Rad Foodie, LLC Privacy Notice, Privacy Policies and Disclosures
Last updated September 27, 2022
Rad Foodie, LLC (“Rad Foodie “we,” “us,” etc.) is a company that provides resources to people interested in health, well-being and eating delicious food.
Through the company blog on the web, found at https://radfoodie.com/ (the “Website”), we offer whole food recipes that we hope will appeal to everyone. Our recipes are designed for those following special diets, such as low-FODMAP, keto and AIP. Contents of the Website are based entirely on personal opinions, and is our own in its entirety – unless expressly stated otherwise. We will always disclose content that is not our own, and our relationship with brands or other sites we write about in compliance with FTC laws.
Copyright and Content Attribution
The Website content and recipes are public information. However, all information including images, text, recipes, etc. are copyrighted as of the date they are first published. Unauthorized use or duplication of any information from this sight without express written permission is strictly prohibited.
You may link to content from this Website on your site as long as you provide Attribution by providing a direct link back to the original content on Radfoodie.com. Content may not be reproduced, and questions can be directed to [email protected] to clarify copyright requirements and Website policies.
We may receive compensation for creating recipes or for reviewing a product. We will always disclose this fact, and our writing or opinions will not be influenced by compensation received. We will only create recipes we believe in, and will give an honest opinion about products we review.
When it comes to handling your personal information, we want to assure you that it’s being handled in a responsible way.
When you visit our Website to search for recipes, read articles about food and health, or sign up for our newsletters, you will share your personal information in various ways. Sometimes we collect it directly from you on a voluntary basis. Other times, we use technology to automatically collect certain personal information. Either way, you can be confident that we will handle your personal information lawfully with an eye toward protecting your rights. We also want to give you the necessary tools and options to manage your personal information as you see fit.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
Rad Foodie is the sole owner of the information collected on this Website. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or another direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
How we collect personal information
We may collect personal information from you directly or indirectly. When you fill out a form on our Website (to sign up for our newsletter, for example), you provide personal information directly to us. Other times, personal information is collected automatically as you use our Website. In addition, we also may receive personal information from third parties, such as social media sites, with whom we work.
We collect personal information when you provide it
When you subscribe to our newsletter, you will provide personal information that includes your name and email address. This is information that on subsequent visits helps us confirm your identity and makes it easier to use our services.
Comments and Contact Forms
When you visit our Website and leave comments on the Website, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Other visitors to the website could download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Cookies are used on this Website. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on an individual’s computer and downloaded to the computer or mobile device when a person visits a website. Cookies then send information back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that same cookie. Cookies can also enable us to identify you when you visit our site, remember your preferences, help us personalize our Website for you by allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, and analyze performance of the Website to enhance your experience. Usage of a cookie is not linked to any personally identifiable information. If you leave a comment on our Website 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 we provide the ability to create an account, and you have one, and you log in to this Website, 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. We use different types of cookies on our Website:
Performance and Functional Cookies. Performance and functional cookies allow us to count visits and sources of traffic on our Website and app so we can measure and improve their performance and functionality. They help us know which pages of our Website are most and least popular and how visitors move around the Website.
Social Media Cookies. These cookies allow you to share information using social media sharing buttons (such as the Facebook “Like”) on social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter. This information may be used by the social media network to deliver targeted advertising to you.
Also note that certain cookies are necessary for our Website to function properly. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of our Website will not work if you block them. These cookies do not store any information that identifies you directly, but are based on identifying your browser and internet device.
Affiliate Program Participation
This Website may engage in affiliate marketing programs. These marketing programs embed a tracking link into the Website. We are currently affiliated with Amazon.com, Inc. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases without additional expense to you. When you click on a link on our Website linking to a product on Amazon, or another affiliate marketing program we may participate in, a cookie is placed on your browser to track sales of the linked item which will earn a commission to this Website. See Amazon’s Policies, Terms and Conditions for more information on their Policies. We are also affiliated with Instacart Tastemakers which allows you to shop for ingredients based on our recipes. You must select ingredients based on the recipe and their availability – Instacart may not auto-select the same ingredients recommended in the recipe card. Please see Instacart’s Terms and Conditions for review of their Policies.
If you subscribe to our newsletter, it may be used for advertising purposes. Our newsletter may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in the email which helps us see when and if the email was opened. This allows us to create better newsletters in the future.
Embedded content from other websites and Third Party Sources
We may collect personal information about you from third parties, such as WordPress and MailChimp. We also may collect personal information from online social networks if you take part in a public conversation, for example, on Facebook. We may collect personal information when you click “Share This” or “Like” buttons or otherwise use social media buttons or plug-ins.
The Website contains links to third party sites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. When you leave this Website via a third party link, please read the privacy statements provided by the Third Party site. Articles on this Website 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.
We collect personal information using automated technologies
Sometimes personal information is collected by automated technologies and shared with us when visitors navigate through our Website. We may track your browsing actions and log your IP address.
Other automated collection technologies – such as cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts – are used by us to analyze trends, administer the Website, and track users’ movements around the Website.
We will not knowingly collect information from anyone younger than 16 years
Our Website, and services are not intended for use by anyone younger than 16 years old, and we will never knowingly collect personal information from anyone that young. If we become aware that personal information of anyone younger than 16 has been provided to us, for any purpose, we will delete the information from our files.
Sensitive Personal Information
Some browsers offer a “Do Not Track” privacy preference. Generally, when a user turns on the Do Not Track Signal, their browser sends a message to websites requesting that the user not be tracked. Our Website currently does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals.
How we use personal information
We know your personal information is important to you, so we want to be transparent about our use of that information. As mentioned above, we use personal information primarily to send new posts and/or newsletters to Website visitors who have signed up to receive them. We also collect and use this information to provide easier, quicker access to our Website and secure the information you have provided. As users navigate through the Website, their movements will be tracked and analyzed. We use this information to improve user experiences on our Website and to deliver more relevant content. We also use personal information:
- To send marketing communications through email.
- To respond to support requests.
- To provide access to and maintain the security and integrity of the Website.
- To provide updates regarding the Website and marketing information, such as special promotions or surveys, etc.
- To comply with legal and regulatory requirements applicable to our business and internal policies for maintaining records.
- To protect all parties in the event of disputes.
- For any other legal, business, or marketing purposes that comply with the practices described in this Notice.
When we share personal information
Once your personal information is collected, as detailed above, we may share it with third parties for various reasons. We use Google Analytics and Google Search Console to study how users interact with our Website and keep it up and running. This allows us to see what areas of our Website are most engaging and provide relevant and useful information to our visitors. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is used or captured by Google Analytics.
This list may occasionally be updated from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
If you make a public post, other users may see it
We recommend you review the privacy policies of any third-party sites you visit to understand the data collection and practices of that third party.
We may occasionally use anonymous collections of data, that doesn’t identify you, or combined with data from other parties such as analytics data collected from cookies. This data may be provided to other parties for use in marketing or advertising or other uses.
We may share feedback you provide to us
We want to hear how we’re doing. If you have suggestions for improving our services, ideas for articles about food, or expanding our menu of recipes, we want those as well. Please be aware that any feedback relating to our services on our Website or social media channels may be publicly shared.
Eventual successors may access information
We need to comply with legal requirements
Except as required by law, we will not sell, distribute or share your email address or other personal information without your consent. Some lawful circumstances where we may disclose personal information to government authorities or other third parties include when:
- You have given us permission to share your information.
- We are required to do so by law, or in response to a subpoena or court order.
- We believe in our sole discretion that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect against fraud, or to protect our property or other rights or those of other users of the Website, third parties, or the public at large.
How we secure personal information
We have implemented industry-accepted administrative, physical, and technology-based security measures to protect against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, and alteration of personal information in our systems.
While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, no method of transmission over the Internet or form of electronic storage is 100 percent secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. You accept that Rad Foodie is not responsible if your information is taken from this Website without our knowledge or permission and you hereby release Rad Foodie from any and all claims related to any intercepted or unauthorized use of your information.
Questions or concerns about security or privacy protocols
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
We understand that you want to protect and control your personal information. This section details how you may review, update, correct, or delete 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.
Viewing or updating your personal information
You may update your name, contact information and email preferences at any time by selecting those options on notifications you receive from us or by sending a request directly to [email protected]
Opting out of promotional emails
If you do not wish to receive promotional e-mails from us, you may follow the unsubscribe process at the bottom of the promotional e-mail you received or by emailing us at [email protected]. Please keep in mind that you still may receive transactional e-mails from us (such as e-mails related to the completion of your registration, correction of user data, , reminder e-mails you have requested, and other similar communications) that may be necessary for us to make the Website available to you or respond to your inquiries and support requests.
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California Consumer Rights
Identity verification requirement
The law requires us to verify that any request submitted was made by someone with the legal right to access the information. Therefore, before accessing or divulging any information pursuant to a data access request, we may request that you provide us with additional information so we can verify your identity and legal authority, particularly when the information provided with the request is insufficient to confirm legal authority and/or identity.
To make a request, please contact us at [email protected] with “Personal Information Request” in the subject line and provide full details about your request, including your contact information and anything you believe is relevant. We will provide a response to an access request within the timeframes required by law. If we cannot substantively respond in a timely manner, we will notify you and provide the reason for the delay.
Under certain circumstances, we may not fulfill your request, such as when doing so would interfere with our regulatory or legal obligations, when we cannot verify your identity, if your request involves disproportionate cost or effort, or when the law allows us to retain that information. But we will respond to your request within a reasonable time, as required by law, and provide an explanation.
If you have questions about the way we handle personal information, please reach out via the contact page on this Website, or email us directly at [email protected]