Privacy Policy

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We recognize that your privacy is important. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use Getting Started With Healthy Eating, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. It also outlines our policies on cookies. Further information on our advertising policies can be found in our Advertising Policy.

Your use of this site indicates acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

Personal Information

Getting Started With Healthy Eating collects personally identifiable information from the visitors to our website only on a voluntary basis, that is, only when you voluntarily supply the information to  us. Personal information collected on a voluntary basis may include name, postal address, email address, company name and telephone number.

This information is collected if you request information from us, participate in a contest or sweepstakes, sign up to join our email list, or request some other service or information from us. The information collected is internally reviewed and used to respond to visitor inquiries, notify our visitors of updates, and improve the content of our website.

Once information is reviewed, it is discarded or stored in our files. If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. Personal information received from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties.

If Getting Started With Healthy Eating 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.

How You Can Correct or Remove Information

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 use our Contact Us page.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a text file that is transferred to your web browser's cache when you visit a website.  It allows a site to recognize your browser on subsequent visits. It may store user preferences or other information.

You have the ability to accept, decline, or be notified of cookies by modifying settings in your browser.

Cookies for Interactive Features

We may use cookies to help you personalize your online experience. 

If you personalize the site's pages, or register with any of our site's services, a cookie enables Getting Started With Healthy Eating to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.

If you choose to decline cookies by modifying settings in your browser, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.

Cookies for Measuring Visitors

We may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. We use this information, which does not identify individual visitors, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track visitors' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. The information collected is used for internal review and to improve visitor experience.

We use Google Analytics for this purpose. You can learn more about Google Analytics at its How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps page. 

 You can learn how to opt out at its Data Privacy and Security Help page.

Advertising Cookies

Third parties, including Google Adsense, Amazon, and other advertisers, may serve content and advertisements, collect information directly from visitors, and place or recognize cookies on visitors' browsers.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based  on a user's prior visits to our website. 

Google Adsense and Other Ad Network Cookies

We use Google Adsense, a third-party advertising  company, which serves Google Adsense ads and also serves ads from other third-part vendors and ad networks. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to our website and may use cookies to serve ads based on your visits to other websites.

Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visits to this site and/or to other sites on the Internet. This may allow "interest-based advertising" in which you see ads directed to you based on your browsing elsewhere on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Google's Ads Settings.

You may opt out of some third-party vendors' use of cookies for interest-based advertising by using tools at the Digital Advertising Alliance's Consumer Choice Page.

Amazon Cookies

We use Amazon, a third party company, to serve Amazon advertising and associated content.

Heidi Boudro and Getting Started With Healthy Eating 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 linking to

For information about Amazon's use of cookies and the procedure to opt out, see Amazon's customer Privacy Notice and its Interest-Based Ads notice.

Social Sharing and Printing Cookies

Buttons on this website that are provided by third parties or that allow you to connect to third parties, such as Print Friendly, Facebook,  Twitter, GooglePlus, Pinterest, Tumblr, Reddit, and others, may include cookies connected with your use of their services on this site and other sites.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. We operate our site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.

Updates and Effective Date

Getting Started With Healthy Eating reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in our privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that our privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the new privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to Getting Started With Healthy Eating's Privacy Policy 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.

Revised 8/31/2015 - link added 3/6/2018