DesktopCookbook Statement of Privacy
(last updated: March 2006)
DesktopCookbook is committed to protecting your privacy. This DesktopCookbook
Statement of Privacy applies to DesktopCookbook's Web site and governs
data collection and usage of all DesktopCookbook sites and services. Please
read the DesktopCookbook Statement of Privacy below. DesktopCookbook is
a general audience web site, intended for users of all ages. Personal
information of all users is collected, used and disclosed as described
in this Statement of Privacy.
Collection of your Personal Information
DesktopCookbook collects personal information, such as your e-mail address
and name. DesktopCookbook may also collect demographic information, such
as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
DesktopCookbook also collects certain information about your computer
hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address,
browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses.
This information is used by DesktopCookbook for the operation of the service,
to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics
regarding use of DesktopCookbook. Use of your Personal Information DesktopCookbook
and its operational service partners collect and use your personal information
to operate DesktopCookbook and deliver the services you have requested.
DesktopCookbook also uses your personal information to inform you of other
products or services available from DesktopCookbook and its affiliates.
DesktopCookbook may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about
your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may
be offered. DesktopCookbook does not sell, rent or lease its customer
lists to third parties. DesktopCookbook may, from time to time, contact
you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering
that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your personal information
(e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third
Security of your Personal Information
DesktopCookbook 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
on computer systems with limited access, that are located in controlled
facilities. When we transmit highly confidential 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.
DesktopCookbook uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience.
A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page
server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your
computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by
a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary
purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.
For example, if you personalize DesktopCookbook 's pages, or register
with DesktopCookbook sites or services, a cookie helps DesktopCookbook
to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies
the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses,
shipping addresses, and so on.
Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify
your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to
decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive
features of the DesktopCookbook services or Web sites you visit.
Enforcement of this Statement of Privacy
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should contact DesktopCookbook.
Changes to this Statement DesktopCookbook will occasionally update this
Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback.
DesktopCookbook welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy.
If you believe that DesktopCookbook has not adhered to this Statement,
please contact by e-mail.