WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
A Beautiful Plate collects as little information as possible from users looking to post comments and messages in the forum. We will collect a name (either real or alias), personal website, and e-mail address. This information is used solely for the purposes of updating users on approval and responses to the comments they leave.
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain A Beautiful Plate;
- To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize A Beautiful Plate for your account;
- 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.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on A Beautiful Plate.
If you would like to find out more about cookies you can visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.
Types of Cookies Used:
Google Analytics – We use Google Analytics to understand how the website is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is anonymous and IP addresses are automatically made anonymous by google analytics as it is implemented on A Beautiful Plate.
Google Remarketing — Google uses these cookies to show relevant adverts to users who have previously visited our website, as they browse other websites. You can opt-out from Google’s remarketing program, by changing your Google Ad Settings.
Facebook – Cookies and pixels are used to understand and deliver ads and make them more relevant to you. We may also use a cookie to learn whether someone who saw an ad on Facebook later visited our website.
Affiliate Marketing – A Beautiful plate 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.
A Beautiful Plate is a participant of RewardStyle and 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 and RewardStyle affiliate partners. As part of these programs, A Beautiful Plate will post customized links, provided by Amazon and RewardStyle, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
Newsletters – On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. 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 the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
At the bottom of every newsletter will be an easy way to opt-out. I hate SPAM as much as you and have no intention of filling up e-mail boxes with unwanted messages.
With Whom Information is Contact Information Shared
None of your contact information (Name, email address, website) will be shared with third parties. A Beautiful Plate may use your e-mail address in the future to contact you regarding the site if you have opted in to received communication however, an opt-out will always be provided. Your name and website may be displayed on the site if you post a comment on a blog post.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to email@example.com.
Amend – You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION:
The Website 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.