Who we are

Our website address is: http://atravelfortaste.com/wpblog.

The website’s hosting service is provided by Doteasy.com.

The Content Management System is WordPress.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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.

An anonymized 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.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Contact forms are generated by the Jetpack for WordPress plugin. Information required by the form is name and email address. Optionally, visitors can provide a website address and message. When someone submits a contact form, we keep submissions for 30 days for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted for marketing purposes. Click here for the Jetpack privacy policy.

Subscription forms are produced by the Mailchimp Forms by Mailmunch plugin. Subscription forms require only your email address. First and last names are optional fields. Names and email addresses are retained by Mailchimp and used only for regular blog notification emails, regular newsletters, and occasional special offers. Click here for Mailchimp privacy policy. Click here for Mailmunch privacy policy.

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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics to track visitor usage. Google Analytics offers an Opt-Out Browser Add-On which you can use to stop this site from tracking your usage. Click here for information about the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On.

Click here for the Google Analytics privacy policy.

Who we share your data with

We employ Google Ads on our site. Google Ads may collect visitor data. Click here for Google Ads privacy policy.

We sell items through Amazon Associates ads. Amazon may collect visitor data. Click here for Amazon Associates privacy policy.

We sell items through Zazzle ads. Zazzle may collect visitor data. Click here for Zazzle privacy policy.

We display ads from Rakuten Marketing. Rakuten may collect visitor data. Click here for Rakuten privacy policy.

We display ads from ShareASale, part of Awin. ShareASale may collect visitor data. Click here for ShareASale privacy policy.

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. 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 an account on this site, or 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. This service name is Akismet. Here is what Akismet says about personal data collection:

“We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. 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).”

  • Recipes are presented using a plugin named WP Ultimate Recipe. Here is what the developer has to say about personal data collection:

“Bootstrapped Ventures, the developer of WP Ultimate Recipe, does not have access to any of the data collected by the plugin. This is all stored in your local database and not communicated back to us. Take note of the following topics for your own privacy policy.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Cookies

When user ratings are enabled we store a WPURP_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.

When the User Menus feature is enabled we store WPURP_Shopping_List_Recipes_v2, WPURP_Shopping_List_Servings_v2 and WPURP_Shopping_List_Order_v2 cookies to be able to show the same shopping list to a guest on later visit. This does not contain any personal data.

When the Meal Planner feature is enabled we store WPURP_Meal_Plan_ID and WPURP_Meal_Plan_ID_%id% cookies to be able to show the same meal plan to a guest on later visit. This does not contain any personal data.

IP Address

When user ratings are enabled we store the IP address upon voting. This is used as (one of the) measures to prevent rating spam.

Their own manually input information

With the User Submission feature personal data can be collected, depending on the fields that were added to the form. This can include the user email and name.

Third party embeds

When enabling the share buttons or any of our partner integrations you will be including their code on your website. By doing so you’re agreeing to their Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. For the share buttons this can be Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon and LinkedIn. For partners integrations we have MediaVine, AdThrive, BigOven, Food Fanatic, Yummly and Chicory. All can disabled on the settings page.

Fonts in the recipe templates will be loaded from the Google Web Font API (fonts.googleapis.com) unless changed in the Template Editor. You will be agreeing to their Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

How long we retain your data

Our cookies are stored for 30 days. User submitted data is stored indefinitely in the local database.

Contact information

For privacy-specific concerns, contact Karren Tolliver at info@atravelfortaste.com.