is owned and operated by Spar Sausage Company. Here at Spar Sausage
Company, we recognize that many visitors to our site are concerned
about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that
those concerns. This Policy relates only to our online information
collection and use practices. We may update this Policy from time
to time, so please check in occasionally.
Type of Information We Collect: At our site, we may collect both personally-identifiable information and aggregate information. Personally-identifiable information relates to an individual consumer - e.g., name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc. We only collect personally-identifiable information from individuals who provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly, such as by registering at our site, or by providing name and address information to enter a promotion. We don't require you to register or provide this information to us in order to view our site or have access to most of its content, such as our recipes.
Aggregate information relates to such things as how many consumers visit the site, which pages they access, what recipes they download, the type of web browser and operating system you use, the name of your Internet Service Provider (e.g., AOL, Yahoo, etc.), and so on. When you visit our site, we may automatically collect this information ,and combine it with similar information collected about all other visitors. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor our website to our visitors.
How Information is Collected: As we noted above, personally-identifiable information is collected from you directly and with your knowledge. Thus, if you register on the site, we collect the information you provide. If you enter a promotion, we collect the information needed for you to participate and for us to fulfill our obligations to you. If you provide feedback to us about a product or recipe, we collect whatever information you submit. When you e-mail us, we collect the e-mail address you supply, so that we can respond.
We may also collect aggregate, non-personal information on an ongoing basis when you view our website or our interactive advertisements. The collection of this non-personal information is done either through "cookie" technology or with "web beacons" (also called 'single-pixel gifs'), as explained below.
Cookies: We may use "cookie" technology on and off of our website. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual's hard drive for purpose of keeping records. They enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular site. The cookies do not contain any personally-identifiable information and cannot profile your system or collect information from your hard drive.
When you view
our website or interactive advertisements, we may place a "cookie"
on your computer. Temporary cookies are used for purposes such as
counting the number of visits to our sites. These temporary cookies
are eliminated when you exit your browser. A permanent cookie may
also be stored on your computer by your browser. When you log in,
this type of cookie would tell us whether you have visited us before
or if you are a new visitor. The cookie would not obtain any personal
information about you or provide us with any way to contact you,
and the cookie would not extract any information from your computer.
We might use the cookie to help us identify site features and recipes
in which you have the greatest interest, so that we can provide
more of what you may want.
The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Remember, though, that cookies may allow you to take full advantage of all of Spar Sausage Company's newest website features, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
Web Beacons: Web beacons are Internet instrumentation that helps us to determine, for instance, whether a page has been viewed. When you ask us to send you information on a promotion or newsletter, we may use web beacons to determine how many of the e-mails we sent were actually opened. In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page, including a banner ad, can act as a web beacon.
Third party advertising
networks that may serve ads onto any Spar Sausage Company website
Sausage Company retains no control over any third party cookies
and/or web beacons and does not have access to whatever information
they may collect on behalf of the third party. To learn more about
third party advertising networks and their privacy policies, click
when Spar Sausage Company advertises on other companies' websites.
Any information we gather in this way will be governed by this Privacy
Contests and Sweepstakes: Our site may include notices of promotions we are conducting, and we may permit you to enter electronically in some cases. If that occurs, we will use the information you provide for the purpose of conducting the promotion (e.g., to contact you if you're a winner). Within a reasonable time after the conclusion of the promotion, the personal information will be deleted from our database, unless you've agreed to permit us to keep it and use it to contact you again.
Questionnaires and Surveys: We may occasionally ask visitors to complete surveys and opinion polls about their attitudes and interests. Surveys help us to understand your needs. If sample answers to surveys are posted on the website site, no personally identifiable information will be included. If you participate in one of our surveys, you can be assured that we do not maintain any personal information about you in our databases as a result of the survey.
How We Use Your Personal Information: If you specifically agreed to follow-up contacts by us or asked to be put on our mailing list when you registered, we may contact you from time to time. For example, we may send you marketing or promotion materials; we may respond to your comments or requests for information; or we may contact you if needed in the course of processing a product or service you requested through our website.
If you provide
feedback to us, we collect whatever information you submit, whether
it is in the form of a rating or specific comments that explain
your opinions about a recipe or product. Please remember that when
you post your comments they are publicly available, so you should
exercise caution when deciding to disclose anything personal about
yourself. We will not display comments that include personally identifying
In the e-mail
section of our site, we may ask for some personally-identifiable
information, such as your name and phone number. We use this information
only if we need to contact you directly because our attempts to
contact you by e-mail were unsuccessful. We do not use your
e-mail address for any purpose other than responding to the message
you have sent, unless we have your permission.
We may also
use personal information about you to improve our marketing and
promotional efforts; to statistically analyze website usage; and
to improve our features and content. We may also use your personal
information to deliver content that is customized to your interests
as we best understand them from the information you have provided
to us and your activities on the site. This customized content may
include such things as recipes, banners, product information, and
promotions. We do not collect personal information automatically,
but we may combine non-personal information collected automatically
(through cookies) with your previously submitted personal information.
Spar Sausage Company's primary goal in collecting personal information is to give you a meaningful and customized experience while you are using our websites.
Third Parties Who Provide Support Services to Spar Sausage Company: In the course of doing business, we may employ other companies and individuals to perform a variety of functions on our behalf. For example, we may hire agencies to help administer consumer promotions, to analyze data, to fulfill orders you place, and to provide customer service. These agents may have access to personal information if it is needed to perform their functions for Spar Sausage Company; however, they are prohibited from using it for other purposes and they are required to maintain the information in confidence.
Data Sharing and Transfer: We do not sell, transfer, or disclose the personally-identifiable information we gather at our websites to third parties without your prior consent. There are only two exceptions to this rule: (1) We will disclose information in cases where we believe in good faith that it is necessary to prevent a crime or an injury to ourselves or third parties; and (2) We disclose information to third parties who provide support services to us, as described above.
There may be times when we share aggregate information about our visitors (for example, the percentage of male and female visitors to our site) with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties in an effort to customize or enhance the content and advertising of our site for our users. We may also aggregate data from web log files (such as your web browser, operating system, pages visited, etc.) to understand how users navigate the site and what features are most popular.
to Other Sites: Spar Sausage Company does its best to make
sure that every link on our website sends you and/or your children
to a safe place on the Internet. However, websites and addresses
change quickly, and Spar Sausage Company cannot guarantee the content
of every site to which we provide a link. In addition, different
websites have different privacy policies. You should always check
Note to Children Under 13: Please do not send your personal
information to Spar Sausage Company, respond to any surveys or questionnaires
or enter any sweepstakes or contest that may appear on our site.
If you want to contact us, please ask your parents to do it for
you. Before providing your name, address,
e-mail address, or any other personal information to anyone on the
Internet, be sure to ask your parents for their permission.
our website in whole or in part to children under 13. We do not
seek to collect personally-identifiable information from children
under 13. Our questionnaires and surveys are not directed to or
intended for children. If we offer promotions, such as sweepstakes
or contests, we reserve the right not to permit a child to enter.
Spar Sausage Company
688 Williams Street
San Leandro, CA 94577