Privacy Policy

Privacy is extremely important to us, from both a personal and business perspective. We don't like when companies snoop on our Personally Identifiable Information (PII) without our knowledge, so we've developed a comprehensive Privacy Policy for you to understand how we collect, communicate, disclose, and make use of PII on our Services.

Chefpedia is a Data Controller of your information and may collect, store, and access PII you provide us through your use of our Services with your informed consent. Consent is given when you click on any interface designed to obtain informed consent. We will only collect, store, and access the minimal amount of PII as necessary to fulfill the obligations set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Your Data

When provided, we collect the following information:

  • Registration information (first and/or last name, username, email addresses, passwords)
  • Comments in which you include personal information
  • Content you send through our Services or email
  • IP address (anonymized in some cases, which we will outline in detail below).

Data Collection

We collect data from you when you submit it through any forms on our site (registration, log-in fields, comments, content/contest submissions), and information exchanges through our Services or email.

Data Storage

We store your data for the purposes outlined below. Login data is hashed before it transmits through HTTPS and SSL encryption to our databases. Comments are viewable in plain text and publically visible on the Site, along with your name and email. When you publish comments, your full IP address will be logged to prevent malicious links and spam prevention (but is not publically viewable). When compiled for analytics purposes, the last octet (sequence) of your IP address is stripped of its identifiers (converted to a sequence of 0's, and thus anonymized) before being processed and stored with our Data Processor, Google Analytics. (Opt out). We also store some data as cookies in your local storage, which can be reviewed in our Cookie Policy below.


Before collecting PII, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected. Our collection and usage of PII is limited to fulfilling the purposes we specify and for any related purposes, unless we obtain prior, written consent of the individual concerned or as required by law enforcement. We will not use personal information to identify you, target you with personalized ads, or sell your data to third parties.

We will only use your information for the following purposes:

  • Provide optional features/access to areas of the Site
  • Provide important security notices or changes to our policies
  • Send newsletters to subscribed users
  • Record your submissions for contests and polls/surveys
  • Review aggregate usage of our Site though anonymized analytics, which is legitimate and necessary for us to provide constantly improving user experience
  • Any other uses which you provide informed consent.

Privacy Practices

Information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information is readily available to our users. Personal data is retained as long as necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes outlined in this policy. We protect personal information by using reasonable security safeguards against loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. Information we collect is encrypted through HTTPS and is accessible only with proper credentials. We will notify relevant local authorities and at-risk users of security breaches within 72 hours upon discovery.

Third Party Data Collection

Third party services you utilize to access our Services may collect data about you (including, without limitation, external services, internet service providers, our web host, web browsers, and devices). We will not sell the personal information you provide to us and will use it only according to our Privacy Policy. Chefpedia may recommend third party services or utilize them to enhance the functionality of the Service. Please review the respective privacy policies of any third party services we link to.

Our third-party partners may conduct business through:

  • Search engines and advertisements
  • Offer of products/services to us or our users
  • Social media/networks.

We do not control how third party services collect, store, or use user data. Please refer to the respective services and their terms and conditions of use and privacy policy. They may collect and store user data such as:

  • First and/or last name
  • Email address
  • Date of birth
  • Demographics
  • Any other data they may have already collected on you prior to your usage of Chefpedia

Third Party Services

  • Google Analytics
  • Discord
  • Instagram
  • Twitter

Our Promise

Chefpedia only stores or uses information you submit to us. We do not receive indentifiable, personal information from third-party services. We will make a good faith effort to only review and recommend products and services which we believe to be beneficial and safe for our users. However, third-party services are subject to change and may not be reflected in our older recommendations. Exercise due diligence and carefully research any third party services before providing information to them.

Cookie Policy

Chefpedia uses a few required cookies so that we can remember you and improve user experience. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard security information and understand user behavior. When you visit Chefpedia, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

We use the following cookies for the corresponding purposes:

  • Keeping you logged in - persistent cookie; 2 weeks; remembers login session to disable login prompts on further visits
  • Functionality - persistent cookie; no expiration; recognizes you and remembers your previously selected preferences, such as data collection opt-out
  • Google Analytics - persistent cookie; 2 year duration; used to improve user expereince and track content performance (visits, page views, behavior flow) and technical performance of Chefpedia on your browser/device

Opt Out

You are free to remove optional cookies on Chefpedia.

  • Disable your browser's cookies. Core website features may stop functioning.
  • Delete your browser's cookies. Your login session will be removed.
  • Clear your browser's cache. Your preferences will be reset to default.
  • Disable JavaScript on your browser. This may cause the website to break.
  • Opt out of analytics with the browser plugin

Data Protection Rights

Chefpedia gives you the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access - You have the right to request Chefpedia for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification - You have the right to request that Chefpedia correct any information you believe is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – You have the right to request that Our Company erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing - You have the right to request that Our Company restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing - You have the right to object to Our Company's processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability - You have the right to request that Our Company transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

You may contact us to process requests which you are unable to perform yourself (such as, but not exclusively, removing your own comments, deleting your own cookies, etc). We will respond no later than one month unless there are extenuating circumstances beyond Chefpedia's control.

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