Views and opinions expressed on Flavour and Savour are those of the blogger and are just that, views and opinions. They are from the personal experience of the blogger at flavourandsavour.com. I’m not a professional cook or nutrition expert and I do not offer any kind of professional advice. Following any advice provided on this Website is at your own risk. Under no circumstances will I be held liable for any loss or damage arising from the use of this Website. No warranty implied. I make no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of any information found on this Website, including the information contained in the outbound links (websites) I direct you to. Users/readers should verify any information regarding products and services themselves should they wish.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Information you Voluntarily Provide
We collect personal information when you submit your name, email address and any other information to us on this Website. Examples include:
- When you subscribe to our newsletter
- When you e-mail us
- When you comment on this site
- When you fill out a contact form on this site
Information We Collect From Others
We may receive information about you from other sources. For instance, if you use a third party service provider through the site, they may transfer information to us for fulfillment.
Automatically Collected Information
Like many websites, flavourandsavour.com uses information from log data which may include information such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of a visitor’s computer, as well as the browser type, browser version, the pages of this site that have been viewed by the visitor, the time and date of the visit, the time spent on those pagers and other statistics. While this data is used to track visitors’ behavior, it is not linked to any information that allows this Website to personally identify the visitor.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you decline cookies in your browser, please note, this may result in all functions on this website not working properly. For more information about cookies, you can visit https://www.aboutcookies.org/.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
To operate and maintain the Website.
To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each e-mail 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.
We also may use your information to manage our business or perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
Please note, we use both personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information, and combinations of both types, as described above.
SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. We do not authorize them to use or disclose your personal information except in connection with providing their services. These service providers may have access to your personal information or other information in order to provide these functions. In addition, some of the information we request may be collected by third party providers on our behalf. This Website currently uses the following third-party service providers.
Akismet – this third-party service provider checks user comments against a global database of spam to prevent this Website from publishing malicious content.
Cloudways– this third party service provider is the hosting provider of this Website. It provides servers that host the database of this Website
Please note, this list may be amended from time to time at the Website’s sole discretion.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which 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 or information collected from cookies.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
From time to time, this Website may be compensated by brands or companies to feature their products in blog posts. The relationship will always be disclosed up-front within the blog post. All sponsored content is disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements. These sponsored posts may utilize tracking pixels (aka web beacons) which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. The information is collected by the sponsoring company or brand to track the results of the sponsored post. No personally identifiable information collected by this website is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.
We would never affiliate ourselves with a brand or product that we didn’t enjoy or think would be beneficial to our readers. Readers are reminded to use their own discretion when deciding if such brand, product is right for them.
This Website has a voluntary newsletter subscription used to inform subscribers about products, services and/or content supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish, but do so at their own discretion. Users can also unsubscribe at any time should they wish to do so.
All newsletters sent to you may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows analysis of the success of the newsletter. These pixels may allow us to see if and when you open an email from us and which links (if any) within the email you click. From this information, we may adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. If you subscribe to our mailing list, you can unsubscribe at any time.
CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.
If you are subscribed to our newsletter, you may unsubscribe at any time should you wish to do so by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. Also, you may notify us at flavourandsavour.com to be removed from our mailing list.
You can instruct your browser to accept cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued or to not receive cookies at any time.
You can decide not to use this Website.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future e-mail communications by following the unsubscribe links in our e-mails. You may also notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 record- keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
We welcome you to submit comments on our blog posts and appreciate hearing from you. However, please note that this Website reserves the right to not publish or delete comments which are negative or inappropriate. Please be kind.
Any comments posted on this Website become the property of this Website and may be used in this blog (Website), e-mails, or products and/promotion of this Website or the Flavour and Savour brand.
Moreover, any comments readers leave on this Website are public and may be read, collected or used by anyone. Your name, website (if applicable) and date/time of comment will be displayed. However, your e-mail address will be secure. Also, please note, should you have a Gravatar (Globally Recognized Avatar) associated with your e-mail address, your picture (aka Gravatar) may show should you use that associated e-mail address to comment on this Website. Readers accept these risks when providing personal information and posting comments to this Website.
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.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
CHILDREN AND OUR WEBSITE
Our Website is not directed to children under 16. We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. It is important for readers to understand, however, that no method of transmitting information over the internet or electronic storage is 100 percent secure.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
NUTRITION INFORMATION DISCLOSURE
I’m not a professional cook, baker or nutritionist and do not offer any professional medical or nutritional advice. My recipes should be taken as a guideline only and your best judgement should be used to ensure the food is safety prepared and/or a good fit for your diet. Please consult a medical professional if you are unsure.
This Website offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this Website. This information is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an estimate and not be construed as a guarantee of its validity. This information is calculated through an online nutritional calculator. Varying factors such as product types/brands and the way ingredients are processed may change the nutritional information in any given recipe.
From time to time, this Website may host giveaways. These events may be self-sponsored by the blog owner or may be sponsored by another individual or business. This may or may not be plainly stated in the actual giveaway. If you need further clarification, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Unless otherwise stated, all giveaways will follow these guidelines:
Winners will be chosen randomly.
Are hosted with the intent of adding fun to this Website and in no way are meant to be a form of gambling.
Open only to residents of Canada and U.S., unless otherwise stated.
Start and end dates of the giveaway will be listed on each specific contest.
If giveaway is self-hosted the prize will be mailed to the winner(s) within 14 days.
Please note that this Website chooses the companies that we work with very carefully and only chooses companies that we think are reputable and honest. If a giveaway is sponsored by one of these outside companies or businesses, this Website cannot be held liable or responsible, should a vendor choose not to fulfill a promised prize.
Once a winner is randomly chosen, they will be contacted via the e-mail address they provided upon entering the contest. In order to send the prize to the winner, we may require a mailing address. Winner recognizes that their information (name, e-mail address and/or mailing address) may need to be passed onto the prize delivering party for fulfillment of the giveaway should the prize be sponsored by an outside entity.
We may, at our discretion, make public the first name and province or state of our giveaway winner(s). All other contact information will remain private.
Each winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize, after being notified via the e-mail they used to enter the contest. After 48 hours, if there is no response (or winner does not meet entry requirements (as specified when they entered), another winner will be randomly chosen.
All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by this Website and/or the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
Any prizes that may result in tax liability for the winner(s) are the winner(s) responsibility.
We are not responsible for lost or damaged items. Replacement items will not be provided.
Giveaways may be promoted on Facebook, Twitter, e-mail or other social network sites. This is a means of promotion only, and any promotion on those sites is not to be interpreted as Facebook or Twitter partaking in, or being in any way responsible for that particular contest.
We reserve the right to end, extend, or change a giveaway for any reason and without prior notice.
Odds of winning in one of our giveaways depend on the number of entrants.
Unless otherwise noted, all content, photography and video is copyright of this Website. Please do not reproduce any text, videos or photos without my prior written consent. If you want to use one of my photos from a recipe for a round-up style post, that is fine. Ensure you provide a link back (credit) to the original post on this site. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
The materials appearing on this Website may include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. This Website does not warrant that any of the materials on its Website are accurate, complete, or current. This Website may make changes to the materials contained on its Website at any time without notice. This Website does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.
Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, subscribe to the newsletter, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, email address, name, and/ or location. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
Web browser cookies
How we use collected information
Flavour and Savour may collect and use Users personal information for the purpose of sending site updates (blog posts etc.) via email, but only to Users who subscribe to the mailing list.
If a User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information provided to us by Users through this site but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.
Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
This document was last updated on May 30, 2020