Privacy and Disclosure Policy

This policy is valid from April 11, 2016.

Privacy

This privacy policy sets out how Ginger and Scotch uses and protects any information that you give while using gingerandscotch.com.

Should 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 policy.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Ginger and Scotch may change this policy, if needed, as our blog evolves and to comply with regulatory guidelines. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on this site. It is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms.

Disclosure

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by us (Sandy and Donald, aka Ginger and Scotch). For questions about this blog, please send a message to info {at} gingerandscotch {dot} com or use our contact form.

Ginger and Scotch blog may occasionally accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, and other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. The opinions expressed by us on this blog or in social media are our own. Any sponsored posts will be clearly identified as such. All compensation agreed upon reflects our time and costs to create the content. This blog does contain occasional affiliate links where, at no additional cost to you, we receive a small commission when products are purchased through links on our blog. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Any money earned from commission helps us cover the cost of maintaining this website.

If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. 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.

What Information is Collected

The following information may be collected:

  • contact information including email address;
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests;
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.
What Is Done With the Information

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
Security

We only select reputable Third Party Companies that are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected online are in place.

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 analyze 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 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. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

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. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Third Party Advertising

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. Our advertising partners include but are not limited to:

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 websites 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 behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org.

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.

Controlling Your Personal Information

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

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes;
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

Opt Out

If Ginger and Scotch chooses to send out newsletter updates in the future and we have your email address on file, you may receive a copy of our newsletter. However, at the bottom of every newsletter will be an easy way to opt-out with an “Unsubscribe” link .  We hate SPAM as much as you and have no intention of filling up your inbox with unwanted messages.

Photography

All photographs on Ginger and Scotch were taken by us, unless otherwise noted. Please contact us to obtain permission if you would like to use a photo on this site. In general, we don’t mind if our photos are republished on other sites as long as there is a link back to the blog post from which the photo is taken, and as long as the recipe or post itself is not also published with the photograph.

Use of Our Recipes

If you would like to republish a recipe you find here on Ginger and Scotch on your own website, please 1) re-write the instructions in your own unique words rather than copying and pasting ours and 2) please provide a working link back to the source recipe on gingerandscotch.com. We ask that you rewrite the recipes in your own words because Google penalizes sites when they see duplicate content on the web.

Contact

If you have any further questions, please contact us by sending a message to info {at} gingerandscotch {dot} com or use our contact form.

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