Privacy Policy

What This Privacy Policy Covers

This privacy policy covers the use of the web site located at https://www.tasterie.com and the services provided by Tasterie, LLC. (“Tasterie “), including how Tasterie treats personal information that Tasterie collects and receives. Pursuant to Tasterie’s Terms of Use, you must be 18 years and older to use this site or have permission from a legal guardian. Therefore, this policy makes no provision for individuals under 18 years old. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Tasterie does not own or control, or individuals that Tasterie does not employ or manage. This policy is effective on May 1, 2012.

Information Collection and How it is Used

General Information:
• Tasterie will not sell or disclose your name or email address to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this privacy policy.
• Tasterie collects personal information when you register to use Tasterie services or to post content on Tasterie. At registration you are asked for your email address and certain other optional information.
• If you would like to obtain a Seller account, Tasterie will ask for your business address, phone number, and payment information.
• Tasterie automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookies, and the pages you request.
• Tasterie uses information for the following general purposes: products and services provisioning, billing, identification and authentication, services improvement, contact, research, and anonymous reporting. IP addresses are automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page. Your IP address is stored in Tasterie’s user registration databases when you register with Tasterie. IP addresses may be used for various research purposes, and/or delivering unique functionality in the Tasterie Marketplace.

Service Announcements

Tasterie will send you a welcome email when you sign up for Tasterie’s services.

Tasterie will send you service announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so.

You may not opt-out of service-related communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account by emailing info@tasterie.com from the email address you signed up with.

Administrative Messages

Tasterie may periodically email you with administrative messages. Tasterie will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. Your information may be combined with information Tasterie collects from other companies and used to improve and personalize services, content and advertising. If you don’t wish to receive administrative messages or participate in these programs, simply opt-out by emailing info@tasterie.com.

Choice/Opt-out

If you no longer wish to receive administrative messages, you may opt-out by emailing info@tasterie.com. Please note that if you do not wish to receive administrative messages from us, those notices will still govern your use of the Tasterie website and service, and you are responsible for reviewing such notices for changes.

Password: Keep your password secure. You are fully responsible for all activity, liability and damage resulting from your failure to maintain password confidentiality. You agree to immediately notify Tasterie of any unauthorized use of your password or any breach of security. You also agree that Tasterie cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to keep your password secure.

Account Information: You must keep your account information up-to-date and accurate at all times, including a valid email address.

Account Transfer: You may not transfer or sell your Tasterie account and User ID to another party. If you are registering as a business entity, you personally guarantee that you have the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement.

Newsletter Emails
Tasterie offers subscriptions to Tasterie email newsletters. To opt-in, Tasterie will ask for your email address and the newsletter(s) you wish to receive. This email address will only be used for this feature. You may change your subscription or unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions contained in the email.

Friend Features
“Share with a Friend” allows members to share information about a seller or a specific item listed on Tasterie by sending a personalized email message.

If you choose to use Tasterie’s “Share with a Friend” feature, Tasterie will ask for the information needed to send the message, such as your friend’s email address. Tasterie will then automatically send your friend an email, inviting your friend to visit the site. Tasterie does not store “Share with a Friend” information on our servers.

Cookies
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. If you reject all cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Tasterie service. Tasterie uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to: Access your information when you “sign in”; keep track of preferences you specify while you are using Tasterie’s services; display local product offerings; estimate and report Tasterie’s total audience size and traffic; conduct research to improve Tasterie’s content and services. Tasterie cookies do not collect personal information, and Tasterie does not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your username or email address is.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
When you post a message, your Tasterie ID or alias is visible to other users. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Tasterie may be required to disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with subpoenas or when your actions violate the Tasterie Terms of Use. Tasterie may disclose personally identifiable information to parties in compliance with Tasterie’s Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy, as Tasterie in Tasterie’s sole discretion believes necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity. In such events, Tasterie may disclose name, street address, city, state, zip code, country, phone number, email address and company name. Tasterie may share aggregated demographic information with business partners.

Tasterie is affiliated with a variety of businesses and works closely with them. These businesses may operate stores on the Tasterie website or sell items to you from the Tasterie website. Tasterie may also provide services or sell products jointly with affiliated businesses. Due to the nature of Tasterie’s business model, when an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, you will share customer information that is related to such transaction with that affiliated business.

Tasterie employs other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and needs to share your information with them to provide products and services to you. Examples include but are not limited to fulfilling orders, handling billing disputes, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance and providing customer service.

Tasterie will not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with nonaffiliated parties except as specified in this Privacy Policy to provide products or services you have requested or when Tasterie has your permission. It may be necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Tasterie’s Terms of Use, as specified in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise required by law. In some cases, Tasterie may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Tasterie will transfer information about you if Tasterie is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, Tasterie will notify you by email or by putting a prominent notice on the Tasterie web site before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

As part of the buying and selling process, you may obtain another Tasterie user’s email address, shipping address and/or other information. Pursuant to Tasterie’s Terms of Use, you have a limited license to use this information. This information should only be used for Tasterie -related communications or for Tasterie -facilitated transactions. Tasterie has not granted you a license to use the information for unsolicited commercial messages. Without limiting the foregoing, without express consent from the user, you are not licensed to add any Tasterie user to your email or physical mail list.

Forums
If you use a forum on this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by others or could be used to send you unsolicited messages. Tasterie is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.

Third Parties
Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document addresses only the use and disclosure of information Tasterie collects from you. If you disclose your information to others, whether they are buyers or sellers on Tasterie or throughout the internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Tasterie does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. Tasterie is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the Tasterie site. Tasterie encourages you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

Editing and Deleting Account Information
You can change your Tasterie Account Information (except your username), at any time. Tasterie may send you certain communications relating to the Tasterie service, such as service announcements and administrative messages that are considered part of your Tasterie account. You can delete your Tasterie account by emailing info@tasterie.com. Please note that your identification, billing and contact information may remain in Tasterie’s records for some period.

Tasterie limits access to personal information about you to employees who Tasterie believes reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. Your Tasterie Account Information is password-protected.

If your personally identifiable information changes you may correct or update it by making the change on your Tasterie account page. You may delete or deactivate your account by emailing Customer Support at info@tasterie.com. Tasterie will respond to your request within 10-20 business days.

Security
The security of your personal information is important to us. Your Tasterie account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to work to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by signing off once you have finished using a shared computer. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) for registration Tasterie encrypts that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Tasterie follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once Tasterie receives it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while Tasterie strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, Tasterie cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on Tasterie’s Web site, you can email Tasterie at info@tasterie.com

Changes to this Privacy Policy
If this privacy policy is changed, Tasterie will post changes so that you are aware of those changes. Tasterie reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If Tasterie makes material changes to this policy you will be notified here, by email, or other places Tasterie deems appropriate.

Questions
If you have questions or suggestions you can submit them to info@tasterie.com or by postal mail to Tasterie Attn: Customer Support; 8 Museum Way #1009 Cambridge MA 02141.

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