How we collect and use information
Information you provide to us directly:
We may ask for certain information such as your username, real name, birthdate, address, phone number and email address when you register online for a Candy Kitchen account or if you place an order with us or if you correspond with us. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Site. Users may visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal information from Users only when they voluntarily submit such information to us. We collect this data to process payments and to send periodic emails. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent engagement in certain Site related activities. We may collect non-personal information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer, and technical information about the Users means of connection to our Site, such as operating system and the internet service provider utilized along with other similar information.
Information we may receive from third parties:
We may receive information about you from third parties. For example if you access our website through a third party connection or log-in, for example, through Facebook by “following” or “liking” that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to Candy Kitchen. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account. You may unlink your third party account from us by adjusting your settings on the third party service. To enhance your User experience Candy Kitchen may embed code from third parties. Examples of such parties may include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google, YouTube and others. These third parties may collect information about you including IP address and cookies. We cannot control activities of third parties. Please consult the respective privacy policies of such third parties.
Use of certain service type information we collect about you:
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site. Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over an SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures. Candy Kitchen cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to candykitchen.com or guarantee that information on the Site may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings may also be affected by third party sites such as social networks. Candy Kitchen is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any person identification information regarding visitors and Users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.
Required disclosure of your information.
Candy Kitchen will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms & Conditions or to protect the security, quality or integrity of our Site; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Candy Kitchen, our Users, or others. A log file of information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access our Site.
Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. A cookie is a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters that uniquely identifies your browsers and lets Candy Kitchen help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the Site. A cookie conveys information to us about how you use our Site over time. Persistent cookies remain on your hard drive but can be removed by following your web browsers directions. You can refuse to accept cookies; however some features of the Site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services to help us measure traffic and usage trends for our Site. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular User.
Commercial and marketing communications:
We use the information we collect or receive, such as your email address, to communicate directly with you. We may send you email containing newsletters, promotions, and special offers. If you do not wish to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out or change your preferences. We also use your information to send you Service-related emails (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Service). You may opt out of Service related emails.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowlingly allow such persons to register as Users.
Links to Other Sites
We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or your browsing and interaction on any third-party website including those linked to our website. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible and we do not have control over any third-parties that you authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party like Facebook and you allow such third party access you do so at your own risk.
Changes and Acceptance
5301 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD 21842
This document was last updated May 26, 2014