Disclosures and Disclaimers

All material on Chocolate Moosey is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute medical, legal, financial, or other professional advice on any subject matter.

Some of the links on this website are affiliate links, which means I may earn a commission if you click on the link or make a purchase using the link. I am 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.

Private Policy

Chocolate Moosey is committed to maintaining the privacy and protection of your personal information. This privacy policy tells you about the information collected and how it is used. By using Chocolate Moosey, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this privacy policy, which may be modified from time to time.

Children Under 13:

Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers). If you’re under 13, please do not provide any personally identifying information (such as your name, your email address or your phone number).

Information Collected

The information gathered falls into two categories: (1) information you supply when you register to receive emails or comment on Chocolate Moosey, and (2) tracking information collected as you navigate through the site. In operating the Site, Chocolate Moosey may include registration, comment forms, online surveys, and other online forms that ask users to provide their names, e-mail addresses, and other contact information.

Cookies. From time to time, Chocolate Moosey may use the standard “cookies” feature of major browser applications that allows me to store a small piece of data on your computer about your visit. I do not set any personally identifiable information in cookies, nor employ any data capture mechanisms other than cookies. Cookies help me learn which areas of my site are useful and which areas need improvement. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to disable this function, your experience may be diminished and some features may not work as they were intended.

Click Tracking. As is true of most websites, Chocolate Moosey gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. I use this information to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Except as noted herein, I do not link this automatically-collected data to personal information.

IP Addresses. Each user’s IP address is logged with each visit and each action performed on Chocolate Moosey. This information is never provided to the third parties, except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, and is logged only for a temporary period of time. IP address information is linked to personal information and may be used in an effort to block a “banned” user from accessing the Site.

Advertising. Chocolate Moosey uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit my website. These companies may use 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. For more information about this practice and to understand your opt-out choices, please click here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads based on your visit to this site and other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Participation on a Public Website. You should be aware that any personal information you submit on Chocolate Moosey in the comments may be read, collected, or used by other users of this Site, including anonymous visitors.

Personal Information. I will not share your personal information with any third parties without your consent, except as necessary to provide you with the services offered or to comply with the law. I may use your personal information to verify your identity, to check your qualifications, or to follow up with transactions initiated on the site. I may also use your contact information to inform you of any changes or to send additional information about Chocolate Moosey.

Anonymous Information. I use anonymous information to analyze Site traffic, but I do not examine this information for individually identifying information. In addition, I may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with my server, to administer my site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.

Use of Cookies. I may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests. Promotions or advertisements displayed may contain cookies. I do not have access to or control over information collected by outside advertisers on the site.

Disclosure of Personal Information. I may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Chocolate Moosey, (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Chocolate Moosey or the users of this site, or (3) act under circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of this site.

Security. Chocolate Moosey has security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information obtained from you, but I make no assurances about my ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.

Comments. Chocolate Moosey may include interactive forms such as comments. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Third Party Websites. Chocolate Moosey may contain links to other websites. If you choose to visit other websites, I am not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.

Updates and Changes. I reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this privacy policy, simply by posting such change, update, or modification on Chocolate Moosey and without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the site. It is your responsibility to review this privacy policy from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms.

This policy was last updated on December 24, 2013.