These terms apply to the website located at www.Chowter.com (referred to as “Chowter” or “us,” “we,” “Website” and “our”). We value your right to privacy while using the internet. We have created this Policy (“Policy”) to demonstrate our commitment to the privacy of our visitors and customers. The Policy describes how we collect, protect, and use information we receive from visitors to our Website. The purpose of this Policy is to inform you when you visit our Website how we use personally identifiable information you share with us and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to review and correct, your information (the phrases “personally identifiable information” and “personal information” mean any information by which you, individually, can be identified, such as your name, address, email address, etc.).
This Policy is effective as of May 12, 2014.

Regarding Minors

Children (under the age of 18) are not eligible to use the Website unsupervised, and we ask that children do not submit any personal information of any nature to us. If you are under the age of 18, you may only use this Website while under the supervision of your parent(s) or guardian(s).

General

In general, you may visit many pages of the Website without telling us who you are or providing any personal information about yourself. We may track the IP address from which people visit the Website and analyze this data for trends and statistics, but individual users will remain anonymous unless they voluntarily reveal their identity to us.
At times (such as when you purchase or order a product, subscribe to a service, register to receive updates, alerts, emails, or participate in message boards, surveys, or promotions) we will ask you to provide personal information about yourself, such as your name, residential address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card information, birth date, gender or personal interests. We also maintain a record of your online purchases. Whether or not you choose to provide the information we request is entirely up to you. But if you choose not to provide the information we request, you may be unable to purchase products or services, or access certain offers and content on the Website.
We reserve the right to modify, update or discontinue the Site at our sole discretion, at any time, for any or no reason, and without notice or liability.

Third-Party Hosting

Chowter contracts with a third party to host the Website. Therefore, any information you submit, including personal information, will be placed and stored on a computer server maintained by this third-party host. The third party has agreed to implement technology and security features and strict policy guidelines to safeguard the privacy of your personal information from unauthorized access or improper use.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

If you choose to provide information to us through our online registration, you may be asked to provide us with personal information, including your name, address and telephone number, your e-mail address, a password, and other identifying information (such as your mother’s maiden name or city of birth). We also may ask you for other personal information when you ask us for information, subscribe to a Company service or publication, or download information.
Your personal information allows us to provide you with the information you have requested, provide you with information regarding the status of your registration, fulfill your requests, and provide you with information regarding future products and services that may suit your particular interests. We also use your personal information to help identify you if you lose your password and to help you quickly find information on the Website.
If you believe that any of your personal information is incorrect, or has been changed since your registration at the Website, please send an e-mail message to [email protected] explaining the correction or change and provide any relevant information.

Cookies

We, and third parties with whom we partner, may use cookie technology to improve the quality of your experience. A cookie is a small file that contains information sent by a website that is saved on your hard disk by your computer’s browser. Cookies store information that a website may need in order to personalize your experience and gather website statistical data. Any time you visit the Website, we collect and store the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet (for example, Chowter.com, etc.); the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access the Website; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the Website.
It may be possible to disable some (but not all) Cookies through your device or browser settings, but doing so may affect your ability to use the Site. The method for disabling cookies may vary by device and browser, but can usually be found in preferences or security settings.

How We Share Your Information

We will share your personal information with our partners and with third-party independent contractors for purposes of: (a) performing functions on behalf of Chowter, such as processing credit card transactions; (b) providing you with product offers via e-mail or snail mail; and (c) tracking information generated through the Website. Our partners and third-party independent contractors are obligated contractually not to use or share your personal information for unauthorized purposes.
Chowter also may disclose your personal information to comply with a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process; to comply with legal, regulatory, or administrative requirements of any governmental authorities; to protect and defend Chowter, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their officers, directors, employees, attorneys, agents, contractors, and partners, in connection with any legal action, claim, or dispute; to enforce the Terms and Conditions of Use of the Website; to prevent imminent physical harm; and in the event that we find that your actions on the Website violate any laws, our Terms and Conditions of Use, or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services.
As we develop our business, we may buy, merge, or partner with other companies or businesses, and in so doing, acquire customer information. We reserve the right to transfer your personal information to a third party in the event of a transfer of all or substantially all of Chowter assets, provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of this privacy policy.
If you choose not to give us your personal information at all, you can still access the Website. However, you will not be able to access areas that require registration or personal information.

Removal of Personal Information

If at any time you would like to remove your information from our database, several options are available. You may simply delete your account. If you don’t have access to your account, simply email us at [email protected] We will remove your public posts from view and/or dissociate them from your account profile, but we may retain information about you for the purposes authorized under this Privacy Policy unless prohibited by law. Businesses cannot remove their business listings, ratings or reviews by closing their accounts.

Links to Other Sites

For your convenience, the Website may contain links to other sites. These links are an accommodation to the respective third-party site owners and for your convenience. Sites linked to and from the Website are not necessarily under the control of Chowter. When you click on one of these links, you will be transferred out of our Website and connected to the website of the organization or company that you selected. Chowter shall have no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the content or privacy practices of any linked sites, or any link or linking program at any time. Such websites are not investigated, monitored, or checked for quality, accuracy, or completeness by us. Inclusion of any linked website on this Website does not imply or express an approval or endorsement of the linked website by us, or of any of the content, opinions, products, or services provided on these websites. Even if an affiliation exists between our Website and a third-party website, we exercise no control over linked sites. Each of these linked sites maintains its own independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. If you visit a website that is linked to or from our Website, we encourage you to consult that website’s privacy policy before providing any personal information and whenever interacting with any website. You should read and understand our policies with respect to such third-party links, as stated in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the Website.

Security

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Jurisdiction

The information we obtain from or about you may be processed and stored in the United States, which may provide for different data protection rules than the country in which you reside. We will respond to requests relating to personal data within 30 days.
Chowter welcomes comments and questions about this Policy and about our Website. Any comments or questions regarding this Policy or this Website may be directed to our staff at: [email protected]

Effective Date and Changes

By using this Website, you acknowledge your agreement to the terms of our Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, please do not disclose any personal information through this Website. This privacy policy is effective as of May 12, 2014. Chowter reserves the right to modify the terms of this privacy policy at any time and in its sole discretion. The newest version will be posted to this page, so please visit this page from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any changes to it.
BY CONTINUING TO ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE FOLLOWING OUR POSTING OF A CHANGE NOTICE YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND TO THOSE CHANGES.