Table of Contents:
Because you should know:
This site contains referral links, sponsored posts, and ads.
Most referral links are to Amazon because Amazon saves me from an (always expensive) Target run, so I order everything on Amazon and use the Amazon Associates program to share my favorite products with you. Everything I recommend I use. If I didn’t love it, I would never tell you, my readers, who are also my family, friends, and neighbors, that I love it.
As an Amazon Associate, The Forked Spoon LLC earns from qualifying purchases.
Here is my official disclaimer: theforkedspoon.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
We do not make any warranties about the completeness and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information on this website is strictly at your own risk, and we will not be liable for any losses and damages in connection with the use of our website.
None of the authors, contributors, administrators, or anyone else connected with The Forked Spoon, in any way whatsoever, can be responsible for your use of the information contained in or linked from these web pages.
This Disclosure Statement was last updated: June 7, 2021.
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.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT, AND HOW IS IT USED?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website:
We may collect personal information from you, such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form. In addition, you are able to create a user profile, which allows you to create a username and password. We will store the email, but your password will not be visible in our records.
Information We Collect from Others:
We may receive information about you from other sources. The Website utilizes the WordPress commenting system, so if you choose to comment on a Website post, your profile picture may appear if you have set up a Gravatar account.
We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website;
- To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account;
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To provide you with user support;
- To track and measure advertising on the Website;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
This list may be amended from time to time at the Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
From time to time, we 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.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. To create a user profile, you must choose a username and password and input your email address for profile confirmation. Your email address will never be available publicly. At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.
Users may see your username, avatar, a profile description, and website information.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
Affiliate Program Participation
The 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.
The Forked Spoon LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
To be clear: as an Amazon Associate The Forked Spoon LLC earns from qualifying purchases.
On the Website, you may voluntarily subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the user’s interests. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
Our website requests permission to send push notifications to the browser you’re using to access the website. These push notifications will only be used to send information about posts or promotions for this website. If you’d like to opt out of push notifications after agreeing to receive them, you can disable them using the instructions found on One Signal’s unsubscribe documentation.
Since most of our push notifications subscriptions are through Chrome, here are the specific instructions to unsubscribe in Chrome:
- Go to the Chrome preferences menu.
- Open advanced settings.
- Go to Privacy and Security.
- Click on Site Settings.
- Click on Notifications.
- Find the website you’ve subscribed to notifications for and remove permission for that website to send notifications.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to email@example.com.
Amend – You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to email@example.com.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. However, if a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our records promptly.
Copyright Notice: ©
(from theforkedspoon.com) Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used with full credit given to theforkedspoon.com, and clear direction and links to the original content.
Because this is a recipe site, ideas may appear similar to other sites/recipes. I make every effort to use original content, and in cases when using others for inspiration, to credit appropriately. If you feel I have made an error or oversight, please inform me via my Contact page or leave a comment. Thank you!
This policy is valid from 15 January 2017
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog accepts 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. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third-party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.
This blog’s owner(s) is compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though this blog’s owner(s) receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
If you need to reach me for business purposes, please use the following contact information:
The Forked Spoon LLC
3941 Park Drive #20-604
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
This Copyright Notice was last updated: March 13, 2023
Accessibility Statement for The Forked Spoon
The Forked Spoon LLC is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards.
MEASURES TO SUPPORT ACCESSIBILITY
The Forked Spoon LLC takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of The Forked Spoon:
- Include people with disabilities in our design personas.
- Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
- Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
- Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices.
- Appoint an accessibility officer and/or ombudsperson.
- Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.
- Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.
- Employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. The Forked Spoon is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.
Some of the ways The Forked Spoon is accessible and meets the above accessibility conformant standards:
- We provide closed captioning on all of our videos.
- We ensure that all images have properly defined alt tags.
- Our website is navigable without a mouse, by keyboard only.
- We ensure that all text to background color contrast meets a 4.5:1 ratio.
- We maintain a consistent and predictable layout throughout our website.
- We continually review our website to ensure we adhere to best practices in web accessibility.
- We continually review any changes made to the website internally for accessibility compliance.
Additional accessibility considerations
- E-mail: email@example.com
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility from all users of The Forked Spoon website to improve accessibility. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on The Forked Spoon:
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Through our genuine and good faith commitment and devotion to accessibility, we believe we not only meet but exceed the digital accessibility requirements imposed by Title I, II, & III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 & 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Unruh Civil Rights Act.
The Forked Spoon LLC assessed the accessibility of The Forked Spoon by the following approaches:
- Google Lighthouse
This Accessibility Statement was last updated: August 30, 2020.
Trademark Notice: ®
The Forked Spoon® is a registered trademark of The Forked Spoon LLC.