Privacy policy

Updated 4/12/09.

The Perfect Pantry is committed to maintaining the privacy and protection of your personal information when you visit this website. This policy outlines what information is collected when you visit the website, and how we use that information. When you continue to visit this website, you are consenting to the practices described in this policy.

The information we gather falls into two categories: information you supply when you sign up to receive emails or leave comments on the site, and tracking information collected as you navigate through the site.

Information Collected When Leaving Comments
When you leave comments on The Perfect Pantry, you are required to provide your name (or a "pen name"), and you have the option of providing your blog or website URL. This information becomes a permanent part of the website when you provide it with a comment, and can be seen by other visitors to the site. (You are also required to provide your email address, but this information is visible only to the author of this site.)

Information Collected Through Tracking Software
All websites that collect traffic data have the ability to monitor visitor information such as IP addresses, browser type, operating system, location, date/time of visit, and information about which areas of the site are visited. We monitor such information via Statcounter, but do not store it in permanent files or attempt to link it to individual site visitors. Please see Statcounter's privacy statement.

Information Collected by Third Party Advertisers
The Perfect Pantry carries advertising provided by third party advertising companies (BlogHer Ads, Six Apart Media, InfoHub, and to serve ads when you visit the website. These companies may use information (NOT including your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Information Collected by BlogHer Ads
Please see BlogHer's privacy statement.

Information Collected by Six Apart Media
This web site participates in Six Apart Media, a comprehensive advertising program provided by Six Apart Ltd. for publishers all across the Web. This section of our privacy policy describes how Six Apart Ltd. and the third party advertising networks and advertisers that display advertisements through Six Apart Media (collectively, "Advertisers") collect, use, store and disclose data from visitors to this Web site. A "cookie" is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a Web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies can be used to target advertisements relevant to your interests, based on your visits to different Web sites, to provide traffic measurement and other analytics and to conduct research. A "Web beacon" is an electronic file on a Web page that allows a Web site to count users who have visited that page, to access certain cookies and to provide auditing, research and reporting for advertisers. When your browser requests a page that displays advertising from one of the Advertisers, the Advertiser may view, edit or set its own cookie through your browser. In addition, the Advertiser may place its own Web beacon in the page, which may be triggered by your browser's request.

Advertiser Privacy Policies
If you would like to contact the Advertisers to learn more about their privacy policies and what options (if any) they offer to opt out of their data collection and use, please follow these links to their Web sites:

Six Apart Ltd.

Six Apart Media third party advertising networks and advertisers

Some of these third party advertising networks are participants in the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI"), a cooperative of online marketing and analytics companies committed to building consumer awareness and establishing responsible business and data management practices and standards. You can learn more about NAI and how you may "opt out" of targeted advertising delivered by NAI member ad networks here.

Information collected by
Please see Amazon's privacy statement.

The Perfect Pantry contains, in its posts and blogroll, links to other websites. If you choose to visit other websites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those other sites. It is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those sites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.

Changes to This Policy
We reserve the right to update or change this privacy policy at any time. Any such change, modification, or addition to the privacy policy on The Perfect Pantry will become effective immediately upon posting on the site.

Contacting The Perfect Pantry Regarding This Policy:
If you have any questions about this policy please contact lydia AT ninecooks DOT com.