PRIVACY POLICY – “LAST UPDATED OCTOBER 2020”

 

Peninsula Publishing LLC, d/b/a The Local Palate Marketplace

Thank you for visiting this website, which is operated by Peninsula Publishing LLC, d/b/a The Local Palate Marketplace.

This Privacy Policy explains the ways in which we collect information from you through your use of our websites, applications, mobile applications, and/or any services made available through such websites, applications, and/or mobile applications (collectively, the “Service”), and the ways that Peninsula Publishing LLC, d/b/a The Local Palate Marketplace may use this information. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you may provide to us through other means; for example, at a live event, via mail, or via telephone. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully so that you understand our online privacy practices. By using our Service, you agree that your use, and any dispute over our online privacy practices, is governed by this Privacy Policy and the Agreement. If you have questions regarding privacy issues, please contact us at marketplace@thelocalpalate.com.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS:

California law allows California residents, once a year and free of charge, to request information about certain types of personal information (if any) that a business has disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year. However, under the law, we are not required to provide this information as long as we: (1) notify you that you have the right to prevent disclosure of personal information; and (2) provide you with a cost-free means to exercise that right. As noted in this Privacy Policy, we require California residents to opt-in to activities where we would share their personal information with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and you would like to prevent disclosure of your personal information for use in direct marketing by a third party, do not opt-in to participate in these activities. If you are a California resident, and you have opted in to one of these activities, but you later decide that you would like to prevent our disclosure of your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, please contact us.

TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Overview:

The information we gather generally falls into one of two categories: (1) information (for example, your name, address, and billing/shipping information) that you voluntarily supply when you register for our Service, initiate transactions on or through the Service (such as buying products or services through the Service), or when you participate in the features we may offer through the Service (such as comments posted on a blog, discussion group, or other social networking features on the Service; and (2) information gathered on usage patterns and preferences as users navigate through our Service. In some cases, one of our agents or Affiliates may collect the information on our behalf. Third party Service Providers (as defined below) that provide all or some of the services available through this Service also may be gathering the same kinds of information.

Registration Information:

To make use of certain features available through this Service (such as to receive email newsletters or to participate in some social networking features) you may need to register as a “Registered User” and provide certain information as part of the registration process. (If permitted by this Service, you may be able to bypass some of the steps within the registration process by using your user name and password associated with your account on certain specified social networking sites when you register for our Service, but you will still have to complete the registration process after entering that information.) We, or our Service Providers may also ask for information from you if you buy products or services or conduct other transactions via our Service. (We may ask, for example, for your name, shipping address, email address, sex, age, zip code or credit card number, and we might request information on your interest in culinary, the performing arts, and the like.) The information you supply will help us to offer you more personalized features, to tailor our Service to your interests and make them more useful to you, and also may be used in the processing of e-commerce transactions. In addition, our Service Providers may provide us with additional personal information about you that you provide to them through your separate accounts with them as described in their own privacy policy(ies).

The more you tell us about yourself, the more value we can offer. Supplying such information is entirely voluntary, but if you don’t supply the requested information, we may be unable to provide you with services that are available to other users of our Service. For instance, we can’t send you email alerting you to a new product that your favorite vendor is offering if you don’t tell us what you’re interested in and give us your email address.

We may receive or obtain information about a person who is not yet a registered Peninsula Publishing LLC, d/b/a The Local Palate Marketplace (a “Visitor”) in connection with certain features of the Service, such as when a Visitor subscribes to one of our newsletters, a Registered User invites a Visitor to visit our website, a Visitor engages in a transaction, or a Visitor sends a gift card code to a Registered User. Visitor information is used only for the purposes disclosed when it was submitted to us. If you are a Visitor and do not want us collecting your information, please contact us.

In the future, Registered Users also may have the option of upgrading to a Premium account. As a Premium member, you may be eligible for benefits such special deals, rewards, subscription offers and prizes, as well as special offerings to attend events.

Contests and Other Promotions:

From time to time, we may offer contests, sweepstakes or other promotions via our Service. If you enter one of these contests, sweepstakes or promotions, you’ll have to provide information about yourself (such as your name, address, telephone number and email address) so that we can administer and operate the contest, sweepstakes, or promotion (including contacting you if you win, fulfilling a prize, and publishing a winners’ list). If you don’t want us to collect the information requested in the registration form or to provide it to any of our Affiliates, Service Providers and co-sponsor(s) as described below, please do not enter the contest, sweepstakes or promotion.

Email Newsletters:

We may also offer you the opportunity to subscribe to email newsletters that we make available through the Service. If you have opted to receive a particular newsletter, you may always unsubscribe later if you decide not to receive further mailings of the newsletter from us. See “Opting In/Opting Out” below.

Cookies:

To help make this site more responsive to the needs and interests of our users, we keep track of the pages visited by our users by placing a cookie, a small entry in a text file, on your hard drive. Our advertisers and Service Providers may also assign their own cookies to your browser, which is a process that we don’t control.

We use cookies to help us tailor our site to your needs and to deliver a better, more personalized service. For example, we may use cookies to personalize the ads you see on our Service or to avoid showing you the same ad repeatedly during a single visit. In addition, we may use cookies to track the pages on our Service, other sites operated by Affiliates, Peninsula Publishing LLC, d/b/a The Local Palate Marketplace, or other sites visited by our users. We may also use cookies to measure site performance and/or advertising performance. We can build a better Service if we know which pages our users are visiting and how often. You can manage your browser’s cookie setting through the “options” menu on most commercially available web browsers, including options to set your browser to notify you before accepting a cookie or to disable cookies entirely. Of course, if you set your browser not to accept cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of the personalized features enjoyed by other users of our Service.

Web Beacons:

Our Service may contain electronic images (called “single-pixel GIFs” or “web beacons”) or other tools that allow us and our Affiliates, Service Providers, third party vendors and, where necessary, our advertisers, to count users who have visited particular pages of this Service, or other sites or applications, or to access certain cookies. Web beacons enable us to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits the site on which the web beacon is located in order to learn which advertisement brings a user to a given site. We may use these tools and other technologies to recognize which of the links users click and to track how users respond to ads we place on third-party sites or applications. These features may also be included in our email newsletters so that we can learn which messages have been opened and acted upon. In combination with cookies, these web beacons allow us (and/or our Affiliates, Service Providers, vendors, or advertisers) to track the number of users who view particular pages and to fine tune the advertising messages delivered to users of this Service and other websites and applications. We may use “clickstream” data collected using web beacons and cookies to help us tailor promotional content, including such content in email messages and on landing pages, to the perceived interests of our users. Advertising networks with which we are affiliated and third-party advertising services that we use may also use web beacons on our Service to gather similar anonymous “clickstream” information, which is used to fine tune advertising messages delivered to our users and users of other websites, applications, and services.

Browser Level Information and IP Addresses:

Our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer configuration or your mobile device when you use our Service, including the type of browser software you use, the operating system you’re running, the resolution of your computer monitor or mobile device, the website that referred you, the type of device you’re using, and your IP address. (Your IP address is a numerical address that is used by computers and mobile devices connected to the Internet to identify your computer or mobile device so that data (such as the web pages you want to view) can be transmitted to you. We also use IP address information for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. Your IP address alone does not tell us who you are.) We use this information to deliver our web pages to you upon request, to tailor our Service (including ads distributed through our Service) to the interests of our users, and to measure traffic within our Service.

Social Networks:

When you use the social networking features on our Service, you may be asked to log in to a social network using your social network credentials (for example, your Facebook user ID). When you log in, we may collect information about you (including personal information) from that social network. In addition, when you use one of the social network sharing tools available on our Service, the social network operating the tool may collect information about you based on such use. The social network’s use of that information will be subject to its own privacy policy, which may be different from ours.

Non-Personally Identifying Information:

This website uses Google Analytics and other third party analytics tools to help analyze how users use the site. Google Analytics and similar tools are web analysis services provided by Google (in the case of Google Analytics) or other third party vendors (“Analytics Vendors”). The Analytics Vendors utilize the data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other services provided by the applicable Analytics Vendor. The Analytics Vendors may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of their own advertising networks (if applicable). Some Google Analytics features implemented on this site include display advertising (demographics and interest reporting) and similar features from other Analytics Vendors. We use data from the Analytics Vendors’ Interest-based advertising or 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender and interests) with Analytics Vendors’ services only to maintain this site’s functionality, responsiveness and improve content Peninsula Publishing LLC, d/b/a The Local Palate Marketplace uses the Google Analytics demographics and interest reporting feature (and, if applicable, similar features from other Analytics Vendors) to identify trends in the usage of its website which may be published in reports for internal use. An Analytics Vendor’s ability to use and share information collected by such vendor regarding your visits to this site is restricted by the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. You may opt-out of the Analytics Vendors’ services for display advertising and customer display network ads using Ads Settings.

The Analytics Vendors’ use “cookies” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to the associated Analytics Vendor. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. At any time, you may choose to opt-out of the Analytics Vendors’ tracking with cookies through the opt-out browser add-on.

Mobile Applications and Location-Based Information:

In using your mobile device, our Service may have the ability to use your precise geographic location to deliver content, services, and advertising tailored to your location. If you choose to enable our Service to use your location information, then that information will be stored and used to deliver content, services, and advertising tailored to your location. Also, when you use a mobile device or browser to access our Service, then your device and/or your browser may automatically collect and/or transmit your device’s unique identifier, IP address, location information, device make/model, wireless provider, and related information to us and our Service Providers. We and our Service Providers may use this information to deliver content, services, and advertising tailored to your location.

Data Collected in Connection with Ad Serving and Targeting:

We use third-party Service Providers, such as ad networks, to serve advertising to you when you use our Service or use other sites or applications. These Service Providers may use information about your activities while you navigate through and use this Service and other web sites and applications (and that the Service Providers collect through cookies) to provide you with advertisements about products and services that they think may be of interest to you. The information used by these Service Providers for these purposes generally does not identify you personally (in other words, the Service Providers are not usually using your name, address, email address, or phone number for these purposes, although they may use your IP address, your geographic location, or your device’s unique identifier). You can learn more about such data collection practices, and/or opt out of any use by our Service Providers of cookies to tailor advertising to your interests, by visiting www.aboutads.info/choices.

Peninsula Publishing LLC, d/b/a The Local Palate Marketplace Adherence to Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising:

We and other website owners or advertisers may use cookies or similar tools to provide customized ads based on visits to our or their websites, respectively. We adhere to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising of the Digital Advertising Alliance. To learn more about the Principles and your choices when it comes to the use of online behavioral advertising data by advertisers and ad servers across the Internet, visit aboutads.info. Many companies that collect information for behavioral advertising are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”). NAI offers the ability for you to opt-out of the behavioral advertising programs of their members by going to http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/op_out.... or http://www.aboutads.info/choices. Please note that if you use a different computer, change your web browser, or delete your cookies, you will need to renew all of your opt-out choices. As there is no commonly accepted response for Do Not Track signals initiated by browsers, we do not respond to them.

Advertisers, Third Party Vendors and Other Websites:

Information that you submit directly within or in connection with any advertisement or third party vendor website served through our Service is governed by the terms of the advertiser’s or third party vendor’s respective privacy policy or of the company engaged by the advertiser or third party vendor to collect such information. We do not control the privacy policies of advertisers, third party vendors, or websites you may link to from our Service. You should review their websites for questions about their Internet security and privacy.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION:

Why We Collect Information From You.

Like any business, it’s important for us to know our customers — their needs, their likes, what they want and expect from us. This allows us to provide you with the best possible experience on our platforms and enables us to offer you a unique selection of products to match your needs. We rely heavily on our vendors’ and advertisers to operate our Service. They want to know how many people bought their product(s), see their ad(s) and how often users are interacting on our Service — in other words, how well their product(s) or ads are likely to do. So it’s important that we be able to tell them who our audience is. Except as expressly set forth in this Privacy Policy, we will not provide, sell or rent to any third party any personally identifying information that we collect from you through your use of this Service.

We may use your personal information in connection with providing you with any offers relating to or in conjunction with off-line print offers, such as for the purpose of soliciting you to subscribe to our magazine any special interest publications and/or cookbooks created by us or on our behalf. In addition, we may use your personal information to make you aware or invite you to Local Palate events or sponsored event(s), In such case; your personal information will be used respect to such materials.

Advertisers:

Without your permission, we will not share the personally-identifying information you provide when registering on our Service or purchasing goods through our Service with advertisers. We may; however, take the information you provide and aggregate it with data from all the other people that use this Service and associated services. Then we will use that pool of information to inform our advertisers about our audience without identifying you personally.

Service Providers:

All or portions of our Service may be provided or supported by our third-party service providers (“Service Providers”), and we may share any of the information that we collect from you through our Service (e.g., anonymous information collected through cookies on your browser, etc.) with such Service Providers. In the event we offer services through this Service such as chat, email newsletters, email services, online classifieds and/or similar services, such services may be made available through cooperative arrangements with providers that specialize in operating such services. In some instances, our Service Providers will have the same access to your information as we do. Their use of the information will be subject to the terms of their respective privacy policies.

Contest Co-Sponsors:

If you enter any contest, sweepstakes or other promotion that we may make available through this Service, we may share the information you submit to us with the co-sponsor(s) of the contest, sweepstakes, or promotion. We will identify any co-sponsor(s) and advise you of our intent regarding information that you have submitted with co-sponsor(s) in the official rules for the promotion.

Our Affiliates:

We may share any of the information that we collect from you (including anonymous information and personally identifying information that you may provide) with our Affiliates so that we and they can provide you with products and services that may be of interest to you.

Statistical Information:

Much of the information we collect is in the form of aggregated statistics, such as the traffic that visits various pages within our Service, and the habits and preferences of our audience. Such aggregated information does not include any information that would identify you personally. We may use such aggregated information and disclose it to any third parties, as we deem appropriate.

Information You Post:

Please remember that anything you post to any message boards, discussion or comment areas, or social networking services on our Service can be seen, collected, and used by anyone who has access to that board, area, or social networking service. We cannot control how your postings may be used by third parties with such access. Keep in mind that other people may see the date you joined; ratings, reviews and related photos for items you purchased; your public profile information (which does not include private information such as your shipping and billing information or personal contact information); your favorites, followers and those you follow; and comments you post in our community spaces.

Sites to Which We Link:

Our Service includes links to websites, applications, and services, and provides access to products and services offered by third parties. We do not control the privacy policies for or associated with these websites, applications, and services. When you access another site, application, or service, or purchase products or services or conduct other transactions through such third party sites, use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site, application, or service you’re using or the provider of such products or services.

Other Disclosures:

We reserve the right to release information about users of our Service when release is necessary or appropriate to comply with law, to enforce this Privacy Policy or to protect the rights, property or safety of users of our Service, the public, our customers, or our company and its employees, agents, partners and Affiliates. As our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that we merge with another entity or otherwise transfer substantially all of our assets to another entity (including, without limitation, to one of our Affiliates as part of an internal reorganization), information collected from this Service would be among the transferred assets.

SHOPPING:

When you purchase products and/or services through our Service, we will ask you to provide us with certain information, including your contact/shipping information (such as your name, address, telephone and email), and your billing information (such as your credit card number and the date that your card expires). We may also ask you to provide additional information such as unique identifiers (such as your date of birth), and registration information (login name and password). All such information is protected as described in the Data Security section below. You authorize Peninsula Publishing LLC, d/b/a The Local Palate Marketplace and/or our third-party payment vendors to collect, process, and store your billing information.

We will use the information you provide us to process your transaction and to contact you regarding your purchase if necessary. We will share this information with our Service Providers to the extent necessary to facilitate your purchase (for purposes such as customer service, verification, fulfillment and billing purposes). We will not sell or rent your personal billing information to any third party. We may share non-financial information with our Service Providers in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

When you wish to make a purchase through our Service, you must provide us with certain information about the transaction that you are seeking to execute. You also authorize us to share your transaction information with the suppliers of such products so that they can process and ship your order.

OPTING IN/OPTING OUT:

In certain places on this Service (for example, when registering as a user of this Service, managing your account, shopping, or participating in activities like promotional contests), we may ask you to consent to the sharing of your information with third parties with which we have business relationships. If you provide such consent (for example, by checking a box or by some other means), we will make your information available to such third parties as described in the consent form so that they, we, or both may contact you directly regarding special offers, promotions, products or services that may be of interest to you.

If you register with this Service, you will have the opportunity to review or update the information you have provided us at any time. You also have the option of deleting all information except for your email address. If you would like to completely deactivate your account, please contact us. Please note, however, that if you deactivate your account, you will not receive any newsletters from us and you will not be able to participate in any of our sweepstakes, special product offers or contests. Also, even if you deactivate your account, you still need to go through a separate process to unsubscribe from any SMS alerts you previously signed up to receive. You can unsubscribe from these alerts by using the “STOP” function within those messages. You agree that, subject to applicable law, we may use your information to contact you for customer service, to inform you of important changes or additions to our Service or the services offered over our Service and to send you administrative notices or any communications relevant to your use of our Service. Please note, you cannot opt out of receiving transactional e-mails related to your account. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to process such requests in a timely manner. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our subscription databases.

If you have subscribed to one of our email newsletters, you will always have the opportunity to unsubscribe from future mailings (for example, by clicking on an unsubscribe link in an email newsletter or by modifying your account settings on our Service).

If you have submitted your information on a page provided in conjunction with one of our Service Providers, the information you submit may be jointly maintained by us and the Service Provider. If you decide to opt out of our Service, you may also need to contact the Service Provider separately to request the Service Provider to remove your information from its database.

DATA SECURITY:

All information gathered through our Service is stored within database(s) operated by us or by a Service Provider on our behalf. We and/or our Service Providers secure the personally identifying information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For e-commerce transactions where you provide sensitive financial data (e.g., credit card information) to us via this Service, we transmit your billing information using encryption. Encryption scrambles your credit card number and personal information. However, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.

A NOTE ABOUT CHILDREN’S PRIVACY:

This Service is not directed at anyone under the age of 13, and we won’t knowingly allow anyone under age 13 to register with our Service or to provide any other personally identifying information. If you’re under 13, please do not provide us with any personally identifying information about yourself (such as your name, address, email address or your phone number). If we become aware that we have collected any personally identifying information from a user under the age of 13, we will remove such information from our records as soon as possible.

 

 

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY:

We may change the terms of this Privacy Policy or introduce new terms and conditions from time to time, in which case we will post an updated version of this Privacy Policy on this Service and will update the “Last Updated” date above to reflect the date the changes take effect. By continuing to use this Service after we post any such changes, you accept this Privacy Policy, as modified. If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the use of your Personal Information under this Privacy Policy, you can contact us at marketplace@thelocalpalate.com.