What information do we collect?
When you visit our site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you actively choose to disclose (“active information”) and information about how you use our site, which we collect behind the scenes on an aggregate anonymous basis as you and others browse our site (“passive information”).
Use of our site by people under 13
No one under 13 should give us any personal information. To learn more about protecting children’s privacy online, visit www.ftc.gov/kidzprivacy.
Active information you choose to provide
In order to become a RecipeThing user, you have to provide us with your email address and password. If you choose, you can also provide your name.
We use secure socket layer (SSL) encryption to protect the transmission of the information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms. All information you give us is stored securely.
If you choose to post information on our site, or contact us by email, snailmail or telephone, we may also keep records of that information. Please be aware that information you send via email (to anyone, not just us) is not secure.
Passive information we collect
What is a cookie?
Cookies are a feature of your web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc.). They are small pieces of data that your web browser stores so that web servers can recognize what computer is accessing their site. For instance, when you log in to our site, your web browser stores a cookie on your computer that records when you logged in, so you don't have to log in again every time you move from page to page.
Our site’s servers also automatically identify your computer by its Internet Protocol (IP) address, which is a unique string of numbers that your Internet service provider (ISP) assigns to your computer. We may use your IP address to troubleshoot server problems on our end, to administer our site, or to gather broad demographic information about our users.
How do we use the information we collect?
Broadly speaking, people we employ directly, or as contractors or agents at our direction, use active information (such as your email address) to administer our business activities, and provide customer service and support. We may use the active information you provide or the passive information we collect to contact you about changes to our site, new services, features or products we offer, or other information we think you will find valuable. We keep emails to a minimum unless you've requested them; we hate spam as much as you do.
If you do not want to receive information from us, you may opt out of doing so by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also use the passive information we collect to gather information about our users and to enhance and design our site to make it easier, faster and friendlier to use. It also helps us keep track of how many people visit our site, when they visit and how they use our service. This passive information may mean the advertising you see on our site is targeted to your user habits.
Your information in relation to other sites we link to
You may be able to access other websites by following links on our site. When you do, you are subject to their policies regarding privacy and data collection, and you should read their privacy policies to make sure you agree to them before you use or shop at those sites. We are not responsible for other sites' privacy policies.
Sharing information with advertisers or other third parties
We may disclose anonymous information about user habits, characteristics and user patterns, based on aggregate user statistics, to advertisers on our site. The parties who perform services for us (credit card processors, merchant bank, our Internet service provider) may also have access to your information in performing such services. Should we buy or sell assets of our company, another company may need to review our company’s assets, including your information, to make business decisions as to whether to acquire those assets.
Sharing information with the government or as otherwise required by law
We may be required by subpoena, law or government agency to disclose both active and passive information you have provided to us.
How do we secure active information and passive information?
We secure the personal information you submit by using reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, or accidental loss or destruction of your active information and passive information. Your postings on this site and other communications you may have with us via email or snailmail may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures are in place before you send information. Therefore, if you choose to communicate with us through these means, you are assuming the risk of doing so. PLEASE do not send or post sensitive information such as credit card numbers through these insecure methods.
How to correct, delete or access your information
If you wish to access, delete or correct your information, please send us an email at email@example.com.