Last Updated July 25, 2020
SAFETY & PROTECTION OF THE WEBSITE AND ITS USERS
In order to protect the website content and its users, our website has the right to terminate relationships with those that violate the following terms and conditions:
- use of offensive language in posts or comments on the website or on any form of social media will not be tolerated.
- use of discriminatory/derogatory speech directed at others in posts or comments both on the website and on all forms of social media will not be tolerated.
- Respect and proper use of the website’s copyrighted content including posts, recipes, and images when reposting and sharing on all forms of social media and use of comments.
COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may collect information about you in a variety of ways on this website. The information we may collect include:
Personal Data: Personally identifiable information, such as your name, email address, and telephone number, and demographic information, such as your age, gender, hometown, and interests, that you voluntarily give to us when you interact with our website, or, when you choose to participate in various activities related to the website, such as online chat, and comments.. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, however, your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the website.
Derivative Data: Information our servers automatically collect when you access our website, such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing this website.
Facebook Permissions: Our website may by default access your Facebook basic account information, including your name, email, gender, birthday, current city, and profile picture URL, as well as other information that you choose to make public. We may also request access to other permissions related to your account, such as friends, check ins, and likes, and you may choose to grant or deny us access to each individual permission. For more information regarding Facebook permissions, refer to the Facebook Permissions Reference page.
Data From Social Networks: User information from social networking sites, such as (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter), including your name, your social network username, location, gender, birth date, email address, profile picture, and public data for contacts, if you connect your account to such social networks.
Mobile Device Data: Device information, such as your mobile device ID, model, and manufacturer, and information about the location of your device, if you access our website from a mobile device.
Third-Party Data: Information from third parties, such as personal information or network friends, if you connect your account to the third party and grant this website permission to access this information.
Data From Contests, Giveaways, and Surveys: Personal and other information you may provide when entering contests or giveaways and/or responding to surveys.
USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
Having accurate information about you allows us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about you via our website to:
- Administer sweepstakes, promotions, and contests.
- Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally or with third parties.
- Deliver targeted advertising, coupons, newsletters, and other information regarding promotions and the website to you.
- Enable user-to-user communications.
- Increase the efficiency and operation of the website.
- Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with our website.
- Notify you of updates to the website.
- Offer new products, services, and/or recommendations to you.
- Perform other business activities as needed.
- Prevent and monitor against theft, and protect against criminal activity.
- Request feedback and contact you about your use of the website [and our mobile application] .
- Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.
- Send you a newsletter.
- Solicit support for the website.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:
By Law or to Protect Rights
If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection.
Third-Party Service Providers
We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.
With your consent, or with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent, we may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.
Interactions with Other Users
If you interact with other users of the website those users may see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity, including sending invitations to other users, chatting with other users, liking posts, following blogs.
When you post comments, contributions or other content to our website your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the website in perpetuity.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the website. These companies may use information about your visits to our website and other websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
Social Media Contacts
If you connect to the website through a social network, your contacts on the social network will see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity.
Other Third Parties
We may share your information with advertisers and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. We may also share your information with such third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.
Cookies and Web Beacons
You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.
POLICY FOR CHILDREN
We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the contact information provided below.
CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES
OPTIONS REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION
Emails and Communications
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by:
- Logging into your account settings and updating your preferences.
- Contacting us using the contact information provided below
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.
If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Site [or our mobile application], you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Site [or our mobile application]. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Site [or our mobile application], but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.