Effective 1 January, 2021

Who we are

Moments with Michaela is a plant-based lifestyle blog featuring blog posts written about self-care, wellness, and plant-based lifestyle.

Our website address is: https://www.momentswithmichaela.com

Moments with Michaela operates this website (the “Site”) and the services related to or offered on the Site (hereinafter, the “Services”). Moments with Michaela (“Company,” “we,” “our” or “us”) Services may include, without limitation, tools, applications, email services, calendars, and downloadable mobile applications related to the Site or provided through the Site.

The Company provides you this privacy policy (the “Policy”) to help you understand the kinds of information we may gather about you when you visit the Site or use any of our Services, how we may use and disclose the information, and how you can control, correct and/or update the information.

To be clear about the terminology we are using, when we use the phrase “Personal Information” in this Policy, we mean information that can be used to identify or contact a person, like a person’s full name, address, e-mail address, or phone number. When we use the phrase “Anonymous Information” in this Policy, we mean information that cannot reasonably be used to identify individual persons.

By visiting this Site or using the Services, you are accepting the policies and practices described in this Policy, including the manner in which we use your information, whether or not you have an account with us. Each time you visit the Site or use the Services, you agree and expressly consent to our collection, use and disclosure of the information that you provide as described in this Policy. If you do not agree to this privacy policy, or to any changes we may subsequently make to this privacy policy, you must immediately stop using the website or otherwise providing any information to us.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you submit an inquiry form, we will use the information provided to reach out to you at our earliest convenience. We do not hold onto this information unless otherwise stated.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Google Analytics, Amazon Services LLC, and Amazon.com

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you wish to opt out of participating in advertising programs conducted by NAI and DAA members or learn more about the NAI and DAA, please go to the NAI OPT-OUT website and DAA CHOICE PAGE and follow the instructions. After you opt-out, you will still see advertisements, but the advertising may not be as relevant to your interests. If you change your computer, change your browser or delete your cookies, you will need to renew your opt-out.

If you are visiting from a country within the EU and wish to learn more or to opt-out, please visit: https://www.youronlinechoices.com/

How we disclose information to third parties

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

We may share or otherwise disclose the information we collect from you to third parties. We may also share your Personal Information with third parties as specifically approved by you or under the circumstances described below. If you do not want us to use or disclose Personal Information collected about you in the ways identified in this Policy, you should not use the Site or Services.

A. Disclosure for legal reasons.

We may disclose and release your Personal Information to third parties: (a) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (b) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others, a threat to homeland security, a threat to our system or network, or in any cases in which we believe it is reasonably necessary to investigate or prevent harm, fraud, abuse, illegal conduct or a violation or alleged violation of this Policy or other agreement we may have with you.

B. Agents and Contractors.

We may provide your Personal Information to service providers who work on its behalf or help us to operate our business, the Site and the Services. Examples of such service providers include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, and/or content for sending email, analyzing data, research, providing advertising and marketing assistance, processing payments (including credit card payments), and providing customer service. Access to your Personal Information by these service providers is limited to the information reasonably necessary to perform its limited function.

C. Aggregated, Anonymous Information.

We may share aggregated Anonymous Information about you with third parties. Aggregated information is your Anonymous Information that is combined with the Anonymous Information of other users.

D. Contests, sweepstakes and polls.

Some or all of the information collected during a promotions, contest, polls, or sweepstakes (“Promotions”) may be disclosed publicly. It may also be shared with other third parties as disclosed at the time of collection or in the Promotion rules. These third parties may include providers of prizes in order to update you of your status of your prize or other fulfillment needs or a co-sponsor who may use your Personal Information to administer the Promotion or for their marketing purposes, but only in conformance with their privacy policy as made available to you at the time of collection. We are not responsible for their privacy policy or practices.
When you participate in a Promotion, you are subject to any official rules for that Promotion, which may contain additional information about the specific privacy practices associated with the Promotion.

E. Sponsors, Merchants and other ways that you approve at the time of collection.

We may collect Personal Information about you and share it with third parties to the extent that you give us permission at the time of collection. We also sometimes gather Personal Information on behalf of a sponsor in association with a promotion. In such a case, we will provide you notice at the time of collection that the information is being collected on the sponsor’s behalf and link to the sponsor’s privacy policy.

F. Within Moments with Michaela

We may share your Personal Information with any of our subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control. Additionally, in the event we go through a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Policy. We may also use information provided by you to manage your account, if any.

G. Amazon Affiliate Program

Moments with Michaela is 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 links to Amazon.com. The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

FDA Disclosures

The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult your physician before beginning any exercise or meal program.

For any suspected or known illness or health concern, always consult with your physician or health care provider prior to the purchase or use of any nutritional product. It is especially important for people who are: pregnant or breast feeding, chronically ill, elderly, under 18, taking prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

Moments with Michaela and parent company Solar Essence Health & Wellness LLC have attempted to present information from the literature, books and other references as well as information about our products as accurately as possible, but you should be aware that the Food and Drug Administration has not approved or evaluated all of the information contained in the literature or on this site. Any literature reference or direct link to a specific product is for your information or convenience and may not be construed as an enticement to purchase and further is not intended or implied to be used in the mitigation, diagnoses, treatment, cure, or prevention of any disease.

None of the products or information available to the public are intended to be a treatment protocol for any disease state, but rather are offered to provide information and choices regarding nutritional support for various health concerns. None of the information is intended to be an enticement to purchase and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction.

No action should be taken solely on its content; regardless of the perceived scientific merit, instead readers should consult health care professionals on any matter related to their health. The information obtained from referenced materials are believed to be accurate, as presented by their respective authors, but Moments with Michaela and parent company Solar Essence Health & Wellness LLC assume no liability for any personal interpretation. Readers, previous and future customers who fail to consult their Physicians prior to the purchase and subsequent use of any product, assume the risk of any adverse effects.

Legal Disclaimer

Information on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Moments with Michaela and parent company Solar Essence Health & Wellness LLC are providing this site and its contents on an “as is” basis and make no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to this site or its contents. Except as specifically stated on this site, neither Moments with Michaela, Solar Essence Health & Wellness LLC, nor any of its directors, employees or other representatives will be liable for damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this site. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.

Copyright Notice

All content and photographs are my work and copyrighted. Please email me before using my photographs or recipes. I do not authorize any reprints of my recipes. If you wish to reprint them for something specific, ask me first. If you like my recipes and are inspired by them to recreate a version of your own, I simply ask that you link back to my blog and give me proper credit.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this website, you affirm that you accept this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this website. Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

You may reach out to me at any time with questions via: [email protected]