Who We Are

Our website address is https://materstaterstoast.com. Our name is Maters Taters Toast.

What This Document Is and Agreement

Materstaterstoast.com is governed by the following Privacy Policy.  We are publishing our Privacy Policy to inform you what information we may collect and how it may be used.  

The owners of materstaterstoast.com respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.    

This Privacy Policy applies to the information collected by Maters Taters Toast and by third-party websites and applications that you may interact with while using our website located at the web address https://materstaterstoast.com and titled Maters Taters Toast.  This privacy policy also applies to all platforms, whether via computer, mobile, e-reader, tablet, or other devices that are used to access the site known as Maters Taters Toast. 

By accessing or using Maters Taters Toast, you agree to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU

We collect several different types of information for various purposes so that we can improve and customize the services that we provide to you.

Information You Provide to Us

The information Maters Taters Toast collects may include information you choose to provide to us.  While you are using our website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that we may use to contact you or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
  • Cookies and Usage Data

This information may be, but not limited, in the form of:

  • records and copies of correspondence that is sent to us by you (this includes email addresses and name);
  • responses to any surveys we may ask you to complete;
  • search queries of Maters Taters Toast that you initiate; and,
  • information otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection

Maters Taters Toast uses third-party providers and vendors.  As you visit and interact with our site, we and the third-party providers and vendors may use automatic data collection technology to collect the following:

  • Details of your visit to Maters Taters Toast which may include traffic pattern data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on Maters Taters & Toast.
  • Details about your computer and internet connections which may include your Internet Protect, aka IP, address, operating system and browser type.
  • Information about your geolocation.
  • Demographic information that is about you individually, such as gender and age.  This information does not identify you.

These technologies may also collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services.  You can opt-out of behavioral tracking on this site.  For more information, please see Your Right to Be Forgotten.

The information Maters Taters Toast gathers is statistical data that helps us improve our website and to deliver a better and more personalized service to you.  The information enables us to:

  • Estimate our audience size.
  • Analyze the usage patterns of our readers.
  • Customize our site according to reader interests.
  • Speed up searches of our site.
  • Recognize you when you visit our site again.

The information Maters Taters Toast collects through automatic data collection does not include your personal information, such as name, address, or email address, but does include your IP address and general geographic information associated with your IP address.  Maters Taters Toast may aggregate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties.  In these instances, we will apply this Privacy Policy to the aggregated information.

Technologies We Use for Automatic Data Collection

The technologies that Maters Taters Toast may use for automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies.  Cookies are small files placed on the hard drive of your computer.  You can refuse to accept cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your web browser.  Please note that if you select to refuse cookies you may not be able to access certain parts of our website.  Unless you have your browser settings to refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our website.
  • Flash Cookies.  There are certain features of our Site that may use Flash Cookies to collect and store information about your preferences and the navigation to, from and while on our website.  Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as web browser settings.
  • Google Analytics.  Maters Taters Toast uses Google Analytics to collect information about visits to our website.
  • Web Beacons.  Our emails and pages of our website may contain small electronic files that are known as web beacons.  They permit us to count users who have visited our pages or opened our emails.  This is used for statistical purposes.
  • Embedded Scripts.   Embedded scripts are programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions on our website.  They are temporarily downloaded on your device from our web server or third-party service provider and are only active while you are connected to our website.  They are deleted or deactivated after you leave.
  • Device Fingerprinting.  Device fingerprinting gathers information to analyze from your device’s browser.  This information can include the following types of information:
    • Browser version
    • Operating system
    • Items installed such as plugins, fonts, javascript
    • Location & time zone settings

For more information on tracking technologies and your Right to Be Forgotten, please see Your Right to Be Forgotten.

HOW WE MAY USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We use information (including personal information) that you provide to us or that we collect for various purposes, including to:

  • Present Maters Taters Toast and its contents to you;
  • Provide, maintain, improve and promote our products and services;.
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
  • Respond to your comments, questions, and requests;
  • Communicate with you via email through our Contact Page;
  • Evaluate and improve our business by monitoring and analyzing trends, usage, and activities regarding visits to our website;
  • Serve personalized advertisements, content, or features on our website and across the Internet that are tailored to your interests;
  • Provide you with information or services that you request from us;
  • Provide newsletter subscriptions;
  • Allow you to make comments on our website;
  • Allow you to participate in interactive features on our website;
  • Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and,
  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

We are based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by United States law.  By accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the United States and other countries.

Should you decide that you do not want us to contact you anymore, you can opt-out by following the instructions contained in the email.  For more information, please see Your Right to Be Forgotten.

THIRD-PARTY USE

Third-Party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technology

Items such as advertisements are served by third parties.  This includes advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers.

We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites and we do not control the third-parties tracking technologies or how they may be used.  By linking to such websites we are not endorsing their content or their practices.

Please make sure to read the privacy policies of each website you access from our website.  If you have any questions about an advertisement or targeted content, please contact the responsible party directly.

For more information on how you can opt-out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, please see Your Right to Be Forgotten.

Social Networking Services

Maters Taters Toast offers the ability to share our content with your friends and followers on social networks through the use of buttons located at the top of our posts and also at the bottom as you scroll down the page.

These social networking services may be able to collect information about you, including your activity on our website.  These third-party social networking services may notify your friends about visits to our website.  This may be done in accordance with applicable law and their own privacy policies.  If you choose to make use of third-party social networking services, we may receive information about you that you have made available to those social networking services, including information about your contacts on those social networking services.

Transfer of Your Information

It is important for you to know that your information, which includes your Personal Data, may be transferred to and maintained on computers that are located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United States and process it there.

You are giving your agreement and consent to this Privacy Policy and to that transfer by your submission of such information to Maters Taters Toast.

Maters Taters Toast will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Please note that no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

How We Secure Your Information

Maters Taters Toast has implemented measures that are designed to secure your information from unauthorized access, use, alteration, disclosure, and accidental loss.  The information you provide to use is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls and encrypted using SSL Technology.

Sadly, no matter what you do, the transmission of information on the internet is not completely secure.  Even though we are doing our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our website.  You should know that any transmission of personal information is at your own risk.  We are not responsible for any circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on our website.

Retention of Your Data

Maters Taters Toast will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. Your Personal Data will be retained to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Maters Taters Toast will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Reservations to the Disclosure of Personal Information

We reserve the right and you hereby expressly authorize us to disclose your personal information in the following instances.

  • To enforce or apply our Terms of Use.
  • To a parent company, subsidiary, joint venture, or other company under common control with us.  In this case, we will require the entities to honor this Privacy Policy.
  • To comply with any subpoena, court order, or legal process.  This includes responding to any government or regulatory request.
  • To protect our rights and property or to prevent physical harm or financial loss.
  • In connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

Disclosure of Non-Personal Information

We may disclose non-personal information about our website visitors without restriction.  This is information that does not identify any individual and may include aggregate or anonymized website usage data or demographic reports.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy in the following ways:

  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a sale of Maters Taters Toast’s assets, whether as a going concern or as a part of a bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information about our website visitors is among the assets transferred.
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it — such as if you give us an email address and name to use to contact us.  We will use that information to contact you in reply.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • With your consent.

YOUR RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN

Maters Taters Toast has always strived to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us.  As per the GDPR mandate that will be mandatory for websites and blogs on May 25, 2018, we have created mechanisms to provide you control over your information.

  • Unsubscribe from email newsletters.  To unsubscribe from a particular newsletter sent by Maters, Taters Toast, click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the newsletter.
  • Tracking Technology and Advertising.  You can set the settings on your browser to refuse some or all browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.
  • Flash Cookies.  Flash cookies are not managed in the browser settings.  To learn more about Flash Cookie Management, please visit the Flash Player settings page on Adobe’s website found here.
  • Internet-Based Advertising.   There are several ways you can exercise your opt-out choices.  They include the following:
    • Through the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”)
    • Through YourAdChoices — WebChoices: Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Choice Tool for Web UsThe tools provided by the DAA opt-out page and NAI opt-out page are not provided by Maters Taters & Toast but by third-parties.  Maters Taters Toast does not control these tools or the choices the advertisers and others provide through these tools.  Some of our third-party service providers require their opt-out links be listed specifically.  These links are listed below.  Please note that when you opt-out, you may receive an “opt-out” cookie so that the network will know not to assign you new cookies in the future.  You will continue to receive ads, but not ads that are behaviorally targeted ads.  Also note that if you erase your browser’s cookies, you may need to perform this process again.  Maters Taters Toast is not responsible for the effectiveness of, or compliance with, any third-parties opt-out option or program.  Maters Taters Toast is also not responsible for the accuracy of their statements regarding their programs.

Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

For residents of the European Economic Area (EEA) — The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives you certain data protection rights if you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA). Maters Taters Toast aims to take reasonable steps that will allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.

Please contact us if you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems.

There are certain circumstances where you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
  • The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Maters Taters Toast relied on your consent to process your personal information.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

How to exercise these rights

Any requests to exercise User rights can be directed to the Owner by written notice and should be addressed to the following:

Maters Taters Toast
Privacy Complaints
P. O. Box 5196
San Angelo, TX  76902.

You can also email us at policies@materstaterstoast.com .

These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by the Owner as early as possible and always within one month.

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 easily be found on the page specified above.
  • You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes On our Privacy Policy Page

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

California Business and Professions Code Section 22575(b) (as amended effective January 1, 2014) provides that California residents are entitled to know how websites respond to “do not track” browser settings.  Currently, there is no industry standard concerning what websites should do when they receive such signals.  Therefore, Maters Taters Toast currently does not take action in response to these signals.  Please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com for more information.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.  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.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

  • We will notify the users via in-site notification
  • Within 1 business day
  • We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

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.

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,  follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

Maters Taters Toast may change its Privacy Policy from time to time and at our discretion.  The date located at the bottom of this Privacy Policy will reflect the most recent version of the Privacy Policy.  All updates and changes become effective immediately upon notice, which may be given by any means, including but not limited to, posting a revised version of this Privacy Policy or other notice on our website.

Please review this Privacy Policy often to stay informed of any changes that may affect your and your continued use of this website.

This Privacy Policy is effective with respect to any data that we have collected or will collect about and/or from you.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us at policies@materstaterstoast.com.

Last modified:  January 9, 2022