Fooddoodles.com is a personal blog written and edited solely by me, Erin D. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.
I may accept cash advertising, sponsorships, free products or services, and other forms of compensation.
The compensation received may have an influence on the content of this blog. Whenever it does so, the advertising space or post in question will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. Please note that I will only endorse products or services which I believe are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question!
Some of the links on Food Doodles are affiliate links. Examples are links to the host of this website, DigitalOcean, or links to Amazon.com. If you decide to make a purchase within a certain period of time of clicking this link, I’ll earn a small commission. This commission is not paid by you but by whichever third party this link took you to! The money I earn through these affiliate links helps support this site.
I value your privacy and I am therefore committed to protecting any personal information you might have shared with me. I promise to never sell, rent or share your personal information with any third person or company and I employ reasonable security measures to protect against its loss, misuse, and alteration.
Which information is being collected?
When you visit my website, the web server software automatically collects certain information about your visit in a log. Keeping such a log is standard practice and facilitates auditing and error handling. Among others, this log contains:
- Your Internet Protocol (IP) address,
- The address of the website from which you came to my site,
- When you arrived on my website and how long you stayed for,
- The different pages you visited,
- Certain information specific to the browsing device such as operating system version, browser version, etc.
This information is only available to me, my web manager, and my web hosting company.
I use Google Analytics to aggregate this information. Google Analytics is a tool that helps me analyze how users interact with website content. In order to do so, it uses tiny text files called cookies to collect standard Internet log information (see above) and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. If you do not wish to have these cookies placed on your computer, you can disable them in the settings of your web browser.
Google Analytics does not collect any personally identifiable information about you. Please read the Google Analytics privacy document for more details.
I collect no other information about you unless you explicitly choose to provide it. The latter typically happens when you subscribe for site updates, send me an email or leave a comment, where your name, email address, and whatever other information you provide is recorded.
I will not give any personally identifiable information about you, my visitors, to anyone except when required to do so by law.
What do I do with your data?
I use the aforementioned information to better understand how you, my readers, are using this website and to subsequently improve your experience.
Occasionally, I will compile aggregate statistics about the visitors of this site. No personally identifiable information is included in this type of reporting.
Want to opt out of tracking?
Apart from the disabling of cookies mentioned above, which might affect the functionality of other websites, you can use a browser plugin to opt out of all Google Analytics tracking software.
What information may third parties collect?
Access to Food Doodles via third parties
Links from Food Doodles to third parties
You’ll occasionally find links to third party products or services on my website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, Food Doodles’s integrity is of utmost importance to me and your feedback about these sites is very welcome.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
If you have any questions regarding this policy please feel free to contact me.
This page was last updated on May 19, 2022.