This site is owned and operated by Chef Merito, Inc. ("Chef Merito"). We recognize that you may have concerns about your personal privacy. This Privacy Policy informs you about what personal information is collected on our website and how that information is maintained and used. This Privacy Policy applies to all information collected or submitted on www.Chef It is current as of the effective date set forth above. Chef Merito reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy as its practices may change, so you may want to review this Privacy Policy from time to time.

Personal Information We Collect. You do not need to provide any personal information to access our websites. However, Chef Merito provides the opportunity to stay connected through social media and subscribe to our newsletter. The information we collect may include, but is not limited to, name, contact information, the types of recipes you are interested in receiving, and information about your cooking habits. We may on occasion collect personal information that you provide to third parties (such as information you provide in response to a Chef Merito advertisement that appears on another website). If we do collect personal information from third parties in such instances, we will treat that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

How We Use Your Personal Information. If you stay connected through social media or our newsletter, we may use the information you provide to send you periodic e-mails containing updates about our company, recipes, surveys, special offers, or promotions. You may opt out of receiving these communications at any time by clicking on the opt-out link located in each e-mail we send.

If you provide us with your mailing address, we may use this information to send you special offers or promotions by mail. If you do not want to receive special offers or promotions by mail, please do not provide your mailing address.

Supplementing Information. We may on occasion supplement the personal information you provide to us with information from third party sources. We may also obtain publicly-available data from third parties and use it to supplement our existing user database to better target our advertising and to provide pertinent offers about products or specials that we think might interest you.

Sharing Information on Social Media. If you choose to stay connected with Chef Merito through social media venues, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or YouTube, you should be aware that any personal information you submit can be read, collected, or used by other users of these features. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit through any of these features.

Please note that we may use the information you post or store using social media to send you targeted marketing offers.

Collection and Use of Your Non-Personal Information

We also collect non-personal information, i.e., data in a form that does not permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. The following are some examples of non-personal information that we collect and how we may use it:

We may collect information such as occupation, language, zip code, area code, cooking preferences, and location to better understand customer behavior and improve our products, services, and advertising.

We also may collect information regarding customer activities on our website. This information is aggregated and used to help us provide more useful information to our customers and to understand which parts of our website, products, and services are of most interest. Aggregated data is considered non-personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

If we do combine non-personal information with personal information, the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.

Cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies on our websites. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s "help" file.

If you reject cookies, you may still use our websites, but your ability to use some areas of our sites will be limited and we will not be able to provide you with the most convenient experience.

Log Files. As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type (e.g., Internet Explorer or Firefox), internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the operating system you may be using (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), a date/time stamp of when you visited our site, and click-stream data.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze aggregate trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

We treat information collected by cookies and other technologies as non-personal information. However, to the extent that Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or similar identifiers are considered personal information by local law, we also treat these identifiers as personal information. Similarly, to the extent that non-personal information is combined with personal information, we treat the combined information as personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties. At times, Chef Merito may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with Chef Merito to provide products and services or help Chef Merito market to customers. Personal information will only be shared by Chef Merito to provide or improve our products, services and advertising; it will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes. Chef Merito may also share non-personal information or aggregate information about people who use our site to business partners and other third parties.

Disclosure of Personal Information to Services Providers. Chef Merito shares personal information with companies who provide services such as information processing, extending credit, fulfilling customer orders, delivering products to you, managing and enhancing customer data, providing customer service, assessing your interest in our products and services, and conducting customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies are obligated to protect your information and may be located wherever Chef Merito operates.

Compliance with Law. Under certain circumstances, it is possible that personal information may be subject to disclosure pursuant to judicial or other legal requirements, such as subpoenas or court orders. Chef Merito will comply with any court order or other legal process and will provide your personal information if required in any legal proceeding. We also may release personal information when we believe in good faith that such release is appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of Chef Merito, our users, our employees, or others. This may include, for example, exchanging information with other organizations for fraud protection and/or credit risk reduction.

Note to Parents. We do not intentionally collect personal information from children. If you are under the age of 18, please do use this website unless your parents supervise you and approve of your use. Parents may have information related to their children deleted from our database and may refuse to permit further collection or use of the child’s information.

Links to Other Websites. This website may contain links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Chef Merito. These sites may have their own terms and conditions or no terms and conditions at all. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. These links are not intended as an endorsement of or referral to the linked websites. The linked websites have separate and independent privacy statements, notices, and terms of use, which we recommend you read carefully. Since we do not have any control over such websites, we have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked websites may collect, use, disclose, secure, or otherwise treat your personal information. By clicking on third party links, you are subject to the privacy practices of the third party’s website.

How to contact us: If you have any questions about this privacy policy, or the website overall, please write to us at:

Chef Merito, Inc.
7915 Sepulveda Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91405
Attention: Marketing

Or send an email to us at:

Thank you for your interest in Chef Merito!

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