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Policies & Disclosures

Here you will find the policies and disclosures for Eating Gluten and Dairy Free. If you have any questions about this information or need to have something clarified, please reach out to me with questions on the contact page. 

Who I am

My website address is: https://eatingglutenanddairyfree.com. It is a personal blog run by myself, Jill. You can find out more about me on the about Jill page. 

Copyright Statement:

I love that you want to share the content on Eating Gluten and Dairy Free. Please remember that all images and text on the site are property of Eating Gluten and Dairy Free. If you would like to, you may use one or two photos from the site provided that a link back to my original post is provided. Please don’t remove any watermarks, crop the images or edit any of them without getting my written permission first. I may offer some free printables or other free incentives that should be used for personal use only. If you download them or receive access to them, this only allows you to use them for personal use, you may not resell them as your own or share them as if they are something that you developed or created on your own. You may pin my images and pages to Pinterest as often and as much as you would like. I greatly appreciate you sharing the content from my blog through this avenue. You may also share my content on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and any other social media platform, as long as you give credit back to Eating Gluten and Dairy Free with a link to my site or a tag to my page or account on the specific platform. Thank you very much!

Comment Policy:

When visitors leave comments on the site I 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 anonymized 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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you are going to comment on a post, please be nice and do so with integrity and kindness. Please do not post mean or hateful comments towards other commenters or myself. If you have a difference in opinion please state it kindly.  Please respect one another, as we all want to share our recipes and experiences in a kind and respectful environment. Things may taste differently to you, everyone has their own opinion with any recipe, so please be tactful, kind and helpful with your comments. 

Disclosure Policy:

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by myself or those I feel can keep my writing tone and style. Some of the content may end up being used to promote products, services or other businesses. I may be compensated for reviewing them or sharing links to them throughout my posts or elsewhere on my site. I will only provide my opinion and my opinion only. I only choose to discuss products or services that we have personally used and have loved or would personally use in the future. Any compensation received will not influence my review or recommendation of the product. Mentions of some products or businesses may not always be listed as an affiliate post in every reference. Most importantly, I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for myself to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Linking to products, recipes or ingredients, etc. from Amazon will be done through the use of these affiliate links, if you use them, you will be buying a product at no extra cost to you. 

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely that of my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. 

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Privacy Policy:

Eating Gluten and Dairy Free is committed to safeguarding your privacy. If you have any questions about any of these practices, feel free to contact me. 
By using this site, my recipes or/and my services, you will be consenting to the Processing of your Personal Data (any information that relates to you as a person) as described in this Privacy Policy below. As always, your data will not be shared with anyone- this is stated clearly to be GDPR compliant. 

My Intentions to Use Your Information:

I will be occasionally sending out newsletters and offers to your email if you voluntarily provide it for the list. You have always have, and will continue to always have the right to unsubscribe from the email list at your convenience by clicking the unsubscribe button included in every email.

How I plan to protect your data and personal information:

–  All processing done by Eating Gluten and Dairy Free or any of our associated third parties will be lawful, fair and transparent. Your rights will always be kept in mind. If you’d like to know how your information is processed, I would be happy to share with you upon request.
–  Any data gathered and processed is done with the most minimal data possibly needed for the purpose of collection. It will not be shared any longer than necessary. It will be deleted when appropriate and any time you request it to be.

What data of yours will I be collecting: 

–  Any information you voluntarily provide me with:
 This information you provide me with may be your e-mail address, name, billing info, etc. This information is collected to ensure that I can properly send you the newsletter, offers and any products you may buy from me or any information I may beed to make your experience with Eating Gluten and Dairy Free the best it can be.

–  Any information automatically collected about you:

This information may include any information this is stored by the use of cookies and other session tools. This kind of information may be your IP address, your shopping cart or any other information that cookies may collect. This information is used by us to improve the customers experience and learn more about our audience and how we can better serve you. When you look through Eating Gluten and Dairy Free’s website and possibly buy an of the products, click on any of the links in the blog, cookies or tracking tools may be used by myself, affiliates or other third party affiliates or partners. 

– Any information that our third party partners may gather: We have a few third party partners who may gather some of the information you voluntarily provide with us and some information that may be automatically collected from you. We will make sure that they only gather what is necessary and legal for them to have, nothing more. 

–  Media:

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

–  Contact Forms:

I may use contact forms to collect information from you to better learn what m needs. I may use contact forms if you want to reach out to me regarding a post, a recipe or anything else. The contact form builder may collect information about yourself that you input in the form fields to send to me. It may also collect IP addresses or other information. 

A current list of third parties that may use your information (subject to change at any time): 

Email: We use Mailerlite as our email service provider. You can see their Privacy Policy at any time.
 
Analytics: We use Google Analytics to gather information and performance about our posts, products, affiliate links, other information and all of the Eating Gluten and Dairy Free’s website. You can always see their Privacy Policy. If you would like to opt-out of tracking by Google Analytics, please visit their Opt-Out page.
 
Advertising: Currently, at the time this policy and disclosure page was written, I am not partnering with any network ad company. However, my goal is to qualify and partner with Mediavine Publishing Network as my advertising company. Should I qualify and start partnering with Mediavine or a likewise network ad company, you may see ads throughout the posts sharing relative information or brands that you may be interested in. I will attempt to update this section of this policy when this partnership starts, but, should it not be updated immediately, know that they could be a partner (or a similar network ad company) of Eating Gluten and Dairy Free. 
 
Comments: When you make a comment on the website, you may voluntarily enter your email address, name and/or website. This information will be seen by anybody that reads the comments of the website. If you don’t feel comfortable sharing this information, you can always use an Alias.
 
Paypal: I don’t currently collect payment for services, but, should this change, PayPal may be a form that I use for my payment collection service for my services or products. Any information you supply for your payment may be stored by PayPal or Eating Gluten and Dairy Free for our sales records.
 
Affiliates: Affiliate companies may track clicks from our website to theirs when you use an affiliate link we provide. This is part of being an affiliate for companies. We use many affiliate links on this site. Some affiliate companies/ networks we use are : ShareASale, Amazon Associates, etc. This list may change at any point in time. I make sure to only use affiliate programs/networks that will use your minimal needed information and will protect your data the same way I do.
Cookies:
As mentioned previously, a cookie is a small text file that is stored on the computer. They store information that is used to help website administers. You have the right to control your cookies use on your browser. Choosing to disable cookies on your browser may change your experience and certain available functions on Eating Gluten and Dairy Free. There are multiple kinds of cookies I may use, such as necessary cookies, functionality cookies, analytical cookies and advertising cookies. To learn more about these different types of cookies and how you can control some of them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org . You may also check out any other cookies websites you may find necessary on Google.

More information about using cookies on Eating Gluten and Dairy Free: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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, I may set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, I may also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

More information regarding cookies and how they may be used on my website, may be found later throughout this policy and disclosure page. 

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

Other helpful information: 

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.

Personal Data Security: 

I will always do my best to use the most safe protocols for communicating, transferring or storing your data. I am always doing the best I can for site security, such as using an https certificate and running security checks daily and weekly. I will always do my best to keep any and all data secure. If for any reason, I feel that a breach of security or an attack for any of your data has happened, I will notify you and take appropriate measures on notifying the appropriate authorities.

Children:

I do not intend to collect or knowingly collect any information from children. The target audience of this website is 18 years and older.

Changes:

Changes to this Privacy Policy can be made at any time. It was last updated on 8/21/19 to make sure that everything is up to date and that we are GDPR Compliant for any of our EU visitors.