We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information. You can find a copy of the Australian Privacy Principles from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at http://www.oaic.gov.au. Further, our website, this policy and our standard practices also comply with the terms and rules of the EU GDPR (European Union General Data Protection Regulation).
This website (“Site”) is owned and run by Sweetest Hour. This website is managed by Caroline Chew, owner and founder of Sweetest Hour. Use of this website is at your own risk. This website uses only reputable hosting services and applications to minimise any risk to my readers and take all reasonable efforts to maintain a safe website. However I make no explicit representations or warranties as to the safety of your use of this website.
Content provided on this website is for informational purposes only. I make no representation to the completeness or accuracy of content on this site or by following any link on this site. I or Sweetest Hour will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. These terms and conditions of use are subject to change at any time and without notice.
COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Site includes:
Personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, email address, and telephone number, and demographic information, such as your age, gender, hometown, and interests, that you voluntarily give to us when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Site, such as newsletter subscriptions, downloads, and website comments. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind. However your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Site.
Information our servers may automatically collect when you access the Site, such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Site.
Data From Contests, Giveaways, and Surveys
Personal and other information you may provide when entering contests or giveaways and/or responding to surveys.
USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Site to:
• To send you promotional information, such as digital 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 to the Site or security alerts.
• To allow comments on the Site.
• To provide you with user support.
• To track and measure advertising on the Website.
• To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
• Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally or with third parties.
• Deliver targeted advertising, coupons, newsletters, promotions, and other information regarding our website to you.
• Increase the efficiency and operation of the Site.
• Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the Site.
• Offer new products, services, and/or recommendations to you.
• Perform other business activities as needed.
• Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.
Third-Party Service Providers
We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.
With your consent, or with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent, we may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.
When you post comments, contributions or other content to the Site, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the Site in perpetuity.
We use third party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Site. These companies may use information about your visits to the Site and other websites that are contained in web cookies to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services, or promotions you may enjoy.
Other Third Parties
We may share your information with advertisers and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. We may also share your information with such third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.
We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.
Cookies are small data files sent to us by your computer. Cookies do not gather your personal identifiable information, only information about your visit and the way you browse (for instance the pages you view or the types of ads that interest you). Cookies cannot be used to gain access to your personal information or information contained on your computer. Cookies are used as a way of providing you with interest-based content and are used to improve your web browsing experience. You can choose to opt out of cookies for interest-based advertising by visiting the site of the relevant advertiser or disabling cookies through your own browser options but be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site.
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc., (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookie text files to analyze how our Site is used. Google uses the data stored on these cookies to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services related to the use of the website.
You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from our mailing list.
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
POLICY FOR CHILDREN
The Site does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in the database, please contact us immediately via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
CONTENT ON THIS SITE
All recipes are mine, researched, developed and photographed by me unless otherwise stated. All images belong to Sweetest Hour and should not be used with express permission. Please do not copy or reproduce any information or recipe from this website unless a) it is written in your own words and b) it is accompanied by a link back to the page on this website that you got the information from. All opinions on this blog are my own. Any information provided in this blog is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge. Any information relied on in this blog is at your own discretion.