This policy is valid from May 28th, 2018.
The Personal Information We Collect
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device; this includes information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site.
Website Log Files
As with most websites, www.thebeaderchef.com uses its website’s log files which track actions occurring on the Site. These files include: Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser types, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and the number of clicks.
Cookies are data files that are placed on a reader’s device or computer when you visit some websites. They often include an anonymous unique identifier and can help the Site provide the reader with reader specific content and marketing messages to better suit the reader’s likes and needs.
This Site is affiliated with Gourmet Ads and Google AdSense for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site.
By using www.thebeaderchef.com, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with Gourmet Ads, Google, and other third-party ad servers. If you wish, you can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated. You can also seek information about opting out of Gourmet Ads and their serving partners by visiting: http://www.gourmetads.com/about/privacy-policy
We also use Hotjar in order to better understand our readers’ needs and to optimize the readers’ experience while on The Beader Chef. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand how readers navigate through the Site: how must time is spent on a specific page, which links they click, etc. Hotjar can also be used to build and maintain our service with user feedback.
If you wish, you can opt-out to the creation of a Hotjar user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on The Beader Chef and other websites opting-out at: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/opt-out
If you do not wish to take part, you can change the configuration of your Internet Browser (Chrome, Safari, Explorer, etc.) to warn you when you receive a cookie or to automatically reject their use. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
Sponsored Content Tracking Pixels
From time to time, this Site may engage in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands and agencies. All sponsored content is duly disclosed.
Sometimes, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels (web beacons), which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable information is collected by the Site is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.
Affiliate Program Participation
This Site may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Site. If you click on a link to an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for the purposes of commissions.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a way for The Beader Chef to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
We may collect your email address only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter or enter a promotion. We will only use your email for the purposes you provided it to us. Additionally, we may email you regarding changes to the Site. You may opt-out of these email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the end of the emails.
In addition, we will not share your email address with any third parties.
While visiting the site you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. These pixels are embedded in emails and allow us to track the success of our email marketing campaigns. These tracking pixels may allow us to see when you have opened an email and which links within the email you click. This helps us adapt the content of future newsletters to your interests. This information will not be passed on to third parties.
Links to Third Party Websites
In some posts/pages, we have included links to other websites for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. Please be aware that the privacy policies of these websites may differ from that of this Site.
Nutritional Information Disclaimer
Writers and publishers of www.thebeaderchef.com are not nutritionists or registered dietitians. The recipes and information found on the Site are produced for informational purposes only.
Occasionally, The Beader Chef may offer estimated nutritional information for its recipes. This includes but is not limited to: calories, fat, carbohydrates, etc. This information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed to be accurate. This information comes from online calculators and therefore the figures are only estimates.
The Beader Chef is a personal blog written and edited by Michelle Barbagallo. She writes for her own purposes; however, she may be influenced by her background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience.
The compensation received for sponsored content will never influence the content, topics or posts written on this blog. Ms. Barbagallo is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites or other topics. The views and opinions expressed on www.thebeaderchef.com are her own. She only endorses products or services she believes in and is worthy of her endorsement (sponsored or not). Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the provider or manufacturer.
Using our Content
We love producing content for The Beader Chef and we want our readers to continue to enjoy our work and recipes!
Recipes – At this time we do not allow the republication of our posts or original recipe texts without prior consent. The Beader Chef is a small blog trying to grow. In that respect, if individuals or companies copy and paste the posts and recipes for republication on their respective websites it will negatively impact how this Site is searched for. If you have a specific inquiry about a post and/or recipe please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos without recipes – Photography is an art, and art is meant to be shared! If you wish to share a photo found on the Site please credit the photo(s) with either: two links (one back to the post the photo was found on and on back to the Site’s homepage) or including @thebeaderchef with #whynotmakeitdelicious on social media.
The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion