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Privacy Policy

Updated: May 2018

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their Personally identifiable information (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read this privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how Be Stirred, Not Shaken may collect, use, protect, or otherwise handle your PII in accordance with this website.

Any information submitted to Be Stirred, Not Shaken is not shared with third-parties and information is not stored. The only information about your visit to this website that may be stored is that of which helps us analyze your preferences to optimize your reading and content experience, which is done through cookies that are talked about in the section below. The only information collected is email addresses from those of you that sign up for the newsletter and email updates. There is a link at the bottom of every email we send giving the option to unsubscribe at any time. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other commenters.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit this website?

When ordering or registering on this site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.  This is voluntary.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter or email updates, respond to a survey, comment, or otherwise enter information on this site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information collected from you when you register, sign up for my newsletter, respond to a survey, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow me to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To improve the website in order to better serve you.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • To send periodic emails regarding the site or other products and services.

We will never sell or trade your information, and if at any time you want to unsubscribe from any email communication, you can do so by using the link at the bottom of each email.

How do we protect visitor information?

No personal information is stored on the site or its back-end at any time.  This website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit as safe as possible.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.  They can help understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services.

Be Stirred, Not Shaken mainly uses cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We use trusted third-party services that track this information on my behalf, such as Google Analytics (you can read more about how Google uses your data here: how Google uses data)

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies or clear your cookies regularly. You do this through your browser settings.


Affiliate and third-party links

Some posts on this site contain affiliate links, where we recommend (for instance) a particular book on Amazon.  If you click on the affiliate link and buy something through it, Be Stirred, Not Shaken may earn a small commission (at no extra cost to you!).  As an Amazon affiliate I may earn commission through these links.  These links are always disclosed, including a permanent sidebar disclosure, and all opinions stated are completely my own.  If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact us directly!

Please note, third-party sites like Amazon have separate and independent privacy policies.  I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

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