Information Collection
Because the International Culinary Center, LLC (The International Culinary Center) wants to demonstrate its commitment to our users’ privacy, we have disclosed our information practices on our website below. If users have any questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should contact the Website Administrator by email or at 888.324.2433.

The International Culinary Center, LLC is the sole owner of the information collected on www.internationalculinarycenter.com, www.lecolenyc.com, and www.pastryscoop.com.

The International Culinary Center, LLC collects information from our users at several different points on our web site.

More Information Request
Registration is not required in order to use this web site. However, a user must first complete the contact/registration form in order to: receive information via mail, submit the contact form, apply to the International Culinary Center. To complete the form, a user is required to provide contact information including: name, phone number, email address, mailing address, high school or equivalency completion, and citizenship status. We use this information to contact the user about the programs and events at the International Culinary Center for which they have expressed interest, or those that are related to this program of interest. If you wish to be removed from these mailings, please follow the instructions at the bottom of each email or use the contact information provided in the section “Opt-out/Remove” below.

Email Sign-Up
Upon submitting contact or application information, users are added to the email and promotional mailing list. If you wish to be removed from these mailings, please follow the instructions at the bottom of the email or use the contact information provided in the section “ Opt-out/Remove” below. Users are able to sign up to receive separate regular emails about L’Ecole by providing their email address on the L’Ecole section or about PastryScoop.com by signing up on the PastryScoop.com web site.

Applying to the International Culinary Center
When applying for any program at the International Culinary Center through the online application, users must provide contact information, educational and work history, and financial information (credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to enroll the user. If we have trouble processing the deposit payment, the contact information is used to get in touch with the user. We may also email the applicant about related programs or special events being offered by the International Culinary Center and/or its partners. If you wish to be removed from these mailings, please follow the instructions at the bottom of each email or use the contact information provided in the section “Opt-out/Remove” below.

Information Use
We do not sell or rent your contact information to third parties, except when required to disclose such information by law or in response to a request from a law enforcement agency or authority. The International Culinary Center uses contact information to send the user additional information about our schools and partners. A user’s contact information may also be used to contact the user directly with questions/concerns. The International Culinary Center does not seek to solicit information from anyone under the age of 13 (which is defined as a child). If a child submits information to us and we know that the person submitting the information is a child, we will not use it for any purpose. We will delete the information as soon as we discover this fact and we will not disclose the information to third parties.

Third Party Intermediaries
We occasionally use outside companies to mail promotional material via email and post. These companies do not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

IP Address
We log all connections to our web servers, and those log files include your IP address. An IP address is NOT personally identifiable information, but general information about your location, connection to the Internet, and your Internet Service Provider. We only use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the site.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about their computer. Usage of a cookie is in NO way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. So, while the user session will be tracked to give us an idea of what parts of the site a user is visiting, the user will remain anonymous. If a user rejects cookies, they may still use our site.

We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once a user closes the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. We may use cookies to: keep count of your return visits to our site, and accumulate and report anonymous, aggregate, and statistical information on web site usage

We do not use cookies to identify, monitor, or track any personally identifiable information. Our cookies in and of themselves do not contain any personally identifiable information about you. We do not merge or associate our cookie information with any personally identifiable information we obtain.

Log Files
Like most standard web site servers, we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. This information is not linked to personally identifiable information.

Links
The International Culinary Center web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware of that when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by www.internationalculinarycenter.com, www.lecolenyc.com, and www.pastryscoop.com.

Security
The International Culinary Center takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the web site, their information is protected both online and off-line. When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and protected with industry standard encryption software: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). While on a secure page such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked or open, when users are just ‘surfing.’ While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. The servers that store personally identifiable information are also maintained in a secure environment. If users have any questions about the security on our web site, users can send an email to Tara Hill.

Notification of Changes
We will notify all users if there are any material changes to our privacy policy. We will take commercially reasonable measures to obtain written or active email consent from the user if www.internationalculinarycenter.com, www.lecolenyc.com, and www.pastryscoop.com is going to be using the information collected from the user in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection. All changes to our privacy statement will be posted prior to a change.

Contact Us/Opt-Out/Update
To remove or change your contact information in our database, or to not receive future mailings or other communications on our culinary programs, as well as for all other inquiries, please unsubscribe here.

To remove or change your contact info in our database, or to not receive future mailings from L’Ecole, send an email to lecolenews@intlculcenter.com to unsubscribe.

You may also contact us at any time using the contact information below:

The International Culinary Center, LLC
Attn: Website Administrator
462 Broadway New York, NY 10013
administrator@internationalculinarycenter.com