Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://thegfkitchenco.ie.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

In the event that we introduce a Blog section to the website and the ability to leave comments to posts, the Akismet plugin will collect information about visitors who comment. The information it collects depends on how the plugin is set up on the site, but typically includes the commenter's IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

If you leave a comment on the Blog section of our site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you supply contact information to us via one of our contact forms, we keep contact form submissions for a period of three months for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information you submitted to us for marketing purposes, nor do we distribute to a third party without your permission.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site 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 you visit a login page, 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.

If 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.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site 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.

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.

Analytics

This site may in the future use Google Analytics to track site performance. You can opt out of analytics tracking by going to your Google account settings. Google's privacy policy is here.

WordPress does not collect any analytics data. However, many web hosting accounts collect some anonymous analytics data, and this site has WP Wordfence and Yoast SEO plugins to improve site performance and security.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any third party without your permission.

How long we retain your data

If you are able to leave a comment on the site, 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.

Any 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. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you acquire the ability from us to 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you have any concerns about your privacy in relation to this site or about if and how we retain your personal data, please contact us on info@thegfkitchenco.ie

What data breach procedures we have in place

Security systems and firewalls are in operation on this site. In the unlikely event that these are breached and your personal information is compromised, we will contact you immediately and let you know what measures we have put in place to deal with this.