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Privacy Policy

Here at amusingmaria.com, we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This page will be updated as needed. Check back from time to time to ensure that you accept the updates on this policy.

Consent: By visiting and using our Website, you, the User, consent to the following policies and terms of use. If you do not accept these policies and terms, you should cease visiting this Website immediately. At no time will amjusingmaria.com request, nor should you submit, any sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. 


WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW THIS INFORMATION IS USED:

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may receive and store information that you voluntarily submit through the Website for the purpose of subscribing to the Website to receive newsletters, for the purpose of leaving comments on blog posts, or administering giveaways or promotions. Examples of information collected for this purpose are your name, email address and website URL. 

Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources.  You may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile.  If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.  

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we may log your operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

HOW THIS INFORMATION MAY BE USED

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against any unauthorized or illegal activity.

HOW THIS INFORMATION MAY BE SHARED

  • Mailchimp – When you subscribe to receive email newsletters from us, your information (email and name) is sent to MailChimp for purposes of email automation. You can read about their privacy practices in their privacy policy page.
  • Comments – Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. At this time we are using Akismet Anti Spam – you can read more about what information gets collected by them by visiting their privacy notice page.
  • When required by law – We will disclose Personal Information when we are required to do so by law for example in response to a court order or subpoena, or law enforcement agency’s request.
  • Business transfers – If there is ever a merger, sale of company assets, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company, then the information collected by this website will be transferred and acquired by the third party. If any of these events happens, we will take any reasonable steps to notify you and this Privacy Policy would continue to apply to your information and the party receiving your information shall continue to use your information, but only consistent with this Privacy Policy.
  • With your explicit consent – We may share and disclose information, that you have authorized us to share, with third parties.

We will not sell, rent, share or otherwise disclose personally identifiable information in any way that is contrary to the commitments made in this Privacy Policy. We will take all reasonable steps to notify you when and what information might go to third parties and you will be able to choose whether to share it or not.

Newsletters: On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

Newsletter Analytics Reports: All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

If you sign up to receive email newsletters – your information is kept indefinitely for the purposes of sending you our email newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time by hitting the unsubscribe button which is found on the bottom of any email received by us.

Contests: We may also from time to time organize giveaways, prize draws or other promotions (“collectively contests”) on our website or through the use of any of our social media channels where we may offer a prize. We may need to collect personal information for entry into these contests which may include your name, email address, and personal contact information such as your phone number and/or mailing address. This information is collected to contact the winner, and to send them the prize if applicable. These contests are completely voluntary, and you will always be asked for explicit consent for this personal contact information. This information will only be used for purposes of the contest.

Google Analytics: This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. For more information on Google’s Analytics privacy policies, please visit this site.

MailChimp: This service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to MailChimp’s privacy policy for further information.

Siteground: Our web hosting company, and for that reason the information collected in this website is stored in their servers. Siteground only processes this information for the purpose of delivering the hosting service and resolving technical inquiries. No other secondary functions are made using the information from this website. You can find their respective privacy policy here.

HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA: If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

FOR EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA RESIDENTS

Under certain circumstances, users may have the following rights to their information:

  • Opt out of any further email communications; You can do this by unsubscribing from our email newsletter by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ button on the bottom of any email received from us. You can also contact us or mailchimp directly.
  • Request to access a copy of any personal information which we may have collected about you;
  • Withdraw your consent to using your personal information;
  • Request to update or delete personal data which we hold about you;

All requests will be considered on an individual basis. Please note that certain personal information may be exempt from those requests in certain circumstances, which include a need to keep processing information for our legitimate interests or to comply with a legal obligation. If such an exception applies, we will notify you when responding to your request. Please note that we may ask you to provide us with information necessary to confirm your identity before responding in order to protect your privacy. Please send all requests to amusingmaria@gmail.com.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES OR EMBEDDED CONTENT:

Our website may contain links or embedded content to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links or embedded content to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over the 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.

MINORS: This website is intended for use by adults 18 years and older. We do not intentionally, nor knowingly, collect personal information from minors without parental consent. If you are under the age of 18, you must cease use of this website immediately.

PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION: If you leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.  Your email address will never be available publicly.  At your option, you may add a profile description, and a link to your website. You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account. Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.

COOKIES

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small data files stored on your browser when you visit websites.

Amusingmaria.comuses cookies to uniquely identify users for the purpose of traffic log files and posting comments. It enables us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. No personal information is stored in these cookies and it simply a way to identify your computer. 

We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

The Website uses cookies 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.

YouTube Videos: This website displays embedded YouTube Videos. What this means is that our recipe videos, that we upload to YouTube platform, are ’embedded’ using a code so that our users on our website can watch the video from our site instead of having to go watch it on YouTube. If a user presses play and watches one of these videos, then YouTube places a cookie in your browser. Unfortunately, there is no way for our website to stop YouTube from doing this. What you can do is: you can choose not to play videos while visiting this website.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

CONTACT INFORMATION:If you have any questions or concerns related to this Privacy Policy, please contact us at amusingmaria@gmail.com 

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