Welcome to the Louisiana Cookin’ magazine website. The policies below are applicable to louisianacookin.com and hoffmanmedia.com, and other Web sites owned and operated by Hoffman Media, LLC. With our commitment to provide our customers with the highest quality service, you can be assured that we will protect your online privacy as stated in the terms of this policy. The Privacy Policy does not apply to written correspondence or telephone conversations, or any other method of obtaining information that you voluntarily provide to us, but strictly to information gathered online from the Hoffman Media LLC websites. Please read this policy carefully. By visiting this site and other Hoffman Media web sites, you are agreeing to the terms of this policy.

What information we collect

Some features on this website ask you for personal information. This information includes, but is not limited to: email address, name, postal address, telephone number and credit card information. We also collect the name, address, and email information of any gift recipient you may have entered. Other online forms on sites owned and operated by Hoffman Media LLC may ask you to provide certain demographic information such as hobbies, age or education. This information is collected when you order a subscription, answer a survey, request a catalog, enter a sweepstakes or contest, or order any Hoffman Media product.

We may also capture certain non-personal information such as the browser, operating system or the type of search engine you are using.

How we use this information

We use this information to better serve our online customers. The information gathered online might be used when updating information on our websites or our print publications. We may also use this information when adding or evaluating online customer service options, or to send you notices of products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. If you have provided information for someone else to receive a product or service, then their email address will be used to send them an email gift card, if such a service was requested by the donor. We might also use this information to notify them of other products and services that may be of interest to them.

We Protect Your Privacy

Hoffman Media LLC will not share the email addresses that we collect through your online participation with any unaffiliated third parties, unless we disclose such potential use to you and request your consent at the time this information is collected. Unless you consent, only Hoffman Media LLC and its affiliates, our technical advisors, and third party auditors will have access to the information gathered through your online usage.

Email and postal correspondence

There are checkboxes on our online forms that allow you to indicate whether you wish to receive email correspondence, such as information on newsletters or special offers, from Hoffman Media LLC and our affiliates. These messages are optional. By checking the appropriate box and submitting the form, you will be entitled to receive email correspondence. On occasion, Hoffman Media LLC makes email and postal addresses that we have collected through online participation available to companies with products or services that we believe may be of interest to you based on the information we have gathered. If you do not want to receive email or postal messages from such companies, you may choose to opt out by un-checking the box. Hoffman Media LLC may also share information that we have received through sources other than online usage, such as when you subscribe to a magazine, purchase a product, or complete a survey. Regardless of how this data was obtained, you may choose to opt out by written request to this address: Hoffman Media LLC, 1900 International Park Drive, Suite #50, Birmingham, Alabama, 35243.

Promotions and Newsletters

If you choose to provide your email address to us through your use of Hoffman Media LLC websites, we may occasionally notify you by email of special offers, products or services that we feel may be of interest to you based on the data we have collected. You will also be given the option of receiving notices of special offers, products or services from third party affiliates of Hoffman Media LLC. With both types of these promotional offers, you have the choice to opt out by un-checking the appropriate box in the Profile section of the website. You may also be given the option to receive certain email newsletters that we feel may interest you based on your preferences determined by data that we have obtained through your email usage. You may sign up to receive these at any time, and you may also choose to unsubscribe at any time.

Note to parents:

Hoffman Media LLC requests that no personal information be submitted by individuals seventeen years of age or younger without parental consent.

If you are uncertain if your child has submitted personal information to Hoffman Media LLC, or if you wish to review, delete, or correct the information submitted, please notify us at Hoffman Media LLC. 1900 International Park Drive, Suite #50, Birmingham, Alabama 35243, (888)-411-8995 or fax us at (205) 991-0071. We will make every effort to ensure the information is deleted in an expedient manner.

Acceptance of the Privacy Policy

By your online usage of any Hoffman Media LLC website, you agree to accept the terms of this policy. Any improper conduct or misuse of these websites will not be tolerated and we reserve the right to release to third parties any personal information regarding users who violate the terms of the policy, or use these websites for fraudulent or illegal purposes.

Indemnification

If you violate the terms of agreement stated in this policy, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Hoffman Media LLC, its affiliated companies and subsidiaries, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and any third-party information providers from and against all losses, damages and expenses, including but not limited to, reasonable attorney’s fees arising from or relating to any such violations. Additionally, Hoffman Media LLC reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any action, proceeding or matter subject to indemnification by you, whereupon you agree to cooperate with Hoffman Media LLC in asserting any available defense.

Privacy Policy Updated May 2012