Last Updated: January 11, 2023
Gourmet Afrik, Inc. (“Gourmet Afrik” or “we”) recognizes that those who visit our websites are concerned about how personal information they provide online is maintained and used by Gourmet Afrik. To address these concerns, this policy describes our online information practices and the choices that you can make about the collection and use of your information.
If you are a resident of the State of California, please review our Gourmet Afrik Privacy Notice for California Consumers.
We collect information from you.
Contact information. For example, we might collect your name and zip code. We might also collect your e-mail address.
Information you submit or post. We collect the information you submit or post in a public space on our sites. This might include information you provide when you initiate inquiries to Gourmet Afrik, write a review of a Gourmet Afrik product on our website, or search for information relating to a Gourmet Afrik product, like a recipe. You may also choose to provide us with your language preference.
Location information. We may collect information about your location, including in connection with identifying where you may be able to buy a Gourmet Afrik product.
Other information. We may collect information about your device, such as device-specific identifiers, IP address, browser type and version, operating system type and version, mobile network information, and device settings. We might look at what site you came from, or what site you visit when you leave us, what links you click on, or what pages you view.
We collect information in different ways.
We collect information directly from you. For example, if you sign up for a newsletter or enter a promotion. We also collect information if you fill out an online survey.
We collect information from you automatically. We use tracking tools like browser cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies to help personalize, improve, and provide our services, including allowing you to be recognized as the same user across one or more browsing sessions, and across one or more sites. To control these tools, read the “choices” section below.
We use information as disclosed and described here.
We use information to provide the sites and our services. We use the information we collect and receive to provide you with the products, services, or information that you request; to provide you with information about the sites or required notices; and to customize your experience when using the sites, among other things.
We use information to respond to your requests or questions. For example, we might use your information to respond to your customer feedback. We may also use your information to notify you if you win a contest or sweepstakes. We might also send you emails or newsletters you request. We may use your friend’s email address if you send a friend an email through our site.
We use information to improve our products and services. We may use your information to make our website and products better. We might use your information to track your behavior across multiple platforms or devices. We might use your information to customize your experience with us. We also might use content you post or share to get you to more actively engage with us. We may combine the information we get from you with information about you we get from third parties.
We use information for security purposes. We may use information to protect our company, our customers, our sites, and others.
We use information for marketing purposes. For example, we might send you information about new products and special offers. We might tell you about new features or updates. If you register with us, we’ll enroll you in our email newsletter. To learn more about your choices for these communications, read the choices section below.
We use information to communicate with you about your account or our relationship. We may contact you about your account or feedback. We might also contact you about this Policy or our website Legal Policy.
We use information to talk to parents or guardians to get permission. We may use contact information to get permission from parents or guardians for children who want to use our site.
We use information as otherwise permitted by law.
We will share information within the Gourmet Afrik family of companies. This also includes future subsidiaries or affiliates.
We will share information if we think we have to in order to comply with the law or to protect ourselves. For example, we will share information to respond to a court order or subpoena. We may share information if a government agency or investigatory body requests it. We might share information when we are investigating potential fraud. This might include fraud we think has happened during a sweepstakes or promotion.
We may share information with any successor to all or part of our business. For example, if we sell all or part of our business, or make a sale or transfer of assets, or are otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, a business reorganization, or similar event, we may transfer your information as part of such transaction.
We may share information for other reasons we may describe to you at the point of collection or prior to such sharing. We may share information that is not reasonably identified with you for any purpose.
You have certain choices about sharing and marketing practices.
You can opt out of receiving our marketing emails. To stop receiving our promotional emails, follow the instructions in any promotional message you get from us. Even if you opt out of getting marketing messages, we will still send you messages about your questions or necessary information about your account.
If you opt-out of tracking or turn off cookies, you may still see our ads on other websites. This includes social media platforms. You can visit social media platform sites where you are a member and other third party sites to explore opt-out options they may provide for targeted advertising. To learn more about your choices for behavioral ads and tracking, visit our About Our Ads and Tracking page.
These sites and children.
Our sites are generally meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13 on our sites without permission from a parent or guardian. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has given us information, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents, to learn more about how to protect your child online read the helpful information provided by the FTC. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0031-protecting-your-childs-privacy-online
We use standard security measures.
The Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of our sites will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet. This includes not sharing your passwords.
We keep personal information as long as it is necessary or relevant for the practices described in this Policy. We also keep information as otherwise required by law.
We store information in the United States.
If you live outside of the United States, you understand and agree that we may transfer your information to the United States. This site is subject to U.S. laws, which may not afford the same level of protection as those in your country.
Information for Residents of the European Economic Area (“EEA”)
Our sites are not directed to European Union (EU) residents. Data protection regulations in Europe require us to disclose additional information regarding any personal data that may be collected from residents of the EEA, and to limit our use of such information in specific ways. This section provides additional information applicable to European Personal Data, which may not apply to users in other geographies.
Legal Basis for Processing: European Personal Data may only be processed by use where and to the extent such processing is:
Necessary for the performance of a contract with you, such as:
To carry out Gourmet Afrik’ obligations with respect to any contractual agreements between us with respect to information, products, and services that you may request from Gourmet Afrik;
To process a job application; or
To fulfill any other agreements between us.
Necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation, for example to meet our tax and accounting obligations.
Necessary to serve the legitimate business interests of Gourmet Afrik or a third party, where such use is consistent with the fundamental rights of individuals under European law, for example:
To provide you with effective customer service or technical support, such as where you have requested information from Gourmet Afrik;
To contact you with information regarding health and safety, applicable regulations, or stewardship of our products;
To improve the content, functionality, performance, security, and usability of our sites;
To notify you about changes to our business, products, services, or sites; or
To conduct business transactions, including purchases and sales of Gourmet Afrik’ products, or business reorganizations including the sale, transfer, change in control, or merger of Gourmet Afrik assets or businesses.
Subject to valid consent you have freely provided and not withdrawn, such as opt-in consents allowing Gourmet Afrik to place cookies on your computer or to use your contact information for promotional advertising.
Data Subject Rights: EEA residents who may use this site have the legal right to request Gourmet Afrik undertake specific actions with respect to their Personal Data, including:
The right to request access to your Personal Data, including the right to have Gourmet Afrik confirm if your Personal Data is being used by Gourmet Afrik;
The right to have your Personal Data corrected or erased;
The right to object to or restrict Gourmet Afrik’ use of your Personal Data, for example where such information is not accurate or no longer needed;
The right to have your Personal Data transferred from Gourmet Afrik to another party;
The right to not be subject to automated decision-making or profiling based on your Personal Data;
The right to withdraw any consent you have previously provided to Gourmet Afrik’ collection or use of your Personal Data; and
The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
Cross-Border Transfers of Data: The information that Gourmet Afrik collects from you will be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the EEA. It may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us, or by other entities acting as data processors on our behalf. Gourmet Afrik has implemented international data transfers agreements on the basis of the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses in order to provide appropriate and suitable safeguards for the transfer of this information. You may request a copy of the Standard Contractual Clauses by contacting us through the contact information listed below.
Data Retention: Gourmet Afrik will process and store your Personal Data for the duration of our relationship with you, which may be long term, and as long as necessary to fulfill our contractual and legal obligations. Gourmet Afrik will delete your data:
When it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which that information was collected and processed;
Upon your request or objection, provided there are no overriding legal grounds requiring Gourmet Afrik to maintain that information;
When necessary to comply with Gourmet Afrik’ legal obligations; or
If our collection of information was based on your consent, upon the withdrawal of your consent.
Any requests or inquiries relating the Gourmet Afrik’ handling of EEA information may be made by contacting us through the contact information listed below.
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