Information Foodie Blogroll.com Gathers And Tracks
Information We Collect and Usage tracking
We may collect, compile, store, publish, promote, report, sell, or otherwise disclose or use any and all Aggregated Information. When we share such information with other companies, it is not traceable to any particular user, and will not be used to contact you.
Foodie Blogroll.com tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Foodie Blogroll.com does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).
Foodie Blogroll.com sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
Voluntarily Provided Information
Foodie Blogroll.com may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners.
In accordance with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we do not knowingly request or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent. We do not intentionally gather Personal Information about users who are under the age of 13. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on Foodie Blogroll.com . Please note, if you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for an account on Foodie Blogroll.com or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, telephone number, address or email address. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at support@Foodie Blogroll.com.
Visitor Statistics and Click Tracking
As most websites, Foodie Blogroll.com collects visitors information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and other data. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users activity on the Site and gather demographic information about our user base.This information helps us to continue improving our site and services for you. We also track search terms entered in the Search box as a way to measures what interests our users.
Participation on a Public Website
You should be aware that any Personal Information you submit on the Site in blogs, comments, other posts and your user profile can be read, collected, or used by other users of this Site, including anonymous visitors, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the Personal Information you choose to submit on this Site.
Use of Your Information
By registering with Foodie Blogroll.com, you provide us with certain information for your profile. Your username as well other information on your profile such as blog url, blog title and other details will be available in search results. This information may be made available to third party search engines, and Foodie Blogroll.com may post this content on the network blogs listing and the Foodie Blogroll.com including the Foodie Blogroll.com widget displayed on member's sites. In addition, Foodie Blogroll.com may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the Site. For instance, if a visitor leaves a comment on your blog listing or gives you a rating, you may receive a message alerting you to that fact. Foodie Blogroll.com may use information in your profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many people in a network like a type of cuisine, for example, providing services or advertisements and promotions, or any other lawful purpose. Any information which is not personally identifiable information but is publicly displayed on the Web Site (such as username and blog details) may appear in search engine results, even after you terminate your membership, depending on the search engine's indexing methods. As a Foodie Blogroll.com Member, you will receive our emails (such as email address confirmation, administrative messages, etc.) at your email address, or through the messages you receive on your profile. In addition, you may be enrolled automatically in one of our email programs for newsletters or for product sales. In such case, you will have the opportunity to select whether or not to continue to receive the emails.
Use of Personal Information
Use of Anonymous and Aggregated Information
We may create Anonymous Information and Aggregated Information from Personal Information by excluding information (such as your name) that make the data personally identifiable to you. We use this Anonymous Information and Aggregated Information so that we may enhance the quality of our Site and services and improve Site navigation. Foodie Blogroll.com reserves the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information and Aggregated Information to third parties at its discretion.
Use of Feedback
Contests, Promotions, Offers, and Surveys
From time to time we collect personal information from Members from contests, promotions, offers and surveys conducted through our Site. Participation in these contests, promotions, offers, and surveys is completely voluntary and you therefore may choose whether to disclose personal information in connection with these activities. Personal Information requested in these activities might include contact information (e.g., your name and shipping address) and demographic information (e.g., your zip code or age level). We use this information to notify you if you've won and to award prizes. We may also post an announcement about your having entered the contest on our home page, and in doing so, may use your Member name and the content you submitted on our home page, for example, for the announcement. We use information we collect in surveys for internal purposes, such as measuring efficiency in the use of our Site and improve its usefulness. We might disclose information you provide to us during registration to third parties in conjunction with (i) your entry into a contest or promotion, (ii) your request of an offer, or (iii) your participation in a survey or similar activity on the Web site. You might be asked for additional information in order to enter the contest or promotion, request an offer, or participate in a survey. The third parties will use the information we provide to them, along with any information you provide during your entry, request, or participation, to (i) notify you if you have won a prize in a contest or sweepstakes, or (ii) to fulfill, or facilitate fulfillment of, requests for products or services you may make in connection with your entry, request, or participation. In addition, we may offer items for sale or provide services jointly with other companies on Foodie Blogroll.com, and we may share customer information with that company in connection with your purchase of goods or services.
Cookies, Log Files and Crawlers
We collect personal information when you submit comments, questions or suggestions. We use the information you provide to respond to your submission and use the ideas to make Site improvements.
Disclosure of your Information
Foodie Blogroll.com uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free.
We use and disclose information about you for our own internal statistical, design, or operational purposes, such as to estimate our audience size, measure aggregate traffic patterns, and understand demographic, user interest and other trends among our users. We might outsource these tasks and disclose personal information about you to third parties, provided the use and disclosure of your personal information by these third parties is restricted to performance of such tasks. We might also share personal information with third-party vendors to help us bring you the services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to send out email updates about Foodie Blogroll.com, to remove repetitive information from our Member lists, to provide search results or links (including sponsored links). In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities.
We may share statistical data or data we collect about services or customers, from which individual customer identities have been removed. Aggregated data helps us understand trends and site usage so we can better tailor our services to visitors interests. We may share aggregated data with third parties for various reasons, including to better understand and improve our services, and for advertising and marketing purposes
Co-branded Service Offerings
At some point, we may share Anonymous or Aggregated Information with certain businesses with which Foodie Blogroll.com has formed a strategic alliance. You may be able to identify these businesses because Foodie Blogroll.com has authorized them to display clearly identified and branded images on the Foodie Blogroll.com and in its communications. These strategic partners are requested to clearly state their own privacy policies on their own websites or promotional materials, and if you provide them with your Personal Information, it may become subject to the policies of the respective company. Foodie Blogroll.com may receive information from these strategic partners and may add such information to information already collected from you.
Third Party Services
Foodie Blogroll.com reserves the right to offer third party services and products to you on the Site, such as contest sponsorships and via newsletters or special offers, based on the preferences that you identify during the registration process and based on your subsequent preferences. We may share Aggregated Information about our user base with other entities, such as advertisers. This information does not identify individual users, except where you have given us prior, specific permission to do so. We do not link Aggregated Information with Personal Information. We may share Personal Information with third-party vendors and partners only in those situations where you have given us prior, specific permission to do so.
Notice Regarding Online behavioural Advertising
We allow third party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information
when you visit our Web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information
(e.g. click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked
or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide
advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These
companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn
more about this behavioural advertising practice visit the NAI at http://www.networkadvertising.org. To
opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices.
Third Party Contractors
We may share your Personal Information with third party contractors or service providers to provide you with the services that we offer you though our Site; to conduct quality assurance testing; to facilitate creation of accounts; to provide technical support; or to provide specific services in accordance with your instructions. These third parties are required not to use your Personal Information other than to provide the services requested by Foodie Blogroll.com . You expressly consent to the sharing of your Personal Information with our contractors and third party service providers for facilitating our providing services to you.
United States Law
Foodie Blogroll.com is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Despite these measures, you should know that Foodie Blogroll.com cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information and mistakes may happen.
Changes to Your Personal Information
You may change any of your Personal Information by editing your profile . You may request deletion of your Personal Information by Foodie Blogroll.com, but please note that we may be required (by law or otherwise) to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete the account information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives. Access and control over most personal information on Foodie Blogroll.com is readily available through the profile editing tools. Foodie Blogroll.com Members may modify or delete any of their profile information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. To get placed on our "DO NOT E-MAIL" list, send a request to support@Foodie Blogroll.com. If your e-mail address is added to the "DO NOT E-MAIL" list, you will not receive any newsletters or other opt-in e-mail messages. Please note, however, that your e-mail address being placed on the "DO NOT E-MAIL" list does not prevent you from receiving account related and non-commericial email messages from us.
Information about our Members, including personal information, might be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of company assets, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which personally identifiable information could be transferred to third parties as one of the business assets of the company.
We use reasonable security measures to store and maintain personally identifying information so as to protect it from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction by unauthorized parties while it is under our control.
This document was last updated on September 26, 2012