Your privacy is very important to us. We only collect information that is necessary for this site to operate. If you subscribe to our newsletter, you collect your name and email address. That information is only used for the purpose of sending you an occasional newsletter so you can stay up to date with the happenings around here. Cookies are collected by various components on this site so that we can operate advertising to offset the costs of running this site. This is a WordPress site and when you leave a comment, the database that runs this site will collect information like the IP address of your computer and whatever information you provide. We do not access that information, and to be honest, don’t really know-how. There is some legal stuff below and a bit more explanation about what is collected by your visit with us.

Who we are

Our website address is: This website is owned and operated by Whole Bite, Inc. a company with two employees.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When you leave a comment on this 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.

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.

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.

Contact forms

You may find a contact form on this website. It is used to make it easier for people to contact us. That form does not store information, but instead takes the submitted date and sends it via email. That email system is built into the website and does not rely on your email. Only the information you submit is collected and the only storage of that is in our email inbox. We do not retail this information longer than necessary to respond to that message.


This website used analytics collection services so that we know how much traffic we receive, where it comes from, and what content is being accessed. This system does not provide us with information about specific users or even much in the way of search data.

Google Analytics

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When user ratings are enabled we store a cookie (with the ID of the recipe) that contains the rating this user has given to a particular recipe. This cookie is used as (one of the) measures to prevent rating spam.

When the User Menus feature is enabled we store Shopping List Recipes, Shopping List Servings and Shopping List Order cookies to be able to show the same shopping list to a guest on later it. This does not contain any personal data.

When the Meal Planner feature is enabled we store Meal Plan ID and Meal Plan ID cookies to be able to show the same meal plan to a guest on later visit. This does not contain any personal data.

IP Address

When user ratings are enabled we store the IP address upon voting. This is used as (one of the) measures to prevent rating spam.

Their own manually input information

With the User Submission feature personal data can be collected, depending on the fields that were added to the form. This can include the user email and name.

Third party embeds

When enabling the share buttons or any of our partner integrations you will be including their code on your website. By doing so you’re agreeing to their Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. For the share buttons this can be Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. For partners integrations we have MediaVine, AdThrive, BigOven, Food Fanatic, Yummly and Chicory. All can disabled on the settings page.

Fonts in the recipe templates will be loaded from the Google Web Font API ( unless changed in the Template Editor. You will be agreeing to their Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

How long we retain your data

Our cookies are stored for 30 days. User submitted data can be stored indefinitely in the local database.

We collect information about you during the form submission process on our site.

What we collect and store

While you visit our site, we’ll track:

  • Form Fields Data: Forms Fields data includes the available field types when creating a form. We’ll use this to, for example, collect information like Names and Emails.
  • Location, IP address, and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like geolocating users and reducing fraudulent activities.
  • Transaction Details: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, provide subscription packs, and keep track of your payment details for subscription packs!

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of form elements while you’re browsing our site.

What we share with others

We share information with the following third parties who help us provide services to you:

Available Modules

We send an email newsletter through MailChimp. When processing emails, some of your data will be passed to MailChimp, including information required to process or support the email marketing services, such as the name, email address, and any other information that you intend to pass or collect including all collected information through subscription.

Please see the MailChimp Privacy Policy for more details.


This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here

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