Disclosure & Privacy Policies

These policies went into effect May 27, 2018. They were revised November 6, 2021 as described below.

Disclosure Policy

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.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Dinner at Eight (we) collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the https://cometodinnerat8.blogspot.com website ("Site").

We wish to emphasize that we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used.

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

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. Users' web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert them when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

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.

Electronic newsletters

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:
  •  MailChimp – 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 the service's privacy policy for further information.
  •  Google Analytics – this service tracks Site usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Site. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. Please refer to the service's privacy policy for further information.
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.

Changes to this privacy policy

Dinner at Eight has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

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.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us via the comment section below.

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.

This document was created on May 27, 2018. It was reviewed September 18, 2020. Minor edits were made September 4, 2021. It was revised November 6, 2021 to identify a new third-party service provider.

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