Effective from 25th May 2018
Who we are
Natalie l The Genetic Chef
P.O. Box 345
Hathorne, MA 01937
Our website address is: http://www.thegeneticchef.com.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Genetic Chef is an Amazon affiliate. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. If you click through to Amazon from my website, I get a small commission at no cost to you which helps me keep this site going. Thank you for your support!
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
The Genetic Chef uses limited personal data such as name, email address, and cookies. This data is necessary and mandatory for running our website (see details below).
We collect this data to:
- Optimize your experience with thegeneticchef.com
- Send newsletters and emails
- Reply to any comments or questions that were entered by you
This site was created using WordPress which is open source software used to create this website and blog. You can find their policy here.
By default WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users.
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.
In layman's terms - What are cookies? Every time you visit a website, a little text file or data file is downloaded onto your computer. If you visit that site again, it knows you’ve been there before and tailors your experience based on your past experience.
For example, when you log in to amazon and search for blenders, that information gets stored. The next time you visit amazon, you’ll notice it has a recently viewed items on the page and you might see the blenders you looked at before. Same thing goes for if you are looking for a certain dog food. Next time you go onto a site, you’ll see ads for dog food pop up. You can delete cookies if you go to your browser and search on how to delete cookies. If you turn cookies off, you’ll notice some sites won’t function properly. The cookie isn’t there to hurt you, it was developed to make your experience better.
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.
Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to thegeneticchef.com.
Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting aboutads.info
Thegeneticchef.com uses Google Analytics to optimize our website. Cookies are used by Google Analytics which tracks, measures, collects, and analyzes web data. It’s used to optimize web usage to improve the user’s experience. Your IP address (location) is anonymized. All data collected is purged by Google Analytics every 14 months. You can read their policy here.
Who we share your data with
We use the following third party providers with whom we share site data:
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing 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.
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 All About 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. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
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 National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
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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.
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. Please contact us immediately at email@example.com and we will do our best to promptly remove such information from our records.
The Genetic Chef www.thegeneticchef.com
P.O. Box 345