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Rights, Policy and Privacy

WHO WE ARE

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

RIGHTS

The recipes, text and photos here on Letty’s Kitchen, found at https://www.lettyskitchen.com/ (“Website”), are the property of Letty Flatt.

Please respect the effort and energy it took to develop, write, and photograph the recipe and other information on this Website. We ask that you create a link to the original page, recipe, or photo, crediting Letty’s Kitchen. Especially do not copy and post verbatim. Share with care.

For questions about Copyright and Privacy Policies please contact us at letty@lettyskitchen.com.

PRIVACY POLICY

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. This Privacy Policy only applies to Letty’s Kitchen, found at https://www.lettyskitchen.com/ (“Website”).

COMMENTS

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. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. (See Plugin section below.)

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture would be visible to the public in the context of your comment.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?

Information you voluntarily submit to the Website: When you subscribe our Website, we may collect personal information from you such as your email address. You might also voluntarily submit information by leaving a comment, subscribing to our newsletter, or by submitting a contact form.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information–your email is for our list only, used to send new posts and email newsletters. We never share or sell your name or email to anyone, ever. 

Information we collect from others: We may receive information about you from other sources. You might link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile. If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.

Automatically-collected information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device you use to access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

Cookies: Cookies are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may collect data using cookies. To provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website, we may use session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, as well as persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted. You may clear your cookings and browsing date and block cookies on your computer through privacy preferences on your browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer.)

*** If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us at letty@lettyskitchen.com.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED

We might use the information collected in the following ways:
1.) To operate and maintain the Website.
2.) To send you newsletters or promotional information. Each email will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings.
3.) To send you communications such as confirmation emails, security alerts, technical notices, updates on policies, or other administrative emails.
4.) To respond to your comments or inquiries.
5.) To provide you with user support.
6.) To track and measure advertising on the Website.
7.) To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your information with third parties, but only when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

The Website may use 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.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics: This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites, for example Pinterest. Google Analytics also tracks user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

ANONYMOUS DATA

Occasionally, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

COOKIES

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, to record user-specific information on what pages users visit, to ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, to customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends.

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 visit our login page, 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.

EMBEDDED LINKS

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.

Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described above.
As stated above, you may, at any time, block the setting of cookies on your computer by the Website, through privacy preferences on your internet browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer.) Also, you may delete already set cookies at any time via your internet browser or other software programs. However, if you deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

PLUGINS

This Website uses “Plugins” to help the website function smoothly.

Recipe Plugin:

Bootstrapped Ventures, the developer of WP Recipe Maker, does not have access to any of the data collected by the plugin. This is all stored in your local database and not communicated back to us. Take note of the following topics for your own privacy policy.

  • What personal data WP Recipe Maker collects and why they collect it:

Comments

When comment ratings are enabled they store the rating a user has given to a recipe along with the personal data WordPress core stores.

Cookies

When user ratings are enabled they store a WPRM_User_Voted_%recipe% cookie (with %recipe% the ID of the recipe) that contains the rating this user has given to a particular recipe. This cookie is used as (one of the) measures to prevent rating spam.

IP Address

When user ratings are enabled they store the IP address upon voting. This is used as (one of the) measures to prevent rating spam.

Your own manually input information

With the Recipe Submission feature, personal data can be collected, depending on the fields that were added to the form. This can include the user email and name. When using the reCAPTCHA feature you will be agreeing to their terms of use and privacy policy.

How long they retain your data

Bootstrapped Ventures (Recipe plugin) stores cookies for 30 days. User submitted data is stored indefinitely in the local database.

Akismet Anti-Spam Plugin:

This Website uses Akismet anti-spam service. Akismet plugin collects information about visitors who comment on Website. The information can include the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

ADVERTISING

Display Ads:
We use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements on the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.
Retargeting Ads:
Occasionally, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Affiliate Program Participation:
The Website participates in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of assigning commissions.

Letty’s Kitchen is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed as a way for sites to earn advertising fees. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website posts customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website.

Letty’s Kitchen also participates in affiliate advertising with Share a Sale (Sun Basket), CJ Affiliate (Green Chef), and Avantlink (Blendtec).

Newsletters
On the Website you may subscribe to emails and our newsletters, which may be used for advertising purposes. All emails and newsletters sent by the Website may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. These tracking pixels allow us to see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. This allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to your interests. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Opt-out: You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at letty@lettyskitchen.com to be removed from our mailing list.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION

You should never submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at letty@lettyskitchen.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For questions related to this Privacy Policy, please contact us at letty@lettyskitchen.com.