This privacy policy sets out how Pastry and Beyond found at https://pastryandbeyond.com/ (“Website”) uses and protects any information you give while using this Website. 

We are committed to protect your privacy.  This Privacy Policy describes what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT

Information You Voluntarily Submit 

Comments: When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Subscription: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address when you voluntarily subscribe to a newsletter.

 Information We Collect from Others

If you use a third party service provider, we may receive information from them. For example, if you link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google etc. accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.

Automatically-Collected Information

When you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, the time and date of the visit/times.   We may also track actions you take while using the Website such as links clicked.

Cookies

This Website uses cookies to track visitor behavior.  Cookies are small data files stored on your browser.    If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. The cookies we may use include session cookies that expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, that stay on your browser until deleted.  Cookies help us provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics. You may choose to accept or decline cookies. Please note that if you decline cookies in your browser, some of the functions on this website may not working properly.  For more information about cookies, You may visit https://www.aboutcookies.org/ for further information about cookies.

 

HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. There will be opt-out option in each email promotion.
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

This Website currently uses the following third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website and each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies:

  • Google Analytics –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.   If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics, please visit the Google Analytics Opt-Out Page to learn about opting out and installing the appropriate browser add-on. 
  • MailChimp – 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.
  • Akismet- Filters spam comments. Please refer Akismet’s privacy policy for further information.
  • Vaultpress: Backs up the site. Please refer their privacy policy for further information.
  • Cloudways: Provides servers that host the Website. Please visit their privacy policy page for further information.

From time to time, this list may be amended in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

ANONYMOUS DATA

We may use anonymous data from time to time. This does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

 PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION

If you leave a comment, certain information such as your username, avatar, and website information may be publicly visible.

ADVERTISING

Display Ads

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. Mediavine may collect IP addresses and location to serve personalized ads.  If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Retargeting Ads

This Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies from time to time, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These third party companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

NEWSLETTERS

If you subscribe to our email newsletter to receive updates, please note that all newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. By this way, we can see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. This information lets the Website to create the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

This Website may contain links to other websites.   However, once you have used these links to leave this Website, please note that we do not have any control over the other websites.   Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting those sites.    Please view the privacy policy applicable to the website in question.

WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE  OVER YOUR DATA

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. We may need to keep certain information for are obliged to keep administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Opt-out –You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at pastryandbeyond@gmail.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – If you like, you may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to pastryandbeyond@gmail.com.

Amend – You may contact us at pastryandbeyond@gmail.com to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to pastryandbeyond@gmail.com.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

You should never submit 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. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

The website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at pastryandbeyond@gmail.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please contact us at pastryandbeyond@gmail.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

This privacy policy is subject to change and was last updated on Nov, 9th 2018.