Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising 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. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
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 www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-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.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
What Information Is Collected
Voluntarily Submitted Information: We collect any information that you voluntarily submit to our website. For example, any time you enter your email address to download one of our freebies, or sign up to receive our newsletter. When you leave a comment or submit a contact form, your contact information is recorded and stored within our site. Your password and personal details are never visible to us.
Information Collected Through Social Media: If you link your social media account (by following us on Pinterest, Twitter or Google), your contact information and username are visible to us. We may be able to access your profile picture and view your social media accounts through these sources. We may receive information about you from other sources.
Automatically-Collected Information: Our network automatically collects available data from the devices you use. For example, your operating system, the pages you viewed on our site, the length of your visit, and the date you visited is collected and used to further develop our site.
Cookies: Cookies are data files within your browser that provide us information regarding your activity on our site. We may record information through cookies to continue personalizing our site.
How Information Is Used
The information we collected is used is the following ways:
- To communicate any new products, newsletters, or free downloads via email (only if you sign up – with the option of opting out at any time)
- To further develop the site and create a more personalized experience
- To respond to any questions or comments you may have
- To track advertising on our site
- To track sales through our online store
Information Used By Third-Parties
Runnin’ for Sweets uses three third-party service providers, which allow us to personalize our website for our readers and offer a wide variety of services. The information collected through third-parties is never shared or used in a manner outside their services.
Google Analytics – we use Google Analytics with our site to provide information regarding the pages visited by our users, the length of time spent on our site, and the referring websites. No personal information is stored with Google Analytics.
Woo Commerce – we use Woo Commerce to sell our products. When you purchase a product through our site, your email address and purchase information are stored in Woo Commerce. This information is only used for further communication regarding the product you purchased.
We will never distribute or reveal your information without your consent, unless required by law.
Information Visible to All
If you comment using a social media or personal profile, it may be visible to all of our readers. Your profile picture, name, and/or link to your site may be available to those who see your comment. We will never distribute this information.
Affiliate Program Participation
Runnin’ for Sweets promotes some affiliate marketing, primarily Amazon, on our site. This is done by embedding tracking links into our content and images in some articles/pages on our site. If you click our affiliate links, a cookie will be placed in your browser in order to track purchases that serve towards our commission.
You have the option of subscribing to our newsletter. When you subscribe, we collect your email address for the purpose of sending regular newsletters. Our newsletters, sent through Mail Chimp, contain tracking elements that allow us to tell whether or not you have opened our email or clicked on any links. This allows us to determine what information is most helpful, and further personalize our newsletters. This information is never shared.
Our emails always have an unsubscribe option. At any time you may subscribe from our mailing list, removing your email address from our system.
You may choose to download any of our free training plans or fitness PDFs. When you download a freebie, your email address is added to our server in Mail Chimp. Your name or any other personal information is never recorded. You have the option to opt out of any free download email by unsubscribing at the bottom of the email.