No Use for Children
Our Website and any offerings or services on it are not intended for anyone under 13 years of age or anyone considered a child under their country’s laws. If you are under 13, you may not use or provide any information on this Website, use any of its features, register for an account, make any purchases, use any of the interactive or public comment/community features, or provide any information about yourself to us.
If we learn that we have received personal information from a child without validated parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at HealthyRecipesBlog (at) gmail.com.
Personal Information We Collect and Use
The information we collect may include:
Personal Data: Personal Data is information that can be used to identify you specifically, including your name and email address. You consent to give us this information by providing it to us voluntarily on our Website or any mobile application. You provide some of this information when you register with our Website. You may also provide this information by participating in various activities associated with our site, including interacting with any community features or providing user-generated content (such as leaving comments), contacting us with questions, or participating in any group or community activity. Your decision to disclose this data is entirely voluntary.
Derivative Data: Derivative data is information that our servers automatically collect about you when you access our Website, such as your IP address, browser type, the dates and times that you access our Website, and the specific pages you view. If you are using a mobile application, our servers may collect information about your device name and type, your phone number, your country of origin, and other interactions with our application or service.
Social Networking Data: We may access personal information from social networking sites and apps, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, TikTok, or other social networking sites or apps not named specifically here, which may include your name, your social network username, location, email address, age, gender, profile picture, and any other public information linked to those accounts. If you do not want us to access this information, please go to the specific social networking site and change your relevant privacy settings.
Mobile Device Data: If you use our Website via a mobile device or app, we may collect information about your mobile device, including device ID, model and manufacturer, and location information.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website. For more information, please visit allaboutcookies.org. You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser.
How We Use Your Information
Your personal information allows us to offer you certain products and services, including the use of our Website; to fulfill our obligations to you; to customize your interaction with our company and our Website; and to allow us to suggest other products and services we think might interest you. We generally store your data and transmit it to a third party for processing. However, to the extent we process your data, we do so to serve our legitimate business interests (such as providing you with the opportunity to purchase our goods or services and interact with our Website).
Specifically, we may use the information and data described above to:
- Create and administer your account
- Deliver any products or services purchased by you to you
- Correspond with you
- Process payments or refunds
- Contact you about new offerings that we think you will be interested in
- Interact with you via social media
- Send you a newsletter or other updates about our company or Website
- Deliver targeted advertising
- Request feedback from you
- Notify you of updates to our product and service offerings
- Resolve disputes and troubleshoot any problems
- Administer contests or giveaways
- Generate a profile that is personalized to you, so that future interactions with our Website will be more personal
- Compile anonymous statistical data for our own use or for a third party’s use
- Assist law enforcement as necessary
- Prevent fraudulent activity on our Website or mobile app
- Analyze trends to improve our Website and offerings
Why We Disclose Your Information
The following are specific reasons why we may share your information.
Third-Party Processing: We may disclose your information to third parties who assist us with various tasks, including technical support by Nerdpress (nerdpress.net/privacy-policy/), payment processing, hosting services, email delivery (by Feedblitz.com), and customer service.
By Law: We may share your data as required by law or to respond to legal processes, including a subpoena, or as necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of others. This includes sharing information with other parties to prevent or address fraud and avoid credit risks.
To Protect our Company: We may use your information to protect our company, including investigating and remedying any violations of our rights or policies. We may also disclose your information as reasonably necessary to acquire and maintain insurance coverage, manage risks, obtain financial or legal advice, or exercise or defend against legal claims.
Other Third Parties: We may share information with advertisers, our investors, or other third parties for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. If we do so, we will make reasonable efforts to inform you if required by law.
Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to store information about how visitors use our Website so that we may make improvements and give visitors a better user experience. Google Analytics is a third-party information storage system that records information about the pages you visit, the length of time you were on specific pages and the website in general, how you arrived at the site, and what you clicked on when you were there. These cookies do not store any personal information about you e.g. name, address, etc. and we do not share the data. Here's more info on how Google Analytics handles data and privacy. You may opt out of Google Analytics via Google Analytics opt-out.
Recipe Maker: We use this service, among other things, to enable user ratings of our recipes. Recipe Maker has provided us with the following information:
Cookies: 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.
IP Address: When user ratings are enabled we store the IP address upon voting. This is used as one of the measures to prevent rating spam.
How long we retain your data: Our cookies are stored for 30 days. User-submitted data is stored indefinitely in the local database.
Recipe Maker also tracks analytics about the actions users take on the Recipe Card, including but not limited to using the "Jump to Recipe" button, printing a recipe, rating a recipe, sharing a recipe, and adjusting the serving size. This information helps us improve our recipe card and make it as helpful to users as possible. The information we collect includes users' IP addresses and browser data but not personal data such as a name or an email address.
Cloudflare: Cloudflare is a performance and security service that this Site uses. Cloudflare processes your interactions with the Site. This information is processed whenever you access this Site. The information processed may include but is not limited to IP addresses, traffic routing data, system configuration information, and other information about traffic to and from the site. To learn more, visit cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/.
Slickstream: The Site includes search functionality, provided by CafeMedia.com, called Slickstream. To learn more about Slickstream, you can visit Slickstream.com. Slickstream collects data regarding the pages you have visited within the Site, to provide you with search results, content recommendations, and ads.
In addition, you may be asked to voluntarily provide your email address and other personal information as part of your use of the Slickstream search functionality. Cafe Media uses the data collected via Slickstream to provide the Slickstream service and advertising. You can opt out of the use of your information for such purposes by contacting email@example.com.
Logtivity: Logtivity is a tool that tracks activity and errors on the Site. It's helpful for the Site's security. If you interact with the Site, the tool will log your username and IP address. This generally applies only to users who register on the Site and leave a comment. You can read more at logtivity.io.
Newsletter: You may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes such as serving you targeted advertising. In addition, 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. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user.
If you have consented to receive marketing by subscribing to our blog, we will send you information about new blog posts, or other emails and newsletters which may be of interest to you. You may opt out at any point as set out below. You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. To opt out, please email HealthyRecipesBlog (at) gmail.com, or use the "Unsubscribe" link on any email you receive from us.
VDL, LLC does not sell user information. However, if we decide to sell all or part of this Website in the future, your Personal Information will be included as part of the assets made available to the new owner.
Interaction with Others: If you interact with others on our Website or mobile app, such as participating in a group chat, group video, program, or online course, other users may have access to some of your data, including your name, image, likeness, profile picture, and your history of interaction with our Website, such as prior comments or posts. Your participation in any such interaction or recording is your consent to that recording and a release of all moral rights to the recording or interaction.
User-Generated Content: If you submit user-generated content including any comments, reviews, or posts online, that content may be viewed by others, and we may distribute that content outside the Website for any purpose.
External Links: Our Website may include links to other Websites not controlled by us. We do not regularly monitor the websites of third parties and are not responsible for any content on the sites or any damages you suffer by using these links. We are not bound by the privacy policies of any third-party website that you access by a link, and they are not bound by ours. We encourage you to read the policies of those third-party websites before interacting with them or making purchases as they may collect different information via different methods than us.
Other Purposes: We may disclose your personal data as necessary to comply with any legal obligation or to protect your interests, or the vital interests of others or our company.
When you give us personal information, we take steps to make sure that it’s treated securely. Our Website is encrypted and protected with the following software: DV SSLs from Let's Encrypt. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will typically appear on web browsers.
Non-sensitive details such as your email address are sent normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
This website is operated in the United States and the third parties with whom we might share your personal information as explained above are also located in the United States or other countries located outside the EU. If you are located in the EEA or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide will be transferred to the United States. By using this website, participating in any of its services and/or providing your information, you consent to this transfer.
These countries do not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. While the European Commission has not given a formal decision that such countries provide an adequate level of data protection similar to those which apply in the United Kingdom and EEA, any transfer of your personal information will be subject to the derogation in Article 49 permitting non-repetitive transfers that concern only a limited number of data subjects, as permitted by Article 49 of the General Data Protection Regulation that is designed to help safeguard your privacy rights and give you remedies in the unlikely event of a misuse of your personal information.
We will hold the personal data that you voluntarily gave to us, such as name and email for marketing purposes, for as long as you wish to continue receiving emails from us. With each email you receive from us, you will have the opportunity to opt-out by unsubscribing or to email us and ask us to remove your email from our database. As for information collected by Google Analytics, we have set our user data retention period to the shortest offered, which is 14 months on Universal Analytics and 2 months on Google Analytics 4.
If you would like further information, see “How to Contact Us” below or email us at HealthyRecipesBlog (at) gmail.com. We will not otherwise transfer your personal data outside of the EEA or to any organization (or subordinate bodies) governed by public international law or which is set up under any agreement between two or more countries.
If you are covered by the General Data Protection Regulation, you have a number of rights, including the rights to:
- Fair processing of information and transparency over how we use your personal information.
- Correcting any mistakes in your information that we hold.
- Erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations.
- Receiving the personal information concerning you that you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and the right to transmit that data to a third party in certain situations.
- Objecting at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing.
- Objecting to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you.
- Objecting in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information and restricting our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
You may also have the right to claim compensation for damages caused by our breach of any data protection laws.
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation, available at: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/.
If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:
- Email us at HealthyRecipesBlog (at) gmail.com.
- Provide us enough information to identify you (e.g., name, e-mail address).
- Provide us proof of your identity.
- Provide us with the information to which your request relates, including any account, order or reference numbers, if you have them.
California Users’ Rights Under the CCPA
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) took effect on January 1, 2020, and provides California consumers with certain rights regarding their personal information.
The section “Personal Information We Collect and Use” explains the specific details of personal information that we collect. The CCPA also requires listing categories of personal information collected. As defined by the CCPA, we collect, or have collected in the past 12 months, the following categories of personal information:
- Identifiers (such as name, email address, postal address, phone number, IP address)
- Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute [Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)] such as name, contact information, employment
- Commercial information (such as transaction information, purchase history, payment information)
- Internet or other electronic network activity information (such as browsing history, search history, online behavior)
Personal information, as defined by the CCPA, does not include publicly available information from government records and de-identified or aggregated consumer information.
We use and disclose the categories of personal information we collect from and about you consistent with the business purposes discussed in the section “How We Use the Information.”
The CCPA also sets forth obligations for businesses that “sell” personal information to third parties. We do not “sell” personal information and have not sold any personal information in the past 12 months. However, we recognize that exchanging your information to other providers for something of value may be considered “selling” under the CCPA’s definition and want to err on the side of transparency.
If you are a California resident, you may have the following consumer rights under the CCPA:
- Right to request deletion of personal information. You have the right to request the deletion of your personal information we have collected from you, subject to certain conditions and limitations under the law.
- Right to Opt Out of the sale of personal information. The CCPA provides consumers with the right to opt out of the sale of their personal information. We do not share, sell, rent, or trade User Personal Information with third parties for their commercial purposes as defined under the CCPA.
- Right to non-discrimination for exercising a consumer privacy right. We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under the CCPA.
To exercise any of your rights as set out above, please contact us at HealthyRecipesBlog (at) gmail.com. You will be required to verify your identity before we are able to fulfill your request. You can designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. To do so, you will need to provide a written authorization or power of attorney signed by you for the agent to act on your behalf. You will still need to verify your identity with us. Note that consumers may only make a personal information request twice in a 12-month period under the CCPA. We will work to respond to your verifiable request within 45 days of receipt. Certain information may be exempt from requests under applicable law.
Do Not Track Signals: Pursuant to California law, we hereby disclose that we do not currently honor Do Not Track signals issued by browsers or other third-party sources.
Nevada Users’ Rights
Residents of the State of Nevada have the right to opt out of the sale of certain pieces of their personal information to third parties who will sell or license their information to others. If you are a Nevada resident and would like to make such a request, please contact HealthyRecipesBlog (at) gmail.com with your request.
Privacy Concerns, Contacting Us, Complaints
You can contact HealthyRecipesBlog (at) gmail.com with any questions or requests about these policies or your personal data.
Legal Disclosures of Personal Information
We may process, store, and disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to 1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us; 2) protect and defend our rights or property; or 3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the site.
We comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 and, as part of the compliance process, we may be required to disclose whatever information we have for you to a copyright holder who has submitted a complaint to us.
Law and Jurisdiction
This policy became effective on April 5th, 2011, and was last updated on May 10th, 2023.
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