Privacy Policy

[Last updated: October 18, 2018]

Beans’n’ recognizes that your privacy is important.

This document outlines the types of personal and non-personal information we receive when you use Beans’n’, as well as what we do with that information.

Beans’n’ hopes this will help you make an informed decision about sharing your information with this site.

Personal Information

This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through Beans’n’ and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or other social media platforms or resources.

Automatic Collection of Personal Information

Beans’n’ collects information about you automatically and invisibly every time you log onto this site.

Beans’n’ logs the address and name of your Internet Protocol (IP) provider, unique identifier number of your computer or other device, your computer’s operating system type, browser, referring website, the pages of Beans’n’ that you accesses, and the dates and times you accessed this site.

Beans’n’ utilizes “cookie” technology to recognize you, your computer, and your location when you visit this site again.

Beans’n’ collects and stores this information whether you are aware of this collection or not, and regardless of your agreement with this collection.

If you do not wish to have your information collected and stored, do not use this site.

Voluntary Collection of Personal Identification

Beans’n’ also collects personally identifiable information from the visitors to our website on a voluntary basis.

Personal information collected on a voluntary basis may include your name, address, email address, telephone number, country, and company name.

This information is collected if you request information from us, sign up to join our email list, participate in a contest or sweepstakes, or request some other service or information from us.

If you don’t wish Beans’n’ to have this information about you, don’t give it to us.

Removal or Correction of Personal Information

You have the right to opt-out of future use of your email address. If you no longer wish to receive emails from us, click “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email received from Beans’n’

If you have submitted personal information through our website and would like that information deleted from our records or would like to update or correct that information, please contact Beans’n’ using the form on our Contact page.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

If Beans’n’ is sold, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue.

In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make of us.

Use of Personal Information

What do we do with all of this information? We track usage of this site, what you look at, what you interact with, and what you share on social media.

This helps us determine if what we write about is interesting to our readers. This also helps us to sell advertising on this site, acquire sponsors, and market information, materials and products.

We also use this information to protect the interests of Beans’n’, its owner, publisher, writers, readers, advertisers, sponsors and affiliates.

Confidentiality of Personal Information

If you visit Beans’n’ and/or voluntarily choose to contact Beans’n’ using the contact form(s), contact page(s), or through any other method, we will strive to keep your personal information as confidential as possible, with the exception of investigations and security.

We may release information about you when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental or other authorities conducting an investigation, in response to a subpoena or other legal process, or to verify or enforce compliance with applicable laws and the Policies governing Beans’n’ and/or the interests of this site’s owner, publisher, writers, advertisers, sponsors, and affiliates.

We may also disclose such user information whenever we believe disclosure is necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of Beans’n’, or any of our respective affiliates, business partners, customers or others.

User Generated Content

If you post comments on social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.) via your own or someone else’s account or feed, or on any other website, forum or public posting area, we are not responsible for the privacy of your submissions, or for the accuracy of any information contained in those submissions.

Any information that you disclose on social media sites becomes public information. We cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that may violate this Policy, the law, or your personal privacy.

Ultimately, you are responsible for yourself and your personal information.

Collection of Non-Personal Identification

Beans’n’ also collects information about you that is not personally identifiable using cookies and/or web beacons.

We may use cookies to help you personalize your online experience. Cookies are identifiers that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your web browser to enable our system to recognize your browser.

The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have come to the site for the first time, or have returned to a specific page. If you personalize the site's pages, or register with any of our site's services, a cookie enables Beans’n’ to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. The information that is stored in these cookies will not allow us to identify you personally.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying settings in your browser. Please note that if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this site.

A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs. They are commonly used by sites that use third-party services to monitor traffic, for navigational purposes and to help analyze how visitors use the site.

They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and the content on the pages of a website.

Third-Party Service Providers

Beans’n’ uses third-party service providers to service various parts of this site. Each third-party service provider’s collection and use of your personal and non-personal information is controlled by their respective privacy policies.

Beans’n’ currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks visitor usage of our site and provides information such as referring websites and user actions while on Beans’n’

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movements around the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

NOTE: Google is capturing your data any time you are on the Internet, whether you access Beans’n’ or not. Google is solely responsible for the information they collect from you and what they do with that data.

Contact Google for more information about their policies concerning your personal and/or non-personal information.

ConvertKit– this service is used by Beans’n’ for delivery of our email updates and newsletters to readers who have subscribed to our email newsletter. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications. 

For ConvertKit’s collection and/or use of your data themselves, please refer to the privacy policy for further information.

At this time, your personal information is not collected by or shared with any other third-party applications on behalf of Beans’n’

This list may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Beans’n’

Third-Party Ad Server Networks

Our Website may use third parties, such as network advertisers, to serve advertisements on our Website and may use traffic measurement services to analyze traffic on our Website.

Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements based on your visits to our Website and other websites you have visited. Third-party ad serving enables us to target advertisements to you for products and services in which you might be interested.

Our third-party ad network providers, the advertisers, the sponsors and/or traffic measurement services may themselves set and use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technologies on your computer and track certain behavioral information regarding users of your computer via your IP address or other device identifier.

Third-party cookies, web beacons and other third-party technologies are governed by each third party's specific privacy policy, not this one. We have NO control over what ads are served from third-party advertisers.

To opt out of third-party tracking on our Website, use the following tools:

You may opt out of the Google Ad Network (Double Click) by clicking here  and opt out of Google Analytics by clicking here.

If you would like to opt-out of having interest-based information collected during your visits to this or other websites, both the National Advertising Initiative (the "NAI") and the Digital Advertising Alliance (the "DAA") offer opt-out tools to assist you in managing your choices. Click here to visit the NAI opt-out page and click here for the DAA Opt-Out Page.

You may wish to visit NAI's Learn More Page to learn more about interest-based advertising and your choices regarding having this information used by third parties and your "opt-out" choices.

Opting out through the DAA or NAI only means that those DAA or NAI members will no longer be able to deliver targeted content and/or advertisements to you, which will affect our website as well as other unaffiliated websites, but does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content and/or advertisements.

Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit these opt-out pages, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different computer or change web browsers, your opt-out choices may not, or may no longer, be effective.

Beans’n’ is not responsible for your choices in these matters.

Other Third-Party Sites and Services

Beans’n’ may contain links to, or advertisements about, other sites that are not controlled by Beans’n’ Other sites may also reference, advertise or link to Beans’n’ without our consent or control.

Beans’n’ does not endorse or sponsor other websites, and is not responsible for their privacy practices or content.

Beans’n’ expressly disclaims any statements or assertions made on such other websites, and denies all liability associated with your use of, and the content on, such other websites and advertisements.

Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy do not apply to information gathered through other websites. If you respond to an offer and provide information directly to another company, that information will be subject to their privacy policy, not this Privacy Policy.

If you later decide that you do not want that third party to use your information, you will need to contact the third party directly.

Beans’n’ is not responsible for the manner in which other businesses collect or use your personal information. We encourage you to be aware of when you leave our site and to read the privacy policies of each website that you use.

Promotions, Surveys and Joint Marketing

From time to time Beans’n’ may conduct a promotion event which may or may not involve a third party vendor. If you choose to enter a contest, sweepstakes or promotion offered by Beans’n’, your information may be disclosed to third parties for purposes of posting your entry with attribution, fulfilling your prize, or including your name on a winners list, or as otherwise necessary for purposes of the contest, sweepstakes or promotion.

Beans’n’ may also require you to consent to the use of your information, such as name, voice, or likeness, in advertising, promotional, and marketing materials, in which case the rules will so state.

In addition, Beans’n’ may offer promotional content, including sweepstakes and promotions, sponsored by or co-branded with a third party, who may directly obtain the personal information that you submit.

Please refer to the rules of the particular contest, sweepstakes or promotion for additional information.

Beans’n’ may conduct voluntary surveys of visitors to this site to obtain aggregate demographic information about such visitors. Collected information may be compiled and shared in the aggregate (without personally identifiable information) with advertisers and other third parties.

We also may partner with third parties for joint marketing events including promotions and surveys. If you participate in such as an event, including a promotion or survey as stated above, we may share your information with the third party at the sole discretion of Beans’n’

If you do not wish to have your information collected, stored, and shared, do not participate in any promotions, surveys, contests, or other marketing events on Beans’n’

For more information regarding third party advertisers, see our Terms of Use Advertiser and Affiliate Disclaimers.

European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Disclosure

Beans’n’ is operated in the United States of America.

By accessing Beans’n’, participating in any of our services, and/or providing us with your information, all users, including, without limitation, users in the member states of the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States of America, fully understand and consent to this Privacy Policy and you consent to the collection, transfer, storage and processing of your information to and in the United States of America.

In addition, you waive any restrictions on such collection, transfer or storage of your information imposed by the laws of any country other than the United States of America.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Disclosure

This website is written for adults. Beans’n’ is not aimed at, or targeted to, children age 16 or below.

We operate our site in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and we do not knowingly solicit, collect, store or use personally identifiable information about children, or sell, distribute or otherwise share information on children age 16 or below.

Updates and Effective Date

Beans’n’ reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in our privacy practices, we will place a notice on our site that our privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the new privacy policy for a reasonable amount of time.

The most current version of this Privacy Policy will be available on the site and will supersede all previous versions of this Privacy Policy. When we amend this Privacy Policy, we will also revise the “last updated” date located at the top of this Privacy Policy.

We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it. By providing information to Beans’n’ or using our site in any way after this Privacy Policy has been revised, you consent and agree to the revised Privacy Policy.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to the Beans’n’ Privacy Policy and related Terms of Use, as posted here on this website, please do not use this site or any services offered by this site.

Your use of this site indicates acceptance of this Privacy Policy and related Terms of Use.

Need to Know More?

If you require any further information regarding anything on this page, please contact us at Beans’n’ and we'll do our best to assist you. You may contact us using the form on our Contact page.

Thank You

Thank you for taking the time to read this Privacy Policy. Please also read the Beans’n’ Terms of Use. If you have any questions or comments please use the Contact page.

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