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Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Effective 25 May 2018 the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. For that purpose, the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy below has been updated to show what data is collected by Cosmopolitan Cornbread and how it is used.

If you continue to use CosmopolitanCornbread.com after 25 May 2018, that means you’re good with the new updates. Thank you for being a part of the “CosmoCornbread” community.

Disclosure Statement:

Cosmopolitan Cornbread is written and owned by Constance Smith.

Cosmopolitan Cornbread abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion, and identity. Any sponsored content that may be included here, will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely that of the blog owner. We will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our experience and expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

This blog will not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

On occasion the Cosmopolitan Cornbread will share an affiliate link. On those occasions, should you purchase the item through the affiliate link, Cosmopolitan Cornbread will receive a small percentage of that sale, which helps to cover the running costs of this website.

Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use

Terms

By accessing the Cosmopolitan Cornbread web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

Use License

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials  (information or software) on Cosmopolitan Cornbread ’s web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

  1. modify or copy the materials;
  2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
  3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Cosmopolitan Cornbread ’s web site;
  4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
  5. transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Cosmopolitan Cornbread at any time.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of any material on Cosmopolitan Cornbread without express and written permission from this website’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. ALL CONTENT is protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Content theft, either print or electronic, is a federal offense.

Disclaimer

The materials on Cosmopolitan Cornbread ’s web site are provided “as is” Cosmopolitan Cornbread makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Cosmopolitan Cornbread does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

Limitations

Cosmopolitan Cornbread is owned by Constance Smith and provided to you for your enjoyment. Cooking or baking times are not concrete unless stated. Depending on how hot or cool your oven, stove, crockpot, etc. are – there may be variances in the cooking times. That is just part of the process and perfectly normal.

Cosmopolitan Cornbread makes no guarantees that the site will be available, uninterrupted or error free, or that the site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage caused by: an interruption or delay to the site or errors, viruses or bugs contained in the site caused by events outside our reasonable control. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage caused by your negligence, your breach of these terms or failure to follow our reasonable instructions, or to do your own research on various topics.

Revisions and Errata

Cosmopolitan Cornbread does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Cosmopolitan Cornbread may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Cosmopolitan Cornbread does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials. We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions in any part of the website and/or to make changes to recipes, articles or other content and to the described on the site at any time without notice. We do not guarantee the reliability of any of the information displayed or distributed. By using Cosmopolitan Cornbread, you acknowledge that reliance on any of the information provided shall be at your sole risk.

Cosmopolitan Cornbread does not accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered through use of the website. In no event will we or any of our third party affiliates or Constance Smith personally be held liable for any damages whatsoever, whether in action of contract, negligence or other action, such as damages for loss of use of the site, damage to equipment or other software, or loss of data or profits or for other monetary loss or for any indirect or consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the use (or inability to use) or performance of the site.

Links

Cosmopolitan Cornbread has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Cosmopolitan Cornbread of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.

Once you leave Cosmopolitan Cornbread via an outgoing link, I have no responsibility or control over what you see or experience on those other sites. I may not agree with all of the views found on those third-party sites, and am only sharing the direct links to specific information/recipes that you find, at the time of publishing.

Advertisers may, for example, use cookies to track responses to their advertisements. Cosmopolitan Cornbread does not accept responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third-party websites and you use them at your own risk.

Site Terms of Use Modifications

Cosmopolitan Cornbread may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.

We will collect and use personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.

We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.

We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.

Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.

Any email addresses provided to Cosmopolitan Cornbread will be used solely for one of two reasons:

If you have left a comment or entered a giveaway, asked a question and we need to contact you directly.

or

If you have signed up for the mailing list. If you subscribed to the mailing list, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the bottom of any of the emails.

Your e-mail address will never, ever, ever be shared or sold to other parties. We value your trust greatly and would never do anything to violate it.

We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

Cookies & Advertising

We may log information using cookies, which are tiny data files stored on your browser. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

Cookies are used in the following ways:

To remember if you are a new visitor or one of my wonderful regulars. I don’t see the information from the cookies, and can’t personally do anything with them. They don’t tell me who you are, nor anything about you. The cookies are used to show you advertisements that are tailored to interests you have shown by your past browsing history both here on Cosmopolitan Cornbread and other sites you have visited. The companies that supply these ads may collect non-personal meta-data like your browser type, your operating system, what website you’ve visited, what time you visit and other general information.  The use of that meta-data is subject to their own privacy policies, not mine.

Cosmopolitan Cornbread uses Google Analytics to help understand and improve the user’s experience on the website. Google Analytics collects information on your IP address but it is only used to track your visitor behavior on Cosmopolitan Cornbread.com, and your broad location (by country/state). Your IP address as collected by Google Analytics cannot be used by Cosmopolitan Cornbread to identify you.

The type of information collected includes content viewed, pages, site sections and videos. By learning this information it shows us what content, recipes or articles are most attractive to our visitors, and helps determine what we share more of in the future.

Most web browsers can be set to delete all cookies each time you close your browser if you like. You can also opt-out of this collection by turning off the cookies permission in your browser. For more information about blocking or turning off cookies, check with your browser’s official website.

YouTube Cookies

Cosmopolitan Cornbread embeds videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s embed feature. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Comment Cookies

When visitors leave comments on the site WordPress collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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, or until you clear your browser information.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Display Ads

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising 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. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

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 www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-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.

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:

  1. Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
  2. Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
  3. Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
  4. LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
  5. RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  6. District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
  7. YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
  8. The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
  9. Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
  10. AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
  11. OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
  12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  13. TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
  14. Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  15. Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
  16. GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
  17. Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.
  18. MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.
  19. RevContent – You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
  20. Centro, Inc. – You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.
  21. 33Across, Inc. – You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
  22. Conversant. LLC – You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.networkadvertising.org/.