Privacy Policy

This policy was last updated on June 4, 2016.

Thank you for visiting fromannaskitchen.com (“the Site”), a blog about food and entertaining owned and maintained by Anna Parks (“I,” “the owner”, or “me”) for entertainment and educational purposes. This Privacy Policy is provided to explain my practices regarding the collection, use, disclosure, and protection of information that apply to the Site, as well as your choices regarding the collection and use of information. Please take a few moments to read the sections below to make sure you understand the policies of the Site. For a sitewide disclosure policy that specifies the use of sponsored content and advertisements, click here.

How and When Information is Collected

Information that can be used to identify you as an individual (“Personally Identifiable Information”) is collected when you provide such information directly to the owner of the Site and in connection with the Site. The owner of the Site collects information from you when you respond to a blog post or article, fill out a form, request information via email, enter a contest, and other activities that you initiate on and to engage with fromannaskitchen.com.

When registering, posting a comment, filling out a form, entering a contest, or performing other activities that you initiate on and to engage with fromannaskitchen.com, you may be asked to enter your name and email address, at minimum, as well as other details, as needed.

Use of Information

The owner of the Site may use the information collected from you when you register, post a comment, sign up for a newsletter, respond to a survey or communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to deliver the type of content and offerings in which you are most interested;
  • To improve fromannaskitchen.com in order to better serve you;
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature; and
  • To send periodic emails regarding your comment, inquiry, or other correspondence or interaction with fromannaskitchen.com.

Protection of Information

fromannaskitchen.com does not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards; however, regular Malware Scanning and other scanning is performed by Surpass Hosting, the Site’s hosting provider, on a routine basis.

fromannaskitchen.com is not an e-Commerce website and does not allow user account registration at this time, therefore the Site does not use an SSL certificate. The Site only provides articles and information, does not accept orders, and does not collect sensitive information such as credit card or social security numbers.

Cookies

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Google Chrome or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you disable cookies, some features that make your site experience more efficient might not function properly.

Third Parties

Information: fromannaskitchen.com may receive Personally Identifiable Information about you from third parties. For example, if you access the Site through a third-party connection or log-in (Facebook Connect, “following,” “liking,” etc.), that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to the Site. This information could include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, and any information that you have permitted the third party to share with the owner of the Site, and any information you have made public in connection with that service. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to fromannaskitchen.com.

Outbound Links: fromannaskitchen.com may include or offer third party products or services on this website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. The owner of the Site therefore has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, the owner of the Site seeks to protect the integrity of this site and welcomes any feedback about these sites.

Use of Information: fromannaskitchen.com does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless the owner of the Site provides you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist the owner of the Site in operating this website, conducting business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. The Site may also release your information when the owner of the Site believes release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce the site policies, or protect the Site owner’s or others’ rights, property, or safety.

Use of Google Advertising and Visitor Tracking: Google AdSense Advertising and Google Analytics are used on this website. Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on the Site and track visitor details. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to the Site’s users based on their visit to the Site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. Display Network Impression Reporting, Demographics and Interests Reporting, and other Google AdWords and Google Analytics reporting features are enabled for use on the Site. Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. fromannaskitchen.com is not associated with Google, Inc. and the advertising principles and policies are those of Google, Inc. alone.

The owner of the Site along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to this website. Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. Learn more about CalOPPA.

Per CalOPPA, the owner of the Site agrees to the following:

  • Users can visit this site anonymously;
  • Once this privacy policy is created, the owner of the Site will add a link to it on this home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering this website;
  • This Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above;
  • Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on this Privacy Policy page; and
  • Users are able to request and change their personal information on record by emailing anna[@]fromannaskitchen.com.

Do Not Track Signals and Behavioral Tracking

The owner of the Site honors do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. It’s also important to note that the owner of the Site does not allow third party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. fromannaskitchen.com, however, does not specifically market to children under the age of 13 and does not allow or encourage users under the age of 13 to view or register for any parts of this website.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices the owner of the Site will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur, the owner of the Site will notify the users via email within 7 business days from the date of the breach, and the owner of the Site will notify the users via in site notification within 7 business days from the date of the breach.

The owner of the Site also agrees to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.