What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Any information we collect is used to enhance the experience of the user through:
- Learning more about what needs we can assist you with
- Learning how to best update our website to be more useful and user friendly
- Creating a more productive customer service response platform for our users
- Special promotions, surveys, contests, or other various website features
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
When you fill out one of the email subscription opt-in boxes, we will send you the email series you signed up for which consists of 1 to 5 emails. Following that, emails are sent 2 to 3 times per week with new recipes and posts, roundups and news from HeatherLucillesKitchen.com. If you subscribe to our email newsletters through our subscription box, you 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know that you would like to be removed. You may also request to have your data entirely erased from our subscription service.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
HeatherLucillesKitchen.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 programing code 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).
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 visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
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.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What third parties we receive data from
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties, your personal 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 others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
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. We therefore 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.
For visitors outside the United States
(COPPA) Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), 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 won’t 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).
HeatherLucillesKitchen.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.
This policy was last modified on August 2, 2020.