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This site is dedicated to the pursuit of the best cup of cold brew coffee. That’s it really. One chilly, caffeinated brew. The following information is not as exciting as the rest of the site, but it is important.

LEGAL DETAILS
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I respect privacy. I do not share information about the users of this site with anyone. This site does however use ads and affiliate sponsors as a means of supporting this work. When you click on an ad or purchase through a link on this site, we receive a small commission from the vendor and we thank you. Many hours of work went into researching and writing this site, and there are ongoing costs associated with maintaining it. Ad and affiliate sponsors use cookies to track when you have used a link to get from this site to their site–that is how they know to credit us with a referral.

Cold Brew Queen is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

Product reviews:  I encourage users of this site to contribute their constructive reviews of any coffee or equipment they have used. If you represent a coffee company, you may contact me about having your product reviewed on this site using the contact form. Any products received by this site will be disclosed as such and will not influence the objectivity of the review.

Terms of Use:  All information is presented for educational purposes.  While I strive to provide accurate information, use of any of the information on this site is at your own risk.  You are responsible for your own actions.  Cold Brew Queen and its parent Pacific Cottage Industries, LLC will not be liable for any damages, injury, or other harms suffered as a result of using the information on this website.

And the even more exciting full privacy policy:

Privacy and cookies policy

  1. Introduction

1.1    We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website users

1.2    This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors.

1.3    In this policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Cold Brew Queen

  1. How we use your personal data

We may collect, store and use the following types of personal data

2.1    Information about your computer and your visit to this site. This may include IP address, geographical location, referral source, length of visit, page views, and website navigation. We use Google Analytics to analyze these statistics. Diffuser Essentials does not receive any personally identifiable information from these statistics. We use this information to improve the website for our visitors. You can learn more about how Google Analytics safeguards data at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

2.2    Information that you post for publication on our website, including comments. By submitting comments, you agree to have your comment publicly posted.

2.3    Information you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications.

2.4    Any other information that you provide us for any reason.

  1. Providing your personal data to others

3.1    We do not sell or rent your personal data to others.

  1. International transfers of your personal data

4.1    We operate from the United States, which may have different data protection laws than other jurisdictions. If you live in the European Union, your information may be transferred outside of the EU to jurisdictions which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in the EU.

  1. Retaining and deleting personal data

5.1    Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

5.3    We will retain your personal data as follows:

(a)    Google analytics retains data for a period of 26 months.

(b)    If you subscribe to the email list, you will remain on the list until you choose to unsubscribe. From time to time, we may purge email subscribers who have not engaged with our communications.

  1. Security of personal data

6.1    The transmission of data over the internet is inherently insecure. We will take appropriate precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your data, but we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

  1. Amendments

7.1    We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

7.2    You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

7.3    We may notify you of significant changes to this policy by email if you are a subscriber to this site.

  1. Your rights

8.1    In this Section 8, we have summarized the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.

8.2    Your principal rights under data protection law are:

(a)    the right to access;

(b)    the right to rectification;

(c)     the right to erasure;

(d)    the right to restrict processing;

(e)    the right to object to processing;

(f)     the right to data portability;

(g)    the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and

(h)    the right to withdraw consent.

  1. Third party websites

9.1    Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.

9.2    We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

  1. About cookies

10.1  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.

10.2  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.

  1. Cookies that we use

12.1  We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a)    security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally.

(b)    advertising – we use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you

(c)     analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyze the use and performance of our website and services. This may include tracking the results of paid advertisements we may run. Sites on which we periodically advertise include but are not limited to Pinterest, Facebook, and Google. The purpose of this data is to analyze the effectiveness of advertisements, and to ensure that we are reaching relevant viewers.

  1. Cookies used by our service providers

13.1  Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

13.2  We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

13.3  We publish Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behavior on our website and on other websites across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com.

You can also opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you may wish to consider using the Google browser plug-ins available at: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996

13.4  We use Pinterest to promote content on this site. This service uses cookies for the purposes of providing us with statistical data. We do not receive personally identifiable information. You can view the privacy policy of this service provider at https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy.

13.5  We use affiliate links on this site as a means of income for this site. When you click on a link, a tracking cookie is used to let the partner site know that we sent them the referral. If you choose to make a purchase at the partner site, we receive a small commission. Currently we have affiliate relationships with Amazon.

  1. Managing cookies

14.1  Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a)    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

(b)    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

(c)     http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

(d)    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e)    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

(f)     https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

14.2  Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

14.3  If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our website.

  1. Our details

15.1  This website is owned and operated by Cold Brew Queen, a website property of Pacific Cottage Industries.

15.2  We are registered in the state of Washington, United States.

15.3  Our business address is 1770 Front St. #235E Lynden WA 98264

15.4  You can contact us:

(a)    by post, to the postal address given above;

(b)    using our website contact form;

(c)     by email, using infoATcoldbrewqueen.com