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.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information (including your email address) without your consent, unless we are required to do so by law.
By visiting this website, you acknowledge that we may collect, retain, disclose and use your data to better serve you.
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective as of December 3, 2015.
Who We Are
What We Collect
We use Google Analytics to collect "log data" to give us a better picture of the visitors of this site. Your data may also be collected through comment forms, surveys, and third party services/applications.
The following information may be automatically collected when you visit this website:
- your name
- your IP address
- your operating system and browser
- the date and time you visited
- the referring websites that sent you here
- the pages you viewed
- links you may have clicked while visiting this website
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
- information collected when leaving comments
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you choose to leave a comment, you have the option of providing your name, email address and blog or website URL, in addition to your comment. This information becomes a permanent part of the website when you provide it.
The name you share can be seen by other visitors to the site and is linked to any website you choose to share (e.g. if your name is clicked it will lead to the website you note if applicable). Your email is required but is not displayed and is never used or sold to third-party vendors.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Sensitive Personal Information
At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the website.
HOW WE MAY COLLECT YOUR DATA
This website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The following services are used to run this website and may collect your data
- Google Analytics—consult Google Analytics Terms for more information: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html
- Facebook—consult Facebook's Data Policy for more information: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
- Amazon Affiliates—consult the Amazon Affiliate Program Policies for more information: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/help/policies
- BigScoots—for further information, consult BigScoots privacy policies: https://www.bigscoots.com/about-us/privacy-policy
- Akismet - see below
- WP Recipe Maker - see below
Where applicable, the third parties may serve content and advertisements, collect information directly from you, and place or recognize cookies on you browsers. These cookies may store your preferences, record user specific information on pages you visit, adjust the way ads or content is displayed according to your location and preferences.
What We Do with the Information We Gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- To gauge interest in the various topics we cover, so we can create more content that appeals to you
- To understand how users interact with the website on mobile and desktop devices
- To deliver advertisements that suit your needs and may be of interest to you
- To understand that demographics (ex. age) and interests of our readers so we can tailor the site to your preferences
- To periodically send newsletters or promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided (if you have subscribed to our newsletter).
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may also use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. 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.
As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites or in the "Help" section of your browser.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
We also use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze 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.
DoubleClick DART Cookie
Opt-Out of Cookies
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.
We also suggest taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers
To opt-out of cookies for Google ads, visit: https://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html
If you would like more information about this practice, and to learn your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit these resources:
ANTI-SPAM PLUGIN: AKISMET
Akismet collects information about visitors who comment on Sites that use the Akismet anti-spam service, including this website. The information they collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter's IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
RECIPE PLUGIN: WP RECIPE MAKER
Bootstrapped Ventures, the developer of WP Recipe Maker, does not have access to any of the data collected by the plugin. This is all stored in our local database and is not communicated back to Bootstrapped Ventures.
WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND WHY WE COLLECT IT
Comments: When you leave a comment rating, we store the rating each user has given to a recipe along with the personal data WordPress core stores.
Cookies: User ratings are enabled on this website, so we store a WPRM_User_Voted_%recipe% cookie (with %recipe% the ID of the recipe) that contains the rating this user has given to a particular recipe. This cookie is used as (one of the) measures to prevent rating spam.
IP Address: When a user rates a recipe we store the IP address upon voting. This is used as (one of the) measures to prevent rating spam.
How long we retain your data: Our cookies are stored for 30 days. User submitted data is stored indefinitely in the local database.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads, and possibly also content, when you visit our website. Our advertising partners include:
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.0)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit Opt Out - NAI: Network Advertising Initiative. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at YourAdChoices.com | AppChoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please click here.
Online Behavioural Advertising
This website uses ad services Mediavine, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. When you visit this website, your information may be collected by these services. These services may share your information with third parties for online behavioral advertising.
Opt-Out of Online Behavioral Advertising
To opt-out, please use the Digital Advertising Alliance's WebChoices consumer choice tool.
Google Analytics Advertiser Features
This website uses Google Analytics Advertiser Features, which enables Google Analytics to collect data about our traffic, in addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation. This information is collected through the Google Analytics cookies, and shows us the demographics and interests people who visit this website.
You can opt-out of the Google Analytics Advertiser Features through your Google Ad Settings. Please look at Google Analytics' currently available opt-outs for the web.
You can learn more about safeguarding your data here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. 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. Our affiliate partners include:
In Search Of Yummy-ness is a participant 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. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
We use MailerLite to manage our email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to our subscribers. MailerLite is a third-party provider, which may process your data using industry-standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter.
You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter.
Additionally, on the website, you may subscribe to our newsletter which is be used for promotional and possibly also advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows 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 Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.
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
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct 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.
Rights Related to Your Personal Information
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails.
Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request. Simply email us to request this information.
Amend – You may email us to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please email us.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children or minors. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of majority in its database, please email us immediately and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Last Updated: May 11, 2022