HowToCook.Recipes is a blog written by Megan Miller.
We are completely independent and ensure that the compensation that we receive will not in any way influence the blog topics or content made. For this reason we choose to be completely transparent about the compensation we receive in this Disclosure Policy.
We accept different forms of compensation: cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.
Those advertisements on the blog will always be identified as paid advertisements. All advertising on the blog are advertisements generated by a third party ad network.
We also participate in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. This is an affiliate advertising program. Via this program we can earn by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
HowToCook.Recipes has financial relationships with some of the merchants mentioned on the blog. If visitors of the blog choose to utilize the links located throughout the content on this site and purchase products or services from the said merchant, we may be compensated.
From time to time, we may receive compensation for providing an opinion on products, services, websites or other topics. Despite this fact, we make sure to always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on such services, websites or other topics.
Everything that is expressed on this blog is purely the bloggers’ own view. Nothing that might lead to a conflict of interest is represented on this blog.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we recommend you to always verify any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation made in this blog bout a product or service with the relevant manufacturer or provider.
Personal data that we process
When you contact us, for example by registering on our website, we collect the information you provide us. This includes personally identifiable information, like your name and email address (“Personal Data”). The following personal data is processed by HowToCook.Recipes:
- First and last name;
- E-mail address;
- Postal code;
- Screenname and password if applicable;
- Card and transaction details relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us and/or through our website;
- Any other personal data that you actively provide, for example, by submitting information through our contact form.
We also use a software tool, Google Analytics, to measure and collect session information, like the length of your visit to our website, page response times, page interaction information and methods used to browse away from the page.
In addition, we may collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer or mobile device to the Internet; as well as other connection information, like information about your (mobile) operating system, the type of Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
For what purpose and on what basis we process personal data
We may use the Personal Data we collect from you in the following ways:
- to create and maintain a (thorough) profile of you;
- to personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested;
- to improve our website and create a better user experience in order to serve your wishes and needs better;
- to diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions on the website;
- to supply you with goods and/or services you purchased and keep proper records of such transactions;
- we use your email address to add you to our mailing list or send you information regarding our blog or other products or services that we believe may be of interest to you;
- to administer a promotion, (research) survey or other site feature;
- to allow us to respond to your questions, inquiries or requests in the most effective way;
- to follow up after we have communicated with you (through email, chat or phone inquiries).
We do not process your Personal Data for other purposes and only with your explicit consent or for the implementation of the agreement that we have entered into with you.
Sharing of personal data with third parties
Only if this is necessary for the delivery of the services you have requested, will we share the information you provided to us with third parties.
We share Personal Data with the shopping software service Shopify for selling, shipping and managing your orders. You can find information about Shopify’s privacy policies and practices at Shopify.
We share Personal Data with the payment service provider PayPal in order to collect payments, make refunds and deal with queries and complaints regarding this. Information about the payment services providers’ privacy policies and practices can be found at PayPal.com.
We also make use of a third party that takes care of the hosting of the website.
We may make use of the advertising platforms like AdThrive for the aforementioned advertising purposes. We do not share your name, contact information, or any other sensitive personal information with such third parties.
AdThrive uses standard tools for the personalized ads it places on our website. To help understand your interests, such advertising partners will track your behavior on our website and other websites using cookies.
We make use ourselves of an analytics platforms Google Analytics that compiles aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools for future use. We further explain the cookies that are used for these purposes under ‘Cookies’ below.
We also make use of the marketing platform and email marketing service MailChimp for sending e-mails and newsletters. MailChimp also makes use of sub-processors to assist in preventing abuse and providing support. You can find information about Mail Chimp’s privacy policies and practices at MailChimp.
We use the web push notifications platform VWO Engage to send you notifications through your browser, if you have indicated that you wish to receive those. You can find information about VWO Engage’s privacy policies and practices at VWO Engage.
Other than that, we will not provide the information you provide to us to other parties, unless this is required by law.
Third-party and social media links
How long we keep Personal Data
Your data will be stored by us for a longer period of time, but never longer than necessary for realizing the goal(s) for which the data was collected, unless we are required by law to keep your data longer than that.
Below is described which cookies are used.
Functional cookies are necessary for the functioning of the website. Certain components of the website cannot be used without these cookies. These cookies are used anonymously and therefore have little impact on your privacy.
With the help of a session cookie we can see which parts of the website you have viewed during your visit. We can therefore adjust our website as much as possible to the surfing behavior of our visitors. These cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
Google Analytics collects (anonymous) data on visitor behavior on the website. This way we can see how visitors navigate through the website. We use this information to optimize the operation and design of our website.
Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally required to do so, or insofar as third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. We have no influence on this. We have not allowed Google to use the analytics information obtained for other Google services.
The information that Google collects is made anonymous as much as possible. Your IP address is explicitly not given. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google adheres to the Privacy Shield principles and is affiliated with the Privacy Shield program of the US Department of Commerce. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
Cookies of advertising partners
You can opt out of cookies by setting your internet browser so that it no longer stores cookies. In addition, you can also delete all information that were previously saved via the settings of your browser. It is possible that in that case you will not be able to use all functions of our website anymore.
If you do not want your visitor behavior to be recorded, you can download a plugin from Google that prevents this. For Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera this plugin is available via: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=nl. This setting then applies to all websites that you visit, not just this website.
Children under 16
We do not intend to collect data about visitors of the services and/or website who are younger than 16 years of age, unless they have permission from parents or guardians. Since we cannot check whether a visitor is older than 16, we advise parents and guardians to be involved in the online activities of their children, to prevent that data about children is being collected without parental consent. In the event that you are under the impression that we have collected personal information about a minor without parental permission, please contact us via our contact details at the bottom of this page. We will then remove this information.
How we protect Personal Data
HowToCook.Recipes takes the protection of your data seriously and takes suitable and appropriate security measures to prevent abuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized changes.
If you feel that your data is not properly protected or there are indications of abuse, please contact us via our contact details as stated at the bottom of this page.
View, modify or delete data
You have the right to access, correct and delete your Personal Data. In addition, you have the right to withdraw your possible consent for data processing or to object to the processing of your Personal Data by HowToCook.Recipes. You also have the right to data transferability. This means that you can submit a request to us to send the Personal Data that we hold about you in a computer file to you or another organization mentioned by you.
You can address such requests to the address at the bottom of this page. To ensure that the request has been made by you, we request that you send a copy of your proof of identity with the request, in which the passport photo, the numbers at the bottom of the passport, the identification number and social security number are made unreadable.
We will respond to your request as quickly as possible, in any case no later than within four weeks.
CCPA and GDPR
Sale of Business or Assets
In the event that HowToCook.Recipes or its assets are sold or disposed of in any other way, by a merger, sale or otherwise, or in case of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, the Personal Data we have collected about you may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction.
Questions and contact