Disclosure and Privacy Policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIVACY POLICY (THE SPELT KITCHEN)

 

Who are we?

The Spelt Kitchen is run by Tracy Morgan and is a blog for creating and sharing recipes. 

Our website address is: https://www.thespeltkitchen.com

 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

 

  • Subscribing to receive emails from The Spelt Kitchen

The Spelt Kitchen retains names and email addresses via secure opt-in services provided by Mailerlite, when people sign up to receive new recipes (subscribe to emails). The information is automatically transferred over to Mailerlite’s email services. For more information, please read Mailerlite’s privacy policy.

The information is not used for anything else, nor is it handed over to third parties (unless legally required to do so by law). Anyone who subscribes to the mailing list can unsubscribe at any time by simply clicking the unsubscribe button in the emails sent.

  • Comments

When visitors leave comments on The Spelt Kitchen, 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 anonymised 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.

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.

 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

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.

 

The rights you have over your data

If you 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.

 

Cookies

  • What are cookies?
  • How do we use cookies?
  • Manage cookie preferences

You can change your cookie preferences any time by clicking the blue button at the bottom of every page (privacy and cookie settings). This will let you revisit the cookie consent banner and change your preferences or withdraw your consent right away.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. Listed below are the links to the support documents on how to manage and delete cookies from the major web browsers:

 

Analytics

The Spelt Kitchen uses analytics to determine visitor’s behaviour while visiting the blog (views, clicks, etc). We use:

  • Google Analytics

We use to Google Analytics to gather data. However, if you would rather Google didn’t track or use your data, you can opt out.

  • Clicky

In addition, I use Clicky to analyse the visitors to my site. I have set the privacy settings as per EEU guidelines. Clicky’s default setup will not log any “Personal Data”, as the default setup will apply our visitor privacy feature to all of your website visitors. This means anonymized IP addresses, no tracking cookies and a service-wide opt out system. Please read their privacy policy for more information.

 

Third parties we receive data from

 

  • Adsense

The Spelt Kitchen uses Google AdSense adverts on the site. Google uses cookies to help serve the ads it displays on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying Google ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you  based on your visit to our site and/or other sites on the Internet.

When users visit a Google partner’s website, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. You may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

 

 

DISCLOSURE

Although my number one reason for starting The Spelt Kitchen was to bake and share my recipes, we now receive a small revenue from the blog. Honesty and integrity are important to us, and because of this, we will always be completely transparent in disclosing where and how we make money through The Spelt Kitchen.

  • Sponsored Posts

These are posts that have been paid for by a “sponsor”. They will include a link to a product (an advert, if you like) and this will be disclosed at the beginning and end of the post.

  • Review Posts

These are where we’ve received a product free of charge for the purpose of an honest review. This will be disclosed at the beginning and end of the post.

  • Adsense

We run ads through Google AdSense. These adverts are located on the sidebar bar, at the beginning and end of each post, and at the bottom of the page. When clicked, the reader is redirected to the site of the advertiser. We will receive a small revenue when this happens. If you have any questions about the ads we have on the blog, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • Amazon Associates

The Spelt Kitchen is a participant in the [Amazon Services LLC Associates] Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.  As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

As part of this Amazon Associates program, The Spelt Kitchen will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

These affiliate links do not increase the final prices of the actual product or services that you purchased. Here at The Spelt Kitchen, we only link products and services that are trustworthy and believe can bring benefit to you. We greatly appreciate it when you choose to use our links to buy products and we aim to be upfront about the products we receive compensation for.

 

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 1st June 2024.

 

If you have any questions about any of the above, please feel free to contact us directly at:  thespeltkitchen@gmail.com