We are a philanthropic organization of women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality. The by-invitation membership, composed of over 2,300 members in 40 chapters in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Mexico, is highly diversified and reflects the multifaceted fields of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality.
Les Dames d’Escoffier International (“LDEI”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) respects the online privacy of visitors ("visitor" or "you") to our website, www.ldei.org (the "Website").
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A "cookie" is a small file created by a web server that can be stored on a user's device for use either during a particular ("session" cookie) or future ("persistent" cookie) browsing session. This file may include information about internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), URLs of any referring or exited webpages, operating system, and/or date and time stamps.
First-party cookies are set by the website you are visiting, and they can only be read by that site. Certain features of our Website use session, persistent, and flash cookies.
"Session" cookies are temporarily stored on your hard drive and only last until they expire at the end of your browsing session or after a limited time period. Our Website's session cookies are required for log in to access secure areas of the Website. "Permanent" cookies remain stored on a user's hard drive until they expire or are deleted by a user. We use permanent browser cookies on our Website for log in purposes and to recover certain preferences set for use by you during repeated visits to our Website.
We use local stored objects (or "flash" cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as browser cookies. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe's website at: https://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html.
Third Party Cookies
You also may encounter third party cookies on our Website. Third Party Cookies are cookies that are stored on your web browser by a party other than LDEI and may gather browsing activity (such as information you have entered or choices you have made) across numerous websites that you visit and across numerous browsing sessions. These cookies also help improve how our Websites and services function and perform, customize your interaction with our Websites, and help provide more relevant messaging and marketing communications to you. We are currently using third party cookies to track and analyze usage. If you wish to delete Third Party Cookies, you should adjust your browser settings as described in the "CHOICES ABOUT HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION" section of this Cookies Policy.
LDEI also uses third party ad targeting to display ads for our programs and services that may be of interest to you and to track the performance of the advertisements. This service is able to follow users to third party websites not affiliated with LDEI and displays ads when users visit those other sites.
If you like more detailed information about first party and third party cookies in use on or related to this Website, please contact us. You also may learn more about internet advertising practices and related consumer resources at http://www.aboutads.info/consumers/ and http://youronlinechoices.eu/ (if you are located in Europe).
Like most websites, as you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may passively collect information about your browsing activities using cookies and other automatic data collection technologies, such as Internet tags, or web beacons (clear gifs., pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs), and navigational data collection (log files, server logs, etc.), to improve website functionality and analytics.
The aggregate data collected by these passive technologies typically does not target any personally identifying information or other personal data, but the information we store about you may be linked to information stored in and obtained from cookies in order to improve our marketing, analytics, or website functionality.
Google Analytics and Similar Technologies
In addition to cookies, there are other similar technologies used by us on the Website in service of our legitimate interest in maintaining and improving the Website and the services we offer you.
We also use Google APIs, a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) developed by Google which allow communication with Google Services and their integration to other services. During use, data, in particular the IP address, can be transmitted to Google. You can prevent the collection and transfer of personal data (in particular your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by deactivating the execution of Java Script in your browser.
You may learn more about the performance and ad tracking cookies used by Google by visiting https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ or https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en
Other Third Party Technologies
Some third parties may use automated data collection technologies to collect information about you when you when you browse the internet. The information they collect about your online browsing activities over time and across different websites and other online services may be associated with your personal data and used to provide you with targeted content. We do not control these third parties' technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about targeted content, you should contact the responsible party directly or consult their privacy policies.
CHOICES ABOUT HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION
When a user registers with our Website, the Website will prompt the user to confirm whether he or she approves of the use of a cookie. You may adjust your browser settings to opt out of accepting a "persistent" cookie and to only accept "session" cookies, but will need to log in each time you want to enjoy the full functionality of the Website.
Please be aware that adjusting the Cookie Settings on our Website may not fully delete all of the cookies that have already been created. To delete them, visit your web browser settings after you have changed your Cookie Settings on our Website.
Additional information is provided below about how to disable cookies or manage the cookie settings for the leading web browser providers:
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
For more information on how to modify your browser settings to block or filter cookies, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/ or http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
It is our policy to post any changes we make to this Cookies Policy on this webpage. If we make material changes to how we treat our users' personal data, we will notify you by posting on our Website home page as well or provide notification via email, if appropriate. The date this policy was last revised is identified at the top of this page.
HOW TO CONTACT US
If you have any questions or comments about this Cookies Policy, please contact us using one of the methods listed below:
Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI), LLC
P.O. Box 4961
Louisville, KY 40204
Telephone: 502.456.1851 x1
Fax: 502.456.1821 fax