Disclosure & Privacy
Thank you for visiting A Spicy Perspective®. Your privacy is very important to us. We are committed to protecting your personal information as we would our own. Your trust is important to us and we would not squander it for any reason.
This policy may change without notice. You should periodically check this page to stay up to date with the latest policy. This policy is effective January 19, 2010 to current date.
What Information Do We Collect?
We may collect personal information from you that you’ve voluntarily submitted to us, such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to this website when signing up for newsletters or submitting a comment or submitting an inquiry via our contact form.
We may also collect anonymous information such as your IP address. Anonymous information consists of non-personally-identifiable data. For example, when you use our website, we can log your IP address, the device you are using, operating system, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, time spent on our site, when you came to our site. We may also collect information on actions you take while visiting our website, such as what links or buttons you clicked on.
When Do We Collect Information?
We collect information from you, via cookies, when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, enter information on our site, or simply browsing the site.
Cookies are small files stored on a user’s browser by our website. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. The difference is that session cookies expire when you close your browser and persistent cookies will stay on your browser until you delete them.
See more about cookies and tracking technology below.
Cookies & Tracking Technologies
- Keep track of advertisements.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since all browsers are a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, it won’t affect your user-experience.
Additional Notes From Our Ad Publisher: When you use our website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with our partner/service provider, LiveRamp Inc and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use our first party cookie on your browser to match your shared information to their marketing databases in order to provide back a pseudonymous privacy-centric identifier for our use in real time bidding in digital advertising. We may also share hashed and de-identified email addresses, IP address, and advertising identifiers with LiveRamp, which uses that information to create a link between your device and its databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email and in app etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of this use, please head here (https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
You may have also subscribed to our newsletter. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of our marketing campaign. These tracking pixels allow us to see when you opened the email, if you opened the email, and what links you clicked in the email. This also allows the website to adapt future newsletter content to the interest of the user. This behavior is strictly confidential and will not be passed onto third parties.
You can opt-out of our email list at any time, by clicking the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of the most recent email.
We offer both free and paid eCookbooks on A Spicy Perspective. When you sign up for an ebook, your information is collected though a service called SendOwl, in order to send your downloadable links to the proper address.
If you are receiving a free eBook you have formally consented to receive our weekly emails.
When you correspond with us through email, your email address and the contents of the email is retained. We provide the same protections for these emails as we employ in all information that we have received electronically.
How Do We Use Your Information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you comment on a post, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, search A Spicy Perspective, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the website
- To improve our website in order to better serve you
- To send periodic emails that you signed up for via our newsletter
- To send you administrative communications, such as technical notices or updates on site policies
- To respond to your comments or inquiries
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized illegal activity
We use third party service providers on ASpicyPerspective.com to support our site.
Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies when they advertise on our site. The advertiser’s technology can send these advertisers information that may be contained in log files. This is generally used for geo-targeting purposes, to show ads applicable to people in a certain area, or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited.
Third-Party Links & Affiliate Programs
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program in which we earn fees by linking to Amazon.com. As part of this program, A Spicy Perspective can post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their websites. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
Opting out: You can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here: www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy
Information About Online Behavioral Advertising
Some of the ads you see on the Web or in applications on your mobile device are tailored to your interests and based on your activity online or in the applications on your mobile device. This type of “interest-based” or “online behavioral” advertising is enabled through various technologies, including browser cookies, mobile advertising identifiers as well as other non-cookie technologies. Tailored digital ads help support the free products, services and content you enjoy online.
You can learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising by visiting: https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
Distribution of Information
We may share information with governmental agencies, law enforcement agencies, or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when:
- Permitted or required by law
- Trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions
- Investigating fraud which has already taken place
The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our readers.
To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:
- Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Protecting Your Personal Information
We understand your rights and desired to keep your information safe. When you are asked to fill in a form on any website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.
On A Spicy Perspective you may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
Opt-out: If you have previously agreed to let us use your personal information for direct marketing purposes, by subscribing to our email list, you may change your mind at any time by unsubscribing. Opt-out of future email communications by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in all our emails.
Amend Information: You may access the PII we have about you by submitting a request to sommer [at] aspicyperspective.com. We can update your PII if needed, and in certain situations, you may request that we erase your PII data together.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for our record-keeping purposes, or when required by law.
A Spicy Perspective, LLC
56 South Lexington Avenue, Unit 104
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
sommer [at] aspicyperspective.com