Privacy policy

Northwest Spoon is formerly

This privacy policy sets out how Northwest Spoon and formerly Pine Needles In My Salad uses and protects any information that you give while using this website. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Northwest Spoon may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. This policy is effective from January 25, 2020.

Any contact or personal information collected by us is used solely for the purpose of doing business with, or in connection with other activities, services, features or resources such as the distribution of our newsletter with said person. Personal or contact information is never shared, traded, nor sold to a third party.


Any product reviews on this site reflect my own personal views. I only review and refer products that I have tried, like or use. Occasionally, I may receive a free product or may write a post that was sponsored in some way. If this happens, it will be mentioned in the post that it is a sponsored post.

Northwest Spoon, formerly Pine Needles In My Salad, participates in the Amazon Associates Program. Amazon affiliate links or banner ads may appear in posts throughout this site. Affiliate advertising programs provide a means for websites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to We may earn a small commission when you decide to purchase items through these referral links. It does not affect the price you pay for an item.

What information we collect

  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information such as zip code, preferences and interests
  • Non-personal identification information about a user whenever they interact with our website may be collected.

Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about users means of connection to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

What we do with the information we gather

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send newsletters
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes.
  • We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


This statement applies to when advertising is served on this website. Some of the advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. We may use advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the website. These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Service Provider disclaims all liability in connection therewith.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that 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.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.
  • We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.


All material and photographs from Northwest Spoon and Pine Needles In My Salad are protected by copyright laws. Unauthorized use or duplication of material or photographs from Northwest Spoon and Pine Needles In My Salad without permission from the author is prohibited.


Any questions regarding our privacy policy and disclosure may be directed to the author of this blog.