1. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Information is collected from our users at several different points during your visit to Simek’s.
Registration--A user must register in order to submit or vote for recipes this site. During registration, a user is required to provide certain categories of information, such as name, e-mail address, and Location. In addition, a user may choose to provide other categories of information in the future. Simek’s encourages its users to provide all of these fields of information so that users may maximize the effectiveness of the site.
Collection of Information from Children--Simek’s abides by federal law and the guidelines set up by the Federal Trade Commission regarding youth privacy. As such, Simek’s will not knowingly collect any personal information from or allow the registration of young people under the age of 13.
Simek’s uses both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.
Simek’s uses session cookies to monitor your interaction with the site. After you have been idle for a certain period of time, the Simek’s server will log you out to protect the security of your account. The session cookie expires when you close your browser. Simek’s also uses permanent cookies to track click streams. Simek’s does not link cookie data to personally identifiable information.
You may have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline all cookies if you prefer. Alternatively, you may be able to modify your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. If you choose to decline cookies, however, that may hinder performance and negatively impact your experience on Simek’s.
Use of Web Beacons--Simek’s pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited those pages. Web beacons are not used to access your personally identifiable information; they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about usage of the Simek’s site. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides.
You may not decline web beacons, however, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.
2. USE OF INFORMATION
The information which you supply to Simek’s enables us to set up an account with our fan club. In addition, Simek’s uses your information in order to customize our site to your interests and enhance your overall experience at our site. Simek’s tries to recognize you using various methods, including having you log in with your e-mail address and your password.
Contacting You by E-Mail--Simek’s may use your contact information periodically in order to send you e-mail regarding updates at the Simek’s site, such as new Simek’s opportunities and additional listings which may be of interest to you. The frequency of these messages will vary but should not be often. Unless you opt out, you will automatically be enrolled to receive the Simek’s monthly newsletter.
3. SHARING OF INFORMATION
Simek’s understands how important your information is to you. Therefore, Simek’s does not share any information that can be tied to you without your permission. Regardless of your decision regarding the sharing of your personal information, we may share broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information with our business partners. This aggregate information does not contain any personal information which can identify any individual user.
Third-Party Service Providers--From time to time, Simek’s may decide that it is more efficient to use third parties to perform specific services, such as sending newsletters to Simek’s users. If we use a third party to provide specific services (such as sending newsletters to our users on our behalf), then information (such as contact information) may be shared with that party to the extent necessary for the third party to provide these services. These third-party service providers are only allowed to use personally identifiable information for the purpose of providing the specific services requested by Simek’s. The third-party services covered by this paragraph do not include links to third-party sites found on our site, which is governed by a more specific provision (Links to Other Sites) below.
Disclosure to Law Enforcement and Similar Disclosures--While Simek’s strives to protect the personal information of our users, Simek’s discloses information if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a governmental entity, or if it believes in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property or our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.
4. MODIFICATION OF PRIVACY PREFERENCES AND OPT OUTS
Simek’s users are given the opportunity to "opt-out" of having their information used for any purposes. Simek’s will only communicate with you according to your instructions. In order to opt out of third-party communications, you will need to contact the third parties directly and follow its opt out process. If you have any questions relating to opting out, please contact us at customerservice@Simek’s.com, and we will try to answer your questions.
Simek’s has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and/or unauthorized alteration of the information under our control. You are the only user authorized to update your profile, unless you provide your password information to another party.
Simek’s helps protect personally identifiable information by utilizing both online and offline security methods, including firewalls, passwords and restricted physical access to the places where your information is stored. Our staff is trained to comply with our security procedures, and our security procedures are regularly reviewed and revised, if necessary, by the Privacy Team at Simek’s.
If you have any questions about security issues at our site, please send an e-mail to customerservice@Simek’s.com, and we will try to answer your questions.
6. HOW YOU CAN UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION
You can update your personal information by clicking on the "My Account" link on the Simek’s site, or by following the instructions included in any e-mail message you receive from Simek’s. Users who are experiencing problems with updating their information should contact us at info@Simek’s.com, and we will try to resolve your problems.
7. OTHER PROVISIONS
Disclaimer--Simek’s provides information on many topics. Some of this information is created by Simek’s, and some of it is created by third parties. While our site strives to provide accurate expert advice, commentary and other information, Simek’s does not make any warranty regarding the information on the site.
Other--In the event that Simek’s sells, assigns or transfers some or all of its business to a successor or acquirer, Simek’s may sell, assign or transfer all of your information, regardless of your opt status, to such successor or acquirer.
Alternatively, you may contact us at:
940 Hastings Ave
Saint Paul Park, MN
In Regards to the Scholarship Contest:
The information that students will be e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org after the submission of their video will ONLY be used to contact the finalists and winner. We will not sell or use your information in any other way.
No entrants will be automatically enrolled to receive e-mails or solicitations of any sort. If you would like to receive e-mails and updates about future contests and information or if you would like to enter the recipe contest, please sign up for our Simek’s Fan Club at our website.