October 1, 2007

PRIVACY POLICY


This website, My Diverse Kitchen and I are committed to maintaining the privacy and protection of your personal information. This privacy policy tells you about the information collected on this website and how that information is used. By using the My Diverse Kitchen website, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this privacy policy, which may be modified from time to time. 

Children Under 13:

My Diverse Kitchen is not directed at children under the age of 13. I operate my website in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.  

Information Collected:

The information collected on My Diverse Kitchen falls into two categories: (1) information you supply when you register to receive emails or comment on this website, and (2) tracking information collected as you navigate through the website.

Personally Identifying Information

In operating the website, My Diverse Kitchen may include registration, comment forms, online surveys, and other online forms that ask users to provide their names, e-mail addresses, and other contact information.

Tracking Information

Cookies and Web Beacons

From time to time, I may through this website, use cookies to help you personalize your online experience. Cookies are identifiers that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. Cookies help us learn which areas of this website are useful and which areas need improvement.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your Web browser; however, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.
A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a web site.

Click Tracking

Like most other websites, My Diverse Kitchen gathers certain 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 clickstream data. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Except as noted herein, I do not link this automatically-collected data to personal information.

IP Addresses

Each user’s IP address is logged with each visit and each action performed on My Diverse Kitchen. This information is never provided to the third parties, except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, and is logged only for a temporary period of time. IP address information is linked to personal information and may be used in an effort to block a “banned” user from accessing the Site.

Advertising.

Some of the advertisers on this website may serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. We may use advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the website, one of which is http://www.gourmetads.com  . These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and I disclaim all liability in connection therewith.

Participation on a Public Website

You should be aware that any personal information you submit on My Diverse Kitchen in the comments may be read, collected, or used by other users of this Site, including anonymous visitors. 

How Your Information Will Be Used:

Personal Information
I will not share your personal information with any third parties without your consent, except as necessary to provide you with the services offered by this website or to comply with the law. Your personal information may be used to verify your identity, to check your qualifications, or to follow up with transactions initiated on the site. We may also use your contact information to inform you of any changes to My Diverse Kitchen, or to send you additional information about My Diverse Kitchen. 

Anonymous Information

I may use anonymous information to analyze visitor traffic to this website, but will not examine this information for individually identifying information. In addition, information about anonymous IP addresses may be used to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer this website, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.

Use of Cookies

I may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests. Promotions or advertisements displayed on our site may contain cookies. I do not have access to or control over information collected by outside advertisers on our site.

Disclosure of Personal Information

I may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on My Diverse Kitchen, (2) protect and defend the rights or property of My Diverse Kitchen or the users of this site, or (3) act under circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of this website. 

Security

My Diverse Kitchen has security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that is obtained from you, but I cannot make any assurances about my ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration. 

Comments

My Diverse Kitchen may include interactive forms such as comments. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. 

Third Party Websites

My Diverse Kitchen may contain links to other websites. If you choose to visit other websites, I shall not be held responsible for the privacy practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies. 

Opting Out

For information about opting out of Gourmet Ads and ad serving partners please visit http://www.gourmetads.com/about/privacy-policy  

Contacting Me

If you have any questions about this policy, practices related to this website, please feel contact me at aparna[AT]mydiversekitchen[DOT]com 

Updates and Changes

I 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 My Diverse Kitchen and without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the 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.

This policy was last updated on December 16, 2013.