Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Welcome! This Privacy Policy applies to you as an individual in the European Union with respect to your use of websites, interactive services, provided by Roos Schuring (collectively, "we" or "us") that include an authorized link or reference to this policy (collectively, the "Services"). 

By using any of our Services, you agree that this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service Agreement govern your use of our Services and any dispute concerning the Services. This Policy describes our privacy practices. 

  • Information Collected Through Our Services
  • Information We May Obtain from Other Sources
  • How We Use the Information We Collect
  • Your Opt-Out Choices
  • How to Correct or Update Your Information
  • Data Subject Requests
  • Security, Retention and Storage of Information
  • Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at rose(a)roosschuring.com or as set forth in "Contact Us."

 

Information Collected Through Our Services:

The information we gather through our Services falls into two categories: (1) information you voluntarily supply to us when you register, purchase products or initiate other transactions, participate in promotions or surveys, submit comments or questions or otherwise communicate with us or others through the Services, and (2) information collected automatically as you use our Services, including without limitation, information that may be collected through our mobile applications while they are in use or running in the background of your device. The information we collect includes personal data, which is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Third-party providers and advertisers featured on, or linked to or from, our Services may also gather information, including personal data, through processes that we don't control and subject to their own separate privacy policies, which may differ from ours. Some of our Services also participate in third-party advertising networks or similar services that collect information about your computer or device and your activity online and as a mobile user to tailor some of the advertising that you see on our Services and other third-party sites, marketing channels in their networks to your interests.

 

Personal Data You Provide to Us.

You will need to register to use certain features of our Services. When you register, we collect personal data, including your first and last name, postal address, email address, user name and password and communications preferences, such as which newsletters you would like to receive. 

If you make a purchase we collect information necessary to process your payment, including your payment instrument number (such as a credit card number), and the security code associated with your payment instrument.

 

Newsletters and Subscriptions.

You may sign up for certain newsletters and subscriptions without registering an account. When you sign up, we collect personal data, including your first name and email address.

 

Contests and Other Promotions.

From time to time, we offer surveys, contests, sweepstakes or other promotions. If you choose to participate in promotions, we will collect contact information such as your name and email address as well as other information in connection with your registration.

 

Communications.

We collect the content of messages you send to us, including feedback and product reviews you write, questions and information you provide to customer support.

 

Information Collected Automatically When You Use Our Services.

R. Schuring or third-party contractors we engage collect certain information, including personal data, automatically when you use our Services, including but not limited to:

  • Web pages, content and advertisements you view and links you click on while navigating within our Services;
  • Information about your interactions with our content, including video or audio content, such as the type of content accessed via our Services;
  • Information about your interactions with our email messages, such as the links you click on and whether you open or forward a message, the date and time of these interactions and the device you use to read emails;
  • The site you visited before visiting a R. Schuring website and the site you visited after visiting a R. Schuring website;
  • Your Internet Protocol (IP) address (a numerical address assigned to your device by your Internet service provider so that other devices connected to the Internet can communicate with you online) that can sometimes be used to derive your general geographic area;
  • Search terms you enter using our Services or on a referral site;
  • Unique identifiers, including mobile device identification numbers, that can identify the physical location of devices in accordance with applicable law;
  • Your device type, screen size, browser type, language and other settings, memory capacity, plug-ins, Internet domain, TCP configuration parameters, operating system, carrier code, time zone and the names, versions and package IDs of software installed on your device;
  • Standard server log information; and
  • Information collected through cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies (see additional descriptions of these terms below).

 

Personalization and Tracking Technologies.

Like most website and mobile application operators, we, our service providers or other third parties acting on our behalf or with our permission, use embedded scripts, "cookies," web beacons, device identifiers and other tracking technologies to operate, analize, improve and protect the security of our Services and tailor content and advertising to user interests. Third-party companies that provide some of the tools and features accessible through our Services and advertisers and other companies involved in the delivery of advertisements you see on our Services and other websites also may use tracking technologies to collect information about your use of our Services.

 

Cookies.

Cookies are small amounts of data (often containing a unique identifier) that are stored in separate files within your computer or device's Internet browser. Cookies are accessed and recorded by the websites you visit, and by the companies that deliver the advertisements you see on our services, so they can recognize the same browser navigating online. You can set your browser to accept or reject most cookies, or to notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) It is up to you to decide whether to allow us or third parties to set cookies, but if you block cookies, you may not be able to view or access some of the features of our Services. Please be aware that certain browsers cannot block or delete so-called "Flash" cookies, which use a feature of the Adobe Flash video player to store information on your computer. For information about how to delete Flash cookies, please visit the Adobe website.

 

Web Beacons and Other Tracking Technologies.

Web beacons (sometimes called "transparent GIFs," "clear GIFs," or "pixel tags") are small strings of code that embed a small graphic image (usually invisible) on a web page or in an email or advertisement. When your browser downloads a web beacon, the server that sends the corresponding image to your browser can recognize and store certain types of information such as cookies previously set, the time and date that you viewed the page embedded with the beacon and a description of that page.

 

Mobile Device IDs and Location-Based Information.

Certain mobile devices, including smart phones and tablet devices, contain unique device IDs that can be used to identify their physical location. Some mobile device IDs are persistent, while others may be resettable by accessing the device's privacy settings. Mobile devices also typically transmit caller ID data (which may include a phone number) when used to transmit a telephone call or text message. When you use mobile devices to access our Services, we may collect and transmit unique device IDs and collect caller ID data, as well as other information about your device, including without limitation, your wireless carrier, the make, model, operating system, capacity and settings of your device, the names, package IDs and versions of other software you have downloaded to your device and information about how you interact with and navigate within our Service. You can withdraw your consent to the further collection and use of your precise device data by accessing your device's privacy settings as further explained below in"Opt-out Choices”.

 

Social Network Posting Tools and "Share" Features.

You can access various social network posting and sharing tools through our Services that are operated by third parties, including a "share" button that allows you to post links to content and features that you believe will be of interest to others on your social network pages. When you visit a page that includes one of these sharing tools, the third-party company that operates the tool may be collecting information about your browser, device and online activity through its own tracking technologies and subject to its own separate privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

 

How We Use The Information We Collect:

Our primary goal in collecting information is to provide you with a customized experience when using our Services and to make them more valuable to you. We and our authorized service providers use information that we or they collect about you, including personal data, for our legitimate interests, including to:

  • Analyze, operate and improve our Services, and fulfill your requests for products, services, and information, including to send you email and electronic newsletters you have requested;
  • Prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, comply with applicable law and enforce our Terms of Service Agreement;
  • Save and remember any preferences that you set while visiting one of our Services;
  • Customize the content you see when you use our Services and other services as you navigate online;
  • Attribute content that you post to forums we operate on our Services;
  • Measure and analize visitor traffic and usage patterns and improve the quality and effectiveness of our content, features, advertisements, and other communications;
  • Analize how subscribers interact with our email messages and click on links contained within those messages;
  • Provide you with special offers, promotions and information from companies within our corporate family; and
  • Display, develop, and deliver direct marketing.

We only use payment and identity verification information as necessary to complete a particular transaction, provide a requested service, enforce legal rights or comply with applicable law.

Because our Services are supported by advertising, we also use the information we collect to help us and advertisers efficiently reach consumers who are most likely to be interested in particular products and services. We use this information based on the consent you provide, such as if you visit our websites and consent to us processing your personal data to serve you with personalized ads. In addition, information about you, including your personal data, is used with your consent, including to:

  • Recognize the same users as they access online or mobile services using multiple browsers or devices and deliver to them appropriate interest-based content and advertising;
  • Provide you with special offers, promotions and information from select third parties in accordance with applicable law;
  • Tailor advertising to your interests, including advertising that you see on our Services, advertising you see on third-party websites, mobile applications and email programs, and offers and advertising you may receive offline or as push-notifications, from us or others; and
  • Fulfill any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information and pursuant to your consent.

You always have the choice (now and in the future) to avoid personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by unsubscribing from our list.

 

The following describes some of the circumstances in which we share information about our users:

 

Email.

If we have consent if and to the extent required by law, we share our users' email addresses with service providers that send email messages and deliver targeted advertising on our behalf. These service providers collect data about how you interact with those messages (including information about whether and when you opened a particular message or clicked on a link within a message and the device you used to do so) and analize it in conjunction with similar information they collect when you respond to emails they send on behalf of their other clients who are not affiliated with us. They use this email response information in combination with your email address to target and optimize the delivery of emails and email advertising they send on our behalf and for their other clients. We prohibit our service providers from sharing your email address with their other clients.

We will not sell or rent your email address to unaffiliated third parties for their email marketing purposes, without your consent.

  

 

Service Providers.

We also contract with other companies to provide specialized services to us, including but not limited to credit-card and billing processing, shipping, marketing, advertising optimization and interest-based targeting, email and text message distribution, data processing, mobile and website analytics, user authentication, security and promotions management. We reserve the right to share with these companies any information we collect about you, including personal data, and/or authorize them to collect information from you directly to support the services they provide to us. Service providers are prohibited from using your information for any purpose other than to provide this assistance, although we may permit them to use aggregate information which does not identify you or de-identified data for other purposes.

 

Contests and Other Promotions.

If you participate in a survey, contest, sweepstakes, or other promotion, we share your information, including personal data, with co-sponsors or other third parties involved in the promotion that we identify in the rules or entry materials. We don't control these third parties' privacy practices, and our Privacy Policy does not apply to their collection and use of your information. We also share some of your entry information with third parties or the public in connection with the administration of the promotion, such as winner selection and prize fulfillment, and as permitted by the promotion's official rules, such as on a winners' list.

  

  

Information You Post to Blogs, Discussion Forums and Community or Social Networking Areas.

Keep in mind that any information that you choose to post to blogs, discussion forums, or other community or social networking services that we offer can be seen, collected and used by anyone who has access to the applicable service. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such information.

 

Your Opt-Out Choices:

 

Postal Mail.

To remove your name and postal address from lists that we own, or to opt-out of receiving marketing offers and products by mail, please use the opt-out form available in an email, or email us about it or send your request to us in a letter addressed to R. Schuring  Postbus 34  2400AA Alphen a/d Rijn  The Netherlands. 

 

Email.

You can opt-out from any Roos Schuring email newsletter or commercial email list and prevent the collection of related email response information by our email service providers by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each message, visiting the Email Preferences page on our sites and updating your preferences, or sending an email to rose(a)roosschuring.com with the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject field of the email. Please note that you cannot opt-out of non-promotional emails from us, such as those about your account, transactions, servicing, or our ongoing business relations.

If you wish to disable web beacons in our email messages, turn images "off" in your email client (e.g., Outlook or Outlook Express) as available. Please refer to the settings or options menu in your email client for more information.

 

Analytics.

Google, Drip, Facebook are some of the third parties we engage to track and analyze usage and browsing patterns of our users. 

 

Interest-Based Advertising.

R. Schuring follows the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral advertising released by the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA") in July 2009. To opt-out of our use of your website viewing data to serve interest-based advertising on third-party websites and email newsletters, visit the DAA's  Consumer Choice Page. You can also click on the Ad Choices icon located in the footer of our websites and navigate to the consumer opt-out form. Use the same links to opt-out of the delivery of interest-based advertising on our web sites from the operators of the third-party ad networks we use. Note that you must opt-out separately from each computer or device and browser that you use to access our Services and if you clear your cookies, you will need to repeat the opt-out process. Also note that the preferences you select on the DAA's Consumer Choice Page do not apply to the collection of cross-app data from your mobile device. The DAA offers a separate choice tool for the collection of cross-app data on a mobile device for interest-based advertising and other applicable uses. To exercise choice for companies participating in this choice tool, you can install the DAA's AppChoices app. 

Most of the third-party advertising and data companies we work with, also subscribe to the DAA Principles and/or are members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI"). To learn more about the information collection practices of NAI members and your related opt-out choices, please visit the NAI's website. 

 

Mobile App Advertising and Tracking

We, our authorized service providers and/or other third-party partners involved in the delivery of advertising you receive through our mobile applications may collect information about your mobile device, including your mobile device's advertising identifiers and the names and IDs of apps you have installed, as well as information about how you use our mobile applications and other unaffiliated applications. We and our partners use this information to enable interest-based advertising you receive through our Services and within third-party apps and other marketing channels. Depending on your device and operating system, you may be able to reset your mobile device's advertising identifier to limit this data collection or prevent the collection of usage data across unaffiliated applications for interest-based advertising purposes by accessing the privacy settings on your mobile device. Each operating system, iOS for Apple devices, Android for Android devices and Windows for Microsoft devices, provides its own instructions. Visit the privacy settings for your mobile device or contact your platform operator for more information.

For information about the mobile data collection practices of the service providers we use to support interest-based advertising in our AllRecipes mobile applications and your additional opt-out choices, click  here and  here. To exercise choice over the companies participating in the DAA's separate choice tool for the collection of cross-app data on a mobile device, download the DAA's AppChoices app.

 

Precise Device Location Tracking.

If you authorized us and/or our service providers to collect and/or share information about the precise location of your device through a mobile application, you can always withdraw your consent and prevent the further collection and sharing of your precise device location information by accessing your device's location privacy settings. Each operating system, iOS for Apple devices, Android for Android devices and Windows for Microsoft devices, provides its own instructions on how to turn off precise location sharing. Access the privacy settings for your mobile device or contact your platform operator for more information.

 

Sites to Which We Link:

We also may provide links to other websites or services, and provide access to products and services offered by third parties, whose privacy policies we don't control.

 

How to Correct or Update Your Information:

R. Schuring provides you with the ability to access and edit certain information that you have provided to us through our Services. To update this information, please visit the "My Account" area or comparable feature of the Service you used to enter your information. If you cannot locate such a feature, send us an email at rose(a)roosschuring.com. 

 

Data Subject Requests:

EU data protection law makes a distinction between organizations that process personal data for their own purposes (known as "controllers") and organizations that process personal data on behalf of other organizations (known as "processors"). R. Schuring, located at the address set forth in "Contact Us," is the controller with respect to information you provide through the Services.

You have the right to access, rectify, or erase any personal data we have collected about you through the Services. You also have the right to data portability and the right to restrict or object to our processing of personal data we have collected about you through the Services. In addition, you have the right to ask us not to process your personal data (or provide it to third parties to process) for marketing purposes or purposes materially different than for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by you. You may withdraw your consent at any time for any data processing we do based on consent you have provided to us.

To exercise any of these rights, please email us. We will respond to your request within 30 days. We may require additional information from you to allow us to confirm your identity. Please note that we store information as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected, including as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent fraud, and enforce our agreements.

If you have any issues with our compliance, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a European supervisory authority.

  

Security, Retention and Storage of Information:

We use commercially reasonable procedures to help protect the personal data that we process. No security system is impenetrable, however. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won't be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. We will retain your personal data as long as we need it to fulfill our legitimate interests, to comply with applicable laws, or if we have another lawful basis for processing.

 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy:

Digital technology is rapidly evolving. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy in the future, we'll post the changes here and indicate at the top of the policy the last date on which it was updated. Unless otherwise noted, all changes will be effective when posted.

 

Contact Us:

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, our data practices, or our compliance with applicable law, please contact us:

By email: rose(a)roosschuring.com

By mail: Roos Schuring  Postbus 34  2400AA  Alphen a/d Rijn  The Netherlands