FAQs

Are you in Vermont or Virginia?

We started our company in Vermont and lived there until the spring of 2015.  At that time we moved to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia for a new anesthesia job for Ed.  Although the name has changed slightly from Teeny Tiny Spice Co. of Vermont® to Teeny Tiny Spice Company®, our recipes are unchanged and we continue to make every batch and fill every tin ourselves.

Contact

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. The surest way to get a quick response is by using e-mail:  info@teenytinyspice.com

We do not have a storefront....sorry to those who want to visit us ;-(

Business Office:
Teeny Tiny Spice Company, LLC
P.O. Box 353
Singers Glen, VA  22850
 

Manufacturing Facility:
146 East Wolfe St.
Harrisonburg, VA  22802

Are your products "Non-GMO"?

Yes they are.

How long do the spices last?

Our spice blends have a very long shelf life. We freshly grind and then package each batch to seal in the freshness. Air and sunlight are the two main elements that affect the shelf life of spices. For this reason, we package our spices in tins that seal out both air and sunlight. We have time-tested our blends and have found that even after one year, they still have rich flavor.  In our home, each tin provides enough spice for 4 to 12 main courses for our family.  If you have not used a spice blend four or more times in six months, we figure that it is time for you to clear it out of your kitchen and try something different.

How much do I use?

Each tin comes with a recipe on the lid to get you started.  We also have an extensive recipe website. Click Here to go to the Recipe Website.  Our rule of thumb is to use 2 tablespoons of spice in a "full size" (e.g. 4-6 serving) recipe, so be bold and experiment, creating your own dishes!  Another strategy in adapting our spice blends to an existing recipe is to replace the spices in the recipe with an equal measurement of our spice blend.  Go light with Garam Masala; perhaps 1 teaspoon in a dish as a starting point.

Who certifies your products and facilities?

Our production facility is inspected and approved as a food production facility by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and the FDA.

Our organic certification is by Pennsylvania Certified Organic.

Our kosher certification is by Earth Kosher.

 

Privacy

We respect your privacy and do not want to fill your inbox with spam.  We expect our products to speak for themselves and hope that you will be a return customer and refer your friends of your own accord.  We will not sell or provide your personal information to third parties other than what is needed to complete your transactions with us, send our newsletter, and connect you with our social media platforms.

Your activity on our website and our social media pages may be tracked via cookies. Information related to this tracking, your purchasing, and email opt-in (via our signup form, or our popup powered by Justuno) is shared with MailChimp (our email provider). Again, we will not sell your information and only use these platforms for email communication and email marketing - to better your experience on our website. You may opt out of our email lists by unsubscribing at any time and configure your cookie settings in your browser's settings and privacy tabs. If you need help, please let us know - info@teenytinyspice.com

Also, we do not have access to any of your credit card information as this is handled through our shopping cart and our credit card processor Stripe.

From our experience, the greatest threats to the security of your personal information are Facebook, Google, and other “free” services…..remember, if the service is free, then you are the product.

Now for the “Fine Print” Privacy Policy to satisfy the needs of the European Union technocrats:

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This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from TeenyTinySpice.com (the “Site”).

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information”.

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
- “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
- “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information”.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:
- Communicate with you;
- Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and
- When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above.  For example, we do not have access to your credit card information as this is handled by our credit card processing vendor.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

DO NOT TRACK
Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

YOUR “RIGHTS"
If you are a European resident, the European Union dictates that you have access to personal information we hold about you and that you can to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to take such action please contact us through the contact information below.  We will gladly correct, update or delete personal information that we have access to for any of our customers, regardless of neir territory of citizenship.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

DATA RETENTION
When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

CHANGES
We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

CONTACT US
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at info@teenytinyspice.com or by mail using the details provided below:

Teeny Tiny Spice Company, LLC
PO Box 353
Singers Glen, VA  22850