Privacy Policy, Disclosure, Disclaimer

Last updated: June 2020

Almost All ALDI is a personal blog found at https://www.almostallaldi.com/ and written by Rachel Singer (formerly Rachel Singer Gordon, [email protected]). Almost All ALDI is governed by the following privacy policy, which outlines what personally identifiable information we may collect and how that information may be used. This policy applies only to this website, where we are committed to preserving your privacy.

Almost All ALDI may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. This policy was last updated, and is effective from, 1/22/19.

What information do we collect?

We may collect personal contact information such as your name or email address. For instance, you may voluntarily submit information to this site through actions such as subscribing to an email newsletter or commenting on a post, or you may create an account on the site.

We may receive information about you from other sources to whom you have provided personal information, for instance, if a social media profile such as Facebook, Instagram, or Google account is linked to your user profile.

Automatically collected information

Some information about you and the device(s) you use to access the Internet is automatically collected when you visit this site. This includes your partial IP address (showing country of origin), operating system, browser type, device type, the pages you view on this site, links you click on this site, and the date(s) and time(s) you visit this site. Google Analytics data collected from this site is anonymized.

Email newsletters

When you choose to opt in to receive email newsletters from Almost All ALDI, these newsletters may contain tracking pixels. Tracking pixels are embedded in these emails for the purposes of tracking the success of marketing campaigns. These may allow use to see if and when you open a particular email message and which links you click inside that message, as well as to adapt future newsletters to user preferences. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

Cookies and advertising

We may log information about you and the device(s) you use to access the Internet using cookies, which are small files stores in your browser. This may include both session cookies (which expire when you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay in your browser until manually deleted), and which help provide a more personalized experience.  This site 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 banner ads, and customize content based on browser type or other information. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, as described below.

Almost All ALDI also displays third party advertising. As on any site that displays ads, third parties may place and read cookies on your web browser, or use web beacons to collect information through display ads served on this site. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies; we do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers.

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.

From time to time, this site may also engage in remarketing campaigns with third party sites such as Google or Facebook in order to market Almost All ALDI. Those companies also use cookies to serve ads based on past visits.

Almost All ALDI also contains affiliate links to sites such as Amazon and other online companies. Affiliate links work by embedding tracking links into this site. If you click on one of these links, a cookie will be placed in your browser which tracks sales for the purpose of tracking payable commissions.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies in their web browser settings or delete already set cookies via their Internet browser or other software programs. However, if you deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

How might this information be used?

We may use the information we collect to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • To operate and maintain the site
  • To create your account
  • To allow you to comment on the site with an account you create
  • To send you opt-in newsletters and emails (each of which includes unsubscribe information at the bottom)
  • To send administrative communications to the email address you provide
  • To respond to your comments and inquiries and otherwise provide support
  • To track and measure advertising on the site
  • To protect against, potentially investigate, and deter unauthorized and/or illegal activity

How might third parties use your information?

We may share your information with third parties when you have specifically authorized such use, such as if you win a giveaway on the site and the sponsoring organization requires your information to send a prize.

In addition, Almost All ALDI uses third party service providers which may collect certain information. These services include:

  • Google Analytics. This is a service that tracks website usage. Analytics for this site are anonymized.
  • Mad Mimi. This is an email service provider through which we send out double-opt-in newsletters and other emails using the name and email address you have provided for this purchase.

How else might your information be shared?

Except where required by law, Almost All ALDI does not sell, give out, or reveal the personal information of site visitors, with the exception of providing address and other contact information for giveaway winners to the sponsoring organization. Almost All ALDI does not rent out or otherwise share the email addresses of subscribers, with the exception that these are stored in a database at our email newsletter service provider.

If at some point Almost All ALDI is purchased by or merges with another organization or third party, we may disclose or transfer the personal information we hold on users of the site.

Information that is publicly visible

Please note that any personal information you yourself provide in comments on the blog, Facebook page, twitter account, or elsewhere on social media, however, is visible to anyone who visits; you are responsible for the information you put out publicly on the internet, here or elsewhere. The email address you provide when commenting or subscribing to newsletters is not visible to other users of this site.

Links to other websites & disclaimer

Almost All ALDI contains links to external websites. I can make no guarantee as to the reliability or privacy policy of these sites; any info you submit to other sites, you submit at your own risk. Once you have used these links to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website and cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites.

Disclosure and affiliate program participation

Almost All ALDI contains both advertising and affiliate links. My policy on posting affiliate links is to keep all content relevant to YOU and to the focus of this blog. Giveaway posts, sponsored posts, and reviews always disclose if I received a product or anything else from the sponsoring entity.

Opinions in reviews, giveaways, and every other post are 100% mine. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

Affiliate links and ads are what allow me to continue providing this information to you, free of charge. When site visitors click on an affiliate link and make a purchase or other action, Almost All ALDI receives some small compensation. Affiliate links work by embedding tracking links into this site. If you click on one of these links, a cookie will be placed in your browser which tracks sales for the purpose of tracking payable commissions.

Almost All ALDI is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. This site does not specifically target potential customers who are Illinois residents.

Rights related to your personal information

You have the following rights over your personal information:

  • Opt-out. You may opt out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email from this site. If you have difficulty, please notify us at [email protected] to be removed.
  • Access, amend, or forget. You may access and request we amend, remove, or update the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected]

Please be aware

At no time should you submit personal sensitive information to Almost All ALDI, including information such as your social security number, credit card number, health information, and so on. Any information you choose to submit is subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s information

This site does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 16. If as a parent or guardian you believe we are holding personally identifiable information of a child under 16, please contact us at [email protected] and we will remove such information to the best of our ability.

Questions?

Any questions about this policy? Contact us at [email protected]

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:

  1. Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
  2. Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
  3. Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
  4. LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
  5. RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email 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. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  6. District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
  7. YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
  8. The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
  9. Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
  10. AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
  11. OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
  12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  13. TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
  14. Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  15. Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
  16. GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
  17. Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.
  18. MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.
  19. RevContent – You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
  20. Centro, Inc. – You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.
  21. 33Across, Inc. – You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
  22. Conversant. LLC – You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.networkadvertising.org/.

Last updated: June 14, 2020