What personal data do we collect and why do we collect it?
1. Comments and Social Media
When you leave a comment on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form and your IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection. When you leave a comment, your name, email address and website/organization name is not shared with a third party, and may be used to communicate with you.
Social media accounts and sharing options are available on this website. Social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and so forth) can track your personal information. Should you choose to interact with us on social media, please note that you will be voluntarily disclosing that personal information. This information is no longer private. It becomes public information and can be collected and used by others. We have no control over and take no responsibility for the use, storage or dissemination of such publicly disclosed personal information by you.
Any such interactions via comments on simplysobol.com and associated social media does not subject us to any kind of liability related to misuse of your information by others.
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.
3. Personal Data
When you access the website, you may provide certain personal data. This personal data includes, but is not limited to, your name, email address, avatar image, and credit card information (if you are making a purchase through simplysobol.com).
This information is collected when you leave a comment, contact us, fill out a contact form, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, use the search feature on the website, or enter any other information on the website to communicate with us.
Your personal information is used to personalize your experience, improve the website to better serve you, provide customer service support, efficiently process your requests or transactions, tailor advertisements to you, elicit reviews of services or products, provide offers and promotions, and to follow up with you through email correspondence. We may also use this information to provide you offers and promotions from our partners and/or our affiliates in exchange for a commission without additional cost to you.
Additionally, like other websites, this website automatically collects certain information about you through Log Data and Google Analytics. Log Data is information about your computer’s Internet Protocol Address, which is your “IP” address, browser information, Internet Service Provider’s information, your operating system, and your browser type. Similarly, Google Analytics collects certain information about your location, browsing history, the pages you visit, equipment you used to access the website, traffic patterns, and other general patterns related to your use of the website.
This information is used to analyze website statistics related to user behavior and interests, improve our performance and your use of the website, and to further enhance our products and services offered to you.
What They Are: Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.
The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.
Types of Cookies We Use:
Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely.
Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.
Marketing: Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.
The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.
Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.
Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.
The below list details the cookies used in our website.
|.amazon-adsystem.com (__qca)||This domain is owned by online retailer Amazon and is used as part of its affiliate marketing program. The main purpose of cookies set by this host is: Targeting/Advertising.|
|.amazon-adsystem.com (ad-id)||persisThis cookie is generally provided by amazon-adsystem.com for advertising purposes. The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising.|
|.amazon-adsystem.com (ad-privacy)||This cookie is generally provided by amazon-adsystem.com for advertising purposes. The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising.|
GDPR Cookie Consent plug-in cookie.
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary||GDPR Cookie Consent plug-in cookie.|
|Jetpack (tk_lr, tk_or, tk_3rd,tk_rl, tk_ro, tk_tc)||These are first-party cookies from Jetpack Analytics used for the collection of internal metrics for user activity and used to improve user experience.|
|SoundCloud (sc_anonymous_id)||This cookie allows users to embed files or other content onto the website, this function can be limited to specific visitors. The main purpose of this cookie is: Functionality|
|SoundCloud (sclocale)||Used to remember user preferences. The main purpose of this cookie is: Functionality.|
|wp_woocommerce_session_securesimplysobol||This cookie contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. No personal information is stored within this cookie.|
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
How To Control Your Preferences:
In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies.
You can also control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
While we do our best to include quality links, the linked websites are subject to change at any tine. Therefore, the websites located by clicking these links on our website are not controlled or monitored by us. We recommend that you use caution when clicking a link. Clicking of these links is entirely voluntary and we are not responsible for any consequence you may encounter by clicking into these websites.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Plug-in Privacy Policies
Any plug-ins used by Simply Sobol may have their own privacy policies. They are listed down below.
WP Recipe Maker
The following sections describe what personal data WP Recipe Maker collects and why they collect it.
When comment ratings are enabled we store the rating a user has given to a recipe along with the personal data WordPress core stores.
When user ratings are enabled we store a WPRM_User_Voted_%recipe% cookie (with %recipe% the ID of the recipe) that contains the rating this user has given to a particular recipe. This cookie is used as (one of the) measures to prevent rating spam.
When user ratings are enabled we store the IP address upon voting. This is used as (one of the) measures to prevent rating spam.
Manually input information
How long we retain your data
Our cookies are stored for 30 days. User submitted data is stored indefinitely in the local database.
If you have any questions, please contact us using the Contact form at the top menu of our website.