Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website
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 new posts, or submitting a contact form.
Should you subscribe to email updates, you may opt out at any time via the unsubscribe link in our emails.
When visitors leave comments on the Website we collect the data shown in the comments form. We also collect the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help in spam detection.
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.
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.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by Itsy-Bitsy Kitchen, by using a corresponding setting of user’s 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 their Internet browsers, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
How Your Information May Be Used
- To operate and maintain the Website;
- To send users promotional information, such as recipe updates. Each email will provide
- information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To respond to your comments or questions;
- To track and measure advertising on the Website;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
If you leave a comment on the Website 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; the cookie will last for one year.
Third-Party Use of Personal Information
Itsybitsykitchen.com provides your personal information to certain third parties including but not limited to:
Jetpack—Jetpack provides Website with site backups and site security. Itsy-Bitsy Kitchen has opted out of the analytics Jetpack provides.
Litespeed-Cache—Itsy-Bitsy Kitchen uses caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and to create a better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary, and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary.
MonsterInsights—This service allows Itsy-Bitsy Kitchen to manage its Google Analytics. MonsterInsights syncs with Google Analytics in order to track Website usage. Itsy-Bitsy Kitchen has opted to anonymize IP addresses.
Social Pug—This service is used to provide social sharing buttons, allowing users to share blog posts via social media. When visitors to the Website use one of these buttons, their social network login is sent to the appropriate network to enable the share. Social Pug does not collect, store, or distribute user information.
WP Recipe Maker—This service provides the recipe card for the Website. Bootstrapped Ventures, the developer of WP Recipe Maker, does not have access to any of the data collected by the plugin. This is all stored in Website’s database. If a user opts to leave a comment and a recipe rating, the user’s IP address is captured to assist in preventing spam.
Publicly Visible Information
If you leave a comment, certain information, such as your name, may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly. If you choose, you may leave a link to your website.
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.
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.
Itsy-Bitsy Kitchen is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program. As part of the Amazon Associates program, Itsy-Bitsy Kitchen will occasionally post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commissions on these sales. See more information on this HERE.
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:
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 recordkeeping purposes 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.