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Privacy Policy

Your use of this site (The Sweetest Occasion found at https://thesweetestoccasion.com/) and its services is governed by these policies, as well as our Terms and Conditions. Please read them carefully. By accessing or using the site and its services you agree to be bound by these policies and Terms and Conditions, whether or not you are a registered user. If you do not agree to these policies and Terms and Conditions, you are not authorized to use the site or its services.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us – please note that your personal information is never shared, sold or distributed in any way unless required by law. The following privacy policies detail how personal information is collected and for what purposes. Please be in touch should you have any questions. By visiting The Sweetest Occasion and providing personal information, you consent to the collection and use of this information in accordance with this policy.

Data Collection

The Sweetest Occasion routinely collects and analyzes certain data for all site visitors including IP addresses, browser, Internet Service Provider, date and time of visit, page views, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. In order to leave a comment on the site, your name and email address are required. Your email address and other identifiable personal information is never shared, sold or distributed, unless required by law.

Third Party Ad Servers + Networks

Third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to deliver advertisements that appear on The Sweetest Occasion. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

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 https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit https://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and https://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at https://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: https://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/.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on The Sweetest Occasion. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to The Sweetest Occasion 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 here: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.

Consent
By accessing The Sweetest Occasion (https://thesweetestoccasion.com/) and providing us with the requested personal information, you consent to the collection and use of this information in accordance with this policy.

Cookies

The Sweetest Occasion may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser the site. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience.

Links to Outside Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Editorial Policy

The Sweetest Occasion features select content carefully curated and edited by the editorial team. (Currently a team of one.) The Sweetest Occasions does accept advertisers – ads appear as banner ads in various places throughout the site or as sponsored posts, clearly marked at the beginning and end of such posts in compliance with FTC regulations. At times, affiliate links may appear in product-based posts, whereby we earn a small commission if you purchase an item you see featured on The Sweetest Occasion. Again, any posts containing affiliate links will be clearly marked as such. Please note that all opinions and thoughts expressed about any advertisers or products included on the site as part of our advertising program are exclusively those of The Sweetest Occasion and we make every effort to only promote those sponsors or products which we truly love and would recommend to our own family and friends.

Image Use

If you would like to use an image associated with one of our original posts, DIY projects, recipes, how-to posts or editorial shoots you may use no more than 1 – 2 images from the original post, provided there is a link back to the original post for any supporting content such as a recipe or tutorial. Please credit such as images as “Photographer’s Name for The Sweetest Occasion” with links back to both the photographer and the original post on The Sweetest Occasion.

Unless otherwise noted, all images used on The Sweetest Occasion are the work of the original photographer and used here under the Fair Use doctrine of US Copyright Law. Every effort is made to appropriately credit and link the photographer who created the original work. Please refrain from using images you find on The Sweetest Occasion without crediting the photographer. If you see a photo of yours on The Sweetest Occasion and you would like it removed, please email and we will gladly do so immediately.

Comments

The Sweetest Occasion welcomes readers to comment on any post with your thoughts, comments and suggestions – your feedback is much appreciated! Please note that all comments are subject to approval and any inappropriate, offensive, or spam comments will be rejected or deleted. Any comment submitted without applicable identifying details (a name or company name, URL and legitimate email address) is also subject to rejection and will be marked as spam. Comments will additionally be moderated for language – while your thoughts and opinions are always welcome, discrimination or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. Comments are the property of their authors and are not necessarily representative of the views of The Sweetest Occasion, its sponsors, or editors.

Giveaways + Winners

The Sweetest Occasion occasionally hosts giveaways in partnership with brands we love and trust. We use Rafflecopter to host the giveaways and select winners at random. At the close of the giveaway, the winner will be displayed on the Rafflecopter widget in the original post and they will also be contacted via email within 48 hours. Entrants must provide a valid email address and be willing to provide a shipping address in order to receive the prize. We ask that the winner reply to the email with their shipping information within 72 hours of the email being sent. At that time, we reserve the right to select an alternate recipient. Thank you for your understanding!

Linking to The Sweetest Occasion + Terms of Service

Readers are welcome to link to content found on The Sweetest Occasion and we would love for you to do so! (Links and love are sincerely always appreciated.) Please note that The Sweetest Occasion does not participate in link exchanges with vendors or other companies. Please credit The Sweetest Occasion and any sources credited in the original post when sharing content. Please note that the work found on The Sweetest Occasion is the unique written work of the editor – copying or “syndication” of blog content is strictly prohibited. No portion of the site may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, or otherwise exploited for any purpose without express written consent. (In plain terms – this means you may not copy posts in part or in whole, or republish tutorials, recipes or other written work found on The Sweetest Occasion.)