Privacy Policy

Hello!

We take your trust very seriously. This was last updated on May 25, 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 [email protected]

We know you care about your privacy and how your information is used. Please refer to this page for terms of use.

We’re no different. Alex and I are careful about taking measures to protect our privacy and personal information. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and how we use that information to the best of my ability.

By visiting garlicdelight.com, you are sharing information with us. You’re also accepting the practices we describe in this Privacy Policy. If you have any privacy concerns, feel free to email me at [email protected]

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.

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.

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.

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 name and comment are available to the public to view.

I will sometimes email you back directly if you ask a question that warrants my response.

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.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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 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.

We use Bootstrapped Ventures’ WP Recipe Maker plugin to create the recipe cards. You can find its privacy policy here. On the recipe cards, when we store a WPRM_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.

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.

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.

Analytics

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.

Here is Google Analytic’s privacy policy. Here is the Clicky privacy policy.

We may use information from the Analytics packages to send you newsletters and the goodies you signed up for.

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.

Who we share your data with

We will never sell your personal information or email address.

We certainly refuse to put intrusive ads and spam in your face too (evidence by the lack of ads on Garlic Delight).

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

I use Anti-Spam Bee for spam detection. You can find the Plugin Kollektiv’s privacy policy, which is the organization that writes the Anti-Spam Bee plugin.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please email me.

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