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HappyFoodie.com's Privacy Policy:

Your privacy is very important to us. We want to make your experience on our site as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. We are committed to your privacy and security, and have no intention of giving your data to any other site or vendor. Any personal data collected are for our internal purposes only. But if you don't want to give us your email address and info so you can read and post on our message boards or write to us, don't.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully if you have nothing better to do with your time.

Collection and Use of Information

Members are asked to provide certain information when they sign up for our site and message boards, such as name, street address, phone number (optional), and email address. The personal information collected from Members during the registration process is used only to correspond with you ourselves about food topics and the HappyFoodie website. It will not be given to any affiliates.

In order to better understand its Members, HappyFoodie reads what they have to say. We are not interested in aggregate publicly available information from third-parties. HappyFoodie will however use your direct feedback to develop the website so as to better serve its Members, to the best of its ability.

We may send you messages through email, phone or regular mail. If you answer in friendly fashion, we may continue to contact you occasionally by the same methods until you cease answering or ask us to stop by emailing us at info at happy foodie . com.

Online Shopping

We provide links to other websites, commercial and noncommercial, that we think will be of interest to foodies. At some websites, you can purchase products and services or register to receive materials. In many cases, you may be asked by them to provide contact information, such as your name, address, email address, phone number, and credit/debit card information; also, information about the recipient if it's not yourself. HappyFoodie.com has no control over third-party websites and their use of any personal information you provide when placing such an order. Please exercise care when doing so.

Online Advertisements

We reserve the right to use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please click here www.networkadvertising.org

Special Cases

It is HappyFoodie’s policy not to use or share the personal information in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. However, HappyFoodie reserves the right to disclose personal information or information regarding use of the Services if, for any reason, in our sole discretion, we believe that it is reasonable to do so, including: to satisfy laws, regulations or other legal requests for such information; to disclose information that is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Acceptable Use Policy or other policies; or to protect HappyFoodie, our website, our employees or our Members.

"Cookies" and How HappyFoodie Uses Them

A “cookie” is a small data file that can be placed on your hard drive when you visit certain Web sites. HappyFoodie has no immediate plans to use them so they're moot as far as we're concerned.

Other sites and advertisers we link to may do so. We do not control use of these cookies and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them.

Public Forums

Any information that you disclose in public areas of our website or the internet may become public information. We strongly suggest you exercise caution about disclosing personal information in these areas.

HappyFoodie's Commitment to Data Security

HappyFoodie has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining this information. We will never sell your information to a third party.

How to Access or Modify Your Information

HappyFoodie offers Members the opportunity to access or modify information provided during registration. To access or modify such information, log into our site or email us at info at happy foodie.

Questions About HappyFoodie's Privacy Policy

If you have any additional questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices described herein, yous may email: info at happy foodie . com.

Revisions to This Policy

HappyFoodie reserves the right to revise this policy and our other policies at any time and in any manner. Any revisions will be posted on our web site: www.happyfoodie.com.

Version 1.0 effective 7/1/06