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Privacy Policy

South Bend Chocolate Company respects the privacy of users on the Internet and has developed this privacy policy to protect user privacy on its Web sites. The purpose of this policy is to explain the types of information South Bend Chocolate Company obtains about the users of the South Bend Chocolate Company web site owned and operated by South Bend Chocolate Company, how the information is obtained, how it is used, how it may be disclosed to others, and how users can restrict its use or disclosure.

Personally Identifiable Information
Online privacy concerns focus on the protection of "personally identifiable" information which an individual or customer reasonable expects to be kept private. As the term suggests, "personally identifiable" information is information that can be associated with a specific individual or entity. The only personally identifiable information South Bend Chocolate Company obtains about individual users through our web sites is information supplied voluntarily by the user. Users interacting with our sites may provide South Bend Chocolate Company with name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, domain name or URL or other personally identifiable information that South Bend Chocolate Company may use for its own business purposes. South Bend Chocolate Company will collect and use this information for the ability to provide and change service, to anticipate and resolve problems with your service, for billing purposes, or to create or inform you of products and services that better meet your needs.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information
South Bend Chocolate Company does collect some non-personally identifiable generic information about our users as a means of measuring the effectiveness of our web sites. South Bend Chocolate Company servers identify certain user information in the normal course of operation, but such information does not reveal a user's personal identity. We collect this information only in the aggregate and use it to evaluate and improve our web sites. The following are examples of non-personally identifiable generic information:

IP Addresses: An IP address is a number that is assigned to a user's computer whenever that user is using the World Wide Web. Web site servers must be able to identify individual computers by their IP address. South Bend Chocolate Company collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration security and to report aggregate usage information. South Bend Chocolate Company does not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information.

Computer settings: Settings, technical and other information from your computer, such as your operating system, browser version, connectivity, various communication parameters and other information related to the operation and interaction of South Bend Chocolate web sites may be collected by South Bend Chocolate Company. Except as otherwise provided in this policy, South Bend Chocolate Company will use such information solely in order to provide technically appropriate formatting of information provided by South Bend Chocolate Company and access to the South Bend Chocolate Company web site owned and operated by South Bend Chocolate Company. The collection of this information will not include any personally identifiable information about you or any individual user.

Cookies are pieces of information that are used for record keeping purposes. Cookies allow South Bend Chocolate to save certain information about a user, such as individual preferences, in order to facilitate and enhance the user's future activity on the South Bend Chocolate Company web site. South Bend Chocolate Company will not use cookies to retrieve information from a user's computer that was not originally sent in a cookie. Except as otherwise provided in this policy, South Bend Chocolate Company shall not use information transferred through cookies for any promotional or marketing purposes, and shall not share that information with any third parties for any reason. A user may refuse cookies by turning off that feature on their web browser.

South Bend Chocolate Company will not sell, trade, or disclose to third parties any personally identifiable information derived from registration for or use of a South Bend Chocolate Company service without the consent of the customer, except as required by subpoena, search warrant, or court order pursuant to applicable law, regulation or legal process or in the case of imminent physical harm to the customer or others.

Data Security
South Bend Chocolate Company will protect the confidentiality of its customer's personally identifiable information to the fullest extent possible and consistent with law and legitimate interests of South Bend Chocolate Company, its employees and other customers of South Bend Chocolate Company. To protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of such information, South Bend Chocolate Company has appropriate physical, electronic and management procedures in place.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, you can contact: Site Administrator. South Bend Chocolate Company is not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of non-South Bend Chocolate Company web sites, including web sites reached through a link on a South Bend Chocolate Company web site. Other web sites may have different privacy policies, or no policy. Users should review the privacy policies of any web site before providing personal information Should South Bend Chocolate Company modify its practices regarding the collection and use of information obtained from users in the future, this privacy policy will be amended to reflect such modifications.