Privacy Policy

To My Valued Readers

Below you will find the disclosure and privacy policies for this website: ThermoKitchen. If you believe any of this information to be incorrect or conflicting then please let us know.

This is a recipe blog written and edited by me. For any questions please contact julie@thermokitchen.com.au.

This information is freely given and openly recorded. We want readers to have the best possible experience on this site. Please feel confident that your information will be private and protected.

Happy Cooking

Julie x

DISCLOSURE POLICY

This blog may accept from time to time forms of advertising such as sponsorship posts, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

This policy is valid from 1 January 2017

PRIVACY POLICY

This policy sets out how ThermoKitchen uses and protects any information that you give while using our website. www.Thermo.Kitchen.

If we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This current policy is effective from 1st May 2018.

At ThermoKitchen 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 statement only applies to this Website.

What information do we collect and how is it used?

The information you voluntarily submit to the ThermoKitchen website:

We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to ThermoKitchen when you leave a comment on a post, subscribe to a newsletter or inquire using our contact form.

Automatically-Collected Information:

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the ThermoKitchen website.

For example, when you use our website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed Thermokitchen website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the website, such as links clicked.

We do this so we can understand what recipes and stories resonate with our readers. This allows us to create content to better serve our viewers.

Cookies:

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We may log information using cookies 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 ThermoKitchen website.

The ThermoKitchen website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences. It records user-specific information on what pages users visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same 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.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the ThermoKitchen 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.

How your information may be used

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  1. To operate and maintain the ThermoKitchen website.
  2. To send you promotional information, such as newsletters as you have requested. Each newsletter or email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings.
  3. To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts if necessary.
  4. To respond to your comments or inquiries.
  5. To track and measure engagement, followers or advertising on ThermoKitchen.
  6. To protect, investigate, and deter against any unauthorized or illegal activity.

Third-Party Use of  Personal Information

We may share your information with third parties ONLY when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, ThermoKitchen website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

ThermoKitchen Third-party Service Providers:

Google Analytics

This service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on ThermoKitchen website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Mail Chimp

We use this delivery service for email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications. Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time at ThermoKitchens discretion.

Except when directly required by law, we will never sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through ThermoKitchen 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

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which 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

When you comment on a post or article on the ThermoKitchen website, your name will appear with that comment. Your email address will NEVER be visible to others. Ensure you put your email in the email field and your name in the name field.

ADVERTISING

Display Ads

We may use advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the website. These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Service Provider disclaims all liability in connection therewith. For more information about this practice and to understand your opt-out choices, please click here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.

Affiliate Program Participation

The ThermoKitchen website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the website. If you click on a link to an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

ThermoKitchen 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 links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, ThermoKitchen will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales. You are never charged more for affiliate products purchased. Quite often our partners will provide discounted prices to our readers.

Newsletters

On ThermoKitchen you have a choice to subscribe to our newsletter. This newsletter is sent out to promote new posts, provide recipe ideas, suggest new products and keep you up to date on Thermomix news. This newsletter 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 us at ThermoKitchen to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.

Links to other websites

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

Rights Related to your Personal Information

Opt-out

You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in every email we send out. You can find this at the bottom of the email. You may also notify us at julie@thermokitchen.com.au to be removed from our mailing list.

Access

You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to julie@thermokitchen.com.au.

Amend 

You may contact us at julie@thermokitchen.com.au to amend or update your personal information.

Delete – In certain situations, you may request that we erase your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to julie@thermokitchen.com.au.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Sensitive Personal Information

At NO time will ThermoKitchen collect sensitive personal information. You should NEVER submit sensitive personal information anywhere on the ThermoKitchen website. This includes your social security number, passport 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 ThermoKitchen website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that our website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at julie@thermokitchen.com.au and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

CONTACT INFORMATION

At any time, please contact us atjulie@thermokitchen.com.au for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

2017-2018 ThermoKitchen

All content, recipes and photographs are copyrighted to Julie Carlyle and are the property of ThermoKitchen.

THEY MAY NOT BE REPUBLISHED IN PART OR WHOLE WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION AND APPROPRIATE CREDIT.

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