Updated September 25, 2018
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
The information we collect falls into two categories: (1) information you supply when you subscribe to receive emails, enter giveaways, or leave comments on the website, and (2) tracking information collected as you navigate through our site.
When registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address or website. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
WHAT DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION FOR?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To personalize your experience
(your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
- To improve our website
(we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
- To improve our customer service
(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
- To administer a promotion, contest, survey, or other site feature
SIGNING UP TO RECEIVE EMAIL NEWSLETTERS:
Emails are sent 2 to 3 times per week with new recipes and posts, roundups, and news from TXFoodie.com. If you subscribe to our email newsletters through our subscription box, you are giving consent to store and process your data in order to receive our newsletters. The email you provide is used only for email subscription communication purposes and never shared or distributed to third parties. Your email is stored with our subscription service provider who has certain levels of security to protect your personal data.
To change your subscription preferences, click the “preferences” button that is included with the email you receive from us and then follow the steps in the email that you receive once you click the “preferences” button. We track how readers engage, interact, and click through our newsletters. If you wish to disable view and click tracking, you may do so by clicking the “preferences” button as well.
If you no longer wish to receive newsletters, please click the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of the newsletters you receive in your inbox or email: connect AT txfoodie DOT com and let us know that you would like to be removed. You may also request to have your data entirely erased from our subscription service.
WHAT INFORMATION IS TRACKED?
Cookies: We may use “cookies” from time to time which is a feature of major browser applications that allows us to store information such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This may include only showing each visitor a pop-up once during our visit to the website. We do not collect any personally identifiable information in cookies. We do not employ any mechanisms on our site to capture data other than cookies. You can turn off cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings or by managing these preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security or similar security programs. However, doing so can affect how you are able to interact with our website as well as other sites.
Your Browser Information: As with most sites, TXFoodie.com, may gather and store information such as IP addresses, MAC addresses, type of browser, ISP, how you arrived at our Website via referring and exit pages, your operating system, date and time of your visits, and click stream data or how you navigate our website. Tracking user navigation around the site allows us to analyze trends and demographic information about our entire base of users as a whole. This data is never linked to personal information.
Web Beacons are programming codes that may be included on our website or in email messages. We may use web beacons or similar technologies for the purposes of tracking how users are navigating our website, count visitors, and monitor effectiveness of email campaigns (how many emails were actually opened, which links were clicked, etc.).
Cookies from Third Party Advertisers: 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. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information 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 can, however, obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our Site. Some features of the Site may cease to be available to you.
We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
Affiliate Program Participation
TX Foodie 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 Site 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.
DO WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO OUTSIDE PARTIES?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who process information on our behalf and assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you (including prize fulfillment in a giveaway), so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may release your information only when we believe release is appropriate for compliance with the law, enforcing our site policies, or protecting ours or other’s rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
THIRD PARTY LINKS:
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer links to other websites including social sharing buttons, links, graphics, or banners. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. Therefore, we have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. It is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to ensure you agree with their privacy policies. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT COMPLIANCE:
We are following the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) as we do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products, and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. We care about protecting children’s privacy. We will not knowingly allow anyone under 13 to provide personally identifying information. Children who are under 13 should not provide any information about themselves on the internet (including names, email addresses, and phone numbers).
TXFoodie.com maintains a variety of security measures, including using secured networks, to prevent loss, alteration, or misuse of information that is collected on this website. We make no assurances to you or any third party about our ability to prevent any loss, alteration, or misuse of information resulting from a third parties’ loss, misuse, or alteration of information that is collected.
TX Foodie may use forms such as the comments form. Any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information. This information may be used, collected, or read by other users on our site. Please use caution when disclosing your personal information.
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This policy was last modified on August 1, 2018