your privacyonline and offis of utmost importance
to Gayot. This policy will tell you exactly what we will
and won't do with the private, personal information you
provide us. Please feel free to read it in full, but here
is a summary:
does not share your personal information with anyone without
you can choose to share your personal information with someone else.
does not collect billing nor credit card information online. All
online transactions are processed by third party companies.
ever have any questions about your privacy, please email us immediately at: privacy [AT] gayot [DOT] com.
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bible of an international readership in quest of the best.
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Two kinds of personal information are requested during registration:
personally identifiable information and demographic information. Personally
identifiable information is required for registration, but other demographic
information is optional and may be given at your discretion. During
registration, Gayot asks for your full name and an e-mail address.
Personally identifiable information is not shared with anyone, nor
is it sold to anyone. The demographic information gathered includes
street address, city, state, zip code, country, phone and fax. The
more information you provide us with, and the more accurate it is,
the easier it is for us to provide information to you that you will
to registration we may ask you for personal information at other times,
such as when you report a problem with one of our sites or services.
Gayot may also occasionally ask members to complete surveys that we
use for internal research. Gayot also tracks information about website
visitation, on an aggregated basis. Gayot calculates the aggregate
number of visits to a site by all Gayot members together.
last area in which we ask for your name is on bulletin boards or
forums--places on the site where you can participate in a discussion
of a particular subject by posting written comments which are then
entirely public. We ask for a name simply so that other people
reading a string of comments will be able to determine which comments
come from the same person. You may, therefore, provide a nickname
or alias, if you prefer, so that your identity is not disclosed.
You should be aware that if you do voluntarily disclose personal
information (e.g. user name, e-mail address) on the bulletin boards
or forums, that information can be collected and used by others
and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties.
If you choose to participate anonymously, you should remember that
you are still legally liable for the material you post, including
claims of libel, invasion of privacy and copyright infringement.
Your personal information is used only for demographic statistics and
to display appropriately targeted advertisements. For example, Gayot
does internal research on our members' demographics, interests, and
behavior based on what you tell us when you register and from our server
log files. In general, Gayot automatically gathers certain usage information
like the numbers and frequency of visits to Gayot. This research is
compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis, meaning your personal
demographic information is never directly accessed. The collective
data helps us determine how often Gayot members use parts of the site,
primarily so that we can improve our site to keep it as interesting
and appealing as possible. Gayot may disclose aggregated user statistics
so that we may describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers,
and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes. By providing
this information, you acknowledge that Gayot may use this profile information
to improve or customize the Gayot service or to provide demographic
profiling to obtain advertising. Any use of profile information will
be conducted in line with the guidelines set forth in this Privacy
that Gayot will not send you any unsolicited information, including
email, unless you have indicated your willingness to receive such information.
Upon registration, new members will receive a Gayot newsletter. Members
can unsubscribe to this newsletter at any time.
Sections of Our Site
Gayot Publications maintains relationships with outside service providers for
some of the products and services offered through our site. The information these
providers make available may be presented in a "framed" format, where the Gayot
Publications border will surround the pages served by the service providers,
or by directly linking the user to the vendors' sites. Please be aware that any information you provide
on those framed pages is provided directly to those service providers and is subject to their security and privacy policies.
Finance Information is used to transmit to third parties
requests for vehicle financing. In the case of Purchase
Request Information or Finance Information, we may forward
your request information to a dealer or lender through
another automotive referral service. Your submission of
the request authorizes us to do this. Any Finance Information
forwarded in this way becomes subject to the security and
privacy policies that are posted on the websites of those
referral services. Similarly, Finance Information transmitted to a dealer,
manufacturer, lender or fulfillment entity becomes the
property of that dealer, manufacturer, lender or fulfillment entity. The information is used to process
your purchase request or financing application and to provide
you with information about goods and services. Any request to opt out of future dealer, lender, manufacturer
or other third-party communications must be made directly
to that third party.
Gayot Publications understands the importance of security
for our consumers. We use SSL (Secure Socket Layer)
encryption technology to protect personal data such as finance information during transmission.
Personal information collected by Gayot is stored and maintained
in secure operating environments that are not available
to the public. Gayot does not sell or rent member information
to anyone, although as discussed under the section
on "Personal Information Utilization,"
certain demographic information is made available to other
sites or advertisers on an aggregated basis. When we ask
you for personal information, you are sharing that information
with Gayot alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise.
We do not share personal information with any third parties
unless we have belief that such action is necessary to:
either conform to legal requirements, protect the rights
of Gayot, or enforce the Gayot Terms of Service. Please
be aware that Gayot advertisers or websites that have links
on our site may collect personally identifiable information
about you when you access their site or use their services.
As stated below, the information practices of third-party
websites are not covered by this privacy statement.
Party Web Sites
Gayot links to third-party websites. These linked sites
are not under the control of Gayot and are not affiliated
with Gayot. Gayot cannot be responsible for the contents
of any linked site or the contents of any link contained
in a linked site.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve some ads
when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information
(not including your name, address, email address or telephone
number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in
order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites
about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
Gayot uses a variety of services hosted by third parties to help us understand the use of our services, such as Google Analytics. These services may collect information sent by your device when performing specific actions, such as a web page request.
In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our
third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique "cookie"
on your browser.
makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information
provided on all of our websites (www.gayot.com, www.novusvinum.com, www.thefoodpaper.com, www.qualiteas.com and www.chateaugayot.com).
However, Gayot does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any
liability for any loss or damage brought about by errors,
omissions, misleading information or the use or reliability
of information presented on these websites, even if such
errors occurred unintentionally, as a result of negligence
or any other cause.
so that you will always know what information Gayot gathers, how Gayot
might use that information, and whether Gayot will disclose it to anyone.
If Gayot makes any material change concerning how your personally identifiable
information is used, then, in addition to including such revision in
this privacy statement, Gayot will post a notice on the Gayot site
to review this Agreement periodically to ensure familiarity with the
most current version.
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to the Gayot
site coordinator at: privacy [AT] gayot [DOT] com.
If you are interested in exploring privacy issues on the Internet further
Frontier Foundation - a civil liberties organization.
Privacy Information Center - focuses attention on emerging civil liberties
Trade Commission - website on privacy protection.
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