Privacy Policy

Your Privacy

Ugh. Another privacy policy. We hear you.

We’ve all been sent lengthy, confusing policy notices from financial institutions, doctor’s offices, and social websites, or have been forced to opt into a privacy policy when we install a mobile app. Privacy policies are supposed to help us make informed privacy decisions. But how many of us actually read those policies?

The truth is, almost nobody reads a privacy policy. When we do, we often struggle to understand what parts actually pertain to us. The policies are generally written to show how the business, website, app, etc. is compliant with current privacy regulations, but the formal language and vague terms often leave us (the consumers) unsure as to what actually happens to our data.

Europe’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) calls for more usable privacy notices and solutions, so in the simplest language possible, and with the least amount of jargon:
  • Your data. Nibble Sip has your best interests in mind. We do not share your name, email address, or any other personal information with anyone, so please subscribe to our email newsletters, make comments on posts, and contact us through our website with confidence.
  • Emails. We use a third-party service provider called Mad Mimi to send out our latest post emails and monthly newsletters. When you subscribe, you give us your email address, and also have the option to give us your first name. You will be asked to confirm your subscription, and you can also choose to receive our monthly newsletter. Mad Mimi makes it delightfully easy for you to manage your subscription or remove yourself from our list entirely. Mad Mimi also allows you to keep whether or not you’ve looked at our emails private. Check out Mad Mimi’s privacy policy for detailed information. If you have trouble using the system, you can always email gina@nibblesip.com and we’ll be happy to help you out.
  • Communications. If you send us an email through our Contact page, we do not automatically subscribe you to our email newsletters. If you ask us to subscribe you to our newsletters through our Contact page, we can do so, but you will still need to confirm your subscription.
  • Analytics. When you visit our website, read a post or page, or share content to social media, certain anonymous analytical data may be collected, but this data is never associated with your name, email address, or any other personal type of information. We have no way of knowing if and when you visit, what you’ve read, what ad you’ve clicked on, or what content you’ve shared.
  • Cookies. When you see ads on Nibble Sip, they are personalized based on session or permanent cookies (cookies are small data files stored on your browser by our website). You can easily block cookies (or delete existing cookies) within your browser’s preferences.
  • Privacy updates. Anytime we update our privacy policy, we will let you know in simple language exactly what’s changed so that you can make an informed decision about your data privacy.
That’s our policy in a nutshell. If you have further questions or want to know more details about specific types of data, email subscription management, or third-party services, please look at our formal Privacy Policy below:

Privacy Policy

Nibble Sip, a blog found at https://www.nibblesip.com/ (“Nibble Sip”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to Nibble Sip.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to our website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

Information We Collect from Others: We may receive information about you from other sources. You may link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile. If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account. The Website utilizes the Facebook commenting system, so if you choose to comment on a Nibble Sip post, your profile picture will appear.

Automatically-Collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access our website. For example, when you use our website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed our website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using our website, such as links clicked.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by our website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on Nibble Sip.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

We may use the information collected in the following ways:
  • To operate and maintain our website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on our website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information. Additionally, Nibble Sip 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.

Nibble Sip 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. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. Please refer to Google's privacy policy for more information.
  • Mad Mimi – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications. Please refer to Mad Mimi’s privacy policy for further information.
  • Shareaholic – this service tracks content shares from Nibble Sip. Please refer to Shareaholic’s privacy policy for further information.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time at Nibble Sip’s sole discretion, and we will send out a notice when we do.

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 Nibble Sip 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.

ANONYMOUS DATA

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.

PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION

If you leave a comment on Nibble Sip, certain information such as your username, avatar, profile description and website information may be publicly visible.

COOKIES

Nibble Sip uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same ads, customize website content based on visitors’ browser type, or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by Nibble Sip by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers.

ADVERTISING

Display Ads
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit Nibble Sip, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads
From time to time, Nibble Sip may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market our blog. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone's past visits to Nibble Sip.

Newsletters
On Nibble Sip, you may subscribe to our newsletters. We use Mad Mimi, a third party vendor to manage our newsletters. All newsletters sent contain a 1 pixel by 1 pixel image called a tracking beacon. This tracking beacon pixel is embedded in emails and helps us analyze the success of our newsletters. Because of these tracking beacons, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. This information is not passed on to third parties.

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at gina@nibblesip.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to gina@nibblesip.com.

Amend – You may contact us at gina@nibblesip.com to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to gina@nibblesip.com.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to our website through email or comments. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

CHILDREN'S INFORMATION

Nibble Sip does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that Nibble Sip has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at gina@nibblesip.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

CONTACT INFORMATION

At any time, please contact us at gina@nibblesip.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Last updated: May 16, 2018.