Umami Privacy Policy
Umami Publications, LLC has created this privacy policy to inform you about the principles that govern the ways we may gather and use information about you.  We want you to know that we respect your desire for privacy.  Your use of Umami ( indicates your agreement to abide by the terms in effect.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through (the “Site”) and does not apply to information collected offline, or to information you may provide to any third-party sites to which Umami may link, except as expressly noted below.

What information do we collect?
Our website collects both personally identifiable information and non-personal information.

Personally identifiable information:  We collect personally identifiable information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a form, register for a discussion group/leave comments, sign-up for a class/event, or buy something directly from us.  This may include: your name, e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number.

Once you submit your personally identifiable information to us, we may maintain it in our electronic files. The way we may use personally identifiable information is:

  • To send periodic emails. The email address you provide may be used to send you information, newsletters, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you).

Non-personal Information: Non-personal information consists of non-personally-identifiable data, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address or domain that does not personally identify you.  They way we may use non-personal information is:

  • To report aggregate information to our advertisers, corporate affiliates, consultants, and to third parties that perform particular services on our behalf.
  • We may use the information linked to IP addresses to ban users who violate our Terms and Conditions of Use.
  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you).

How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.  All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Do we use cookies?
Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.  In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.

We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so we can better understand how people use the site.

Cookie Opt-Out
You can opt-out of cookies from Gourmet Ads, who is a supplier of ads to Umami.  Their primary ad server is Appnexus and you can opt out of cookies from them by visiting ; and Opting Out.

You can also opt out of cookies using the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page at this page;

Finally, you can choose to disable or selectively turn off cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings.

Sweepstakes, Contests, and Promotions
We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions that may require registration.  By entering any promotion, you are agreeing to the official rules that govern that promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, except where prohibited by law, allowing the sponsor(s) of the promotion to use your name, voice, and/or likeness in advertising or marketing associated with the promotion.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

Third Party Advertising
The ads appearing on this web site are delivered by third party ad servers.  Information about your visits to this site, such as number of times you have viewed an ad, is used to serve ads to you.  We do not supply personally identifiable information to third party advertisers.

The site contains links to other sites.  Umami is not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites.  We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site that they should read the privacy statements of websites that collect personally identifiable information.

Affiliate Marketing
Our website may contain affiliate marketing links, which means we may get paid commission sales of those products or services we write about.  Unless stated otherwise, our editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships.  This disclosure is provided in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Disclosure of Information Through Business Transfers
As we continue to develop our business, we may buy, merge, or partner with other companies or businesses, and in doing so, acquire customer information.  In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets.  Similarly, in the event that a portion or all of Umami Publications assets are sold or transferred to a third party, customer information (including your email address) may be one the transferred assets.

Legal Disclaimer
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy.  Umami Publications, LLC may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on Umami Publications.  In other words it takes a lot more for us to give up the goods then someone accusing us hiding the killer brownies.

Limitation of Liability
Umami Publications provides the information, services, and products on this web site “as is” without warranties of any kind.  By using this site, you agree that Umami Publications shall not be legally responsible or liable for any content on the site or in our forums; that downloading any materials done through Umami or our forums is done at your own risk; and the Umami Publications is not responsible for unsolicited communications that may arise from your postings.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

Site Administrator
Umami Publications, LLC
3616 Blaisdell Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55409

You may also contact us via our contact page.

Adopted June 24, 2014