This policy is valid from June 2009 to present
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact
This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship and other forms of compensation. Some posts on this blog contain affiliate links. I receive a small commission whenever a product is purchased through these links.
Compensation received will never influence my opinions, although it may influence the content or topics I write about. Any advertising space or sponsored content will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. Advertising on this blog is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network or privately sold through Eat Picks.
Eat Picks® is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
Current list of Affiliates:
- Impact Radius
- Fresh Press Media
As the owner of this blog, I am sometimes compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I may receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I will always give my honest opinion based on findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my 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.
All advertisers featured will be family-friendly and fit the tone of my blog.
This policy is currently being updated to comply with GDPR requirements.
Here at Eat Picks Media, LLC, we are committed to safeguarding your privacy. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or problems regarding the use of your Personal Data and we will gladly assist you.
Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Eat Picks Media, LLC may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page so you are aware of any changes that have been made. This policy is effective from May 22, 2018.
Our Data Collection Principles
We collect the bare minimum data needed to be required for any purpose.
Processing is limited to the purpose. Our Processing activities fit the purpose for which Personal Data was gathered. We value the privacy and security of your data, and we have processes in place to keep your data safe.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
Contact information including email address and name that you voluntarily provide by leaving a comment or subscribing to our newsletter.
Demographic information such as postal code, preferences and interests, IP address from the location you visit this website (anonymized to prevent identifiable information from being shared).
What we do with the information we gather:
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
We may use the information to improve our products and services (the articles we create and share on this site, for example).
We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. You will always be required to sign up for any newsletters, and they will incorporate a two-step verification process. We take the sending of spam seriously and only want to send you emails you want to receive.
We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
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.
We use safe protocols for communication and transferring data (such as HTTPS). We use anonymising and pseudonymising where suitable. We monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks on an ongoing basis.
We do not create accounts for our users, which minimizes any data we collect or store.
Even though we try our best we cannot guarantee the security of information. However, we promise to notify suitable authorities of data breaches. We will also notify you if there is a threat to your rights or interests. We will do everything we reasonably can to prevent security breaches and to assist authorities should any breaches occur.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. As you access this site, 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.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes, and then the data is removed from the system.
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. 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.
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 the website.
Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
Necessary cookies – these cookies are required for you to be able to use some important features on our website. These cookies don’t collect any personal information.
Functionality cookies – these cookies provide functionality that makes using our service more convenient and makes providing more personalized features possible. For example, they might remember your name and e-mail in comment forms so you don’t have to re-enter this information next time when commenting.
Analytics cookies – these cookies are used to track the use and performance of our website and services.
Advertising cookies – these cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you and to your interests. In addition, they help limit the number of times you see an individual advertisement. They are usually placed on the website by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. These cookies remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.
You can remove cookies stored in your computer via your browser settings. Alternatively, you can control some 3rd party cookies by using a privacy enhancement platform such as optout.aboutads.info or youronlinechoices.com. For more information about cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Your IP address is anonymized on this site, so we do not collect your specific IP address. That means we do not collect any personally identifying information.
MailMunch – This is a plugin that gathers email addresses if you choose to subscribe to our newsletter. If collects the data you submit and passes it to Mail Chimp that houses the newsletter subscriber list for this website.
Influencer Networks – From time to time, we partner with brands to work on sponsored campaigns. The brands may include a tracking pixel or link that gathers your IP address and visit history to gauge the effectiveness of the campaign. We do not directly share any information with them, such as name or email address that we may gather through other means.
*Will be updated accordingly
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link to an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
Eat Picks Media, LLC is a participant in various affiliate programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to online retailers. As part of these programs, the Website will post customized links, provided by the affiliates, to track the referrals to their website(s). These programs utilize cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
All posts that contain affiliate links disclose this at the top of the individual article. You will also have the opportunity to opt out of cookie collection when you click on any affiliate link.
Our partners include:
Fresh Press Media
On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters 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 may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
Our Ad Partners include:
For information about opting out of Gourmet Ads and ad serving partners please visit http://www.gourmetads.com/about/privacy-policy
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that 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.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us at email@example.com. You may also unsubscribe from emails at any time by following the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each email newsletter.
In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, as required by law.
Sensitive Personal Information
The Website is aimed at adults age 18 and older. It does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at email@example.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records. We do not target anyone under the age of 18 with our services or content.
If you have a question about your personal data or would like to remove your data, please contact us:
Eat Picks Media, LLC, 2 Progress Dr., 5001, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Copyright & Trademark
All content and photographs on this site, unless specifically stated or attributed, belong to Kelly Pugliano and are protected by U.S. Copyright Law. Please do not copy or use content or photographs in any way without permission.
I have been writing/blogging at Eat Picks® since June 2009 and it has been established as my digital brand. Eat Picks® is a registered trademark; therefore, any use of Eat Picks® as the name of their blog or in their URL is guilty of trademark infringement and should cease its use immediately.