Last Updated: April 12, 2020
About This Blog
Personal data we may collect and why we collect it
Information you voluntarily submit:
Urban Farmie might collect personal information from you such as your name and email address (for instance, through the subscription form). You may also choose to not provide any such personal information. If you have already provided it and prefer to have it removed, please email me! If you wish to opt out of email newsletters, you can do this on your own by using the unsubscribe link (though it would make me very sad!)
Automatically collected information:
Like most websites, Urban Farmie collects certain information about you and the device with which you access this website. For instance, this might include your IP address, operating system, browser and/or referring pages, any pages you viewed on Urban Farmie and the dates/times you accessed the website. We may also collect information on actions taken while you're on Urban Farmie (e.g. links clicked).
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.
You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by using the settings of your internet browser and deny setting of cookies. Additionally, set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers (for instance, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, etc.). However, if you deactivate setting of cookies, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
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 last for one year. If you leave a comment on this Website, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly.
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.
If you have left comments on this Website, 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.
How that data is used
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
- To operate and maintain the Website;
- To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
- To respond to your comments or inquiries;
- To provide you with user support;
- To track and measure advertising on the Website;
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
Third party usage of information
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information. Additionally, we 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 third-party service providers used by this website include:
Google Analytics – this service tracks usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on this website.
I use Google Analytics to collect traffic data. All websites which collect traffic data have the ability to monitor visitor information such as IP addresses, browser type, operating system, location, date/time of visit, and information about which areas of the site are visited. The data is anonymous and does not personally identify you. It is used solely for improving the user experience of our audience as a whole.
In compliance with the GDPR, Google Analytics does not store your full IP address. Instead, a portion is reset to zeros - so, it cannot be used to identify you. If you want to opt out of Google Analytics, you can do so by following this guide: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
On Urban Farmie, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
Your rights related to 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 [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list.
In compliance with the GDPR, we will erase all data on our side upon request. For any data that resides on your computer, such as cookies or push notification opt-in, you would need to remove it yourself.
Access or Amend or Forget: You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected]
Please note, we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
Sensitive Personal 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 this website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at [email protected] and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Urban Farmie does not make any warranties of any kind.
The Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Urban Farmie disclaims all warranties, express and implied, including but not limited to fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, availability, or security.
We make a reasonable effort to provide accurate information, but cannot warrant that any information provided is accurate, complete, reliable, or current. We provide no warranty or assume no liability for any information on the Website.
I am not a professional chef, dietitian, medical professional, or nutritionist. My recipes and accompanying nutrition information are meant as a guideline only - please use your best judgment or consult a medical professional if you are unsure, please!
Calorie information is calculated using online nutrition calculators and existing nutrition labels, which may have errors that I am unaware of. Ingredients themselves and products from brand-to-brand vary, so please use your best judgment (and/or consult a nutritionist).
Urban Farmie (and Shruthi Baskaran) owns the rights to the recipe photo content and all other content on this blog. All recipe photography on this site is our own unless otherwise indicated with a source link. Please do not republish any recipe or post without our permission. If you want to use one of our photos with a link back for a roundup style post, that’s fine. Contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions!
This Website will occasionally be compensated by brands or companies to feature their products in blog posts. This relationship will always be disclosed within the blog post. We only work with brands that we feel are a good fit for this blog and only promote products that we believe in. Some sponsored posts may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in the post and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns.
Links to Other Websites
This website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.