Privacy Policy

Privacy is important to me, I assume it is important to you as well.

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This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and last updated May 4, 2018. If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly here: judy@savoringtoday.com

I like nuts, so here it is in a nutshell:

Advertising

These tools measure the effect of our advertising, track visit details, and generate information we use to make our ads more relevant to you.

Display Ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the site, which may use cookies, as noted below. Advertisers occasionally use cookies to serve you relevant ads. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, Savoring Today may engage in re-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 someone’s past visits to the Website.

Affiliate Program Participation

Savoring Today may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Savoring Today 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 links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales. (See details about using cookies below.)

Analytics

These tools collect anonymous information about how visitors use our sites, and are used to improve our products, services, and the user experience. This collection of information about you and the device with which you access the Website includes but is not limited to: IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take, such as links clicked.

Support

These tools allow us to provide interactive services such as chat support, and customer feedback tools.

Newsletters and Online Courses

Subscribing to our email list or online courses allows us to send you newsletters and periodic updates about our recipes and products. These emails may be used for advertising purposes and all 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 Savoring Today to adapt the content of future newsletters or online courses to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to Savoring Today LLC. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, or anything else you wish to remain private. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

I also like to read ingredients, so here is the full privacy details:

This outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by savoringtoday.com and how it is used:

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address when subscribing to our newsletter/email updates or online courses. We may also collect address information to fulfill shipping orders on purchased products.

For example, you may voluntarily submit information to Savoring Today LLC by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, enrolling in an online course, or submitting a contact form.

Savoring Today LLC does not share personal information (such as name or email address) with third parties other than those used to collect such information for our email list/mail servers. Read the MailerLite privacy policy here: https://www.mailerlite.com/legal/privacy-policy

  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
  • Personal information provided for the express use of contests is provided to a third party (sponsors) only to ensure prizes can be delivered.
  • There may be third party advertisers and companies which utilize cookies to provide advertisements which may interest you. I have no control over cookies, which is not unique to my site, but is common across the internet.
  • Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

 You can prevent the use of cookies and turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. On savoringtoday.com you will find links to other sites, however, I have no control over the privacy policies of those sites.

Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources such as linked information to Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile. If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account. IF/When Savoring Today utilizes the Facebook commenting system and you choose to comment on a Website post, your profile picture will appear.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use Savoring Today sites, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take, such as links clicked.

Cookies and Web BeaconsSavoring Today sites uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Savoring Today has 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. Savoring Today’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

 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. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers.

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, the Savoring Today may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

Savoring Today currently uses the following third-party service providers:

MediaVine (https://www.mediavine.com/) – this advertising service help present advertisements on the website. These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, Javascript, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, this vendor may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data.

For information about opting out of Mediavine Ads and ad serving partners please visit http://networkadvertising.org

Amazon Affiliate Program: (http://affiliate-program.amazon.com) – within blog posts we use customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on Savoring Today. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. Please refer to Google privacy policy for further information.

Thrive Themes – this form generating service used to collect name and email address for purposes of direct communication through email only. This information is passed along (pushed) to our email delivery service provider. Please refer to ThriveThemes privacy policy for further information.

MadMimi – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to MadMimi’s privacy policy for further information.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at judy@savoringtoday.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to judy@savoringtoday.com.

Amend – You may contact us at judy@savoringtoday.com to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to judy@savoringtoday.com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

Savoring Today does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at judy@savoringtoday.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us at judy@savoringtoday.com.