Disclosure & Privacy Policy - Beautiful Eats & Things

Disclosure & Privacy Policy

This blog is a personal blog that written and edited by me. This blog may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. Advertisements and sponsored posts will be identified as such. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner’s; no compensation is ever received for my honest views/opinions. The opinions and information provided on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent those of my employer or professional organizations.

I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should always be verified with the manufacturer or provider. This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest.

Although I am a registered dietitian, the thoughts, opinions, and information provided on this blog are not meant to replace the information from your own health care provider. Beautiful Eats & Things does not accept any responsibility for injury sustained as a result of following the recipes, advice, tips, or services offered throughout this blog. All photos or images that are not taken by Andrea Mathis have either been purchased, used with permission, credited and linked back to their outside sources, or believed to be in the public domain and readily available on the Internet (published according to the U.S. Copyright Fair Use Act, title 17, U.S. Code). Any photos taken by Andrea Mathis/Beautiful Eats & Things are rights protected. Failure to link back and credit our site as their source constitutes a copyright violation.

Nutritional Information:
The owner of Beautiful Eats & Things provides nutritional information based on the exact products used and her expertise as a Registered Dietitian, however, nutritional information may vary depending on factors such as product types and/or brands.
To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe.

Personal identification information:
This blog will never share your email address or other private information with anyone without your permission. When leaving comments on the site, they are displayed for everyone to see. For safety precautions, please do not include any private information in your comments. Your email address is required to leave a comment, but will never be shared or displayed. We may collect personal identification information from users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when users subscribe to receive emails, newsletters, downloads other requested items, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site (such as comments and giveaways). Beautiful Eats & Things collects and uses Users personal information to personalize user experience, to help improve our site, and to send periodic emails. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site. Users may, however, visit our site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us.

Non-personal identification information:
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Third-party use of personal information:

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Beautiful Eats & Things currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – this service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. This website has anonymized the collection of IP addresses through Google Analytics.
Mailchimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates, newsletters, promotions, and other forms of communication. Mailchimp stores your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.
Paypal – this service is used for payment processing on certain products provided by the website. At no time is your banking information passed to the website. We receive only information used for order fulfillment and reporting.

Google AdSense/Sovrn-in an attempt to show you useful ads, this service may capture website usage, data collected from your devices, including your searches and location, websites and apps you may have used, and provided personal information such as your age range, gender, and topics of interest.

Anonymous Data:
Beautiful Eats & Things 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.

Web browser cookies:
“Cookies” may be used on this site to enhance User experience. The User can choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. Please not that some parts of the site may not function properly if cookies are not permitted per the User.

Sharing your personal information:
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Children’s Information:
Beautiful Eats & Things does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian believes that this website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 18 in its database, please contact us immediately at andrea@beautifuleatsandthings.com and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Alcohol Related Content:
Beautiful Eats & Things creates and provides beverage/food recipes that may contain alcohol. These recipes are intended for individuals ages 21 and older. Beautiful Eats & Things does not promote underage drinking in any way. If you are under the age of 21, please refrain from consuming any recipes that may contain alcohol.

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non-personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Changes to this privacy policy:
Beautiful Eats & Things has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms:
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. Your continued use of the beautifuleatsandthings.com following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us:
If you have any questions about this Disclosure/Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact me at andrea@beautifuleatsandthings.com

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.

Policies updated: January 2, 2023