Privacy Policy

May15

Effective date: 05/14/11

Your privacy is very important to us. This Privacy Policy explains what personally identifiable information may be collected when you access mamashighstrung.com or use features provided by the site. It also explains how we use the information, and circumstances under which that information may be disclosed to third parties.

This Privacy Policy applies only to personally identifiable information collected through mamashighstrung.com and does not impact information collected or obtained through any other means.

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “personally identifiable information” refers to information that identifies a particular individual, such as the individual’s name, postal address, email address, and phone number. Personally identifiable information does not include screen names (also known as member names, usernames or other online aliases) provided by a user in the course of registering with or using the website.

Depending on your activities when visiting the website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time without notice. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting to the website. By submitting personally identifiable information through the website, you agree to this Privacy Policy.

The terms of this Privacy Policy are subject to all applicable laws.

Information we collect

Like most websites, Mamashighstrung.com automatically collects information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available that does not personally identify you, including without limitation browser type, referring site, and the date and time of each server request. This information is used to better understand how our visitors interact with the website and to pinpoint any problems.

We also collect potentially personally-identifying information such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is usually associated with the place from which you access the Internet.

We collect information that personally identifies you only with your specific knowledge and consent, for example, when you register for the site, subscribe to a newsletter, enter a sweepstakes, respond to a survey or fill out a form.

We require only as much information as is needed or appropriate to fulfill your request. Depending on the activity, you may be asked to provide your name and e-mail address, phone number or mailing address. Additional information, such as age and gender, may be requested, but is not required.

You may visit our site anonymously, but doing so can prevent you from accessing certain content or using some features.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on the website. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Aggregated Statistics

We may collect certain statistics about the behavior of visitors to the website and release or display this information in the aggregate. For example we may display a total number of comments, tweets, likes or other interactions associated with a specific piece of content. We may also occasionally release traffic reports to advertisers or to the public. We do not share personally identifying information of any individual visitor in doing so.

How we use your information

In general, the information we collect from you is used to service your requests on the website, respond to inquiries, personalize and improve your experience, or administer a contest, promotion, or other features associated with the circumstances in which you provided information.

We may use this information to contact you in relation to your use of the site, for example, to reply to an inquiry, customer service request or contest entry, or to communicate with you about content or other information you may have shared with us or posted on our website.

We may also allow you to elect to receive periodic emails. Such emails may contain content in the form of a newsletter, updates about changes to the site or our policies, or promotional solicitations that you elect to receive from us on behalf of a third-party vendor or advertiser.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

Transfer of Assets

As our business changes, we may buy or sell assets. In the event that all or a portion of the assets owned or controlled by Mama’s High Strung LLC or affiliated entities are sold, assigned, transferred or acquired by another company, the information from and/or about our users may be among the transferred assets.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Information Security

No data transmission over the Internet is completely secure, and no security is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of the information you send to us or the security of our servers and databases. By using the website, you agree to assume all risk in connection with the information you provide or that is collected by us when you use the website. In the unlikely event that the security of your information in our possession or control may have been comprised, we may seek to notify you by email, assuming you have provided us with a current and accurate email address.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy, we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at any time by logging into their control panel and going to the ‘Edit Profile’ page.

Kids and Parents

While children are welcome to enjoy mamashighstrung.com with their parents, the site is not intended for use by children and we do not knowingly collect the personal information from anyone under age 13.

If you are the parent or guardian of a child under age 13 and believe their information may have been disclosed on our site, please contact us at privacy@mamashighstrung.com to request its deletion.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, feel free to contact us at:

Privacy Policy Coordinator
Mama’s High Strung LLC
PO Box 751
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
privacy@mamashighstrung.com

 

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I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: mama@mamashighstrung.com.