Last Updated: January 1, 2022

Home Cook World, also referred to as “our website,” “this website,” or “the website,” is an Internet food magazine for folks who like to cook, eat, and spend time at home.

Home Cook World has the domain name of https://homecookworld.com. You can access the website by typing this domain name, with or without “www,” in your browser’s address bar. When we post links to our website on social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and/or YouTube, we may also use our secondary domain name, https://homecook.world.

Since this privacy policy relates to your access to and use of Home Cook World, please familiarize yourself with its contents.

By visiting and using this website, you: 1) confirm that you are at least 16 years of age; 2) you understand that your access to and use of this website is bound by this privacy policy; 3) you signify that you have read and agree with its contents in their entirety.

What Information We Collect

From Visitors on Our Website

Collection of Data for Analytics Purposes

We use Google Analytics, an analytics platform for website owners provided by Google LLC, to collect analytics data that helps us understand where this website’s visitors come from, what kind of devices they use, how frequently they come back, and what pages and elements on this website they interact with the most.

If you visit us from an IP address in the UK or an EEA/EU member state, we will ask for cookie consent at the time of your first visit and remember your choice until that consent expires or until you clear your browser’s cookies, in which cases we will ask for your consent again.

If you visit us from an IP address in a country that does not require us to obtain your explicit consent, we will collect data in Google Analytics automatically.

This data may include a cookie-based Client ID, your browser type, your operating system, your device type, and/or your mobile carrier; the referring URL, the pages you visited, the links and the buttons that you clicked, the search terms you typed in, and the time you spent on each page.

The data is retained for a period of 14 months from the day and time of your first visit.

The collection and processing of data in Google Analytics is subject to Google LLC’s privacy policy, which can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy

Collection of Data for Advertising Purposes

We use Ezoic, a technology platform for publishers provided by Ezoic Inc., to host this website, secure access to it via SSL certificates, manage cookie consents and preferences from visitors, collect analytics data, and show ads on this website to monetize our readership and fund our business.

If you visit us from an IP address in the UK or an EEA/EU member state, we will ask for cookie consent at the time of your first visit and remember your choice until that consent expires or until you clear your browser’s cookies, in which cases we will ask for your consent again.

If you visit us from an IP address in a country that does not require us to obtain your explicit consent, we will collect data in Ezoic automatically.

This data may include a cookie-based identifier, your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your device type, and/or your mobile carrier; the referring URL, the pages you visited, the links and the buttons that you clicked, the search terms you typed in, and the time you spent on each page.

The data is retained for a period of 48 months from the day and time of your first visit. Dated used to fulfill SSL certificates is retained for a minimum period of 5 years.

The collection and processing of data in Ezoic is subject to Ezoic Inc.’s privacy policy, which can be found at https://g.ezoic.net/privacy/homecookworld.com

Collection of Data From Embedded Services for Publishing Purposes

Visitor Ratings

Some of our articles allow you to give ratings to recipes or products. When you give a rating, this website will save a cookie, with a value of 1 to 5, to show you that you have already rated this recipe or product on subsequent visits.

Embedded Content

Some of our articles have embedded content, such as YouTube videos or Ezoic videos, which allow us to serve you rich-media content for publishing purposes. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if you have 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.

The collection and processing of data in YouTube’s embedded video player is subject to Google LLC’s privacy policy, which can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy

The collection and processing of data in Ezoic’s embedded video player is subject to Ezoic Inc.’s privacy policy, which can be found at https://g.ezoic.net/privacy/homecookworld.com

From Our Email Newsletter

We use ConvertKit, an email platform for publishers provided by ConvertKit LLC, to send email messages, keep subscriber profiles, and manage email consents and preferences from these subscribers so that we can provide you and the rest of this website’s visitors with email newsletters.

If you sign up for our email newsletter on one of the subscription boxes on this website, you will become a subscriber of our email newsletter and we will collect data from your sign-up and from the interactions with the emails that you read from us from that moment on. In other words, the legal basis for data collection and processing will be your consent.

At the time of sign-up, this data may include your IP address, your cookie-based Google Analytics Client ID, your email address, as well as the URL of the page that you signed up from.

With time, as you open and read the email messages delivered to your email inbox from our email newsletter, this data may include the email messages that were sent and delivered to you, the ones that you opened, and/or the links and the buttons that you clicked, as well as your subscription preferences.

If you are a citizen of the European Economic Area (EEA), the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK), or Switzerland, by signing up for the email newsletter, you understand and agree that your personal data, including your IP address and email address, will be transferred to and stored on ConvertKit’s servers, which are physically located in the United States.

The data is retained indefinitely unless you choose to contact us and request us to delete your email subscriber profile.

The collection and processing of data in ConvertKit is subject to ConvertKit LLC’s privacy policy, which can be found at https://convertkit.com/privacy

How We Disclose That Information

We may disclose the information that we collect about you to affiliated organizations, business partners, and third-party providers of SSL certificates, website hosting, advertising management, email newsletter management, payment processing, and/or IT support services.

At the time of last update of this privacy policy (see the “Last Updated” date in the beginning of this privacy policy), these business partners and service suppliers included:

  • Ezoic Inc., whose technology infrastructure we host our website on;
  • ConvertKit LLC, whose email platform we host our email newsletter on.

If we start working with a new business partner or service supplier, we will add them to the above list and we will change the “Last Updated” date in the beginning of this privacy policy.

What Rights You Have Over Your Personal Data

All Visitors

As a visitor, no matter if for the first time or recurrent, you can familiarize yourself with our cookie policy. There, you can manage your cookie consents as well as view and/or delete the cookie-based data that this website has collected in Ezoic about you.

As an email newsletter subscriber, you can request an export or a deletion of the personal data that this website has collected in ConvertKit about you. For questions or requests related to your subscriber profile, write to us at hello@homecookworld.com.

Residents of California, USA

As a resident of California, USA, you can scroll down to the bottom of this website at any time to request that we do not sell your personal data. You can also refer to this website’s cookie policy, where you can manage your cookie consents, as well as view and/or delete the cookie-based data that this website has collected in Ezoic about you.

As categorized by the CCPA, this website may have collected identifiers such as cookie identifiers and/or email addresses; Internet activity, such as page views, link and button clicks, and scrolls; and inferences, such as interests based on that activity.

We have described the collection of this information in specifics in this privacy policy and in our cookie policy.