Refined Palate is committed to protecting your privacy online. This policy covers how Refined Palate treats Personal Information (“PI”) that Refined Palate collects and receives through its websites and other related online resource pages (collectively “Services”). This Privacy Policy applies to all website visitors, customers, and all other users of the services (“You”). By using the Service, you agree to this Privacy Policy, without modification, and acknowledge reading them.

 The Information We Collect

Refined Palate collects personal information when you sign up for the newsletter, register on the website, or when you use our Services.  When signing up for the newsletter or registering for the website, you must provide us with your real name and e-mail address. Whenever you visit the refined-palate.com website, Refined Palate may also receive and record information from your browser, including your IP address, the pages you request, and the referring URL.

How We Use Your Personal Information

Refined Palate uses this information for the following general purposes: to fulfill your requests for services, to improve our services, to contact you, and conduct research. We use PI for internal and Service-related purposes only. Refined Palate does not rent, sell, or share PI about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies.


Refined Palate may send cookies to your computer in order to uniquely identify your browser and improve the quality of our service. The term “cookies” refers to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the website. Refined Palate may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). You have the ability to accept or decline cookies using your web browser settings. If you choose to disable cookies, some of the services may not work properly or at all.

Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites

Our website contains links to other websites, including those of our partners, sponsors, and advertisers (collectively “Third Parties”), whose information practices may be different from ours. Visitors should consult those other third party websites’ privacy notices, since those websites are not covered by our Privacy Policy and may follow different procedures. Refined Palate is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third parties.

 How We Secure Your Information

Refined Palate has taken steps to assure that all information collected will remain secure. Refined Palate has put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in an effort to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.

Use of Comments on posts

Refined Palate offers you the ability to post comments and exchange ideas. Refined Palate cautions all users not to disclose any PI as part of their posts, even if requested to do so by other posters. Refined Palate will not be responsible in the event that you disclose PI in your posts or during any other communication with other site users. You acknowledge and agree that material provided by others (“Material”) may include content owned by independent content providers (including other users), and licensed to Refined Palate. You must evaluate, and bear the risk associated with, the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any Material. Refined Palate may not pre-screen Material, but we reserve the right, but do not undertake the responsibility, to remove Material at any time that we deem it to be harmful, offensive, or otherwise in violation of this Agreement. 

What to Do if You Want to Correct or Review Your Personal Information

You may access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by contacting us

 How We May Update Our Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may use PI, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our Privacy Policy. If Refined Palate’s information practices change, we will immediately post any adjustments to our policy on this website. This will serve as your notification of these changes which will be in effect immediately after posting.

Updated March 13, 2016