HOW IS THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT USED?
Information you Submit to the Website: Information such as your name and address and email address which you might voluntarily submit by placing a merchandise order or leaving a comment, subscribing to receive email updates and / or submitting a contact form all fall into this category. We will keep the information you submit but your password is not visible in our records.
Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources such as Facebook, Instagram etc. if your user profile is linked to these or other networks. If you choose to link your social media account(s) to your user profile we will receive your name, email address and profile photo associated with that/those account(s). When comments are open, the website utilizes the Facebook commenting system so if you choose to comment on a post using that facility or any other such as your Google email account, your profile picture will appear.
Automatically-Collected Information: Some information is automatically collected such as when you use visit this website. We will log your IP address, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, the dates and times when you visited the website, links clicked and your currently operating system.
Cookies: Cookies are small data files stored on your browser. We may use both session cookies which expire when you close your browser and persistent cookies which remain on your browser until you delete them. This is done to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.
8 WAYS YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
- To operate and maintain the Website.
- To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account;
- To send you requested information such as recipe and promotional newsletters. Each email sent will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts.
- To respond to your comments or inquiries you place.
- To provide user support.
- To track and measure advertising on the Website.
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will only share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information. The following third party list may be amended from time to time and is at our sole discretion.
We may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
We currently use the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – this service is used to better understand which recipes and other information are of most interest to people who visit the Website so that we can better plan what goes on it and how we promote it. Google Analytics tracks website usage and provides us with information such as referring websites and user actions on the site. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent, however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. A good example of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. In order to create a user profile, you must choose a username and password and input your email address for profile confirmation. Your email address will never be available publicly. You may also opt to add an avatar, a profile picture, and a link to your website.
You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.
Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information but nothing else.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by this Website by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser. Note that this may permanently deny the setting of cookies. If users deactivate the setting of cookies in their Internet browser, some functions of our Website may be entirely usable. Already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers.
Facebook: You can opt-out of Facebook remarketing here
Google: You can opt-out of Google remarketing here
Affiliate Program Participation
This Website uses affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the site. We are a participant in Amazon’s affiliate program and may join others in future. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership such as Amazon, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. Customized links, provided by Amazon track the referrals to from our site to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
You may wish to subscribe to our newsletter, which in addition to sending out recipes and event information may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. This is valuable information as it allows the us to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This information is for our use only and will not be passed on to third parties.
YOUR RIGHT TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected].
Amend – You may amend your personal information by contacting us at [email protected]
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to [email protected].
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at [email protected] and we will promptly remove such information from our records.