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Privacy Policy

The Damascus Bakeries name and reputation were built on a foundation of trust. This Damascus Bakeries Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how Damascus Bakeries and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (“Damascus”) collects, uses and discloses personal information of customers through our websites and online services, including damascusbakery.com, and other Damascus owned or operated websites and online services that link to this policy (collectively, the “Sites”), through our programs and in our physical manufacturing operations. .
Type of information we may collect
Personal Information is defined as any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an
identified or identifiable individual. An identifiable person is one, who can be identified, directly or indirectly,
by reference to a Social Security Number and/or Identification Number (hereinafter “SSN/I.N”) or to one or more factors specific to his physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.
Personal Information shall include but is not limited to: name, home address, home zip code, home telephone number, mobile phone number, email address, Social Security Number and/or Identification Number, financial information and employment related information such as may be found on resumes, applications, background verification information, or in employment references.
DAMASCUS BAKERIESDAMASCUS BAKERIES takes measures to maintain the confidentiality of your SSN/I.N to protect your SSN/I.N from unlawful disclosure, and to limit access to your SSN/I.N. DAMASCUS BAKERIES will not make your SSN/I.N available to the general public, print your SSN/I.N on any card, require you to provide your SSN/I.N to access any products or services, transmit your SSN/I.N over the Internet unless the connection is secure or your SSN/I.N has been encrypted, or requires the transmittal of your SSN/I.N to access our Website without requiring additional authentication.
Non-personal information is information that is already a matter of public record or knowledge. Business contact information is considered non-personal information and not subjected to special protection and it can be routinely shared with anyone inside or outside of the business. Business contact information shall include but is not limited to: business name, business address, business telephone number, and is not considered personal information in certain jurisdictions.
Sensitive data is information that can include but is not limited to, an individual’s gender, racial or ethnic origins, politics, religion, trade union membership, veteran status, physical or mental health, disabilities, sex life, sexual orientation, or criminal (or alleged criminal) activities, proceedings or convictions. We will never collect Sensitive Personal Information except to comply with Affirmative Action data requirements.
Internet Users – Cookies, Internet Protocol (IP) Address, Aggregate Information
Cookies – in addition to Personal Information, we use data collection devices such as “cookies” on certain web pages to help analyze our web page flow and measure promotional effectiveness. Cookies are pieces of information a website sends to an individual’s hard drive while they are viewing the website. Cookies allow the website to remember important information that will make your visit to the site more useful. We use cookies to help improve your future visits. If you do not wish to receive a cookie or if you wish to set your browser to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or if you wish to turn off all cookies, use the options on your browser to assist you. The “Help” option on your browser may assist you in changing your cookie preferences. Please note that by turning cookies off, you will not have access to many features available on our website.
Cookies can expire at the end of a browser session (from when a user opens the browser window to when they exit the browser) or they can be stored for longer.
Session cookies – allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site. They could also be used for security or to facilitate use of webmail. These session cookies expire after a browser session and would not be stored long term.
Persistent cookies – are stored on a users’ device in between browser sessions which allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or in some cases across different websites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes including remembering users’ preferences and choices when using a site or to target advertising
First and third party cookies – Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies in basic terms are cookies set by a website visited by the user – the website displayed in the URL window. Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and a separate company sets a cookie through that website this would be a third party cookie.
For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage, block and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. The website www.allaboutcookies.org gives you detailed step by step guidance on how to control and delete cookies depending on your browser type. You can adjust your browser settings to your preferred level of protection. In the table below we have, where possible, included links to privacy controls for third-party websites that deliver cookies via our website within advertisements or widgets.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Web Beacon – Also called a Web bug or a pixel tag or a clear GIF. We use pixels tags or transparent GIF files, to help manage our online advertising and promotions. These tags collect anonymous (not personally identifiable) information about which advertisements and promotions bring users to our website. With both cookie and tag technology, the information that we collect and share is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or email address.
Used in combination with cookies, a Web beacon is an often-transparent graphic image, usually no larger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel that is placed on a Web site or in an e-mail that is used to monitor the behavior of the user visiting the Web site or sending the e-mail. When the HTML code for the Web beacon points to a site to retrieve the image, at the same time it can pass along information such as the IP address of the computer that retrieved the image, the time the Web beacon was viewed and for how long, the type of browser that retrieved the image and previously set cookie values.
Web beacons are typically used by a third-party to monitor the activity of a site. A Web beacon can be detected by viewing the source code of a Web page and looking for any IMG tags that load from a different server than the rest of the site. Turning off the browser’s cookies will prevent Web beacons from tracking the user’s activity. The Web beacon will still account for an anonymous visit, but the user’s unique information will not be recorded.
Internet Protocol (IP) Address – an Internet Protocol (IP) Address is associated with your computer’s connection to the internet. DAMASCUS BAKERIES may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with DAMASCUS BAKERIES’s server, to administer the Website and to maintain contact with you as you navigate through the Website. Your computer’s IP address also may be used to provide you with information based upon your navigation through the Website. DAMASCUS BAKERIES does not link IP addresses to any Personal Information.
Aggregate Information – is used to measure the visitors’ interest in, and use of, various areas of the Website and the various programs that DAMASCUS BAKERIES administers, DAMASCUS BAKERIES will rely upon aggregate information, which is information that does not identify you, such as statistical and navigational information. With this aggregate information, DAMASCUS BAKERIES may undertake statistical and other summary analyses of the visitors’ behaviors and characteristics. Although DAMASCUS BAKERIES may share this aggregate information with third parties, none of this information will allow anyone to identify you, or to determine anything else personal about you.
How Does Damascus Bakeries Use Information About You?
Damascus Bakeries may use information about you for purposes described in this Policy or disclosed to you on our Sites or with our Services. For example, we may use information about you to:
Process and manage your purchase and use of Damascus Bakeries products and services, including your accounts and program participation.
Respond to your customer service inquiries, post your comments or statements on any blog or other online forum maintained on our Sites, or take other actions in response to your inquiries or other Site activities. Create personalized promotions by combining your personal information with non-personal information about you, such as the amounts and types of purchases you make or any benefits you receive through our programs.
Communicate with you about your orders or purchases, your services, accounts and program participation, a contest or sweepstakes you have entered, and your requests for information.
Communicate with you about our brands, products, events or other promotional purposes, including co-branded offers and affiliate and partner offers

Does Damascus Bakeries Share Personal Information with Third Parties?
Damascus Bakeries shares your personal information in limited ways.
• We may share personal information about you with others with your consent.
• We may also share information with companies that provide support services to us (such as credit card processors, mailing houses or website hosts) and that help us market our products and services (such as email vendors). These companies may use information about you to perform their functions on our behalf.
• We may disclose specific information (i) upon lawful request, in response to legal process, and when required to comply with laws, (ii) to enforce our agreements, corporate policies, and terms of use or (iii) to protect the rights, property or safety of Damascus Bakeries, our employees, agents, customers, and others.
• If you participate in any blog or other online forum on our Sites, any personal information that you post on our Sites may be shared with other forum participants and Site visitors.
In the event of a merger, acquisition, financing, or sale of assets or any other situation involving the transfer of some or all of our business assets, Damascus Bakeries may disclose personal information to those involved in the negotiation or transfer.
Opt-Out of Email and Mobile Updates
You may have the opportunity to elect to receive email and mobile communications from Damascus Bakeries. Damascus Bakeries will only email you or send you mobile alerts if you elect to receive them. If you elect to receive email, Damascus Bakeries will send you occasional updates about new additions to the Website as well as special offers and promotions of which you can take advantage. If at any time you decide you would rather not receive these types of communications from Damascus Bakeries, you can opt-out by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any Damascus Bakeries email, update the contact preferences for your account, for mobile marketing, you may opt-out by following the instructions provided in the text messages you receive, or contact the Privacy Officer at privacyofficer@damascusbakery.com.
Contact Information
You may contact the Privacy Officer to access, correct or delete your Personal Information. If necessary, the Privacy Officer will contact another individual to assist in completing your requested task. We want to be sure that we keep only the most accurate and up-to-date Personal Information in our records.
If you have any questions or complaints, please contact the Privacy Officer. The Privacy Officer can be reached by telephone at: (718) 855-1456 or 1 800-367-7482; by Facsimile at: (718) 403-0948; by email at: privacyofficer@damascusbakery.com; or by mail at Damascus Bakeries, Inc. 56 Gold Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA. We will address your concern and attempt to resolve any problem.
How Is Personal Information Secured?
We endeavor to protect your Personal Information using physical, electronic or procedural security measures appropriate to the sensitivity of the information in our control. These measures include safeguards to protect Personal Information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use and modification.
We safeguard your Personal Information on the Internet by using industry-standard practices. Although “guaranteed security” does not exist either on or off the Internet, we make commercially reasonable efforts to make the collection and security of such information consistent with our Privacy Policy and all applicable laws and regulations. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards as appropriate to safeguard your Personal Information.
Currently, our website utilizes a variety of different security measures designed to protect Personal Information by users both inside and outside Damascus Bakeries, including the use of encryption mechanisms (e.g., Secure Socket Layers or SSLs), password protection, and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information. This helps maintain the confidentiality, privacy, and integrity of your transactions, and helps to protect your confidential information – such as credit card numbers, online forms and financial data, from loss, misuse, interception and hacking.
Identity theft and the practice currently known as “phishing” are of great concern to Damascus Bakeries. Accordingly, safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is a top priority. We do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information, your account ID, login password, Social Security Number or National Identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication. For more information about phishing, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website.
Links to Non-Damascus Bakeries Web Sites and Third Parties
Please note that http://www.damascusbakery.com/ websites may contain links to other websites for your convenience and information. Websites and services co-branded with other partners may display or link to a joint privacy statement or separate privacy statements of our partners in addition to our Privacy Policy. Damascus Bakeries does not control those sites or their privacy practices, which may differ from http://www.damascusbakery.com/. Damascus Bakeries privacy policy cannot and does not apply to external websites. We do not endorse or make any representations about third party websites. The personal data you choose to give to unrelated third parties is not covered by the Damascus Bakeries privacy policy. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any company or website before submitting your Personal Information. Some third parties may choose to share their personal data with Damascus Bakeries that sharing is governed by that third party company’s privacy policy.
Children and Data Collection
Damascus Bakeries will not knowingly allow anyone under 13 to provide us any personally identifying information. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) provides that children under 13 years of age are required to obtain the express permission of a parent or guardian before submitting any Personal Information about themselves over the Internet. If a child has provided us with personally-identifiable information without the consent of a parent or guardian, the parent or guardian of that child should contact the Privacy Officer immediately at privacyofficer@damascusbakery.com. We will use reasonable efforts to promptly delete the child’s information from our servers.
Your California Privacy Rights
For purposes of a California resident who provides Personal Identifying Information (“PII”) to us in the context of a business relationship that is primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, the following sentence applies to you. California law permits those individuals to request certain information regarding our disclosure of PII to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year. To make such a request, please contact us through the information provided below
or write to us at:
Privacy Officer
Damascus Bakery, Inc.
56 Gold Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
We will respond to such written requests within 30 days following receipt at the mailing address above. We reserve the right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the address specified above or otherwise exempted by law. Please note that we are required only to respond to each customer once per calendar year.
Changes to our Privacy Policy
Damascus Bakeries will update this Privacy Policy occasionally. When Damascus Bakeries posts changes to this Privacy Policy, we will also revise the “Last Updated” date below on Damascus Bakeries’ Privacy Policy. If there are material changes to this Privacy Policy, Damascus Bakeries will notify you by email, or by means of a notice on our home page. Damascus Bakeries encourages you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to be informed of how Damascus Bakeries is protecting your information and to be aware of any changes to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the site after the posting of any amended Privacy Policy shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into any Terms and Conditions governing the various websites and any programs or services operated or managed on or behalf of Damascus Bakeries. Any changes to this Privacy Policy are effective immediately after being posted by Damascus Bakeries.

LAST UPDATED: January 23, 2013