Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

In the age of Internet, Privacy of information should be on everyone’s radar.

Dinner In Provence has a strict privacy policy. This page will cover how Dinner In Provence uses and protects any information that you give while using our website, www.dinnerinprovence.com

If we ask you to provide any personal information when using this website, you can be assured it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time if and when we add new features to the website intended to personalize the site and make it more useful for our readers. You can check this page at any time for the most up to date privacy policy. The current policy explained below is effective as of 12/1/2018.

Domains We Own

Our website address is: https://www.dinnerinprovence.com. We have full control over the website code that is associated with that domain. We also own www.levieuxjardin.com. However, as of 12/1/2018, there is no content on that domain. (The site is under construction.)

What Information Do We Collect?

We may collect the following information:

  • Contact information, primarily your name and email address for the purposes of weekly meal plans or other email/newsletter lists that you specifically opt-in to
  • User Profile information, if you choose to create a user account for this site (user accounts allow you to Like, Save and Share recipes and articles, and to post comments where we have enabled them)
  • Demographic information such as geographic area, pages most visited, and top topics of interests – we do this via standard Google Analytics website software so that we can better understand and serve our readers
  • Other information relevant to periodic customer surveys and/or offers
Comments

We do not have comments enabled on every post on our site. However, in any place where comments are enabled and a visitor leaves a comment, we collect the data shown in the comments form. We also collect the visitor’s IP address and browser. This is to help detect and remove spam.

An anonymized code created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms & email messages

When you fill out and send us a message via our Contact Form, the service saves and transmits your name, email address, and message so that we can read it and respond to you. The message will also exist on our email servers until we delete it. We have the right to quote or publicize any message sent to Dinner In Provence. Emails sent to Dinner In Provence email addresses, or via our Contact Form, are the sole property of Le Vieux Jardin, LLC – Dinner In Provence’s parent company.

Cookies

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.

Account Info

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.

How Do We Use This Information?

We need the type of information listed above to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • We enjoy interacting with you and want to make it possible for you to reach out to us too
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We use your email to send you newsletters you have signed up for.
  • We may periodically send you an email to notify you about a new article, useful products, great sales or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. We are VERY conservative with this judgment and strive to be the most relevant food and nutrition blog on the Net. We have a strict anti-spam policy.
How we use cookies

A cookie is a web file that is stored in the cache of your web browser, using in a temp file on your hard drive. Once you opt in to the use of cookies, they help analyze web traffic. Cookies allow websites to remember information about you, and personalize information to your online interests. The website can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any personally identifiable information about you.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. We use the robust WordPress platform for this website. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place industry-standard physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We have implemented anti-spam and anti-bot plugins throughout the site.

Advertising

We currently do not advertise on Dinner In Provence. We made a decision as a company to not proliferate an already crowded advertising environment. We want to make Dinner In Provence a place where people can come to learn and be inspired, not a place to be further inundated with marketing messages. For that reason, we have chosen a business model that does not include advertising revenue at this time.

If we find an advertising partner that caters to user’s interests and supports local sustainable food or drink, we will consider ads at that time. So far we have not found an ad platform that allows us the control we would like so as to ensure ads are truly useful to our readers.

For now (as of 12/1/2018), please know that you will not experience ads on Dinner In Provence, and no information from across the web will be used to advertise to you on this website.

Recommended & Relevant Products

Everyone we know, including us, hates to be “sold to”…but loves to shop. Rather than monetize our site through disruptive advertisements, we have chosen to utilize partner e-commerce models with premium online vendors such as Amazon, Food52, Wine Club, and some online natural/artisan food companies to recommend items that are aligned with the mission and purpose of this site. These can be anything from essential kitchen gear to cookbooks to servingware to gift guides for the food lover. It also includes well-researched and trustworthy food products that are meant for the pantry or freezer.

We opt for the partner e-commerce business model because it supports our passion and serving you, at no additional cost to you. Our goal is to act as a resource for you to find convenient, time-saving and genius products, and if you choose to purchase them for your household, our e-commerce partner provides us a fraction of that sale. We only recommend products we adore, whether we receive revenue from them or not.

This results in a far more useful and less disruptive experience than inundating our site with advertising.

None of our e-commerce partners collect information about you while on our site. They are not allowed to advertise or show you “recommended products”. Every product recommended on our site has been personally curated by us.

Further, Dinner In Provence does not collect payment or credit card information on our site. We find useful products and then provide links to those products on e-commerce platform sites. Should you choose to purchase, you will fill out your billing and shipment information on that e-tailer, as you would on any online shopping transaction. Dinner In Provence does not ask for or keep any credit card information whatsoever.

if you have any questions about our e-commerce policies, please contact us.

Links to External Websites

Our website may also contain links to other (non-ecommerce) 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.

Any external site we link to that we feel would be of interest to our readers, is not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to websites you visit frequently and/or provide information to.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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.

Controlling Your Personal Information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • You may decline the use of cookies while using the site
  • If you have opted in to weekly meal plans or any other newsletter topic, you may manage your subscription at any time without the need to contact us directly. Subscription management is available at the bottom of every email your receive from us.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us immediately so we can make it right.

Thank you for your trust and we hope you have a wonderful and inspirational experience on Dinner In Provence.

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