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Privacy Policy

Your right to privacy is of the utmost importance to Sweet, Savory & Sassy and we are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Sweet, Savory & Sassy (“www.sweetsavoryandsassy.com”, “Website”, “we”, “us”, “our”) is governed by the following Privacy Policy (“the policy”).

This Privacy Policy details what information about you may be received, collected, and processed when you visit and use the Sweet, Savory & Sassy website as well as how that information may be used. This Privacy Policy only applies to this Website. This Website may contain links to other websites that are not governed by this policy. This Website may also contain third-party links to other websites that are not governed by this policy.

Sweet, Savory & Sassy retains the right to change this policy at any point in time to ensure that the Website remains in compliance with the law. To further protect your privacy on your own behalf, be sure to review this page from time to time to ensure that you’re aware of any changes to your right to privacy that occur due to policy updates.

Personal Information Collected and How It is Collected

Information Voluntarily Submitted to the Website

We may collect personal information from you such as your name and email address that you voluntarily submit to the Website when leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Your personal information may also be collected should you choose to create a user profile on the Website through a service called Gravatar. When you create a user profile through Gravatar, you will be able to create a username and a password. This Website will store your username, and Gravatar will encrypt and store your password; your password will not be visible to or accessible by the Website. You can review Gravatar’s Privacy Policy here.

Information That Is Automatically Collected

We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use, or navigate the Website. This information does not reveal your specific identity, but may include device and usage information such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system and browser type, referring websites, the pages and posts you view, website links that you click on while using the Website, and the dates and times when you accessed the Website.

Cookies

A cookies is a text file with small pieces of data that are stored on your computer when you visit a website. When the cookie is created, the data is labeled with an identifier that is unique to you and your computer. Cookies are used by websites to improve the tailoring of content and marketing that is served to you so that it is better suited to your needs and therefore improves your overall user experience when using a website.

We use cookies to store your preferences as well as track user-specific information such as what pages you visited and the type of browser you are using. This information helps us to ensure that you don’t see the same advertising repeatedly, that the Website displays properly on your view device, and that you have a tailored end user experience in general. Third-party services that the Website uses may also use cookies in this same manner.

There are two types of cookies that may be used on the Website or by third-party services to provide you with a better tailored viewing experience of Sweet, Savory & Sassy—session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary and have a built-in expiration when you close your browser; this means that when you close your browser, the session cookies are cleared by your browser automatically. Persistent cookies are a more permanent type of cookie because they can have an expiration that is set far off into the future (like 6 months or a year) or no expiration set at all. Persistent cookies that have a set expiration will be automatically removed by your browser upon expiration. Persistent cookies that do not have a set expiration will remain on your machine until they are manually deleted.

If you wish for cookies to not be used while visiting the Website, there are settings in your web browser that you can configure and web browser plugins that you can use to deny our use of cookies in whole or to set limitations on our use of cookies in relation to your viewing device. Any cookies already created prior to your reading of this Privacy Policy may easily be deleted at any time via your Internet browser or another software program. However, for users who deactivate the use of cookies, please keep in mind that our Website was designed to use cookies to help tailor and improve your experience when visiting the Website and that the deactivation of cookies may cause some functions of the Website to not render properly or be entirely unusable.

How Your Personal Information Collected May Be Used

We use personal information collected via the Website for a variety of business purposes. We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests with your consent and to ensure our compliance with any and all legal obligations.

Personal information that is voluntarily submitted and/or automatically collected may be used to:

  • Maintain the security and operation of the Website
  • Send you promotional information (like newsletters)
  • Send you administrative communication emails (such as confirmation emails, policy updates, and technical notices)
  • Respond to your comments or inquiries
  • Enforce our terms, conditions, and policies for business purposes
  • Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Investigate the data we hold in order to determine how to respond to legal requests, prevent harm, and deter illegal activity
  • Track and measure advertising on the Website
    Identify site usage trends, including data analysis to help us evaluate our Website in order to improve our Website, the content we deliver as well as your experience as a user when you visit the Website. (We may use and store this information in an aggregated and anonymized form so that it is not associated with individual end users and does not include personal information.

Sweet, Savory & Sassy will not use identifiable personal information without your consent.

Third-Party Use of Personal Information

We may share your personal information with third parties, if you authorize us to share your information.

Third parties that the Website may use include vendors, service providers, contractors, or agents who perform services for us on our behalf in order to construct, operate, and maintain various aspects of the Website. The use of your personal information by any third party is dictated by each third party’s respective privacy policy and all actions related to the use of your personal information by the third party is governed by the third party.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a service that tracks website usage through cookies and provides information to us on the actions taken by a Website user while they visit the Sweet, Savory & Sassy Website as well as the URL of the website that referred the user to Sweet, Savory & Sassy. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information will be captured by them. You can review Google Analytics’ Privacy Policy here.

MailerLite. MailerLite is an email service provider. We use MailerLite to send you our newsletters and deliver site updates via email. Your name and email address are stored by us through the MailerLite service for the purpose of sending you these communications. You can review MailerLite’s Privacy Policy here.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or share your email address or any other personal information without your consent.

Comments and Media

If you leave a comment on the Website, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. When visitors to the Website leave comments, we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address, and the browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you upload images to the Website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the Website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

If you opt to create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be visible to the public. Your email address will never be made public, but you will have an option to add an avatar, a description, and a link to your website as part of your user profile. When you leave a comment and it is approved, your comment and avatar will show up on the article publicly and your avatar will become a clickable element on the article that other users may click on to view your profile (username, avatar, profile description, and website information).

Third-Party Websites

The Website may contain advertisements from third parties that are not affiliated with us and which may link to other websites, online services, or mobile applications. We cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of the data you provide to any third parties. Any data collected by third parties is not covered by this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other websites, services, or applications that may be linked to or from the Website. You should review the policies of such third parties and contact them directly to respond to any questions you may have regarding their policies.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on this Website may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged into that website.

Anonymous Data

We may opt to use anonymous data (i.e., data that does not identify you alone or when combined with data from other parties). Examples of this anonymous data include analytics and information collected from cookies. We may provide this anonymous data to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

How Long We Retain Your Data

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting, or other legal requirements). No purpose in this policy will require us keeping your personal information for longer than the period of time in which users have an account with us.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize such information, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

How We Keep Your Information Safe

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Website is at your own risk. You should only access the Website within a secure environment.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this Website, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data that you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data that we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Opt-Out

You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe link in our emails. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purpose, to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Information of Children

We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using this Website, you represent that you are at least 18 years of age or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the Website. If we learn that personal information from users under 18 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we may have collected from children under the age of 18, please contact us at krystal@sweetsavoryandsassy.com.

Advertising

Display Ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies.

Retargeted Ads

The Website may engage in marketing efforts with third-party companies such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on a person’s past visits to the Website.

Affiliate Programs

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, by embedding tracking links into the Website. When you click on a link to an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your machine to track any sales for the purposes of commissions.

Sweet, Savory & Sassy is 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 linking to Amazon.com.

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases associated with my unique referral links to Amazon and products listed on Amazon’s website.

Newsletters

Through this Website you may subscribe to our newsletter. Based upon our discretion at any time, we may choose to use our newsletter for advertising purposes. All newsletters we send may use tracking pixels embedded in the emails to enable an analysis of the success rate of online marketing campaigns. If a newsletter email contains tracking pixels, we may be able to see if and when you open an email as well as any links within the email that you click. By tracking the success rate of our newsletters and which content from the newsletters that our users engage with, we are able to gather data that informs us on how to best adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of our audience. Any information gathered through tracking pixels in our newsletters will not be revealed to or shared with third parties.

This Privacy Policy is effective from June 22, 2021 and was last updated on August 18, 2021.

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