What information do we collect and how is it used?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website
We may collect personal information from you such as your name, surname or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, submitting a contact form or subscribing to blog updates.
We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.
How your information may be used
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To track and measure advertising on the Website;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
Third party use of personal information
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Additionally, the 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 Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Third parties, including Google AdSense, may be placing and reading cookies on your browsers, or using web beacons to collect information as a result of an ad serving on this Website.
Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and this Website to serve ads to you based on your visit to this Website and/or other sites on the Internet.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
Publicly visible information
If you leave a comment on the Website, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly. At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website. Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.
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.
The Website uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve the 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 users 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 the Website access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Most browsers allow you to choose whether to accept cookies or not. If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer, please set your browser preferences to reject all cookies before accessing the Website. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.
Social networking services
Once a Foodie uses social networking services such as Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest to communicate with the public.
When you communicate with us using these services we may collect your personal information, but we only use it to help us to communicate with you and the public. The social networking service will also handle your personal information for its own purposes.
The Website uses a contact form service provided by WPForms to enable you to contact us.
In particular, we use Google AdSense. Please scroll up for more detailed information about Google AdSense.
Affiliate program participation
Identifying users and user consent
We will not pass any information to Google:
- that Google could use or recognize as personally identifiable information; or
- that permanently identifies a particular device (such as a mobile phone’s unique device identifier if such an identifier cannot be reset).
We will not use Google AdSense to facilitate the merging of personally identifiable information with information previously collected as non-personally identifiable information without robust notice of, and your prior affirmative (i.e., opt-in) consent to, that merger.
For more information, please refer to Guidance for complying with the Identifying Users Policy.
We also comply with the EU user consent policy.
Further information about personal data
Purpose: Spam Protection
WORDPRESS (INCLUDING JETPACK)
Purpose: Content Management System, Commenting, Gravatars, Statistics, Eliminating Spam
Purpose: Analytics, SEO
Purpose: Handling Payments, Affiliate Program
Purpose: Contact Form
Purpose: Website Backup
Sensitive personal information
We do not have access to, and at no time should you submit, sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your tax file number, your health, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, association memberships, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, criminal history, genetic or biometric information. If you elect to disclose such information to us, for example, in a comment on a post on the Website, you can ask us to delete the comment at a later time if you do not wish it to remain public.
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 18 in its database, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Last updated: 28 June 2019