What personal information do we collect and how is it used?
Information you voluntarily submit to the Blog: We may collect personal information from you such as your name, email address, and mailing address. For example, you may be asked to voluntarily submit PI when you leave a comment, submit a contact form, submit a survey, enter a giveaway, or sign up to receive recipe updates from the Blog. We may use this information to:
- Send administrative communications such as confirmation emails, policy updates, or security alerts;
- Send periodic email newsletters such as site and recipe updates;
- Respond to comments, inquiries or support requests;
- Deliver physical giveaways.
Automatically collected information:
Logs: Like most websites this Blog stores log files including information on accesses to the site such as IP address, type of browser, OS, hardware, geographical location, date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and pages visited on the Blog. We may use this information to:
- Protect against and deter unauthorized, abusive or illegal activity on this Blog;
- Speed up load times based on your location.
- Improve the performance of the Blog for various hardware, OS, and web browser configurations.
- Help us understand and remember your preferences based on previous or current site activity;
- Produce the type of content in which you are most interested;
We use Google Analytics to understand how the Blog is being used so that we can improve your user experience in the future. We also use Google’s Audience Demographics and Interests Reporting. You can opt-out of Google Analytics tracking here.
We never sell or trade PI to third-parties and any PI accessed, transferred or stored by third-parties, such as the ones listed above, is done so for the purpose of operating our website, sending email, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety. Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
How do we protect your information?
We use regular malware scanning to protect our website from potential threats. Since we never ask for or collect credit card numbers, we do not use vulnerability scanning to PCI standards.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Last Edited on 2018-05-15