Should I ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT THIS WEBSITE COLLECTS AND WHY IT’S COLLECTED
- Site visitation tracking
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. This data is used to determine the number of people visiting my site, to better understand how they find and use my website.
- Comments on Posts
Should you choose to add a comment to any posts that have been published on plantbasedcooking.com, the name and email address you enter with your comment will be saved to this website’s database, along with your computer’s IP address and the time and date that you submitted the comment. This information is only used to identify you as a contributor to the comment section of the respective blog post and is not passed on to any of the third-party data processors detailed below. Only your name will be shown on the public-facing website although if the supplied email address is linked to a Gravatar account, your Gravatar photo will also be displayed.
Your comment and its associated personal data will remain on this site until either 1.) the comment is removed or 2.) the post is removed. Should you wish to have the comment and its associated personal data deleted, please email me at diane@plantbasedcooking using the email address that you commented with.
If you are under 13 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before posting a comment on my website.
NOTE: You should avoid entering personally identifiable information to the actual comment field of any blog post comments that you submit on this website.
- Contact Forms and Email Links
Should you choose to contact me using my email address, none of the data that you supply will be stored on this website or passed to or be processed by any of the third party data processors.
- Email Newsletter
If you choose to join my email newsletter, the email address that you submit will be forwarded to MailChimp who provides me with email marketing services. MailChimp is a third-party data processor. The email address that you submit will not be stored in this website’s database or in any of my internal computer systems.
I use your email to send you updates, articles, recipes and possibly promotions and will not sell, rent, or disclose your email address to third parties.
Your email address will remain within MailChimp’s database for as long as I continue to use MailChimp’s services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that I send you or by requesting removal via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to me using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.
If you are under 13 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining my email newsletter.
While your email address remains within the MailChimp database, you will receive periodic (approximately one per week) newsletter-style emails from me.
HOW YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS STORED
As detailed above, if you submit a comment to a blog post published on this website some personal information will be stored in this website’s database. This is currently the only occasion where personal data will be stored on this website. This data is currently stored in an identifiable fashion; a limitation of the content management system that this website is built on (WordPress).
THIRD-PARTY DATA PROCESSORS
I use third parties to process personal data on my behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with GDPR legislation. All 4 of these third parties are based in the USA and are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.
I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online.
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve my website to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
MEDIAVINE PROGRAMMATIC ADVERTISING
This 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:
CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.
I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or are required by law to do so. I may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which I think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact me at email@example.com.
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Owner, Plant-Based Cooking, LL, and plantbasedcooking.com