Privacy and Disclosures Policy

Who “we” are

Pacific Northwest and Beyond, LLC, is currently run by Cheryl Dimof, an individual writer, blogger, and web designer. The site address is https://www.pnwbeyond.com.

Please scroll down to view our full privacy policy including privacy and data collection information for the various plugins, apps, and services that we use on our site.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We may gather information about you if you:

  • Register on this site, place comments, or opt-in to our newsletter.
  • Participate in any polls or surveys we post on this site.
  • Email us or use a contact form.

We will never sell or trade your personal information. If you opt-in to our email newsletters, you will always have the option of opting out by clicking a link at the bottom of any email communication).

We also use Google Analytics and several third party plugins on this site.  We may use information from Google Analytics to give us a better idea of our site traffic and demographics to improve our website and content and for advertising data in the future.

If you would like specifics about how the plugins we use on this site collect and use information, read on below.

Affiliate Links

Posts on this site may include affiliate links.  If posts contain affiliate links it will be clearly noted at the beginning of the post or page.  What this means is that if there is a link to a product or a service, and you click the link and then make a purchase, we would get a small commission from that sale.  This helps to offset the cost of our website.

First, here are a few plugins we use that are not listed in the privacy policy below:

EWWW Image Optimizer

User-submitted images may be transmitted to image compression servers in the United States and stored there for up to 30 days.

WP Recipe Maker:

Bootstrapped Ventures, the developer of WP Recipe Maker, does not have access to any of the data collected by the plugin. This is all stored in our local database and not communicated back to Bootstrapped Ventures.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When comment ratings are enabled we store the rating a user has given to a recipe along with the personal data WordPress core stores.

Cookies

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.

IP Address

When user ratings are enabled we store the IP address upon voting. This is used as (one of the) measures to prevent rating spam.

Their own manually input information

With the Recipe Submission feature personal data can be collected, depending on the fields that were added to the form. This can include the user email and name. When using the reCAPTCHA feature you will be agreeing to their terms of use and privacy policy.

How long we retain your data

Our cookies are stored for 30 days. User submitted data is stored indefinitely in the local database.

Here is a full privacy policy for our site with more specific information for third party providers that we use:

Privacy Policy