Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to State of Dinner and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to State of Dinner. The State of Dinner website is a food blog site. By using the State of Dinner website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

What We Collect

In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our site, State of Dinner may collect personally identifiable information with your permission. This information may include:

  • First and Last Name
  • E-mail Address
  • Zip Code
  • Preferences and Interests

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through State of Dinner’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. Additionally, State of Dinner does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties.

What We Do With This Information

  • We may use this information to improve our products and offerings.
  • We may send you email communications, newsletters, and special offers.
  • We may invite you to participate in surveys for market research purposes.

In order to improve our services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from State of Dinner or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from State of Dinner, you may opt-out of such communications by clicking on the unsubscribe button.

Security

State of Dinner secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. State of Dinner uses SSL Protocol for this purpose.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this site cannot be guaranteed.

How We Use Cookies

The State of Dinner website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time, tailoring the site to your needs, and remembering your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the State of Dinner services or websites you visit.

Third Parties

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services, or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics uses cookies to gather information about website use. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
Google’s privacy policy is available at: Google Privacy Policy

Advertising and Affiliates

The State of Dinner 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.

You may review these company’s privacy policies at:

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Right to Deletion

Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:

  • Delete your personal information from our records; and
  • Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.

Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:

  • Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
  • Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
  • Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.

Children Under Eighteen

State of Dinner does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of eighteen. If you are under the age of eighteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

Changes to this Statement

State of Dinner reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

State of Dinner welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that State of Dinner has not adhered to this Statement, please contact State of Dinner at erin@stateofdinner.com.

Last modified on 10/19/2020.

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