Privacy Policy

Marsha’s Baking Addiction believes very strongly in keeping your personal information confidential.  The following policy describes what information we collect and how it is used and shared.

WHAT INFORMATION 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 Marsha’s Baking Addiction 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 Marsha’s Baking Addiction. 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 dates/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 Marsha’s Baking Addiction.

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 communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries
  • To track and measure advertising on Marsha’s Baking Addiction
  • 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, Marsha’s Baking Addiction 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 policies.

Marsha’s Baking Addiction 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.

Mailerlite – 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 Mailerlite’s privacy policy for further information.

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.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

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 a post, your name may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly. At your option, you may also link to your website.

COOKIES

Marsha’s Baking Addiction 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

Display Ads: We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit Marsha’s Baking Addiction, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Affiliate Program Participation: Marsha’s Baking Addiction 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.

Marsha’s Baking Addiction 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 Marsha’s Baking Addiction, 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. You may also notify us at info@marshasbakingaddiction.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access: You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to info@marshasbakingaddiction.com.

Amend: You may contact us at info@marshasbakingaddiction.com to amend or update your personal information.

Forget: In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to info@marshasbakingaddiction.com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to Marsha’s Baking Addiction. 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

Marsha’s Baking Addiction 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 immediately at info@marshasbakingaddiction.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please contact us at info@marshasbakingaddiction.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

This privacy policy is subject to change and was last updated on May, 4th 2018.

DISCLOSURE

This blog and company is owned, written, and edited by me, Marsha Cook. It is based upon personal experiences, opinions, and preferences.

Brands and advertisers will never influence the content of blog posts. I will always have the right to choose the topics, products, and content. It will always be relevant to my blog and my readers. Occasionally, I will link to a product or website. I may also be paid a commission based on the sell of such products. When those links appear in a post, I will make readers aware of this by adding a disclaimer at the bottom of the post that reads: This post contains affiliate links.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are always 100% my own. I believe in complete honesty. Compensation will never influence my opinions on anything. If I don’t like it or don’t fully believe in it, I will never promote it. I will always speak the truth on products and experience. I will only share brands and products that are relevant to this blog, and my reader’s interests.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.