Privacy policy

Pinch Me, I’m Eating!
Last Updated: May 24, 2018

Pinch Me, I’m Eating (“Website”) is governed by the following Privacy Policy. This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Pinch Me, I’m Eating.

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 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 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 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.

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 the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

COMMENTS

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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

THIRD-PARTY USE 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 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, user actions on the Website, and Demographics and Interest reporting. This service uses cookies. We use the information provided by this service (such as age, gender, and interests) to better understand our audience, enhance User experience, and tailor our content to our readers’ interests.  Click here to opt out of Google Analyticshere to learn more about their privacy standards, and here to view Google’s privacy policy.
  • MailChimp: this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Click here to view their privacy policy.
  • Jetpack: This service is used to capture spam messages through its built in spam catcher Askimet.  The contact form stores your name and email address, as submitted by you on the form, to respond to your messages. For security purposes, Jetpack captures your IP address when you submit the contact form. No other personal information is captured by Jetpack.  The spam filter also captures IP addresses for security purposes.  Click here to view their privacy policy.
  • Contact Form 7: This service is used on our contact page as a way for you to contact us directly through a form. I will receive the information you input (name, email address, message content) in my email inbox when I receive your submission. Contact Form 7 stores user input data sent through the contact forms on this website, along with meta information about the submissions, including the time stamp, the origin IP address, and the user agent (browser). Click here to view their privacy policy.

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 leave a comment on the Website, certain information may be publicly visible.

COOKIES

If you leave a comment on our site 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. These cookies will last for one year.

The Website 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 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.

For more information about opting out of cookies from Google Analytics specifically, please visit the Google Analytics and Opt-Out Browser Add-on page.

AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

Pinch Me, I’m Eating is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to products we support and recommend. Affiliate links will always be disclosed. These programs use tracking cookies to see if their customers have arrived to their product through a link on our website. Affiliate programs we participate in include but are not limited to:

  • Amazon Associates: 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. 

SPONSORED CONTENT

Pinch Me, I’m Eating produces occasional sponsored content. Content that has been sponsored by a brand will always be disclosed by a disclaimer at the top of the post. These brands determine the efficacy of their sponsorship by using tracking cookies to determine which customers have taken actions on their website or product after visiting our website. Pinch Me, I’m Eating may work directly with brands or produce sponsored content through influencer networks, including but not limited to:

  • Social Fabric from Collective Bias: Brands who have sponsored a post use tracking cookies to see if our customers have come to their website through a link on this site so they can track the effectiveness of their post sponsorship.

ADVERTISING

DISPLAY ADS

We use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website. 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.

THIRD-PARTY USE OF ADVERTISING COOKIES
  • Mediavine: We use advertisements to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioral advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest. At the present time, EU residents will be shown non-personalized ads unless they opt in to receive personalized ads. View Mediavine’s privacy policy here.

RETARGETING ADS

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.

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 caroline@pinchmeimeating.com to be removed from our mailing list.
  • Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to caroline@pinchmeimeating.com.
  • Amend – You may contact us at caroline@pinchmeimeating.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 caroline@pinchmeimeating.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 caroline@pinchmeimeating.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

Pinch Me, I’m Eating has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage you to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS

By using this Website, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:
Pinch Me, I’m Eating
caroline@pinchmeimeating.com