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This privacy policy outlines the type of personal information that is received and collected by https://foodcrumbles.com as well as https://courses.foodcrumbles.com and how it is used. These websites are owned and maintained by the company FoodCrumbles. FoodCrumbles is registered in the Netherlands with the Chamber of Commerce, registration number 82744386.

If you require more information or have questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us through our contact form.

Foodcrumbles.com only collects such personal information that is necessary for you to access and use our services. Personal identification information is voluntarily submitted (e.g. by asking for your name or email address in order to subscribe to our mailing list or making an account or providing payment details to access our courses). Users may visit our site anonymously. Personal information is never sold to third parties and you may opt-out of our mailing list at any time either by contacting us directly or by following the link at the bottom of our emails.

Foodcrumbles.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Comments & Contact forms

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 submit information through a contact form we collect the data shown in the contact form as well as the visitor’s IP address. We will store this information in our e-mail provider and will not use it for marketing purposes.

This information will be stored indefinitely.

Cookies

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. Cookies are used by most websites to tailor content and marketing messages to better suit your needs.

We use cookies on the website to track visitor behavior. If you prefer not to allow the use of cookies, you can change the configuration of your browser to warn you when you receive a cookie or automatically reject them.

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 visit our login page, 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 would like to find out more about cookies you can visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.

Embedded content

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.

We display content on our site that links to the sites and services of our partners and other third parties. We do not control the content that appears on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our site. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites that have a link to our site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt out of certain practices. Foodcrumbles.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such websites.

Google analytics

We use Google Analytics to understand how the website is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is anonymous. You can find the Google privacy policy here.

FoodCrumbles.com uses Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. Users can completely block Google Analytics tracking using Google’s Analytics Opt-out browser add-on.

Display ads

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 cookies. Mediavine may collect IP addresses and locations to serve personalized ads.  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.

Affiliates

We clearly mark affiliate links as such. We are affiliates with the following companies:

Amazon

As of April-6, 2020, FoodCrumbles.com is no longer a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. For those visiting us and using affiliate links before that time period, please refer to the Amazon.com Privacy Notice

Bookshop

FoodCrumbles.com is an affiliate for bookshop.org, “an online bookstore with a mission to financially support independent bookstores and give back to the book community”. If you decide to purchase through these affiliate links Bookshop.org will share customer data (no payment data though) unless you opt out (see also Bookshop.org’s FAQ). If you do not buy, but just browse on the FoodCrumbles store on Bookshop.com we will not receive any personal information about you. We only track the number of clicks through these links.

Once you are on bookshop.org, their privacy policy is applicable and FoodCrumbles.com cannot be held responsible for any activity on bookshop.org.

Courses

For our courses, we use a few dedicated tools to manage our students’ access. Signing up for a course is voluntary, the following tools are used.

LearnDash

We use LearnDash to sell/distribute our courses. We only collect data relevant to you being able to sign in to the course and to contact you with basic and introductory information. You may be asked to sign up for an e-mail list if you’re interested.

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide an email address. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Create your account
  • Provide you with updates on the courses we provide

If you register a free account then we will store your email address. We store information about you for as long as your account exists. We store course progress, including completion status, quiz scores, assignments and/or essay submissions (if applicable). We will also store comments on courses, lessons, topics, assignments, and essays if you choose to leave them.

Only our administrators have access to your information such as:

  • Order information such as your enrolled courses, course progress and username / email address.
  • Any additional information added in your WordPress User Profile can also be visible to the administrator(s).

Payments

We use Stripe to process payments when purchasing a course. A link to their policy is provided upon check out and can be found here.

Email marketing

You have the option to voluntarily sign up for a newsletter. Upon signing up you provide us with your email address and name (optional) and give us permission to send you updates about the FoodCrumbles business.

We do not share the information supplied with others outside of FoodCrumbles. We do use an email marketing tool to process and safely store data. We use MailerLite to do so, you can find their privacy policy here.

You can always unsubscribe from our emails using the unsubscribe button at the bottom of our emails. If you have any issues, please reach out directly and we’ll help you out.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing 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.

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 All About 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. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

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 National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

Obtaining 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, nor does it include data processed by our partners (see above).

Disclaimer

All information provided on foodcrumbles.com is provided for information purposes only. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, foodcrumbles.com makes no guarantees of any kind and cannot be held liable for any outdated or incorrect information.

Acceptance of these terms

By using this site, you signify your acceptance of this policy.

Updates

This policy was last updated on 18-May-2022 (updated MediaVine text). Any changes will be posted here.