Privacy policy

Once a Foodie found at https://www.onceafoodie.com/ (Website) is governed by the following privacy policy (Privacy Policy). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.

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.

Automatically-Collected Information

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.

Cookies

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:

Google Analytics

This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics (see Google’s privacy policy).

Google AdSense

Google AdSense is an advertising network we use. Google’s Privacy & Terms policy for partner sites can be found here and more information about Google advertisements here.

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.

When you visit this Website, a cookie may be dropped on your browser. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to this Website or other websites.

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.

You may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

If you have not opted out of third-party ad serving, the cookies of other third-party vendors or ad networks may also be used to serve ads on this Website.

Disclosure

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.

Anonymous data

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.

Cookies

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

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.

These services have their own privacy policies. You can access the privacy policies for Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest on their websites.

Contact form

The Website uses a contact form service provided by WPForms to enable you to contact us.

WPForms collects personal information subject to its own Privacy Policy.

Advertising

Display ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

In particular, we use Google AdSense. Please scroll up for more detailed information about Google AdSense.

Retargeting ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

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. Once a Foodie is a participant in the Amazon Australia Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.au.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon Australia, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilises cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales. See Amazon’s Privacy Policy.

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

AKISMET
Purpose: Spam Protection
Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service
Privacy Policy

WORDPRESS (INCLUDING JETPACK)
Purpose: Content Management System, Commenting, Gravatars, Statistics, Eliminating Spam
Personal Data: Various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.
Privacy Policy

YOAST SEO
Purpose: Analytics, SEO
Personal Data: Cookies and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service
Privacy Policy

AMAZON
Purpose: Handling Payments, Affiliate Program
Personal Data: Various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service
Privacy Policy

WPFORMS
Purpose: Contact Form
Personal Data: Various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service
Privacy Policy

VAULTPRESS
Purpose: Website Backup
Personal Data: Various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service
Privacy Policy

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.

Children’s information

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 katerina@onceafoodie.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Contact information

At any time, please contact us at katerina@onceafoodie.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Last updated: 28 June 2019