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Content Use Policy
www.themediterraneandish.com is a personal blog dedicated to modern Mediterranean cooking and the Mediterranean lifestyle. The blog is written by Suzy Karadsheh. Unless otherwise noted, all content and photography are © The Mediterranean Dish, LLC. All rights reserved. Please do not reproduce any text or photographs without prior written consent from owner(s). For inquiries regarding the use of content or purchase of photographs seen here, please contact us at [email protected]
You may voluntarily share personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, email address, and telephone number, and demographic information, such as your age, gender, hometown, and interests when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Site, such as newsletter subscriptions, downloads, and website comments. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, however, your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Site.
Like many other websites, www.themediterrraneandish.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. Cookies are used by most websites to tailor content and marketing messages to better suit your needs. For example, cookies help us monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not so that we can provide content that is most helpful to you.
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.
This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here: www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
For European Economic Area Residents
If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us at [email protected] and contact AdThrive at [email protected]. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences link at the bottom of the site. (Available in the EU.)
For California Residents
California law gives residents the right to opt out of the “sale” of their personal information to third parties, including for advertising purposes. Under California law, the sharing of your information with a service provider for advertising purposes could be considered a “sale.” To opt out of the sharing of your information for advertising information, click the opt out link provided in the footer of this page. You also have the right to request from us the categories of personal information that we have shared and the categories of third parties to whom the information was provided. To make such a request, please contact us at [email protected]. To be clear we do not share your name, contact information, or any other sensitive information with third parties, and the categories of third parties that we share information with for advertising purposes are supply side platforms, programmatic advertising exchanges, and demand side platforms.
Links to Other Sites
Occasionally, we may link to other websites of interest (such as, when we publish a roundup of recipes including recipes from around the web.) Once you have used these links to leave our site, please note, we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst 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.
When you share a comment on this blog, you agree to share your name, email address, website and IP address with us. This information allows you to post a comment and it will not be used for any other purpose. Other than your name, the information will not be visible to others. Leaving a comment does not automatically subscribe you to our e-mail newsletter.
Your comment, or parts of it, may be shared through our media channels as testimony for the sake of encouraging other users. Only a first name may be used.
If you have chosen to subscribe to our large e-mail list, thank you! E-mail is the best way to remain in touch with The Mediterranean Dish. The information you voluntarily shared such as name and e-mail address are used so that we can provide our free cookbook, weekly recipes, meal plans, specials or promotions, and other information that may be helpful to you.
When you subscribe, you will be asked to confirm your subscription so that we can be sure you want to hear from us. If you change your mind at any point in time, you can certainly unsubscribe from the list; this option is available at the bottom of each e-mail you receive from us.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.
When Might Information be Disclosed?
This is very rare, however, if we believe the release of information is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
From time to time, we may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance. This is only to help us improve our service to you.
The Mediterranean Dish Store Policies
As a service to our visitors and readers, we provide quality Mediterranean ingredients for purchase through The Mediterranean Dish store. This is available to residents of the United States. We use secure checkout services in order for you to complete your purchase.
Your personal information such as name, e-mail address, physical address is used to process and ship your order. On occasion, you may receive an e-mail with information about new products, specials, or helpful information from the blog (such as how to use a certain ingredient).
What we collect and store
While you visit our site, we’ll track:
- Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
- Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
- Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!
When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:
- Send you information about your account and order
- Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
- Process payments and prevent fraud
- Set up your account for our store
- Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
- Improve our store offerings
- Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them
If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.
We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.
We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.
Who on our team has access
Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both Administrators and Shop Managers can access:
- Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent, and
- Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.
Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds and support you.
What we share with others
We share information with third parties who help us provide our orders and store services to you; for example —
We accept payments through PayPal and Stripe. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal or Stripe, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.
Store Return Policy
When you place an order through our store, we take every measure to make sure the products arrive to you safely and in top shape. Should you, by any chance, receive a damaged shipment (ex. broken bottle of olive oil), please reject the shipment and/or inform us via [email protected]. We will track the original order and will do our best to replace it promptly. Otherwise, we are unable to accept returns.
Nutritional Information Disclosure
Please read full nutrition disclosure.
This is a personal food blog, and the recipe creator(s), writer (s), and publisher (s) of themediterraneandish.com are not health professionals, nutritionists, or registered dietitians. As a service to our users, we have recently opted to provide nutritional information. Please note, this information is our very best estimate. This website is not intended as nutritional advice and readers of this website are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to their health. Readers assume full responsibility for consulting a qualified health professional regarding health conditions or concerns before starting a new health program or diet.
The Mediterranean Dish expressly disclaims any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.
This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The occasional compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog, but will not affect the opinions expressed. We will only recommend products that we truly believe in and love. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
www.themediterraneandish.com is a participant in some affiliate programs including the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Should you make a purchase through one of the links shared here, there will be no added cost to you whatsoever.
The owner(s) of this blog is occasionally compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements on an occasional basis, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
Policies and Disclosures last updated July 1st, 2020.