Terms of Use

 

Cultured Guru (“Cultured Guru,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) welcomes you to our site! You may use the website, services, content, technologies and applications of Cultured Guru ("Our Website") only on the condition that you abide by the following terms and applicable laws. Use of this website or presence at informational sessions of Cultured Guru indicates that you accept these Terms of Use.

You agree that by using this website, you are at least 18 years of age, or visiting under the supervision of a parent or guardian, and legally able to enter into a contract. 

Unless expressly permitted in writing, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, transmit or in any way exploit any part of Our Website or any content thereon and except that you may make one print copy that is limited to occasional articles of personal interest only. You may not distribute any part of this site or any content thereon over any network, including, without limitation, a local area network, or sell or offer it for sale, unless given prior permission. In addition, these files may not be used to construct any kind of database. Just as we from time to time excerpt materials from other sources in order to support the various commentaries and writings contained herein, we respect the right of others to make "fair use" of the materials contained on Our Website; accordingly, you may from time to time excerpt and use materials set forth on this site consistent with the principles of "fair use".

Except as necessary in order to make reference to Cultured Guru in a purely descriptive capacity, you are expressly prohibited from using any Cultured Guru Content in any manner. These Terms of Use apply to any access to or use of the Website, associated sites or content from this website. Your use of the cultured.guru domain indicates your acceptance of these conditions.

The entire contents of the website and the technology underlying, including but not limited to text, graphics, images, audio files, videos, and digital downloads is copyrighted as a collective work under the United States and other copyright laws, and is the property of Cultured Guru and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property or proprietary rights. The collective work includes all works that are licensed to Cultured Guru. Copyright © 2018, Cultured Guru, LLC. All rights reserved.

Photography

I. Proprietary Rights

The photographs contained on this, and any other site under the “cultured.guru” domain, are the property of Jon Scott Chachere II and are protected by United States and International copyright laws. All copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights in this site, are the property of Jon Scott Chachere II.

All Photographs on https://cultured.guru are copyrighted.

No permission, either express or implied, is granted for the electronic transmission, storage, retrieval, or printing of the photographs contained on cultured.guru, other than that which is related to the normal "caching" practices of web browsers and activities such as downloading solely for your personal enjoyment. No parties/individuals visiting or viewing images from cultured.guru, may otherwise copy, modify, publish, transmit, or distribute the contents of the photographs found herein. Express written permission must be granted, on behalf of the photographer (copyright holder, Jon Scott Chachere II), in order to use these photographs for any purpose that is not outlined above.

Your use of https://cultured.guru or viewing of this statement indicates your acceptance of these conditions.

II. Personal Use Criteria

The following are a list of conditions where the photographer, Jon Scott Chachere II, gives individuals permission to link to (or copy) JPEG images and other material at no charge:

  1. You may print a copy of any photograph for personal reference without  further permission.

  2. Students are welcome to download images and incorporate them into school reports, presentations, etc. for free so long as proper credit/citation is given, without my further permission.

  3. Anyone can download images from Desktops / Wallpapers for the express use of displaying them on screen on any personal computer that is not being used for commercial or public viewing purposes.

III. Free Web Usage Criteria

The following conditions define my authorization for use of images on the Web, free of charge, so long as proper attribution of copyright is given to the photographer, Jon Scott Chachere II and include the e-mail address, info@cultured.guru in said attribution:

  1. You may make LINKS to the images on pages you maintain for yourself for personal, non-commercial use.

  2. If you are preparing FREE online site guides for other photographers, bloggers, and photograph forums, you may make use of these images, BUT ONLY IF YOU ATTRIBUTE THEM AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IV. Commercial Use

Those persons who wish to use the photography found on this site in a commercial fashion must receive written consent from the photographer, Jon Scott Chachere II, prior to its commercial use. To obtain consent, interested parties should send an e-mail to info@cultured.guru. In that e-mail the following should be addressed:

  1. Image(s) you would like to use

  2. Where they will be displayed

  3. How they will be displayed

  4. Intent of its display

  5. Duration of their public viewing

  6. Any other information you feel would be useful


Any commercial use of my photography without prior consent is a violation of United States and International copyright law.

V. Copyright Infringement is Serious

The act of infringing on a copyright is a very serious business and is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. Cultured Guru, LLC, has worked very hard to present you with a quality photographic experience and they kindly ask that you will refrain from copying anything from the site onto your own hard drive, diskette(s), printer, etc. You are welcome to copy the hyperlinks to other sites found on cultured.guru, however, we ask that you do no copy any of the graphics, photographs, or articles from this site for your own use (other than the terms stated above). Doing so is an infringement of United States and International copyright laws.

Health

The information contained on this website, or provided at your request, is for informational purposes only. No information on this website is or should be used for the purposes of diagnosing, treating, curing or preventing any disease. All recipes are used and executed at your own risk. The information on this website has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Nothing on this website is intended to recommend any particular form of medical treatment or that persons manage their own health problems without the advice of a licensed health care practitioner. The content presented here is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek medical advice for any questions regarding a medical condition. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately.

Recipes, Presentations and Scientific Information

All information, materials, images, research, articles, functions, text, video, presentations and other content (collectively, "Our Content”) contained on Our Website, offered through Our Website or offered within instructional classes taught under Cultured Guru, LLC and all copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights in or relating to Our Content are the sole property of Cultured Guru and Cultured.Guru, its licensors and content providers.

Our Website and all of Our Content and the selection and arrangement thereof, is protected as a compilation owned by Cultured Guru and Cultured.Guru under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. Cultured Guru may change the Website or delete any Content at any time, in any way, for any or no reason. Cultured Guru reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the Content.

The Recipes, Scientific Research Conducted by Kaitlynn Michelle Fenley, Microscopic imaging and analysis conducted by Kaitlynn Michelle Fenley, and Microbiological information and fermentation processes discovered or created by Kaitlynn Michelle Fenley contained on Our Website as Our Content, presented in informational session hosted by Cultured Guru and Kaitlynn Michelle Fenley and any other content under the “cultured.guru” domain, are the property of Kaitlynn Michelle Fenley and are protected by United States and International copyright laws. All copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights in this site, are the property of Cultured Guru, Kaitlynn Michelle Fenley and Jon Scott Chachere II.

Unless expressly permitted in writing, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, transmit or in any way exploit any part of Our Content or any content thereon and except that you may make one print copy that is limited to occasional articles of personal interest only.

Products and Services 

The products and services made available on this website are intended for personal use only. You may not assign, transfer, re-market, or resell such products and services without obtaining Cultured Guru prior written consent. You may not use Cultured Guru products or information to create, sell, or distribute a product of any sort. Cultured Guru may cancel or modify purchases on the website if it appears that they are the result of fraudulent or inappropriate activity or under other circumstances where it appears that the purchase contains or has resulted from a mistake or error. Prices and promotions are subject to change without notice.

The products offered on this website and in stores by Cultured Guru are not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. It is not recommended that persons manage their own health problems without the advice of a licensed health care practitioner. Cultured Guru products are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek medical advice for any questions regarding a medical condition, and consult your doctor before altering or adding foods to your diet. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately.

You Will Be Responsible for Any Harm We Suffer as a Result of Your Violation of These Site Terms or Any Breach by You of Your Representations and Warranties - You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Cultured Guru, LLC and its affiliates, employees, and directors, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation by you of these Site Terms or any breach by you of your representations.


Website Privacy Policy

 

Your privacy is important to Cultured Guru LLC.  Please read this privacy notice carefully as it contains important information on who we are, how and why we collect, store, use, and share personal information, your rights in relation to your personal information and on how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a complaint.

Who We Are

Cultured Guru collects, uses and is responsible for certain personal information about you. 

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

This website and any products and services offered herein are not intended for persons under the age of 18. Cultured Guru LLC does not knowingly collect information from anyone under 18 years of age. Cultured Guru LLC prohibits children under the age of 18 from using all interactive portions of this website, including leaving any comments, filling out forms, or otherwise submitting information. Cultured Guru LLC will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. If Cultured Guru LLC learns it has any information or content from anyone under the age of 18, it will delete that information.

The Personal Information We Collect and Use

Information Collected by Us

Cultured Guru LLC may collect, use, and is responsible for certain personal information that you provide when you voluntarily sign up for e-mails order a service or product, fill out any type of form, access private wholesale pages, or otherwise contact Cultured Guru LLC via an online form or e-mail form submission. The information collected may include your name, e-mail, address, phone number, and/or billing information. You are not required to provide any personally identifiable information to merely access or visit this website.  

Cultured Guru LLC may collect domain information and “cookies” (small files saved on your hard drive by your web browser) to analyze website and advertisement performance, track user patterns, save information from your previous visits and customize your experience.  By using our website you consent to the use of cookies.  Cultured Guru LLC or its third-party vendors may collect non-personal information through the use of these technologies. Non-personal information might include the browser you use, the search engine you use, the type of computer you use and technical information about your means of connection to this website. Cultured Guru LLC’s systems may also automatically gather information about the areas you visit and search terms you use on this website and about the links you may select from within this website to other areas of the Internet.

If you are located in the European Economic Area (EEA), we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as controller of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.

How we use your personal information

Cultured Guru LLC collects such information in order to send e-mails, fulfill orders, deliver services and products, complete customer transactions, oversee contests and promotions and improve website performance and customer service. Please note that any comments or information that you post on the website, including social media pages, become public and third parties may use your information. Cultured Guru LLC is not responsible for any unauthorized uses by third parties in such context. You disclose such information at your own risk.

Who We Share Your Personal Information With

Cultured Guru LLC respects your privacy and will never sell, trade or transfer your personally identifiable information to third parties (beyond what is necessary for fulfilling a customer transaction or for the basic functionality of an online service) without your consent.

Cultured Guru LLC may release personal information to enforce its Website Terms and Conditions of Use, other Terms and Conditions, manage its business, protect users or the general public, or to otherwise comply with legal obligations.

If you give Cultured Guru LLC your permission, it may also use personal identification information for internal or external marketing and promotional purposes.

On occasion, Cultured Guru LLC may collect personal identification information from you in connection with optional contests, special offers or promotions. Cultured Guru LLC will share such information with necessary third parties for the purpose of carrying out the contest, special offer or promotion. If your web browser uses a “Do Not Track” mechanism, the Cultured Guru website itself will follow the Do Not Track setting; however, the Cultured Guru website uses third-party Squarespace tools to gather certain information about our website visitors. We will ask for your consent to such disclosure and use of such information, prior to your participation in the contest, special offer or promotion.

We will not share your personal information with any other third party.

Whether Information Has to Be Provided by You and Why

The provision of providing your name, e-mail, address, phone number, and/or billing information is required from you to enable us to process purchases made on this website: We do not require you to provide any personal data in order to browse this website. We will inform you when we collect it whether you are required to provide the information to us.

How Long Your Personal Information Will Be Kept

We will hold a record of your name, e-mail, address, phone number, and/or billing information from purchases made from this site for 6 years.

Reasons We Can Collect and Use Your Personal Information

Cultured Guru LLC collects and uses your personal information for the following lawful bases: to send e-mails, fulfill orders, deliver services and products, complete customer transactions, oversee promotions and improve website performance and customer service. 

Use and Transfer of Your Information Out of the EEA

This website is operated in the United States and third parties with whom we might share your personal information as explained above are also located in the United States.  If you are located in the EEA or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide will be transferred to the United States. By using this website, participating in any of its services and/or providing your information, you consent to this transfer.

This country does not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. While the European Commission has not given a formal decision that the United States provide an adequate level of data protection similar to those which apply in the United Kingdom and EEA, any transfer of your personal information will be subject to provide details of the appropriate or suitable relevant safeguards e.g., European Commission approved contract General Data Protection Regulation that are designed to help safeguard your privacy rights and give you remedies in the unlikely event of a misuse of your personal information.

If you would like further information, see “How to contact us” below.  We will not otherwise transfer your personal data outside of the United Kingdom OR EEA or to any organization (or subordinate bodies) governed by public international law or which is set up under any agreement between two or more countries.

Your Rights

If you want to unsubscribe from receiving e-mails from Cultured Guru LLC you may do so at any time. Each e-mail from Cultured Guru LLC includes instructions for unsubscribing from these e-mail communications.

If you are covered by the General Data Protection Regulation, you have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary, those include rights to:

• Fair processing of information and transparency over how we use your use personal information

• Access to your personal information and to certain other supplementary information that this Privacy Notice is already designed to address

• Require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold

• Require the erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations

• Receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations

• Object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing

• Object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you

• Object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information

• Otherwise restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances

You may also have the right to claim compensation for damages caused by our breach of any data protection laws.

For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation, available at: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/ .

If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:

• Email, call, or write to us

• Provide us enough information to identify you (e.g., name, email, account number, user name, registration details)

• Provide us proof of your identity and address (a copy of your driver’s license or passport and a recent utility or credit card bill)

  • Provide us with the information to which your request relates including any account, confirmation or transaction number, or reference numbers, if you have them. 

Keeping Your Personal Information Secure

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorized manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable authorities of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.

Please note that any comments or information that you post on the website, including the Cultured Guru social media pages, become public and third parties may use your information. Cultured Guru is not responsible for any unauthorized uses by third parties in such context. You disclose such information at your own risk.

Links to Other Sites

You may see advertising or other content on this website that links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors or other third parties.  Any products or services reached through a third-party link are subject to separate privacy policies. Cultured Guru LLC is not responsible for or liable for any content on or actions taken by such third-party websites.

How to Complain

We hope that we can resolve any question or concern you raise about our use of your information.

If you are covered by the General Data Protection Regulation, you may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live, or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. 

Changes to This Privacy Notice

This policy is effective as of May 23, 2018.  We may change, modify or update this Privacy Policy at any time and will notify you of any such changes by email or postal mail.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, the information we hold about you, or you wish to change your personal information in our records, please contact Kaitlynn Fenley, Owner, Kaitlynn@cultured.guru or 7350 Jefferson HWY STE 485-236 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806. This Privacy Policy applies only to Cultured Guru LLC’s online activity. It does not apply to information collected or used from other offline sources such as information collected at Cultured Guru outreach events, informational session, or conferences.