These policies went into effect May 27, 2018. They were revised November 6, 2021 as described below.
This blog (Dinner at Eight) is a personal blog owned, written and edited by Sandra @ Dinner at Eight (I, my). This blog does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions. I write for my own purposes. However, I may be influenced by my background, occupation, interests, political affiliation or experience.
The owner of this blog does not receive compensation in any way from this blog. The owner of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner’s.
If I claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site.
Users may be asked for, as appropriate, their name and/or email address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us, for example, when they leave a comment, or provide their email address in order to receive posts from Dinner at Eight. If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.
Users can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site-related activities.
Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users’ means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
Web browser cookies
How we use collected information
Dinner at Eight may collect and use Users' personal information for the following purposes:
- To run and operate our Site. We may need your information to display content on the Site correctly.
- To personalize user experience. We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
- To improve our Site. We may use feedback you provide to improve our content and services.
- To send periodic emails. We may use the email address to provide information we think you will be interested in, such as blog post updates and newsletters, or to respond to your inquiries, questions, or other requests.
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices, and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Our Site uses HTTPS security encryption. This keeps information safe for the website and those who visit it.
Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users' personal identification information to others without Users’ consent. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners and trusted affiliates for the purposes outlined above.
If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, i.e. by completing the Follow by Email form, they will receive emails that may include Site news, updates, related service information, etc. Each email will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings.
Third party websites
Users may find content on our Site that links to the sites and services of our partners and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies; such websites are not governed by this Site’s privacy statement.
The Site currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Publicly visible information
If you choose to leave a comment on a blog post, the comment is then public and visible to anyone who reads the comment section. Your email address will never be shared or disclosed publicly, but your name and comment will be visible to others (as well as your profile photo, if you're using one).
If you leave a comment, you may also choose to link your website, Facebook, Instagram, or Google Account. Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
Dinner at Eight Content
Unless otherwise noted, I am the legal copyright holder of the material and pictures posted on my blog. My material may be used by peer blogs if it is linked to my blog and I am given credit for my pictures and ideas. It may not be published, copied, or reprinted without my consent.