Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
Cookies may be used to determine whether a user is logged in, remember users when they return to this site, remember user preferences, and help us determine which pages are popular.
Collection of Personal Information
We may collect personally identifiable information from users in many ways. Some examples of this are described below. Example purposes may include registering, leaving a comment, using the contact form, etc. We collect personal information which is voluntarily submitted to us. You may refuse to provide us your personal information, but know that doing so may prevent you from being able to participate in certain activities on our site. We do not sell your personal information to third parties or use personal information for marketing purposes without your consent.
When visiting our site, the IP address used to access the site may be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Additionally, you may voluntarily and optionally provide your personal information to us such as name or email for the purposes of contacting us through a contact form, creating an account, subscribing to emails, leaving a comment, and other similar activities. These are optional activities, and the content of our site can be read and enjoyed without participating in activities such as those just named. Any data provided to us for these purposes may be accessed by the person(s) who manage this website, for the purpose(s) the data was collected. (For example, if you provide your email address to us in order to subscribe to email updates, we may use your email address to send you email updates.)
This website is based in the USA and managed by people living in the USA, at the time of writing this statement.
We may also collect certain types of non-personal information, including but not limited to browser name, technical information about users’ computers (such as operating system), and the technical means of how users connect to our site.
Our server may also automatically log information about a user upon accessing this website, for fraud prevention purposes. Log data might include things like IP address, browser information (settings, type, configuration, plugins, etc), previously visited websites, language, cookie data, and the date/time of visit.
How we use collected data
You are in control of your own data. This website does collect and process certain types of data. Here are the purposes for which we collect and use data:
- Fraud prevention
- Personalize user experience
- Improve our website
- Understand how users utilize the resources available on our website
- Respond to contact forms sent from users
- Send users updates which they subscribed for or expressed interest in through opting in. Users may unsubscribe at any time.
- As required by applicable law legal process, or regulations
- Prevention of abuse and strengthening of security
- Specific purposes for which users have granted consent but which are not listed above. For example, you might write a testimonial about a product or recipe and provide us consent to publish it. We always ask for consent before using your data for other such specific purposes, especially promotional purposes.
Disclosure of personal information
We will only disclose personal information when necessary. Here are some examples of that:
- At a user’s request or consent
- Compliance with applicable laws, legal processes, and regulations
- Enforcement against illegal activities
The only people who have access to information stored about users are those who require that information in order to carry out tasks for this website. For example, in order to send email updates to a list of subscribers, the sender would reasonably need access to the list of subscriber emails. In order to respond to a contact form, the responder would reasonably need access to the user’s email to sent the contact form.
Existence of individual rights
You have a right to access your personal data and rectify it if incorrect, erase your personal data under circumstances defined by the GDPR and other applicable laws, restrict or suspend the processing of your personal data, complain to applicable supervisory authorities if you have a good faith reason for doing so, withdraw consent for utilization of your data, object to processing of your personal data, and other rights as defined in applicable law.
Should you have any concerns or need to make any request concerning our usage of your personal data, you may contact us here.
This website is hosted and maintained in the USA. We use technical measures to keep all data secure. However, no security system is completely infallible, due to the nature of the internet. Thus, we cannot guarantee that data which is transmitted through the internet or stored in our systems is 100% safe from hackers or other intruders.
We keep different types of information for different periods of time. When such retention periods expire, we make every effort to delete expired data. If such deletion is not immediately possible (for example, when data is stored in a backup archive), we will delete the data from such archives as soon as possible.
Here are some examples of data retention periods:
- User accounts and blog comments are stored until such time that a user deletes them or requests that we delete them.
- Google Analytics data is deleted when it expires
- If you have opted to receive marketing information, we may retain information on your marketing preferences unless you request that we also delete this. In such cases, we will no longer have record of any opt-ins or opt-outs you may have previously told us.
We do not allow users younger than 16 years old to create accounts. If we discover that a user under this age has registered, we will take the necessary steps to delete such information.
Links to third party Websites
We have included links on this site for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own.
We may participate in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
To comply with applicable USA and EU laws, we will make every effort to resolve any complaints regarding collection and usage of personal data. Our contact information can be found here.
We are committed to resolving any privacy complaints which arise.