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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At Chef JA Cooks, we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of our site.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Chef JA Cooks collects non-personally-identifying information 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. Chef JA Cooks’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to understand better how Chef JA Cooks’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Chef JA Cooks may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Chef JA Cooks also collects potentially-personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged-in users and users leaving comments on our blogs. Chef JA Cooks 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 where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Chef JA Cooks choose to interact with Chef JA Cooks in ways that require Chef JA Cooks to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Chef JA Cooks gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. We collect their emails for those who wish to receive Chef JA Cooks updates via email. In each case, Chef JA Cooks collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Chef JA Cooks. Chef JA Cooks does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. 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

Chef JA Cooks may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Chef JA Cooks may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Chef JA Cooks may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Chef JA Cooks does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Chef JA Cooks discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Chef JA Cooks’s behalf or to provide services available at Chef JA Cooks’s website and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Chef JA Cooks’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Chef JA Cooks will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to affiliated organizations, as described above, Chef JA Cooks discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request or when Chef JA Cooks believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Chef JA Cooks, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Chef JA Cooks website and have supplied your email address, Chef JA Cooks 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 Chef JA Cooks and our products. Chef JA Cooks takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


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. Chef JA Cooks uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of Chef JA Cooks's website, and their website access preferences. Chef JA Cooks visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Chef JA Cooks’s website, with the drawback that certain features of Chef JA Cooks’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Chef JA Cooks may change its Privacy Policy occasionally and at Chef JA Cooks’s sole discretion. Chef JA Cooks encourages visitors to check this page frequently 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.