Privacy

SHARP GOURMET’S PRIVACY POLICY

Sharp Gourmet, Inc. (referred to herein as “Sharp Gourmet,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) respects your right to privacy and shares your concern about the security of any information you may submit to us when purchasing our products or interacting with us over the Internet. Our Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) covers the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information that may be collected by us when you visit this website (sharpgourmet.com) (the “Site”). Please take a moment to review the Policy, including what type of information is gathered on our Site, how the information is used and for what purposes, to whom we disclose the information, and how we safeguard your personal information.

What Information We Collect

Personal Information. Sharp Gourmet collects personal information only if you voluntarily choose to share such information with Sharp Gourmet. You may browse the Site without disclosing any personal information. However, in order for you to make purchases from our Site and take advantage of particular opportunities provided through the Site, we may require that you furnish personal information, including:

  • Contact Information such as name, email address, mailing address, phone number;
  • Unique Identifiers such as user name, account number, or password;
  • Credit card and billing information;
  • Gift recipients, if you are planning on gifting someone a membership; and
  • Preferences information, such as order history and marketing preferences.

Anonymous or Aggregated Data. Sharp Gourmet may collect and store certain data about the use of the Site. This is done on an anonymous basis, and the same information is collected for all hits on our servers. The information collected may include the time and date you visited the site, and the pages you looked at. Sharp Gourmet does not link this information to anything personally identifiable to you. Sharp Gourmet only uses this information for system administration and to help Sharp Gourmet develop ideas about how it might tailor its site to improve your visit.

Cookies and Other Technologies. We may use cookies to keep track of your preferences and profile information, including the information about what’s in your shopping cart. Cookies are also used to collect general usage and volume statistical information that does not include personal information. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to automatically decline cookies, or to be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer of a particular cookie, or cookies from a particular web site, to your computer.

We may also use “pixel tags,” “web beacons,” “clear GIFs,” or similar means in connection with Site pages and HTML-formatted e-mail messages to, among other things, track the actions of Site users and e-mail recipients, to determine the success of marketing campaigns and to compile aggregate statistics about Site usage and response rates. For these purposes these technologies are tied to personally identifiable information. In addition, we have no access or control of tracking technologies used by third parties on our Site.

At some point, we may use Google AdSense to publish ads on this site. When you view or click on an ad a cookie will be set to help better provide advertisements that may be of interest to you on this and other Web sites. If we do use this application, you may opt-out of the use of this cookie by visiting Google’s Advertising and Privacy page.

We may use a third party to gather information about how you and others use our Site. For example, we may want to know how many users access a specific page and which links they clicked on. We will use this aggregated information to understand and optimize how our Site is used.

How Sharp Gourmet Uses Your Information

Fulfillment of Requests. Sharp Gourmet may use personal information about you to fulfill requests made by you, such as to respond to your email inquiry, fill your order, add you to our mailing list, or respond to any questions or concerns you may have.

Customer Service. We may use personal information to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.

Purchases. When you make a purchase through the Site, we may collect your credit card number or other payment account number, billing address and other information related to such purchase from you, and may use such information in order to fulfill your purchase.

Other Communications. If you choose to share any personal information with Sharp Gourmet, we may store it and use it for marketing purposes, including e-mailing you with special promotions and other programs of interest.

Compliance with Applicable Law. We may need to collect and retain personal information about you in order to comply with applicable laws and to respond to requests from public authorities.

How Sharp Gourmet Shares Your Information

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.

We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as shipping your order or offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.

We may also disclose your personal information:

  • as required by law such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request; or
  • to any other third party with your prior consent to do so.

What Sharp Gourmet Does to Protect the Data Transmitted through the Site
We will take the appropriate legal, organizational, and technical measures to protect personal information, including sensitive information such as credit card information, from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. In addition, Sharp Gourmet protects personal information using firewall technology.

However, regardless of the effectiveness of our security measures, no security system is impenetrable. We ask that you do your part by, at a minimum, keeping any computer passwords you use to access the Internet strictly confidential. If at any time you believe that your interaction with the Site is no longer secure, please let us know as soon as possible.

Linked Sites

Our Site may include links to other Web sites whose privacy practices may differ from ours. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any Web site you visit.

Opting-Out

You may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in those emails or you can contact us at info@sharpgourmet.com.

How can I access or change information about me?

To review and update your personal information to ensure it is accurate, please log on and access your membership information area. You may also contact us by emailing info@sharpgourmet.com

Privacy/Security Policy Changes

We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Jurisdictional Issues
The Site is controlled and operated by Sharp Gourmet from the United States. Sharp Gourmet does not represent or warrant that the Site, or any part thereof, is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the Site do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. We may limit the Site’s availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.

Contact Us

Sharp Gourmet welcomes your questions and comments about security and privacy. If you have any questions or concerns, please send an e-mail to info@sharpgourmet.com. We will investigate and attempt to respond to any question or resolve complaints and disputes in a timely fashion.