Privacy Policy

This website A Spoonful of Vanilla http://www.aspoonfulofvanilla.co.uk (“website”) is currently governed by the following privacy policy (“privacy policy”.)

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. This statement only applies to this website.

The Information We Collect and How it is Used

Information You Voluntarily Submit to this Website: When you visit this Website and voluntarily submit information to the Website such as leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter or submitting a contact form. In additional, you are able to create a user profile, which allows you to create a username and password. We will store the username but your password will not be visible in our records.

Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources. You may like your Facebook, Instagram and/or Google accounts to your user profile. If you chose 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.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information from you and the device you used to access the Website. For example, the browser you are using to view this Website on, your IP address, how you came to this Website, the dates and times you viewed and what pages you viewed. If you click on a link on this Website then that information is also collected. This information is then used to help the Website grow and to help make any improvements.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies. Cookies are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. There are two types of cookies which we may use these are session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted. This allows us to provide you with a more personalised experience.

How This Information May be Used

Any information that has been collected may be used in the following ways:

  • To provide you with user support if you need it;
  • To track and measure the advertising on this site;
  • To maintain and operate the Website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion however with provide information on how to opt-out.
  • To respond to any comment or contact form inquiries
  • To create your account so you are able to log in and use it
  • To send you administrative communication, such as administrate emails, confirmation emails, updates on policies or security alerts;
  • To protect and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity.

How This Information May be Used by Third Parties

We may share your information with third parties but only when you explicitly authorise us to do so.

This Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your information is dictated by their privacy policies.

Google Adsense – this service uses cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to this website and other sites on the internet. Users may opt-out of personalised adverting by visiting Ads Settings

Google-Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring Website and your actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured.

MailChimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for the purpose of delivering such communication. Please see Mail Chimp’s Privacy Policy for further information.

Currently, 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 reorganisation proceeding brought by or against us.

Anonymous Data

Occasionally, we may use anonymous data, this data does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from third parties. This type of data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. An example of this type of data is the information collected from cookies.

Cookies

This Website use cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user specific information on what pages users access or visit, customise Website contact based on visitors’ browser type or to ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads.

At any time, users may prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting on your internet browser. This may permanently deny the setting of cookies. Cookies may be deleted at any time on an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible all popular Internet browsers. If the user deactivates the setting of cookies in your Internet browsing not all functions of our Website may be usable.

Google uses cookies to help serve the ads it displays on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying Google ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a Google partner’s website, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser.

Publicly Visible Information

If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. To create a user profile, you must choose a Username and Password and input your Email address to confirm your profile. Your email address will never be available publicly. You may also add an avatar, a profile description and a link to your Website.

You may also choose to link your social media accounts.

Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and Website/social media information.

Advertising

Display Ads – Third-party advertising companies may be used to serve content and advertisements when you visit this Website, which may be cookies.

Retargeting Ads Occasionally, this Website may engage in remarking efforts with third-party companies, such as Goggle, Instagram or Facebook in order to market the website. These companies cookies to serve ads based on someones past visits to the Website.

Affiliated Program Participation – This website may engage in affiliate marketing, this 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 the purpose of commission.

This Website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for site to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk. As part of this program, the Website with post customised links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilises cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

This website is also part of the Iced Jems Shop Affiliate Program. This Website will post customized links, provided by Iced Jems, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Your 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 via our contact form or at aspoonfulofvanilla@outlook.com to be removed from out mailing list.

Access – You can access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request via our contact form or by emailing aspoonfulofvanilla@outlook.com.

Amend – You can amend or update your personal information by contacting us via our contact form or by emailing aspoonfulofvanilla@outlook.com.

Forget – In certain situations, you may ask us to erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please get in contact via our contact form or by emailing aspoonfulofvanilla@outlook.com

Please keep in mind we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Sensitive Personal Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to this Website. This includes information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinion, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, trade union membership or social security number. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Information

This Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16/ If a parent or guardian believes that this Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 n its database, please contact us immediately at aspoonfulofvanilla@outlook.com or by using the contact form and we will try our best to promptly remove such information from our records.

Contact

If you would like to contact me at any time regarding questions relating to this Privacy Policy please email us at aspoonfulofvanilla@outlook.com or by using the contact form.

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