Home Privacy Policy
by Alycia Louise

Welcome to A Stray Kitchen’s Privacy policy.

Below I will explain what astray kitchen, or other parties, gather from you when you use or interact with astraykitchen.com. I will explain what information is gathered, how and why we use it and who gathered it. I believe in transparency and highly value you as a reader. I will never sell or unnecessarily share your information with third parties.

Google Analytics

A Stray Kitchen uses Google Analytics to compile statistics from visitors. These statistics help us know what you guys like, what you don’t, how long you stay on a page and things like that. Google Analytics uses cookies to gather information like your IP Address, the browser you use, and your language preference (and may also track age and gender). It tracks how long you are on our site and what pages you visit. The information gathered is between A Stray Kitchen and Google Analytics and is not shared with a third party. The data gathered is retained for 14 months and then deleted. Click here for Google Analytics Privacy policy and here for Google Privacy policy.   You can opt out of google analytics by blocking it using apps like  this one.

MailChimp

A Stray Kitchen uses MailChimp to gather subscribers for its newsletters. You provide us with your name and e-mail address when you sign up and you must confirm your subscription. MailChimp stores this information for us so we may send you our newsletter. You can opt out of the newsletter at any time and your information will be removed or securely stored (see 5-F of MailChimps Privacy policy to review the retention of personal data). Opt out links are found at the bottom of all e-mails. Click here for MailChimps privacy policy.

WordPress Commenting

When you comment on A Stray Kitchen you are required to list a name and e-mail, and have the option of adding your website, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, website if included and your IP address 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 and are stored by wordpress.
If commenting using Gravatar the same information is shared to identify you, here are the privacy policies of Gravatar.

 Akismet 

Akismet is a spam blocker we use on A Stray Kitchen. You have to fill out the comment form for Akismet to gather data. There is a notification from Akismet near the commenting area  linking  to ‘learn how your comment data is processed‘  This goes over the How, What and Why data is gathered if you comment. It also has links to even more information about their privacy policy and how they handle your information. Below is a small statement from them as well.

– We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time they visitor returns. A Stray Kitchen uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies before coming to A Stray Kitchen.

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

WP Recipe Maker

This is the recipe plug in that A Stray Kitchen uses. It does not collect data unless you comment on or rate a recipe. I’ve included their statement  regarding personal data below.

Bootstrapped Ventures, the developer of WP Recipe Maker, does not have access to any of the data collected by the plugin. This is all stored in your local database and not communicated back to us. Take note of the following topics for your own privacy policy.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments-When comment ratings are enabled we store the rating a user has given to a recipe along with the personal data WordPress core stores.

Cookies -When user ratings are enabled 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.

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.

Their own manually input information-With the Recipe Submission feature personal data can be collected, depending on the fields that were added to the form. This can include the user email and name. When using the reCAPTCHA feature you will be agreeing to their terms of use and privacy policy.

How long we retain your data –Our cookies are stored for 30 days. User submitted data is stored indefinitely in the local database.

Clever Pixel

Clever is an Influencer marketing agency which A Stray Kitchen uses to connect with ideal clients to create sponsored posts.  After partnering with this agency we installed CLEVER Pixel. Here is an excerpt from the Clever Privacy  Policy.

“The CLEVER Pixel (a short string of software code) collects the IP address of each visitor to each web page that it lives on, along with a record or “time stamp” of when the visit took place. This information reveals the size of the audience reached by the Blogger Site, which is a metric our Clients rely on to measure the effectiveness of Blogger campaigns. From the IP address, we can also infer the general geographic location of the computer the Follower used to access the Blogger Site.

The CLEVER Pixel collects only non-personally identifiable information, including the Follower’s IP address, the Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) of the website visited before coming to the Blogger Site, and the type of browser used by the Follower.

Sometimes we allow a Client or a third party to “piggyback” on our pixel so that they can gather anonymous information about the Blogger’s audience using their own or third party browser cookies or web beacons. They may then use the information about Followers’ browsing behavior to learn what the Followers are interested in, and, in some cases, to subsequently show them ads that might be of interest to them, which is called targeted advertising.

We may use cookies and beacons for our own purposes, such as learning more about our Bloggers’ audiences, including their behavior after they leave Blogger Sites. The purpose of this would be to provide better services to our Clients and to measure the influence of the Bloggers.

HOW FOLLOWER INFORMATION IS USED AND SHARED

We use Followers’ non-personally identifiable information to measure the audience of our Blogger Sites and to build an understanding of that audience. We assume that each Follower is like the Blogger in many ways. We gather demographic information about each of our Bloggers during the Influencer application process in an effort to learn, indirectly, about their audience. But we prefer to have actual data.

We buy demographic data and may combine it with the data we collect ourselves through the CLEVER Pixel to build profiles of Followers or learn more about them. This may help us better determine if Followers fit into our Client’s target geographic area or demographic or interest profile.

We provide Blogger audience data to our Clients, and may share with Clients Followers’ information in the aggregate, including non-personally identifiable information about Followers’ activities after they leave Blogger Sites to show the influence of the Blogger.”

For full information please read Clever’s full Privacy Policy

Advertising – using  Gourmet Ads

Some of our advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. We may use advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the website, one of which is http://www.gourmetads.com. These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Service Provider disclaims all liability in connection therewith.

Opt Out

For information about opting out of Gourmet Ads and ad serving partners please visit https://www.gourmetads.com/about/privacy-policy

 

Last updated 12/3/18

Please also read our Terms and Conditions, and Commenting Policy.