Privacy Policy

Last updated 5/10/2008

About the Privacy Policy believes strongly in protecting the privacy of its users. users should refer to the Privacy Policy before providing any information to the website.  Any questions or comments on our Privacy Policy or privacy practices of this website can be addressed to info(at)

Types of information we collect

Personal Information:  Personal information includes name, address, telephone number, email address, date of birth, gender and geographic location. 

Cookies:  A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. may use Cookies.  These Cookies may be placed in your web browser as a data file.  Cookies from do not contain any personal information about you but may be linked to personal information about you.  If these cookies are linked to personal information about you, this information will be subject to this privacy policy.  Cookies from allow us to collect information about your web browser, website usage patterns and demographic information.  This information is stored in the website's logs and is used by us to improve the user experience on 
Third party advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie in your browser.

Log Files:  When you visit, your unique IP address is logged to our site.  This data allows us to collect information about your website usage patterns, demographics, analyze trends and track your movement on the website.  We may link some or all of this information to personally identifiable information that is stored on a cookie in your computer.  This information is only used for internal operational and marketing purposes.

Web Beacons:  We may use, or permit third parties to use web beacons to monitor the effectiveness of our advertising.  These web beacons do not collect personal information about you on

How we collect and use information provided by you collects personal information at many areas of the website.  These areas are explained below:

When you register a user account with you are requested to create a user account: username, password, email address and zip code.  We may also request you to specify personal interests such as specific foods and dietary preferences.
Information you provide may be used for some or all of the following:
To provide services you have requested, for internal marketing purposes, or to contact you on a periodic basis regarding any services on that you have expressed interest.
To note your username and user account during a recipe, forum, wiki or any other content submission on the website.
To contact you for any reason in regards to any content you have submitted to the site.
To contact you to view third party advertiser's goods and services offers if you choose, during or after user account registration on the website.  The third party advertiser may use your registration information we provide to it, along with any information you submit directly to them, to fulfill your request. 

If you purchase products on, we collect personal information such as your credit card, billing address, first and last name to fulfill your orders and bill you for them. 

If you submit a query to our Customer Service department, we collect this information to fulfill your request and to assist us in fulfilling future Customer Service requests. uses information about you for our own internal design purposes, operational purposes, statistical purposes.  This information helps us improve the site and address issues such as bandwidth, server load and advertising audience. 

Disclosure of personal information

Consent:  With your consent, we may disclose your personal information to third parties in order to provide you with products and services that you have requested. 

Business Transfers: may transfer all site information to another business in the event of an acquisition, partnership, bankruptcy or sale of company assets.  Site information includes but is not limited to: personal user information, website logs, and all website user submitted content.  Content shal remain under their respective licenses (eg: Creative Commons) during and after the transfer if applicable. 

Protection of and others: may disclose personal information about you when we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law:
To protect our or our users from fraudulent, abusive or unlawful use on this website.
To collect or bill for amounts owed to us.
If we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of personal information without delay.

Children is not intended to collect information from children under the age of 13.  If you are under the age of 13, you should not register any information to the website.  Children under the age of 13 should have a parent to submit user information to if submitting user content is desired. 

Third party advertising may use one or more third party advertising companies to serve advertising when you visit the website.  Third party advertisers may use cookies and web beacons to track usage pattern data.  These advertisers may also combine this information with information they've gathered about you on other websites to provide advertisements about related goods and services that may be of interest to you. 

Third party links may occasionally have links to other websites on our website.  We have no control or responsibility for any disclosure, collection or use of any of your personal information by linked third party websites.  Please carefully review the third party website's privacy policy before you link or follow a link to their website. 

Security employs reasonable security measures to store and maintain personal identifying information to the best of our knowledge.  This is to protect it from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction by unauthorized parties while the information is under our control.