Your privacy is very important to us. At Mid-State Kitchens (MSK) we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- 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 on-going operation of our site.
It is Mid State Kitchens policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators,Mid-State Kitchens collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort 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.Mid State Kitchens purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand howMid State Kitchens visitors use its website. From time to time,Mid-State Kitchens may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Mid-State Kitchens also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs.Mid State Kitchens 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 of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Mid State Kitchens websites choose to interact withMid State Kitchens in ways that require Mid State Kitchens to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Mid State Kitchens 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. Those who wish to receive MSK updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case,Mid State Kitchens collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction withMid State Kitchens.Mid State Kitchens does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Mid-State Kitchens may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance,Mid-State Kitchens may monitor the most popular pages on our site or use spam screened by the Spam service to help identify spam. Mid-State Kitchens may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However ,Mid-State Kitchens does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Mid-State Kitchens discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Mid-State Kitchens behalf or to provide services available at Mid-State Kitchens websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by usingMid State Kitchens websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Mid State Kitchens will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Mid State Kitchens discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Mid State Kitchens believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Mid State Kitchens, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Mid State Kitchens website and have supplied your email address, Mid State Kitchens may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new products, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Mid State Kitchens and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Mid State Kitchens takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Mid-State Kitchens or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Mid-State Kitchens goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of Mid-State Kitchens may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
We don’t use Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.