Policies and Disclosures were last updated on January 8, 2024.

Welcome to CaribbeanGreenLiving.com (the “Website”). These Terms of Use (the “Agreement”) apply to any access to or use of the Website, associated sites, or content from this website. The Website is owned and operated by Gemma’s Living, LLC (Gemma’s Living).

The owner of Caribbean Green Living (“we” or “us” or “our”) respects the privacy of our users (“user” or “you”). This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit our website (https://caribbeangreenliving.com) or any other media form, media channel, or mobile website related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”). Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS THE SITE.

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of this Privacy Policy. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Privacy Policy on the Site, and you waive the right to receive specific notice of each such change or modification. You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Privacy Policy by your continued use of the Site after the date such revised Privacy Policy is posted.

COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. The information we may collect on the Site includes:

Personal Data

Personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, and email, as well as demographic information, such as your age, gender, hometown, and interests, that you voluntarily give to us when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Site, such as purchases, pledges, donations, newsletter subscriptions, downloads, and website comments. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, however, your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Site.

Derivative Data

Information our servers may automatically collect when you access the Site, such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Site.

Data From Contests, Giveaways, and Surveys

We may use the feedback you provide to improve our products and services. Personal and other information you may provide when entering contests or giveaways and/or responding to surveys.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:

By Law or to Protect Rights

If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and privacy risk reduction.

Third-Party Service Providers

We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.

Marketing Communications

With your consent, or with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent, we may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.

Online Postings

When you post comments, contributions, or other content to the Site, all users may view your posts and be publicly distributed outside the Site in perpetuity.

Our Business Partners

We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services, or promotions you may enjoy.

Other Third Parties

We may share your information with advertisers and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. We may also share your information with such third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.

Our newsletter service collects and stores your name and email address for the purposes of delivering communications upon your request and agreement.  The newsletter service is used for the delivery of emails and newsletters, including the use of sub-processors who perform critical services such as helping prevent abuse and providing support.

Facebook and its affiliates and companies process data on an advertiser’s behalf in order to measure the performance and reach of advertising campaigns and report back insights about the people who saw and interacted with the ads. Please see Facebook‘s privacy policy for more information.

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.

We may use Survey Monkey for you to participate in polls and surveys. The information collected may include your contact information and answers to polls and surveys. Please see Survey Monkey’s privacy policy for more information.

Amazon Services LLC Associates Program is an affiliate advertising program whereby the Site uses cookies to track visits to allow the Site to earn commissions. Amazon will track referrals to the site through the use of cookies. Please see Amazon‘s privacy policy for more information.

We may use Gravatar, which uses an anonymized hash, to see your profile picture for display and Akismet for spam protection. Please see Automattic’s privacy policy for more information about both services.

Additional Rights of EEA (European Economic Area) Residents

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 right, 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 Ezoic related to advertising on the Site, you can contact Ezoic https://www.ezoic.com/contact-us/. 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, click the ad preferences icon. (Available in the EU.)

To Process Payments

We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.

We accept payments through PayPal and Stripe. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal or Stripe, including information required to process or support the payment, such as purchasing total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

Please see the Stripe Privacy Policy, for 

Sale or Bankruptcy

If we reorganize or sell all or a portion of our assets, undergo a merger, or are acquired by another entity, we may transfer your information to the successor entity. If we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, your information would be an asset transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that the transferee may decline to honor our commitments in this Privacy Policy.

We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.

TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

Cookies, Web Beacons, and Tracking Pixels

We use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience. When you access the Site, your personal information may be collected through the use of tracking technology. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can remove or reject cookies, but be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site. You may not decline web beacons; however, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or by modifying your web browser’s settings to notify you each time a cookie is tendered, permitting you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. 

Periodically, we may need to include a tracking pixel to monitor the effectiveness of the information or materials we share. For example, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. Newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows for an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Site to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user.

Internet-Based Advertising

ADVERTISING

We also use third-party advertisements on caribbeangreenliving.com. These advertisements are a means to support the site and help us to continue to provide you with free useful content.

Advertisers such as Ezoic, Google, and other third-party partners, may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site. The use of cookies, web beacons or similar technologies by these advertisers is mainly for geotargeting purposes to serve advertisements that are most helpful and relevant to you. Advertisers may collect data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data.

Using this Site, you consent to use such cookies and share data captured by such cookies with Ezoic, Google, and other third-party partners. 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 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.

Website Analytics

We also partner with selected third-party vendors, such as Google Analytics,  to allow tracking technologies and remarketing services on the Site through the use of first-party cookies and third-party cookies too, among other things, analyze and track users’ use of the Site, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. By accessing the Site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-party vendors. You are encouraged to review their privacy policies and contact them directly for responses to your questions. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. However, if you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, you can visit the third-party vendor or review Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.

Sponsored Content

We may provide sponsored content in which we are compensated for product reviews, recipe development, and other work. Sponsored content on the Site may contain separate tracking pixels. The pixel may be embedded in emails or blog posts and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you click on a specific link, open an email, and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows us to adapt the content of future posts to the interests of the user. This behavior may be passed on to third parties.

THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

The Site contains links to third-party websites and applications of interest, including advertisements and external services, that are not affiliated with us. Once you have used these links to leave the Site, any information you provide to these third parties is not covered by this Privacy Policy, and we cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of your information. Before visiting and providing any information to any third-party websites, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third-party responsible for that website and should take those steps necessary to, in your discretion, protect the privacy of your information. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other sites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Site.

The Site engages in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Site. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

We are 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 providing links to products or services available from Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Site may post customized links provided by Amazon to track the referrals to the Amazon listing. This affiliate program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

We are a participant in the SOVRN content monetization platform. By clicking on select links, you will be transferred to a third party from which you can make a purchase. Sovrn utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales. Please refer to Sovrn privacy policy for more information.

We are a participant in the Impact content monetization platform. By clicking on select links, you will be transferred to a third party from which you can make a purchase. Impact utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales. Please refer to the Impact privacy policy for more information.

Caribbean Green Living may also participate in other non-specified affiliate programs, which have the capability to track the referrals to their websites and utilize cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Links to Other Sites

Occasionally, we may link to other websites of interest (such as, when we publish a roundup of recipes, including recipes from around the web.) Once you have used these links to leave our site, please note, we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we 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.

SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us using the information provided on our contact page.

For all other requests, please contact us using the information provided on our contact page.

The General Data Protection Regulation or “GDPR” gives certain rights to individuals in relation to their personal data. In addition, we offer transparency and access controls to help users take advantage of those rights. As available and except as limited under applicable law, the rights afforded to individuals are:

  • Right of access – the right to be informed of, and request access to, the personal data we process about you;
  • Right to rectification – the right to request that we amend or update your personal data where it is inaccurate or incomplete;
  • Right to erasure – the right to request that we delete your personal data;
  • Right to restrict – the right to request that we temporarily or permanently stop processing all or some of your personal data;
  • Right to object – the right, at any time, to object to us processing your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation; the right to object to your personal data being processed for direct marketing purposes;
  • Right to data portability – the right to request a copy of your personal data in electronic format and the right to transmit that personal data for use in another party’s service; and
  • Right not to be subject to automated decision-making – the right to not be subject to a decision based solely on automated decision making, including profiling, where the decision would have a legal effect on you or produce a similarly significant effect.

You may also contact us and inform us of your desire to exercise your rights. We will reply with further instructions to verify your identity and provide details regarding the process. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Site. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political affiliation or opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or other sensitive personal information. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

POLICY FOR CHILDREN

The Site is designed for those 18 years of age or older. Visitors under the age of 18 must have permission from their parent or guardian to use certain features of our Site. We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under the age of 13, please contact us using the information provided on our contact page.

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.

If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have provided your personal information with the Site, you have the right to request the removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Site. To request the removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include sufficient detail about the public post(s) and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Site, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems, nor can we guarantee any cached or archived version of the site will remove such data.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), enacted in 2018, creates new consumer rights relating to the access to, deletion of, and sharing of personal information that is collected by businesses. While we do not sell your information to any third party, we may partner with third-party service providers and affiliate partners who may gain access to your information through the use of beacons, tracking pixels, or cookies as provided in this Privacy Policy. If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. To learn more about your California privacy rights, visit our Supplementary Privacy Notice for California Residents.

COOKIE POLICY

Caribbean Green Living uses cookies on the website (https://caribbeangreenliving.com) (the “Site”). By using the Site, you consent to the use of cookies. Our Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Site, your choices regarding cookies, and further information about cookies.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies make your experience on the Site more enjoyable. Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your internet browser from a website you visit. A cookie file is a small file that is stored in your internet browser and allows the Site or a third party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Site more useful to you. There are two types of Cookies: “persistent” and “session” cookies. Persistent cookies help websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future. Session cookies are used to identify a particular visit to a website. Session cookies are erased when you close your browser at the end of your session.

HOW DO WE USE COOKIES?

When you use and access the Site, we may place a number of cookie files in your internet browser. We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of the Site and to provide analytics. We use both session and persistent cookies on the Site, and we use different types of cookies to run the Site.

WHAT TYPE OF COOKIES DOES CARIBBEAN GREEN LIVING USE?

Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are essential, they enable you to move around the Site and use its features.

Performance Cookies. We use these cookies to collect information about how you use our website. For example, we use Google Analytics to help us know which pages you visit and how long you stay on them. These cookies don’t collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how the Site works, understand what interests our users, and measure the effectiveness of our marketing.

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-party cookies to report usage statistics of the Site, recognize when you visit the Site, streamline your use of the Site, and so on.

We’re glad you like to share the content we have on the Site, but please be aware that social networking sites, like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter, might send cookies. We don’t control the setting of these third-party cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Advertising on the Site is managed by Ezoic, an ads network provider and software solutions property, to serve ads on the Site. This third-party software may use cookies or similar tracking technology to help manage and optimize your online experience with us. For more information about opting out of internet-based ads, visit the third-party network or review the Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.

This Site is affiliated with Ezoic, Inc. (“Ezoic”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and Ezoic will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about Ezoic’s data usage, click the following link: https://www.ezoic.com/privacy-policy/

WHAT ARE YOUR CHOICES REGARDING COOKIES?

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. Limiting the ability of websites to set cookies or deleting cookies, however, may diminish your overall user experience. If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your internet browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Where can you find more information about cookies?

You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:

All About Cookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/

DISCLOSURE POLICY

This Disclosure Policy is to inform you that information you see on the Caribbean Green Living website (https://caribbeangreenliving.com/) (the “Site”) may be due to compensation or other business relationships; that we reserve the right to edit comments and information provided by users and third-parties; and that any health or nutritional information provided is solely as a courtesy. In addition, while we may be enthusiasts of the products or services found on the Site, it is up to you to use your best judgment and knowledge before buying or using anything you find on the Site. In addition, even if specific safety measures or concerns are not presented you are still responsible for exercising safe and legal handling of any products or services you may acquire based on information received from this website.

COMMENT POLICY ON CARIBBEAN GREEN LIVING

Caribbean Green Living is a lifestyle and food blog created to encourage and inspire you. It is also a place for people to share their experiences and enthusiasm for a recipe that they may or may not have made. Comments are not a requirement for accessing any of the recipes found on the Site, so it may be that there are no comments regarding how a recipe turned out for any particular reader. All comments made on this Site are subject to the Site Privacy Policy. User and other third-party submitted content and/or links may be changed, altered, or modified at any time at the sole and absolute discretion of Caribbean Green Living or its representatives.

AFFILIATE PROGRAM PARTICIPATION

Caribbean Green Living engages in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the website. If you click on a link to an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Caribbean Green Living 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 links to Amazon.com. As part of the Amazon Associates program, Caribbean Green Living may include customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Caribbean Green Living may also participate in affiliate marketing programs with other third parties, which may utilize cookies to track visits for the purpose of assigning commission on sales.

For more information, please refer to our Cookie Policy.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

All content, including photographs and videos, posted to Caribbean Green Living is subject to copyright restrictions. Sometimes we work with third parties to provide photography or video content, such as Canva.com. If you’d like to share any of the recipes, photos, videos, podcasts, or articles published on the Site, please do so through the share features enabled and insert or state the appropriate accreditation. We have tried to make it easy for you to share our posts on social media. In addition, we often have available the option to email or print the recipe for your personal use.

We ask that if you wish to repost or reproduce any text, recipe, photograph, video, or podcast content, please contact us to find out about our licensing service.

HEALTH AND NUTRITION INFORMATION

Any specific health claims or nutritional claims, or information provided on the Site are for informational purposes only. Nothing on the Site is offered or intended as a substitute for professional medical, health, or nutritional advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Statements within the Site have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This Site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You assume full responsibility for consulting a qualified health professional regarding health conditions or concerns before starting a new diet or health program. The owner, writer(s), and publisher(s) of the Site are not responsible for adverse reactions, effects, or consequences resulting from the use of any recipes or suggestions provided or procedures undertaken hereafter.

If nutritional information is provided on a recipe, such information is provided as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee. This information is a product of online calculators and should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. If the accuracy of any nutritional information is important to you, reliance on such information provided on the Site is not suggested.

CONTACT US

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us using the information provided on our contact page.

d to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Privacy Policy by your continued use of the Site after the date such revised Privacy Policy is posted.

Ezoic Services

This website has an exclusive advertising contract with Ezoic Inc. (“Ezoic”), a renowned leader in website optimization, enhancing user experiences, optimizing ad performance, and generating revenue through advanced AI-powered technology. Ezoic may employ a variety of technologies on this website, including to display advertisements and enable advertising to visitors of this website. For additional information about Ezoic’s advertising partners, please see Ezoic’s Advertising Partner Page here.