The Grateful Girl Cooks, found at (hereafter referred to the “Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”), which describes what information we may receive, and how it may be used.

At The Grateful Girl Cooks, the privacy of our visitors is very important to us, and we are committed to protecting it.  The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personal information we may receive through your use of this website, and to let you know how this information may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.


Information You Voluntarily Submit To The Website

The Website collects as little information as possible from users. We may collect information you voluntarily submit ( such as your name or your e-mail address), when you comment on this Website, subscribe to newsletters, or submit a Contact Form.

Automatically Collected Information

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device you used to access this Website.  When you use this Website, we will log your IP address, browser type, referring website, operating system type, browser type, pages you viewed, any referring website,and the dates and times you accessed the Website. Information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked on, may also be collected.

Information We Collect From Others
The Website may receive information about you from other sources, if you have chosen to link your Facebook, Instagram and or Google accounts to your user profile. If your user profile is linked to Facebook, Instagram and or Google accounts, the Website may possibly receive your name, e-mail address and any profile picture associated with that account.

We may receive and log information using cookies (small data files stored on your browser by the Website).  We may use both “session cookies” (which expire once you close your browser), and “persistent cookies”, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on our website.

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To maintain and operate the Website
  • To identify you as a user of this Website
  • To send you promotional information, such as e-mail newsletters/blog updates. Each e-mail will provide you with information on how to opt-out of future mailings.
  • To send you communications from the administrator of website, such as policy updates, security alerts, confirmation e-mails, policy updates, or technical notices
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website
  • To respond to your inquiries or comments
  • To protect, deter, and investigate any unauthorized or illegal activity
  • Your name (and website, if provided) may be displayed on the site if you post a comment (your e-mail address will always be kept secure).

When we send out our newsletter (per your request) and have your email address on file, you may receive a copy of our newsletter.  At the bottom of every newsletter is an easy way to opt-out of future e-mails.  The owner of this Website hates SPAM messages as much as you, and has no intention of filling up e-mail boxes with unwanted messages.

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.  Additionally, the Website may use third party service providers to service various parts of the Website. Each third party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The Website currently uses the following third party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks usage on the Website. It provides information on referring websites and tracks user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. Data retention for the Website will be for 26 months, then is automatically deleted. For more information please refer to their Privacy Policy at

Mailerlite – This service provider enables the Website to send e-mail updates when  newsletters or updates are published once you voluntarily submit your e-mail address. The Grateful Girl Cooks stores your email address for purposes of delivering this communication. You may always opt-out of any future e-mail communications by following the Unsubscribe link provided at the bottom of each e-mail.  You may also notify me at at any time, if you wish to be removed from the mailing list. MailerLite’s privacy policy can be found at An addendum to this policy, effective 10/20/20 can be accessed here.

Social Warfare – This service provider enables social media icons to be displayed on our Website for sharing purposes. Social Warfare does not track users for their site, but uses embedded icons from 3rd party providers such as Facebook, Pinterest, and Yummly and Twitter.
**For Facebook Sharing: We use a Facebook icon (widget) on our Website to allow you to see number of shares for our webpages. This widget may collect your IP address, your web browser, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor your interaction with icon, including correlating your Facebook account when you share a webpage if you are logged in to Facebook. For information about how this data may be used, please see Facebook’s data privacy policy
**For Pinterest Sharing: We use a Pinterest Save icon (widget) on our Website to allow you to pin images to Pinterest from our webpages. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with Pinterest’s data privacy policy:

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If you use the Contact form provided to contact the Website via email, your submission will be kept for customer service purposes for 30 days, and then will be deleted.  The information submitted by you not be used for marketing purposes.

Mediavine – used to serve advertisements on this Website. See below:

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.0)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit Opt Out – NAI: Network Advertising Initiative. You may also visit and to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at | AppChoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please click here.

On this Website, you may choose to voluntarily subscribe to our newsletter. Our newsletter will always include opt-out instructions, should you decide to stop receiving them.  All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in sent emails, and allows us to see if and.or when you open the email, and any links in the email you may click. The use of this tracking pixel also helps the Website to create more engaging newsletters, for the benefit of the user. This information is not passed on to third parties, other than the service provider (MailerLite) sending the emails on behalf of the Website.

*This Website may contain links to other websites (recipe author attribution, additional information on a subject, etc.).  Once you use the links to leave our Website, please take note that we have no control over other websites.  We are not responsible for the protection/privacy of any information you may provide while visiting those websites.  Once you leave our Website to visit another site, those sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy.

The Website is not responsible for republished content from this blog that appear on other blogs or websites without permission.

When visitors leave comments on the Website, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser, to help spam detection.
If you choose to comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. The reason for this is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
An anonymized string created from your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it.  The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:  After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Opt-Out – You may opt-out of any future e-mail communications by following the UNSUBSCRIBE link at the bottom of each e-mail.  You may also notify me at to be removed from the mailing list.

Amend – You can contact me at to update or amend your personal information at any time.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to

Forget – In certain situations, you may request the Website to forget (or erase) your personal data.  Please submit a request to to do so.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or when required by law.

Never submit sensitive personal information to the Website.  This would include such items as your social security number, information regarding your race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, health information, political opinions, trade/union memberships, criminal background, or anything you do not want people to have access to.  If you choose to submit such this type information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

The Website does not knowingly or intentionally collect any personal information from children under the age of 16.  If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information on a child under the age of 16 yeas in its database, please contact me immediately at  I will attempt, using my best efforts, to promptly remove this information from our records.

If you have other questions related to this Privacy Policy, please contact me at any time at
Privacy Policy last updated: October 24, 2020

The content (Photography and Text) of The Grateful Girl Cooks is protected by U.S. Copyright laws.  © 2014-2022 The Grateful Girl Cooks

If you would like to feature or re-publish one of my recipes, photos, or any other part of my posts or pages, please contact me at:

If you are a blogger and would like to adapt one of my recipes, please remember to credit me and provide a link back to my website in your post.  In your post, please use your own photography and re-write the recipe in your own words.  Thank you.

UPDATED: 5/6/2022