DISCLAIMER

This food blog is for entertainment and general educational purposes only. The content is based on my own thoughts, experiences, and opinions. I am a home cook. Any no-cost advice has not been evaluated by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Please use your own discretion when following my blog and associated recipes.

Unless noted in my recipes, all content including words and pictures published on Yay! For Food are copyrighted and may not be published or reprinted without written consent from the author.

You are welcome to share my content on social media, but it must be linked back to the original recipe or to the main website.  

  • I request that your sharing be limited to the title of the recipe, one photo, and a brief description with attribution and a link back to my site and that any sharing not include the full contents of the recipe.

I try my best to make note of the original author(s) of recipes that I have been inspired by; however, since I have collected, reproduced, and adapted recipes throughout the years, there may be times that I am unable to trace the origins of my recipe.

If you happen to leave a comment, I will be ecstatic. I accept constructive criticism, but will delete mean-spirited comments. I will not sell any of your personal or contact information to any companies, but I am not responsible for the privacy practices of my advertisers or blog commenters.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutritional information is calculated for each recipe using an online calculator. Values are estimated based on the ingredients used by the author. As a result, breakdown of nutritional information cannot be guaranteed to be accurate and is designed to be a guide only.

I hold the right to change the focus of my blog, change its terms of use, or close down this blog at my own discretion.

PRIVACY POLICY

Updated as of Dec 8, 2018

This privacy policy sets out how Yay! For Food uses and protects any information that you give while using www.yayforfood.com (Website). If you require more information or have questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact me at marie@yayforfood.com.

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.

Yay! For Food 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 in agreement with any changes.

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.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND WAYS IT MAY BE USED

Voluntary submitted information: We may collect personal information such as your name, email address, and personal Website. This information may be collected through blog post comments, subscribing to our mailing list, or by sending a message to Yay! For Food’s email.

  • Under no circumstances should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. Instances include, but not limited to, social security number, information regarding race or ethnicity, political opinions, religious beliefs, and/or criminal background. If you submit this information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

  • The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website contains such information, contact us promptly at marie@yayforfood.com so we can remove this information from our records.

Submitted information may be used to:

  • Send email newsletters, Website updates, and promotions. Each email will always provide you a link to unsubscribe to future emails.

  • Respond effectively to your comments and questions. For example, through a blog post comment or through email inquiries.

Information from other sources: We may collect information about you via other sources. Linking your social media such as, but not limited to, Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter profile, may lead us to receive information such as your name, profile picture, and location associated with that account.

  • When leaving a comment on this Website, certain information may be publicly visible such as your name (as entered by you) and website. Your email address will never be available publicly.

  • If you sign in through your Squarespace account (our hosting provider), other users may be able to view your username, avatar, profile description, and Website information.

Automatically-Collected Information: When you visit this Website, we log basic information regarding your visit, including your IP address, operating system, web browser, access time, pages viewed on this Website, and the website that directed you to our Website. Actions you take on this Website, may result in additional information collection, such as which links you clicked on this Website.

Cookies: Cookies are small files placed on your device, which 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 visitor needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes (see Google Analytics section below).

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 serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. We may use advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the Website. 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, not ours, and Service Provider disclaims all liability in connection therewith.

Display Ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads

Occasionally, the Website may engage in re-marketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone's past visits to the Website.

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.

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information. In addition, this Website may engage third-party service providers to facilitate portions of this Website’s functionality. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

We currently use the following third-party service providers:

  • Google Analytics: This service is used to analyze and collect this Website’s statistical data such as number of visits and page views through cookies. These cookies may store IP addresses, but do not collect any personally identifiable information. Data we share with Google Analytics is retained for no more than 26 months.

  • Mail Chimp: This service is used to deliver our email newsletters and updates to our mailing list subscribers. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels, which allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Through this service, we safely store our subscriber’s emails and track information such as email open rate and click through rate for the analysis of email campaigns. For further information, refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

  • Advertising: Please refer to the heading “Advertising” as noted above. Yay! For Food is a publisher for Mediavine Publisher Network, a full-service ad management company for content creators.

  • Squarespace: This Website is hosted through Squarespace, which is an all-in-one content management system. They place cookies on visitors’ browsers to help us learn about traffic sent to this Website. Please refer to Squarespace’s cookie policy: https://www.squarespace.com/cookie-policy/

  • Affiliate Program Participation: The Website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, “an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.” When you click on an affiliate link, a cookie will be placed on the browser, which will track sales for commission purposes. The Website will earn a small commission if you purchase through these links.

  • Hotjar: We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices (in particular device's IP address (captured and stored only in anonymized form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), preferred language used to display our website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy by clicking on this link.

    You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link.

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 to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • Opt-out: If you have subscribed to our mailing list or sent us an email directly, you may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe link in all our emails. You can also elect to request removal from our mailing list through email at marie@yayforfood.com.

  • Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by contacting us at marie@yayforfood.com.

  • Update: Request an update or amendment to your personal information through email at marie@yayforfood.com.

  • Forget: You may request via email at marie@yayforfood.com to restrict the collection or use of your personal information. Note that we may retain certain information for recordkeeping, to complete transactions, or when required by law.

CONTACT INFORMATION

At any time, please contact us at marie@yayforfood.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.