Information We Gather

The information we gather falls into two categories:

1) personal information you voluntarily supply when you subscribe to our newsletter, order, complete a survey, or provide your e-mail address when contacting us, and

2) tracking information collected as you navigate through our site.

Use of Information

Online Registration: If you have registered online, The Cheese School will not sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your e-mail address without your permission. This also applies to any information that personally identifies you, except as noted immediately below.

Online Purchases: When you make a purchase through our website, we will collect and but not store your billing and credit card information. This information will only be shared with third parties who perform tasks required to complete the transaction (such as processing your payment).

Statistical Analyses: The Cheese School may perform statistical analyses of subscribers and their subscribing and purchasing patterns for product development purposes.

Third Party Contractors: We contract with other companies to provide services on our behalf, including credit-card and billing processing, shipping, e-mail distribution, list processing and analytics, or promotions management. Analytics may include the usage and browsing patterns of our visitors.

Legal Compliance: We may also use or disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or this site; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, this site or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, site users, or the public.

Your Privacy Choices

If, at any time, you prefer not to receive e-mail marketing information from us, simply follow the unsubscribe options at the bottom of each e-mail. Alternatively you may email us at or notify us by mail at 2091 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.

Business Transfers

In the event that The Cheese School is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. The promises in this privacy policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity.

California Law

Residents of the State of California have the right to request a list of all third parties to which a company conducting business in California has disclosed personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. Alternatively, the law provides that if the company has a privacy policy that gives either an Opt-out or Opt-in choice for use of your personal information by third parties for marketing purposes, the company may instead provide you with information on how to exercise this choice.
The Cheese School operated under the alternative option; it has a comprehensive privacy policy and provides you with details on how you may either opt-out or opt-in to the use of your personal information by third parties for direct marketing purposes. We are not, therefore, required to maintain or disclose a list of the third parties that received your personal information for marketing purposes during the prior year.

Changes to this Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at ( By continuing to access or use our website after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.