Privacy Policy

The Blind Kitchen Privacy Policy applies to this website, https://theblindkitchen.com.

Data Sharing

We do not sell, rent or otherwise disclose personal information collected by our site to any third parties except in any of the following situations or otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • You request or authorize the release of your personal information.
  • We may disclose personal information to our third-party contractors and payment processors who perform services for us in connection with the Websites, or to complete or confirm a transaction or series of transactions that you conduct with us. We may also disclose personal information to service providers or suppliers if the disclosure will enable that party to perform business, professional or technical support for us.
  • We may disclose personal information to comply with the law, applicable regulations, governmental and quasi-governmental requests, court orders or subpoenas, or to enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements, or to protect our rights, property or safety or the rights, property or safety of our users or others. We reserve the right to release information that we collect to law enforcement or other government officials, as we, in our sole and absolute discretion, deem necessary or appropriate.
  • We may also share aggregated or anonymous information that cannot identify you with third parties. For example, we may disclose the number of visitors to our Websites or the number of people who have downloaded a particular document.

We use your personal information to appropriately process your requests and present you with the information you need to access. We also use all of the information you provide voluntarily in order to make your visits on our site possible. This information might, at a later time, allow us to add customized elements to our site or to plan its content more appropriately, based on user interests.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

If you have granted us the permission to, we can use your personal information in order to send you newsletters, with the intent of offering you the best service possible.

Security

We use technology designed to encrypt the transmission of data to us through our website. In addition, we take steps to protect all user data we collect against any unauthorized access. However, you should keep in mind that the websites are run on software, hardware and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance or experience problems or breaches of security beyond our control.

While we take steps to protect your personal information and keep it secure, you also play a role in protecting your information. You must maintain the security of your online transactions by not sharing your passwords and account information with any unauthorized parties.

Please also be aware that despite our best intentions and the guidelines outlined in this Privacy Policy, no data transmission over the internet or encryption method can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. The Blind Kitchen cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or from our website, and therefore, you use our website at your own risk.

Cookies

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.

Payment Privacy

All payments made to The Blind Kitchen are processed by Stripe, whose privacy policy is available here: https://stripe.com/privacy

The Blind Kitchen is unable to view or edit your payment information.

To process your payments, we securely share your personal information with payment providers for the sole purpose of facilitating transactions, and include your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, city/state/zip, unique payment identifier, and payment provider identifier to Stripe. See Stripe’s privacy policy for more information.

Product reviews

When visitors leave product reviews on the site we collect the data shown in the product reviews 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.

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.

Links to Other Websites

Our Websites may contain links to other websites, including social media websites hosted by third-party providers; however, this Privacy Policy only addresses The Blind Kitchen’s use and disclosure of your information collected through our website, if any. If you choose to link to an external website from our website, you will leave our website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties or the content of linked websites. We encourage you to read the applicable privacy policies and terms and conditions of such parties or websites.

Consent to Transfer of Information from Outside of the United States

If you access this website from outside of the United States, information that we collect about you will be transferred to servers inside the United States and maintained indefinitely, which may involve the transfer of information out of your country of origin. By allowing us to collect information about you, you consent to such transfer and processing of your data.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website, 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, with the exception of usernames, which cannot be changed. Website administrators can also see and edit your personal information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, 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.

You may contact us at info@theblindkitchen.com.

Changes to The Blind Kitchen Privacy Policy

We may occasionally amend this Privacy Policy to reflect The Blind Kitchen activities and user feedback and we reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. If at any point we decide to use personal information in a manner that is materially different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will endeavor to notify you of such changes prior to implementing them by posting a revised Privacy Policy with a new “Last Updated” date, displaying the word “updated” next to the Privacy Policy link on each page of the Websites or otherwise.  The use of your information is subject to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use in effect at the time of use. The provisions contained in this Privacy Policy supersede all previous notices or policies regarding our privacy practices with respect to our Websites. We encourage you to check frequently to see the current Privacy Policy to be informed of how The Blind Kitchen is committed to protecting your information and providing you with improved content on our website in order to enhance your experience.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy or our website, please contact us at info@theblindkitchen.com.

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