Disclosure

Product Reviews

I started this site to share information and to have a place to talk about the things I love.  From time to time, I am approached to try products for review on my blog.  I do love to review new products under the following circumstances:

  1. The product is something that falls in line with what I eat/use and how we live.
  2. I am able to give a full, honest opinion of the product.

In other words – I don’t just try products to get “free stuff”, and I will never, ever give an opinion based on any form of free product/compensation.  Any review you see on BaconAndWhippedCream.com is mine.  So if I love something – I’ll let you know…and if I don’t love it?  Well, I’ll be letting you know that as well!

Along these lines, all product reviews do reflect my own opinion and not that of any other person, place, store, or manufacturer.

Affiliate Links and Ads

From time to time, I share a link to an external site.  Occasionally, these links contain affiliate links.  This means that when you click that link and purchase an item, I receive a tiny portion of the purchase.  These links allow me slightly offset the cost of my site and the time I invest writing and researching. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Please Note: I never use affiliate links on a whim – I only link to products that I would personally buy myself.  Any link recommendations you see are products I truly love and believe in.

Periodically, I do allow companies to buy a sponsored ad that I feature on my site.  My ad policy is strictly to products that I believe in and would use myself.  I try to keep them to a minimum overall to reduce the congestion of the site.

Site Terms

From time to time I also share my thoughts on food, health, nutrition, and exercise.  These thoughts and opinions are mine alone.  While I do read and research the topics I write about, I’m human, and there’s always a place for error.  Please note that the information on this blog is for advice only and any nutrition and fitness changes and decisions you make are your choice and should be discussed with your health care provider.  By using this site, you agree to not hold me accountable for use of any information contained within.  You may use the information contained here at your own risk and this site makes no promises on results of following the information that is shared.

Privacy Policy

I respect your privacy!  I hate spam and I will never, ever sell or give your information to anyone.  If you sign up for any newsletter or blog RSS feed to be emailed to you, you can always unsubscribe at any time.  I never sign anyone up without being asked.  If you contact me either through the Contact form or via a comment on a blog post, your information will only be used to reply to any inquiry that you may have brought up.

This site does use cookies to track site statistics.  This information [your IP address, date/time, etc] is purely for my reference so that I know how to best format my site to make it the most useful to my visitors.  I do not sell or give out any of my site data.  It is purely for my own geeky enjoyment. 🙂  I love stats!

Some sites that I link to may contain other privacy policies.  As I can not control everyone else’s policies, it is in your best interest to review them upon visiting a new site.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms

By filling out a contact form on Baconandwhippedcream.com, we receive your IP address, name (if entered), and email address.  This information is used to reply to any question/concern only and is not retrained or used for any other purpose.

Newsletter Signups

Baconandwhippedcream.com uses Malerlite to manage our email newsletter system.  All newsletter signups are opt-in; e-mails are never added without consent and individuals are free to unsubscribe at any time.  This contact information is used only to send out e-mail newsletters from BaconandWhippedcream.com / Stephani Halderman, and will never be sold, transferred, or distributed in anyway. 

Cookies

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

Embedded content from other websites

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Baconandwhippedcream.com uses Google Analytics to track incoming traffic and traffic flow patterns throught the site.  This data (IP addresses) collected is not identifiable to a specific individual and is only used to track basic traffic patterns.

Who we share your data with

We never share any data collected with any other company, other than that data which is stored in remote sites (for newsletter email lists).

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

In Closing…

By using this site, BaconAndWhippedCream.com, you agree to the terms and policies described on this page.  If you do not agree, do not visit this site.  If you have any questions regarding these policies, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Thanks for visiting!