The recipes, text and photos here on Chocolate Snowball, found at http://www.chocolatesnowball.com/ (“Website”), are the property of Letty Flatt.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
Information you voluntarily submit to the Website: When you subscribe our Website, we may collect personal information from you such as your email address. You might also voluntarily submit information by leaving a comment, subscribing to our newsletter, or by submitting a contact form.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent–your email is for our list only, used to send new posts and email newsletters. We never share or sell your name or email to anyone, ever.
Information we collect from others: We may receive information about you from other sources. You might link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile. If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.
Automatically-collected information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device you use to access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
Cookies: Cookies are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may collect data using cookies. To provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website, we may use session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, as well as persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted. You may block cookies on your computer through privacy preferences on your browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer.)
*** If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We might use the information collected in the following ways:
1.) To operate and maintain the Website.
2.) To send you newsletters or promotional information. Each email will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings.
3.) To send you communications such as confirmation emails, security alerts, technical notices, updates on policies, or other administrative emails.
4.) To respond to your comments or inquiries.
5.) To provide you with user support.
6.) To track and measure advertising on the Website.
7.) To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your information with third parties, only when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
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.
The Website may use the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics: This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites, for example Pinterest. Google Analytics also tracks user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
Occasionally, 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 anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described above.
As stated above, you may, at any time, block the setting of cookies on your computer by the Website, through privacy preferences on your internet browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer.) Also, you may delete already set cookies at any time via your internet browser or other software programs. However, if you deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
Affiliate Program Participation:
The Website participates 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 assigning commissions.
Chocolate Snowball is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed as a way for sites to earn advertising fees. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website posts customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website.
On the Website you may subscribe to emails and our newsletters, which may be used for advertising purposes. All emails and newsletters sent by the Website may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. These tracking pixels allow us to see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. This allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to your interests. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
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 me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from our mailing list.
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 email@example.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.