Privacy Policy

Your privacy is our primary concern.

Calrest.org makes every effort to provide you with a safe and private environment. Calrest.org’s privacy policy tells you what information we gather and how we use it. This privacy policy applies to all of the California Restaurant Association (CRA) sites.

Information collection

Calrest.org collects two types of information:

Personal information

When you sign up for services, you may be asked to provide personal information. Personal data may also be requested when registering for seminars or e-mail services. This information will not be released without authorization from you and we will not disclose personal identification information.

Web site activity data

Activity data is gathered through several methods and is tracked as a whole rather than individually. This allows us to track the calrest.org Web site—we never use it to personally identify you. By tracking, we can build the most effective Web site for all visitors. Generally, we look at how well pages, products or sections of the Web site perform based on traffic. Specifically, we can determine which areas are most effective or appropriate based on the amount of traffic to particular areas.

Information usage

Calrest.org will not disclose any business or personal information that identifies you to any third party without your consent unless we clearly define the nature and manner of disclosure or disclosure is legally required or to protect our rights. If you unsubscribe from any of our e-mails, your name will be shared with all list vendors whom we purchase lists from so that your e-mail address will be included on that do-not-e-mail list as well.

Cookies and tracking

Web sites will commonly write small data files (cookies) to your hard drive during your visits to the site. A cookie file is used in order to track your traffic patterns on a particular site and contains information that can anonymously identify you. This information is encrypted for security purposes. Calrest.org measures the activity of the site by using cookies. Cookies help us make improvements to the site so that you can have a pleasant and productive experience. Cookies are created to identify your computer when visiting our site and are never used to identify you personally. Cookies can't read data off of your hard disk, do damage to your hard disk or memory or read cookie files created by other sites. You can set your browser to send a warning message before accepting cookies or to refuse cookies. Check with your browser for instructions on how to handle cookies.

Notification of privacy changes

Calrest.org reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time. When changes are made, they will be posted to the Web site immediately.

E-Commerce areas and partner sites

Information requested by the CRA and its Web sites is provided and approved by you. Information requested by other firms, organizations, linked Web sites and partner sites reached through any CRA Web site but not controlled by the CRA for purchases is provided on a voluntary basis by you. Affiliate online merchants have privacy and data collection practices of their own. Please consult the partner's home page for the company profile, which will detail their practices. The CRA (as well as any CRA Web sites) DO NOT HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PRACTICES OF FIRMS, WEB SITES AND/OR PARTNER SITES NOT OWNED BY THE CRA.

Credit card data

Calrest.org recognizes your concerns about Web commerce and transactions using bank and credit card information. Therefore, calrest.org is committed to keeping personal information secure during commerce transactions by using a secured SSL encryption with all direct transactions that involve using credit card or banking information. This process allows calrest.org to send your credit card number and personal data over the Internet securely. These encrypted data files are securely stored on CRA-owned servers. Once encrypted, only the credit card's authorization company has the ability to decrypt it. Calrest.org never displays your credit card number online. Additionally, we store any personal information you have submitted on forms (i.e., your address, e-mail and billing information) on our secure server. Our server is tightly monitored and controlled. Only those with proper authorization have access to this information.

Editorial guidelines

Policy guidelines for editorial content
The goal for editorial content on calrest.org is to be accurate, fair, complete and ethical. We are committed to a policy of editorial neutrality. Although content on calrest.org contains information about legal issues, the content is not intended to serve as legal advice. Users who have specific questions about legal issues should consult with legal counsel.

Content from external sources and links to external sites

Content from external sources will be labeled to indicate the source of the information when the information was not generated by the Web site’s editorial staff. Content on the site may contain links to non-calrest.org content. These links do not constitute an endorsement of the linked content and calrest.org does not guarantee the accuracy of the linked content.

Corrections and clarifications

We are committed to quickly correcting any factual errors or errors in interpretation. Editorial staff members will address any errors brought to their attention and make an appropriate correction as soon as possible. This includes misspellings as well as factual or information errors identified in archival articles after they have been published. The goal is to correct all content so that no errors remain in our permanent archive. We also will provide clarifications in cases where, in our judgment, the wording or the headline on an article may lead to misinterpretation.