Effective from 25th May 2018
Who we are
Natalie l The Genetic Chef
P.O. Box 345
Our website address is: http://www.thegeneticchef.com.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Genetic Chef is an Amazon affiliate. 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:
Pinterest “Pin It” Button
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to promptly remove such information from our records.
The Genetic Chef www.thegeneticchef.com
P.O. Box 345