This policy is valid from July 30, 2015.
This blog, Grab a Plate, is a personal blog written and edited by me, Patricia Conte. If you come across an article written by someone else (a guest blogger), that information will be disclosed at the beginning of the article. For questions about this blog, please contact me at Patricia At GrabaPlate Dot Com.
You’ll see advertisements on my site, as well as sponsored content. Financial compensation from these sources goes toward the operations of publishing this blog. Operational expenses include things like fees for website hosting services, groceries, photography equipment, technical assistance, software, kitchen supplies, office supplies, and more.
I work with many companies on sponsored content, which can include product reviews. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. All sponsored content will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored. I am strict about what I feature on my blog, and I will not write a good review for a product that I do not love, nor will I guarantee a review of a product until I test it.
I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
Please know, that for any sponsored content that is included on my blog, I have my readers interest in mind. I try to focus on including products readers will appreciate and want to use, and again, ones that I love.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
Personal identification information
Grab a Plate may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit the site, fill out a form, respond to a survey, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources made available on the Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address. Users may, however, visit the Site anonymously. I will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
Non-personal identification information
I may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with the Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to the Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
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How Grab a Plate uses collected information
Grab a Plate may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
– To run and operate the Site
Grab a Plate may need your information display content on the Site correctly.
– To improve customer service
Information you provide helps Grab a Plate respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
– To personalize user experience
Grab a Plate may use information in the aggregate to understand how Users as a group use the services and resources provided on the Site.
– To improve the Site
Grab a Plate may use feedback you provide to improve its products and services.
– To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics that may be of interest to them.
– To send periodic emails
Grab a Plate may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.
How Grab a Plate protects your information
Grab a Plate adopts appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Sharing your personal information
Grab a Plate does not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. It may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. It may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on its behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. It may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
If User decides to opt-in to Grab a Plates’s mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. Grab a Plate may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. Grab a Plate may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on the Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licencors and other third parties. Grab a Plate does not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
Contacting Grab a Plate
This document was last updated on July 30, 2015