Privacy Policy For Our Site

This privacy policy is for this food-crafting.com website and governs the privacy of site visitors who choose to use it.

It explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).

Food-crafting.com Website Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is valid as of 8 May 2018. (Updated to reflect GDPR)

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email.

Food-crafting.com has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm and continuing commitment to the privacy of personal information provided by those visiting and interacting with this web site.

The privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us.  The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website. We recognize the importance of protecting your privacy and our policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site.

This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers’ needs.

What Information Do We Collect?

When you visit this web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.

Personal Information You Choose to Provide

Subscription Information

We do not currently have a newsletter.  However, you may subscribe to our news feed through Third Party sites.  We are not associated with these sites and do not know what information they collect.

Email Mailing List & Marketing Messages

We currently do not operate an email mailing list program, used to inform subscribers about products, services and/or news we supply/publish.

Subscribers to this website and any website users can subscribe to receive notifications of new posts through an online automated process where they have given their explicit permission.

Subscriber personal details are collected, processed, managed and stored in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ above.

Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time through an automated online service, which provides a link to unsubscribe in the email notifications that they receive.

Web Site Use Information

Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and web server log files to collect information about how our Web site is used.

Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site.

External Links

We endeavor to include quality, safe and relevant external links. However, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites, similar to this link describing the latest kitchen appliance on our wish list or the ad strip displaying another item destined to replace my vintage Oster® blender.

We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website, despite our best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?

Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, reviewing and promoting the products and services related to your interests, to monitor the use of the service, our marketing and promotional efforts and improve our content and product/recipe offerings, and customize our site’s content, layout, services and for other lawful purposes.

These uses improve our site and better tailor it to meet your needs.

Furthermore, such information may be shared with others on an aggregate basis. Personally identifiable information or business information will not be shared with parties except as required by law.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies.

Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

Browsers are usually set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you may alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function as effectively when viewed by the users.A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses.

How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?

As you visit and browse our Web site, the site uses cookies to differentiate you from other users. In some cases, we also use cookies to prevent you from having to log in more than is necessary for security.

Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Web site and which parts of the site are most popular.

This helps us gather feedback to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our clients.

Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not intentionally store any personal information that your browser provided to us in your cookies.

IP Addresses

IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as traffic data so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.

Sharing and Selling Information

We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the information that uniquely identify a visitor (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone.

Website Visitor Tracking

This website uses tracking software, including Google Analytics, to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the food-crafting.com website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

Consult your device’s help files if you wish to disable or delete these Cookies from your device.

We do not record any personal data (not your name, address, telephone number or email address) other than that voluntarily provided by you, e.g. as part of commenting on articles, a survey or when attempting to enter into a contractual relationship, such as if we introduce a membership scheme.

Recipe Printing

Any printable documents (such as recipes), files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available, users are advised to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.

We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.

What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights. We may also disclose account information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Service or to protect the safety of our users and the Public.

What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from our Web site or the information or content contained therein.

Often links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers and related resources to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web site.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Website to another web site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other web site, including web sites, which have a link on our Website, is subject to that Web site’s own rules and policies.

Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

By using our Web site you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with or without notice.

Our Commitment To Data Security:

Please note that your information will be stored and processed on our computers in the United States.

The laws on holding personal data in the United States may be less stringent than the laws of your Country of residence or citizenship.

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

When It Comes To Children…

Children are not eligible to use our services unsupervised and we ask that children (under the age of 14) do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.

Childrens Online Privacy Policy Protection Act ComplianceWe are in compliance with te requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Policy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are least 13 years old or older.”

Acquisition or Changes in Ownership

In the event that the web site (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of those assets that are transferred.

Policy Modifications

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If/when changes are made to this privacy policy, we will email users who have given us permission to do so. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically. However, please be assured that if the Privacy Policy changes in the future, we will not use the personal information you have submitted to us under this Privacy Policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, without your prior consent.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, this blog makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Our blog does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

.:: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this blog.

.:: Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to this blog and other sites on the Internet.

.:: Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – https://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

.:: How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners may include any combination of the following…….

  • Google Adsense
  • Sovrn (review the Sovrn Privacy Policy updated to reflect the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective May 25, 2018)
  • AWIN
  • Amazon
  • Various topically relevant affiliate sites
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    These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on this blog to send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

    We have no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. This blog’s privacy policy does not apply to the activities of such other advertisers or web sites. Nor can we control said activities.

    If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

    Shortened URLs

    URL shortening is a technique used on the web to shorten URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) to something substantially shorter.

    This technique is especially used in social media and looks similar to this (example: http://bit.ly/abcdef). Users should use sensible caution before clicking on shortened URL links and verify their authenticity before proceeding.

    Social Media Policy & Usage

    We adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure our business and our staff conduct themselves accordingly online. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms, users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles.

    We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

    Our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. Users use these social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page.

    You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.

    Resources & Further Information

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