Privacy Policy

How To Make Dinner (found at www.howtomakedinner.com) – referred to as 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 personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

We control this Website from Victoria B.C. Canada. Persons who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Outside Sites

The Website contains links to other websites, like partner websites or links to outside resources, that may offer information, products or services that our customers might find useful. These sites may request information from you. In such instances, the collection and use of your personal information will be governed by the privacy policy applicable to that site. We do not control the privacy policies, contents or links that appear on these sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.

How and Why we collect Information

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name and/ or email address when you register for our newsletter or an ebook or a free information series or are submitting a contact form. The information is used to enrol you in the program, to enrol you in our newsletters, to track your preferences, and to keep you informed about the product and related products. As a visitor to our Websites, you can engage in many activities without providing any personal information.

If you opt-in to receive the free newsletter, download an ebook, or register for an online event, you will automatically be subscribed to our free newsletter. If you do not wish to receive this free newsletter, you may opt-out at any time. We include an unsubscribe link at the bottom of every e-mail we send. If you have any trouble opting out, please send an e-mail to us at paula@howtomakedinner.com. We will manually remove you from our e-mail list(s).

Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources.  You may link your WordPress, Facebook and/or Google accounts to your user profile.  If you choose to link your accounts, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.  The Website may utilize the Facebook commenting system, so if you choose to comment on a Website post, your profile picture will appear.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you 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: 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. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.

How We May Use The Information Collected

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as a weekly newsletter. 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 track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against spam, unauthorized or illegal activity.

Third Party Use and Access of Personal Information

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, 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 currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. Data will be retained by Google Analytics for a total of 26 months after which time it will be deleted.

Flodesk – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Flodesk’s privacy policy for further information.

Jetpack – this service is used to keep the Website secure. It is powered by a constantly updated Threat Defense Feed, and helps stop the Website from getting hacked.  Constant scanning leverages the same proprietary feed, alerting us quickly in the event the site is compromised. The Live Traffic view gives us real-time visibility into traffic and hack attempts on the website.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time at the Website’s sole discretion.

Advertising

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

Facebook: Opt-out of Facebook remarketing here

Google: Opt-out of Google remarketing here

Newsletters

On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. 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 the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. 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 us at paula@howtomakedinner.com to be removed from our mailing list.

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

Amend – You may contact us at paula@howtomakedinner.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 paula@howtomakedinner.com.

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

Sensitive Personal Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. 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

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 paula@howtomakedinner.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Intellectual Property

I do not allow republication of my post or recipe text without consent. If my recipes are copied and pasted then republished onto other websites, it can negatively affect how How To Make Dinner gets displayed in search results. If you have a question about a recipe, please feel free to email me at paula@howtomakedinner.com.

You are welcome to share a photograph with credit to me and a link to this website, however using a photograph without credit and no link, or re-publishing the recipe in its entirety is strictly forbidden. Many, many hours of work go into creating each of my recipes and I ask that you respect that.  By making simple substitutions you do not make it an original recipe, so please refrain from adapting the recipes without properly linking back to my original recipe.

No Advice Given

The beneficial low and no-cost advice shared on our site has been provided for general educational purposes only and for no other purpose and has not been evaluated by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Nothing we provide for you here is intended to replace any form of competent professional advice. If you are in need of professional advice, including medical, nutrition, mental health, legal, accounting or tax advice, or any other form of professional advice, then you should seek out a competent professional in that area who can ensure you are provided help that is specific to your particular situation and circumstances.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional information is calculated for each recipe using online calculators. I cannot guarantee the breakdown is accurate and the figures given are designed to be a guide only. Variations may occur for various reasons and we make no representation or warranty of the accuracy of this information.

Sponsored Work

This Site 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 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 the Site is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.

Even though we may receive compensation for our posts, advertisements or other content, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on any blog, guest post or in any form of comments on our website are purely our own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Headings

The headings for sections herein are for convenience only and shall not affect the meaning of the provisions of this privacy policy.

Exceptions to Privacy Policy

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.

The articles written by other bloggers on howtomakedinner.com are their views and opinions.

Contact Information

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