You are visiting Oh Sweet Mercy [https://www.ohsweetmercy.com], a website directed mainly toward USA visitors. Anyone is welcome to visit this site, of course, but I write content aimed at USA people.
The data that is collected and used on this site is collected or used, mostly by third parties, for these purposes:
- Analytics, or to analyze traffic to this site
- Affiliate referrals, or to verify to an affiliate partner that you got to their site from Oh Sweet Mercy so I can receive any commission or affiliate earnings that may be due to me because you made a purchase. These earnings do not affect your price at all and help defray the cost of running this website and creating new and tasty recipes to share with you.
- Advertising, I am proud to partner with Mediavine to run ads on this site (again, to help defray the cost of running this website and creating new recipes…have you been to the grocery store lately? 😉 )
- Spam filtering, because I hate spam just like you and spammers don’t really care.
- Your email address, obviously this is necessary to send you emails. The only way that I would get your email address is if you purposely give it to me by typing it into the box near a phrase such as SIGN ME UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER (wording may change from time to time, but the basic message is the same…do you want to get emails from Oh Sweet Mercy?)
I do not do anything nefarious with your data. I do not even know how to access anything other than your email address, which I only have if you give it to me. I do have the ability to remove your data somehow (it might take me a bit to figure out how to do it, but I know the tools are available to do so). If you want me to remove it please kindly send a request to:
dawn at ohsweetmercy.com
If that is not clear enough, or you enjoy reading long and boring privacy policies then here you go…
EXTREMELY LONG VERSION OF THE ABOVE
Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.ohsweetmercy.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Well, if you want to contact me via the Contact Form, you have to give some information. Which will be used to contact me.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving 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.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or 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. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
Contact me at dawn at ohsweetmercy.com
How we protect your data
Your data will never be sold, leased, or rented. Except in the case of spam filtering, analyzing web traffic, ad service, email newsletter sign up, or crediting this site for referral traffic (via affiliate links) it will not be given to third parties.
What data breach procedures we have in place
Any data breach would have to occur via the third parties I partner with, so their policies apply here.
What third parties we receive data from
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Since I do not even know what this is referring to, I’m pretty sure I’m not doing it. The only profiling happening is anonymous user data aggregated for analytics purposes (via third parties). The only automatic decision making happening is through the spam filter for comments (via a third party).
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
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 first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
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