The websites are owned and managed by Quarto Group, Inc. (‘we’, 'Quarto', ‘us’) on behalf of Quarto and its subsidiaries, including Quarto Publishing plc (‘Quarto UK’). We are registered in the United States in the Statement of Delaware under registration number 2183103.
For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulations 2016, the Data Protection Act 2018 and any and all other applicable laws and regulations relating to the processing of personal data and privacy (“the Data Protection Legislation”), we act as the data controller.
We sometimes change these terms and any changes will be posted on this page. Whenever you use our websites, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.
This website privacy notice will provide you with information about how we look after your personal data when you visit and use our websites (regardless of where you visit them from) including any data you may provide through the websites. It will also tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you in relation to processing carried out about persons living in the European Union and processing carried out in the European Union by Quarto UK.
Personal data means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified.
The information you give us may include your name, billing address, delivery address, e-mail address, phone number and bank account and payment details. This may be given by you in order to:
We may automatically collect information about you such as:
Personal data does not include data where your identity has been removed or which not associated with or linked to your personal data (anonymous data).
We may also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.
We will only use your personal information we collect about you as follows:
We may use the information you give to us to (either directly or via Quarto UK):
We may use the information we automatically collect about you to:
All of the information you provide to us via our websites is stored on our secure servers which are located in the USA.
We have put in place measures to protect the security of your information. Details of these security measures are available on request.
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. In addition, the access to and use of the personal data that we collect is restricted to those employees who need the personal data to perform a specific job role or activity. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our websites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your personal data, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the internet.
We may share the personal information we receive through our websites as follows:
We shall ensure that any personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes. We will retain and delete your personal data for the periods as set out in our Retention Policy. .
You have the right to:
Where we have relied on your consent for the collection, processing and transfer of your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. You may withdraw your consent by emailing email@example.com. If you would like to withdraw your consent from receiving our newsletter, news, legal updates or any other marketing communications then you can do so using the unsubscribe link at the footer of the email.
If you are unhappy about the way in which we have collected or processed your personal data or have any other complaint in relation to our handling of your personal data by us, you can make a complaint to the relevant regulatory authority. For most complaints about our processing (particularly if you are located in the United Kingdom) and for any complaints about Quarto UK this will be the Information Commissioner. Further information can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website at ico.org.uk or via their helpline on 0303 123 1113.
We may update and change our websites, including any content or information displayed or otherwise made available on it, from time to time.
We do not guarantee that our websites, or any content on them, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict availability of all or any part of our websites for business and operational reasons. We will try to give reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
Subject to the section Uploading content to our websites, we are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our websites, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our websites for your personal, non-commercial use or for educational use, and you may draw the attention of others within your organization to content posted on our websites.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our websites must always be acknowledged.
Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express permission of Quarto or our licensors.
You must not use any part of the content on our websites for commercial purposes without obtaining a license to do so from us or our licensors.
Any content you upload to our websites will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all intellectual property rights, including copyright, in your content, but you are required to grant us a limited license to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. Please see the terms and conditions for further information regarding the use of your content on our This Is Your Cookbook website.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our websites constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
You are not permitted to use our trade marks (whether registered or unregistered) without our approval, unless such use is part of material you are using as permitted under the section above headed ‘How you may use material on our websites’.
We do not object to you linking directly to the information on our websites. However we do ask that you contact us first and that you comply with the rules set out below:
Every effort is made to ensure that downloadable content is free from viruses, however, we do not guarantee that our websites will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. Quarto accepts no responsibility for damages resulting from virus infection incurred as a result of using our websites or any link to external sites.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programs and platform to access our websites. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our websites by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to our websites, the server on which our websites are stored or any server, computer or database connected to our websites. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offense under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our websites will cease immediately.
Links contained in our websites will lead to other website which are beyond our control. These links are provided for your information only. Quarto is not responsible for the content of any linked site. We do not investigate, monitor or check third party websites for accuracy or completeness. Links and listings should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind and we accept no liability in respect of the content. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of the pages. You are advised to read the terms and conditions of sites you visit via links from our websites.
Quarto welcomes your feedback. We aim to respond to complaints within 10 working days. If you have a complaint or any other comments about our websites please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.