1. An overview of data protection
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
Visitors’ Rights Under GDPR
As someone who resides in the European Union, you are entitled to exercise certain rights that you are given under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
As a consumer and/or visitor on our Site who is located in the European Union region, you always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted.
Once you request that your data be erased from Recipes from Europe’s databases, we have thirty (30) days to comply with your request. If it’s impossible to comply within 30 days, then Recipes from Europe will respond to the Visitor’s request and let them know about the issue and also give them a reasonable time as to when their request for deletion will be honored.
You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
Any information or data that you chose to provide us will be kept with Recipes from Europe until one of these happens: (1) you ask Recipes from Europe to DELETE the information and/or data; (2) Recipes from Europe decides to STOP USING the existing data processors, or (3) Recipes from Europe decides that the cost of retaining the data outweighs the value in retaining it.
You have the right to withdraw consent on a data that you previously gave us consent to collect and process. The right to withdraw consent applies to any future processing of that data. However, any data that has been collected and processed previously based on valid consent is lawful and not subject to liability based on any legal grounds.
Aside from rights such as request to access, request to delete, and rectify, an EU user also has the right to place restrictions on the data processing itself. This means a user can limit certain things that Recipes from Europe can and cannot do with their data. You can choose to limit transfer of your data to third-party businesses (unless it’s essential for Recipes from Europe’s basic functions).
Lastly, it’s Recipes from Europe’s duty to inform you that we only require information that is reasonably necessary. We do not collect any unnecessary data, and any information we acquire is used for legitimate business purposes such as growing and scaling our business, or being able to provide satisfactory customer service to you and other users.
Analytics and third-party tools
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.
This website is hosted by an external service provider (website host). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. This can be IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website access and other data that are generated via a website.
The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract towards our potential and existing customers and in the interest of a safe, fast, and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider. Our website host will only process your data to the extent that this is necessary to fulfill its performance obligations and to follow our instructions in relation to this data.
Data processing agreement
In order to guarantee data protection-compliant processing, we have entered into a data processing agreement with our host.
3. General information and mandatory information
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Eric Wychopen and Lisa Unverricht
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the state in which our company is headquartered.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.
4. Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
5. Social media
Share content via plugins (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.)
The content on our pages can be shared on other social networks like Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. This page uses the Grow Social Sharing Tool. This tool establishes direct contact between the networks and users only after users click on one of these buttons.
This tool does not automatically transfer user data to the operators of these platforms. If users are logged into one or more of the social networks, the Share buttons for Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. will display an information window in which the user can edit the text before it is sent.
Our users can share the content of this page on social networks without their providers creating profiles of users’ surfing behavior.
6. Analytics and advertising
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website.
You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objecting to the collection of data
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.
Outsourced data processing
We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and implement the requirements of the data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
For information regarding data collection by Mediavine ad partners including how to opt-out of data collection, please click here.
For the comment function on this website, in addition to the comment, we also save the time when the comment was made, and – if you don’t post anonymously – your email and chosen username (it does not have to be your real name!).
Our comment feature stores the IP address of visitors who post comments. This is done in order to be able to act against the author in case the comment is in violation of the law. The storage of the IP address is based on our legitimate interest.
The comments and the associated data (e.g. IP address) are stored on our website until the comment has been deleted or had to be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. racist comments).
The storage of the comment and information you provided is based on your consent. You can always revoke your consent by sending us an email. The legality of the data processing that has already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
If you want to receive the newsletter offered on this website, you need to provide your email address, confirm that it is your email address, and consent to receiving our newsletter. We will not share this information with third parties other than our newsletter service provider. Your email address will never be shared, sold, or leased to any other third-party members.
The processing of the data you entered in the newsletter registration form takes place on the basis of your consent.
In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, any and all communications sent from our Company or Website will clearly state who the email is from, who the email is for, and how to contact the sender.
The registration for our newsletter takes place in a “double opt-in procedure”. This means that after signing up you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration.
This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with someone else’s email address. To comply with legal requirements in some countries, the confirmation of the “double opt-in” will be stored and includes the time of registration, location and your IP address.
Revoking Your Consent
You can revoke your consent at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of a newsletter. After this action, we will not send you any more emails. We might store your data for a period of up to two years to be able to show proof of prior consent. This is done on the basis of legitimate interest. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
Newsletter Service Provider & Measuring Success
For sending our newsletter we use MailerLite, which is offered by MailerLite, Inc., a Delaware corporation at 548 Market St PMB 54955 San Francisco, California 94104-5401 US. This is done on the basis of legitimate interest. The data related to sending the newsletter might thus be stored on MailerLite servers in the USA.
Our newsletters can contain a so-called “web-beacon”, which can track the opening of newsletters as well as potential link clicks. In addition, technical information is recorded (e.g. time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system).
We use this information for statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns, which allows us to analyze the success of our newsletter and make it better. If you don’t want this information to be collected, please don’t subscribe to our newsletter or revoke your consent by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of a newsletter.
Newsletter Singup Forms
To collect email addresses for our newsletter, we use the MailerLite signup form. In some cases, cookies which do not store any personal identifying information are set in your browser when a signup form is displayed. This is done to improve user experience and prevent showing the form to the same visitor again within a short time frame.
9. Online marketing and affiliate programs
Amazon affiliate program
As a result, Amazon can detect that you clicked the affiliate link on our website. The website operator has a legitimate interest in this service since it only receives credit for referral fees if these cookies are set.
Other affiliate programs
Additionally, we are members of the following affiliate programs and platforms:
The website operator has a legitimate interest in this service since it only receives credit for referral fees if these cookies are set. To obtain more information about how these companies use your data, see their privacy policies through the links above.
10. Children’s Privacy and Data
This Website is not intended for children under the age of 13. We and this Website do not knowingly and intentionally collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not use or provide any information on this Website. Do not use any third parties that might have links present on this Website. Do not provide your name, address, phone number or any payment information.
If a parent or guardian believes that this Website unknowingly collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13 in its database, please contact us at once at email@example.com, and we will do our best to immediately remove any and all such information from our database.
11. California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
California Consumer Privacy Act (hereafter, “CCPA”) is a California privacy law that is effective as of January 1, 2020. This notice applies solely to website users, visitors, and customers (purchasers) who reside in the State of California (hereafter, “consumer”, “consumers”, “you”).
Under CCPA, California consumers have several added rights and privileges that serve to protect their personal information from being used in a way that the consumer does not agree with. This notice is in place to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018 that went into effect as of January 1, 2020.
A consumer has the right to request and know what categories of information and what personal information we collect, how we collect it, and for what purpose we collect it.
CONSUMER’S RIGHT TO DEMAND DISCLOSURE
You have the right to demand that we disclose what categories of information we have or are collecting about you and what personal information we have collected or are collecting about you.
In an effort to maintain full compliance, we are disclosing the categories of information that we generally collect from and/or about consumers.
As a consumer, you are free to request disclosure of your information at no extra charge to you if you make such requests no more than twice (2) during a 12-month period.
General Information We Collect
We generally collect personal information, as listed under CCPA, in the form of your email address, the IP address of your device, advertising identifier on your mobile device, as well as cookies stored on your browser.
We collect the consumer information stated above through Opt-in forms by offering free resources and asking people to join our email list, Google Analytics as well as cookies and web beacons as part of Mediavine Programmatic Advertising.
You have the right to request disclosure of the personal information we collected about you by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONSUMER’S RIGHT TO REQUEST DELETION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Under CCPA, a consumer has the right to contact the business that collected personal information about the consumer and request deletion of that information.
There are certain limited circumstances under which the business does not have to comply and delete the information, as follows:
- To provide and complete the transaction for which the information was collected in the first place (for example, selling and delivering goods and services);
- To be in compliance with a legal obligation;
- To carry out and be compliant with another legal requirement; and
- To keep the information for internal use that is reasonable to the consumer.
CONSUMER’S RIGHT TO DEMAND DISCLOSURE IN CASE OF SALE
As a consumer, you have the right to request full disclosure if a business sells or transfers your personal information for a business purpose. You have the right to know what specific information has been sold or transferred, to whom, and for what business purpose.
We sell personal information we collect from consumers for programmatic advertising purposes. We, and our partners, use this information to tailor and deliver ads to you on our site, or to help tailor ads to you when you visit others’ sites. To tailor ads that may be more relevant to you, we and/or our partners may share the information we collect with third parties.
The consumer has the right to request that we disclose what category of information we sold, the specific pieces of information we sold, to whom we sold it, and for what business purpose we sold it. Consumers can make this request by contacting us at email@example.com.
CONSUMER’S RIGHT TO REQUEST THAT A BUSINESS DOES NOT SELL THEIR INFORMATION
Under CCPA, a consumer has the right to request that a business that collected personal information about the consumer does not sell that information to anyone.
In our efforts to comply with the CCPA, you can find a “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link in the footer of our website. If there is a field asking for your email address, please be sure to include the same email you opted in with.
If and when you select “Do Not Sell My Personal Information,” you will be marked as an opt out. Therefore, you can be sure that your personal information and other general data collected about you will never be sold.
OUR BUSINESS WILL NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANY CONSUMER
If you choose to exercise your right and request that we never sell your information, in accordance with CCPA, we will not and cannot discriminate against you for choosing to exercise your right.
You will have access to the same services at the same prices as everyone else. The quality and conditions of products and services you receive will be the same as everyone else, regardless of your choice to exercise your CCPA right to forbid the selling of your information.
SECURING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Under CCPA, a business that collects or receives personal information about a consumer must implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices.
If a business experiences a data breach, then it will be held liable if it did not implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices.
We do our due diligence and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices to make sure that the consumer data and private information we collect is safe and secure.
Here are the security practices we have in place to protect consumer data:
- All the systems containing consumer information (such as our email service provider) are password protected.
- The passwords are considered strong and are not easy to figure out.
- Only 2 people know the password.
- To make our Email Service Provider database even more secure, we change the password every 3 months.
- Our computers are protected from third-party access by having an additional password layer before a user can start working on the computer.
- In addition to the statements above, we take reasonable precautions on a daily basis to protect consumer information from unauthorized use, modification, destruction, and disclosure.
If you wish to exercise your rights under CCPA and make requests for disclosure or deletion of your personal information or disclosure about sale of information, you can contact us directly and make such requests. You can also contact us at any time if you are not happy about the way we are handling your data.
We will respond as quickly as reasonably possible. Please keep in mind that we do not have to comply with requests if you make them more than twice during a 12-month period.
Make your requests by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last modified January 30, 2021.