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Privacy Policy

Last updated 07/01/2023

Who we are

Our website address is: https://bestfooddehydrators.org.

At Best Food Dehydrators, we are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and protect your information in compliance with applicable data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please read this policy carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Data Controller

Best Food Dehydrators, based in the United States, is the data controller responsible for the collection, use, disclosure, and protection of your personal data.

Personal Data We Collect

We collect and process certain personal data when you interact with our website, products, or services. The types of personal data we may collect include:

  • Contact Information: Name, email address, phone number, and postal address.
  • Account Information: Usernames, passwords, and other credentials used to access our services.
  • Payment Information: Credit card details or other payment information for purchases made on our website.
  • Communications: Information you provide when you contact us or communicate with us through various channels.
  • Usage Data: Information about your interactions with our website, products, or services, including IP addresses, device information, and browsing activity.
  • Marketing Preferences: Your preferences for receiving marketing communications from us.

How We Use Your Personal Data

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Providing Services: To fulfill and manage your orders, process payments, and deliver products or services you request.
  • Customer Support: To respond to your inquiries, provide technical support, and address any issues or concerns you may have.
  • Communication: To communicate with you about our products, services, updates, promotions, and offers, where you have provided your consent or where permitted by law.
  • Marketing: To send you marketing communications based on your preferences and interests, with your consent where required.
  • Analytics: To analyze usage patterns, improve our website, products, and services, and understand customer preferences.
  • Legal Compliance: To comply with legal obligations, such as tax or accounting requirements, and to protect our rights, property, or safety.

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data

We process your personal data based on the following legal grounds:

  • Consent: Where you have provided your consent for specific processing activities, such as receiving marketing communications.
  • Contractual Necessity: Where processing is necessary for the performance of a contract, such as fulfilling your orders and delivering products or services.
  • Legitimate Interests: Where processing is necessary for our legitimate interests or those of a third party, such as improving our services or protecting our business interests.
  • Legal Obligations: Where processing is necessary to comply with legal obligations, such as tax or accounting requirements.

Data Sharing and Disclosures

We may share your personal data with trusted third parties for the following purposes:

  • Service Providers: We may engage third-party service providers to assist with the operation of our business, such as payment processors, shipping providers, and marketing agencies.
  • Legal Compliance: We may disclose personal data to comply with applicable laws, regulations, legal processes, or government requests.
  • Business Transfers: In the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, personal data may be transferred to the acquiring entity.

We only share your personal data with third parties who have agreed to protect the confidentiality and security of your information and process it only for specified purposes.

Data Transfers

Your personal data may be transferred and stored in countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) where data protection laws may differ. When we transfer your personal data to such countries, we ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your information, such as relying on approved data transfer mechanisms like standard contractual clauses or ensuring the receiving party adheres to an adequate level of data protection as recognized by the European Commission.

Data Retention

We retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, including any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. When determining the appropriate retention period, we consider the nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure, the purposes for which we process the data, and applicable legal requirements.

Your Data Protection Rights

You have certain rights regarding your personal data, subject to applicable data protection laws. These rights may include:

  • Access: You have the right to request access to the personal data we hold about you and receive a copy of that information.
  • Rectification: You can request that we correct or update your personal data if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Erasure: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data under certain circumstances, such as when it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.
  • Restriction: You can request the restriction of processing of your personal data under certain circumstances, such as when you contest the accuracy of the data or when processing is unlawful.
  • Objection: You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data based on our legitimate interests or for direct marketing purposes.
  • Data Portability: You can request the transfer of your personal data to another party or receive it in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format.
  • Withdrawal of Consent: If we rely on your consent for processing, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

To exercise these rights, please contact us using the information provided in Section 10. We will respond to your requests in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Data Security

We are committed to protecting the security of your personal data and have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard it from unauthorized access, loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. However, please note that no method of transmission or storage is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or the processing of your personal data, please contact us at:

Best Food Dehydrators

info@bestfooddehydrators.org

We will address your inquiries and concerns promptly and in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal requirements. We will post the updated version on our website and indicate the effective date of the revision. Please review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes.

By using our website, products, or services, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 07/01/2023.

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