1. Introduction:

Welcome to TastersGuide.com. We are committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal data. This Privacy Policy will inform you about how we handle your personal data, your privacy rights, and how the law protects you.

2. Who We Are:

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

3. Data We Collect:

3.1 Comments: When you leave a comment on our site, we collect the data shown in the comment form, your IP address, and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.

3.2 Media: If you upload images to the website, avoid including embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors can download and extract this data.

3.3 Contact Forms: Our contact forms capture the information you provide. We retain this data just long enough to respond to your inquiry and do not use it for marketing purposes.

4. Cookies:

We use cookies to improve user experience, for analytics, and for advertising purposes. We adhere to the IAB TCF v2.0 guidelines for cookie consent and management.

5. Third-party Services:

We use third-party services, including Google Analytics and Google AdSense. We ensure these services are compliant with GDPR and IAB TCF v2.0.

6. Data Sharing and Retention:

We only share data with third parties when necessary and ensure they are GDPR compliant. We retain personal data only as long as necessary for the purposes we collected it.

7. Your Rights:

  • Right to Access: You can request a copy of your personal data.
  • Right to Rectification: If you believe any of the personal data we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to request its correction.
  • Right to Erasure: You can request the deletion of your data.
  • Right to Restrict Processing: You can request a halt or restriction on data processing under certain conditions.
  • Right to Data Portability: You can request your data in a machine-readable format.
  • Right to Object: You can object to the processing of your data for specific purposes, such as direct marketing.

We obtain user consent before collecting or processing personal data, in line with GDPR and IAB TCF v2.0 guidelines.

9. Data Breach Notifications:

In the event of a data breach, we will notify affected users and relevant authorities within 72 hours, as per GDPR requirements.

10. Data Minimization:

We adhere to the principle of data minimization, ensuring we only collect data that is necessary for specific, outlined purposes and do not store excessive or irrelevant data.

11. Data Protection by Design and by Default:

We implement data protection measures from the onset of designing our systems, ensuring the highest level of privacy by default.

12. Processing of Children’s Data:

We do not knowingly collect or process data from individuals under the age of 16 without parental consent. If we become aware of such collection, we will take appropriate steps to delete any such data.

13. Updates:

We regularly review and update our Privacy Policy to ensure compliance with GDPR, Google AdSense, and IAB TCF v2.0.

14. Contact Us:

For any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected].