Thank you for visiting Taming of the Spoon.
Our website address is https://tamingofthespoon.com.
What personal data we collect and how we use it
We collect personal information that you directly provide to us like name and email address when you leave a comment, use our contact form, or subscribe to our mailing list.
We also collect information about you and your browser viewing activity while you use our website. For example, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, device type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed our website. This data is not connected to personally identifiable information.
We may use your information to send you website content, reply to an email inquiry, analyze website usage, and track/measure advertising. We do not sell or share our email list with any other parties.
Your data is stored in a secure platform. We have put in place commercially reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. However, no company, including Taming of the Spoon, can fully eliminate security risks associated with storing personal information.
If you leave a comment, you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. This is for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. Look for the check box at the bottom of the comment form. Click on the check box if you wish to have your information saved. Don’t click on the check box if you don’t want your information saved.
We use Google Analytics to understand how the website is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is anonymous. Users can completely block Google Analytics tracking using Google’s Analytics Opt-out browser add-on.
We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). You have the ability to accept or decline cookies and tracking signals using your web browser settings. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of our website may not work properly or at all. Our website may not respond to Do Not Track signals sent by your browser.
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.
Third Party Links
Our website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that we have personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 13 in our database, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Your Choices About Your Information
You may decline to submit personal information through our website, in which case you may not be able to use certain features such as submitting a comment or signing up for our newsletter.
If you have left comments on our website, 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.
You may opt-out of any future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at email@example.com to be removed from our mailing list.
Updated: May 16, 2022.