Collection of Your Information
We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Website includes:
When you decide to engage in different activities associated with the Website, such as subscribing to newsletters, downloading content, or leaving comments, you may choose to provide us with personally identifiable information. This information includes details such as your name, address, email address, and telephone number, as well as demographic information like your age, gender, hometown, and interests. It is important to note that sharing this information is entirely voluntary.
While you are not obligated to provide any personal information, it’s essential to be aware that opting out may restrict your access to certain features of the Website.
Derivative Data refers to information that our servers automatically gather when you visit the Website. This includes details such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, access times, and the pages you have viewed immediately before and after accessing the Website.
Data from Contests, Giveaways, and Surveys
Personal and other information you may provide when entering contests or giveaways and/or responding to surveys.
Use of Your Information
Having accurate information about you enables us to provide you with a seamless, efficient, and personalized experience. Specifically, the information collected through the Website may be used for the following purposes:
- Administering sweepstakes, promotions, and contests.
- Compiling anonymous statistical data and conducting internal or third-party analysis.
- Delivering targeted advertising, coupons, newsletters, promotions, and other relevant information about the Website.
- Allowing comments on the Website.
- Sending you periodic digital newsletters or updates about the Website.
- Improving the efficiency and functionality of the Website.
- Monitoring and analyzing usage patterns and trends to enhance your experience.
- Notifying you of updates to the Website.
- Offering new products, services, and recommendations.
- Carrying out other necessary business activities.
- Requesting feedback and contacting you regarding your Website usage.
- Resolving disputes and troubleshooting issues.
We strive to utilize this information to enhance your interaction with the Website and provide you with valuable services.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:
By Law or to Protect Rights
In situations where we deem it necessary to respond to legal proceedings, investigate or address potential violations of our policies, or safeguard the rights, property, and safety of others, we may disclose information about you in accordance with applicable laws, rules, or regulations. This may involve sharing your information with other entities for the purposes of fraud prevention and minimizing privacy risks.
Third-Party Service Providers
We may engage third-party service providers to perform various services on our behalf, such as data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance. In such cases, we may share your information with these providers.
Subject to your consent, or an opportunity for you to withdraw your consent, we may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by applicable laws.
Please be aware that when you post comments, contributions, or other content on the Website, they may be publicly viewed by all users and could be distributed outside the Website indefinitely.
We use a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit the Website. This company may use information about your visits to the Website and other websites that are contained in web cookies to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
To provide you with specific products, services, or promotions that may be of interest to you, we may share your information with our trusted business partners.
Other Third Parties
We may share your information with advertisers and investors for general business analysis purposes. Additionally, in accordance with applicable laws, we may share your information with such third parties for marketing purposes.
Sale or Bankruptcy
Responsibility for Third-Party Actions:
We cannot be held responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data. We lack the authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. Should you no longer wish to receive communications from third parties, you are responsible for directly contacting those parties.
Please note that the revised version provided above is a paraphrased interpretation of the original text and should be reviewed for accuracy and legal implications.
Cookies, Web Beacons, and Tracking Pixels
To personalize the Website and enhance your browsing experience, we utilize tracking technologies such as cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and similar tools. It’s important to note that your personal information is not collected through these tracking technologies when you access the Website.
Most web browsers are typically set to accept cookies by default. While you have the option to remove or reject cookies, please be aware that doing so may impact the availability and functionality of the Website. Web beacons cannot be declined; however, you can render them ineffective by declining all cookies or adjusting your browser settings to receive notifications whenever a cookie is being sent. This way, you can choose to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.
Periodically, we may utilize tracking pixels to assess the effectiveness of the information or materials we share. For instance, if you subscribe to our newsletter, tracking pixels may be included for advertising purposes. These pixels are embedded in the emails we send and enable us to analyze the success of our online marketing campaigns. By using tracking pixels, we can determine if and when you open an email, as well as which links within the email you click. This information helps us tailor the content of future newsletters to better suit your interests. Rest assured that we do not share this information with third parties.
This Website is affiliated with Trellis VineMedia (“VineMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Website, and VineMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about VineMedia’s data usage, click the following link: https://www.mediavine.com/privacy-policy/
We have established partnerships with specific third-party vendors, such as Google Analytics, to enable tracking technologies and remarketing services on the Website. This involves the use of both first-party and third-party cookies. The purpose is to analyze and monitor users’ interactions with the Website, assess the popularity of certain content, and gain a better understanding of online activity trends.
By accessing the Website, you acknowledge and consent to the collection and utilization of your information by these third-party vendors. It is recommended that you review their privacy policies and directly contact them if you have any questions or concerns. Please note that we do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. However, if you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, you can visit the third-party vendor or review the Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.
Please be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings
As part of our services, we offer sponsored content where we receive compensation for tasks such as recipe development and product reviews. Sponsored content may include tracking pixels for analytical purposes. These pixels can be embedded in emails or blog posts, enabling us to assess the effectiveness of our online marketing campaigns. Through these tracking pixels, we can gather information such as the specific links you click, whether you open an email, and the links you interact with within the email. This data allows us to tailor future posts according to user interests. It’s important to note that this data may be shared with third parties.
The Website engages in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for one of our affiliate partners, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and providing links to products or services available from Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website may post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to the Amazon listing. This affiliate program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
Security of Your Information
To safeguard your personal information, we employ administrative, technical, and physical security measures. Although we have implemented reasonable precautions to protect the personal information you provide, it’s important to understand that no security measures are entirely flawless or invulnerable. Additionally, no method of data transmission can guarantee absolute protection against interception or misuse. Please be aware that any information disclosed online is susceptible to interception and unauthorized use by third parties. Therefore, we cannot assure complete security when you share personal information with us.
Rights Related To Your Personal Information
Opt-out: If you wish to stop receiving future email communications from us, you can easily unsubscribe by clicking on the provided unsubscribe links in our emails.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), individuals have certain rights concerning their personal data. We are committed to transparency and access controls to ensure that users can exercise these rights to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. The rights afforded to individuals include:
- Right of access: You have the right to be informed of and request access to the personal data we process about you.
- Right to rectification: You have the right to request correction or updating of your inaccurate or incomplete personal data.
- Right to erasure: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data.
- Right to restrict: You have the right to request the temporary or permanent cessation of processing all or some of your personal data.
- Right to object: You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data based on your specific situation. You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
- Right to data portability: You have the right to request a copy of your personal data in electronic format and the right to transmit that data to another service provider.
- Right not to be subject to automated decision-making: You have the right not to be subject to decisions based solely on automated processing, including profiling, that would significantly affect you legally or similarly.
To exercise these rights or seek further information, please contact us at [contact information]. We will provide instructions to verify your identity and guide you through the process. Please note that certain information may need to be retained for recordkeeping purposes, to complete transactions, or as required by law.
Sensitive Personal Information
Policy for Children
The Website is intended for individuals who are 18 years of age or older. Visitors under the age of 18 must obtain permission from their parent or guardian in order to access certain features of our Website. We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from individuals under the age of 18. Furthermore, we do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you become aware that we have inadvertently collected data from children under the age of 13, please contact us using the information provided on our Contact page.
Controls for Do-Not-Track Features
California Privacy Rights
Under the California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine the Light” law, California residents who are our users have the right to request and obtain, once a year and free of charge, information about the categories of personal information, if any, that we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year, as well as the names and addresses of all third parties with whom we shared personal information. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit a written request to us using the contact information provided below.
If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have provided your personal information to the Website, you have the right to request the removal of unwanted data that you publicly posted on the Website. To request the removal of such data, please contact us using the provided contact information and include sufficient details about the public post(s) along with a statement that you reside in California. While we will ensure that the data is not publicly displayed on the Website, please note that it may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems, and we cannot guarantee the removal of such data from any cached or archived versions of the Website.