Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. We do not purposely sell, lend or share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products or services, or protect our rights.

Who we are
This website is operated by Chocolate Bar-B-Que. Our postal address is 1023 Sea Breeze Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. You can also reach us by email at marty@chocolatebarbq.com or by phone at 714-292-3576.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, Chocolate Bar-B-Que collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Chocolate Bar-B-Que’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Chocolate Bar-B-Que’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Chocolate Bar-B-Que may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Chocolate Bar-B-Que also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. Chocolate Bar-B-Que only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Chocolate Bar-B-Que’s websites choose to interact with Chocolate Bar-B-Que in ways that require Chocolate Bar-B-Que to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Chocolate Bar-B-Que gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Chocolate Bar-B-Que collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Chocolate Bar-B-Que. Chocolate Bar-B-Que does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics
Chocolate Bar-B-Que may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Chocolate Bar-B-Que may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Chocolate Bar-B-Que does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Chocolate Bar-B-Que discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Chocolate Bar-B-Que’s behalf or to provide services available at Chocolate Bar-B-Que’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Chocolate Bar-B-Que’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Chocolate Bar-B-Que will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Chocolate Bar-B-Que discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Chocolate Bar-B-Que believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Chocolate Bar-B-Que, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Chocolate Bar-B-Que website and have supplied your email address, Chocolate Bar-B-Que may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Chocolate Bar-B-Que and our products or services. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Chocolate Bar-B-Que takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Chocolate Bar-B-Que uses cookies to help Chocolate Bar-B-Que identify and track visitors, their usage of Chocolate Bar-B-Que’s website, and their website access preferences. Chocolate Bar-B-Que’s visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Chocolate Bar-B-Que’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Chocolate Bar-B-Que’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers
If Chocolate Bar-B-Que, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Chocolate Bar-B-Que goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Chocolate Bar-B-Que may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads
Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Chocolate Bar-B-Que and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Chocolate Bar-B-Que may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Chocolate Bar-B-Que’s sole discretion. Chocolate Bar-B-Que encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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