Privacy Policy for The Complete Savorist

Privacy Policy

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This privacy policy sets out how The Complete Savorist collects and protects any personally identifiable information we may gather when you visit https://thecompletesavorist.com. This policy refers only to this website, and does not cover any website you may visit by clicking on a link from The Complete Savorist.

Please Click here for the Terms and Conditions.

What information is collected and how will it be used. 

Submitted information: Information you submit to this website, such as your name and email address. This occurs when you leave a comment or subscribe to receive emails from The Complete Savorist. The name you use when leaving a comment is publicly visible. Your email address will not be visible to the public. In addition, you can chose to add an avatar or a profile picture, and share a link to your website. These will be visible to the public.

Automatically collected information: Certain information is automatically collected when you access this website. Your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website, and links clicked are currently gathered.

How we use cookies: A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order 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.

Third party service providers: We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share the information.

This website uses third-party service providers to manage various aspects of the website.  Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies, which can be found on their websites.

This website currently uses the following third-party services:

WP Recipe Maker Plug-In: Bootstrapped Ventures, the developer of WP Recipe Maker, does not have access to any of the data collected by the plugin. Comment ratings are enabled and we store the rating a user has given to a recipe along with the personal data WordPress core stores. When user ratings are enabled we store a WPRM_User_Voted_%recipe% cookie (with %recipe% the ID of the recipe) that contains the rating this user has given to a particular recipe. This cookie is used as one of the measures to prevent rating spam. When user ratings are enabled we store the IP address upon voting. This is used as another of the measures to prevent rating spam. WP Recipe maker cookies are stored for 30 days.

Mad Mimi: This websites email subscription service. The name and email address you use to sign up to receive email is stored for the purpose of sending future emails.  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.

Google Analytics: this service is used to track the usage of this website and provides information such as pageviews, referring websites, and time spent on the site. No personal information is collected.

Rafflecopter: This website occasionally host giveaways of products or services, and utilizes Rafflecopter to collect giveaway entries. When a Rafflecopter giveaway is entered by a logged in user, the IP address of the entrant will be logged and available for the giveaway administrator to view with the intentions of using this information to help moderate giveaway entries.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • We may use the information to improve our features.
  • We send emailsabout new recipes, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Advertising 

Advertising on The Complete Savoristis currently handled by third-party advertising provider Mediavine. This company uses aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Sponsored Posts: The Complete Savorist occasionally publishes posts that are paid for by various companies. Several of these companies require tracking codes that are applied to the site to track traffic track pageviews and other metrics for sponsored blog posts.  If a post is paid for, it will be disclosed as such at the beginning of the post along with a link to the company the post was produced for. Links within these posts may contain tracking pixels that track clicks on the links and additional information. Please refer to the individual companies listed within these posts for their current privacy policy.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways.

Opt-out: 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 at michelle@thecompletesavorist.com or simply clicking on “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email.

Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to michelle@thecompletesavorist.com

Amend: You may contact us at michelle@thecompletesavorist.com to amend or update your personal information.

Forget: In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to michelle@thecompletesavorist.com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions such as sending prizes to giveaway winners, or when required by law.

Sensitive Personal Information: At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Policy: This 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 michelle@thecompletesavorist.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. In the event that this website is sold or inherited in the future all personal information currently available to the Website will automatically be transferred to the new owner.

Last updated May 25, 2018

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