Privacy Policy and Terms of Use


Privacy Notice

Last updated May 2011

This Privacy Notice may be modified from time to time. Such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified Privacy Notice.

Italpasta Limited (“we”, “our” or “us”), respects privacy rights. This Privacy Notice governs personal information gathered by us through this website at (“website”).

Italpasta is a leading pasta manufacturer, and at times, our services involve the handling of personal information.

Personal Information is information that uniquely identifies you, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, and date of birth.


We only collect, use and/or disclose Personal Information with consent. Consent may either be implied from the circumstances or may be expressly given for a particular purpose.

When you submit your Personal Information to us, you are consenting to the collection, handling, use and disclosure of your Personal Information for the purposes identified or apparent at the time of collection and as otherwise described in this Notice.

Collection of Personal Information

We collect personal information when you submit it to us.

If you sign up for our For Pasta Lovers E–newsletter to receive information on new products, recipes, special offers, we collect the Personal Information that you enter when you join, such as your name, gender, age, email and mailing address.

We may also collect your personal information if you make an inquiry by sending us an email.

Avoiding Collection from Children

We do not knowingly collect or maintain any Personal Information from children under the age of 13. In addition, no part of this website is designed with the purpose of attracting any person under age 13.

Use of Personal Information

We use Personal Information for the purposes for which it is submitted, such as, to send you the For Pasta Lovers E–newsletter, and reply to your emails. The Personal Information that we collect may also be used in the following ways:
to deliver services to you,
to give notice of and/or resolve any problems should they arise in connection with our services,
to better understand the needs and interests of our customers,
to analyze the success of our services and website,
to customize the content on our site for our customers current and future needs,
to customize our communications with our customers, and
as otherwise reasonably required to provide customer services and maintain the website.
Opting Out of Communications

You can opt out of communications from us at any time and request that your name be removed from the For Pasta Lovers E–newsletter distribution list by selecting the option to unsubscribe at the bottom of the E–newsletter or by contacting our Privacy Officer at

Our Commitment to Safeguarding your Information

Physical, technical, electronic and managerial procedures have been employed to safeguard the security and integrity of Personal Information collected through this website.

More Information on How to Protect your Privacy Online

Although we take appropriate security measures as required by law, no security is perfect. Users should always take care with how they handle and disclose their Personal Information, and should avoid sending Personal Information through insecure email. For more information about how to protect your Personal Information, please refer to the resources from any of the following websites:
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia
Commission d’accés à l’information du Québec
Our Service Providers

From time to time, we may hire third parties to assist us with certain functions such as customer service or promotional assistance, supporting our website functionality, performing business analysis, and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys and other features offered through our website. These service providers may have access to Personal Information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes. We require all of our service providers to comply with the safeguards described in this Notice.

Disclosure of your Personal Information

We may disclose information to uphold the law, and in response to subpoenas, court orders, requests from law enforcement or third parties enforcing private rights or defending legal claims, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We may disclose information, if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected illegal activities or fraud, situations involving the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, or otherwise in accordance with applicable law.

We do not sell or rent Personal Information to third parties.

Retention of Personal Information

Personal Information is retained as long as reasonably necessary to deliver our services, to otherwise fulfill identified or apparent purposes, and for record–keeping. Personal Information thereafter is destroyed, erased or anonymized.

How to Help Us Keep Your Personal Information Accurate and Obtain Access to It

You have the right to request an account of the Personal Information that we hold about you, which includes the right to amend or correct that information, as appropriate, and to receive an account of how it has been used and a list of the organizations to whom it has been disclosed. You may submit your request to us by email at Let us also know the details regarding your submission of Personal Information so that we may efficiently respond to your request within a reasonable period of time.

Other Information Collected Using our Website

We use various technologies to collect information from your computer and about your activities on our site.
Information automatically collected

We automatically collect information from your browser when you visit our website. This information includes your IP address, browser type and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us (see “Cookies” below), and the referring website address.


When you visit our website, we may assign your computer a “cookie” (a small, unique identifier text file) or series of cookies, to facilitate access to our site and to personalize your online experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our site, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our site. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to use some of the features offered on our website. The “Help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.

Anonymous and aggregated information

We may combine anonymous information and/or aggregate information we collect with additional anonymous information collected from other sources. We may share anonymous information (including aggregate information) we collect regarding our users with third parties (such as advisors, promotional sponsors, and investors) for various business purposes including conducting general business analysis, and developing website content and services.

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) that helps us understand how visitors engage with our website. Google Analytics uses cookies and IP addresses. The information generated by cookie about the use of our website and your IP address will be transmitted and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information to evaluate how visitors use our website, compile reports on website activity for us and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google Analytics collects information anonymously, and will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

To opt-out of Google Analytics, you can install Google Analytics Opt–out Browser Add–On. For information about and to install Google Analytics Opt–out Browser Add–on, click here.

For more information related to Google Analytics, click here.
Changes to this Privacy Notice

We may, in our sole and absolute discretion, modify or revise the Privacy Notice at any time. When we post changes to this Privacy Notice, we will revise the “last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Notice. We recommend that you check each time you visit this website to inform yourself of any changes to this Privacy Notice. By using this website you agree and consent to modifications to this Privacy Notice.

How to Contact Us

If you have a complaint about our handling of your Personal Information, you may contact our Privacy Officer by:
email at or
by phone at 905–792–9928 or
by writing to us at
Italpasta Limited
116 Nuggett Court
Brampton, ON L6T 5A9
We will do our best to resolve any outstanding issues in a positive and cooperative spirit, and in a prompt manner.

If, having shared your concerns with us, you are still not satisfied, you may file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada by mail to 112 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 1H3 or by calling 1 800 282 1376.

Terms and Conditions

Welcome to Italpasta’s Canadian website at (“website”). This website is provided by Italpasta Limited (“Italpasta”, “we”, “us”, “our”) for your personal entertainment, information, and education. Please review the following terms of use, and the privacy policy, which govern your use of the website (collectively, the “Agreement”). The Agreement is formed in Ontario, Canada.

Your use of this website constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the Agreement. We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time in our sole discretion without prior individual notice. Any modifications to this Agreement will be posted on this website, and by using this website you agree to be bound by and comply with these modifications. We encourage you to review the Agreement whenever you use this website. You can tell when this Agreement was last modified by checking the “last updated” date that appears at the top of the Agreement. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this website.

Website Contents
This website, and all materials on this website, including text, images, illustrations, graphics, designs, icons, software, applications, music and sound files, photographs, commercials, video clips and other materials, and their selection and arrangement, and the copyrights, trade marks, domain names, trade dress and/or other intellectual property in such materials (collectively, the “Contents”), are owned, controlled or licensed by Italpasta, with all rights reserved. The Contents of this website are protected by copyright and other laws.

This website and the Contents are intended solely for personal, non–commercial use. You may download or copy the Contents displayed on this website for your personal, non–commercial use only, provided that you do not modify the Contents or website and proprietary notices remain intact and are not altered or removed. This permission terminates automatically if you breach any of the terms and conditions contained in the Agreement, and is revocable at any time without notice and with or without cause. You may not use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extractions methods to copy or download materials from this website. No right, title or interest in any Content is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading or copying. The use of the website and the Contents on any other website or computer network without Italpasta’s written consent is strictly prohibited. Your use of the trade marks, service marks and trade names on this web website in any manner other than as authorized in these terms and conditions, or as authorized in writing by Italpasta, is strictly prohibited. No trade mark license, either express or implied, is granted by Italpasta. You do not have any right to use any trade mark displayed on this website without prior written permission of Italpasta. Trade marks are one of our most valuable business assets. In the event of unauthorized use or misuse of its trade marks, Italpasta will pursue its legal remedies without delay.

Except as noted above, you may not reproduce, publish, download, transmit, perform, distribute, display, post, modify, create derivative works from, sell or exploit in any way any of the Contents of this website in any form, in whole or in part, without Italpasta’s prior written permission. This website is controlled and operated by Italpasta from its offices in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Product Information The products mentioned on this website are intended for Canadian consumers only and any claims made here relate solely to the products sold or provided by Italpasta in Canada. Many products displayed on this website are available in select stores in Canada. Errors, Inaccuracies, and Omissions

Occasionally there may be information on our website that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, promotions, offers, and availability. We reserve the right at any time in our sole discretion and without prior notice to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions to the information on our website. Promotions

In addition to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, any coupons, contests, sweepstakes, surveys, games or similar promotions (collectively, “Promotions”) made available through this website may be governed by specific rules that are separate from this Agreement. By participating in any such Promotion, you will become subject to those rules, which may vary from the terms and conditions set forth herein. To the extent that the terms and conditions of such rules conflict with this Agreement, the terms and conditions of such rules shall control. All Promotions are subject to eligibility or entitlements and void where prohibited.

Recipes and Information About Health & Wellness
Information accessible on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Information is often general in nature and may be helpful to some persons but not others, depending upon their personal medical needs. Above all, you should always consult with your personal physician prior to changing or undertaking a new diet or exercise program. Your physician is often in the best position to evaluate whether any particular diet or exercise program is best for you. Advance consultation with your physician is particularly important if you are under eighteen (18) years old, pregnant, nursing, or have health problems. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Personal Information Submitted Through this Website
Your submission of personal information through this website is governed by our Privacy Policy.
This Agreement incorporates by reference the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy.

User Comments, Feedback, and Other Submissions
We are pleased to hear from users and welcome your comments regarding our products and services. Our longstanding company policy does not allow us to accept or to consider ideas, suggestions, materials, notes, concepts or proposals other than those we have specifically requested. We hope that you will understand that the intent of this policy is to avoid the possibility of future misunderstandings when projects developed by our employees and agents might seem to be similar to creative works submitted by users. Accordingly, while we value your feedback, we must ask that you do not send ideas, suggestions, materials, notes, concepts or proposals for our business. If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example, contest entries), or without a request from us you send ideas, suggestions, materials, notes, concepts or proposals, whether online, by email, by mail, or otherwise (collectively, “Comments”), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate, and otherwise use in any medium any Comments that you forward to Italpasta. Italpasta is and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any Comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any Comments; or (3) to respond to any Comments. Basically, any communication or Comments other than your personal information submitted to this website, including by email and/or website submission, is the exclusive property of Italpasta and is considered to be non–confidential and nonproprietary. We shall be free to use them for any purpose whatsoever without attributing you, or compensation, or any restrictions whatsoever. By submitting such communications andComments to us, you waive all rights, including copyrights and moral rights, in them.

Links to Other Web Websites and Services
This website may contain links to other websites that are not maintained, controlled or created by Italpasta. We make no representations about and have no responsibility for the linked websites, nor does linking constitute an endorsement of any linked website or the information appearing thereon. Links are provided solely for the convenience and information of this website’s users, and do not imply that Italpasta endorses, is affiliated with or associated with such linked websites. We recommend before using any third party website, that you review such website’s own terms of use agreement and privacy policy.
Website Security
You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of this website, including, without limitation

  • accessing data not intended for you, including logging into a server or account which you are not authorized to access,
  • attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization,
  • attempting to interfere with, disrupt or disable service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of “denial of service” attacks, overloading, “flooding”, “mailbombing” or “crashing”, forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e–mail or posting, disrupt network nodes or network services or otherwise restrict, inhibit, disrupt or impede Italpasta’s ability to monitor or make available the website, or taking any action in order to obtain services to which you are not entitled.

Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. We will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting anyone who is involved in such violations.

Right to Change the Website
We reserve the right, at any time, and without prior notice, in our sole discretion, to: modify, change, add, delete, restrict, suspend or discontinue this website or any aspect of this website (for example, any service, content, feature or product offered through this website, and including your access to, or use of the website); charge fees in connection with the use of this website; modify and/or waive any fees charged in connection with this website; and/or offer opportunities to some or all users of this website. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the website, or for any service, content, feature or product offered through this website.

If you do not abide by the Agreement, as determined by Italpasta in its sole and absolute discretion, we have the right to and may revoke your privileges to use all or a portion of this website and/or take any other appropriate measures to enforce the Agreement, without warning or liability whatsoever. For example, we may suspend, cancel or terminate your access to the website (or any part thereof).

Disclaimer Without limiting the foregoing, everything on this website is provided “as is” without warranties, representations and/or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title, implied warranties, representations or conditions of merchantable quality, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or title and non–infringement of intellectual property. We do not warrant that this website or the servers making the website available are virus free or free of other harmful components, or that the website and its functions will be uninterrupted or error free, or that defects will be corrected. By providing Content, information and materials on this website, we do not in any way promise that they will remain available to you. Italpasta and its affiliates expressly disclaim any duty to update or revise the content of this website, although we may modify the content at any time without notice. Your use of this website is at your sole risk, and you assume full responsibility for any costs associated with your use of this website. Italpasta and/or its affiliates shall not be liable for any harm, loss or damage of any kind related to your use or misuse of this website, including, without limitation, in relation to correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Italpasta harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, loss, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to your use or misuse of this website or Content and/or your breach of any representation, warranty, or other provision of the Agreement.

Choice of Law and Jurisdiction
This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Ontario and Canada, as applicable therein, without regard to any conflict of law provisions. Any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be resolved exclusively by the Superior Court of Justice or Federal Court of Canada residing in Toronto, Ontario.

These terms are effective unless and until terminated by either you or Italpasta. You may terminate this Agreement at any time. Italpasta also may terminate this Agreement at any time without notice, and accordingly may deny you access to this website, for any reason or no reason. The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this Agreement for all purposes.

Contacting Us
You may direct any questions concerning the Agreement to:
email at or

by phone at 905–792–9928 or

by writing to us at

Italpasta Limited
116 Nuggett Court
Brampton, ON L6T 5A9