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privacy policy

Hertaste ("we" or "us" or "our") provides online services, including without limitation, usership, newsletter, and updates ("Services"), to participants via email and on our website (the "Site"). Hertaste is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information, and providing a safe and secure environment for subscribers.

The purpose of the Privacy Policy (the "Policy") is to help you understand the kinds of information we may gather about you, how we may use that information, the manner in which we may disclose it, and how you can update your information. By using or visiting the site, you signify your agreement with the Policy. If you do not agree to the terms, don't visit the Site.

The Policy applies only to our Site, but not to other websites to which we may link, or to third parties or advertisers on the Site. Your use of the Site is governed by our Terms of Service, as well as by any other published rules pertaining to the Site.

A. Children's Information
Hertaste does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from individuals under eighteen years of age. The Site is not directed or intended for children (i.e., those under eighteen years of age). If you are under eighteen years of age, please do not register to become a Subscriber or provide personally identifiable information on the Site.

B. The Information We Gather
Hertaste collects two types of information from visitors or users of the Site: personally identifiable information, such as your name and email, and collective information about traffic patterns on the Site, such as how many users log on to the Site, or the number of pages visited.

Hertaste collects information at several different points on the Site, either through the use of technology (explained below in the Section titled "How We Gather & Use Information") or by asking you for specified information.

C. How We Gather & Use Information
Hertaste uses certain technologies such as Cookies and Web Beacons to personalize and improve your online experience. You should familiarize yourself with the technology and methods you have to manage it in regard to your computer.

In addition, Hertaste uses the information obtained from visitors, subscribers and users in order to enhance and customize their online experiences.

Hertaste uses the information collected, including personally identifiable information, for a variety of purposes: for example, to better understand your needs and provide you with better products and services; to respond to your inquiries or requests, communicate with you, update you on products, services and benefits, alert you to promotional offers, personalize the Site for you, contact you for market research, provide you with marketing information, newsletters or other information we think would be of particular interest; and/or to investigate violations of the terms and provisions of this Policy or our Terms of Use.

Hertaste may use a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit our Web site. This company may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visit to this Web site in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you.

Hertaste may share your information - personal and/or aggregate - with our affiliates, technical consultants, third party auditors and other third parties who create or maintain the Site, enhance their functionality or provide associated services and/or deal with you in processing your orders and/or delivering content, samples, products, services, gifts, and prizes.

In addition, Hertaste may share your personal information (including, to the extent permitted by law, any demographic information you provide to us like zip code, age, gender, marital status, product preferences) with third parties, so that such third parties can contact you regarding their products, services, offers, or information we think you will find valuable. Any information shared with third parties becomes subject to such third parties' privacy policies and terms of use. Hertaste is not responsible for any subsequent usage made by such third parties of the information they have received from us. If you would rather not have us share this information with third parties, just notify us.

D. Advertisers and ad serving networks
Please visit to learn more about the information collection practices and "opt-out" procedures of third party ad networks we may use.

E. Disclosure of Information in the event of improper conduct
Hertaste reserves the right to access and/or disclose personal information and aggregate information we gather, as required by courts or administrative agencies and to the extent required to permit us to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, the Site' rules or policies, or the rights of third parties or to investigate any suspected conduct which Hertaste deems improper.

F. Disclosure of Information in the Event of Merger or Sale of Assets
Hertaste could merge with or be acquired by another business entity, or all or substantially all of our respective assets could be acquired, or Hertaste could sell or transfer the assets of this Site. Should such a combination, acquisition, transfer or transaction occur, Hertaste reserves the right to transfer some or all of your personally identifiable information and other information to our successors in business and purchasers (in whole or in part) of the Site's assets.

G. Third Party Links
Please be aware that the Site may contain links - sponsored or other - to third-party websites or resources on the Internet ("Linked Site"). Hertaste neither controls nor have we reviewed or approved the content that appears on such Linked Site. Hertaste does not monitor, control or endorse the information collection or privacy practices of any third parties including, without limitation, any affiliated site which may or may not be owned or operated by or in conjunction with Hertaste or other third parties who may provide services throughout the Site.

You acknowledge and agree that Hertaste is not responsible for the legality, accuracy or inappropriate nature of any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from any Linked Site. You further acknowledge and agree that Hertaste shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods, and services available on or through any such Linked Site.

H. Forum, BLOG, Message Board, and Chat Rooms
Hertaste offers subscribers many services on the Site including public areas such as message boards and chat rooms. Hertaste is not required to monitor these areas and any information which you post in these areas will be disclosed and available to all users of that area, and is therefore no longer private.

By using the Site's forum, blog, message boards, or chat rooms, you agree that Hertaste is not responsible for any information that you disclose or communicate online in public areas, and any disclosures you make are at your own risk. Hertaste reserves the right to republish your postings (in whole or part), in any format or any other medium, including print and radio, without prior notice or your express consent.

I. Security
Hertaste places a priority on the security of information, and we undertake reasonable security measures that comply with federal regulations to protect the data that resides on our servers. However, no security system is impenetrable. Hertaste cannot warrant or guarantee the security of its servers, nor can it guarantee that information supplied by Users or other users will not be intercepted while being transmitted to Hertaste over the Internet.

J. Correcting/Updating Personal Information
If your information or needs change, or if you no longer desire to access the Site, Hertaste encourages you to correct, update or remove personal information that you provided. To do so, visit the section of the site that allows your to Edit your profile. However, even if you delete your account from our records, residual information will remain within our databases, access logs, and other records, which may or may not contain personally identifiable information. Hertaste is not responsible for updating any information contained in third-party lists or databases.

K. Privacy Policy Changes
We may to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Policy at any time and without notice, and any changes will become effective immediately upon being posted. Your continued use of the Site after this Policy has been amended shall be deemed to be your continued acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Policy, as amended.

If you have any questions pertaining to our Terms or Policies, contact our Customer Service Department at [email protected]