Comment Policy on Vanilla And Bean
Vanilla And Bean is a food blog where I journal and photograph recipes I make in my kitchen. It is also a place for people who love food to share their enthusiasm for a recipe that they may or may not have made, to reminisce, relate or to share in the joy of a beautiful and inspirational photograph. Comments are not a requirement for making/using my recipes so it may be that there are no comments regarding how a recipe turned out for any particular reader. Please keep in mind too, I have an active Instagram community where people ask questions and/or comment on how a recipe worked for them and there are other social media outlets (i.e. Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter) for readers to share their comments as well. I foster a comment section of support. Please be kind. I reserve the right to remove any comment I deem inappropriate.
To help offset costs associated with Vanilla And Bean, I run advertising in my side bar. I have little control over what ads are shown and do not endorse or necessarily recommend products or services seen herein. For recommended products see affiliate links located within my posts and/or recipes.
Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Vanilla And Bean may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from September 1, 2014.
Like many other Web sites, www.vanillaandbean.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Cookies and Web Beacons
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse 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.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose 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. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Occassionally Vanilla And Bean runs anonymous surveys and gathers data through HotJar. If you wish to opt out of these surveys or data gathering directly, please opt out at HotJar.
www.vanillaandbean.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us.