Important Policies & Information

HEALTH AND WELLNESS DISCLAIMER
This site is for educational purposes only. It does not provide medical advice. Information found on the Mrs. Dornberg’s Culinary Experience site is meant to motivate you to make your own health care and dietary decisions based upon your own research and in partnership with your health care provider.

The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site. Reliance on any information provided by Mrs. Dornberg’s or other visitors to this site is solely at your own risk.

Any statements or claims about the possible health benefits conferred by any foods, supplements, or activities have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. By using this site you agree to these terms.

AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE:
Mrs. Dornberg’s Culinary Experience participates in affiliate programs. We will only link to products and services that we would personally use, highly recommend, and trust. If you make a purchase after clicking on one of these links, Mrs. Dornberg’s will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. These funds are used to purchase supplies for our classes and workshops.  Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Dornberg’s is a participant in the Amazon Associates Program. As an Amazon Associate Mrs. Dornberg’s may earn from qualifying purchases.

WHAT IS AN AFFILIATE LINK?
Some (but not all) of the links on Mrs. Dornberg’s Culinary Experience website and other platforms are affiliate links. This means that a special tracking code is used and that Mrs. Dornberg’s may make a small commission if you purchase something through one of these links. In a nutshell, the merchant is giving Mrs. Dornberg’s a credit for referring the sale. The price of the item is the same for you whether it is an affiliate link or not. Using affiliate links helps us to maintain our operations.

NATURE OF AFFILIATE RELATIONSHIPS:
Please note that these products are purchased from third party companies (e.g. Amazon) and Mrs. Dornberg’s does not control these companies or have a financial interest other than an affiliate relationship unless otherwise disclosed. Therefore, Mrs. Dornberg’s can’t ensure that any item purchased through an affiliate link on this Site is shipped on time, packaged properly or that you will like it. Any problems or concerns with a specific product purchased through a link on this Site should be directed to the company the item was purchased from.

IN-PERSON CLASS POLICIES:
FOOD ALLERGIES AND SENSITIVITIES:  Please contact us at least one week in advance if you have food allergies or sensitivities.   You are responsible for advising us of the type and severity of your condition.  We will try to accommodate you to the best of our ability, but please understand that we spend weeks preparing the menus and logistics for each class, and it is very difficult to make changes at the last minute, and at times, cannot be modified.  We only have one kitchen and a variety of food items are used.  All cooking items are cleaned in a sanitizing solution between use.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Full payment for classes is required at time of reservation.  We understand that life happens, and emergencies do occur.  However, we also have a commitment to all our students, and there is a great deal of preparation and scheduling that goes into creating and executing each class.  Therefore, all cooking classes are NON-REFUNDABLE, much like a sporting event or theater ticket, but can be rescheduled if cancellation is made 72 hours or more prior to class.  If you are unable to attend a class, we encourage you to send someone in your place.  In this case, please notify us of the participant change.

Cancellation notice given 72 hours or more in advance of your scheduled class, will receive a credit (valid for 180 days from the date of the original class) toward a future class registration.  If the class was being paid via Gift Certificate or previous credit certificate, the amount will be returned to a new certificate (with original expiration date still in effect.)  Amounts from promo codes or discount codes will not be credited.   NO CREDIT will be issued for cancellations within 72 hours of a class.  In this case, you may contact us to see if we have a waiting list.  If there is a waiting list for that class, we will TRY to find a replacement for you.  We do NOT GUARANTEE that we will be able to fill the spot.  If we do fill the spot, you will receive a credit (valid for 180 days from date of class) towards future class registrations.

If for any reason, including insufficient enrollment, Mrs. Dornberg’s Culinary Experience needs to cancel or reschedule a class, you will be notified (via email or phone) a minimum of 24 hours prior to the class and given the option of credit for another class or a full refund.  If a class is canceled due to inclement weather, we will notify you as soon as that decision is made, and you will receive your choice of credit toward another class or a full refund.  Please note, classes are rarely canceled due to weather and if the class is held, there will be no refunds due to the weather.

Mrs. Dornberg’s Culinary Experience reserves the right to cancel or modify classes and menus.

WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY:  By registering for a cooking class or event, I fully understand, acknowledge and accept that the class or classes I am registering to take with Mrs. Dornberg’s Culinary Experience are for the purpose of learning to cook, which involves preparing, cooking and sampling food. Given the common dangers and use of tools and cooking instruments in a kitchen, I agree to hold harmless Mrs. Dornberg’s Culinary Experience, its employees, owners, chefs, food preparers, attorneys and assigns, from any and all liability, loss, claim, demand, action or cause of action which arises or may arise or be occasioned in any way by my participation in any class, including but not limited to, slips, falls, cuts, burns, choking, food allergy reactions and other accidents and injuries that may arise from the activity of cooking and eating the food prepared in classes or events.  I understand that hands-on classes will involve food preparation and handling and that I am ultimately responsible for maintaining the quality of the food I prepare, cook and eat during any class.

MEDIA RELEASE:  Mrs. Dornberg’s Culinary Experience reserves the right to use and reproduce any and all photographs or videotapes taken during your participation in any activity related to Mrs. Dornberg’s Culinary Experience for the purposes of promotion, advertising, and public relations.  By registering for a class, you consent to be photographed or videotaped. If you do not wish to be photographed or videotaped, please notify Mrs. Dornberg’s Culinary experience.

All classes require pre-registration and payment. Cash, Check and Major Credit Cards accepted. Reservations will be accepted until class fills or 48 hours before class start whichever occurs first. All classes may be subject to cancellation or rescheduling by Mrs. Dornberg’s (minimum of 48 hours in advance of class start).

Privacy Notice

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for (www.mrsdornbergs.com). This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

 Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

 Security
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 219-922-4534 or [email protected].

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