This blog’s privacy policy
This privacy policy is to let you know that I, Helene Meurer do business as Salt Spring Island Publishing. As a professional blogger this means that sometimes it becomes necessary to access information that you provide while using Please know that any such info is strictly protected as outlined below.

Just as I want to be treated by the sites I visit, so do I respect your confidentiality. Should you be asked to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

About cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks your computer’s permission to be placed on its hard drive. By consent, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Like most blogs, uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve the site in order to respond to reader’s expectations, needs, and preferences. (This information is only used for statistical analysis purposes and after a few days the data is removed from the system.)

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Some of this blog’s advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. I may use advertising service vendors (like GourmetAds or Amazon) to help present advertisements on the blog. Such vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not mine, and Salt Spring Island Publishing disclaims all liability in connection therewith.

Links to other sites
This blog may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave the blog, you should note that I am no longer responsible for what happens there. I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Type of info that might be collected on this site:
• contact information including email address
• demographic information such as region, preferences and interests
• other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

Such info is used to understand your needs and the needs of all who read this blog so as to provide the best, most relevant service possible. For this reason, without identifying you:
• I might use the information to customize the blog and/or to improve products and services.
• If you already subscribe to blog updates by email, these may occasionally include promotional info about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting.

Please know this
I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or am required by law to do so.

My business (Salt Spring Island Publishing) may change this policy on occasion by updating this page. You are free to check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from November 14, 2011.

– Helene Meurer
Salt Spring Island Publishing