Real World Reviews Inc.
2512 E Evergreen Blvd #65
Vancouver, WA 98661
“Non-Personal Information” (NPI) is information that is in no way personally identifiable and that is obtained automatically when you access our Website with a web browser.
“Personally Identifiable Information” (PII) is non-public information that is personally identifiable to you and obtained for us to provide you with a product or service. PII may include information such as your name, address, phone number, credit card information, and other related information that you provide to us.
Our Commitment to Your Privacy
Real World Reviews Inc and Cooksmeasure.com are committed to the security and privacy of all our customers. We take your privacy seriously, and we will work with you to ensure that you have an enjoyable online experience.
Real World Reviews Inc and our affiliates respect your privacy and recognize the need for appropriate protection and management of your PII you share with us.
As a part of our commitment, we have adopted the guidelines used by the Direct Marketing Association Privacy Promise to American consumers. Other than as necessary to provide you with goods and services, we agree to (1) provide our customers with notice of their ability to opt out of information exchanges with our affiliates; (2) honor our customers’ requests not to have their information transferred to our affiliates; and (3) honor our customers’ requests not to receive solicitations from our affiliates.
Links to Other Websites
You acknowledge that your use and access of these websites is solely at your own risk. It is your responsibility to check the privacy policies of these websites to see how they treat your personal information.
Information We Collect and How We Manage It
Generally, you control the amount and type of information you provide to us when using our Website. As a visitor to our Website, you can browse our Website to find out more about us. You are not required to provide us with any PII as a Visitor.
However, if you register as a Member to use our Website, you must provide PII in order for us to provide you with various features and/or functionality on our Website. You can sign into your account to see or delete any PII we have stored, such as your name, address, email or phone number. You can also contact us by email to request to see or delete this information. As a Member, we collect your PII in the following ways:
At Member Registration
When you register for membership, we collect your name and email address along with a password for access. Depending on services accessed on our website, we may also collect your address and phone number. With your permission only, we may also access other PII on your computer or smartphone, such as your phone book, calendar, or messages, in order to provide the requested services to you. If authorized by you, we may also access profile and other PII from services like Facebook.
Our systems may associate this PII with your activities in the course of providing the best possible service and user experience to you (such as pages you viewed or things you click on or search for).
There may be online forms used on our Website. The information you enter into these online forms may contain PII.
Mobile Application and Devices
If you use our mobile application, you may have to provide PII in order to use it. In serving you, we may use or store your precise geographic location as part of your profile, if you give us permission to do so. We do not use or share this data for any other purpose when it is linked to your PII. Many devices will indicate through an icon when location services are operating. We only share this location information with others as approved by you.
To customize our service for you as a Visitor, we and our partners may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your computer or device. However, this location data is collected anonymously in this case in a manner that does not personally identify you and is used only to provide and improve our service. In this case, there is no link between PII and this anonymous data.
Our Website may offer premium features for which you must pay to use. If we were to charge you for the use of these premium features, we would need to collect payment source information (e.g. credit card) to bill you for using such premium features.
Computer Information Collected
When you use our Website, we automatically collect certain computer information by the interaction of your mobile phone or web browser with our Website. Such information is typically considered NPI. We may also collect any of the following:
We may also use a technology called web beacons to collect general information about your use of our Website and your use of special promotions or newsletters. The information we collect by Web Beacons allows us to statistically monitor the number of people that open our emails. Our Web Beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our Website. We do not link NPI from Web Beacons to PII without your permission.
We automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered our Website, if any, as well as the name of the website to which you’re headed when you leave our website. This information also includes the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to access the Internet, your Internet Website provider name, web browser type, type of mobile device, and computer operating system. We use all of this information to analyze trends among our Users to help improve our Website. Your computer IP address may also serve as a secondary fraud protection measure for your safety and ours.
You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.
However, if you do disable cookies, you may not be able to access features on our Website correctly or at all.
Storing and Deleting Information
Our systems are designed to retain anonymous log data indefinitely after it is collected. We remove personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, email or phone number) and other preferences associated with your account promptly after you delete your account. We may retain other data indefinitely.
How Information is Used
We use the information we receive from you as follows:
Providing and Improving Our Website
We may use the PII you provide to us along with any computer information we receive to provide our Website to you as well as to make improvements to it.
Communications and Email Alerts
When we communicate with you about our Website, we will use the email address you provided when registering as a Member. We may also send you Website alerts regarding your use of our Website. Finally, with your permission, we may also send you emails with promotional information about our store, new products, Website features and tools, or offers from us or our affiliates, unless you have opted out of receiving such information. You can change contact preferences at any time through your account. While you can opt-out of promotional messages, you cannot opt-out of receiving Website alerts.
Sharing Information with Affiliates and Other Third Parties
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your PII to third parties for marketing purposes. However, we may use your Non Personal Information for data aggregation purposes which might be sold to other parties at our discretion. Any such data aggregation would not contain any of your PII. We may provide your PII to affiliates that provide services with regards to our Website (i.e. payment processors, web hosting companies, etc.); such affiliates will only receive information necessary to provide the respective Websites and will be bound by confidentiality agreements limiting the use of such information. They also provide assurance that they take reasonable steps to safeguard the data they hold on our behalf, although data security cannot be guaranteed.
Community Discussion Boards
Legally Required Releases of Information
We may be legally required to disclose your PII, if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal processes; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our Legal Terms; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties including you and/or other Members; and/or (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of our company, our Users, employees, and affiliates. Your consent will not be required for disclosure in these cases, but we will attempt to notify you, to the extent permitted by law, to do so.
Disclosures to Successors
Protecting the Privacy Rights of Third Parties
We believe in everyone’s right to privacy. If any postings you make to our Website contain information about third parties, you need to make sure you have permission to include them in your posting. While we are not legally liable for the actions of our Users, we will remove any postings for which we are notified that such postings violate the privacy rights of others.
Changing Your Information
You may change your PII at any time using facilities found on our Website. If you need assistance with updating your PII or removing yourself from our mailing lists, just send us an email with your request or contact us using the Contact us information found on our Website here.
Opting Out of Sharing Information
You can always opt out of future unaffiliated third-party disclosures of your information. Such opt-out will not affect disclosures otherwise permitted by law including but not limited to: (i) disclosures to affiliates, (ii) disclosures to third-party service providers who provide certain services for our business, such as credit card processing, computer system services, shipping, data management, or promotional services, (iii) disclosures to third parties as necessary to fulfill your requests, (iv) disclosures to governmental agencies or law enforcement departments or otherwise required to be made under applicable law, (v) previously completed disclosures to third parties, or (vi) disclosures to third parties in connection with subsequent contests or promotions you may choose to enter, or third-party offers you may choose to accept.
“Do Not Track” Settings
Change and turn off tracking features in your browser.
You can turn off tracking features and other security settings in your browser by visiting the following links:
For Internet Explorer visit: http://goo.gl/0taI7I
For Mozilla Firefox visit: http://goo.gl/IKxt9l
For Google Chrome visit: http://goo.gl/NQIkqE
For Safari visit: http://goo.gl/7XCOzL
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Google provides a free add-on to most major browsers that you can install to prevent your data from being collected and used by Google Analytics. Visit the following link to download the free Google Opt-out Add-on Tool:
Protecting Your Child’s Privacy
We follow the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Even though our Website is not designed for use by anyone under the age of 18 (child), we realize that a child may attempt to access our Website. We do not knowingly collect PII from a child. If you are a parent or guardian and believe your child is using our Website, please contact us. We may ask for proof of identification before we remove any information to prevent malicious removal of account information. If we discover on our own that a child is accessing our Website, we will delete the information as soon as we discover it, we will not use the information for any purpose, and we will not disclose the information to third parties. You acknowledge that we do not verify the age of our users nor do we have any liability to do so. If you are a child, please seek the permission of a parent or guardian before accessing our Website.
Our Email Policy
We hate unsolicited commercial email (UCE) as much as you do. Also known as Spam or junk email, it is a disservice to the Internet community.
We fully endorse and comply with the requirements of the federal CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act), and all other applicable unsolicited commercial email laws.
If you subscribe to electronic newsletters or other communications from us or our website, you will always have the option to unsubscribe immediately from the email, in your profile, or by contacting us. You can always opt out of receipt of further email correspondence from us or our affiliates. Please allow sufficient time for processing your request if you do not opt-out in your profile. We will not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any unaffiliated third-party without your permission except in the sale or transfer of our business.
Our Security Policy
We have taken reasonable steps to build our Website using sophisticated encryption and authentication tools to protect the security of your PII. When we collect your PII through our Website, we will encrypt your PII before it travels over the Internet using industry standards as establishing for conducting secure online transactions. We follow all PCI-DSS requirements to keep your PII safe. We also use industry standard technologies such as secure routers and firewalls to make sure that your PII is safe. Unfortunately, we cannot fully guarantee secure and encrypted data transmission over the Internet because of the nature of the Internet, hackers, or human error. Information we collect may be stored or processed on computers located in any country where we do business.
Once we receive your PII, we have industry standard security measures in place to protect against the loss or misuse of your PII, although again, we cannot fully guarantee against such loss or misuse. We strongly urge you to protect any password you may have for our Website and not share it with anyone. You should always log out of our Website when you are done using it, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place.
Use of Credit Cards
You may have to provide a credit card to buy products and services from our Website. We may also require address information and purchase details in the event of a purchase, delivery, or return. We use third-party billing and delivery services and HAVE NO CONTROL over these services. We use our commercially reasonable efforts to make sure that your credit card number and PII is kept STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL by using only third-party billing services that use industry-standard encryption technology to protect your credit card number or PII from unauthorized use. However, you understand and agree that we are in no way responsible for any misuse of your credit card number or other PII.
If you are a California resident and our customer, Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.83 permits you to request certain information (at no charge and no more than once annually) about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To request this information, please contact us using the Contact Us information found on our Website found here.
Last updated on August 15, 2022
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