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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy details the types of personal information that is received and collected, as well as how it is used on and by Meatified.com (“Meatified”).

When you visit Meatified, some of your personal information – like your IP address – may be collected automatically. If you interact with the website, for example, by commenting on a post, subscribing to the newsletter or filling out the contact form, you may be asked to provide your name, email address or other personal information voluntarily.

You are under no obligation to provide any personal information. However if you choose not to do so, you may be prevented from engaging in certain site related activities. For example, if you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, you would need to provide your email address, but you don’t have to provide your name unless you wish to do so.

How we collect information

Below are listed the ways in which Meatified.com or its related services & partners may collect user information:

Log Files

Meatified uses log files to help learn about when, from where, and how often traffic flows to this site. The information in the log files include:

• Internet Protocol addresses (IP)
• Types of browser
• Types of device
• Internet Service Provider (ISP)
• Date and time stamp
• Referring and exit pages
• Number of clicks

None of this information is linked to anything that is personally identifiable and it is collected in order to understand and improve upon the website’s functionality, for example, to help troubleshoot display problems that might be occurring with a particular browser and device combination. At no point is any of this information used to identify individual users.

This site uses Google Analytics in order to understand how visitors engage with Meatified.com. Google Analytics is a web based tool that uses cookies and web beacons without identifying individual users and you can read how they handle and keep data secure at their Google Analytics Privacy Overview page.

Cookies and web beacons

WordPress: Meatified is built on the WordPress blog platform. WordPress stores cookies on your computer whenever you leave a comment on a post or page. The cookies record the name, email address, and URL that you choose to enter when you submit a comment.

AdThrive: Meatified uses a third-party advertiser platform to serve ads on the site. These advertisers may also place cookies on your browser and/or use web to collect information and Meatified has no access to or control over data collected through ads served. AdThrive is a certified Google Publishing Partner and as such, you can learn more about how Google collects and uses your data here.

If you wish, you can disable cookies through your web browser or utilize an ad blocker to help prevent this kind of user tracking.

Affiliate programs & links: Meatified utilizes affiliate links throughout the site. When a user clicks on an affiliate link, third-party affiliate marketing networks will use cookies to track that click. This is to ensure that Meatified receives a commission on the sale that occurs when a user buys a product after clicking on the link that takes them through to a merchant site. Meatified 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 linking to Amazon.com. Here is Amazon.com’s Privacy Policy.

Mailing list subscribers

Meatified uses Mailchimp, a third party newsletter service, to collect the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe to receive newsletters. We use a secure opt-in subscription system and only use the email addresses submitted to contact subscribers with updates & information from Meatified. Subscribers may unsubscribe or update their preferences at any time and every email delivered to subscribers contains an “unsubscribe” & “update” link at the bottom.

What happens to collected information

Meatified may collect and use personal information for the following purposes:

• To personalize user experience
• To improve our site
• To run a promotion, contest, survey, or other site feature
• To send periodic emails if a user is voluntarily subscribed to our mailing list

Children’s information

Meatified does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

User consent

Your use of this site, in any and all forms, constitutes an acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If at any time you would like to remove yourself from our email newsletter, use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails. If you would like to remove or change any information you’ve submitted on our sites (like a comment), please contact us directly.

Changes & updates to this policy

This Privacy Policy will be reviewed and updated periodically. It was last updated on May 24, 2018.

Copyright and Attribution

This site is owned and operated by Meatified, LLC. The site provides recipes and information based upon my own personal experience only and in no way does any of the content hosted here constitute any kind of medical or dietary advice, since I am not a doctor, nutritionist or health coach.

All content found here, unless noted otherwise, is copyright of Rachael Bryant, including recipes, posts and photography. All rights reserved. It may not be redistributed, sold, reprinted, used for commercial purposes or otherwise used without express written consent. Please contact me if you would like to obtain permission to reproduce any of the content found on Meatified.

Brand Disclosure

When working with brands and products, all opinions and reviews are my own. If I’m not happy with a brand or product, I will not work with them. I will always disclose the nature of my relationship with brand(s) when writing about a product(s) or creating custom content.