Updated: September 10, 2021
Welcome to Home-Cooked-Meals.com!
This is a recipe sharing site.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site 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. We share your information temporarily with a company named CleanTalk to verify that your information is not listed among the roles of spammers. They delete all data within a few days.
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.
By uploading images, you are giving us the right to use those images on the site and in any promotional material for the site. We will use the name that you provide in association with your recipe.
Contact Forms and Recipe Submissions
Anything that you submit to the website will be checked as noted above for spam. This information is then sent to us via email.
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, we will 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, we will 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.
You have the option to control which cookies you accept.
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.
Who we share your data with
Your information is shared with our anti-spam provider, Cleantalk and with Gravatar. Both companies are GDPR compliant.
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.
Recipes are stored on the site and shared publicly. These recipes are not editable by users.
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.
If you wish to have your recipe removed, please contact us using the contact form and the email address associated with the original recipe and we will remove it.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
You can email us through the contact form at any point if you have a question regarding how we manage your private data.
How we protect your data
Our site uses SSL and aggressive security software to maintain the security of our site and your data.