PRIVACY POLICY

Last Revised:  April 16, 2015

Thank you for visiting the Paris Baguette Family Inc. (“Paris Baguette Family”) website and our Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy explains what personal information is collected through this website, the purpose for collecting the information, how that information is used, to whom it is disclosed, how users may access the information, and how the information is safeguarded. It is our promise that we will treat your personally-identifiable information with the utmost care to keep it secure and private from unauthorized third parties.

Your access and use of this website constitute your acceptance of this Privacy Policy, any changes or revisions to the policy, as well as our website Terms of Use.

1. Information Collected

We collect personal information entered by users on the website when they make inquiries, post comments, or place orders through our website.  The information we collect may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, financial information, and orders you place on this website.  The information we collect is used to improve our customer service, fulfill orders, and assess prospective and current franchisees.

In addition, we collect users’ navigational information such as computer IP addresses, page views, and other statistics relating to users’ use of and access to content on our website to help us personalize users’ experience on our website and to improve our website and services. Some of the navigational information may be collected anonymously regardless of whether users place orders on our website.

We use cookies, or a small data file stored on your computer or internet devices, to help us track the navigational information while you are on our website. Although you can disable cookies in most web browsers, we recommend that you leave the cookie feature on so that you can access our full array of online services

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us once a calendar year information about the user information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of user information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared user information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g., residents who makes the request in 2014 will receive information regarding 2013 sharing activities).

To obtain this information, submit a form by clicking here. We will provide the requested information to you at your e-mail address in response. If you prefer to receive such information via regular first-class mail, please send a written request to the following address with “Request for California Privacy Information” in the subject line of your written request: 6100 S. Malt Ave., Commerce, CA 90040.

2. Sharing and Protecting Information

We do not share your information with third parties except with our parents, subsidiaries and affiliates in order to provide better products and services to users.  Additionally, we use third party “back-office” contractors to assist us with the administration and management of our computer infrastructure and data servers.  These contractors help us maintain our website.  We do not authorize these contractors to make any use of or disclose the information except to support our operations.

Other than the above, you may occasionally receive notices from us requesting permission to share your information with third parties who may have related products or services you may be interested in.  In that case, you will have an opportunity to decide whether or not to share your information.

We may securely share your information with governmental agencies, law enforcement entities, courts or other entities to assist us in fraud prevention or investigation to protect our users, the public or our business. We may do so when (1) permitted or required by law, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions, or (3) investigating fraud that has already taken place. These entities may access and, if necessary, record your information to assist us with fraud prevention and detection. We will never authorize the release of your information to or by such entities for any other purpose.

If we should ever merge with another company, acquire a subsidiary, buy or sell parts of its business or our business, or reorganize part or all of our business, we may be required to disclose or transfer your personal information to these associated entities. In those instances, Paris Baguette Family will take appropriate action to protect the security of that information.

3. The Forum

Any postings or statements made on the Paris Baguette Family website, including its forum, are not private and users acknowledge that they are posting information on the website at their own risk.  Additionally, Paris Baguette Family is not responsible for any statements and posts made by other users. Paris Baguette Family reserves all rights but is not required to administer, use, edit, alter, amend, remove, copy, reproduce, distribute or publish the content posted by users on the website.

4. Account Access

You may update and modify your contact information, preferences or account information by logging onto your account on our website.  If you would like to delete your account, please contact user support at franchise@parisbaguette.com. We will retain your personal information for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, including fulfillment of an online order from you, and to comply with applicable laws. Your consent to such purposes remains valid after closure of your account on our website or termination of our relationship with you.

If at any time you would like to stop receiving emails regarding our offers and services in the future, simply contact user support at franchise@parisbaguette.com.  This will stop future email offers from us, but will not stop operational or transactional messages such as email confirmations for your online orders or other communications related to our user service.

5. Security

We have in place certain physical, electronic, contractual and managerial safeguards to protect the security of your private information. We also use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and other available technology to protect and encrypt your personal information as it is transmitted to us. When submitting personal financial information on our website, make sure to double check your web browser that SSL is active.  SSL is typically indicated by a closed lock symbol on your browser and that the URL window will show the website address starting with “https:” instead of “http:”.  We also ensure that any of the contractors who work with us to facilitate the transfer or storage of your information use the same or more stringent safeguards to protect your information.

6. Age Restriction

Our online ordering and user registration are directed toward and designed for use by persons 13 or older. We do not establish or maintain registrations for any child whom we know to be under the age of 13. We do not solicit or knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.

7. Third Party Websites and Content

We may provide links on our website that allow you to navigate to third-party websites, apps or services, including and not limited to third-party social media entities. We do this for your convenience and do not endorse or have affiliation with those third parties. Since we do not control third parties, we are not responsible for their online business practices, policies or their collection of your information while you are on their websites, using their apps or accessing their services. Once you connect to those third parties’ websites, apps or services, their terms, conditions and privacy policies (not ours) govern your online experience.

8. Comments or Questions

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our privacy policy, please contact user support at franchise@parisbaguette.com.

9. Changes to Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy periodically as changes in law or in our products and services may require amendments to the policy. If such changes occur, we will notify you by email and announce the change on our website.