Welcome to our Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us.

American Culinary Federation is located at:

American Culinary Federation
180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine FL, 32095 
United States 

(800) 624-9458


It is American Culinary Federation's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect. This Privacy Policy applies to The American Culinary Federation (hereinafter, "ACF", "us", "we", or "https://www.acfchefs.org/"). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide. We have adopted this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. .

This privacy policy applies to information we collect;

  • On this Website (including its integrated third party platforms)
  • On other platforms we use to provide services such as conference registration, blogs, and online learning
This privacy policy, together with the terms and conditions posted on our website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our website. Depending on your activities when visiting our website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.


Website Visitors

Like most website operators, American Culinary Federation collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. American Culinary Federation's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how American Culinary Federation's visitors use its website. From time to time, American Culinary Federation may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. 

American Culinary Federation also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://www.acfchefs.org/ blog posts. American Culinary Federation only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to American Culinary Federation's websites choose to interact with American Culinary Federation in ways that require American Culinary Federation to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that American Culinary Federation gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account to provide name, home or work mailing address, email address, phone numbers, employer, title, date of birth, gender, and demographic information. 

The personal information you are asked to provide is needed so that we may provide services such as; Membership, Certification, Online Learning, Events, Education, and Merchandise fulfillment. 

If you choose not to provide us with your personal information, you may not be able to enjoy all of our services.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by American Culinary Federation and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Links To External Sites

Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.


ACF uses the remarketing services to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven't completed a task on our site, for example using the contact form to make an enquiry. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone's past visits. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google's privacy policy. You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

American Culinary Federation discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on American Culinary Federation's behalf or to provide services available at American Culinary Federation's website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using American Culinary Federation's website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. 

Affiliated partners, such as exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers, may receive membership lists or event attendance lists that include your name, address, title, company, and email address. We are similarly not responsible for the use or misuse of your personal information by our affiliated partners. 

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, American Culinary Federation discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when American Culinary Federation believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of American Culinary Federation, third parties or the public at large. 

If you are a registered user of https://www.acfchefs.org/ and have supplied your email address, American Culinary Federation may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with American Culinary Federation and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. American Culinary Federation takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information


To enrich and perfect your online experience, American Culinary Federation uses "Cookies", similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer. 

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. American Culinary Federation uses cookies to help American Culinary Federation identify and track visitors, their usage of https://www.acfchefs.org/, and their website access preferences. American Culinary Federation visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using American Culinary Federation's websites, with the drawback that certain features of American Culinary Federation's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies. 

By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to American Culinary Federation's use of cookies.


Those who engage in transactions with American Culinary Federation by purchasing American Culinary Federation's services or products, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, American Culinary Federation collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with American Culinary Federation. American Culinary Federation does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, American Culinary Federation may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in American Culinary Federation's sole discretion. American Culinary Federation encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Last Updated 10/16/2019