Privacy Policy (updated September 25, 2020)

This document describes the types of information that are collected and recorded by Tropical Tidbits and how it is used. If you have any questions about our privacy policy or how your information is used, please contact levicowan@tropicaltidbits.com.

Terminology

Hereafter, the term "site" or "website" shall refer to tropicaltidbits.com. The term "user" shall refer to a visitor to tropicaltidbits.com or a user of any associated products or services.

What data do we collect directly?

Tropical Tidbits stores some information voluntarily provided by users, such as names, aliases, and email addresses entered when posting comments on blog entries. The blogging software (Wordpress) also records the IP addresses of blog commenters. This information is never deleted unless explicitly requested.

The website may also generate log files containing non-personally identifiable information about users, including IP addresses, browser type, date and time, and which pages are visited. The purpose of this information is for analyzing how the website is used and gathering aggregate demographic information about users.

Disclosure of information to third parties

Tropical Tidbits employs some commonly used third-party services which may collect user data. Google Analytics is used to measure how many users visit the site, which pages they navigate to during their visit, their geographic region, the web browser they used, and other non-personally identifiable information known to Google. Further information about how Google may use user data can be found here.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads.

In general, our site allows third-party companies to serve advertisements, set cookies, and collect non-personally identifiable information about users in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to them. Note that Tropical Tidbits has no access to or control over the cookies that are used by third-party advertisers. Most web browsers provide settings to control whether third parties may set cookies, though disabling them may cause some parts of the site to not function properly. For more general information on cookies, you can visit allaboutcookies.org.

Tropical Tidbits's privacy policy does not apply to other websites or advertisers. Thus, we advise you to consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party partners for more detailed information. Our advertising partners and their associated privacy policies are listed below:

Children's Information

Tropical Tidbits does not knowingly collect any personally-identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will make our best effort to promptly remove such information from our records.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to this privacy policy. We may update this policy at any time, and users are encouraged to check periodically for changes if they have privacy concerns. Please contact levicowan@tropicaltidbits.com if you have questions about this policy.