We take your trust very seriously. This was last updated on September 10, 2020.
Who we are
Garlic Delight is my food website where I post recipes and tutorials with images with the help of Alex. We’re not a faceless megacorp. We’re two real people sharing tips on how to cook and make your life easier. Learn more about us.
Our website address is: https://garlicdelight.com
You can contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What information are you sharing with Garlic Delight?
By interacting with Garlic Delight, we may collect personal data from users and site visitors. This information may include name, email address, personal account preferences, and transactional data, such as technical data like contact forms, cookies, analytics, third-party embeds, and social sharing links. For example, if you left a comment on any of our posts, you’ve likely disclosed your name and email address.
If you sign up for our email newsletter, then you’ve shared your email address with us.
How do we use your information?
I use the information to create a good user experience for you. For example, if you leave a comment with a question, I may email you back directly using your email address. I look at my analytics to decide what are the most read articles and therefore what kind of new recipes and tutorials I should write.
Let’s dive deeper into each section.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising 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. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
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 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.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit https://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and https://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at https://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
For more information about opting out of internet-based ads, visit the third-party network or review Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.
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.
On recipe cards, we have comment ratings enabled. We store the rating a user has given to a recipe along with the personal data WordPress core stores, explained below.
I will sometimes email you back directly if you ask a question that warrants my response. Sometimes, I also email readers back who leave a comment to say thanks.
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.
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.
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 visit our login page, 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.
You may also have cookies added via Analytics packages.
How to clear cookies
You can delete cookies from your browsing history. You can also configure some browsers to disable saving and reading cookies. Click on the links below to find instructions on how to clear cookies depending on which browser you are using.
- Clear cookies on Chrome
- Clear cookies on Firefox
- Clear cookies on Safari
- Clear cookies on Microsoft Edge
- Clear cookies on Opera
- Clear cookies on Internet Explorer (what are you still doing on IE?)
If you are not using one of the above browsers, you can search how to delete cookies by typing in “how to delete cookies” and the name of your browser technology in Google or Duck Duck Go to find the instructions.
Our web server receives and stores standard traffic logs. Garlic Delight has Google Analytics and Clicky turned on.
We may use anonymized analytics to figure out what content is most popular and produce more of it.
We may use information from the Analytics packages to send you newsletters and the goodies you signed up for.
When user ratings are enabled 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
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.
The recipe card plugin, WP Recipe Maker, stores cookies for 30 days. User-submitted data is stored indefinitely in the local database.
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.
California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing using the contact information provided below.
If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have provided your personal information with this site, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on theis site. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include sufficient detail about the public post(s) and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems, nor can we guarantee any cached or archived version of the site will remove such data.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.