The Charming Detroiter is a personal blog written by me, Sarah, at https://thecharmingdetroiter.com. The purpose of this blog is to sharing my writing, photography, and recipes with my readers. The views and opinions I share here are solely my own. This blog does accept cash advertising, sponsorship, paid-for-click advertising, and other forms of payment. These types of compensations do not and never will affect the content of my blog.
Furthermore, while I am a medical doctor and I from time-to-time may provide opinions and information on the health content of certain foods, ingredients, or recipes, this is not a substitute for medical advice from your own physician. Every person has their own individual medical concerns and diagnoses and you should consult with your primary care doctor for any specific questions you may have.
From time to time, I may agree to promote certain items on the blog. Not to worry: I will only promote items that I feel confident about! If you see the words “c/o” anywhere on the blog, that means I was provided with that particular item or ingredient in exchange for promotion on the blog.
What is the Amazon Associates Disclosure Policy?
I participate in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, which is an affiliate advertising program that allows websites to earn advertising fees by linking to products on Amazon.com, Endless.com, Smallparts.com, or Myhabit.com.
What information is collected?
I may collect the following information:
- contact information including email address,
- demographic information such as zip code, preferences and interests, and
- other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.
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.
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.
What do you do with the information collected?
I require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- I may use the information to improve our products and services.
- I may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which I think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- From time to time, I may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes via email. I may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
How secure is my information?
I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online.
How long is my information retained for?
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 do I have over my 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.
Where do you send my data?
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service (Akismet). In addition, some personal data like IP addresses, user IDs, cookies and other data for behavior profiling is collected and processed through Google Analytics. In the event that you sign up for our email list through an opt-in, email and name data will be sent to MailChimp, which is the application we use for sending out our email newsletter.
Privacy is very important to me, and I will never share your contact information (including name, e-mail address, etc.) with any other third party.
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I use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps me analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. I only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help me provide you with a better website, by enabling me to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives me access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with me.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
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.
What happens when I click a link that leads out of your blog?
My website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave The Charming Detroiter, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
What about 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.
How can I control what personal information I share?
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the 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
- if you have previously agreed to The Charming Detroiter using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting me using the Contact Form.
I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or are required by law to do so. I may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which I think you may find interesting if you tell me that you wish this to happen.
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How can I contact you for further questions?
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