Our Zesty Life is a personal website (the “Site”) written and edited by Candace Hollas. This website accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics, or posts made in this website. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.
Please note that Our Zesty Life has financial relationships with some of the merchants mentioned here. Our Zesty Life may be compensated if consumers choose to utilize the links located throughout the content on this Site and generate sales for the said merchant.
From time to time, the owner of this blog is compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog may receive compensation for certain posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.
Spend With Pennies accepts no responsibility for any content on any other sites, including links on the Site to other sites. This includes, but is not limited to, grocery delivery services.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
This website does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
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We make no warranties, either expressed or implied, regarding the use or operation of the Site or our services. We will have no liability to you on account of your use of the Site, your inability to use the Site, or misuse of the Site, including but not limited to lack of availability of the Site, suspension of the Site, or termination of the Site.
While we work to have the Site available at all times, we do not warrant that the Site or services will be available. There may be downtime on the Site for technical reasons, upgrades, or other reasons. We will work to resolve issues as quickly as we can. You agree that there will be no liability on our behalf for any downtime or lack of Site availability.
We make no warranty for any content on any other sites, including links on the Site to other sites.
We make no warranty or claims about the suitability of any recipes contained on the Site. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as medical advice, or recommendations for your eating, health, or diet. You should consult with your doctor before using the Site. Nutrition information provided is an estimate only and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used. You accept responsibility to verify all ingredients and nutrition information.
Limitation of Liability
All information, software, products, and services included in or available through the Site may include inaccuracies and/or typographical errors. Changes are added periodically to the information herein. We and/or our suppliers and/or licensors may make improvements and/or changes to the Site at any time. We and/or our suppliers and/or licensors make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products, services, and related graphics contained on the Site for any purpose. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all such information, software, products, services, and related graphics are provided “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind. We and/or our suppliers and/or licensors hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, services, and related graphics, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall we and/or our suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data, profits, losses, costs, liabilities, damages, awards, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the Site, with the delay or inability to use the Site or related services, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, software, products, services, and related graphics obtained through the Site, or otherwise arising out of the use of the Site, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or otherwise, even if we or any of our suppliers or licensors has been advised of the possibility of damages. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Site, or this Policy, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.
Effective as of August 27, 2020
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies.
Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our Site. Some features of the Site may cease to be available to you.
Some of the data collected may be anonymous data, which is combined in aggregate and does not identify you as an individual.
Advertising Privacy Statement
This Site is affiliated with Mediavine (“Mediavine”) for the purposes of placing third party advertising on the Site. Mediavine uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, Mediavine, Google, and our other advertising partners will track your behavior on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website works with Mediavine to manage all third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons, and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies, and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event that you opt out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit Opt Out – NAI: Network Advertising Initiative. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at YourAdChoices.com | AppChoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please click here.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
For European Economic Area Residents
If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or Mediavine related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us at [email protected], or Mediavine at [email protected] If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, see list above.
We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, or enter a promotion. We will use your email address for the purposes for which you provided it to us, and also from time to time to send you emails regarding the Site or other products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email.
We will not share your email address with any third parties.
If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section below entitled “Additional Rights of EEA Residents.”
For California Residents
If you reside in California, then under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2019 (“CCPA”) and applicable data protection laws, you have the rights with respect to your personal information as defined in the CCPA. For further information on CCPA, click here.
As described in this Disclosure, this Site collects personal information when you use the Site. This may include sharing personal information to deliver ads tailed to your interests. You have the right to opt out of the sale of your personal information by clicking on the Do Not Sell My Personal Information link (or icon) to opt out. Even if you opt out, this does not mean that you will not see advertisements on the Site, including interest based ads. After 12 months, we may ask you to reauthorize personal information sales. You may also change them at any time by clicking the link.
California residents may, once per 12 months, request information about personal information that may have been disclosed (if any) and the names and contact information for third parties that we have shared personal information with within the preceding 12 months. We may require additional information to verify the validity of your request and your identity.
You may request that we delete personal information, and we will do so subject to exceptions that may include, but are not limited to, transactional data, security or legal related information, or as allowed or required by law, data that has been aggregated and all personal information has been removed, to confirm adherence with legal requirements, to confirm adherence to requirements.
We do not sell the personal information of consumers we know are less than 16 years of age.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights.
You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us at [email protected], or write to us at Our Zesty Life, 14707 119 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5L 2N9.
Registration or Account Data
We may collect other information from you when you register with our Site in order to use various features. Such information could include your name, birthday, postal code, screen name, and password (if applicable). As you use the Site, we could collect other data that you provide voluntarily (such as comments that you post, messages through our contact page or emails that you send us).
We may also collect information about you through other methods, including research surveys, social media platforms, verification services, data services, as well as public sources. We may combine this data with your registration data in order to maintain a more thorough profile.
We may use your personally-identifying information for a variety of our internal business purposes, such as creating a better user experience for the Site, diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions on the Site, better understanding how the Site is used, and making personalized recommendations to you.
You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email, and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section below entitled “Additional Rights of EEA Residents.”
We may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us and/or through our Site (“Transactional Data“). The Transactional Data may include your contact details, your card details and the transaction details. The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the purchased goods and services and keeping proper records of those transactions. Payment processing on our Site is handled by our payment services providers, PayPal, Inc. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds. You can find information about the payment services providers’ privacy policies and practices at PayPal.com. Shopping on our Site is handled by Shopify. We will share data with our service providers only to the extent necessary to process your transaction. You can find information about Shopify’s privacy policies and practices at Shopify.
MailChimp collects and stores your name and email address for purposes of delivering communications upon your request and agreement. MailChimp is used for delivery of emails and newsletters, including the use of MailChimp’s sub-processors who perform critical services such as helping prevent abuse and providing support. You can find information about Mail Chimp’s privacy policies and practices at MailChimp.
VWO Engage is used to send you notifications through your web browser, upon your agreement. You can find information about VWO Engage’s privacy policies and practices at VWO Engage.
We may use remarketing and retargeting ads to market the Site with third party companies, for example, Facebook or Google, based on your past visits to the Site. This may be done with pixels, cookies or other similar data collection.
This Site is intended for users over the age of 18. Data will remain unless we remove it or the article is removed from the Site. Contributors’ names, bios, profile pictures, websites, and other personal information will be collected, stored, and displayed. We may disclose personal information as required by law.
Additional Rights of EEA (European Economic Area) Residents
If you are a resident of a country in the EEA, you have the rights, among others, to:
(I) access your personal data
(ii) ensure the accuracy of your personal data
(iii)the right to have us delete your personal data
(iv) the right to restrict further processing of your personal data, and
(v) the right to complain to a supervisory authority in your country of residence in the event that data is misused
If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us addressed to Our Zesty Life, 14707 119 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5L 2N9, [email protected]
Sale of Business or Assets
In the event that the Site or substantially all of its assets is sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, the information we have collected about you may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction.