Who we are
Our website address is: https://crinkledcookbook.com. We are committed to following all applicable privacy-related laws. The Crinkled Cookbook is a personal food blog written and edited by Melinda Keckler.
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 welcome diverse opinions and comments on crinkledcookbook.com, but do not allow personal attacks in the comments and will delete anything we deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments on the site. Any links to commercial sites in the comments or the URL field, unless related to the post, will be edited or deleted as well.
We use Akismet to help prevent spam and to allow us to filter comments. Akismet may capture some personal information during this process. Although your information is used on our behalf by Akismet, Akismet does not share your personal information with any other third parties.
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.
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 (i.e. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
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.
We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, or enter a promotion. We will use your email address for the purposes for which you provided it to us, and also from time to time to send you emails regarding the Site or other products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email.
We will not share your email address with any third parties. Ever.
In addition, we may ask you to create a user profile, which would allow you to create a username and password. We will store the username, but your password will not be visible in our records.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. In the event that this website is sold or inherited in the future all personal information currently available to the Website will automatically be transferred to the new owner.
Sensitive Personal Information
At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to this 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 Privacy.
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that we have personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records. Contact melindakeckler @ gmail.com. (Remove spaces to email.)
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Third Party Services
WP Recipe Maker Plug-In: Bootstrapped Ventures, the developer of WP Recipe Maker, does not have access to any of the data collected by the plugin. Comment ratings are enabled and we store the rating a user has given to a recipe along with the personal data WordPress core stores. When user ratings are enabled we 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. When user ratings are enabled we store the IP address upon voting. This is used as another of the measures to prevent rating spam. WP Recipe maker cookies are stored for 30 days.
MailChimp: This websites email an subscription service. The name and email address you use to sign up to receive email is stored for the purpose of sending future emails. 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.
Google Analytics: this service is used to track the usage of this website and provides information such as pageviews, referring websites, and time spent on the site. No personal information is collected.
The Crinkled Cookbook LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites like this one to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, we will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.
We make a small commission when you click and shop. Your cost is the same and Melinda only links to and recommends things or ingredients that she uses or enjoys.
Melinda has personally made all of the recipes found on this website. She is not a nutritionist, health expert or a registered dietitian. She cannot guarantee your results and nothing presented here is nutritional advice. The reader assumes full responsibility for consulting a qualified health professional regarding health conditions or concerns, and before starting a new health program or diet.
Nutritional information on each recipe is estimated using a food database. The information is offered only as a guideline for informational purposes.
Melinda Keckler and Crinkled Cookbook LLC are not responsible for any adverse reactions, effects, or consequences resulting from the use of any suggestions or recipes found here.
Trust with readers is very important and we will only feature recipes here that Melinda has made and truly enjoyed. For questions about this website please contact crinkledcookbook @ gmail.com. (Remove spaces to email.)
This policy applies to all visitors and users of the website.
Last updated, April 2021.