Thursday, May 14, 2009

Privacy Policy (Updated 05/15/09)

This privacy policy covers Cooking With The Single Guy, or simply referred to here as "Web site."

Modifying the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, add or delete provisions of this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time, and we will post a notice and the effective date of any change on our Web site. Your use of our Web site after the effective date of any such modification means you accept and agree to be bound by the Privacy Policy, as modified. We urge you to come back to this page and review this Privacy Policy regularly so that you remain aware of the terms and conditions that apply to you.

Collecting Personal Information

"Personal Information" means any information obtained through your use of our Web site, which might reasonably be used to specifically identify you and may include your name, title, company, address, email and phone number, among other things. The Web site currently does not collect from visitors any personal information in order for you to use the features on this site. If and when we collect Personal Information from you, we do so on a voluntary basis and this enables us to give you access to members-only portion of our Web site that may include features, functions, promotions, products and services not generally available to non-members.

We do not sell or rent your Personal Information to others.

Collecting Non-Personal Information

When you use our Web site, we often use third-party operational service providers and technology that can recognize, collect and transmit information that is associated with you or your computer and browser, but which does not personally identify you. Although the term "cookie" commonly is used to refer to a small text file stored on a computer that keeps track of your visits to web sites and/or can contain log-in information so you don’t have to re-enter information each time you visit, we will use the term "cookie" to refer generically to any technology that can recognize, collect or transmit information about your visits to our Web site. "Cookie" information typically includes such data as the Internet or web domain that referred you, the type of operating system and browser you are using, the date and time of your visit, information relating to activities on our Web site (e.g., ‘clickstream’ data) and other technical attributes of your visits to our Web site. No personally identifiable information is collected by this process and we use the information collected through cookies to analyze trends, administer our Web site, track movements on our Web site and gather aggregate demographic information about visitors so we can continually improve our Web site.

Cookies store information that allows our Web site to recognize a users’ computer or access device each time it is used to visit our Web site and cookies can keep count of how often you return to our Web site. Cookies can also track how you use our Web site, your preferences for features and functions and can store information such as your log-in information, if applicable. We do not use cookies to retrieve information from your computer for purposes that are unrelated to our Web site or your interaction with our Web site.

You may stop or restrict cookies on your computer or purge them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences and you should consult the operating instructions that apply to your browser for instructions should you wish to do so and in general to determine how best to configure your browser settings to meet your requirements. Note that if you ‘turn off,’ purge or disable cookies, although you may still use our Web site, you may not be able to use all of the features, functions or services available on our Web site.

Third Party Advertiser Cookies and Web Beacons

This Web site participates in Six Apart Media, a comprehensive advertising program provided by Six Apart Ltd. for publishers all across the Web. This section of our privacy policy describes how Six Apart Ltd. and the third party advertising networks and advertisers that display advertisements through Six Apart Media (collectively, "Advertisers") collect, use, store and disclose data from visitors to this Web site.

A "cookie" is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a Web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies can be used to target advertisements relevant to your interests, based on your visits to different Web sites, to provide traffic measurement and other analytics and to conduct research.
A "Web beacon" is an electronic file on a Web page that allows a Web site to count users who have visited that page, to access certain cookies and to provide auditing, research and reporting for advertisers.

When your browser requests a page that displays advertising from one of the Advertisers, the Advertiser may view, edit or set its own cookie through your browser. In addition, the Advertiser may place its own Web beacon in the page, which may be triggered by your browser's request.

Advertiser Privacy Policies

If you would like to contact the Advertisers to learn more about their privacy policies and what options (if any) they offer to opt out of their data collection and use, please follow these links to their Web sites:

Six Apart Ltd.
Six Apart Media third party advertising networks and advertisers

Some of these third party advertising networks are participants in the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI"), a cooperative of online marketing and analytics companies committed to building consumer awareness and establishing responsible business and data management practices and standards. You can learn more about NAI and how you may "opt out" of targeted advertising delivered by NAI member ad networks

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, Cooking With The Single Guy may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on this Web site.

Business Transitions

In the event the Web site goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, users' personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.


Cooking With The Single Guy contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the Web site is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Cooking With The Single Guy.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a resident of the State of California, under the California Civil Code, you have the right to request information on how to exercise your disclosure choice options from companies conducting business in California. To do so, send us a request for information indicating your preference as to how you would like us to respond to your request (i.e., email or postal mail). To request such information, please send an email to

Notification of Changes

Whenever the Web site changes its Privacy Policy, we will post those changes to this Privacy Policy, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

This Privacy Policy was last modified and is effective as of Friday, May 15, 2009.