Privacy Policy

Last updated September 2020

Who we are and purpose of the policy

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) outlines how the website address (“website”) collects, uses, shares, retains, processes and protects your data. The policy is referenced in the Terms of Service (“terms’). Please read the policy in its entirety before using the website. By using the website, you are agreeing to and are bound to the privacy policy and the terms. 

The most recent update of the policy will be referenced at the top of the page. As the website grows, this policy may be updated frequently. 

What personal and non-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.

Any information shared in the public comment section will be visible by the public and the website is not responsible for how this information is used by third-parties. 


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 and mailing list

If you choose to contact the website using the contact form provided, we will collect your name and email address. We collect this information so we can communicate with you directly. 

If you choose to sign up for the mailing list or sign up to receive a free download, we will collect your name and email address. This is stored on the email server used by

If you would like to opt out of email communication, you may contact [email protected] or opt out yourself at the bottom of the email. 


Cookies are used to improve the content of the website. They may be collected by third-party plugins, outlined below. 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.

Third Party Plugins

Ivory Search ( – allows you to search the website

WPForms Lite ( – allows you to contact me via form on the contact page

Email subscribers and newsletters ( – allows you to sign up to receive automatic updates when a new post is published. 

Grow by Mediavine ( – allows you to share posts to social media

Social Icons Widget & Block by WPZOOM ( – allows you to connect with us on social media

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 website, products, and services

The website may contain links to other websites, products, and services. Once you leave, we do not have any control over that other website and how your data is handled. 


The website uses cookies from Google Analytics to track website visitors, where traffic is coming from, bounce rate, etc. This data is anonymous and used to improve the site content. Refer to Google Analytics Policy at

Who we share your data with

We will not use or share your personal information to send you spam or unrelated offers. We may share your information with the companies we use to manage our email systems.

We may transfer your information due to any reorganization.

On certain occasions, we may need to share your personal information in accordance with legal obligations.

Non-personal information (such as cookies) may be shared with third-parties including advertisers, plugins, social media platforms, and Google Analytics. 

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.

Personal information will be stored until you request for your information to be deleted, we discontinue our use of the third-party tools that collected the data, or we decide that the value of the information storage no longer outweighs the costs.

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.

If you ask for comments to be removed from the website, recognize that there is no guarantee that this content is removed from the internet entirely. It was public up until this point.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Name and email address may be sent through the website’s email provider. Non-personal data may be shared with third parties for advertising an analysis. 

Additional information

How we protect your data

We use reasonable technical and relevant administrative measures to protect your personal information against theft, loss, and unauthorized access, including the use of an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) security certificate through the Really Simple SSL plugin (

Although we always do our best, no system is 100% secure, and therefore, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information and cannot assume liability for improper access to it.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If a data breach ever occurs, we will notify you via email as soon as possible, including what information may have been compromised, how we corrected the breach, and how to protect yourself moving forward.

Children under the age of 13

This Website is not designed for children under the age of 13. We do not intentionally collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are reading this and are under the age of 13, you must not use or provide any information on this website, including signing up for information or leaving comments.

If we ever collect or receive information from children under the age of 13 without the consent of their parents, we will delete that information as soon as possible. If you believe that we have collected information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us at [email protected]

Your contact information

If you have any further questions regarding this Policy, please contact:

Erin Decker, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES

[email protected]