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The FODMAP Formula Privacy Policy

Hi friend! I hear you have some questions about your privacy. Your privacy is taken seriously here at The FODMAP Formula (www.fodmapformula.com). So, the information below will walk you through the kind of information I collect myself, the kind of information collected by my service providers, and how you can opt out of some of these services if you want to stay incognito.

If you have any questions, or you want me to delete your information from my system shoot me an email at [email protected]

PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THE FODMAP FORMULA

When you visit The FODMAP Formula, certain information is automatically collected about the device you’re using, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are already installed on your device.

Additionally, as you browse The FODMAP Formula website, I’ll collect information about the specific web pages or products that you look at, how you arrived at The FODMAP Formula, and information about how you interact with the website. This information is collected automatically and is called “Device Information.”

I’ll also collect information if you perform a specific action on my website. These can include:

Comments: When you make a comment on The FODMAP Formula blog, WordPress will make a record of your email address and the name you provide, as well as your IP address and your browser agent string. These are required to prevent bots and spammers from leaving harmful comments or links on my website and to help identify and approve messages from repeat commenters. This information is collected as cookies and will be held for one year.

Just so you know, an anonymized string is also created from your email address (also called a hash) and may be provided to the Gravatar service. If you have a Gravatar account associated with that email address, it will pull your Gravatar photo and place it beside your comment. If you don’t have a Gravatar account, the information will be deleted automatically.

Forms: If you fill out a contact form on The FODMAP Formula website, I will collect the name and email address you provide. This information is used to answer your questions or comments and will not be shared with any third-party services. You will not be subscribed to my mailing list unless you specifically ask me to do so or you sign up using one of the opt-in forms available on The FODMAP Formula website. This information is kept indefinitely as part of my community correspondence. I’m happy to delete it if you want me to. Just ask!

Mailing List: If you do opt into my mailing list, I’ll collect information like your name, email, IP address, and time zone so I can send you the information you’ve asked for. You can opt out of my mailing list at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you’ve received or by emailing me at [email protected] and asking me to delete your information entirely. You can also control the number of emails you receive from me using the “manage my subscription” link at the bottom of each email

Purchases: If you make a purchase on The FODMAP Formula website, I’ll collect information like your name, address, payment information, and transaction information specific to your purchase.

I currently use a third party for my purchases called Gumroad. Gumroad also collects information required to complete purchases, such as your contact and payment information. This may include your name, email address, credit card number, billing address, and other information required to complete your purchase. You can read Gumroad’s full privacy policy here.

HOW DO I USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

I use the information collected to communicate with my readers (through targeted posts, advertisements, and newsletters). This may include sending you promotions, products, or other kinds of information you’ve asked for.

This information is also used to screen for potential risk and fraud, and more generally to improve The FODMAP Formula website (for example, by generating analytics about how readers browse and interact with the website, as well as to assess the success of marketing and advertising campaigns).

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

I share some of the information I collect with third parties to help me analyze and use that information effectively. This includes gathering information about the kind of content and products my readers find useful and helps me create targeted ads to make sure my information is reaching people who will find it useful.

For example, I use Google Analytics and a Facebook Pixel to help me decide which articles to update or promote and who to promote them to. – You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here.

I also use a third-party security service called iThemes Security to protect my website and your personal information from hackers and malicious spyware. This program collects security logs that include: the IP address of visitors, the user ID of logged in users, and the username of any login attempts to check for malicious activity and to protect The FODMAP Formula from specific kinds of targeted attacks.

The FODMAP Formula is also scanned frequently for potential malware and any vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck. This security program doesn’t send any personal information to Sucuri, however, Sucuri can find personal information that has been posted publicly (like in the comment section) during their scan. For more information, see Sucuri’s privacy policy. Security logs are kept for a period of 14 days.

This website also uses Askimet. Askimet collects information about visitors who comment on websites. The information collected includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and website URL (along with any other information provided like the user’s name and email, and the comment itself). Askimet is used to prevent spam and harmful links from being posted in the comment section.

Finally, I may also share your Personal Information if I’m asked to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful requests for information I receive, or to otherwise protect my rights.

BEHAVIOURAL ADVERTISING

As described above, I use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications I think you’ll find helpful. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page here.

Not a fan of analytics? No worries! Use these links to opt out of the following:

To opt out of Facebook Analytics: Click Here
To opt out of Google Analytics: Click Here 
To opt out of Bing analytics: Click Here

You can also opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal.

YOUR RIGHTS

If you are a European resident, you have the right to access the personal information I have collected about you. You can also ask for this information to be corrected, updated, or deleted entirely. If you want me to scrub you from my system or make any adjustments to your information I’m happy to do that for you (no matter where you live). Just shoot an email with your request to [email protected]

Just so we’re clear, the information I collect from you will be transferred outside of Europe, to Canada and the United States.

DATA RETENTION

Information collected by Google Analytics will be retained for no more than 24 months after your last visit to The FODMAP Formula.

When you leave a comment on The FODMAP Formula website, the actual comment and the information collected at the time of the comment (such as your name and email) will be retained indefinitely. This helps identify legitimate commenters and reduces the chance that your comment will be held for moderation.

When you contact me using the Contact Me form, or directly via email, your information will be retained until you ask for it to be deleted.

When you make a purchase through The FODMAP Formula website, your order information will be retained for our records indefinitely unless and until you ask me to delete it.

CONTACT ME

For more information about my privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact me directly at [email protected] and we’ll get it sorted.