When does AvartsyCooking collect my personal information?
You may provide personal information to AvartsyCooking in one of three ways: (1) by sharing your e-mail address when subscribing to our email updates/newsletters, (2) by sharing personal information when you post comments on our posts or stories, (3) by participating in a survey where an email address is requested. We may also ask for other information at other times but at no time will you be required to share any personal information to gain complete access to our site. AvartsyCooking is an open community but email addresses are requested to participate in some of our member-only features.
In addition to basic contact information, our analytics trackers may also collect information that is in no way personally identifiable. This may include the operating system you are working on (e.g Windows etc), the Internet browser you are using (e.g Chrome, Firefox etc), and the screen resolution of your computer. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing Chicago real estate ads to someone in Chicago, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites). You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
How does AvartsyCooking use my personal information?
Depending on the portion of our site that you have subscribed to, we may use your information in a number of ways.
- The email address you provided through our email updates form enables us to send you a weekly/monthly digest of AvartsyCooking posts. This subscription is entirely opt-in by the user. (We cannot subscribe you to the updates/newsletter as you personally must have access to the email account in order to verify the subscription.) Subscribers can opt-out of our newsletter at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link that is present on every email at the very bottom of the newsletter.
- The email address that you use when contacting us or via our Contact Form will not be used for any reason but for the purposes of responding to your inquiry.
- The email address associated with your account when you comment on our stories may be used in conjunction with contests and promotions hosted on AvartsyCooking’s website to notify you if you have won. Email addresses provided in comments are not used for any other reason.
- We may at times request your participation in a survey. We will not provide your email addresses to any third party but may contact you via them to distribute prizes in associated giveaways.
To maintain a site that is free of charge, we display advertisements on our website. We also use information you give us through surveys to help our advertisers target the audience they want to reach and to provide you with potentially interesting advertisements. At no time does any party other than AvartsyCooking have access to your personally identifiable information (with the exception of Google who maintains our RSS subscription-by-email service and you will never be contacted by any party other than AvartsyCooking.
When you sign up for our updates or receive e-mail messages from AvartsyCooking, you will always be given the chance to opt-out of our communications. You may change your preferences at any time and will only be contacted in manners consistent with your stated preferences.
Non-personally identifiable information (such as stated above) may be shared in aggregate form with our advertisers or marketing partners but your personally identifiable information will never be disclosed to them.
Who else has access to my personal information?
The ads appearing on AvartsyCooking’s website are delivered to you by Buy.at and/or Google, our Web advertising serving partners. Information about your visit to this site, such as number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, or other personal information), is used to serve ads to you on this site. And, in the course of serving advertisements to this site, third party advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.
Is there anything else I should know about my privacy and AvartsyCooking?
Any information you disclose voluntarily on our comments page or in any properties hosted by AvartsyCooking becomes public information. AvartsyCooking.com is a public forum. We cannot control the action of our site users and advise you to use your discretion in sharing information about yourself on the Internet. All information sharing is optional and done so at your own risk. Privacy is a very personal matter and we encourage you to be careful and responsible when disclosing personal information online. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records.
Date of last Update: July 19th, 2010
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