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Privacy Policy

At Grillseeker (https://www.grillseeker.com), we respect your privacy and are dedicated to keeping your information safe. This privacy policy outlines what personally identifiable information Grillseeker might collect and how it might be used by the website.

This policy only applies to the Grillseeker website.

What Do We Collect?

Voluntarily Submitted Information

Your name and email address might be collected when you visit this site. If you subscribe to our newsletter or submit a contact form, you’re voluntarily offering Grillseeker this information. We will store your email address and use it to send you updates on Grillseeker events, Matthew’s latest travels, and a recipe or two.

Users who submit photos for use on our United By Flame page (https://www.grillseeker.com/about/united-by-flame/) agree by providing their photo(s) that these photos and accompanying user tag may be used on this site.

Information Collected Automatically

Every time you access Grillseeker, this website collects your IP address, what type of operating system and web browser you’re using, whether you found Grillseeker through a referring website (and which one), what pages you viewed while browsing Grillseeker, and the date/times you visited this site. Grillseeker might also gather information about how you use this site by tracking which links you’ve clicked.

Cookies

Grillseeker sometimes logs information using cookies—small data files that are stored on your internet browser by this website. Both session cookies, which expire once your browser is closed, and persistent cookies, which are files that remain on your browser until you delete them, could be used by Grillseeker to promote a smoother and more personalized experience when visiting this website.

Display Ads

Grillseeker uses Mediavine as a way to manage third-party advertising. Mediavine may use cookies to serve content and advertisements when you visit this site. Mediavine may use cookies and/or collect IP addresses or locations in order to offer you more personalized content and advertisements. Visit Mediavine’s policy website to learn more about their practices.

How Do We Use Your Information?

Grillseeker may use any information it may collect to:

  • Maintain and operate this website;
  • Offer you promotional information, contained in newsletters;
  • Respond to your inquiries and media requests;
  • Gauge the effectiveness of advertising on this site; and/or
  • Guard against unauthorized or illegal activity on this website, protecting both you and Grillseeker.

Third Party Data Usage

Grillseeker might share some of your information with third parties. In most cases, you will be asked to authorize that sharing before it is done.

Grillseeker also uses third-party service providers to maintain the website, each of which uses personal information which is outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Third party providers currently used on the website include:

  • Google Analytics. This third-party service allows Grillseeker to review website usage and actions of visitors. Google Analytics might use your IP address, but no other personally identifiable information.
  • Sassy Social Share. This third-party service allows you to share any posts from Grillseeker to your social media feeds. You will need to login to your social media account(s) to share.

Grillseeker does not share your personal information with any other third-party applications. The list of third-party applications that we use may change at the discretion of Grillseeker; please revisit this page for updates.

Unless required by law, Grillseeker won’t sell, reveal, or allocate your email addresses or other information without your consent. Grillseeker reserves the right to transfer personal information to third-parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, should the company be part of a merger, consolidation, or purchase—or due to any reorganization or bankruptcy proceedings that might occur.

Anonymous Data

Grillseeker may provide anonymous data (analytics which will not identify single users) to other parties. This practice is mostly used for advertising or marketing purposes.

Publicly Visible Information

If you write to Grillseeker as a part of a contest or column, your name and general location (city/state/country) may be used on the website. Your email address will not be used publicly.

Cookies

Grillseeker uses cookies to streamline the your experience. Cookies store your preferences and help guarantee you aren’t seeing the same banner ads repeatedly. Google Analytics and other third-party services may also use cookies.

You can block the use of cookies via the settings in your internet browser. Cookies may be deleted at any time. Deactivating or deleting cookies, however, may slow your experience while visiting Grillseeker.

Advertising

Display Ads

Grillseeker might use third-party advertising companies for content or advertisements that can be seen when you visit the site. These third-parties may use cookies.

Retargeting Ads

Grillseeker could participate in re-marketing with third-party companies (Google, Instagram) to grow the reach of the site. These companies utilize cookies to personalize ads to visitors, etc.

Affiliate Programs Participation

Grillseeker uses affiliate marketing, which embeds tracking links into the website. If you click on these tracking links a cookie will go to your browser. This cookie is used to help the affiliate calculate commissions.

Grillseeker is a member of the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, which uses tracking links to help sites earn advertising revenue through the use of affiliate links to Amazon.com. Grillseeker uses customized links, provided by Amazon, so that any referrals can be tracked from our website. These tracked links are how Grillseeker commissions are calculated, should a sale be made.

Newsletters

Grillseeker offers you the chance to subscribe to a newsletter, which may contain tracking pixels. Tracking pixels help us understand how subscribers have responded to online marketing campaigns. Tracking pixels give Grillseeker the option to see when and if you open an email, as well as any links you may click within the email. This information is used to help us tailor Grillseeker content to you, to help us keep up with interests of our subscribers. We do not pass pixel tracking information on to third parties.

Know Your Rights

Opt-Out

You can opt-out of all future emails by clicking on unsubscribe links in our newsletters.

Access

If you wish to know what personal information we have about you, please contact us.

Amend

If you wish to amend or update information, such as email addresses, please contact us.

Forget

In some cases, we may be able to erase your personal data. Please contact us.

Sensitive Personal Information

Never submit sensitive personal information (social security numbers, religious beliefs, criminal backgrounds, political opinions, memberships to trade unions, etc.) to Grillseeker.

Children’s Information

Grillseeker will not knowingly gather personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 16. If a guardian believes that Grillseeker has personally identifiable information from a child 16 or under, contact us and it will be removed from our records.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the privacy policy, please contact us.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Grillseeker claims no responsibility for the outcomes of any recipe listed on https://www.grillseeker.com. Variables outside of the website’s control, such as ingredients, humidity, altitude, grill and oven temperature variations, errors, typos, or bad luck could change the expected outcome of any recipe.

Grillseeker’s recipes are to be used as a guideline for all readers.

All information on Grillseeker is believed to be correct, but accuracy could change due to new medical research or the reformulations of recommended products.

Grillseeker and Matthew Eads do not claim to be doctors, dietitians, or nutritionists. The information on Grillseeker is based on Matthew’s experiences and research conducted while creating content.

Any statements on this site haven’t been approved or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products mentioned should not be viewed as items that can diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent diseases or medical conditions.

Grillseeker does not offer a warranty on the content of recipes on the site. You are responsible for reading the recipe, executing it safely, and evaluating it for quality. Any recipes on the site are intended for entertainment and informational value. Anyone who prepares a recipe is doing so “at their own risk”, Grillseeker is not liable for any injuries that may occur, including allergies or food-borne illnesses.

Equipment/Procedures Disclaimer

Grillseeker may offer recommendations and reviews of equipment that is dangerous when not used properly, as well as instructions and advice for procedures that may be dangerous. All equipment and procedures mentioned on Grillseeker are intended for use by unintoxicated, capable adults in controlled environments. Grillseeker is not liable for injuries related to use of any equipment or procedures mentioned on this site.

Additionally, Grillseeker is not liable for dissatisfaction with or malfunctions of equipment reviewed or recommended by the site. We offer good faith reviews and honest opinions, not guarantees of user experience.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

For information regarding data collection by Mediavine ad partners including how to opt out of data collection, please click here.

HotJar Analytics

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this site and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our site with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices. This includes a device’s IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf.

For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of Hotjar’s support site.

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.

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