PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy explains how Kristi Bowlby LLC (owner/founder of This Meal by Design) and this Website (www.thismealbydesign.com) uses and protects any information that you give while using www.thismealbydesign.com. At This Meal by Design we try to provide meaningful content to our readers and followers. We also believe in transparency, which is why you’ll find all the details about what information we collect, how compensation works for the Website, and other Terms of Use that apply to you.

This policy may change without notice. You should periodically check this page to stay up to date with the latest policy.

By accessing and browsing this Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. In the event of any violation of these Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy, or any applicable laws, we intend to fully cooperate with any law enforcement officials or agencies in the investigation of such violations.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

No Warranty: This Meal by Design does not make any warranties of any kind.

The Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. This Meal by Design disclaims all warranties, express and or implied, including but not limited to fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, non-infringement, availability, or security.

We Make a reasonable effort to provide accurate information, but cannot warrant that any information provided is accurate, complete, reliable or current. We provide no warranties or assume liabilities for any information on the Website.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, leave a comment, or enter a promotion. We will use your email address for the purposes for which you provided it to us. You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email. Your email address may also be shared with the technology provider we use in connection with the purpose for which you provided it. For example, we use ConvertKit to deliver our email newsletters. Information provided is transferred to ConvertKit for processing in accordance to their Privacy Policy. If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section entitled “(EEA) European Economic Area Residents.”

Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources.  You may link your Facebook, TikTok, Pinterest, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile.  If you choose to link your Facebook, TikTok, Pinterest, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.  The Website may utilize the Facebook commenting system, so if you choose to comment on a Website post, your profile picture will appear.

Automatically-Collected Information: We may automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we may log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on our Website.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

We may use the information collected in the following ways to do the following:

Operate and maintain the Website;

Create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account;

Send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;

Send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;

Respond to your comments or inquiries;

Provide you with user support;

Track and measure (current or future) advertising on the Website;

Protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

ANONYMOUS DATA

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION

If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.  To create a user profile, you must choose a username and password and input your email address for profile confirmation.  Your email address will never be available publicly.  At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.

You may also choose to link your Facebook, TikTok, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google Account.

Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.

COOKIES

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at https://google.com/policies/privacy/

Google Analytics Demographics is in use on the Website. Collected aggregate data (such as gender, age, and interest) is used to guide content in order to better serve visitors. It may also be cited in media kits and referenced in discussion with potential partnerships or affiliates.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

ADVERTISING

Display Ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads

On occasion, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Pinterest, YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Affiliate Program Participation

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

This Meal by Design is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Newsletters & Podcasts

On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter or podcast updates, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters or podcast updates sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters and podcasts to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

  1. Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at support@thismealbydesign.com to be removed from our mailing list
  2. Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request
  3. Amend – You may contact us to amend or update your personal information.
  4. Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request.
  5. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices of this site, please contact us at support@thismealbydesign.com

(EEA) EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA RESIDENTS

If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us related to advertising on the Website or see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, you can contact support@thismealbydesign.com.

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

Under California law, the sharing of your information with a service provider for advertising purposes could be considered a “sale.” To opt out of the sharing of your information for advertising information, click the opt out link provided at the end of the post. California law gives residents the right to opt out of the “sale” of their personal information to third parties, including for advertising purposes. You also have the right to request from us the categories of personal information that we have shared and the categories of third parties to whom the information was provided. To make such a request, please contact us at support@thismealbydesign.com. We do not share your name, contact information, or any other sensitive information with third parties, and the categories of third parties that we share information with for advertising purposes are supply side platforms, programmatic advertising exchanges, and demand side platforms.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

This Meal by Design provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators. Nutrition information can vary for a recipe based on precision of measurements, brands or the source of nutrition data. We strive to keep the calculations accurate, but we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. We encourage you (the reader) to make your own calculations on trusted devices.  

The content creators (authors) of the Website are not physicians nor dietitians. Any recommendations are made based on our research or personal experience, but shall not be construed as medical or nutritional advice or counseling in any way. You are fully responsible for any actions you take and any consequences that occur as a result of anything you read or try on this Website or social media posts made in connection to This Meal by Design’s content therein.

The Website or content herein (or on our related social media accounts) is not intended to cure, prevent, diagnose, or treat any disease, condition or relationship. Please consult your healthcare provider, therapist, or counselor regarding any health related decisions.  

This Meal by Design or Kristi Bowlby LLC, shall not be liable for adverse reactions or any other outcome resulting from the use of recipes or recommendations on the Website, social media posts, newsletters, etc., or actions you take as a result.

SPONSORED CONTENT

This Meal by Design may work with companies by developing a recipe using a specific product, hosting a giveaway, or reviewing a product. A disclosure will always be included at the top of every sponsored post. Even when we are compensated, we will be honest in our opinions. This Meal by Design wishes to only share products that we believe are a good fit for This Meal by Design & our audience. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

CONTACT

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices of this site, please don’t hesitate to contact us at support@thismealbydesign.com.

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