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.
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).
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:
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 Yummly and Twitter.
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:
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.
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.
*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.
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.
The Website is not responsible for republished content from this blog that appear on other blogs or websites without permission.
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.
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
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.
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