Protecting your privacy
How do we collect information?
We obtain personal information about you when you subscribe to our email newsletter, leave comments on family-friends-food.com, or contact us either using the contact form or by email. This data is provided voluntarily by you.
Certain information about you and the device with which you access family-friends-food.com is automatically collected. For example, we may log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, which pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. We may also collect information about actions you take while browsing, such as which links you clicked. This information helps us to improve the website by providing articles that are geared towards our readers’ interests.
We may log additional information using cookies, which are small data files placed on your browser by family-friends-food.com. 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 browsing experience.
What information do we collect?
The types of personal information we might collect includes names, e-mail addresses, URLs, social profiles and location.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain family-friends-food.com and further our business aims;
- To identify you as a user of the website, and customize the website for you;
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email message 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.
We sometimes use third-party applications to run giveaways and provide additional services. These have their own privacy and data collection policies, which dictate how your data is collected and used.
At no point will your information be given or sold to any other third parties without your permission.
Family-friends-food.com currently uses the following third party service providers:
- Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
This list may be amended from time to time at our 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 family-friends-food.com 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 reorganisation proceeding brought by or against us.
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 family-friends-food.com, some information you enter will be publicly visible, however your email address will never be shared publicly. Other users may see your username and website information.
Family-friends-food.com 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.
Family-friends-food.com is a participant in the Amazon EU SARL Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.co.uk. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customised links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This programme utilises cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
You may subscribe to the family-friends-food.com 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 us to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This information will not be passed on to third parties.
Your rights in relation to your personal information
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe link which can be found at the bottom of all our emails. You may also notify us at email@example.com if you would like to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may request access to the personal information we have about you by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Amend – You may contact us at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
Sensitive personal information
Family-friends-food.com does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that we have personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in our database, please contact us immediately by emailing email@example.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove this information.
Last updated 21 May 2018.