PRIVACY POLICY & DISCLOSURE

Effective as of May 25, 2018

DISCLOSURE POLICY

Valentina’s Corner is a personal blog that is written and edited by me, Valentina. If you have any questions regarding these policies, don’t hesitate to e-mail me at valentina (at) valentinascorner dot com

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. Compensation received for sponsored posts may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

PRIVACY POLICY

As the owner of this website, Valentina’s Corner, I understand that your privacy is of critical importance.  This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect from you via the Site and how we use and disclose such information.

Our Use of Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.  Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We use cookies on Valentina’s Corner to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can, however, obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies in your browser.

Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our Site. Some features of the Site may cease to be available to you.

Interest-Based Advertising                                                                                

Advertising Privacy Statement

This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site. AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behavior on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.

By using this Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with AdThrive, Google, and our other third-party partners. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org.  However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.

For European Economic Area Residents

If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing.  If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact AdThrive at [email protected] If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences icon. (Available in the EU.)

Email Addresses

We may collect your email address, but 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. If you have provided your email address to us, we promise to use it only for the purposes for which it is provided.  We will not use your email address to contact you for unrelated reasons.

We will not share your email address with any third parties.

If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section below entitled “Additional Rights of EEA Residents.”]

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy will always be posted on the Site, with the “Effective Date” posted at the top of the Policy. We may revise and update this Privacy Policy if our practices change, as technology changes, or as we add new services or change existing ones. If we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy or how we handle your personal information, or we are going to use any personal information in a manner that is materially different from that stated in our Privacy Policy at the time we collected such information, we will give you a reasonable opportunity to consent to the change. If you do not consent, your personal information will be used as agreed to under the terms of the privacy policy in effect at the time we obtained that information. By using our Site or services after the Effective Date, you are deemed to consent to our then-current privacy policy. We will use information previously obtained in accordance with the Privacy Policy in effect when the information was obtained from you.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or the practices of this Site, please contact us at valentina (@) valentinascorner dot com

Or write to us at:

Valentina’s Corner

P.O. Box 29

Middlebranch, OH  44652

SECURITY

I only select reputable Third Party Companies that are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected online are in place.

CAN I USE YOUR PHOTO OR RECIPE ON MY WEBSITE OR BLOG?

Thank you for asking! YES, I am so honored when you share our recipes! However, I work very hard on the recipes and photos we share, they are at no cost to you. Therefore, feel free to share the content found on Valentina’s Corner. We just ask for a direct link to valentinascorner.com, all images are copyright protected, so please do not claim our work as your own. THANK YOU!

Any questions, please e-mail me at valentina (at) valentinascorner dot com

AFFILIATE LINKS

Links to Amazon.com that are found on this site are affiliate links to items that I personally use or recommend. When you click or shop, Valentina’s Corner may make a small commission but the price remains the same to you, our friends. Thanks for supporting Valentina’s Corner!

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.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via e-mail provided.

CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT COMPLIANCE

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. We care about protecting children’s privacy. We won’t knowingly allow anyone under 13 to provide personally identifying information. Children should always get their parents’ permission before sending any information about themselves (including names, email addresses, and phone numbers) on the Internet.

NUTRITION LABEL

Nutritional values on Valentina’s Corner are an estimate and calculated for informational purposed only. Statements on this site have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Various factors may alter the nutritional information.

You, the reader, of our website assume full responsibility for consulting qualified health professionalS. Content on this site is not to be considered a substitute for professional medical advice.

Valentina’s Corner is not responsible for adverse reactions or effects resulting from the use of any suggestions in our recipes.

This website is not intended as nutritional advice and readers of this website are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to their health.

To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in any given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients you use in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator, or your own nutritionist or medical professional. You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information obtained is accurate.

Here are some online nutritional calculators that are currently free to use:

Valentina’s Corner is not intended as nutritional advice and readers of this website are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to their health.

Nutritional labels are a courtesy to you, our reader.

Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at valentina (@) valentinascorner dot com and we will do our best to address issues or questions.

YOUR CONSENT

By using our site, Valentina’s Corner, you consent to our policies.

Valentina’s Corner may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page as needed to ensure that you are happy with any changes.