Terms and Conditions

Updated September, 2016

As you discover and learn more about the health benefits of chocolate keep in mind that this website is strictly educational and informational. None of the information presented on this website is to ever be used or considered as a replacement for your doctor or any therapies, diagnosis nor is this site making medical claims. Should you find the information here compelling and want to explore chocolate as a natural medicine and alternative therapy you should always keep your doctor informed and let him/her guide you along your journey to wellness.

The Site and its content, including editorial, graphics, banners, placement and design, is Copyright (C) 2010 – 2014 GourmetHealthyChocolates.com by Jean Kelsey, unless otherwise specified. All Rights Reserved.

Reprints of any article or portion of any article are at the complete discretion of GourmetHealthyChocolates.com

Privacy:


Use of cookies and other technologies to collect information. We use various technologies to collect information from your computer and about your activities on our site.

Information collected automatically.

We automatically collect information from your browser when you visit our website. This information includes your IP address, your browser type and language, access times, the content of any un-deleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us (see “Cookies” below), and the referring website address.

Cookies & Use of Cookie Data.

When you visit our website, we may assign your computer one or more cookies, to facilitate access to our site and to personalize your online experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our site, such as the web pages you visit, the time and date of your visits, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our site. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies.

Information collected by third-parties.

We may allow third-parties, including our authorized service providers, advertising companies and ad networks, to display advertisements on our site. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. Our website does not provide any personal information to these third parties. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and gauge their effectiveness.

How we use the information we collect.

In General. We may use information that we collect about you to:

  • perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products, services, or content, or products, services or content offered by others;
  • communicate with you by email, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices about products or services that may be of interest to you either from us, other Olivia International Inc companies or other third parties;
  • develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on our site;
  • verify your eligibility and deliver prizes in connection with contests and sweepstakes;
  • enforce or exercise any rights in our terms and conditions;
  • manage our business;
  • perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.

Financial information.

When you visit an affiliate or third party website all financial information you provide is not collected or kept on GourmetHealthyChocolates.com.

Job applicants.

If your personal information is submitted through our website when applying for a position with GourmetHealthyChocolates.com, the information will be used solely in connection with considering and acting upon your application. We may retain your personal information for a period of time, but only for the purpose of considering your application for current or future available positions.

This information may include:

*your name and contact information
*prior education and experience
*other information you provided to us is used for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for the particular position or other available positions, as well as with third-party service providers retained by us to collect, maintain and analyze candidate submissions for job postings.

Personal information.

We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated below. We may share personal information with:

Service providers:

We may share your personal information, which may include your name and contact information (including email address) with third parties that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting our website functionality, and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys and other features offered through our website. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes.

Other Situations:

We also may disclose your information, including personal information in response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.

When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our website terms and conditions or other agreements or policies.

In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.

Aggregated and non-personal information.

We may share non-personal information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with the Olivia Internatinal Inc. group of companies and third parties to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our website and on websites of third parties, and to analyze and report on advertising you see. We may combine non-personal information we collect with additional non-personal information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated, non-personal information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis.

Third-party websites

There are a number of places on our website where you may click on a link to access other websites that do not operate under this Privacy Policy. For example, if you click on an advertisement on our website, you may be taken to a website that we do not control. These third-party websites may independently solicit and collect information, including personal information, from you and, in some instances, provide us with information about your activities on those websites. We recommend that you consult the privacy statements of all third-party websites you visit by clicking on the “privacy” link typically located at the bottom of the webpage you are visiting.

In addition, if certain information has already been provided to third parties as described in this Privacy Policy, retention of that information will be subject to those third parties’ policies.

Choices YOU have about collection and use of your information

You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you not being able to receive the information you requested or use of certain features of our website because such information may be required in order for you to fulfill services; participate in a contest, promotion, survey, or sweepstakes.

You can also control information collected by cookies. See below about “cookies” for information about declining or deleting cookies.

How we protect your personal information

We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. We want you to feel confident using our website. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose their personal information and should avoid sending personal information through insecure email. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s website at information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.

Information you provide about yourself while using our service

We provide areas on our websites where you can post information and communicate with others. Such postings are governed by our Terms of Use page. In addition, such postings may appear on other websites or when searches are executed on the subject of your posting. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on publicly-viewable web pages, that information will be publicly available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal information.

Children’s privacy

Although our website is a general audience site, we restrict the use of our service to individuals age 18 and above. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

Visiting our websites from outside Canada or the United States

This Privacy Policy is intended to cover collection of information on our website from residents of Canada and the United States. If you are visiting our website from outside Canada or the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in Canada where our servers are located and our central data base is operated. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this privacy policy.

No Rights of Third Parties

This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any personal information relating to users of the website.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the “last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you check our website from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Privacy Policy or any of our other policies.

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What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record keeping purposes. Cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires when you close your browser and is used to make it easier for you to navigate our website. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Cookies on our website do not link to or store your personal information.

You may delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings. (Click “Help” in the toolbar of most browsers for instructions.)

We may allow third-parties, including Olivia International group of companies, advertising companies, and ad networks, to display advertisements on our site. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. Our website does not provide any personal information to these third parties, but they may collect information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw and/or clicked on the advertisements they deliver (such as click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, etc.), and possibly associate this information with your subsequent visits to the advertised websites. They also may combine this information with personal information they collect from you to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. The collection and use of that information is subject to the third-party’s privacy policy. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and gauge their effectiveness. This policy covers the use of cookies by GourmetHealthyChocolates.com and Olivia International Group of Companies, only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Opting-Out of Advertising Cookies. You may opt out of our data collection for use by third party ad companies advertising to you when you visit other sites. Cookies are unique to each computer. Therefore, you must opt out separately on all computers you use. If you delete all of your cookies (specifically, the “Opt-Out” cookie), you will have to go through the opt-out process again to reactivate your opted-out status. You can opt out of receiving such advertising-related cookies by clicking below:

Web Beacons:

Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs, web bots) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access cookies. Unlike cookies which are stored on the user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on the web pages (or in email) and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.

Web beacons may be used to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited certain pages and to understand usage patterns. We also may receive an anonymous identification number if you come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website. Third parties may use anonymous information about your visits to our site and other websites in order to improve its products and services and provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

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