Privacy Policy

by Rachna

Who are we?

Rachna cooks is a cooking, health, fitness and recipe blog maintained and created by Rachna Parmar.

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

What personal data we collect and why we collect it?

To make your browsing experience seamless and better, this blog does collect some user information. This website uses the following third-party plugins:

Jetpack, Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Akismet, Anti-Spam, Ad Inserter, Easy Recipe, Shareaholic, SumoMe, Redirection, Yoast SEO, WP Smush, WPtouch Mobile Plugin, Wpdevart Facebook comments, Redirection

Comments

Comments are the lifeline of any blog as it is for this blog. Any user information collected through comments is only used for engagement with the users and not disclosed on any other platforms.

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.

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 is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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

User information collected through contact form is only used to interact with the users and not disclosed on any other platforms.

When visitors submit the contact form on the site we collect the data shown in the contact form and also the visitor’s IP address.

Cookies

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.

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

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to measure traffic on our website. Google has their own Privacy Policy which you can review here. If you’d like to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.

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

We never share your data with anyone. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service because we hate spam as I am sure do you.

Last Word

In short, this blog (Rachna cooks) does not share your data with any third-party organization. We only store data through cookies to make your browsing experience more comfortable. You can choose to turn off these cookies through your browser settings.

Rachna cooks is committed to safeguarding your privacy. In case you have any other questions, please feel free to write to me at rachna.parmar@gmail.com

We reserve the right to make change to this Privacy Policy. Last modification was made on May 23, 2018.