Privacy Policy

The Short Order Cook LLC operates http://www.theshortordercook.com. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

Last updated: 7/14/21

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection And Use

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally, identifiable information may include but is not limited to your name (“Personal Information”).

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”).

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this data.

Cookies 

We will never use your Personal Information to contact you with marketing or promotional materials and other information that you may not wish to receive.

We do not intentionally target people in the EU as readers or as subscribers.  However, we are still taking the following steps to protect the privacy of all of our readers to ensure their privacy

CONTINUING TO USE OUR SITE AND SERVICES, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE USE OF COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE PURPOSES WE DESCRIBE IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY.  IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THE USE OF COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES, DO NOT USE THIS SITE.

Cookies are 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 hard drive.

We use cookies to enable and support our security features. This may be to prevent fraudulent use of login credentials and protect user data. We collect information on how our users and members use and interact with the site. This may include the pages that members visit most often. We use this “session state cookies” to help improve the site and member experience. Cookies are also used for site analytics and performance.

Third-party cookies, from trusted partners like Google Analytics, may also place cookies on your device. To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our Site, please refer to their websites for further information.

We want you to know that we have Google Analytics, Facebook Pixels, and Pinterest Pixels installed. To learn what they collect you can go to each of their sites for more information.

  • Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt-out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

If you want to restrict or block the cookies that are set by our Site, or any other site, you can do so through your browser setting. The ‘Help’ function in your browser should explain how. Alternatively, you can visit  www.aboutcookies.org,  which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers.

Links to privacy policies:
Google: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Facebook: https://facebook.com/about/privacyshield
Pinterest: https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/
 

Google Analytics & Advertising Features

If you wish to opt-out of Google Analytics features used for advertising you can do so via this link – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Google Analytics is used on this site to obtain information to better offer to advertise to users based on their preferences and activities. Google Analytics to collect data about your traffic via Google advertising cookies.  To learn more you can read about it here https://policies.google.com/technologies/types

We will not identify users via personal information merged with other information to make positive identifications shared with our advertisers.

The Google Analytics Advertising Features that this site collects regarding user traffic includes the following:

  • demographics such as age, gender, language, and location
  • interests
  • browser, network, mobile devices,  and technology use

Some of our advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you to duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Service Provider disclaims all liability in connection therewith.

 

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

For information regarding data collection by Mediavine ad partners including how to opt out of data collection, please click here

 

California Residents & Businesses – The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) 2020

Google will use user IP addresses to determine the location of users and enable restricted data processing mode for any users we can detect have a California IP address.  The Short Order Cook uses restricted data processing, Google will limit how it uses data and begin serving non-personalized ads only. Non-personalized ads are not based on a user’s past behavior.

Personal Information

We use the information you provide to us, ie. email address and name to:
 
Communicate with you.
 
We also use the information about devices and internet services that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud  (IP address), and to improve your site experience (for example, reviewing analytics reports on how our customers come to the site and what posts are most viewed, and to assess the success of sponsored posts).

We do use Google Analytics to help us review what benefits our customers and how they enjoy the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here:  https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.  You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Minors

This site does not intentionally target minors even though it is family-friendly. With any site online we hope any users that are a minor are supervised by a responsible adult to make choices best for their family.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Email 

We offer a mailing list option. When you provide your email address, you will be added to our email list and you will occasionally be sent an email. You can opt-out at any time by using the unsubscribe link on all of our emails. We will never sell our email list.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 9/15/2019 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 the site after changes are made to the Privacy Policy will constitute acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us @ [email protected]