you may have the right to object to RRD’s use of that Personal Information. You may request access and update your Personal Information by writing to [email protected]
To protect the confidentiality of your information and respect your wishes for how it is used RRD offers “opt out” alternatives. Specifically, you may instruct us not to share Personal Information about you with our affiliated entities. As noted above, you may also opt-out of receiving electronic communications from us at any time. You may make your privacy choice at any time and it will remain in effect until you change it.
If you would like to check, change, or confirm your privacy choices please contact us at: [email protected]
Protection and Security of Information
RRD maintains reasonable standards of confidentiality and security for the Site and the Personal Information collected from the Site. Physical, technical, electronic and managerial procedures have been employed to safeguard the security and integrity of Personal Information collected through the Site. The Personal Information you provide is secured using industry standard security technology. RRD also restricts its own employees’ access to Personal Information. However, it is possible that someone may intercept or access communications, transmissions and/or Personal Information.
In the event that RRD determines that there has been a security breach that results in the unauthorized disclosure of Personal Information to a third party, RRD will promptly notify consumers whose Personal Information it reasonably believes has been compromised by posting information on the Site and, if email contact is possible, then also by sending an email notification with respect to the situation.
You acknowledge that the security of online transactions you conduct using the Site cannot be guaranteed. To the fullest extent permitted at law, RRD shall not accept responsibility for misuse or loss of, or unauthorized access to, your Personal Information.
Use of the Site by Children
You must be 18 years of age to use the Site. RRD does not knowingly collect or maintain information from children under the age of 13, and no part of the Site is designed with the intention of attracting such children.
Links to Other Websites and Services
The RRD Site may contain links to other websites that are not controlled and/or maintained by RRD. Please be aware that these other Site may have different privacy policies which may subject you to different privacy practices. Please review the privacy policies of such other websites for information concerning what information is collected on such websites and how it is used. RRD is not responsible for the contents or privacy practices of any linked site or any link on a linked site.
If you have any questions concerning California Privacy Rights you may contact us at [email protected] or write to us at:
Attn: California Privacy Rights Administrator
900 Broadway, Suite 1001
New York, NY 10003