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Flipped-Out Food, by Adeptify, LLC is a personal blog that is owned, photographed, written, edited, and published by me, Erin Michelle Frank (please call me “Michelle”!). This blog is completely based on my personal opinions and experiences. Unless stated otherwise, all content is my own. If, as in the case of a guest blog, the content is not my own, this information will be disclosed at the beginning of the post.
Like most food bloggers out there, I sometimes receive compensation for recipe development, product reviews, and affiliate links. If you click on an affiliate link on my site and buy a product or service, I will receive a small commission, which helps me cover the overhead of running this site, creating recipes, and bringing you great content. (Let me just say—if you do end up making a purchase through an affiliate link—that I really appreciate your support!)
I may also promote products through my various social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+). Rest assured, though, that any compensation for these promotions will not influence my view of the product in any way: I will still give you my honest assessment. Please also know that I will only promote those products that I believe in and use myself, and that I think will be interesting to my readers. If I’m not a fan, you won’t see it promoted on Flipped-Out Food. But you might see a snarky review.
I am a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for this site to earn fees by linking to affiliated sites. My current affiliations are as follows:
- As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
- CJ Affliliates
- Food Blogger Pro (Pinch of Yum)
- Google AdSense
- Social Warfare
- Sur La Table
- Tasty Food Photography (Pinch of Yum)
- Thrive Market
In order to operate better and provide our services to you, it is sometimes necessary for Flipped-Out Food to collect or process information about You. Generally speaking, this information will take one or more of the following forms:
FlippedOutFood.com uses log files, as do many websites: these include internet protocol (IP) addresses, the type of web browser used, the Internet Service Provider used (ISP), date/time stamp of visits, referring and exit pages, and the length of visits.
Why do this? It helps Flipped-Out Food analyze trends, continually improve the site, track users’ movement on Flipped-Out Food, and gather demographic information. All of this information helps Flipped-Out Food adapt content, layout, and navigation to improve the user experience for its visitors. Note: the IP address and other information gathered is not linked to any personally identifiable information.
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Flipped-Out Food uses traffic log cookies to see which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to your (and other visitors’) needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes; data is then removed from the system.
These cookies help us make Flipped-Out Food better by showing us which pages you find useful and which you do not (for example: if you leave a page immediately, that tells us the page wasn’t very useful, or something is wrong with it!). In no way do cookies give Flipped-Out Food access to your computer or any personal information about you (other than what you choose to share with us [e.g., your email address, if you’d like, when you comment on a post]). NOTE: Flipped-Out Food will never share your email address or any private information with anyone else without your express permission.
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This site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping Flipped-Out Food understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content (for example, if you check out a post and immediately leave, that’s an indication that something might be wrong with that post).
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Because we sell products, it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase; as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.
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Flipped-Out Food uses adverts to offset the costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioral advertising cookies used by this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest.
Several partners advertise on our behalf: affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and (where applicable) allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, social media sites (including Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Flipboard, and G+) will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you; as mentioned above, if you’re unsure, it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. This Cookies Policy was created with the help of the CookiePolicyGenerator.com to comply with the heightened data security standards being implemented under the General Data Protection Regulation in the EU.
However, if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:
By visiting this link: https://www.flippedoutfood.com/contact/
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Flipped-Out Food will never share your email address or other private information with anyone without your permission. You must leave your email address if you leave a comment, but it will never be shared or displayed. That said, your comments are publicly displayed, so make sure not to include private information. If you choose to receive email updates from Flipped-Out Food, you may opt out from future mailings at any time.
Flipped-Out Food is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure of this information, we have established appropriate procedures to safeguard and secure the information Flipped-Out Food collects from you online. Flipped-Out Food’s systems and services are designed with privacy in mind, and we operate according to a ‘data minimization’ principle wherever possible, meaning that we will only ever ask you for the minimum amount of information required to provide our services efficiently; we have no desire to retain (and therefore maintain) any more information than is necessary. We aspire to comply to the fullest extent possible with applicable data protection regulations, in particular the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and ePrivacy Directive, where applicable.
Access to your data
In situations for which you have directly provided personal information to us (for example, by completing an online form or contacting us for further information), you have a number of rights regarding the personal data that we hold:
- You have the right to obtain confirmation from us that any such data is being held;
- You have the right to request that Flipped-Out Food provide you with whatever data we are holding/processing about you, including the right for that data to be transferred to another data controller;
- You have the right, at any time, to withdraw the permission you granted Flipped-Out Food to use your personal data as described above;
- You have the right to request that Flipped-Out Food rectify any incomplete or incorrect information held about you;
- You have the right to require Flipped-Out Food to erase any data held about you (the ‘right to be forgotten’);
For situation in which Flipped-Out Food collects personal data automatically (such as from your internet browser or via internet Cookies or other similar technologies):
- You have the right to object to the legal basis upon which we are collecting this data, and Flipped-Out Food has the obligation to consider and respond to that objection;
- You have the right to request the prevention of further processing of your data while your objection is considered;
- You have the right to make a complaint to the relevant data protection authority (which, in the US, is the Federal Trade Commission)
- In most circumstances, you can exercise these rights without paying a fee to us.
Who we are
In terms of your use of this website, We, Flipped-Out Food, act in the capacity of Data Controller, and should you have any questions or concerns about the data we hold about you, we can be contacted using the information below:
Data Controller: Flipped-Out Food
Copyright and Attribution
All information on Flipped-Out Food, including text, recipes, photographs, and all other content is copyrighted and registered with copyrighted.com. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without my express, written permission is strictly forbidden. That being said, you may certainly feature content (for example, by linking to a recipe) on your site. To do so, you must provide a direct link back to my original content here on Flipped-Out Food—you may not reproduce the content. I am also a big fan of including images on Twitter if you decide to tweet my content to your followers: again, please link directly back to my original content and include @FlippedOutFood in your tweet (and THANK YOU! After all, caring is sharing).
If you have questions, please use Flipped-Out Food’s Contact Form to be sure that you’re following all copyright requirements and site policies.