At By the Cover Review (“Website”) we appreciate your companion and support and place a high value on your personal privacy. We respect the personal nature of the information you provide us on our website(s) and staunchly recognize the importance of protecting this information.
1. Personal Information We Collect
When using our Websites, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details to help complete your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, make a purchase, register for services, fill out a form or enter information on our Websites.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:
- To send periodic emails regarding site content
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other feature.
- To follow up after correspondence.
- To provide the customer with their requested services.
How do we protect your information?
Our Websites is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our Websites as safe as possible.
Our hosting provider actively scans, prevents and removes malware.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
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.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
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.
4. Cookie Usage
Cookies are used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services.
- Keep track of advertisements.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since every browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
5. Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, posts, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We use Google Analytics to understand the traffic coming through the websites. This will collect data as you move through the website about which pages you visit, how long they are visited and which links you click. Under normal process this data will be retained for 14 months.
7. 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.
8. What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
9. Third-party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise, transfer to outside parties your PII unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our Websites policy, or protect Company 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 third-party products or services on our website. 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. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our Websites and welcome any feedback about these Websites.
10. Google Ads
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our Websites.
We have also implemented the following:
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our Websites.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
11. California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our Websites anonymously.
You can change your personal information:
- By email
- By snail mail
- By phone
12. Tracking Signals
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. In addition, we allow third-party behavioral tracking.
13. Children Online Privacy Protection Act
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
We allow third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins, collect PII from children under 13.
14. Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
- Within 7 business days
We will notify the users via Websites notification:
- Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
15. CAN-SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, requests or questions
- Market to our mailing list
- Follow-up emails after original transactions
To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, We agree to the following:
- Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can:
- Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
and Company will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
16. WP Ultimate Recipe
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When user ratings are enabled we store a WPURP_User_Voted_%recipe% cookie (with %recipe% the ID of the recipe) that contains the rating this user has given to a particular recipe. This cookie is used as (one of the) measures to prevent rating spam.
When the User Menus feature is enabled we store WPURP_Shopping_List_Recipes_v2, WPURP_Shopping_List_Servings_v2 and WPURP_Shopping_List_Order_v2 cookies to be able to show the same shopping list to a guest on later visit. This does not contain any personal data.
When the Meal Planner feature is enabled we store WPURP_Meal_Plan_ID and WPURP_Meal_Plan_ID_%id% cookies to be able to show the same meal plan to a guest on later visit. This does not contain any personal data.
When user ratings are enabled we store the IP address upon voting. This is used as (one of the) measures to prevent rating spam.
Their own manually input information
With the User Submission feature personal data can be collected, depending on the fields that were added to the form. This can include the user email and name.
Third party embeds
How long we retain your data
Our cookies are stored for 30 days. User submitted data is stored indefinitely in the local database.
We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
18. Contacting Us
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