First, we collect and store anonymous, aggregate information (such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, search engines, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and the number of clicks) from all visitors to the Site. You may search the Site for recipes and other information provided without ever submitting your name, email address or any other personally identifiable information. The anonymous information that we do collect from your visit is never linked to any of your personally identifiable information until you voluntarily submit that personal information, in which case some otherwise anonymous information may be connected to your website activity and – if you register on the Site – your personal account. Otherwise, the anonymous information is only used in the aggregate to analyze trends, administer the Site, diagnose any problems, track a visitor’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may provide this anonymous information in aggregate form to other parties or use it for our own insight or marketing purposes. In other words, our ability to use this information is not restricted in any way.
The Site also uses “cookies” and “image tags” to collect certain usage information from visitors to the Site. A “cookie” is a small text file that a website can place on your computer’s hard drive or on your mobile device’s memory in order to collect information about your activities on our website. An “image tag,” also known as a clear GIF or web beacon, works together with cookies and is a small image file that may be located in various areas of the Site. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you have the option to change your browser setting to decline them.
Accepting cookies in no way gives us access to your computer or any personal information about you since cookies are not used to identify anonymous website visitors. The Site’s cookies enable you to proceed smoothly through the Site and know whether you’ve used it before, so as to eliminate some steps that apply to new visitors. Cookies also give us usage data like how often you visit, where you go on the Site and what you do while here.
Similarly, a cookie may be placed by our third-party advertising companies. These companies may use aggregated statistics about your use of the Site and third party media in order to provide you with advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. The information they collect does not include your personal information.
The third-party advertising companies may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of ads. Any such information is anonymous. They may use this anonymous information about your visits to the Site and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. No personal information about you is collected during this process. The information is anonymous and does not link online actions to an identifiable person.
Through the Site, we partner with third-party advertising company Google to collect information about how users navigate the Site and we use many or all of their products to enhance your website experience. To learn more about how Google collects and manages information, or to opt out of Google’s collection of information about how you navigate our website, please go to https://goo.gl/B4C14r
Among the Google products we use is Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. For more information about Google Analytics and how it collects and processes data, please go to https://goo.gl/kMLC2c. To opt out of Google Analytics, please go to https://goo.gl/ELVZba.
Personally Identifiable Information
We don’t sell, rent, or share personally identifiable information to or with any third party. We will never give or sell your personally identifiable information to third parties to be used for the purposes of sending you unsolicited commercial offers, such as spam.
We will disclose personal information when required by law, or if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on us or to comply with the request of a law enforcement agency, (b) protect and defend our rights, or (c) protect the rights, property, and other interests of the Site’s users or others.
The Site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these other sites.
We take reasonable precautions to protect your personally identifiable information. However, given the nature of the Internet and the fact that network security measures are not perfect, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. If we are required to provide notice to you of a data security breach, the notice will be provided in electronic form.
Your Consent and Notification of Changes
Visitors of the Site have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving specific types of communications from us and our partners, such as e-mail, by not providing personally identifiable information at the point where the Site requests such information about you. In addition, you may unsubscribe or opt out of all future emails from us by clicking the unsubscribe link on any email marketing communication you may receive.
Updated August 23, 2017