Effective December 3, 2013
This site is owned and operated by McCormick & Company, Incorporated ("McCormick"). We at McCormick recognize that you are concerned about your personal privacy.
Information We Collect. You don't need to provide any personal information to access our websites. However, McCormick provides you the opportunity to enhance your visit to our site by providing personal information to us for use for certain features, such as sharing flavor stories, contests, to sign up for product testing, and to get information about career opportunities at McCormick. The information we collect may include, but is not limited to, name, contact information, email address, and other registration information, pictures, videos, stories, reviews, comments, and other narratives, the types of recipes you are interested in receiving from us, your location, information about your cooking habits, information you provide when you contact us, and any other information you choose to provide to us.
How We Use Your Personal Information.We may use the information you provide on our website to send you periodic e-mail updates about our company, send you newsletters and recipes, to send you surveys or to notify you of special offers and promotions, to use your flavor story or other content provided by you in accordance with the applicable Terms and Conditions, to provide you with information about the websites or required notices, to generate and analyze statistics about your use of the websites, and to customize or improve your experience using the websites, to provide you with products, services, or information you request, and to detect, prevent, and respond to fraud, intellectual property infringement, violations of our Terms and Conditions, violations of law, or other misuse of the websites. You may opt out of receiving these communications at any time by clicking on the opt-out link located in each e-mail we send. If you have an online account with us, you may also opt out of receiving commercial e-mail communications by choosing to unsubscribe from your account preferences page.
If you sign up to test products or participate in surveys on our website, then we will use your contact information to send you such products or surveys.
If you provide us with your mailing address, we may use this information to send you special offers or promotions by mail. If you do not want to receive special offers or promotions by mail, please do not provide your mailing address.
By using our websites, you have the opportunity to share your thoughts, pictures, videos, stories, reviews, comments, other narratives, and other content. If you chose to post information on our websites, you should be aware that any information you submit there can be read and viewed by others. We are not responsible for the personal information you chose to submit through these features on our websites.Supplementation of Information. We may on occasion supplement the personal information you provide to us with information from third party sources. We may also obtain publicly available data from third parties and use it to supplement our existing user database to better target our advertising and to provide pertinent offers in which we think you might be interested.
Cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies on our websites. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s "help" file.
If you reject cookies, you may still use our websites, but your ability to use some areas of our sites will be limited and we will not be able to provide you with the most convenient experience.
Log Files. As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the operating system you may be using (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), a date/time stamp of when you visited our site, and click-stream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze aggregate trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
Disclosure of Personal Information. Except as provided in this policy or as may be permitted by applicable law, we will not disclose personal information about you without your prior consent. We may disclose information for the primary purpose for which we received it (e.g., to fill a product order). We may disclose information to affiliates. We may disclose information to service providers who we work closely with, or who work on our behalf, and agree to use the information solely in furtherance of our operations or business activities, including, service providers who help us manage our information activities. We may disclose information to third parties to the extent reasonably necessary to proceed with the negotiation or completion of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our stock or assets. Like many companies, however, we may share aggregate information about people who use our websites (for example, the number of people who cook chicken most often for their main meal) to business partners and other third parties.
Compliance with Law. Under certain circumstances, it is possible that personal information may be subject to disclosure pursuant to judicial or other legal requirements, such as warrants, subpoenas or court orders. McCormick will comply with any court order or other legal process and will provide your personal information if required in any legal proceeding. We also may release personal information when we believe in good faith that such release is appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of McCormick our users, employees, or others. This may include, for example, exchanging information with other organizations for fraud protection and/or credit risk reduction.
Security. McCormick employs appropriate security measures which are designed to prevent the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of personal information.
Information collected through the websites will be processed in and subject to the laws of the United States, which may not provide the same level of protection for your personal information as your home country. In addition, we may transfer your information outside the United States to our affiliates or service providers located in other countries. By using the websites, you consent to such transfer to, and processing in the United States and these other countries.
Note to Parents.We don't knowingly collect personal information from children. If you are under the age of 18, please do not use the websites. Parents may have information related to their children deleted from our database and refuse to permit further collection or use of the child’s information.
For questions or comments regarding the FlavorofTogether.com website or any of the other websites, please contact us at the following address:
McCormick & Company, Inc.
18 Loveton Circle
Sparks, MD 21152
or send us an e-mail.