Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: We are a lifestyle brand that promotes cooking for two and romantic date night dinners. We are a husband and wife team trying to bring a little joy to this twisted world, and hopefully we can make a little income on the side. We are not some big conglomerate out to steal all your data. Honestly, we don’t have time to deal with your data.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the 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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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 fill out a form, we will collect any information you enter into it.


Our website uses cookies to improve page load times, track anonymized user data, such as your IP address, and to color links you’ve clicked a different color.

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 our 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.

When 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.


Our website uses analytics services so that we can see how people engage with our website. We use Google and WordPress Jetpack, which only collect anonymized user data, such as your IP address and generalized device and location information. These analytics services have their own data policies and we do not have control over what they do with your personal data.


Our website includes digital assets for sale. If you purchase a book through our website, you will share your name, email, and location data during the transaction. We use PayPal to process payments so that we are not ever in possession of your financial data. The transaction data we collect includes personal data you provide us (such as your name, email, and location data) the amount of the purchase, the date, and a transaction ID.

Who we share your data with

The only sharing we do happens when our analytics services use your IP address and anonymized data about your device and location to provide us with insights about how people engage with our website. We will not share any names, IP addresses, or other personally identifying information, which is not published to the website, with anybody or anything else.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, 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.

If you fill out a form, your email and data will be retained on our email servers indefinitely. This is so we know how to contact you in the future.

For 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 (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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. It also does not include deleting your data from our analytics services. If you want to do that, please contact Google or your ISP about deleting your browsing history.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Form submissions will be sent to private email servers. Analytics services use their own algorithms to send and store your data.

Your contact information

Hot Kitchen is a tiny two-person operation. We can be contacted on Twitter, at this URL:

You may also use the below form to contact us.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We don’t share it with anybody. We have taken appropriate measures to secure our website and email servers and have limited the personal data we gather to metadata, unless you choose to perform an action that provides more personal data.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We will inform law enforcement, attempt to track down the source of the breach, and take steps to close the breach.

What third parties we receive data from

Google, WordPress Jetpack, YouTube and social media provide us data from time to time.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None. We are simply not that sophisticated.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

This is not relevant to Hot Kitchen.