About the Policy
We value your privacy and your well being. The purpose of this document is to provide import disclosures and inform you what personally identifiable information (PII) may be collected when using the Website. In plain English,
- We do not collect any personal information unless you give it to us (for example by signing up for our email list or leaving a comment).
- We have general information about users from our analytics but without personal details (e.g. Google Analytics will let us know how many visitors we receive but not who they are).
- We participate in Amazon Affiliates and Mediavine advertising in order to continue bringing you this site for free but do not share any personally identifiable information directly with them.
For further details, please read the policy below.
The information on this website is not medical or nutritional advice. It is provided for general information only. It is not intended and should not be considered as medical advice, including diet or nutritional advice. Users should seek out any medical, diet or nutritional advice from a medical professional. The nutritional suitability of the recipes on this site depends on an individual's medical needs and readers are encouraged to seek professional advice from a qualified healthcare provider familiar with the reader's medical needs before consuming.
This Website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a way for websites to earn advertising revenues by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
Some pages on this contain affiliate links for which we may receive a small commission if you choose to make a purchase.
If you have questions about this Policy or request about the data we have collected about you, you can contact us at the contact form https://lowcarbsimplified/contact-us.
Personal Data Requests
You can request the data we hold about you and that we erase any such data. Please use our contact form to make such requests. Note there may be data we must retain for security or maintenance purposes and that there may be data we cannot attribute to you (such as web server access logs).
Information We Collect
When you sign up for our mailing list we collect your email address. This is stored in our mailing list provider (Mailchimp) and you can unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of any of our emails. We do not sell or share our email information and only use it to send our newsletter or other website announcements.
As is standard on WordPress blogs, when you comment on a post, your email address, name, website (if provided), and IP address are collected and a cookie is set to enable follow-up replies, provide convenience in posting additional comments, and for comment moderation and spam control.
As is standard, when you fill our our comment form, the form fields and your IP address are collected so that we can respond to the contact request. This information is retained indefinitely but you can request to have it removed along with your comment by using our contact form.
As is standard for web services, our servers collect log files of site activity. These log files contain the date and time of the activity, the URL visited, the IP address, and the browser user agent. Personally identifiable information is not collected and this information is for site maintenance and security.
Service providers necessary for Website operation
This Website does sell or share personally identifiable information about our users. Note that personally identifiable information may be transferred through the service providers we rely on to run Website (such as our hosting provider) as necessary to operate the Website or associated functionality (such as sending emails). These providers include but are not limited to our mailing list provider (Mailchimp), and hosting provider (Siteground).
Third Party Analytics & Advertising
While third-party code runs our site, we do not share any personally identifiable information we have with them. In addition, we do not control cookies and web beacons used by the our third-party advertising partners nor the information they collect which may include personally identifiable information such as IP address. We also have no ability to review or remove the data they collect. For more about their policies see the "Mediavine Programmatic Advertising" section of this Policy.
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.