Freedom of Information Limited trading as The KitchenTable Community (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.
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.
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.
If you leave a comment or fill out a contact for on this site you may opt in to saving your name, e-mail 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.
You can read out full cookies policy below.
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.
We may use your data for the purposes of internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and surveys.
Who we share your data with
We have the right to share your personal information with:
- Selected third parties including:
- business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you;
- analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of the Website;
- advertising platforms in order to assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our content and attract new Members.
- We shall disclose your personal information to third parties:
- If we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we shall disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
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.
The KitchenTable Community shall ensure that we adopt the General Data Protection Regulations, (GDPR) principles of transparency, control and accountability for all our Members and Users.
The GDPR gives our members and users certain rights when using our Services, which include the right to:
- be informed;
- withdraw consent;
- restrict processing;
- data portability;
Our commitments to you
We promise we shall:
- Process your data lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
- Collect data for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
- Never sell your data onto anyone else
- Ensure your data is processed and stored securely and is kept up-to-date
- Constantly review and update our processes to ensure we’re always protecting your data
You will always:
- Have access to the data stored on you
- Be able to correct any inaccuracies in the data
- Know we shall erase any data no longer required, even if you haven’t asked
The KitchenTable Community: Cookies Policy
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website.
Cookies We Use
Here are the types of cookies we use on our Website and what they do:
- Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. For example being able to book a call or appointment through our website.
- Preference Cookies
Preference cookies are used to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language or your region) on the website. They also store your preferences when personalising your experience. For example, your preferred language.
- Analytical Cookies
Analytical cookies allow us to monitor user behaviour on our Website. This enables us to analyse user journeys and improve the structure of and content on the website. For example, analytics cookies enable us to review how many users have followed specific paths in order to optimise the flow of information.
- Advertising Cookies
Advertising cookies are placed on our website by third-party advertising platforms or networks. This is to deliver and track advertising performance, and deliver targeted advertising and extended advertising networks. For example, advertising cookies remember which devices have visited the