What information is collected and how will it be used:
Submitted information: Information you submit to this website, such as your name and email address. This occurs when you leave a comment or subscribe to receive emails from Sift & Simmer. The name you use when leaving a comment is publicly visible. Your email address will not be visible to the public. In addition, you can choose to add an avatar or a profile picture, and share a link to your website. These will be visible to the public.
Automatically collected information: Certain information is automatically collected when you access this website. Your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website, and links clicked are currently gathered.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies.
Third party service providers: We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share the information.
This website may use third-party service providers to manage various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies, which can be found on their websites.
This website currently uses the following third-party services:
Google Analytics: this service is used to track the usage of this website and provides information such as pageviews, referring websites, and time spent on the site. No personal information is collected.
WP Recipe Maker Plug-In: Bootstrapped Ventures, the developer of WP Recipe Maker, does not have access to any of the data collected by the plugin. Comment ratings are enabled and we store the rating a user has given to a recipe along with the personal data WordPress core stores. When user ratings are enabled we store a WPRM_User_Voted_%recipe% cookie (with %recipe% the ID of the recipe) that contains the rating this user has given to a particular recipe. This cookie is used as one of the measures to prevent rating spam. When user ratings are enabled we store the IP address upon voting. This is used as another of the measures to prevent rating spam. WP Recipe maker cookies are stored for 30 days.
At this time, no other third-party applications are used. This list may be amended at a future date at the owner’s discretion.
What we do with the information we gather:
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- To operate and maintain the Website.
- To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account.
- To periodically send emails about new recipes, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings.
- To send you administrative communication, 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.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Advertising on Sift & Simmer is currently handled by third-party advertising provider Mediavine. This company uses aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
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:
Advice & Recipe Disclaimer
All posts on Sift & Simmer are based on the writer’s personal experiences and opinions. Sift & Simmer offers personal experiences and opinions and, as such, will not be held liable for any loss or damages arising from the use of this Website.
All recipes on Sift & Simmer have been tried and tested successfully before publishing, however, results may vary. You may fail to achieve desired results due to variations in temperature, ingredients, typos, omissions, altitude, humidity, individual cooking and baking ability. We are not responsible for the outcome of any recipe that you try from this website.
Nutritional Information Disclaimer
The writer(s) at Sift & Simmer are not professional cooks/chefs/bakers/dieticians/ nutritionists or health/medical experts and do not offer any professional medical or nutritional advice. Our Website occasionally provides nutritional information for recipes as a courtesy, and the information provided should be considered an estimate.
The nutritional accuracy of any information shared is not guaranteed, and is only provided as a guide for readers. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.
Unit Conversion Disclaimer
Some posts on Sift & Simmer may include a unit conversion, provided as a courtesy. This information should be considered an estimate and is not guaranteed.
Unless otherwise noted, all content, photography and video on Sift & Simmer is copyright protected. Unauthorized use or reproduction of the text and/or photographs and/or video is prohibited, unless consent is expressly provided. This means that the text of blog posts may not be copied and pasted and republished elsewhere without consent. Using a photo from the Website for a recipe round-up is permitted, ensuring that a link is provided back to the original post.
Sift & Simmer occasionally publishes posts that are paid for by various companies. Several of these companies require tracking codes that are applied to the site to track traffic track page views and other metrics for sponsored blog posts.
Comments and feedback on blog posts are encouraged, however, we reserve the right to delete any comments that are negative, inappropriate or identified as spam. Any comments posted on this Website become the property of this Website and may be used on the Website, social media, or promotions of Sift & Simmer.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.
Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law.
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us at siftandsimmer[@]gmail[.]com or simply clicking on “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email.
Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to siftandsimmer[@]gmail[.]com
Amend: You may contact us at siftandsimmer[@]gmail[.]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 siftandsimmer[@]gmail[.]com
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions such as sending prizes to giveaway winners, 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 Privacy.
This 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 siftandsimmer[@]gmail[.]com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
CCPA – Rights related to your personal information
If you are a resident of California, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”). Throughout this policy, we have disclosed what information we collect, how it is used, and the types of third parties that may receive your information. Under CCPA, you also have the following rights:
Right to access – You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about the personal information we collect and how it has been used over the past 12 months. After we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose the following:
- The categories of your personal information we collected;
- The categories of your personal information we sold;
- The categories of any third parties to whom we have sold your personal information;
- A list of which categories of your personal information we sold to each party; and,
- The categories of your personal information we disclose for business purposes.
Right to deletion – You have the right to request that we delete your personal information.
Please note that this right does not apply when we need to retain your personal information in order to do the following:
- Provide goods or services to you;
- Detect or resolve security or functionality-related issues;
- Comply with the law;
- Conduct research in the public interest;
- Safeguard the right to free speech; or,
- Carry out any actions for internal purposes that you might reasonably expect.
Right to non-discrimination – You have the right not to be discriminated against for exercising your rights under CCPA. In particular, we may not:
- Deny you goods or services;
- Charge you different prices for goods or services, whether through denying benefits or imposing penalties;
- Provide you with a different level or quality of goods or services; or,
- Threaten you with any of the above.
How to submit a verifiable consumer request
To exercise these rights, you must submit a verifiable consumer request to us by:
- Contacting us at siftandsimmer[@]gmail[.]com
Please note that only you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a request on behalf of a minor child.
You may only make a request under these rights twice in a twelve-month period. Your verifiable consumer request must:
- Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information (or that it is an authorized representative acting on your behalf);
- Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand and respond to it.