Accidentally Crunchy is a personal blog, written entirely by me, and written with the best of intentions. If you have any questions or concerns, I hope you will take a minute to contact me and I’ll be more than happy to answer them.
This policy relates to the manner in which data is collected, used, maintained and disclosed, by USERS of the Accidentally Crunchy website (http://accidentallycrunchy.com) and/or the Accidentally Crunchy mailing list, herein collectively referred to as the SITE, and by extension any products or services offered via the SITE.
Acceptance of this Policy
What information do we collect?
Details YOU provide through our Mailing List signup or Contact Me form
- Your name (requested on the Contact Me form only)
- Your email address
This information is used for the purposes of replying to your email inquiries and, in the case of mailing list subscribers, in sending you email updates notifying you of new content available on the SITE. To be removed from this list, click on the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of our email communications.
To update your personal information with us, please contact us.
User Behavioural Activity
We use Google Analytics to understand how users are interacting with our site to be able to offer a better experience and improve the quality of our content.
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google. Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of www.accidentallycrunchy.com, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
The term “cookies” refers to small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing a website. We reserve the right to use both session cookies (which expire when you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them).
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies using your web browser settings, or can go into your browser settings to manually delete stored cookies. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Site may not work properly.
You also have the ability to opt-out of an ad network’s cookies. The ad networks able to place ads on this website (and tracking cookies) are:
We make available a Lijit “opt-out” cookie that you may download to your browser. If this cookie is installed on your browser, we will not collect anonymous site visit data on that browser. Click Opt-Out to install this cookie.
Our opt-out tool is cookie-based. This opt-out tool only prevents us from collecting site visit data pertaining to you on the browser on which it is installed, and will only function if your browser is set to accept third-party cookies. If you delete an opt-out cookie from a browser’s cookie files, we will collect site visit data from that browser until an opt-out cookie is reset on that browser.
Google Adsense (excerpt taken from their Advertising privacy page):
You can use Ads Settings to manage the Google ads you see and opt out of Ads Personalization. Even if you opt out of Ads Personalization, you may still see ads based on factors such as your general location derived from your IP address, your browser type, and your search terms.
Where relevant I may provide a link to a product I mention on an external site as a means to further enrich our site content and make our posts more accessible to our visitors. I only link to products from brands that I trust and these are products that use personally. In some cases this link is an affiliate link and your clicking through this link and purchasing the product will support Accidentally Crunchy, at no additional cost to you.
These links include tracking cookies for the purposes of tracking any purchases. The cookie will typically expire within 30 days.
Accidentally Crunchy is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
Accidentally Crunchy may include network driven advertisements at its discretion on the site, such as Google Adsense and Sovrn.
- Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
- To opt out of third-party ad networks you can visit aboutads.info.
Updates to This Policy
Last updated: May 2016