Desserts & Deserts recognizes you’re a unique human being and we’re committed to protecting your privacy. We won’t ask you for information we don’t need and we’ll do our best to protect the information we have. However, while we follow generally acceptable industry standards to protect your personal information, we must remind you that no electronic transmission or means of storage is completely secure. So, we’ll do our utmost to protect all personal information gathered by and provided to us, but we cannot guarantee its safety.
Again, we take your confidentiality seriously, but we can’t protect any personal information you make public and are not responsible for any violation of privacy law you may be liable for.
Minors, children, or persons unable to enter into a binding legal agreement should not use the Website. By using this site, you assert your legal capacity to enter into a binding agreement.
So, let’s talk about what kind of personal information we collect.
When you use Desserts & Deserts, you may provide us with two types of data: personal information (which is gathered on an individual basis) and anonymous information (which is aggregated to help us monitor web traffic and site use). When registering with or purchasing from Desserts & Deserts, you may be asked for your name, email address and in the future, your credit card information. You do have the right to visit our site anonymously and your decision to share personal information with us will always be voluntary.
- Email–if you send us an email, we may decide to save that correspondence along with any associated content and email addresses for our records and future use.
- Registration–when you purchase Desserts & Deserts goods and services, leave comments, or subscribe to our email lists, you’ll provide us with personal information about you or your company.
Now let’s talk about the anonymous information.
Desserts & Deserts makes use of a standard technology called “cookies.” Unfortunately, we’re not talking about the chocolate-chip variety, but rather, tiny text documents that often are identified uniquely and anonymously. Cookies, together with web log files, allow us to collect information about visits to our site, such as the date and time of visits, time spent on the site, pages viewed, etc. Desserts & Deserts, our advertising partners and third-party advertisers may also use technology or code to analyze which advertisements and promotions you’ve seen and responded to. You can opt out of or delete cookies at any time.
Okay, now we can discuss why we need that information.
We collect personal and anonymous information for three reasons (listed below). Your information helps us operate and grow, which enables us to serve you by making goods and services available. We’ll also use your information to update you of any major changes to the website, new goods and services and specific offers. You can always opt out of the aforementioned notices by unsubscribing from our email list. Any information you provide us with may be used to:
- Serve you–we can effectively respond to and support you by using your information.
- Communicate with you–we will use your email address to send you information or respond to your requests, inquiries and questions.
- Work with you–in the future, we’re planning to offer you goods and services and we will need your information when you purchase from us. But we’ll never sell, exchange, transfer, or give your information to any company, for any reason, without your approval, other than for the sole purpose of completing your purchase of a good or service.
We currently use Google Analytics (for traffic analysis and SEO optimization) and MailChimp (for mailing list management). We listed below what data these third parties extract, but feel free to check out their privacy policies to find out more.
Google: Anonymous (ad serving domains, browser type, demographics, language settings, page views, time/date) and pseudonymous (IP address).
MailChimp: Name and email of our beta subscription list.
We also use social media buttons so you can access services provided by companies like Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Blog Lovin’ and Facebook. Your use of these third party services is entirely optional. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of these third party services, and you are responsible for reading and understanding those third party services’ privacy policies.
We employ industry standard techniques to protect against unauthorized access of data about you that we store, including personal information and we’ll secure your information in numerous ways as we grow and begin to offer goods and services, by meeting or exceeding commercially accepted standards.
Oh, and a little more about these so-called “cookies.”
As previously mentioned, cookies will allow us to uniquely identify you from other users, calculate how many people visit our site and what they liked most about it, but cookies do not allow us to collect your personal information and we won’t commonly store personal information provided to us in your cookies.
You’ll learn more about the DoubleClick cookie below, but for now, let’s define it. According to Google’s content policies:
The DoubleClick cookie is used by Google in ads that are served on the websites of its partners – such as websites displaying AdSense ads, or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a partner’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on the end user’s browser. (Link here.)
Like we said, the information gathered by us helps us serve you with stellar content and will never be sold or shared with another company for gain. But your information could be shared under the following circumstances if:
- Doing so is appropriate to carry out your own request.
- We believe it’s needed to enforce our Terms of Service, or that it is legally required.
- We believe it’s needed to detect, prevent or address fraud, security or technical issues.
- It is otherwise necessary to protect our property, legal rights, or those of others.
A NOTE ABOUT FURTHER SHARING
We may, in the future, employ and contract with people and other entities that perform certain tasks on our behalf and who are under our control (our “Agents”). We may need to share personal information with our Agents in order to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, our Agents do not have any right to use personal information or other information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. By continuing to use the site, you consent to our sharing of personal information with our Agents.
We may choose to buy or sell assets in the course of operating our business. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, merged, or dissolved, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of or merger with us, or our assets, may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
We reserve the right to disclose any information we have gathered, as necessary, to comply with any judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on the Website.
We may, in the future, engage in forms of sponsorship or advertising including, but not limited to: cash advertising, post sponsorship, paid insertion, or other forms of compensation. The compensation we receive will never dictate the content of dessertsanddeserts.com. All advertising is generated by a third party, private advertising with a third party, or advertising created by us to promote our own goods and services. We may, from time to time, be compensated to provide reviews or opinions about other goods or services and want to assure you that compensation received will never influence those reviews or opinions. We’re going to be honest with you about our thoughts and experiences with those goods and services. Always, period. Thoughts, opinions, views, reviews and experiences expressed on dessertsanddeserts.com are solely our own and any representation about a good or service should be verified with its creator or producer.
Desserts & Deserts will often disclose Nutritional Information and Cost Per Serving as a favor, because we believe you should know what you are consuming and that includes its impact on your physical and financial health. We do our best to meticulously communicate those values to you in a forthright manner. However, those value measures should be considered estimates, because they are calculated with tools such as Nutritiondata.self.com and are based on the specific ingredients used. Nutritional Information and Cost Per Serving will vary according to product type, processing method, geographical pricing (both in terms of cost of living and time of publishing) and exactness of measurements. You should calculate Nutrition Information and Cost Per Serving yourself, to be assured of their accuracy and precision.