Chocolate Truffles and Gelato | Chocolate Necessities Bellingham WA

Chocolate Necessities Policies and Terms & Conditions

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy and the Conditions of Use sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of European Union Data Protection legislation, We (as defined and detailed in this website (our Site)) are the data controller.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  1. Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Site. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by us, and when you report a problem with our Site.
  2. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  3. We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  4. Details of transactions you carry out through our Site and of the fulfilment of your orders.
  5. Details of your visits to our Site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.

IP addresses

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

Cookies

Our Site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our Site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie Policy.

Where we store your personal data

When we use your information as described in this Privacy Policy, this may occasionally involve sending your information around the world (and in particular where you are located within the European Economic Area (EEA), this includes sending it outside the EEA). By providing us with your personal information, you agree that we may transfer, store and process your information in this manner.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we employ security measures designed to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  1. To ensure that content from our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  2. To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  3. To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  4. To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
  5. To notify you about changes to our service.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information to:

  1. any member of our Group of Companies (our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries);
  2. data processing companies, mailing houses and other third parties working on our behalf (whether directly or indirectly).

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  1. In the event that we sell or buy any business, assets or shares, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business, assets or shares.
  2. If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions; or to protect our rights, property, or safety, or those of our customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
  3. Every now and again, requests are received for information from government departments, the police and other enforcement agencies. If this happens, and there is a proper legal basis for providing your information, it will be provided to the organisation asking for it.

Access to information (this section only applies if We are based in the United Kingdom)

Data Protection legislation gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the law. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time so you may want to check it each time you visit our Site.

Contact

Please contact us using the details shown on our Site if you have any questions, comments or requests regarding this Privacy Policy.

Cookie Policy

Conditions Of Using Our Website

Conditions of using our website

1.This website promotes the business referred to on it. In these conditions, the business will be referred to as ‘we’ and/or ’our’.

2.A wide range of intellectual property rights are used in and relating to this website, including:

  1. our the trade marks and logos;
  2. the design, text, graphics and other content of the web pages on this website, together with all the web addresses associated with those web pages; and
  3. all the software used in relation to this website.

3.We are the owner or the authorised licensee of these intellectual property rights. You agree not to copy any content (including images) on this website without our consent.

About these conditions

4.If you access or use any part of this website you agree to these conditions. If you do not want to agree to these conditions, do not access or use this website.

5.We may change these conditions at any time without giving you notice. Please check these conditions from time to time for any changes. By continuing to use the website you agree to all the changes we make to these conditions.

Using this website

6.We collect and use information in line with our Privacy Policy . By using this website, you agree to the way in which we collect and use your information.

7.You cannot use this website:

  1. for any unlawful purpose;
  2. to send spam;
  3. to harm, threaten, abuse or harass another person, or in a way that invades someone's privacy or is (in our reasonable opinion) offensive or is unacceptable or damaging to us, our customers or suppliers;
  4. to create, check, confirm, update or amend your own or someone else's databases, records, directories, customer lists, mailing or prospecting lists;
  5. to tamper with, update or change any part of the website;
  6. in a way that affects how it is run;
  7. in a way that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionably large burden on us or our suppliers' communications and technical systems as determined by us; or
  8. using any automated means to monitor or copy the website or its content, or to interfere with or attempt to interfere with how the website works.

If you provide content for this website

8.If you provide any material to this website (for example, by providing ratings and reviews, comments, articles, or uploading any other content in any format (including video)) (each “User Content”). You agree to grant us permission, irrevocably and free of charge, to use User Content (including altering and adapting it for operational or editorial reasons) in any media worldwide, for our own marketing, research and promotional activities and our internal business purposes which may include providing the User Content to selected third party partners, service providers, social media and networking sites.

9.You own your User Content at all times, and you continue to have the right to use it in any way you choose.

10.By providing any User Content to the Website you confirm that your User Content:

  1. is your own original work or you are authorized to provide it to the Website and that you have the right to give us permission to use it for the purposes set out in these terms;
  2. will not contain or promote anything illegal, harmful, misleading, abusive, defamatory (that is, it does not damage someone's good reputation) or anything else that might cause widespread offence or bring us or our business partners into disrepute;
  3. does not take away or affect any other person's privacy rights, contract rights or any other rights;
  4. does not contain any virus or other code that may damage, interfere with or otherwise adversely affect the operation of the Website;
  5. will, if used to promote your own business or services, clearly and openly state your association with the particular business expressly;
  6. will not contain any form of mass-mailing or spam.

11.If you do not want to grant us the permissions set out above, please do not provide any material to the Website

12.We have no obligation to publish your User Content on the Website and we retain the right to remove any User Content at any time and for any reason.

13.We do not edit, pre-vet or review any User Content displayed on the Website. If you believe that any User Content does not comply with the requirements set out in this paragraph, please notify us immediately. We will then review the User Content and, where we deem it appropriate, remove it within a reasonable time.

Disclaimers

14.You use the website at your own risk.

15.You should not rely on the website for advice.

16.As far as the relevant laws allow, we do not guarantee that:

  1. there will be no problems with how you use the website; or
  2. the computer or server you use to log on to the website is free of viruses or other harmful programs.

Limits to our liability

17.There is no limit to what we and the people who provide our services will be liable for if someone dies or is injured because of our negligence or because we have committed fraud.

18.Under no circumstances will we, the owner or operator of this website, or any of their group companies, employees, officers or agents, or any other organisation involved in creating, producing, maintaining or distributing the website be liable for any loss of:

  1. profits;
  2. business or business opportunities;
  3. savings you expect to make;
  4. goodwill;
  5. use of, or corruption to information; or
  6. information.

19.If we do not keep to these conditions, they will only be liable for losses you have suffered as a direct result. We are not liable to you for any other losses whether such losses are because we have not kept to our obligations or contract, because of something we have done or not done in negligence, due to defamatory statements or liability for a product or otherwise as a result of:

  1. using or relying on the website;
  2. not being able to use the website;
  3. any mistake, fault, failure to do something, missing information, or virus on the website or if it does not work properly because of incidents outside of our control such as (but not limited to) interruptions to communication and networks and circumstances beyond our control;
  4. theft, destruction of information or someone getting access to our records, programs or services without our permission;
  5. goods, products, services or information received through or advertised on any website which we link to from this website; or
  6. any information, data, message or other material which you email, post, upload, reproduce, send, or otherwise distribute or receive using the website.

The whole agreement

20.These conditions make up the whole agreement between you and us in how you use the website. If a court decides that a condition is not valid, the rest of the conditions will still apply.

The law

21.If we are a company based in the United States: The laws of the state of New York (without reference to its conflict of laws principles) apply to your use of the website and these conditions. We control the website from within the United States. However, you can get access to the website from other places around the world. Although, these places may have different laws from the laws of the state of New York, by using the website you agree that the laws of the state of New York will apply to everything relating to you using the website and you agree to keep to these laws. We have the right to take you to court in the country and/or state that you live in.

21.If we are a company based in the United Kingdom: The laws of England and Wales apply to your use of the website and these conditions. We control the website from within the United Kingdom. However, you can get access to the website from other places around the world. Although, these places may have different laws from the laws of England and Wales, by using the website you agree that the laws of England and Wales will apply to everything relating to you using the website and you agree to keep to these laws. We have the right to take you to court in the country you live in.