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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting The Toast, which is owned and operated by Manderley LLC (“we” “our” or “us”). While you visit us at www.the-toast.net (the “Site”), information about you is collected, used, and shared with others.  If you have questions or comments about this policy, please contact nicole@thetoast.net.

Information We Collect

When you visit our Site, send us an email, submit an article, or otherwise communicate with us, we may collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us. We may also collect personal information from third parties, including without limitation, our business partners. The types of personal information we may collect is information through which you can be identified such as your name, email address, physical location and telephone number. In addition, we may use (or authorize third parties to use) web beacons, cookies, pixel tags, and other technologies (“Tracking Technologies”) at our Site to collect information about you, your online behavior, your computer, or your mobile device. Such information may include, without limitation, the technology you are utilizing to visit us, the type of browser and operating system you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your geographic location, the pages you visit, how long you visit each page, the unique number assigned to your server or Internet connection, etc.

You can change some of your privacy preferences through your browser. For example, you can delete browser cookies from your computer or set your browser to reject browser cookies.  However, doing so may limit some functionalities of our Site. Also, blocking or deleting browser cookies may not block or delete other types of cookies including flash cookies. For additional information about browser privacy preferences, please consult the “Help” section of your browser.

Use of Information We Collect

We may use the information we collect for our own marketing and non-marketing purposes. For example, your personal information may be used to alert you to upcoming articles, features, or events. We may also share your personal and non-personal information with third parties for marketing and non-marketing purposes. For example, personal information may be shared with our affiliates and business partners for joint marketing purposes or for their own marketing purposes. We may also license or sell non-personal information to third parties for marketing and non-marketing purposes. In addition, we may merge personal information with non-personal information and with information we may obtain from other sources.

We may share or transfer your personal and non-personal information if we enter into a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or sale of some or all of our assets.

Information Collected by Third Parties 

Some content on our Site may be sponsored by or co-branded with third parties who may obtain personal information from you if you voluntarily participate in sponsored or co-branded activities such as sweepstakes and promotions. We are not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of such third parties. Therefore, you should review their privacy practices carefully before participating or providing personal information to such third parties.

Third parties may also serve advertisements and use Tracking Technologies to collect information about you and your activities at our Site such as the links you click, the advertisements you see and click, the categories of search terms you enter, etc. These companies may use the information collected at our Site and other websites for a variety of purposes including analytics and providing advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. This type of advertising customization is sometimes referred to as “online behavioral” or “interest-based” advertising.  For more information about Tracking Technologies please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/faqs.asp. Please note that the use of Tracking Technologies by third parties at our Site is subject to their own privacy policies, not our privacy policy. Also, we must disclose personally identifiable information about a user if we have a good faith belief that doing so is required by law, such as pursuant to a criminal inquiry, subpoena or other judicial or administrative order.

Links to other Websites

Our Site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of other websites. For example, if you click on an advertisement that links to another website, this privacy policy will not apply to information collected at that other website. We recommend that you review the privacy policies of other websites before you visit those websites or provide any personal information.

Posting Comments on our Site 

Because our Site receives significant traffic and is accessible to anyone on the Internet, you should not post Comments that are private or that you do not want to be used and viewed by others. You are solely responsible for any legal or other repercussions that occur as a result of Comments you post at our Site. We assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from your Comments. 

Persons Under 18

Our Site is not intended for persons under 18 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from persons under 18. If you are the parent or guardian of a person under 18 and believe that he or she has provided personal information to us, please contact us at nicole@thetoast.net.

Visitors Outside of the United States

Our Site is maintained on servers located in the United States, which may not offer a level of privacy protection as great as that offered in other jurisdictions. We make no representation that the practices described in this privacy policy are compliant with laws outside of the United States.

Revisions to this Policy

We may revise this privacy policy from time-to-time in our sole discretion. Please visit this Site and review our privacy policy periodically for changes. By continuing to access or use our Site after changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the terms of our privacy policy.

Effective Date July 1, 2013

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