PRIVACY POLICY
The Grateful Girl Cooks, found at https://www.thegratefulgirlcooks.com (hereafter referred to the “Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”), which describes what information we may receive, and how it may be used.

At The Grateful Girl Cooks, the privacy of our visitors is very important to us, and we are committed to protecting it.  The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personal information we may receive through your use of this website, and to let you know how this information may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED? HOW IS IT USED?

Information You Voluntarily Submit To The Website

The Website collects as little information as possible from users. We may collect information you voluntarily submit ( such as your name or your e-mail address), when you comment on this Website, subscribe to newsletters, or submit a Contact Form.

Automatically Collected Information

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device you used to access this Website.  When you use this Website, we will log your IP address, browser type, referring website, operating system type, browser type, pages you viewed, any referring website,and the dates and times you accessed the Website. Information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked on, may also be collected.

Information We Collect From Others
The Website may receive information about you from other sources, if you have chosen to link your Facebook, Instagram and or Google accounts to your user profile. If your user profile is linked to Facebook, Instagram and or Google accounts, the Website may possibly receive your name, e-mail address and any profile picture associated with that account.

Cookies
We may receive and log information using cookies (small data files stored on your browser by the Website).  We may use both “session cookies” (which expire once you close your browser), and “persistent cookies”, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on our website.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To maintain and operate the Website
  • To identify you as a user of this Website
  • To send you promotional information, such as e-mail newsletters/blog updates. Each e-mail will provide you with information on how to opt-out of future mailings.
  • To send you communications from the administrator of website, such as policy updates, security alerts, confirmation e-mails, policy updates, or technical notices
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website
  • To respond to your inquiries or comments
  • To protect, deter, and investigate any unauthorized or illegal activity
  • Your name (and website, if provided) may be displayed on the site if you post a comment (your e-mail address will always be kept secure).

OPTING OUT
When we send out our newsletter (per your request) and have your email address on file, you may receive a copy of our newsletter.  At the bottom of every newsletter is an easy way to opt-out of future e-mails.  The owner of this Website hates SPAM messages as much as you, and has no intention of filling up e-mail boxes with unwanted messages.

THIRD PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.  Additionally, the Website may use third party service providers to service various parts of the Website. Each third party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The Website currently uses the following third party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks usage on the Website. It provides information on referring websites and tracks user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. Data retention for the Website will be for 26 months, then is automatically deleted. For more information please refer to their Privacy Policy at  https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Mailerlite – This service provider enables the Website to send e-mail updates when  newsletters or updates are published once you voluntarily submit your e-mail address. The Grateful Girl Cooks stores your email address for purposes of delivering this communication. You may always opt-out of any future e-mail communications by following the Unsubscribe link provided at the bottom of each e-mail.  You may also notify me at JB@thegratefulgirlcooks.com at any time, if you wish to be removed from the mailing list. MailerLite’s privacy policy can be found at https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy. 

Social Warfare – This service provider enables social media icons to be displayed on our Website for sharing purposes. Social Warfare does not track users for their site, but uses embedded icons from 3rd party providers such as Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+.
**For Facebook Sharing: We use a Facebook icon (widget) on our Website to allow you to see number of shares for our webpages. This widget may collect your IP address, your web browser, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with icon, including correlating your Facebook account when you share a webpage if you are logged in to Facebook. For information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update
**For Pinterest Sharing: We use a Pinterest Save icon (widget) on our Website to allow you to pin images to Pinterest from our webpages. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with Pinterest’s data privacy policy: https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

Contact Form 7
If you use the Contact form provided to contact the Website via email, your submission will be kept for customer service purposes for 30 days, and then will be deleted.  The information submitted by you not be used for marketing purposes.

Mediavine – used to serve advertisements on this Website. See below:

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:

  1. Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
  2. Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
  3. Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
  4. LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
  5. RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  6. District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
  7. YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
  8. The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
  9. Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
  10. AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
  11. OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
  12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  13. TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
  14. Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  15. Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
  16. GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
  17. Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.
  18. MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.
  19. RevContent – You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
  20. Centro, Inc. – You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.
  21. 33Across, Inc. – You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
  22. Conversant. LLC – You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.networkadvertising.org/.

At this time, your personal information is not being shared with any other third party applications. The Website may amend this list at any time at the Website’s sole discretion. Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute or reveal your e-mail address or other personal information without your consent; however we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through Website to third parties who acquire all or a part of our business, which may be a result of consolidation, a merger, a purchase of all or part of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought against us or by us.

ANONYMOUS DATA
Occasionally we may use Anonymous Data. This data does not identify you singularly, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for advertising, marketing, or other uses. An example of this anonymous data may include analytics or information received from cookies.

PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you choose to leave a comment on the Website, certain information may be visible to the public. Your e-mail address will never be made available publicly.  If commenting, other users may see your user name, an avatar, and a link to your website, if provided.

COOKIES
The Website uses cookies to store it’s visitor’s preferences, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, record user-specific information on which pages users visit or access, and to customize Website content based on a visitor’s browser type or additional information the visitor sends. Cookies may also be utilized by third party service providers (such as Google Analytics), as described herein.

*Please Note: Users of the Website may at any time prevent the setting of cookies by the Website, by using a corresponding setting on your internet browser, and by doing so, may permanently deny the setting of cookies. In addition, already set cookies may be deleted by an internet browser or software program(s) at any time.  This function is possible with all popular internet browsers. If a user deactivates the setting of cookies in their internet browser, this may result in all functions of the Website not functioning correctly.

ADVERTISING
Display Ads
We use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements and content when you visit the Website, which may may use cookies (as noted above), in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you.  To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice and to be fully informed of your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, the Website would encourage you to visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Occasionally, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third party companies (such as Facebook, Instagram or Google) in order to market the Website.  These companies use cookies to serve ads, based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

OUR NEWSLETTERS
On this Website, you may choose to voluntarily subscribe to our newsletter. Our newsletter will always include opt-out instructions, should you decide to stop receiving them.  All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in sent emails, and allows us to see if and.or when you open the email, and any links in the email you may click. The use of this tracking pixel also helps the Website to create more engaging newsletters, for the benefit of the user. This information is not passed on to third parties, other than the service provider (MailerLite) sending the emails on behalf of the Website.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
*This Website may contain links to other websites (recipe author attribution, additional information on a subject, etc.).  Once you use the links to leave our Website, please take note that we have no control over other websites.  We are not responsible for the protection/privacy of any information you may provide while visiting those websites.  Once you leave our Website to visit another site, those sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy.

REPUBLISHED CONTENT
The Website is not responsible for republished content from this blog that appear on other blogs or websites without permission.

COMMENTS
When visitors leave comments on the Website, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser, to help spam detection.
If you choose to comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. The reason for this is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
An anonymized string created from your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it.  The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.  After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-Out – You may opt-out of any future e-mail communications by following the UNSUBSCRIBE link at the bottom of each e-mail.  You may also notify me at JB@thegratefulgirlcooks.com to be removed from the mailing list.

Amend – You can contact me at JB@thegratefulgirlcooks.com to update or amend your personal information at any time.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to JB@thegratefulgirlcooks.com

Forget – In certain situations, you may request the Website to forget (or erase) your personal data.  Please submit a request to JB@thegratefulgirlcooks.com to do so.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or when required by law.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
Never submit sensitive personal information to the Website.  This would include such items as your social security number, information regarding your race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, health information, political opinions, trade/union memberships, criminal background, or anything you do not want people to have access to.  If you choose to submit such this type information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

INFORMATION REGARDING CHILDREN
The Website does not knowingly or intentionally collect any personal information from children under the age of 16.  If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information on a child under the age of 16 yeas in its database, please contact me immediately at JB@thegratefulgirlcooks.com.  I will attempt, using my best efforts, to promptly remove this information from our records.

CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have other questions related to this Privacy Policy, please contact me at any time at JB@thegratefulgirlcooks.com.
Privacy Policy last updated: June 9, 2020

DISCLOSURE POLICY
The content (Photography and Text) of The Grateful Girl Cooks is protected by U.S. Copyright laws.  © 2014-2020 The Grateful Girl Cooks

If you would like to feature or re-publish one of my recipes, photos, or any other part of my posts or pages, please contact me at: JB@thegratefulgirlcooks.com

If you are a blogger and would like to adapt one of my recipes, please remember to credit me and provide a link back to my website in your post.  In your post, please use your own photography and re-write the recipe in your own words.  Thank you.