Privacy Policy

Who we are

Ghelfi’s Chocolates, 228 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540, (800) 645-1475

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When online orders are placed, collect we retain your order information including your name, address, phone number, shipping address, and what items you ordered indefinitely. We do not retain your credit card, paypal or similar payment information beyond the time needed to process your order.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you contact us by email, or by filling out and form on this website we may retain this information for as long as it is deemed that it is needed.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

We do not share your personal information with anyone else except with our credit card processors for the purpose of  transacting payments for orders. W do not ever sell or rent our customer lists.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

You contact information may be retained for a long as needed in case we need to contact you for any reason.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our entire website is secure by SSL technology. Further or hosts include multiple protections against hacking, malware infections, and other intrusions.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Our entire website is secured by SSL technology. Further or hosts include multiple protections against hacking, malware infections, and other intrusions. We do not retain any credit card numbers online.

What third parties we receive data from

We may receive data from our credit card processors and web hosting company.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We are not using any automated software decision making software at this time.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We will not share or disclose your personal account information except as may be required by law, or  law enforcement by issuance of a subpoena.

This privacy policy is effective as of November 20, 2019.  This date is the effective date of the latest update. You can return to this page at anytime to see the effective date of any updates. If you need additional information please contact us at the address, phone number or email address at the top of this page.