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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Buttered Side Up uses and protects any information that you give while using www.butteredsideupblog.com. Your privacy is very important to us and Buttered Side Up is committed to respecting your privacy rights.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Buttered Side Up may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 25, 2017.

WHAT WE COLLECT:

Buttered Side Up allows third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our Website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information during your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you.

We may also collect the following information:

  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as zip code, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

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:

  • We may use the Personally Identifiable information you provide to us along with any computer information we receive to customize our Website and Newsletter.
  • We collect and use Non-Personal Information from your use of our Website and aggregate such data for internal analytics that improve our Website, as well as for use or resale to our advertising and affiliate partners.
  • We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties for marketing purposes. We may provide your Personally Identifiable Information to affiliates that provide services to us (for example: winners of a giveaway may have their Name and Address shared with an affiliate in order to deliver the winnings); such affiliates will only receive information necessary to provide their respective services.

HOW WE USE COOKIES:

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

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. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

ADVERTISING:

Some of our advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. Buttered Side Up is a participant in The Gourmet Ads’ Advertising Program, which uses cookies to identify web browsers and to store data for advertising purposes, including interest-based advertising. For more information on how your data is used please visit: https://www.gourmetads.com/about/privacy-policy

These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies.

Mediavine:

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:

  1.  Pubmatic.   You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link.  The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising.  Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website.  Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers.  Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
  2. Criteo.  You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link.  The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising.   Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
  3. Pulsepoint.  You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
  4. LiveRamp.  You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link.  When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
  5. RhythmOne.   You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link.  RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services.  RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  6. District M.  You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
  7. YieldMo.  You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link.  If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
  8. The Rubicon Project.  You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link.  If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.   You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
  9. Amazon Publisher Services.   You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
  10. AppNexus.   You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
  11. OpenX.  You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
  12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath.  You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link.  You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  13. TripleLift.  You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link.  To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
  14. Index Exchange.  You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link.  You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  15. Sovrn.  You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
  16. GumGum.  You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link.   GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
  17. Digital Remedy.   You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.

 

THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS:

In addition to advertising, Buttered Side Up currently uses the following third-party service providers:

  • Google Analytics
    For tracking Website usage, Google Analytics provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website.
  • Social Fabric Analytics (by Collective Bias)
    For tracking website usage in order to provide information to create relevant branded content.
    https://collectivebias.com/privacy-policy/
  • Mailchimp
    For delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications. We gather statistics on email opens and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter.
    https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

AFFILIATE LINKS:

Buttered Side Up contains affiliate marketing links. A commission on sales of the products that are linked may be earned. There may also be affiliate links from third party websites. All opinions of products and services are my own, and if I have accepted payment for a product it will be disclosed. You will get my honest opinion of every product.

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. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

SECURITY:

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.

CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION:

You control the amount and type of information you provide to us when using our Website. You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • Opt-out
    You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list.
    You may opt out of cookies by adjusting your browser settings.
    For information about opting out of Gourmet Ads and ad serving partners please visit http://www.gourmetads.com/about/privacy-policy
  • Access
    You may access personal information we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected]
  • Amend
    If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete you may contact us at [email protected] to amend or update your personal information.
  • Right to be Forgotten
    In certain situations, you may request that we erase your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to [email protected]

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes, to complete transactions, or when required by law.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION


We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16.
If a parent or guardian believes that our Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at [email protected] and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.


CONTACT INFORMATION
At any time, please contact us at [email protected] for questions related to this Privacy Policy.


Last updated: March 16, 2020.