Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

  • This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.
  • Who we are

    • www.BlueDogBBQCompany.com
      Blue Dog BBQ Company
      1300 Bank Street
      Baltimore, MD 21231 USA
      667-205-1804
      Contact Us (link)
  • What personal data we collect and why we collect it

    • When interacting on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.
    • Comments

      • When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, 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

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

      • Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
      • Cookies help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
      • 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.
    • Analytics

      • We use analytics tracking for Demographics and Interests Reporting
      • Opting out:
        • Users can opt out by visiting the using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on <https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout>.
      • How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
        • We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
  • How do we use your information

    • We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
      • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
      • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
      • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
      • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
      • To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
  • Who we share your data with

    • We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
    • We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
  • 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.
  • Where we send your data

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

    • How we protect your data

      • We do use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
      • We do not collect credit card information through the website.
      • We use regular Malware Scanning.
      • Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
      • We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
    • What data breach procedures we have in place

      • Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
      • We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
      • Should a data breach occur:
        • We will notify you via email within 7 business days
    • California Online Privacy Protection Act

      • CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf
    • According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

      • Users can visit our site anonymously.
      • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
      • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can be easily be found on the page specified above.
      • You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:
        • On our Privacy Policy Page
      • Can change your personal information:
        • By emailing us
        • By logging in to your account
      • When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
    • CAN SPAM Act

      • The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
      • We collect your email address in order to:
        • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
        • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
      • To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
        • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
        • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
        • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
        • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
        • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
        • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
    • If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at our Contact Us Page (link).
      • Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
  • Contacting Us

    • If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.
    • www.BlueDogBBQCompany.com
      Blue Dog BBQ Company
      1300 Bank Street
      Baltimore, MD 21231 USA
      667-205-1804
      Contact Us (link)
      Last Edited on August 9, 2018
Privacy Policy July 16, 2018