Effective July 1, 2018
This Site is not intended for use by children under the age of 13 years old. We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 13. If we find out any personal information has been collected or received from anyone under age 13 without parental consent, the information will be deleted.
Personal Data We Collect About You
This Site collects personal identification information in numerous manners, including, but not limited too, User visits to our Site, User subscriptions to our newsletter, through User comments and feedback, User survey responses, search inquiries on our search feature, and by the User providing information when ordering any product, service or other resources offered through this Site.
We use any information collected to improve the overall User experience on this Site, to deliver the product, service or resource requested, and to provide the User with relevant offers, promotions, and information.
A cookie is identifier information made up of a string of letters and numbers. When you visit a website that collects cookies, the website sends a small packet of information to your computer. Your computer stores this data as a file in your web browser, if your browser’s preferences allow it. To protect your privacy, your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a User, but personal information that the Site stores about you may be linked to, stored in and obtained from cookies.
Information gathered may include the date and time of a User’s visit to the Site, pages viewed during the visit, time spent on the Site, and websites visited immediately before and after the visit to the Site, as well as the User’s IP address.
The Site reserves the right to use technical equivalents to cookies, including social media pixels, in compliance with the policies of said social media sites. Social media pixels allow social media sites to track visitors to outside websites so as to tailor advertising messages Users may see while visiting that social media website. The Site may from time to time participate in remarketing efforts with third parties such as Google, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram in order to market the Site or its products and services.
The Site doesn’t control the third-party tracking technologies or how they are used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or targeted content, please contact the provider directly.
If the User leaves 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.
If the User leaves a comment on the Site, the User may opt-in to save their name, email address and website in cookies. These are for the User’s convenience so that they do not have to fill in details again when leaving another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
Users that register on our website and set up a profile will have this registration information stored by the Site. A User can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see, edit and delete that information.
User comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We use Akismet anti-spam service. Users can find out more about how your comment data is processed here.
If a User uploads images to the Site, the User should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the Site can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the User has visited the other website.
Contact Forms and Email
This Site uses contact forms as a means of allowing Users to contact us directly via email at Vickie@summerkitchencreations.com. The information collected on the contact form may include the User’s name, website, topic, comment and IP address. The information collected is transmitted electronically to the Site’s web email address hosted by Hover. The information collected is used to respond directly to the User.
If you decide to contact the Site directly through email, we may retain the content of your email message, along with your email address and responses.
The Site may collect email addresses from the User who voluntarily provides their email to the Site. This may occur when a User uses the contact form, voluntarily emails the Site, signs up to receive the newsletter, a giveaway, or a promotion, or makes a purchase from the Site. The Site uses the email for the purpose it was provided to the Site and will from time-to-time send emails to the User regarding the Site and other products or services we believe may be of interest to the User.
The Site is committed to keeping your email address confidential. The Site will not sell, rent or lease its subscription list to third parties. The Site will not disclose your email address to any third parties except as provided for in this Disclosure of User Information, below.
The Site maintains the information the User sends via email in accordance with Federal law.
In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all emails sent from the Site will clearly indicate who the email is from, provide information on how to contact the Site and contain clear information on how to remove the User from the Site’s mailing list.
The Site’s emails provide Users with the option to opt-out of receiving emails from the Site and its partners by reading the unsubscribe instructions located at the bottom of any email they receive from the Site. Users who no longer want to receive communications, newsletters and promotional materials may opt-out by clicking the unsubscribe link in the email.
If you are in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section below regarding Additional Rights of EEA Residents.
Users may subscribe to newsletters or opt-in to receive a free promotional product on the Site. Users electing to opt-in to the newsletter or free promotional product may be sent newsletters that may be used for advertising purposes. These newsletters contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in the email to allow for analysis of online marketing campaigns. The pixels allow the Site to see if a User is opening an email and which links are being used. This information allows the Site to offer more personalized User content in future newsletters. This information is not shared with third parties.
The Site participates in affiliate marketing which is accomplished by embedding tracking links within the Site. If a User clicks on a link to an affiliate partnership, a cookie is placed on the User’s browser to track any sales for commission purposes.
How the We Use the Information Collected
The Site may use the information collected from the User in the following ways:
- to operate and maintain the Site;
- to send administrative communications such as administrative emails, policy updates and security alerts to the User;
- to send the User promotional information about additional services, products, and promotions offered by the Site or third party affiliates. Each email promotion will include opt-out information. If the User decides to purchase or take part in any third party services, products or promotions, the third party will receive the User’s information. The Site may be paid a commission by the third party affiliate for initiating the promotion with the User that opts to purchase or participate in the third party’s offer;
- to send newsletters;
- to respond to User comments and inquiries;
- to provide the User with support;
- to track and measure advertisements on the site;
- to display advertisements to the User that are tailored to the User’s personal characteristics, interest, and activities;
- to track and process payment for purchases made by the User on the Site; or
- to protect, investigate and deter unauthorized or illegal activity.
How Long We Retain Your Data
Disclosure of User Information
As a general policy, the Site does not sell, rent, lease or otherwise transfer any information collected, whether automatically or through the User’s voluntary action. The Site may, however, disclose the User’s personal information to its subsidiaries, affiliates and service providers for the purpose of providing services to the User.
Personal information may be disclosed to a third party, including a lawyer or collection agency, when necessary to enforce the terms of service or an agreement between the User and the Site.
The Site may disclose information to any successor in interest, whether by merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of the Site’s assets and/or business.
The Site may also disclose information when legally compelled to do so for the protection of the Site’s legal rights or when required by a court or governmental entity.
Protection of User Information
The Site uses commercially reasonable methods to protect the security of information automatically collected and provided to us. This includes standard security protocols and working only with reputable third parties. The Site uses software programs to monitor network traffic and to identify unauthorized attempts to access, change or otherwise damage the Site.
Email is not a recognized secure communications method. Users should not provide sensitive, private information such as account information, credit card, or other personal identification information, to the Site via email. However, doing so is allowed at the User’s own risk.
Additional Rights of European Economic Area (“EEA”) Residents
If the User is a resident of a country in the EEA, under the General Data Protection Regulation you have the rights, among others, to:
- access your personal data;
- ensure the accuracy of your personal data;
- have us delete your personal data;
- restrict further processing of your personal data; and
- complain to a supervisory authority in your country of residence in the event that data is misused.
If a User that is a resident in the EEA provides the Site with consent to process the Users’ personal data, the User has the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to you the Users withdraw of the consent.
If a User that is a resident in the EEA believes that our processing of the User’s personal information infringes data protection laws, the User has the right to lodge a legal complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. The User may do so in its EU member state of residents, its place of work or place of alleged infringement.
Please contact us at Vickie@summerkitchencreations.com to exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice.