This site is not intended for children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect information from site visitors in this age group. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose to websites.
ACTIVE INFORMATION COLLECTION
Like many websites, this site actively collects information from its visitors both by asking you specific questions and by permitting you to communicate directly with us via e-mail and forms. Some of the information that you submit may be personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your full name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and so on collectively referred to herein as “Personal Information”). We will never sell, transfer, or disclose any Personal Information we gather at our websites to any third parties without your prior consent, except in cases when we believe in good faith that we have a legal obligation to disclose such Personal Information. We never require that this Personal Information be provided in order to gain access to our sites, nor will we require visitors to disclose more Personal Information than is reasonably needed to participate in an activity on our sites. Some areas of this site may require you to submit Personal Information in order for you to benefit from the specified features (such as newsletter subscriptions, tips/pointers, etc.) or to participate in a particular activity (such as sweepstakes or other promotions). You will be informed at each information collection point what information is required and what information is optional.
PASSIVE INFORMATION COLLECTION
As you navigate through our website, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without your actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as Internet Protocol addresses, cookies, Internet tags, and navigational data collection.
This site may use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP Address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet and is generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because in most cases an IP address is dynamic (changing each time you connect to the Internet), rather than static (unique to a particular user’s computer). We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our server, report aggregate information, determine the fastest route for your computer to use in connecting to our site, and administer and improve the site.
A “cookie” is a bit of information that a website sends to your web browser to help the site remember information about you and your preferences.
“Persistent” cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided (e.g., passwords), helping to determine what areas of the website visitors find most valuable, and customizing the website based on your preferences. This site may use persistent cookies.
“Internet tags” (also known as single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, and 1xbyx1 GIFs) are smaller than cookies and give the website server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor’s computer. This site may use Internet tags. Tags have been placed both on online advertisements that bring people to the site and on different pages of the site. These tags indicate how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted. We do not collect or seek personally identifiable information through these tags.
“Navigational data” (“log files,” “server logs,” and “clickstream” data) are used for system management, to improve the content of the site, for market research purposes, and to communicate information to visitors. This site may use navigational data.
USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
If you provide personally identifiable information to this site, we may combine such information with other actively collected information unless we specify otherwise at the point of collection. We will take reasonable measures to prevent personally identifiable information from being combined with passively collected information unless you consent otherwise.
- where required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations.
In addition, we will make full use of all information acquired through this site that is not in personally identifiable form.
COMMUNICATIONS TO FILIPPO BERIO USA, LTD.
Filippo Berio USA appreciates hearing from you. However, in your communications with us, please keep in mind that any communication or material you transmit to any of our websites by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, recipes, creative suggestions, ideas, concepts, products, marketing or promotional plans or strategies, or the like shall be deemed and shall remain the exclusive property of Filippo Berio USA. You understand and acknowledge that Filippo Berio USA has the resources, which may have developed or may in the future develop ideas identical to or similar to your suggestions or comments, and that Filippo Berio USA is only willing to consider suggestions and ideas on the terms set forth herein. Any suggestion, idea, or comment is not submitted in confidence and Filippo Berio USA assumes no obligation, express or implied, by considering it. Without limitation, Filippo Berio USA shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to the suggestions, ideas, or comments of every kind and nature, and Filippo Berio USA shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the suggestions, ideas, or comments for any purposes whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcasting, or posting without any compensation to the provider of the suggestions, ideas, or comments.