WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
The information we collect falls into two categories: (1) information you supply when you subscribe to receive emails, enter giveaways or leave comments on the website, and (2) tracking information collected as you navigate through our site.
WHAT DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION FOR?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
1. To personalize your experience
(your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
2. To improve our website
(we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
3. To improve our customer service
(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
4. To administer a promotion, contest, survey or other site feature
SIGNING UP TO RECEIVE EMAIL NEWSLETTERS:
Emails are sent 2 to 3 times per week with new recipes and posts, roundups and news from prettysimplesweet.com. If you subscribe to our email newsletters through our subscription box, you are consent to store and process your data in order to receive our newsletters. The email you provide is used only for email subscription communication purposes and never shared or distributed to third parties. Your email is stored with our subscription service provider who has certain levels of security to protect your personal data.
If you no longer wish to receive newsletters, please click the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of the newsletters you receive in your inbox or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know that you would like to be removed. You may also request to have your data entirely erased from our subscription service.
WHAT INFORMATION IS TRACKED?
Cookies: We may use “cookies” from time to time which is a feature of major browser applications that allows us to store information such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This may include only showing each visitor a popup once during our visit to the Website. We do not collect any personally identifiable information in cookies. We do not employ any mechanisms on our site to capture data other than cookies.You can turn off cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings or by managing these preferences in programs such as Norton Internet security or similar security programs, however doing so can affect how you are able to interact with our Website as well as other sites.
Your Browser Information: As with most sites, prettysimplesweet.com, may gather and store information such as IP addresses, MAC addresses, type of browser, ISP, how you arrived at our Website via referring and exit pages, your operating system, date and time of your visits and click stream data or how you navigate our Website. Tracking user navigation around the site allows us to analyze trends and demographic information about our entire base of users as a whole. This data is never linked to personal information.
Web Beacons are programing code that may be included on our Website or in email messages. We may use web beacons or similar technologies for the purposes of tracking how users are navigating our Website, count visitors, and monitor effectiveness of email campaigns (how many emails were actually opened, which links were clicked).
Cookies from Third Party Advertisers: We use third party advertising companies and advertising networks on our site. These Third-party companies collect information about your interests when you view or interact with one of their advertisements or the social sharing buttons on our site. Cookies and other technologies are used by these third parties to collect information about how you use the site. This information is gathered by the third parties to predict your interests or preferences in order to display relevant advertisements and promotional materials on our site as well as across the internet aligned with your apparent interests. Information about your device such as IP Address and MAC address may be used by these companies. They may use information about your visits to this website as well as other internet websites in order to serve advertisements that may be relevant to you (such as showing sports advertisements to someone who frequents sports websites). These companies do not collect information on your name, address, email address or telephone number.
- For more information about the practice of collecting cookies and to understand your choices to opt out and prevent the use of interest based advertising, please read more here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.
DO WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO OUTSIDE PARTIES?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who process information on our behalf and assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you (including prize fulfilment in a giveaway), so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may release your information only when we believe release is appropriate for compliance with the law, enforcing our site policies, or protecting ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
THIRD PARTY LINKS:
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer links to other websites including social sharing buttons, links, graphics or banners. 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. It is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to ensure you agree with their privacy policies. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT COMPLIANCE:
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. We care about protecting children’s privacy. We won’t knowingly allow anyone under 13 to provide personally identifying information. Children who are under 13 should not provide any information about themselves on the internet (including names, email addresses, and phone numbers).
prettysimplesweet.com maintains a variety of security measures, including using secured networks, to prevent loss, alteration or misuse of information that is collected on this Website. We make no assurances to you or any third party about our ability to prevent any loss, alteration or misuse of information resulting from a third parties loss, misuse, or alteration of information that is collected.
prettysimplesweet.com may use forms such as the comments form. Any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information. This information may be used, collected or read by other users on our site. Please use caution when disclosing your personal information.
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This policy was last modified on August 29th, 2018.