THE INFORMATION LOAVES AND DISHES COLLECTS AND HOW IT IS USED…
Amazon Associates Program
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Loaves and Dishes collects as little information as possible from users looking to post comments and messages in comments. We will typically collect a name (either real or alias), personal website, and e-mail address. You may voluntarily submit information to request access to the newsletter or other offerings at Loaves and Dishes.
Information we Collect from Others
Occasionally, we may receive information about you from other sources. This website uses a commenting system which may allow for your profile picture to appear.
Cookies / IP Address tracking
We may log information using small data files (cookies) 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 at Loaves and Dishes.
With Whom Information is Shared
Loaves and Dishes may use your e-mail address in the future to contact you regarding the site, however, an opt-out will always be provided. Your name and website may be displayed on the site if you post a comment or a message in the forum. However, your e-mail address and privacy will always be kept secure.
How Your Information May be Used:
We may use the information collect in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the website
- To identify you as a user of the Website and customize the website for your account.
- To send you promotional information such as newsletters. Each promotion will offer you information in how to opt-out of future mailings.
- To send you administrative communications such as 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 the Website
- To protect, investigate and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
If Loaves and Dishes chooses to send out newsletter updates in the future and we have your email address on file, you may receive a copy of our newsletter. However, at the bottom of every newsletter will be an easy way to opt-out. Wendi hates SPAM as much as you and has no intention of filling up e-mail boxes with unwanted messages.
Third Party Advertising
Loaves and Dishes allows third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org.
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.
SlickStream – this service is used to deliver suggested next recipes and recipe search. Personal information is not captured or stored, but recipes visited is.
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.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
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 leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly. At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.
You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.
Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, 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.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website 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.
Loaves and Dishes 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, the Website 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to email@example.com.
Amend – You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Loaves and Dishes welcomes and desires your comments. Helpful suggestions and constructive criticism is always welcome. That is how we learn from one another. This site is much like my own home. I do live here, A LOT. I invest hours of my time to make this a place where you will want to come visit. Please do not say anything in a comment that you would not say right in my own home to my face. I reserve the right to allow your comment or not on this website just as I would escort you right out of my home if you were being rude. I reserve the right to not publish a comment, remove a link, or remove a comment that is rude or objectionable. I will also blacklist and block any user who is rude. Additionally, I reserve the right to remove a star rating if the remainder of the comment does not add value to the reader who is trying to make the recipe. For example: “This was a great sauce (mayo based dipping sauce), but I like a sweet chili sauce better” One star.
Blacklisting means that the commenter will no longer be able to leave comments. Any comments left will be immediately discarded without being seen by the website owner, or anyone.
Blocking means that the commenter will no longer be able to access the website from the IP address where the rude comment was left.
Recipes found here
The recipes you find on this site are either made up entirely by me, taken from old cookbooks and clippings and updated and changed or the make of something I found on line, in a magazine or in a book and then added my own twist to. I always do my best to note where I found a recipe if it is not something I made up entirely on my own. Where there are on line links available, I will provide a link. If not – I will give you the reference for where the recipe came from.
Loaves and Dishes participates with other companies for advertising on this website in order to off-set the expenses of operating a food blog. Loaves and Dishes does not have control over the types of ads that are shown. Loaves and Dishes nor Wendi Spraker endorse the products or ads that are being shown to you unless specifically mentioned in a post on this website.
For ads in which Loaves and Dishes or Wendi Spraker has suggested use of a certain product, we may receive compensation if you purchase that item through this website.
Finally, Loaves and Dishes does accept sponsored posts and may receive funds or product from the company who sponsors the post. You can be assured that Wendi Spraker will give you her honest opinion about the product – as a friend once said, “Wendi Spraker doesn’t worry about being politically correct”.
LAST UPDATED MAY 4, 2018, March 22, 2019, May 18, 2020