Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Sip + Sanity (“site”, ”us”, “we”, or “our”) uses and protects any information that you and your browser provide while using sipandsanity.com.

We are the data controller and are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE

All recommendations and opinions expressed in this blog are my own unless explicitly stated otherwise. I do not promote any product or service that I have not personally tested or used myself. I do not accept content written by brands or sponsors.

Sip + Sanity may participate in affiliate programs as a means of receiving compensation. For instance, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. When I provide a link to a product that you may purchase from these affiliate partners, I will earn a small percentage at no extra cost to you. I will not link to any product or service unless I personally believe in it and would/do use myself.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT + HOW WE USE IT 

By submitting personal data to us, you agree to us using your personal data as follows.

While using our site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the site, we collect analytics information about the individual web pages you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the site, and information about how you interact with the site.

This information may also assist us to monitor infrastructure, manage hosting and backend infrastructure, carry out remarketing and behavioral targeting (including display ads), display content from external platforms, or carry out commercial affiliation (e.g. display ads).

We may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. This occurs when you leave comments, submit a contact form or subscribe to receive newsletters from us. 

  • Comments: When you leave a comment on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
  • Contact Form: Your information is stored for a period of time so that we may contact you regarding your inquiry. This information is never shared with anyone.
  • Subscription: We use MailerLite to manage our email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to our subscribers. MailerLite is a third-party provider, which may collect and process your data using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter. MailerLite’s Privacy Policy is available at https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter.
THIRD PARTY DISCLOSURE 

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal information. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Sip + Sanity’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

COOKIES

Like many sites, we use “cookies” to recognize, collect, and/or track information about, and relevant to, your usage of the site. 

Cookies are text files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s or tablet device’s or mobile device’s part of the hard drive specifically designated for cookies. It is standard practice to use cookies to make your experience better when using a website. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Upon your first visit to the site (and periodically after that), we will request your consent to our use of cookies, except for those strictly necessary.

We use the following categories of cookies on the Site: 

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to browse the Site and use its features. We use cookies to save your sessions, your login details, and other information necessary to perform your requests, and to carry out other activities that are strictly necessary for the operation of this Site, for example in relation to the distribution of traffic. We use cookies to save browsing preferences and to optimize your browsing experience. 
  • Analytics cookies: These cookies collect information about your use of the Site, such as for instance, browsing actions, and patterns, the date and time of your visit, the pages viewed, your traffic pattern through the Site. Through the collection of this information, we are able to monitor and analyze web traffic to the Site. User behaviors may be recognized, collected, and/or tracked. We use Google Analytics to monitor and analyze web traffic to the Site. Google utilizes the data recognized, collected, and/or tracked on the Site to prepare reports on traffic activities. This integration of Google Analytics anonymizes your IP address. Google may use the information recognized, collected, and/or tracked to personalize the ads of its advertising network and may share the information recognized, collected, and/or tracked with other services. Google’s privacy policy is available at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
  • Security cookies: These cookies are essential to our security features. These cookies allow us to detect malicious activities or activities in breach of our terms of use.
  • Social media cookies and pixels: These cookies allow you to share your activity on the Site on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter, or other external platforms directly from the Site. Cookies may still be recognized, collected, and/or tracked on the pages where buttons, widgets, or other applications are installed, even when you do not actively use it. The interaction and information recognized, collected, and/or tracked through the Site are always subject to your privacy settings for each social network and external platform. You are encouraged to refer to the privacy policy of the relevant social network or external platform and to log out from the respective network or platform in order to make sure that the information collected on the Site is not tracked back to your profile.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

DATA STORAGE + RETENTION

Your personal data may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). 

By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

YOUR RIGHTS + PRIVACY TOOLS

Under data protection laws you have rights in relation to your personal data that include the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction, transfer, to object to processing, to portability of data and (where the lawful ground of processing is consent) to withdraw consent. If you wish to exercise these rights please email us at linda (at) sipandsanity (dot) com (this email address has been fragmented to prevent spamming) or visit the Privacy Tools page.

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please email us at linda (at) sipandsanity (dot) com (this email address has been fragmented to prevent spamming).

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe.

SECURITY

We are 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.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 18, 2020 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of our Site after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

CALIFORNIA ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT 

We agree to users visiting our Site anonymously.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act) 

The site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not specifically market to children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not use the site or provide any information on the site, including your name, screen name, username, address, telephone number, email address, and payment details.

If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.

COPYRIGHT

All images and text on this blog are credited to Sip + Sanity unless otherwise stated. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material (including translations) without express and written permission from Sip + Sanity is strictly prohibited. Excerpts (no longer than a short paragraph) and links to this blog are permitted, providing that full credit is given to Sip + Sanity with clear and specific direction to the original content.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at linda (at) sipandsanity (dot) com (this email address has been fragmented to prevent spamming) or via our contact form.

Last updated: August 1, 2020