Privacy Policy

Who is behind blog from OUR kitchen?

We are simply two people, living in a house in Toronto, who like good food – EJM and TPH. This is neither a business nor is it an organization. Our website address is:

Your Privacy and Personal Data

Of course, your privacy is very important. Here at blog from OUR kitchen these are the fundamental principles that are followed:

  • You will never be asked for personal information unless it is required. (There is no possibility that you will ever be required to divulge things like your age, location, schooling, etc. etc.) The only time that you will be asked anything about you is in the discussion section, which is monitored for spam by Akismet. We collect information about visitors who [leave responses] on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the responder’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the responder such as their name, username, email address, and the response itself). – Akismet Please read Akismet’s Privacy Policy for further information. For discussion here, you will only be required to state your name and email address. You may also state your website URL within the body of the response. Of course, you have the option to share nothing at all about yourself, by simply choosing not to respond. If you choose to leave a response, the data collected in the discussion form will be shown to administrator (that’s me) of the site, as well as your IP address and browser user agent string. This is to help with spam detection. If you leave a response, the response and its metadata are retained indefinitely.
  • Your personal information will never be shared with anyone, except to comply with the law or protect my rights.
  • Your personal information is not stored unless it is required for the on-going operation of the site.

I love seeing your responses and/or questions. But please note that your personal information (neither your e-mail address, nor your IP address) will ever be displayed or shared by either of us.

When leaving a response at blog from OUR kitchen you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are solely for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another response. These cookies will last for one year.

When anyone leaves responses at blog from OUR kitchen, we collect the data shown in the discussion form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. This is to help with spam detection.

For posts with responses that now have further discussion disabled, only the administrator (that would be me, ejm) of blog from OUR kitchen is able to see the email and IP addresses attached to each response. However, unless you have specifically asked for email correspondence, you will never be contacted by us. Nor will your email address ever be shared.

If you have left responses here, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data that is held about you, including any data you have provided to blog from OUR kitchen. You can also request that we erase any of your personal data that is held here. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. If you do make such a request, it will be fulfilled as soon as humanly possible.

Articles on blog from OUR kitchen may include embedded content (e.g. YouTube videos, Flickr images, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

A security plugin is run at blog from OUR kitchen. In order to establish and maintain security for all users, a firewall is deployed. It sits locally on blog from OUR kitchen‘s server and scans all traffic against an ever-changing set of security rules.

The firewall sets cookies to detect users and determines whether they can access to secure areas. Please note that there is no reason for you to ever visit the login page here. Please see WordFence Cookie Policy for further information.

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged-in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. For further details, please see the WordFence Privacy Policy.

In the event of a visit breaking one of these rules, the firewall shares the IP address and other non-personal data with its developer, Defiant, so they can protect other people from malicious IP addresses. This data will usually be deleted after 90 days but it may need to be extended in some cases (if there is still malicious activity for that data in which case it is kept until no longer malicious.)

Defiant’s Privacy Shield application is currently pending, until then their compliance is accomplished by standard contractual clauses. We’ve also signed a data processing agreement with Defiant Inc. to form a legal basis for processing this data. For further information, please see the Defiant (Privacy Policy)

The webhost for blog from OUR kitchen is While blog from OUR kitchen do not collect any analytics data, crosswinds does collect some anonymous analytics data. Please see crosswinds’ privacy policy.

-Elizabeth Morris, Toronto, Ontario, (contact)

We take reasonable measures to prevent linking of information we receive from Google with any of your personally identifiable information. For more information regarding Google’s use of cookies and collection and use of information see the Google Privacy Policy. To opt out of Google Analytics, please visit the Google Analytics Opt-Out Page to learn about opting out and installing the appropriate browser add-on.
“Do Not Track” Settings. Because we track website usage information as described above, your selection of the “Do Not Track” option provided by your browser may not have any effect on our collection of certain information. The only way to completely “opt out” of the collection of information through cookies or other tracking technologies is to actively manage the settings on your browser to delete and disable cookies and other tracking/recording tools. However, getting a “Do Not Track” signal to work as you might want is difficult. Using browsers as an example, not all tracking technologies can be controlled by browsers; unique aspects of your browser might be recognizable even if you disable a tracking technology; not all settings will necessarily last or be effective; even if a setting is effective for one purpose, data still may be collected for another; and even if one website observes a “Do Not Track” signal, that website may not be able to control other websites.
-Wordfence Privacy Policy, 22 May 2018 (