Privacy Policy
RicanRecipes.com Privacy Statement
RicanRecipes.com ("RICANRECIPES.COM"), along with its parent company Devworkz Internet Solutions, is committed to protecting the privacy of users of the RICANRECIPES.COM Sites. At RICANRECIPES.COM, we do our best to provide as much security as possible concerning personal information and registration data. As part of the normal operation of the RICANRECIPES.COM Sites, we collect information from you. This Privacy Statement describes the information we collect and how that information may be used.
Information Gathered Through the RICANRECIPES.COM Sites:
RICANRECIPES.COM will track the domains from which people visit the RICANRECIPES.COM Sites in order to gain aggregate data that may be analyzed for trends and statistics. Subject to the provisions of this Privacy Statement, RICANRECIPES.COM may use accumulated aggregate data for several purposes including, but not limited to, marketing analysis, evaluation of RICANRECIPES.COM's services, and business planning.

Currently, RICANRECIPES.COM uses personal information as a basis for notifications to users, and in order to implement the Terms and Conditions of Use governing the RICANRECIPES.COM Sites (the "Terms"). Generally, the user names, email addresses, and any additional information that a user may choose to post are publicly available on the RICANRECIPES.COM Sites. When users voluntarily and publicly disclose personal information that may contain Registration Data, as defined in the Terms, or otherwise post personal information in conjunction with content subject to a license, such personal information necessarily will be disclosed subject to the terms of the applicable license. An example of such a disclosure includes, but is not limited to, a user's disclosure of personal information as part of a message posted to a public message forum.

RICANRECIPES.COM may conduct surveys or other studies of its user base and usage for marketing and planning purposes. Participation in such surveys is at the user's option. With respect to information collected from such surveys or studies, and in the event that responses are to be publicly disclosed, users will be notified at the time they take the survey and RICANRECIPES.COM will disclose only aggregate information regarding its users and not personal information identifying any specific individual. Circumstances under which RICANRECIPES.COM would publicly disclose aggregate information include, but are not limited to, sharing survey results with the site population, providing data to RICANRECIPES.COM advertisers on user preferences and/or demographics, business planning, and publicizing overall usage data in press communications.

Cookies: RICANRECIPES.COM employs "cookies" to provide users with tailored information. A "cookie" is an element of data that a website, when visited by a user, sends to that user's browser which, in turn, may store that element on the user's hard drive or memory. RICANRECIPES.COM uses cookies to better serve users of our RICANRECIPES.COM Sites; any cookies sent by RICANRECIPES.COM will be marked so that they will be accessible only by RICANRECIPES.COM Sites subject to this Privacy Statement. However, at his or her option and at his or her sole expense and responsibility, any user may block or delete our cookies from his or her hard drive. However, by disabling cookies, certain site features and functionality may no longer work properly, or at all.

Other Notification: In order to implement or enforce the Terms, RICANRECIPES.COM may use user-provided e-mail addresses to contact users on an individual basis. At no time, unless such disclosure is required by law, a governmental agency, or specifically authorized by the user, will RICANRECIPES.COM disclose individual user personal information to unrelated third parties that is not publicly available.
Links with Other Sites
The RICANRECIPES.COM Sites contain links to other websites, whether owned or controlled by RICANRECIPES.COM affiliates, or unrelated third parties. Please note that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from those of the RICANRECIPES.COM Sites. RICANRECIPES.COM is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of any linked website. We encourage you to read the privacy statement of any website you may visit.
Choice
"Opt-in" Emails: Users may "opt-in" to receive site notifications, newsletters, or other information via email. Users may remove themselves from such services at their discretion. Any email sent to an "opt-in" list will include directions for how a user may remove himself or herself from the list, or a URL where the user may find such directions.

Profile Display: In some cases, users' personal information may be publicly available through a user's profile display such as our forums. In such cases, users have the option to opt out of publicly displaying their personal information, including e-mail addresses. Users may also enlist this technique when posing comments on certain RICANRECIPES.COM Sites. In cases where site profiles allow users to display optional information publicly, such entry and display is at the user's discretion and may be changed at any time by the user.
Security
To secure site integrity, RICANRECIPES.COM employs measures, including but not limited to security audits, use of encryption tools and software, and other reasonable security measures and procedures.

Internal access to users' private and nonpublic personal information is restricted to site administrators and individuals on a need-to-know basis.
Third Party Advertising
RICANRECIPES.COM uses graphical banners and text links to serve ads when you visit our Web site. RICANRECIPES.COM may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to these in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
Updates to the Privacy Statement
To update the Privacy Statement, we will post the changed version and its effective date at http://www.ricanrecipes.com/privacy.php.
No Guarentees for Factors Beyond RICANRECIPES.COM's Control
While this Privacy Statement expresses RICANRECIPES.COM's standards for maintenance of private data, it is not in a position to guarantee that the standards will always be met. There may be factors beyond RICANRECIPES.COM's control that may result in disclosure of data. As a consequence, RICANRECIPES.COM disclaims any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of private information.
Last Modified: 06/01/2004