Last Updated February 2019
We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website users and service users. We will not sell, lease or distribute your personal information to third-parties unless we have your permission or the law requires us to do so.
How we collect and use information
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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, such as your name and/or email address. These will be collected via our contact and enquiry form features. Use of these features is at your own discretion.
Pears and Chocolate Sauce maintains an email mailing list of those who freely subscribe via a third-party server, in this case MailChimp. These emails are used by the blog owner only to email blog newsletters, occasional updates, and promotional content. You are free to unsubscribe at any time using the link at the bottom of your newsletter emails. Your email will never be passed on to third parties by Pears and Chocolate Sauce.
Details may be passed on it the event that you are the winner of a giveaway hosted on the site, and you permission will be sought before this happens via email. Any required information (such as address or email address) will only be passed on to the bran for which we are hosting the giveaway. Pears and Chocolate Sauce is not responsible for your details held by the brand once they have been passed on.
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- To improve our products and services.
- To contact you in response to a specific enquiry
- To contact you via email to send you newsletters and promotional emails about products, services, offers, and other things we think might be relevant to you.
To ensure the security and safety of this site, I create regular backups of all information on this site, which are emailed to me. The oldest backup file is deleted when a new one is created.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Any of your information collected by these secure third-party processors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours; therefore, you and we hereby agree that we will have no liability in connection with the actions or inactions of these processors. In the event of a security breach on this website, I will notify you within 48 hours of becoming aware of the breach.In the event of a security breach on any third party server which I use to store your information. I will notify you as soon as I can reasonably do so and I have been notified by the third party.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
I also collect and store information that is generated automatically as you navigate online through the Site. As an example, I may collect information about your computer’s connection to the Internet which allows me to improve the delivery of my web pages to you and measure traffic on the site.
Links to other websites
Some links on this site may be affiliate links. These are links to products or service that I highly recommend and am an affiliate for. Should you click on one of these links and decide to purchase the service(s) or product(s), I will receive a small commission of the sale at no extra cost to you.
All the information on this site is exclusively owned by us, and may not be copied, reproduced, distributed or shared in a way which suggests it belongs to anyone other than myself. Quotes may be extracted from content on this site in the event that explicit permission is sought from me, and adequate credit is displayed.
Storing subscriber information
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
When your subscribe to emails from this Site, it is stored at the list server which delivers the Site’s newsletters (https://mailchimp.com). Your information can only be accessed by those who help manage those lists in order to deliver e-mail to those who would like to receive this Site’s newsletters. All emails sent by this Site include an unsubscribe link in them, which can be used to unsubscribe from future mailings.
If you subscribe to receive our emails, you consent to communicating with us through e-mail, including without limitation the exchanging of documents as attachments to email communications. You understand that such communications may include information that we or you consider private, and that not all computer networks are necessarily secure. You agree to hold us harmless for any non-intentional loss of or access to electronically exchanged and stored information. We reserve the right to make changes to this policy at any time.
Pears and Chocolate Sauce allows comments to be left at the end of all blog posts on this site. The information collected here, which may include names, email addresses and/or website URL’s, will not be added to my mailing list, nor will it ever be passed on or shared with third parties. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. The owner of this blog reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice due to, but not limited to:
- Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam
- Comments including profanity
- Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
- Comments that attack a person individually
- Comments which contain links that are questionable, such as broken links or invalid links.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. The owner of this blog reserves the right to change the focus of this blog, shut it down, or sell it at her own discretion.