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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
You can opt-out of all future emails by clicking on unsubscribe links in our newsletters.
If you wish to know what personal information we have about you, please contact us.
If you wish to amend or update information, such as email addresses, please contact us.
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.
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.
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.
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.