Privacy Policy

Your Privacy is Our Policy
Your privacy is very important to us. We appreciate our visitors and understand the value of protecting your rights. We hope to address all of your concerns through this list of privacy-related Frequently Asked Questions.

Use of Internet Protocol Address
We use your Internet protocol (IP) address for several reasons: to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Web site, to help identify you and your shopping cart, and to gather broad demographic information. IP addresses are not linked to any personally identifiable information.

Use of Registration Information
We don't collect more than we need, and we absolutely never ever share what we collect with anyone. We use your name, email address, phone number, and mailing address to process your information requests and to otherwise respond to your needs. This information, is stored in a secure database, and is only available to individuals with proper access clearance. We may use this information to send you promotional materials from our company and from some of our partners. However, users may opt out of or opt in to these promotional email messages at any time. See Opt Out/Opt In, below.

Use of Demographic Information
We also collect demographic and profile data that we use to tailor your experience at the Haute Plate web site. Based on this information, we may display content we feel you might interest you.

Use of Registration Information
When you register with us, the San Diego Culinary Institute may request information such as contact information and demographic information. The contact information you provide is used to send you DVD’s, brochures, and other types of information about our school and its programs. You can opt out or opt in at any time. See Opt Out/Opt In, below.

Demographic data is collected to personalize future visits by displaying the content we feel would interest you most.

Use of Cookies
Simply put, a "cookie" is a small file that serves as an identifier stored on your machine. Although they are not required to browse our site, we use cookies to facilitate your visit to our site.
        
Use of Online Survey Information
To participate in our online surveys, you will be required to supply contact and demographic information. The San Diego Culinary Institute uses this data to send you information about the company. We might use this information to contact you as necessary. However, you may opt out of or opt in to our mailings at any time. See Opt Out/Opt In, below. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site and used to personalize future visits by displaying the content we feel would most interest you.

Use of Information Collected in Contests
In the event we one day run a contest on this site, you will be required to supply contact and demographic information. San Diego Culinary Institute uses this data to send you information about the company. We might use this information to contact you as necessary. However, you may opt out of or opt in to our mailings at any time. See Opt Out/Opt In, below

Demographic and profile data are collected at our site and used to personalize future visits by displaying the content we feel you would most interest you.

We hate spam too. Users who opt in and provide appropriate information may also receive a periodic email newsletter. We will only use your email address to send official correspondence. If you volunteer to subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the email address provided. Your information will never, ever be sold, reused, rented, disclosed, loaned or otherwise made available for any third party solicitation.

Public Forums Guidelines
The San Diego Culinary Institute offers chat rooms and bulletin board forums. Please note that in most cases information disclosed in these arenas becomes public. Use caution in disclosing any personal information. We reserve the right to edit any information you may post in these forums and to block the use of these forums by anyone that in our opinion misuses the privilege of participating in our forums, with inappropriate language, inappropriate interactions with others posting on the site, or other forms of mischief. We are interested in keeping the experience pleasant for all users.

At the same time, be aware that the chat rooms and bulleting board forums are public forums and we do not take any responsibility for monitoring or editing their content. PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO MONITOR THE USE OF THE INTERNET BY THEIR MINOR CHILDREN.

Children's Guidelines
We do not collect or use any online contact information or identifiable off-line contact information about a child without parental consent. We do not distribute personally identifiable information about children without parental consent. We do not give children the ability to post or distribute personal information without prior consent. We do not entice children with games or contests that would encourage them to disclose personal information. DESPITE ANY PROTECTIONS OR SAFEGUARDS WE MAY PUT INTO PLACE ON THIS SITE, PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO MONITOR THE USE OF THE INTERNET BY THEIR MINOR CHILDREN.

Opt Out/Opt In
The San Diego Culinary Institute allows users to voluntarily provide their email addresses in order to subscribe to periodic email newsletter or contact updates. Users may unsubscribe for any reason at any time by following the procedure described within every newsletter or contact update email, modify your settings using a designated customer service page, or send an email to info@sdci-inc.com.

Third Party Links
The Haute Plate website contains off-site links to third parties. The San Diego Culinary Institute is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these sites and encourages visitors to review the policies of those sites, which may differ from ours.

Contacting the San Diego Culinary Institute
If you have any additional questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please contact us:

The San Diego Culinary Institute
8024 La Mesa Boulevard
La Mesa, CA 91941

Or call us at
619-644-2100

Email us at
info@sdci-inc.com

Changes to This Privacy Statement
From time to time, this privacy policy may be modified or revised. All amendments will be posted here.

Last Updated Date:
September 25, 2008