Your privacy is very important to us. Cheese Companion is a brand of Blue Valley Gourmet. At Blue Valley Gourmet, we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
It is Blue Valley Gourmet’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, Blue Valley Gourmet collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Blue Valley Gourmet’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Blue Valley Gourmet’s visitors use its website.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Blue Valley Gourmet’s websites choose to interact with Blue Valley Gourmet in ways that require Blue Valley Gourmet to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Blue Valley Gourmet gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a name and email address. Those who wish to receive Cheese Companion’s updates via email, we collect their emails. Those who buy on our online store provide us with their name, address, phone number and email. In each case, Blue Valley Gourmet collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Blue Valley Gourmet. Blue Valley Gourmet does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Blue Valley Gourmet may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Blue Valley Gourmet may use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. However, Blue Valley Gourmet does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Blue Valley Gourmet discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Blue Valley Gourmet’s behalf or to provide services available at Blue Valley Gourmet’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Blue Valley Gourmet’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Blue Valley Gourmet will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Blue Valley Gourmet discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Blue Valley Gourmet believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Blue Valley Gourmet, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Blue Valley Gourmet website and have supplied your email address, Blue Valley Gourmet may occasionally send you an email to keep you up to date with what’s going on with Blue Valley Gourmet and our products, or solicit your feedback. If you send us a request or question (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Blue Valley Gourmet takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Blue Valley Gourmet, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Blue Valley Gourmet goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Blue Valley Gourmet may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.