terms & conditions
Allison Zinder offers services related to French food and culture.
Browsing or using this Web Site (allisonzinder.com) means that you agree to the Terms and Conditions listed here. The terms “I” or “we” refer to Allison Zinder, and the term “you” refers to the person reading this (yes, you!), the Web Site user. This Web Site is reserved for those users 18 years and older.
USE OF THE WEBSITE
The content of this Web Site is for entertainment and general information purposes only. We don’t provide any guarantee of performance, accuracy, or suitability of the information found here. Like most chefs and kitchen workers, sometimes I employ language which is below-the-belt. This is in no way meant to offend you. If it does, please do not use this Web Site.
Links to other Web Sites are also provided in a spirit of entertainment, and I assume no responsibility for the content of other Web Sites. Addresses and opening hours for stores, restaurants, and museums whose addresses are given may be modified without notice. Please make sure to call ahead to check this information.
Newsletter Privacy & Publication of Comments
Your private information is just that: private. I work hard to protect the information you share when you sign up for my newsletter, comment on the blog articles, or contact me. If you are getting my e-mail updates directly in your mailbox, it’s because you have signed up for them. I cannot, legally, sign you up for my updates. To sign up for my newsletter, use the “Subscribe” form at the bottom of the Web Site’s home or contact pages. You will then receive a confirmation in your in box (make sure to check your spam!). If you want to unsubscribe, please click on the opt-out on the bottom of your e-mail update.
Your e-mail is never sold, traded, or otherwise shared with anyone. It is only used for sending out my newsletters and an occasional e-mail advertising a special reduction for a new service. Your comments in the blog are valued! So your e-mail will never be shown or given out as a result of your having left a comment. The comments section is moderated, however, so if your comment doesn’t show up immediately after you submit your comment, please be
I reserve the right to not publish comments that are defamatory, rude, or otherwise unpleasant. Also, I am a stickler for spelling and grammar errors – one of my (many) pet peeves – so I also reserve the right to make small corrections if necessary before publishing your comment.
This Web Site is in full compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which concerns data collection and was enacted in 2018.
This Web Site uses the following cookies:
Technical and session cookies are used to operate the Web Site and enable navigation throughout the Web Site. They expire almost immediately after you leave the browser.
Other cookies are used to measure the Web Site’s activity: they allow the gathering of statistics about use of the Web Site. This click tracking doesn’t in any way compromise your confidentiality and is not individualized.
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Security cookies are used to secure any payments you make through this Web Site and are designed to protect you by preventing fraud.
TERMS OF SALE & SATISFACTION
Sales through this Web Site are bound by the laws and regulations of the French government. Payment is processed through Stripe, and is required for a reservation for any of my services. Prices advertised include VAT; if you need a detailed receipt for a service, please contact me before the tour date.
All products and services sold through this Web Site are described in as much detail as possible. The user and/or buyer may contact me at any time before services rendered with questions about the services. Photos are used to indicate the type of service offered but are not contractually binding. Prices on the Web Site are in euros. To order one of the services offered, a minimum deposit of 30% is required, which will be paid using Stripe directly through the Web Site.
All my services are prepared with the highest standards, and I endeavor to provide fun classes, walks, and other activities during which you learn about French food culture. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with my services, please send me a detailed e-mail describing the reason for your dissatisfaction within 10 working days of the class or tour. I will do everything possible to resolve the problem, and if necessary, will refund your purchase.
The cancellation policy for various services is as follows:
Tours which last less than 5 hours may be cancelled by phone using the phone number provided in your confirmation e-mail OR by e-mail up to 72 hours in advance, for a full refund. Within the 72-hour period, all reservations are final and non-refundable.
In the case of very inclement weather during/prior to a Walking Tour, all attempts will be made to find another date/time for your walk. If that is not possible, you will be refunded the full amount of the Walking Tour.
For services requiring minimum half-day slots (5 hours or more), cancellation is possible with a minimum of one week’s (7 days) notice and I will gladly refund you 80% of your payment. Within the 7-day period, all reservations are final and non-refundable.
Liability, Health, and Safety During Use of Services
Your use of the services, recipes, or suggestions found on this Web Site is entirely at your own risk. Paris is full of potholes, steep streets, dog poop, and all cities have a few motorbike thieves.
Any mishap, misstep, or theft during a Walking Tour is your responsibility. Please have your wits about you, and we will surely have a wonderful time! Please contact your insurance policy before ordering one of my services if you have doubts.
All work on this Web Site is the sole property of Allison Zinder, unless otherwise indicated just below, and all materials are copyrighted.
Allison’s profile photos on the Home, About, and Contact pages were taken by Stéphanie Pfeiffer. Several photos of Allison in a Parisian bouillon (History Tours and Study Abroad) were taken by Jennifer Wang.
The work on this Web Site includes photos, videos, recipes, stories, and any other materials, and are protected by both French and by international copyright infringement laws and intellectual property laws. Please do not in any way copy, use, publish, or distribute any of the materials on this Web Site without my permission. Any unauthorized use of materials on this Web Site may give rise to claims for damages and/or be a criminal offense. I would be thrilled for you to use my materials, but please contact me before you do!
French gastronomy | culture | history | art | educational experiences.
Based in Paris, France since 1995.