PRIVACY POLICY

Welcome to Howdy Baking! Our digital home’s address is: howdybaking.com

For any inquiries, feel free to reach out via our site’s contact form or shoot an email to contact[at]howdybaking[dot]com.

Howdy Baking is my own slice of the internet where I share my passion for baking with an emphasis on sincerity in my communications with you, our visitors and patrons. The views and opinions presented here are solely my own.

As part of our business model, we may engage in sponsorships, receive compensation, or conduct cash advertising. We ensure any such content is clearly marked. We strive to minimize conflicts of interest, and when they do arise, we’ll be transparent about them.

Usage of Content We’re flattered you’d like to use our content! While our recipes and photos are ours, you’re welcome to use an image if you provide a direct link back to its original page on our website.

Feel free to list out ingredients from our recipes, but we ask that you direct readers to our site for the full instructions and method.

Should you have any hesitations, please contact us for clarification.

Personal Data Details

1. Comments

We collect certain information when you leave comments: this includes the data you enter in the comments form, your IP address, and browser details to prevent spam.

We may use your email to generate an anonymized string (or hash) which could be sent to the Gravatar service to see if you’re using it (their privacy policy is available at automattic.com/privacy/). Once your comment is approved, your profile picture becomes public in relation to your comment.

2. Media

Uploading images to the website? Please ensure you strip any location data (EXIF GPS) to prevent others from extracting this from images on our site.

3. Contact Forms

By submitting a contact form, your details (including name and email) are emailed to us and may be kept for ongoing correspondence. These details are never used for marketing purposes.

4. Cookies

Comment on our site? You can opt to save your details in cookies for convenience, so you don’t have to refill them for future comments—these last a year.

Visiting our login page creates a temporary cookie to check if your browser accepts them, which doesn’t include personal data and is deleted when you close your browser.

Logging in sets cookies to remember your info and display choices, which last for two days or a year, depending on your choices. “Remember Me” keeps you logged in for two weeks. Log out, and these cookies are removed.

If you edit or publish content, a cookie storing the post ID is saved. This has no personal data and expires after a day.

5. Embedded Content

Our articles may include embedded material (like videos, images, etc.). Such content from other websites acts as if you’re visiting those sites directly.

These sites could collect data, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content, especially if you’re logged in to them.

6. Data Retention

Comments and their metadata are kept indefinitely for follow-up comment recognition and moderation.

Registered users’ information is stored in their profiles and can be edited or deleted at any time (usernames are not changeable). Administrators can also view and edit that information.

7. Your Rights

You have the right to request an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, which includes any data you’ve provided. You can also request the deletion of your personal data, with exceptions for data needed for legal, administrative, or security reasons.

8. Data Sharing

Comment data may be verified through automated spam detection services.

We’re dedicated to protecting your privacy and ensuring transparency in how we handle your data. Welcome to the Howdy Baking community!