The Culinary Institute of America has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of visitors to our websites. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for our websites.
The Culinary Institute of America gathers visitor information on our websites in the following two ways (described more fully below):
We collect personal information about you when you provide it to us, such as through your use of our websites and its features, when you contact us directly by email, phone, in writing, or via social media, when you order goods and services, when you use any of our other websites or applications or any other means by which you provide personal information to us. Where permitted or authorized by law, we may receive information about you from publicly available and third-party databases or services that provide information about business people and companies, or from third parties from whom we have purchased information (including an individual’s name, job title, business contact information, and information about the business where the individual works), and combine this data with information we already have about you. This helps us to update, expand and analyze our records, identify new customers, and provide products and services that may be of interest to you. We will obtain your consent before contacting you if required by the law of the country in which you are located.
We may use your information for the following purposes ("Purposes"), to: provide you with the services, products, and functionality offered on our websites and fulfill your requests, including, but not limited to, making reservations, paying for services, joining email lists, sending CIA Gift Cards to recipients that you designate, and communicate with you about your account or use of our websites, social media platforms,services, products and/or functionality; respond to, or follow up on, your comments and questions, and otherwise provide customer service; communicate with you about special offers and other marketing communications; operate and improve our websites, products, services, and functionality; process and deliver contest entries and rewards; authenticate your credit or debit card account information, if applicable; personalize your experience on our websites, link or combine with other information we get from third parties to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; perform statistical analysis; protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity; comply with our policies, procedures and legal obligations; and as otherwise consented to by you and as required or permitted by applicable law.
California Residents—Your California Privacy Rights.
California residents who provide “personal information” (as defined in the statute) in obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us, once a calendar year, information about the personal information we shared, if any, with other businesses for marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of personal information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared such personal information for the immediately prior calendar year. To obtain this information, please contact us by sending a letter or calling us at the contact information below.
EU Data Subjects
This section applies if you are an individual located in the European Union (“EU”) (“EU Data Subject”). Data Controller. The Culinary Institute of America is the data controller for the processing of your Personal Data.Your Rights. Subject to applicable law, you have the following rights in relation to your Personal Data:
[Last updated on April 20, 2018]