We may collect “Personal Information” about you – such as your name, address, telephone number, email address or health information – in the following ways:
- When you register for or update an existing profile on our web sites or Apps or register for the ChristmasKitchen.org;
- When you sign-up for newsletters or other communications from Christmas Kitchen;
- When you use our “Email a Friend” service;
- When you participate in an online survey; or
- When you provide personal information in a community area or other public forum.
We may collect “Non-Personal Information” – information that cannot be used by us to identify you – via Cookies, Web Beacons, Christmas Kitchen mobile device applications and from external sources, even if you have not registered with or provided any Personal Information to Christmas Kitchen.
Newsletters & Emails to You
When you sign up for our email newsletters on the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites or at any time, you can choose to opt out of receiving additional promotional newsletters from Christmas Kitchen or our Sponsors.
You can unsubscribe from a newsletter by:
- Following the directions included at the bottom of the newsletter and using the “Unsubscribe” link found in the emails.
- Logging in to the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites and unchecking the newsletters you no longer wish to receive under the “My Profile” section.
Email a Friend
If you use our Email a Friend service to tell a friend about a new articles on the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites or a newsletter, we will ask you for your name, your email address and your friend’s email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site using your name and email address as the “from” email address. Christmas Kitchen does not use your friend’s email information for any other purpose. We will only use the information you provide to send the requested email to your friend.
If you believe that one of your contacts has provided us with your personal information and you would like to request that it be removed from our database, please use the Contact Us form.
Emails You Send to Christmas Kitchen
Even if you do not register with or provide any Personal Information to Christmas Kitchen, we collect Non-Personal Information about your use of the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites. “Non-Personal Information” means information that does not specifically identify an individual person. We may also acquire Non-Personal Information about our users from external sources. While you may use some of the functionality of Christmas Kitchen without registration, many of the specific tools and services on the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites require that you register with Christmas Kitchen.
Cookies and Web Beacons
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information through your use of our Sites. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data.
“Cookies” are small data files that are stored on the hard drive of the computer you use to view a web site. Every computer that accesses the Christmas Kitchen Web Sites is assigned a different Cookie by Christmas Kitchen. Learn more about Cookies. “Web Beacons” are graphic image files embedded in a web page typically used to monitor activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the Web Beacon is located, the type of browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any Cookies on your computer previously placed by that server. Learn more about Web Beacons.
Mobile Device Applications (“Apps”) and Mobile Optimized Sites
Non-Personal Information Collected by Third Parties Not Acting on Christmas Kitchen’s Behalf