This Policy is valid from January 1, 2017 – Present, Updated July 2023.
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When you create a user account and 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 when you close your browser, it goes away.
We will also set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display choices when you log in. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. For example, if you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, it will remove the login cookies.
An additional cookie will be saved in your browser if you edit or publish an article. This cookie includes no personal data and indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.
By providing us with your data, you warrant that you are over 13 years of age.
Kymberley A. Pekrul is the data controller responsible for your personal data.
Kymberley A. Pekrul, contact details:
Name of legal entity: Kymberley A. Pekrul | Gfree Deliciously™
Email address: [email protected]
Mailing address: W1347 Pit Road, Mount Calvary, WI 53057
PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the installed cookies on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and how you interact with the Site.
We collect information using the following technologies:
- “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include a unique anonymous identifier. For more information about cookies and how to disable cookies, visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org
- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
- “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
Additionally, when you purchase or attempt to purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers, email addresses, and phone numbers). We refer to this information as “Order Information.”
We also collect communication data that includes any communication you send to us, whether through our website’s contact form, email, text, social media messaging, social media posting, or any other communication you send us. We process this data to communicate with you, record-keeping, and establish pursuance or defense of legal claims. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests: to reply to communications sent to us, keep records, and establish, pursue, or defend legal claims.
We may use this data to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and to measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve you. Our lawful ground for this processing is legitimate interests to grow our business. We may also use such data to send other marketing communications to you. Our lawful ground for this processing is either consent or legitimate interests.
GFREE DELICIOUSLY eNEWS, NEWSLETTER & EMAILS
If you have subscribed to our newsletter, or if you are a member of our website (you can log in), or if you have purchased on our website, there is a good chance you will receive emails from us.
We will only send you emails that you have signed up to receive or pertain to the services we provide to you.
The name and email address you provide us are used to send you emails. Our site also logs the IP address you used when you signed up for the service to prevent system abuse.
This website can send emails using Fluent CRM, Wishlist Member, and the free version of the WP Fusion plugin. We also send emails through the Substack eNewsletter writing platform. These sending services allow us to track opens and clicks on our emails. We use this information to improve the content of our eNewsletters.
No identifiable information otherwise is tracked outside this website except the email address.
THE PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND WHY WE COLLECT IT
Two words: Be nice. People worldwide already spend too much time tearing each other down and competing with one another. GfreeDeliciously is not the place for harsh criticisms or negativity – we are all in this together – everyone is on the same team! And while I welcome ideas from readers of all walks of life, I ask that those ideas be expressed with respect and honor for one another with dignity and a little (or, if the situation warrants, BIG) dollop of grace.
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. You don’t want to do this because visitors can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES
Articles on this Site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves similarly as if the visitor has visited the other website.
ANALYTICS – WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH & HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata remain indefinitely. It automatically happens to recognize and approves any follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Users who register on our website (if any) also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any point in time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
THE 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 information you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. That data does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
WHERE WE SEND YOUR DATA
We may check visitor comments through an automated spam detection service.
We do not collect any Sensitive Data about you. Sensitive data refers to details about your race, ethnicity, religion, political affiliations, or sexual orientation.
Where we are required to collect personal data by law or under the terms of the contract between you and us, do not provide us with that data when requested, we may not perform the contract (for example, to deliver goods or services to you). If you don’t provide us with the requested data, we may have to cancel a product or service you have ordered, but if we do, we will notify you at that time.
We will only use your data for a purpose initially collected or reasonably compatible if necessary. For more information on this, please email us at [email protected].
We may process your account data without your knowledge or consent, where required or permitted by law.
Under Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, we may send marketing communications to you if:
- You have made a purchase or asked for information from us about our goods or services, or
- If you agreed to receive marketing communications, and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving such communications since.
In addition, under these regulations, if you are a limited company, we may send you marketing emails without your consent. However, you can still opt-out of receiving marketing emails from us.
You can ask third parties or us to stop sending you marketing messages at any point in time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you OR by emailing us at [email protected].
If you opt out of receiving marketing communications, this does not apply to personal data provided from other purchases or transactions.
We have put security measures in place to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, altered, disclosed, or accessed without authorization. Access to your personal data is only allowed to those employees and partners who have a business need to know such data.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including to satisfy any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
Under data protection laws, you have rights in relation to your personal data that include the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction, transfer, object to processing, portability of data, and (where the lawful ground of processing is consent) to withdraw consent. If you wish to exercise these rights, please email us at [email protected].
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access the personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you want to exercise this right, please email us at [email protected].
Additionally, suppose you are a European resident. In that case, we note that we are processing your information to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example, if you make an order through the Site) or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside Europe, including Canada and the United States.
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please get in touch with us by email at [email protected] or by mail using the details provided below:
W1347 Pit Road, Mount Calvary, WI 53057-9508, United States
Some of the sections of this Site will allow you to purchase different products and services online provided by other merchants and not us. Some of the links that we post on our Site are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. *
We are not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, or any other aspects of these products and services. In addition, a merchant will likely have privacy and data collection practices that are different from ours. If you make a purchase from a merchant on their Site or on a site that we have posted a link to, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant’s online store or Site, and the information that you give as part of the transaction, such as your name, email address, street address, telephone number, and credit card number, may be collected by the merchant and us. For more information regarding a merchant, its online store, its privacy policies, or any additional terms and conditions that may apply, visit that merchant’s website and click on its information links or contact the merchant directly.
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*Disclosed per the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”