Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Grumpy Stomach (“Grumpy Stomach”) operates grumpystomach.com and may operate other websites. It is Grumpy Stomach’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Use of Cookies

Grumpy Stomach uses cookies to enhance the users’ experience while visiting the website. As required by legislation, where applicable, this website uses a cookie control system, allowing the user to give explicit permission or to deny the use of /saving of cookies on their computer / device.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files  that are saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computer’s hard drive, or any other electronic devised used to view this website, they should take all necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system, if available, upon their first visit.

Visiting and surfing on our website is possible without cookies. Most browsers accept cookies automatically.

Please note, however, that these settings may have negative effects on the usability and user guidance of websites and other online services. You can delete cookies stored in your browser at any time. Information stored in such cookies will be removed from your device.

Website Visitor Tracking

Like most website operators, Grumpy Stomach collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Grumpy Stomach’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Grumpy Stomach visitors use its website. From time to time, Grumpy Stomach may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Grumpy Stomach also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on grumpystomach.com blogs/sites. Grumpy Stomach only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Grumpy Stomach uses tracking software, including Google Analytics, to monitor its visitors and better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

Consult your device’s help files if you wish to disable or delete these Cookies from your device.

We do not record any personal data (not your name, address, telephone number or email address) other than that voluntarily provided by you, e.g. as part of commenting on articles, a survey or when attempting to enter into a contractual relationship, such as if we introduce a membership scheme.

Aggregated Statistics

Grumpy Stomach may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Grumpy Stomach may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Grumpy Stomach does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Grumpy Stomach discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Grumpy Stomach behalf or to provide services available at Grumpy Stomach websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Grumpy Stomach websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Grumpy Stomach will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Grumpy Stomach discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Grumpy Stomach believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Grumpy Stomach, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Grumpy Stomach website and have supplied your email address, Grumpy Stomach may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Grumpy Stomach and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Grumpy Stomach takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Ads and Sponsored Links

This website contains sponsored links and advertisements. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, who may have their own detailed privacy policies which relate directly to the ads they serve.

These advertising partners include, but are not limited to, Amazon and Google Adsense.

Clicking on any such ads or links will send you to the advertiser’s website through a referral program, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Grumpy Stomach and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Users should therefore note that they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) & Targeted Advertising

Online Behavioural Advertising (also known as OBA or targeted advertising), is a technology that allows the display of advertising, which is tailored to your preferences , with the aim of making ads more relevant and appealing to you.

The ads are based on the previous anonymous surfing behavior of internet users. Some providers are using cookies for this.

Grumpystomach.com does not directly conduct OBA. However, it is conducted by our third party partners, including (but not limited to) Google Adsense.

More information on online behavioral advertising can be found on the websites of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA).

Business Transfers

If Grumpy Stomach, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Grumpy Stomach goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Grumpy Stomach may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Downloads & Media Files

Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available, users are advised to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.

We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.

Contact And Communicating With Grumpy Stomach

Users contacting Grumpy Stomach through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.

Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, we may use your details to send you products/services information through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in the ‘Privacy Policy’ above.

Email Mailing List  And Marketing Messages

We currently do not operate an email mailing list program, used to inform subscribers about products, services and/or news we supply/publish.

External Links

We strive to include quality, safe and relevant external links. However, users are advised to exercise caution before clicking on any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites.

Shortened URLs

URL shortening is a technique used on the web to shorten URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) to something substantially shorter.

This technique is especially used in social media and looks similar to this (example: http://bit.ly/zzGGvwpq). Users should use sensible caution before clicking on shortened URL links and verify their authenticity before proceeding.

Social Media Policy And Usage

We use a Social Media Policy to ensure our business and our staff conduct themselves accordingly online. While we have official profiles on social media platforms, users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles.

We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

Our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. Users use these social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Grumpy Stomach may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Grumpy Stomach sole discretion. Grumpy Stomach encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a grumpystomach.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.