The Gluten-Free Cottage found at the website http://glutenfreecottage.com is a personal food blog with the aim of providing free gluten-free recipes to interested users.
The Gluten-Free Cottage website is committed to respect and protect your privacy. In adherence with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union we hereby inform you which kind of personally identifiable data we may collect and how it may be used.
WHICH KIND OF INFORMATION WE ARE COLLECTING AND HOW IT IS USED
Information You Provide to Us
We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.
Information We Collect Automatically
When you access this website, we may automatically collect specific information about you and the device with which you access this website. For example, when you use this website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed this website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using this website, such as links clicked.
Cookies are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use log information cookies to provide you with a more personalized experience on this website. Both, session cookies (expire when you close your browser) and persistent cookies (stay on your browser until deleted) may be used.
HOW WE MAY USE YOUR INFORMATION
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To monitor and analyze trends and better understand how users respond to our new gluten-free recipes. This helps us improve our blog recipes and make them more interesting for our users and easier to use.
- To operate and maintain this website.
- To send you information about new gluten-free recipes in form of newsletters. Each newsletter promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings.
- To respond to your comments or inquiries.
- To provide you with user support.
- To improve our user experience taking into consideration their content recommendations when developing and posting new gluten-free recipes.
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
This Website uses third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
This website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States.
Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. For example, Google Analytics may collect information about the approximate location of your device from your IP address. This may allow us to calculate how many people visit our website from certain geographic regions.
MailChimp is a newsletter service that we use to send out email campaigns to our newsletter subscribers. This allows us to track, open and click on our emails. We use this information to improve the content of our newsletters.
No identifiable information is otherwise tracked outside this website except for the email address.
Wordfence is a security plugin (software program) for WordPress websites like this website. It stops websites from getting hacked and lets us know in case this website is compromised.
In order to be able to do this and make this website safe, log information data which web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, IP address, unique device identifiers, host name, browser, approximate location, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, mobile network information and information about which pages the user was visiting on this website are collected by Wordfence.
From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.
If you choose to leave a public comment on one or more of the gluten-free recipes on this website, not only your comment but also your username and date and time of your comment will be publicly visible.
CONTACT FORM INFORMATION
In case you choose to contact us using the contact form on the contact page of this website, you are required to enter your name, email address and message into the respective entry fields. This information is purely private information and no part of it may be seen publicly on this website or elsewhere.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by this website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies.
Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your internet browser, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.
RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
The European data protection law give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the
Right to Opting-Out from the Newsletter
You may at any time opt-out from receiving the New Gluten-free Cottage Newsletter by using the unsubscribing link at the bottom of the newsletter.
Right of Access to Your Personal Data
You may access any personal data we have about you by submitting an email request to [email protected].
Right to Rectification of Your Personal Data
In case you are under the impression we may store inaccurate personal data about you, please let us know your concerns right away per email ([email protected]) so that we can take immediate action and correct and or complete your personal data.
Right to Erasure of Your Personal Data (Right to be Forgotten)
In certain situations, you may request that we erase all of your personal data. To be able to do so, please submit a request to [email protected]
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL DATA
INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN
This website does not intend to collect information from children who are under 16 years old. Should you as a parent or guardian believe this website has collected and stored personally identifiable information of a child below the age of 16 in its database, please contact me at [email protected]. We will do our best to immediately remove this kind of information from our records.
Last updated: May 24th, 2018