Updated: November 6, 2015
The privacy of our visitors to ContraryCook.com is very important to us. We care very much about your personal privacy and we are dedicated to protecting it. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit ContraryCook.com, and how we safeguard your information. We will NEVER sell, lend, or rent your personal information to any other third party.
Personally Identifiable Information
Any personally identifiable information that you submit to our website will only be used to service your account and/or to provide you with information on ContraryCook.com products, services, or updates. The types of personal information that may be collected at our website may include: name, address, email address and/or telephone number.
ContraryCook.com is the sole owner of all information collected on this site. We will NOT rent, sell or share any personally-identifiable information about you with third parties for any reason except when required to assist in resolving an issue you raise with us or as required by law.
We generally record certain usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to our website. This information may include the websites that you access immediately before or after your visit to ContraryCook.com, the Internet browser you are using and your IP address. We use this information for internal use to help us provide a better user experience and to determine what kinds of information our users may find useful. Again, this information does not identify users personally, only their general behavior while using our website.
We also use third party advertisements on ContraryCook.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers information including your IP address, your ISP, or the browser you used to visit our site. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (e.g. showing cooking ads to someone living in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing health services ads to someone who frequents healthy living-type sites).
DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising. This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history. DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, etc. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
Please note: Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
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Thank you! -Michael