Last Updated May 2006
Menu Tools recognizes its obligation to its customers, community and online visitors to adhere to the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all its operations. Likewise, Menu Tools is dedicated to the fundamentals of protecting consumer privacy on the Internet, especially for recipe and financial information. We support active self-regulation of this new environment to ensure that responsible marketers can maintain the right to use all communication media to interact with its consumers.
Information We Collect
1. Personal Information
Except where we expressly tell you otherwise, we don't collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. To obtain access to any of our websites, we do not require any personal information. However, in order to participate in some of the special programs that are offered on the Menu Tools website, you may have to provide personal information. These special programs include possible contests, sweepstakes and other promotions.
2. Non-Personal Information: Cookies
Menu Tools may use "cookie" technology to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors. Cookies are information files that your web browser places on your computer when you visit a website. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but can be configured not to accept them or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. We do not extract personal information in this process nor do we provide this information to third parties. We also do not contact you. Cookies allow us to customize your user interface to speed up the navigation process and to make the site experience more efficient. If your browser is configured to reject cookies, you will not be able to use some of the features of the Menu Tools websites.
These temporary cookies are deleted when you exit your browser. Another type of cookie can be stored on your computer by your browser. Cookies can be used to help us identify site features, in which you have the greatest interest, so that we can provide more of what you may want.
What We Do With The Information We Collect
If you provide us with personal information (e.g. in an e-mail sent to us or in connection with signing up for certain programs, contests, promotions, etc.), we may use your personal information as follows:
- for the purpose of providing the services you request;
- to respond to an e-mail that you have sent to us by return e-mail or if e-mail is unsuccessful by phone;
- to contact you from time to time, where you have specifically consented to follow-up contacts by Menu Tools or its affiliates or to be put on our mailing list;
- for such other purposes to which you may consent from time to time; and
- for such other uses authorized by law.
Disclosure of your Personal Information
We don't share the information you give us with anyone outside of Menu Tools and its affiliates, except with third party service providers of Menu Tools who have agreed not to use your personal information except for specific proposes, as directed by Menu Tools.
Personal Information of Minor Children
Important Note to Children
Before providing your name, address, e-mail address, or any other personal information to anyone on the Internet, be sure to ask your parents if it's ok.
Menu Tools has taken steps to make all information received from our online visitors as secure as possible against unauthorized access and use. Personal information provided by visitors is kept in Menu Tools secure database. All information received from our customers is protected by our security measures, which are periodically reviewed. You should keep in mind, however, that no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure and any information disclosed online can potentially be collected and used by parties other than the intended recipient.
Changes and Access to Personal Information
Individuals who provide information to Menu Tools can correct, update and delete personal information from our database at any time by sending an e-mail to Menu Tools by clicking on the hyperlink "Contact Us" located on home page of the Menu Tools website.
Menu Tools approaches our communications on the Internet with respect for, and commitment to, individual privacy rights, concern, and respect for the different sensibilities of our subscribers. We support active self-regulation of this new environment to ensure that responsible marketers can maintain the right to use all communication media to interact with its consumers.