Privacy Policy

Flat-Bread-Pizza-with-spinach-and-goat-cheese-1

PRIVACY POLICY FOR GREEN VALLEY KITCHEN

Effective Date:  May 25, 2018

Green Valley Kitchen (“the Website”) is governed by the following Privacy Policy.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?

  • Information You Voluntarily Submit to Green Valley Kitchen: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.
  • Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources. For example, if you use a third-party software through the site, they may transfer information to us for fulfillment.
  • Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access Green Valley Kitchen. 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: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.  For more information about cookies please see below.

OUR USE OF COOKIES:

What are cookies?  A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Green Valley Kitchen uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by Green Valley Kitchen, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED:

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 email 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 Green Valley Kitchen;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Green Valley Kitchen may use third-party service providers 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 currently uses the following third-party service providers:

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.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

ANONYMOUS DATA:

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.

PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION:

If you create a user profile on Green Valley Kitchen or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.

INTERNET BASED ADVERTISING:

Advertising Privacy Statement:

This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site.  AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.  

By using this Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with AdThrive, Google, and our other third party partners.You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org.  However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.  

For European Economic Area Residents:

If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing.  If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact AdThrive at info@adthrive.com. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences icon. (Available in the EU.)

Display Ads:
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit Green Valley Kitchen, which may use cookies. No personally identifiable information is shared with Green Valley Kitchen’s ad providers.

Retargeting Ads:
From time to time, Green Valley Kitchen may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

SPONSORED CONTENT TRACKING PIXELS AND WEB BEACONS:

Green Valley Kitchen may engage in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands, and agencies. All sponsored content is duly disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements. From time to time, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels (aka web beacons), which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable information collected by Green Valley Kitchen is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.

AFFILIATE PROGRAM PARTICIPATION:

Green Valley Kitchen may engage 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 commissions. 

Green Valley Kitchen is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, Green Valley Kitchen will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

NEWSLETTERS:

On Green Valley Kitchen, you may subscribe to our newsletter – which sends you an email with a recipe each time a new recipe is published on Green Valley Kitchen.  All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows Green Valley Kitchen to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties. 

We only collect your email address if you have voluntarily provided it to us.  This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, or enter a promotion.  If you have provided your email address to us, we promise to use it only for the purposes for which it is provided.  We will not use your email address to contact  you for unrelated reasons. 

You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” button in the email or by contacting us at geraldine@greenvalleykitchen.com and asking to be unsubscribed.

We send our newsletters though MailChimp.  Please see MailChimp’s Privacy Policy located here:  https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

COMMENTS:

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies.  To do this please add a check mark to the check box under the comments section.  These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.

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.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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 us at geraldine@greenvalleykitchen.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to geraldine@greenvalleykitchen.com

Amend – You may contact us at geraldine@greenvalleykitchen.com 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 geraldine@greenvalleykitchen.com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS:

Under California Law SB 27, California residents are afforded expanded rights to information about shared personal information, or are required to have the free ability to opt-in or opt-out of such sharing. This privacy policy fully affords you the rights not to have your personal information shared by us. If you have any questions about your ability to opt-out of information sharing by us, please use the methods described in this Privacy Policy.

DATA SECURITY:

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to our website. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk.

EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER SITES:

Articles 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION:

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to Green Valley Kitchen. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION:

Green Valley Kitchen does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that Green Valley Kitchen has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at geraldine@greenvalleykitchen.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

SALE OF BUSINESS OR ASSETS:

In the event that the Site or substantially all of its assets is sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, the information we have collected about you may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction.

CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY:

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy will always be posted on the Site, with the “Effective Date” posted at the top of the Policy.

We may revise and update this Privacy Policy if our practices change, as technology changes, or as we add new services or change existing ones.

If we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy or how we handle your personal information, or we are going to use any personal information in a manner that is materially different from that stated in our Privacy Policy at the time we collected such information, we will give you a reasonable opportunity to consent to the change.

If you do not consent, your personal information will be used as agreed to under the terms of the privacy policy in effect at the time we obtained that information.

By using our Site or services after the Effective Date, you are deemed to consent to our then-current privacy policy. We will use information previously obtained in accordance with the Privacy Policy in effect when the information was obtained from you.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

At any time, please contact us at geraldine@greenvalleykitchen.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Last updated: May 25, 2018