ShelfLifeTips.com values the privacy of all users of this website. As part of an ongoing commitment to protecting your privacy, I have created this notice describing our online information practices, as well as the choices you can make about the information the website collects and how it is used.
I have made this warning available on every page of the website in order to make it easily accessible.
Personal Data Collection and Usage
User-generated data (also known as Usage Data) is data that is acquired automatically either by the use of a website or by the website’s infrastructure.
When you visit ShelfLifeTips.com, information about your visit is recorded. Usage data contains information such as the date and time of access, the pages visited, the duration of the visit, and other similar information.
This information is used solely for internal purposes, such as analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements, and gathering broad demographic statistics.
Most crucially, any collected data does not contain any information that can be used to identify an individual.
ShelfLifeTips.com does not gather any personal information about you other than the information you choose to share with us when you leave a comment.
When visitors leave comments on the site, we gather the data provided in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to aid in spam detection. If you have any questions about this, please contact us.
It is possible that an anonymized string formed from your email address (also known as a hash) will be transmitted to the Gravatar service in order to determine whether or not you are using it.
How long does ShelfLifeTips.com Retain Your Data
If you post a comment, both the comment and the metadata associated with it will be stored eternally. This allows us to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically, rather than having to wait for them to be approved through the moderation queue.
Users that register on our website (if any) will also have their personal information stored in their user profile, which will be accessible to other users.
At any moment, any user has the ability to view, modify, or remove their personal information (except they cannot change their username).
Administrators of the website can also access and change this information.
What rights do you have over your data?
In the event that you have a user account on this site, or have posted comments, you have the option to request an export of the personal data we have about you, which may include any data you have provided to us in the past. You have the right to request that we delete any personal information we may have about you.
The data we are required to store for administrative, legal, or security purposes does not fall within this category.
Where does ShelfTips.com send your information?
The comments of visitors may be reviewed using an automated spam detection service before being published.
We utilize Google Analytics (GA) to analyze website traffic in an aggregated and anonymous manner.
A cookie (_ga) with a randomly generated ClientID is dropped in your browser by Google in order to track your session usage and performance. This ID has been anonymized and does not contain any personally identifiable information such as an email address, phone number, or name. Your IP address is also forwarded to Google by our system.
We use Google Analytics to measure aggregated website usage, such as which pages you visited and for how long, and other such information.
This information is critical to us in order to improve the user experience and determine the effectiveness of the site.
Delete your _ga cookies, contact us using the Contact Us form, and/or install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On if you would like to see what browsing information we have on you – or if you would like us to delete any GA data – please see the instructions above.
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small pieces of information that are kept on your computer’s hard disk and that record your movements across a website so that, when you return to the website, it can give you with customized alternatives based on the information stored about your previous visit.
Cookies can also be used for traffic analysis, as well as for advertising and marketing objectives, among other things.
Cookies are used by practically all websites and do not pose a threat to your computer’s security.
If you wish to verify or change the sorts of cookies that your browser accepts, you can typically do so by changing the settings in your browser.
Any time you choose, you can disable cookies by activating the option in your browser that allows you to prevent the setting of all or specific cookies. But if you change your browser to reject all cookies, you may be unable to access all or portions of our website.
Cookies are used to keep track of how you navigate through our website. This enables us to better understand how you interact with the site and to identify any patterns in how you interact with the site in the future.
Using this information, we can better build and update our website in response to what you might need or want.
Cookies that track website usage (for example, analytics cookies) or cookies that target specific individuals are most likely to be used in this situation (e.g. serving interest-based ads).