Our Visitors and Guests Matter to Us
At Wicked Good Kitchen, we believe the privacy of our visitors and guests is of the utmost importance and our policies reflect this mindset.
This Privacy & Data Policy governs the manner in which Wicked Good Kitchen collects, uses, maintains, discloses and protects any information you provide while visiting our site, wickedgoodkitchen.com. In fact, in full transparency, we have added an Informed Consent in the areas on our site where we collect personal data (email newsletter signup areas, Comment Section and Contact forms) with a checkbox so that we may have your full consent, by action of clicking said checkbox, to collect and store this personal data (such as first name, email address, IP address and/or website URL).
Wicked Good Kitchen will NEVER share your information with any companies without your express permission. We will never, under ANY circumstances sell your information to anyone for any reason. Your IP address and email address are kept by us for tracking traffic and to contact winners for any giveaways. If at anytime a company wants to send all entrants to a giveaway a discount code, after a specific giveaway is over, you will be clearly notified in the giveaway post that we may share your email information. If you do not want to be included on that list all you have to do is email us and we will not share your information.
This Privacy & Data Policy sets out how Wicked Good Kitchen uses and protects any information that you give while using our site, wickedgoodkitchen.com. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this Privacy & Data Policy statement.
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page periodically to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
What We Collect
We may collect the following information:
- Contact information to include email address.
- Demographic information such as postal code, preferences and interests.
- Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.
What We Do with the Information We Gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular, for the following reasons:
- We may use the information to improve our products and services.
- If you have signed up for emails via wickedgoodkitchen.com, we may send promotional emails as requested about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Effective May 25, 2018, the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives EU citizens more control over how their personal data is handled.
Therefore, our EU site visitors (as well as all of our site visitors), will have the opportunity to specify communication preferences and choose to continue receiving our FREE email newsletter delivered via our email newsletter service provider, MailChimp. Through the MailChimp service, our EU newsletter subscribers (as well as all of our site visitors), may amend, correct, update or delete their contact information we have on file (currently, we only collect email addresses and not first and/or last names via this service) by simply visiting the bottom of the newsletter and, in the Email Preferences area, select the links to either change your email address or unsubscribe from this list.
In addition, we have taken steps to offer an opt-in checkbox for the informed consent of our EU site visitors when sharing their personal data (such as first name, email address, IP address and/or website URL) when utilizing either our Contact form or Comment Section at the end of each blog post where such information is shared. Furthermore, our hosting company, HostGator, has taken measures to ensure the personal information collected and stored by our EU readers (as well as all of our readers) is kept both safe and secure on their servers.
Below is a summary of what GDPR entails:
Applies to any personal data (any data that relates to or can be used to identify someone). Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, social security number, location data, an online identifier (IP address or email address). This regulation also controls what can be done with this personal information.
Applies to any sensitive personal data such as race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation and/or health status that our advertising networks may collect and store.
Requires that consent is given or there is a good reason to process or store personal information. This gives a person the right to know what information is being stored about them. Parental consent will be required to process the personal data of children under the age of 16 for online services.
Right to be forgotten. Allows a person to request that their personal information be completely erased.
Privacy by design and default: Systems operated by our hosting company, HostGator, and email newsletter service provider, MailChimp, are required to have protection designed into them by May 25, 2018. Access to this data is strictly controlled. If data is lost, stolen or is accessed without permission, the authorities, along with the people whose data was accessed, must be notified by these service providers within 72 hours.
Right to access and data portability: A person can request their information as well as use or transfer the data to another service at any time.
Wicked Good Kitchen is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better site experience, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you—other than the data you choose to share with us.
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, however, may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
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Links to Other Websites
Our website, wickedgoodkitchen.com, may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and, furthermore, such sites are not governed by this Privacy & Data Policy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy and data policy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling Your Personal Information
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 us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.
When commenting on posts on this website, you have the option to leave an email address. This is simply to receive any comment replies or answers directly to your email inbox. However, your email address will never be published. You will also have the option to leave your name. You may choose to leave your first and last name, or just your first name. This information will be published.
Wicked Good Kitchen will never sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your express permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
This Privacy & Data Policy is subject to change and was last updated on May 23, 2018.
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