Disclosure and Privacy Policy

 

PRIVACY POLICY

 

Who we are?

The Culinary Jumble is a blog for creating and sharing our favourite recipes.

Our website address is: https://www.theculinaryjumble.com.

 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it?

  • Subscribing to receive emails from The Culinary Jumble

The Culinary Jumble retains names and email addresses via secure opt-in services provided by Mailchimp, when people sign up to receive new recipes (subscribe to emails). The information is automatically transferred over to Mailchimp’s email services. For more information about please read MailChimp.

The information is not used for anything else, nor is it handed over to third parties (unless required to do so by law). Anyone who subscribes to the mailing list can unsubscribe at any time by simply clicking the unsubscribe button in the emails sent.

  • Comments

When visitors leave comments on The Culinary Jumble, 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.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

  • Cookies

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.

  • Analytics

The Culinary Jumble uses analytics to determine visitor’s behaviour while visiting the blog (views, clicks, etc). We use Google Analytics to gather data. However, if you would rather Google didn’t track or use your data, you can opt out.

  • Akismet

Akismet Anti-spam collects information about visitors who comment.  The information we 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).

 

Third parties we receive data from

  • Adsense

The Culinary Jumble uses Google AdSense adverts on the site. Google uses cookies to help serve the ads it displays on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying Google ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you  based on your visit to our site and/or other sites on the Internet. When users visit a Google partner’s website, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. You may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

 

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.

 

DISCLOSURE

 

Although my number one reason for starting The Culinary Jumble was to bake and share my recipes, we now receive a small revenue from the blog. Honesty and integrity are important to us, and because of this, we will always be completely transparent in disclosing where and how we make money through The Culinary Jumble.

 

  • Sponsored Posts

These are posts that have been paid for by a “sponsor”. They will include a link to a product (an advert, if you like) and this will be disclosed at the beginning and end of the post.

 

  • Review Posts

These are where we’ve received a product free of charge for the purpose of an honest review. This will be disclosed at the beginning and end of the post.

 

  • Advertising

We currently only have one advertising and that’s with AdSense (there is one advert located on the right hand sidebar). When clicked, the reader is redirected to the site of the advertiser. We will receive a small revenue when this happens. If you have any questions about the ads we have on the blog, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 25th July, 2018.

If you have any questions about any of the above, please feel free to contact us directly at:  [email protected]