Effective July 19, 2020
Personal Data Collection
This Site collects personally identifiable information, “Personal Information”, which is used to deliver content and improve the Site. While using this Site, for example, you may provide us with certain information that can be used to contact or identify you. Such Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Internet alias or username
- Email address
We also collect information from your browser whenever you visit our Site, collectively called “Log Data”. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, online identifier, browser type, browser version, device type, the pages of our Site that you visit, the products that you view, the website or search term that referred you to the Site, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on specific pages, and other statistics. We may also collect information about actions you take when using this Site, such as specific links clicked.
In addition to the Personal Information and Log Data detailed above, we will also collect other data that you provide voluntarily during your visits to this Site, collectively called “Voluntary Information”. Such information may include comments that you post, messages you send through our contact page, recipe ratings and reviews that you submit, and emails that you send to us directly.
A “cookie” is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this Site to provide you with a more personalized experience. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but Personal Data that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You may find more information about how to delete cookies from various browsers here. You may find information about blocking cookies, setting cookie preferences, and deleting cookies by following the below, browser-specific help pages.
- Internet Explorer
You should note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including this Site. If you do not allow cookies, some features on this Site may become unavailable to you and you may see the same newsletter/cookie pop-ups repeatedly.
Third-Party Service Providers
We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our Site. Google Analytics gathers information about website usage by means of cookies and web beacons (pixels) on this Site and many others. These tracking technologies collect your information and report site usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The information gathered relating to our Site is used to create reports about the use of plantpoweredcooking.com.
In addition to reporting site usage statistics, data collected by Google Analytics may also be used, together with some of their advertising cookies described below, to show you more relevant ads across the web and to measure interactions with ads you are shown.
- To opt out of analysis by Google Analytics on this Site and others, please visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
- Please note that we have elected to anonymize IP addresses in Google Analytics.
Google AdSense & Advertising Cookies
Please note that we include interest-based advertisements on this Site. In an effort to understand your interests, Google and other, future advertising partners may track your behavior on our website and on other websites across the Internet using advertising cookies and identifiers, including the DoubleClick DART cookie.
- Google’s Advertising Policy is available at: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads.
- You may opt out of personalized ads by visiting this link: https://adssettings.google.com/.
At this time, no additional Google Advertising Features are being utilized.
We use Mailchimp for delivery of email updates and newsletters. When you voluntarily submit your name and email address, your Personal Information is stored for purposes of delivering such communications. You may opt out of email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in any of our emails.
Jetpack Contact Form
Jetpack will sync the post and post meta data associated with your contact form submission. When Akismet is enabled, your contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. Your actual submission data is stored in the plantpoweredcooking.com database and is emailed directly to us. This email will include your IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message. If Akismet is enabled, your IP address and the user agent originally submitted with the comment are also synced, and are stored in post meta.
Your name, email address, and site URL (if provided via the comment form), the timestamp, and your IP address are collected if you post a comment. Additionally, a jetpack.wordpress.com IFrame receives the following data: WordPress.com blog ID attached to the site, ID of the post on which the comment is being submitted, commenter’s local user ID (if available), commenter’s local username (if available), commenter’s site URL (if available), MD5 hash of the commenter’s email address (if available), and the comment content. If Akismet (also owned by Automattic) is enabled on the site, the following information is sent to the service for the sole purpose of spam checking: commenter’s name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent.
If you leave a comment on our Site, your submission information is stored in cookies via Jetpack. You may also opt in to saving your name, email address, and website (if applicable) by clicking the appropriate check box during comment submission. The associated cookies are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.
Jetpack Repeat Visitors Counter
The Repeat Visitor block records page views by setting a cookie named “jp-visit-counter” in your browser, which is incremented on each visit. This cookie is stored only in your browser and is not recorded in Jetpack’s databases.
Jetpack Sharing Buttons
When official sharing buttons are active, each button loads content directly from its social media service in order to display the button, as well as information and tools for users. As a result, each service can in turn collect information about you when you attempt to share to one of these services. When a non-official Facebook or a Pinterest sharing button is active, information such as your IP address and the page URL will be available to each service, so sharing counts can be displayed next to the button. When sharing content via email (this option is only available if Akismet is active on the site), the following information is used: user’s name and email address (if the user is logged in, this information will be pulled directly from their account), IP address (for spam checking), user agent (for spam checking), and email body/content. This content will be sent to Akismet (also owned by Automattic) so that a spam check can be performed.
Jetpack Mobile Theme Preferences
A user’s preference regarding whether to view the mobile version of the Site is recorded. A cookie (akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not a site visitor wishes to view the mobile version. You may learn more about this cookie here: https://jetpack.com/support/cookies/#mobile-theme.
Jetpack Email Subscriptions
To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: user’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, Jetpack also collects some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data is used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam. Jetpack will set functionality cookies for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.
This Site is intended for users over the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18 (“children”). If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Information, please email us at [email protected]. We will make our best efforts to promptly remove such sensitive information from our records.
We may collect your name and email address through this Site, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you choose to sign up for our email newsletter, or if you subscribe to our blog updates. In addition to servicing these requests, we may also use your email address to answer your questions and/or respond to your comments. We will use your email address for the purposes for which you provided it to us. We may also, infrequently, send you important emails regarding this Site and its services. You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email.
Affiliate Program Participation
This Site may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links on our website. If you click on an affiliate partnership link, a cookie will be placed in your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
At this time, this Site does not engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market this website. If this changes, we will provide an update here.
Links To Other Websites
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Posts on this Site may occasionally include embedded content, such as videos, images, articles, etc. Content embedded on this Site from other websites, functions in the same way it would if you had visited the other website. For example, these other websites may collect data about you, use their cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content. In particular, they may monitor your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to their website.
From time to time, we may use anonymous or anonymized data. This data does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics information or information collected from cookies.
If you have left comments on this Site, you may request to receive an exported file of the Personal Data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You may also request that we erase any Personal Data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obligated to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
We also retain your name and email address indefinitely, in order to continue servicing emails you may have requested.
Additional Rights of EEA (European Economic Area) Residents
If you are a resident of a country in the EEA, you have the rights, among others, to:
- access your personal data
- ensure the accuracy of your personal data
- the right to have us delete your personal data
- the right to restrict further processing of your personal data, and
- the right to complain to a supervisory authority in your country of residence in the event that data is misused.
If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your residence, your place of work, or the place of the alleged infringement.
You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by emailing us at [email protected].
Compliance With Laws
We may share your Personal Data in order to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
The security of your Personal Data is extremely important to us. We have made reasonable efforts to safeguard your data, to explain how and by whom your data may be used, to seek your consent for cookies, and to provide information about how you may change your data privacy preferences. However, no method of data transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect the Personal Data shared with us through our Site, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. By continuing to use this Site, you acknowledge that your Personal Data could be accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that we are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through our Site without our knowledge or permission. Additionally, you release us from any and all claims arising out of, or related to the use of, such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.
Sale of Business or Assets
In the event that the Site or substantially all of its assets is sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, the information we have collected about you may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction.
Policy Last Updated
October 26, 2020