Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website.

We value and respect your privacy. This Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use, and protect any information you may provide to us.

Who we are

Our website address is www.avegancook.com (“The Website”). This site is owned and operated by Chef Victor Miranda in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Therefore the terms “The Website”,“We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to the author and/or owner of www.avegancook.com as well as the website and should be considered the same. For any inquiries we can be reached via email at support@avegancook.com

Changes and Updates

From time to time, we may revise the Privacy Policy.  To help you stay current of any changes, we note the date the Privacy Policy was last updated at the bottom of this page.

Your use of the Website following the posting of any revised Privacy Policy shall be deemed acceptance of the revised policy, so we strongly recommend that you review the Privacy Policy periodically.

Personal data we collect and Why?

Here at www.avegancook.com, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is very important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit our website, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When you fill out a contact form on www.avegancook.com we only collect the information you enter into the contact form.  If the form asks for your name, email address, or any other personal information, then that information is sent to us via email.  We only retain that information including your email address for as long as necessary to address your purpose in contacting us.

Email addresses provided in contact forms are not ever used by  www.avegancook.com for any purpose other than to reply to you in regards to your reason for contacting us.  We never sell information from contact forms to any third parties for any purpose.

Cookies

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

We use third party advertisements on www.avegancook.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geo-targeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Logs

Our log files on our secure servers store all visitors to the site, their IP address and comments. None of this can identify you directly. You can choose to use your email and identify yourself in the comments which stays in our database as comment to the post.

Based on logs we may collect the following information:

  • contact information including email address
  • location information
  • other information relevant to giveaway and offers

We use this information to improve the content of the Website as well as understand the pattern of visits and users on the site

Embedded content from other websites

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.

Analytics

As you use this Website, we use automatic data collection technology (Google Analytics) to collect certain information about your device, browsing actions, and patterns. This generally includes information about where you are, how you use our website, and any communications between your computer and this site. Among other things, we will collect data about the type of computer you use, your Internet connection, your IP address, your operating system, and your browser type.

We collect this data for statistical purposes and we don’t collect personal informationThe purpose of this data is to improve our Website and offerings.If you wish to opt out of Google Analytics so that none of your personal information is collected and stored by Google Analytics, you can download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here.  For more information on how Google collects and uses your data, you can access the Google Privacy Policy here.

Links

Content on our site contain links to other websites such as other bloggers, affiliates such as Amazon or other media sites including social media sites, which may have privacy policies that differ from our own.

We are not responsible for the collection, use or disclosure of information collected through third-party websites and expressly disclaim any liability related to such collection, use or disclosure.

We are not responsible for any information or content contained on such sites. Your browsing, use and interaction on any other websites, including websites which have a link to the Website, are subject to that website’s own rules and policies. Please review the privacy policy posted on any website that you may access through, or which links to the Website.

Payment information

If you are making a purchase on the Website, you may be asked to provide credit card information. In such event, it is our policy to redirect you to a payment processing portal hosted by a third party payment processor.

We do not collect, access, store or process any credit card information.  Please read the privacy policy on our payment processor’s website regarding the use, storage and protection of your credit card information before submitting any credit card information.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell your Personal Information to third parties and have no intention of doing so in the future.  We do use a 3rd party email provider to store your email address if you voluntarily signed up for our email Newsletters and recipe Club. The privacy policy for Convert Kit can be seen here.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose the information we collect from and about you when we have reason to believe that such disclosure is necessary to:

Identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, customers or other users of the Website, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities:

Enforce the Terms and Conditions, take precautions against liability, investigate and defend against any third-party claims or allegations, and/or protect the security or integrity of the Website.

Respond to judicial process and provide information to law enforcement agencies in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law, or otherwise as required by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws;

We may use your usage Information to identify and develop products and services that may be of interest to you and/or share this information with certain third parties for direct marketing purposes with respect to special offers, products, services, programs, promotions, surveys, publications, invitations or other opportunities that may be of interest to certain demographic groups.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over 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.

Please Note: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

We take commercially reasonable precautions and have implemented commercially reasonable technical measures to protect against the risks of unauthorized access to, erroneous disclosure of, and unlawful interception of Personal Information submitted via the Website or otherwise collected.

Data breach procedures

Once we receive your personal information, we take commercially reasonable steps to limit access to your personal information to only those employees and service providers whom we determine need access to the personal information to provide the requested products or services. However, your email transmissions and/or other communications containing personal information may be unlawfully intercepted or accessed by third parties and/or the Website may be subject to hostile network attacks or administrative errors.

Unfortunately even after we receive your personal information, we cannot guarantee that your personal information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed as a result of a breach of our commercially reasonable efforts or as a result of any other event beyond our reasonable control.

Additional information

For questions regarding your data and how we use it or comments regarding this Privacy Policy reach us via email at support@avegancook.com.

Thank you for visiting our site.

UPDATED ON 11/6/2020