WHO WE ARE
Our website address is: https://www.chocolatesandchai.com
Chocolates & Chai is the personal blog of Rizwan Asad. All blog posts are based on my personal opinion, and all content is of my own creation, unless I state otherwise. I am not a trained chef, baker, nutritionist, dietitian, or medical expert. Chocolates & Chai is built off personal experiences and opinions and, as such, will not be held liable for any loss or damages arising from the use this Website.
In the instance of a sponsored post, it will be clearly stated at the opening of the post. I will always be upfront regarding any brand affiliation, and readers can be assured that I will only affiliate myself with brands that I believe in and think would benefit the readers of Chocolates & Chai.
This blog contains affiliates links. If you click on an affiliate link and purchase something, I may receive commission from the sale. Please note that this does not result in additional charges to you. Mentions of associated products/services/businesses within the content of this blog may or may not be noted as an affiliate in every reference. The affiliate income that is earned goes towards maintaining this blog. Thanks so much for your support.
I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
This policy outlines how Chocolates & Chai uses and protects the personal information readers provide while visiting the website. As Chocolates & Chai is located in Canada, this policy has been developed based on principles of privacy and data collection in Canada. By submitting your personal information to Chocolates & Chai, you agree to the transfer, storing and processing of that information in Canada and abroad, depending on the service providers used by Chocolates & Chai. By using this site, you agree to use your personal information in accordance with this policy.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.
Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources. For example, if you use a third-party software through the site, they may transfer information to us for fulfilment.
Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website;
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To provide you with user support;
- To track and measure advertising on the Website; or,
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers services as respects various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies, and you are encouraged to visit those websites for additional information.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time at the Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
SPONSORED CONTENT TRACKING PIXELS
This Website may engage in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands, and agencies. All sponsored content is duly disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements. From time to time, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels (aka web beacons), which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable information collected by the Website is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.
AFFILIATE PROGRAM PARTICIPATION
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected]
Amend – You may contact us at [email protected] to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to [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.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at [email protected] and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Chocolates & Chai is committed to the security of readers’ personal information, and as such, Chocolates & Chai has electronic and managerial practices in place to protect this information. It is important for readers to understand, however, that no method of transmitting information over the internet or electronic storage is 100 percent secure. Readers accept these risks when providing personal information and posting comments to Chocolates & Chai.
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COPYRIGHT AND ATTRIBUTION
The unauthorized use or reproduction of the text and/or photographs on Chocolates & Chai is prohibited, unless consent is provided. This means that the text of blog posts and recipes may not be copied and pasted and republished elsewhere without consent. Blog posts and recipes may be profiled on other websites by providing a link directly back to the recipe post on Chocolates & Chai. Photographs may be shared by providing credit to Chocolates & Chai at chocolatesandchai.com, and by linking directly to the original recipe post on Chocolates & Chai.
Chocolates & Chai appreciates comments and feedback from readers, but please note that this Website reserves the right to delete and/or amend comments that are negative, inappropriate, or identified as spam.
Any comments posted on Chocolates & Chai may be used as promotional material on this Website or on Chocolates & Chai’s social media channels. Furthermore, they may be featured in Chocolates & Chai blog posts.
Any comments readers leave on this Website are public and may be read, collected, and/or used by anyone. Your name, website (if applicable) and date/time of comment will be displayed. Your email address will not be displayed. If you have a Gravatar (Globally Recognized Avatar) associated with your email address it may be displayed when you leave a comment on this Website.
Readers accept these conditions when providing personal information and posting comments on this Website.
Last updated: May 21st, 2018