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Privacy Policy

Who we are?

MakerlandFoodie is a food blog that shares fresh and healthy delicious recipes. MakerlandFoodie draws food inspiration from all around the world. Nathi is the face behind the blog. He is a recipe developer, food blogger, photographer, and publisher of MakerlandFoodie.

Our website address is: https://makerlandfoodie.com.

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

We use the WP Contact Form plugin to manage contact form submissions. The information is sent as email messages that only a select few are allowed to access. The information is also stored in the database on our hosting server for backup and later reference purposes. The data that is provided by the user is never reused for other purposes other than a reply.

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.

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.

Who we share your data with?

We don’t share your personal information with third parties. Only aggregated, anonymized data is periodically transmitted to external services to help us improve the Contently Website and service. We currently use Google Analytics (traffic analysis, SEO optimization), Convertkit (mailing list management)

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.

Log files

Like many other websites, makerlandfoodie.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, the type of web browser used, the Internet Service Provider (ISP) used, a date/time stamp of the visit(s), the referring/exit pages, and the length of the visit in order to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movement around the site, and gather demographic information, to be used in adapting the content of the site to better suit the visitors. IP addresses and other such gathered information is not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure,we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies?

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.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our 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 you 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 us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Google analytics

Like many other web sites, makerlandfoodie.com uses Google Analytics for web data analysis.  This includes Google’s Interest-based advertising or 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender, and interests) with Google Analytics.

Double dart cookie

  • Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on makerlandfoodie.com
  • Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve targeted ads to users based on their visit to makerlandfoodie.com and other related websites.
  • Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network Privacy Policy.

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include but are not limited to:

  • Google AdSense
  • Amazon
  • Gourmet Ads
  • Ezoic Ads
  • Mediavine

These third-party ad servers or ad networks send the advertisements and links that appear on makerlandfoodie.com directly to your browser. The advertising partners automatically receive your IP address when serving an ad to you. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript or Web Beacons) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that is served to you.

www.makerlandfoodie.com uses Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using Google’s Ad Settings page. Users can completely block Google Analytics tracking using Google’s Analytics Opt-out browser add-on.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices, as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices if so desired. makerlandfoodie.com’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, advertising partners or websites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes

if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us. 

We will not sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.


Photo use policy

You are free to use one or two images from any post on makerlandfoodie.com for website purposes to promote our content (such as in a recipe roundup) as long as you provide a link back to the original post for the recipe.  Please provide photo credit to “MakerlandFoodie”. Please note that any content you utilize from our website is still owned by Makerlandfoodie.

All other uses are not allowed. Please contact us at the email listed above for licensing inquiries.