privacy policy

Thank you for visiting the edible bookmark (“Site”). We value your trust and are committed to protecting your privacy by handling the personal information you provide us with care. To share our services with you and continually improve your experience on our Site, we request certain personal information, as detailed below. This policy explains the what, how, and why of the information we collect when you visit this Site, or when you subscribe to our e-newsletter. It also explains the specific ways we use and disclose that information. We take your privacy extremely seriously, and we never sell lists or email addresses.

Personal Identification Information

We may collect Personal Identification Information from Users when they opt to subscribe to our e-newsletter, or when they choose to comment on this Site. In those instances, Users may be asked for their first name and email address. Users may, however, visit our website anonymously. We will collect Personal Identification Information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us, i.e. if they choose to comment on this Site by entering their name and email address (neither are validated), or if they positively opt-in to subscribe to our newsletter via a double opt-in mechanism (an email is sent to subscribers to confirm subscription). All Personal Identification Information collected about our Users is never shared with any third parties.

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, IP address, technical information about Users’ means of connection to our Site (e.g. desktop or mobile), the pages of the website they visit, the time and date of the visit, and time spent on the Site.

Newsletter

The newsletter list data is collected, stored, and managed by MailChimp. MailChimp’s privacy policy is located here. It is not ever sold to another third party or made available for sale. The information collected, such as your email address, is stored in order for the edible bookmark to communicate directly with you. Upon registration for the newsletter, you will be asked to consent to the collection of personally identifiable information. The opportunity to unsubscribe is presented at the bottom of every newsletter you receive. Clicking on that link will remove you from the list, and your personally identifiable information will be deleted and no longer stored by the edible bookmark.

Comments

If you post a comment to an entry on the Site, you will be asked to enter a name, website URL (optional), and email address. Once you post a comment, that name, website URL (if any), and email address, as well as the IP address, will be collected and stored on the Site, and the name and website URL (if any) will be visible to other visitors to the Site.  the edible bookmark will not use this information other than for purposes of comments on that particular post, unless that post contains a contest or giveaway. In the case of a contest or giveaway, the edible bookmark may use the personally identifiable information contained in the comment to identify and contact the winner of the giveaway.  Information submitted in a comment will remain stored on the Site unless the particular post is deleted.

By posting a comment, you consent to have your personally identifiable information collected and used as described in this paragraph.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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contests and Giveaways

If you are the winner of a contest or giveaway, the edible bookmark may contact you at the email address submitted in your comment, and may request shipping address information. By providing that information, you are consenting to its collection, and to have the applicable contest or giveaway item mailed to you at such address, which may involve sharing that information with the applicable postal or shipping service. the edible bookmark may store such information in an email archive, but will not otherwise use or distribute such information.

Ordering links

Please note that if you purchase a book or other item through a link on the Site, your purchase will be handled by the vendor you select (e.g., Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.) and they may collect, process, and control their own separate information about you that is NOT shared with the edible bookmark.  the edible bookmark does not collect, process or control any such information.

Social Media

If you use a third-party connection, for example, through Facebook or Twitter by “following,” “liking,” the edible bookmark pages, that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service, but note that the edible bookmark itself does not collect, process or control any of this information. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. before using them to link to other places.

Cookies

We use “cookies” to collect traffic data, to analyse the performance of our website and services, and to authenticate your identity when posting comments on our Site. the edible bookmark does not use any information collected about a User’s use of this Site to serve ads based on a User’s prior visits to this Site and/or other websites on the Internet. We do not use third party cookies to display advertising on our Site. Most internet browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so by changing the settings of your browser. By continuing to use our Website and not disabling cookies on your browser, you are consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Content on this Site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How We Use Collected Information

We may collect and use Users’ information (both Personal and Non-Personal) for the following purposes: to run and operate this website; to tailor content on this Site to best suit its Users’ interests; to send information to Users that they agreed to receive via electronic newsletters; to contact Users via email to notify them they have won a contest run on this Site. If you are a newsletter subscriber and no longer wish to be contacted by us, please unsubscribe directly from that newsletter (unsubscribe link provided at the bottom of each newsletter), or contact us via email to update or delete your data.

How We Protect Information

All Personal Identification Information about our Users that is collected when Users sign up to our electronic newsletter is stored and protected by MailChimp. MailChimp takes reasonable and appropriate measures to protect Personal Identification Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the Personal Information. Click to find out more about MailChimp’s Privacy Policy.

Analytics

the edible bookmark may collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, like Google Analytics, to help measure traffic and usage trends for the Site, newsletters, and social media connections. These tools may collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assist in improving your User experience. This analytics data is collected and used in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be used to identify any particular individual user.

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.

Log file information

The Site is routinely monitored/scanned for virus checks, malware identification, etc., in order to keep it a secure site. As such, log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access the site, and the server automatically records certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, IP address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.

Links to Other Websites and Services

the edible bookmark is not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from the site, comment pages, or social media sites, including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from the Site to another website, this Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies. the edible bookmark is not responsible and does not have control over any third parties that you authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or service (like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and you allow such a third-party access to your User Content you do so at your own risk. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information the edible bookmark collects by other means (including offline) or from other sources other than through the Site.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

the edible bookmark has the discretion to update this Privacy Policy at any time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.

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.

Your Acceptance of these Terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Site, you may contact us at tara@theediblebookmark.com

Privacy Policy updated on June 3, 2018