A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your web browser that allows us or a third party to recognize you. Cookies might be used for the following purposes: (1) to enable certain functions; (2) to provide analytics; (3) to store your preferences; and (4) to enable ad delivery and behavioral advertising.
Cookies can either be session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires automatically when you close your browser. A persistent cookie will remain until it expires or you delete your cookies. Expiration dates are set in the cookies themselves; some may expire after a few minutes while others may expire after multiple years. Cookies placed by the website you’re visiting are sometimes called “first party cookies,” while cookies placed by other companies are sometimes called “third party cookies.”
We use first party cookies to maintain basic site functionality, such as user accounts.
We use a number of third party services to providing additional features, including but not limited to Google Analytics (traffic analysis, SEO optimization), Mailchimp (mailing list management) & Wufoo (surveys). Whilst we choose services with care, these sites are governed by their own privacy statements, and we are not responsible for their operations, including but not limited to their information practices. Users submitting information to third party web sites should review the privacy statement of these sites before providing them with sensitive information.
We also use social buttons provided by services like Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn and Facebook. Your use of these third party services is entirely optional. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of these third party services, and you are responsible for reading and understanding those third party services’ privacy policies.
Taking control of Cookies
If you don’t like the idea of cookies or certain types of cookies, you can change your browser’s settings to delete cookies that have already been set and to not accept new cookies. To learn more about how to do this, visit the help pages of your browser. Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or do not accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
Finally, there are browser extensions that provide fine-grained visibility of and control over cookies set whilst browsing. One such extension that is available for all major browsers is Ghostery. (We are in no way affiliated with Ghoserty Inc. and are not responsible for their product in any way; we have used it personally with success and provide the reference here for informational purposes only.)
Data Collection, Use & Sharing
We collect anonymous data from every visitor of the Website to monitor traffic and fix bugs. For example, we collect information like web requests, the data sent in response to such requests, the Internet Protocol address, the browser type, the browser language, and a timestamp for the request.
If you create an account we ask you to a username and email. You may also choose to provide us with other personal information, such as your picture or personal website, for a site profile. Your decision to provide such data will always be voluntary.
We may ask for additional information, for example in surveys or questionaires, for example from members of the Healthy Eating for Children Course. Again, your decision to provide such data will always be voluntary.
Unless required by law, we will not share personal information you have provided to us with third parties without your consent.
We may contact you periodically by email. If you do not want to receive email from us, please opt out of receiving emails at the bottom of any emails or by editing your profile preferences. We will communicate with users via the e-mail address they provide in order to send information about important changes to our products and services, and to send notices and other disclosures required by law. Generally, users cannot opt out of these communications but they will be primarily informational in nature rather than promotional.
Last Updated: January 27, 2015