California Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy for California Residents (“California Privacy Policy”) supplements the information contained in Cooks Venture’s primary privacy policy (https://cooksventure.com/policies/privacy-policy). Cooks Venture (“Cooks Venture,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) has adopted this California Privacy Policy in accordance with the notice requirements under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended (“CCPA”), and any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this California Privacy Policy.

This California Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through the following websites we own: www.cooksventure.com and information collected through other channels, such as over the phone.

DEFINITIONS SPECIFIC TO THIS POLICY

The CCPA includes definitions for terms specific to this California Privacy Policy that do not apply to Cooks Venture’s privacy policy, including the following terms:

  • “Personal Information” means information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household. Personal Information does not include publicly available information obtained from government records; de-identified or aggregated consumer information that can not be reconstructed to identify you; any information covered under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act or the California Financial InformationPrivacy Act, activities covered by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, or protected health information as defined under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
  • “Sale” or “sell” means selling, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring, or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a consumer’s Personal Information by the business to another business or a third party for monetary or other valuable consideration.
  • “Service Provider” means a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, association, or other legal entity that is organized or operated for the profit or financial benefit of its shareholders or other owners, that processes information on behalf of a business and to which the business discloses a consumer’s Personal Information for a business purpose pursuant to a written contract.
  • “Third Party” means a person or entity who is not a business that collects Personal Information from consumers, as defined in the CCPA, and to whom the business discloses a consumer’s Personal Information for a business purpose pursuant to a written contract.

THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND DISCLOSE

The information below shows the categories of Personal Information we collect or may collect; examples of the type of Personal Information in each category; all types of sources from which each category of personal information is collected; the business purpose(s) for which that category of Personal Information is collected; and all types of third parties with whom that category of Personal Information is shared. As this chart shows, we disclose certain Personal Information to third parties for business purposes. We also sell certain Personal Information to third parties. We do not sell the Personal Information of minors under 16 years old without affirmative authorization. This information covers the past 12 months.

A - Identifiers

A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, telephone number, or other similar identifiers

Collected: Yes. Purpose: To fulfill custom orders.

 

B - Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).

A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, postal address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or State identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories/

Collected: Yes. Purpose: To fulfill customer orders.

 

C - Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.

Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).

Collected: No.

 

F - Internet or other similar network activity.

Browsing history, search history, information on a User’s interaction with a website, application or advertisement.

Collected: Yes. Purpose: For marketing purposes.

 

I - Professional/ employment-related information.

Current or past job history or performance evaluations.

Collected: Yes. Purpose: For employment.


We will not collect a category of Personal Information not listed above, or use any Personal Information collected in any of the above categories for a business purpose not listed above, without first providing you with notice.

You have the right to request certain information regarding the personal information we have collected about you in the preceding 12 months. You may make such a request up to twice in a 12-month span. Please note that there are circumstances in which we may not be able to comply with your request pursuant to the CCPA, including when we cannot verify your request and/or when there is a conflict with our own obligations to comply with other legal or regulatory requirements.

If you would like to request (1) the categories of Personal Information collected about you; (2) the categories of sources providing that Personal Information; (3) the categories of third parties with whom we have shared that Personal Information; and(4) the business purpose for collecting that Personal Information, click here or email support@cooksventure.com. The link will take you to an interactive web form that you can complete and submit to make a request for information that we will then verify.

If you would like to request the specific pieces of Personal Information we collected about you, click here or email support@cooksventure.com. The link will take you to an interactive web form that you can complete and submit to make a request for information that we will then verify; if you use the telephone number, you will be guided through a process that will allow you to submit a verifiable request.

If you would like to request (1) the categories of Personal Information collected about you; (2) the categories of Personal Information sold; (3) the categories of third parties to whom the information was sold; and (4) the categories of Personal Information that were disclosed for a business purpose, click here or email support@cooksventure.com. The link will take you to an interactive web form that you can complete and submit to make a request for information that we will then verify; if you use the telephone number, you will be guided through a process that will allow you to submit a verifiable request.

SHARING INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Subject to your right to opt-out of such sharing/sale, we may share, rent and/or sell personal information with/to third parties for marketing purposes, as well as other business purposes.  The specific items of personal information that we may sell include: (a) e-mail address; (b) full name; and (c) telephone number.  When we disclose personal information to a third party service provider or other entity, we enter into a contractual relationship that describes the purpose for which such third party may use the personal information and requires that third party to both keep the personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose other than the performance of its services under the applicable contract.  

In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information for a business purpose:

Category A, B, I 

In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have sold the following categories of personal information to third parties:

None.

We may disclose personal information for a business purpose to the following categories of third parties (Category A, B, C, F and I)

  • Service providers. (Category A, B, and I)
  • Third parties who provide products and/or services featured on the Site. (None)
  • Third parties who purchase and/or license your personal information for marketing purposes, including: (a) providers of direct marketing services and applications, including lookup and reference, data enhancement, suppression and validation; (b) e-mail marketers; (c) telemarketers (where permitted by applicable law); and (d) direct marketers. (None)
  • Third parties to whom you authorize us to disclose your personal information in connection with the products and/or services that we provide to you. (Category A, B)

In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have not: (a) sold personal information (including (i) e-mail address; (ii) full name; or (iii) telephone number; to the third parties who purchase and/or license personal information for marketing purposes; or (b) shared personal information for the business purposes set forth above.

In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have:

  1. Received zero requests for access to specific information and to exercise data portability rights.  We have complied with n/a of those requests (in whole or in part) and denied n/a requests.   The median number of days within which we substantively responded to such requests was [insert number];
  2. Received zero requests to delete personal information.  We have complied with n/a of those requests (in whole or in part) and denied n/a requests.  The median number of days within which we substantively responded to such requests was [insert number] and
  3. Received zero requests to opt-out from the sale of personal information.   We have complied with n/a of those requests (in whole or in part) and denied n/a requests.  The median number of days within which we substantively responded to such requests was n/a.

VERIFICATION PROCESS

In order to protect your information, we will confirm a requestor’s identity before responding to any request. We will ask a few questions in order to confirm your identity. To complete the verification process you must correctly answer one or more questions to confirm identity. If you do not receive a follow-up email please contact us at support@cooksventure.com. Otherwise, we will acknowledge your request and contact you later with our full response.

We will only send CCPA verification questions from a cooksventure.com email address. Before sending a verification response, please double-check the email address. If you receive an email that appears to be from us but is not from our domain listed above, do not respond.

Any information we gather through this process will only be used for consumer verification, security procedures, or fraud prevention. We will delete any verification information as soon as practical after processing your request unless required by law.

NON-DISCRIMINATION

We will not discriminate against you if you exercise any of the rights provided by the CCPA set forth in this California Privacy Policy. Please note that a legitimate denial of a request for information, deletion, or to opt-out is not discriminatory, nor is charging a fee for excessive or repetitive consumer requests as permitted by the CCPA.

DELETION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You have the right to request that we delete certain Personal Information that we have collected. Please note that there are circumstances in which we may not be able to comply with your request pursuant to the CCPA, including when we cannot verify your request and/or when there is a conflict with our own obligations to comply with other legal or regulatory requirements. We will notify you following the submission of your request if this is the case.

If you would like to request that we delete your Personal Information pursuant to the requirements of the CCPA, click here or email support@cooksventure.com. The link will take you to an interactive form that you can complete and submit to make a request for deletion that we will then verify; if you use the telephone number, you will be guided through a process that will allow you to submit a verifiable request.

AUTHORIZED AGENTS

You may designate an authorized agent to exercise your rights under the CCPA on your behalf. Pursuant to the CCPA:

  • Only a business entity or natural person registered with the California Secretary of State may act as an authorized agent. You must provide the authorized agent written permission to exercise your rights under the CCPA on your behalf.
  • We may deny a request from an authorized agent on your behalf if the authorized agent does not submit proof that he, she, or it has been authorized by you to act on your behalf if we request such proof, as permitted by the CCPA.
  • Even if you use an authorized agent to exercise your rights under the CCPA on your behalf, pursuant to the CCPA we may still require that you verify your own identity directly to us. This Provision does not apply if you have been provided with a power of attorney under California Probate Code sections 4000 to 4465.

PERSONAL INFORMATION OF MINORS

Our websites and mobile applications are not intended for children or minors under the age of sixteen (16) years. Accordingly, we do not knowingly store information from minors under the age of sixteen years. If you believe that a child has submitted Personal Information to Us, please contact us at support@cooksventure.com.

RIGHT TO OPT-OUT

You have the right to request that we do not sell the Personal Information that we have collected. If you exercise that right, please note that pursuant to the CCPA we may have to subsequently inform you that you need to opt-in if the sale of your Personal Information is required to complete a transaction you have initiated. If opting-in is required, we will provide you with the necessary instructions.

If you would like to request that we do not sell your Personal Information pursuant to the requirements of the CCPA, click here or support@cooksventure.com. The link will take you to an interactive form that you can complete and submit to make a request for deletion; if you use the telephone number, you will be guided through a process that will allow you to submit a request.

You may also submit a request to opt-out by emailing support@cooksventure.com.

If you use an authorized agent to submit your request to opt-out, we will request that the agent provide us with proof that he, she, or it has been authorized by you to act on your behalf. The CCPA requires you to provide the authorized agent written permission to exercise your rights under the CCPA.

If you opt-out of the sale of your Personal Information, we will wait at least 12 months before asking you if we may sell your Personal Information.

You have the right to opt-in to the sale of your Personal Information after you have opted out. If you would like to opt-in to the sale of your Personal Information, contact us at support@cooksventure.com. Opting-in is a two-step process in which you will first clearly request to opt-in, and then separately confirm that choice.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you would like additional information regarding our California Privacy Policy, please contact us at support@cooksventure.com.

ADDITIONAL CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to other parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to support@cooksventure.com.

You may view our main privacy policy here or contact us at support@cooksventure.com with any questions.

CHANGES TO OUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY POLICY

Cooks Venture reserves the right to amend this California Privacy Policy at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this California Privacy Policy, we will post an updated notice on our website with the effective date.