Privacy Policy

General

Below is the privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) applicable to your use of LivetoSweet.com (the “Website”). The Privacy Policy affects your rights as an individual user, as well as the rights of Live to Sweet.

Live to Sweet is committed to maintaining the privacy and protection of your personal information. This Privacy Policy tells you about the information we collect on our Website, what we do with that information, and with whom we share the information. In order to ensure your privacy, information Live to Sweet collects from visitors to its Website is used only in the manner and for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. By using the Website, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this Privacy Policy, which may be modified from time to time.

Copyright Policy

The Website was created, written, and is edited by me (Amee). ©Live to Sweet.  All images and content are copyright protected.  Please do not use my images without prior permission.  If you would like to republish a Live to Sweet recipe, please rewrite the recipe in your own words and link back to the blog post and to the Website home page. For example: “This recipe for “Honey Sugar Cookies” is from Amee at “Live to Sweet“.

For any other uses of photos, recipes, or posts, please request permission from [email protected]

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Live to Sweet uses and protects any information that you give while using www.livetosweet.com

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Live to Sweet may change this policy by updating this page.  You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.  This policy is effective from March 2018.

Live to Sweet, found at https://www.livetosweet.com/ (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

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.

What information do we collect and how is it used?

Information you voluntarily submit to the Website:

We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address.  For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Automatically-collected information:

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website.  For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the date/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 the Website.

How your information may be used:

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters.  Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquires;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To 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 policy.

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.

Mailchimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters.  We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mailchimp’s privacy policy for further information at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

Akismet – We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

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.

Links to Other Websites

Our Website may contain links to other websites of interest.  However, once you have used these links to leave our Website, you should note that we do not have control over that other website.  Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

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 leave a comment on the Website, certain information may be publicly visible.  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.  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.

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

Google Adsense Advertising

Google uses cookies to help serve the ads it displays on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying Google ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a Google partner’s website, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser.

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

If you have not opted out of third-party ad serving, the cookies of other third-party vendors or ad networks may also be used to serve ads on your site, which should also be disclosed in your privacy policy in the following manner:

  • Notify your site visitors of the third-party vendors and ad networks serving ads on your site.
  • Provide links to the appropriate vendor and ad network websites.
  • Inform your users that they may visit those websites to opt out of the use of cookies for personalized advertising (if the vendor or ad network offers this capability). Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of some third-party vendors’ uses of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.

Because publisher sites and laws across countries vary, we’re unable to suggest specific privacy policy language. However, you may wish to review resources such as the Network Advertising Initiative for guidance on drafting a privacy policy. For additional details regarding cookie consent notices, please refer to cookiechoices.org.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in re-marketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, 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.

Live to Sweet 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

On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes.  All newsletters 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 to the interests of the user.  This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

Rights Related to Your Personal Information

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected]

Amend – You may contact us at [email protected] to amend or update your personal information.

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 record.

Partnerships

Occasionally I may be compensated for partnerships with brands and products. Any partnerships that I participate in will be for brands or products that I myself use and love.  I do not now, nor will I ever accept payment or product in exchange for writing a review that isn’t a truthful representation of my opinion.  I may provide information/claims given to me by a company, but not as my opinion.  All partnerships will be clearly marked at the beginning of any post I write for a partner.

Contact Information

We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Privacy Policy, simply by posting such change, update, or modification on the Web Site, without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Website. 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.

At any time, please contact us at [email protected] for questions related to this Privacy Policy.