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The Mediterranean Movement is a personal blog written and edited by Ashley Keating, to share information related to food, nutrition, and health. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely our own, unless otherwise attributed.  For questions about this blog, please contact us. All information posted on this website is believed to be accurate at the time of posting, but may contain mistakes, errors, or omissions, and is subject to change based on the occurrence of product reformulations and the availability of new medical and other information.

Medical Disclaimer: The food and nutrition recommendations shared on this blog have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and may not be appropriate for all individuals and/or all medical conditions. The content on this blog is intended for informational and educational purposes only and should not replace any medical advice. You must not rely on the information on the site as an alternative to advice from your medical professional or healthcare provider. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment as a result of any information provided on this blog. You should consult with your personal physician or medical advisor prior to commencing any program on this site.

Limitation of Liability: Under no circumstances shall The Mediterranean Movement be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or inability to use, this site. This limitation applies whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, our liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.

Indemnification: You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold The Mediterranean Movement and its employees, officers, and directors harmless from all liabilities, claims, and expenses including attorneys’ fees, that arise from your misuse of this site.

Use of Content/Intellectual Property and Ownership: Original content and pictures, including logos, graphics, test, layout, formatting, appearances, images, digital downloads and data compilations are owned and copyrighted by the Mediterranean Movement. All rights are reserved.  You agree that you cannot take credit for any content contained in this blog or on the website as your own, or report any of our recipes or content as your own or post on onto any other website without direct links, shares, and credit to The Mediterranean Movement (themediterraneanmovement.com). Appropriate sharing across social media with links back to our website and attribution for our content is encouraged. Any use of this website in violation of the conditions above may result in legal action and the termination of the user’s right to access this information.

Privacy Policy:

The terms of this privacy policy (Privacy Policy”) will govern the use of any information collected while the policy is in place and from your use of any Services that we provide on this Site. “Services” means services provided by or on this Site, the Site itself, and any other services as defined in the Terms of Use for this Site.

Any sites that may be linked to or from this site may have different privacy policies. The Mediterranean Movement is not responsible for the privacy policies, or lack thereof, of sites that are accessed through links from our sites. You should review the privacy notices on such sites for details. We reserve the right to change this privacy policy and encourage you to revisit this page. Should we change our privacy policy, we will post the date such changes were made at this page.  Please read this Privacy Policy carefully, as it will tell you what information we collect about you and your use of our Site, our Services, how we collect, use, share and protect that information, and the choices you have about how we use and share such information.  By using our Site or Services, you agree that you fully understand and unambiguously consent to this Privacy Policy and to all other relevant terms.

Consent to use of information in the United States and elsewhere.  This Site is owned and operated by The Mediterranean Movement in the United States.  The information that you provide will be accessible to The Mediterranean Movement in the United States.  The information you provide will also be accessible to companies we contract with that may be located in countries around the world to assist with our business. If you are visiting this Site from a country other than the U.S., your communication with us will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries.  Please note: The Mediterranean Movement is a U.S. company intending to do business in the U.S. only.  The Mediterranean Movement does not seek consumer visits, data, or sales from individuals residing in the EU, or information about or from such individuals.  The level of legal protection for personal information is not equivalent in all countries; however, we will take the security measures described below to keep your data as secure as reasonably practical, and in accordance with applicable U.S. law.  By using our Site or Services, you unequivocally consent to the collection, storage, and processing of your information in the U.S., and as otherwise stated in this Policy.

 This Site and its Services have been developed for use by The Mediterranean Movement, and its customers.  The Mediterranean Movement will not knowingly collect, maintain, disclose or otherwise process Personally Identifiable Information of any individual who is under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide us with any such information about yourself.  If it comes to our attention that we have collected such information, we will delete it as soon as we discover it.

Information We Collect We have access to the categories of information about you and your use of our Services that are set forth below.  Only some of this information identifies you directly, but some information that does not identify you directly could nevertheless be used and, if combined with other information, might be capable of identifying you.

Information That You Provide. We collect two types of information about you when you visit our sites:  We collect “Personally Identifiable Information,” which is information that could be used to identify or contact you and includes data such as your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address information.  There may be many other kinds of Personally Identifiable Information as well (including, by way of example only, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and information necessary for your account such as your credit card or checking account information, if applicable).  We also collect non-personal, aggregate information (such as information regarding the pages on our sites that you have visited and your IP address).  We will not knowingly accept personal data from individuals in the EU.  If you are an individual in the EU, please do not provide us with Personally Identifiable Information.

Correspondence with us.  You may report problems with the Site by e-mailing us at themedimove@gmail.com.  Please take note: if you send us e-mail, we will have your e-mail address as well as all other information that you include in your e-mail to us.  Any feedback you submit to us will become our property, and we can and may use such feedback for business purposes, or to contact you for further information.

Information That Is Routinely Collected By Our Site Technology.  Whenever you use our Site, we collect information, which your Web browser automatically sends whenever you visit a Web site on the Internet.  Our servers automatically record this information, which may include your Web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, and one or more “cookies” that may uniquely identify your browser (see definition of “cookies” below).

Cookies.  We collect information about your use of our Site through cookies and similar technology.  A “cookie” is a unique numeric code that we transfer to your computer so that we can keep track of your interests and preferences and recognize you as a return visitor to our Site.  Cookie technology allows us to collect and review data that is not Personally Identifiable Information, reflects your activities on the Site, including the pages you view, and whether you are a return visitor to our site.  Our cookies do not collect or keep your name or other Personally Identifiable Information.  We use the information collected by cookies for general statistical purposes.

Web Beacons.  Web beacons are graphic image files embedded in a web page or e-mail that send information from your browser back to the beacon’s originating server.  The information collected by web beacons allows a web site to statistically monitor how many people are using the site.  A third party service provider used by Thermal Devices places web beacons on this Site to track a user’s activity on this Site or across sites, or to let Us know if a user has opened an e-mail that we sent.  The information collected by the web beacons is not personally identifiable

Use of Information for Investigatory, Legal and/or Compliance Purposes.  We may use all, or part, of the information described in this Privacy Policy for investigatory, legal and/or compliance purposes.

Limited Disclosure of Your Information.  Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy or as you specifically agree or direct, we will not disclose to any third parties any information we collect from or about you through our Services.

Disclosure for Legal or Safety Reasons.  We may need to release Personally Identifiable Information and other information associated with Personally Identifiable Information to third parties: (1) to respond to a request, inquiry, or complaint that you have made; (2) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; (3) in the event of an emergency that threatens an individual’s life, health or security; or (4) in special cases in which we believe it is reasonably necessary to investigate, identify, or take preventive measures or bring legal action against someone who may commit or cause harm, fraud, abuse, or illegal conduct, such as a threat of harm to you or anyone else, interference with our rights or property, or interference with U.S. homeland or national security or public safety anywhere in the world.  In the event of an emergency, or if we are legally compelled to disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to a third party, we will notify you, unless we believe that doing so would violate the law or a court order, or pose a threat or danger to anyone, or where it would seriously impede the proper execution of our business operations.  We will also take measures to ensure that the requesting entity understands the need to protect any Personally Identifiable Information that it may receive.  We also reserve the right to cooperate with law enforcement authorities in disclosing information for the purpose of (1) investigating and prosecuting users who violate the rules of our Services, or engage in behavior that may be a breach of an agreement, illegal or harmful to us, our property, or others, or is a threat to U.S. homeland or national security, public safety anywhere in the world, or the conduct of international affairs, and (2) assisting such authorities in the administration of any law.

Disclosure to Operations and Maintenance Contractors.  We may contract with third parties to provide services for our Site or Services.  These contractors include manufacturers, vendors and suppliers who provide technology, content, and other services, recruiters, vendors who analyze data collected on our Site, and vendors who send and/or respond to e-mail on our behalf (each, a “Contractor”).  These Contractors may have access to your Personally Identifiable Information in order to provide services to us or on our behalf.  If we allow a Contractor to have access to your Personally Identifiable Information, we will not authorize the Contractor to use or disclose the information for any purpose that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy.  By using our Services, you unequivocally consent to such use and disclosure of data as described herein, and as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy.

Disclosure to Subsequent Owner or Operator.  If we assign our rights and obligations regarding any of your information at the time of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or substantially all of our assets to a subsequent owner or operator of this Site, you will be deemed to have consented to the disclosure to, and use by, such subsequent owner or operator, of any information about you contained in our files and records so long as that use is in accordance with the terms of this privacy policy.

When you use this Site, you have the following choices about the information you provide:

Accept/Reject Cookies.  Your browser software can be set to reject all cookies, but if you reject our cookies, certain functions and conveniences of our Site may not work properly.  Cookies and similar technologies are how we ensure that we can promptly retrieve and deliver information to you when you use our Site.

Access, Correct, Update, or Delete Personally Identifiable Information.   You may access, correct or update Personally Identifiable Information that you have provided to our Site at any time and may correct any inaccuracies by sending an email to themedimove@gmail.com. Where required by applicable law, we will notify you if we cannot accommodate such requests to correct, update or delete information, and provide an explanation as to why we cannot do so.  All information that you provide via our Site and/or our Services is stored in servers that are operated and maintained by us and/or our Contractors.  Upon receiving your request (by e-mailing us at themedimove@gmail.com), we will delete the Personally Identifiable Information stored in the databases that we actively use if and when that information is no longer needed for any business or legal purpose. In addition, after receiving your request for removal, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to remove your Personally Identifiable Information and not disclose any Personally Identifiable Information about you, except as required by law.

Governing Law By visiting The Mediterranean Movement’s website, you agree that the laws of the state of Virginia, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Use and in the event that any dispute of any sort that arises between you and The Mediterranean Movement.