If you are asked to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
what information do we collect?
We may collect the following information:
- contact information including email address and name
- demographic information such as post-code, preferences, and interests
- other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
This information can be collected in various forms. You may voluntarily submit information by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.
Some of the information is collected from other sources outside of this website, such as linking a social media account (Facebook, Instagram, Google, etc.) to your user profile. If you choose to link any such accounts, we will receive your name, email address, profile picture and other information associated with that account.
Some information is automatically collected when you access our website, such as your IP address, browser type, referring website, operating system type, pages you viewed, and the dates and times when you accessed the website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using our website, such as how long you stay on a page and what links you click.
Mediavine and your privacy
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics.
how do we use the information we collect?
Stem + Spoon may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the website.
- To send you emails for promotional information, such as newsletters, updates, and technical notices. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings.
- To respond to your comments or inquiries.
- To provide you with user support and customer service.
- To track and measure advertising on the site.
- To protect, investigate, and deter against any unauthorized or illegal activity.
will we disclose your private information to outside parties?
No, Stem + Spoon will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.
Additionally, the website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. Stem + Spoon currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – this service tracks and reports the traffic on our website. It gives information about user traffic and referrals. Google Analytics may capture your IP address.
publicly visible information
If you leave a comment on stemandspoon.com, that comment and other information such as links, and avatars may be publicly visible. If you choose to link your social media accounts, those links will be publicly visible. This website will not make your email address visible to the public.
what rights do you have related to my personal information?
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, or you’d like to access or amend any of your personal information we have, please contact Stem + Spoon at [email protected].
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
Our website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that stemandspoon.com has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us at [email protected] We will make the best effort to remove such information from website records.
This policy was last modified on 2/7/2023.