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Privacy Policy

Effective February 18, 2014

We (Institute of Culinary Education) are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring that your use of www.ice.edu (the “Website”) is as secure and enjoyable as possible. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect information from you during your use of the Website, and how we use that information.

What we collect

If you submit a request for information through the Website, then you will be required to provide us with your name, phone number and email address (“personal information”).

Your use of the Website will be done anonymously unless you are logged into your account. We do log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of how you use the Website, but we do not link your IP address to any personal information unless you have logged into your account. We may use “cookies” to understand your use of the Website and improve your experience (see “Cookies” below).

How we use your personal information

We use your personal information to respond to requests for information that you have submitted through the Website and for internal research and statistical purposes, and this information is kept strictly among members of the ICE staff who need to have access to it. When you submit a request for information, we may contact you via email, phone, mail, text, chat, social media or any other marketing method that we are using at that time. You may opt-out of receiving communications from us, or unsubscribe from any of our email lists, at any time.

Who we share it with

We never sell or rent your personal information, though we may share your personal information with third party vendors and/or agents who perform services for us (such as sending emails), and any such third party vendors and/or agents have agreed to be bound by the confidentiality policies of ICE. We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law (for example, a subpoena) or regulation, or in good faith to (a) comply with legal processes served on the site, or (b) protect the rights and property of the Institute of Culinary Education, or (c) where our records indicate fraudulent activity or other deceptive practices that a governmental agency should be made aware of, or (d) where your communication suggests possible harm to others.

In the event that ICE, or any operation thereunder, is transferred or sold, we reserve the right to transfer your personal information to the entity or entities that have taken control of or purchased ICE. If that happens, the new entity or entities will adhere to a privacy policy that is at least as stringent as this policy.

Security of your Personal Information

Your personal information is never shared with outside parties without your permission, except under conditions explained above, and data is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access. Our Website uses secure socket layer (“SSL”) encryption to protect your personal information whenever it is collected or transmitted.

No one can see or edit your personal information without knowing your username and password, so do not share these with others. If you believe that an unauthorized person has gained access to your username and/or password, please notify us immediately by contacting us.

Access to your Personal Information

You may review and update your personal information at any time by contacting us.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to your data.

Use of Cookies and Other Data Gathering

Our Website does generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to the Website. This information is used for internal purposes only. The statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.

The Website uses "cookies" and other technologies to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. In addition to cookies, we may use other technologies (such as pixels) for the same purpose. If you choose to decline cookies or other data gathering technologies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Website or our services.

Changes to Privacy Policy; California Online Privacy Protection Act

In the event that we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post a message on the Website alerting you that changes have been made.

Because we value your privacy we have taken steps to comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. If you would like to review and/or modify the personal information that we have on file for you, please contact us.

Problems or complaints with Our Privacy Policy

We value your comments and opinions. If you have questions, comments or a complaint about compliance with this privacy policy you may contact us.