privacy policy

version date: June 21, 2021

hot for food LLC (“Company” or “we” or “us” or “our”) respects the privacy of its users (“user” or “you”) that use our website hosted at https://www.hotforfoodblog.com

The following Company privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to inform you, as a user of the Website, about the types of information that Company may gather about or collect from you in connection with your use of the Website.

It also is intended to explain the conditions under which Company uses and discloses that information, and your rights in relation to that information. Changes to this Privacy Policy are discussed at the end of this document.

Each time you use the Website, the current version of this Privacy Policy will apply. Accordingly, each time you use the Website you should check the date of this Privacy Policy (which appears at the beginning of this document) and review any changes since the last time you used the Website.

The Website is hosted in the United States and is subject to the American Federal Law. If you are accessing our Website from other jurisdictions, please be advised that you are transferring your personal information to us in the United States, and by using our Website; you consent to that transfer and use of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

You also agree to abide by the American Federal Law concerning your use of the Website and your agreements with us. Any persons accessing our Website from any jurisdiction with laws or regulations governing the use of the Internet, including personal data collection, use and disclosure, different from those of the jurisdictions mentioned above may only use the Website in a manner lawful in their jurisdiction.

If your use of the Website would be unlawful in your jurisdiction, please do not use the Website.

NOTE:   BY USING OR ACCESSING THE WEBSITE, YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Website and provide our customer and users with best possible services and experience we can. The collection of such information is going to be governed by this Privacy Policy under the ambit of the American Federal Law.

For the customers (individuals or business), the resident country of which, lies within the European Union Economic Area (EEA), the collection of personal information is going to be governed and regulated by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) .

GATHERING, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF NON-PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

Users of the Website Generally

“Non-Personally-Identifying Information” is information that, without the aid of additional information, cannot be directly associated with a specific person. “Personally-Identifying Information,” by contrast, is information such as a name or email address that, without more, can be directly associated with a specific person.

Like most website operators, we gather from users of the Website Non-Personally-Identifying Information of the sort that Web browsers, depending on their settings, may make available.

That information includes the user’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, operating system, browser type and the locations of the websites the user views right before arriving at, while navigating and immediately after leaving the Website.

Although such information is not Personally-Identifying Information, it may be possible for the Website to determine from an IP address a user’s Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of the visitor’s point of connectivity as well as other statistical usage data.

Company analyzes Non-Personally-Identifying Information gathered from users of the Website to help Company better understand how the Website is being used, by identifying patterns and trends in usage, both in terms of content and ease of use.

Usage Data

We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”).

This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Web Cookies

A “Web Cookie” is a string of information which assigns you a unique identification that a website stores on a user’s computer, and that the user’s browser provides to the website each time the user submits a query to the website.

We use cookies on the Website to keep track of pages you have visited, to record your user preferences, to facilitate purchase procedures. Company also uses Web Cookies to track the pages that users visit during each Website session, both to help Company improve users’ experiences and to help Company understand how the Website is being used.

COMPANY USERS WHO DO NOT WISH TO HAVE WEB COOKIES PLACED ON THEIR COMPUTERS SHOULD SET THEIR BROWSERS TO REFUSE WEB COOKIES BEFORE ACCESSING THE WEBSITE, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT CERTAIN FEATURES OF THE WEBSITE MAY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY WITHOUT THE AID OF WEB COOKIES. WEBSITE USERS WHO REFUSE WEB COOKIES ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RESULTING LOSS OF FUNCTIONALITY.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

NOTE:  SINCE THE CONSENT OF THE USERS OF OUR WEBSITE IS OUR UTMOST PRIORITY, WE WILL SEEK THE EXPRESS AND EXPLICIT CONSENT OF OUR USERS BEFORE PLACING ANY WEB COOKIES. ALTHOUGH, IT MUST BE UNDERSTOOD THAT THE SOLE PURPOSE OF PLACING WEB COOKIES IS TO MONITOR AND IMPROVE OUR WEBSITE, AND TO PROVIDE A CUSTOMIZABLE USER EXPERIENCE (BASED ON THE USERS’ PREFERENCES).

Web Beacons

A “Web Beacon” is an object that is embedded in a web page or email that is usually invisible to the user and allows website operators to check whether a user has viewed a particular web page or an email. Company may use Web Beacons on the Website and in emails to count users who have visited particular pages, viewed emails and to deliver co-branded services.

Web Beacons are not used to access users’ Personally-Identifying Information. They are a technique the Company may use to compile aggregated statistics about Website usage. Web Beacons collect only a limited set of information, including a Web Cookie number, time and date of a page or email view and a description of the page or email on which the Web Beacon resides.

You may not decline Web Beacons. However, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all Web Cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a Web Cookie is tendered, permitting you to accept or decline Web Cookies on an individual basis.  

Analytics

We may use third-party vendors, including Google, who use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) to optimize your browsing experience based on your past activity on the Website.

The information collected may be used, among other things, to analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity.

If you do not want any information to be collected and used by Google Analytics, you can install an opt-out in your web browser (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/)

To provide website visitors the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on which can be installed by visiting the aforementioned link.

COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

Communications

We may collect Personal Information from you such as your name, email address, phone number, and postal address when you request information about our Services, register for a member account, register for hot for food’s newsletter, request to receive customer support, or otherwise communicate with us.

How we use collected information

hot for food may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  •   to run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
  •    to send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
  •    to send periodic emails

If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

hot for food may use your Personal Information and other information about you to create de-identified and aggregated information, such as de-identified demographic information, de-identified location information, information about the computer or device from which you access the Services, or other analyses we create. De-identified and aggregated information is used for a variety of functions, including the measurement of visitors’ interest in and use of various portions or features of the Services. De-identified or aggregated information is not Personal Information, and hot for food may use such information in a number of ways, including research, internal analysis, analytics, and any other legally permissible purposes. We may share this information with third parties.

SECURITY

We take the security of your Personally-Identifying Information seriously and use reasonable electronic, personnel and physical measures to protect it from loss, theft, alteration or misuse. 

However, please be advised that even the best security measures cannot fully eliminate all risks. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We are not responsible for third-party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures.

While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Nevertheless, we are committed to ensuring the security of your Personal Information and may use passwords, encryption, firewalls, restricted employee access or other methods, in our discretion.

We will use appropriate security measures when destroying your Personal Information such as shredding documents or deleting electronically stored information, at our discretion.

SERVICE PROVIDERS

We may employ third party services and individuals to facilitate our Website (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. The types of service providers to whom we entrust Personal Information include service providers for: (i) provision of IT and related services; (ii) payment processing; (iii) customer service activities; and (iv) in connection with the provision of the Services. hot for food has executed appropriate contracts with the service providers that prohibit them from using or sharing Personal Information except as necessary to perform the contracted services on our behalf or to comply with applicable legal requirements.

Currently, the following third party services are used to facilitate the functionality and optimization of our website;

  • Google Analytics (to help us analyze the user-activity and their demographics on our website)
  • Yahoo Analytics (to help us analyze the user-activity and their demographics on our website)
  • WordPress (to help us build and host our website)

All the aforementioned third party services do not have any access whatsoever, to the Personally-Identifying Information of our users.

Moreover, our users can opt-in for receiving our email marketing material which informs them about our new products and services. The users can opt-in for the email marketing material by providing their email address, and our website uses the following third party company for providing the email marketing services;

  • FloDesk

Therefore, the above-mentioned email-marketing third-party service has access to our users’ email addresses but this information is completely separate from the other user data collected by the website. Moreover, they have been obligated to use this user data (i.e. email addresses) only for the purpose of sending marketing materials. However, the users can opt-out any time by either emailing us or by following the unsubscribe link in the email.

NOTE:     IT MUST BE NOTED THAT WE AT hot for food LLC CONSIDER THE INTEGRITY OF OUR USERS’ PERSONALLY INDENTIFYING INFORMATION OUR UTMOST RESPONSIBILITY, AND WE ASSURE OUR USERS THAT THEIR PERSONAL DATA IS PROTECTED. MOREOVER, THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLD OR TRADED TO ANY THIRD-PARTY, FOR ANY PURPOSE WHATSOEVER. HOWEVER, WE MAY SHARE AS LITTLE OF THEIR INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE, WITH THE AFOREMENTIONED SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR THE PURPOSES EXPLICITLY STATED ABOVE.

BUSINESS PARTNERS

hot for food may share Personal Information with its business partners, and affiliates for it and its affiliates’ internal business purposes or to provide you with a product or service that you have requested. hot for food requires its affiliates and business partners to agree in writing to maintain the confidentiality and security of Personal Information they maintain on its behalf and not to use it for any purpose other than the purpose for which hot for food provided the information.

ADVERTISIN

This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy

GOOGLE ADSENSE

Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses “non personally identifiable information” and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Our Website may contain links to other sites that may or may not be operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. These third party links may also include social media like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other media websites like YouTube. Our users may also find links to other relevant websites, news, and blogs. The users may also find affiliate links on our website.

However, we have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services that are not part of hot for food.

BUSINESS TRANSACTION

If hot for food LLC is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Information may be transferred. We will make reasonable efforts to provide notice before your Personal Information is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER

Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we may transfer the information, including Personal Information, to United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

The Services are not directed to children under 13 (and in certain jurisdictions under the age of 16) years of age, and hot for food does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13 (and in certain jurisdictions under the age of 16) years of age.

If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with their Personally-Identifying Information, please contact us at info@hotforfoodblog.com.

If we become aware that we have collected Personally-Identifying Information from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers, as soon as practically possible.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

DO-NOT-TRACK POLICY

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected.

NOTE:   hot for food does not track its customers over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. 

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us!

hot for food LLC

info@hotforfoodblog.com

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