The Welcoming Table may change this policy at any time. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
This policy is effective from August 27, 2018.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- your email address
- demographic information such as zip code, preferences and interests
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and to provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- to improve our products and services
- to periodically send emails about new products, special offers or other information that we think you may find interesting, using the email address that you have provided.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you other than the data you choose to share with us.
We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve this website in order to tailor it to reader needs.
You may opt out of Google Analytics by installing a browser add-on here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of this website, though.
Advertising & Affiliate Programs
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.
Affiliate Program Participation: We engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
We also participate in other affiliate programs including Awn, Rakuten, CJ Affiliates, and Share a Sale.
Links to other websites
My website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave my site, I don't have any control over that other website. I assume no responsibility for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
You may subscribe to our email list, which may be used for advertising purposes. All emails sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we any see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. This allows us to adapt the content of future emails to the interest of the user. None of this information is shared with third parties.
Your email address used to leave blog comments will never be displayed publicly and is never shared with third parties. It will solely be used to respond to your comment.
You may opt out of my email list at any time by clicking "unsubscribe" within the emails or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My newsletter is managed through my email list management provider, Mailerlite.
Controlling your personal information
If you are a citizen of the EU, you may request that we erase or forget your personal information. To do so, please submit a request to email@example.com.
We will not sell, distribute or share your personal information with third parties unless required by law to do so.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.