Privacy Policy

The Smiling Food Journal operates (the “Website”) This is a blog written, edited and monitored by Nikki Hall. This website is governed by the following privacy policy which describes the types of personal information collected and recorded and how I use it. Your use of this blog is based on how the Website operates.


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.


Cookies are packages of data containing information about your web usage that are stored on your computer. “” uses cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences, to personal or customise web content based on visitors’ browser type and to record specific information regarding which pages a site visitor accesses.

“” does not have control over cookies sent and accessed by third-party sites, such as Google, and each advertiser’s unique privacy policy applies to their use. If you wish to block cookies, you can do so using your browser’s privacy settings. You can also use your internet browser’s privacy settings to delete cookies at any time.

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. 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


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. Google Analytics tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualise and personalise the ads of it’s own advertising network.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

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


From time to time, the Website may use third-party advertising providers, such as Google, Facebook or Instagram in order to serve content and market the Website. These advertisements help support and maintain our Service. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website. Advertisements will be chosen personally by the owner, from particular brands only, with links through to retailers to which the advertisement is associated.

“” may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for the purposes of commissions. The site and its owner is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Please refer to those sites privacy policies for their information.

By using this website, you hereby consent to the privacy policy and agree to it’s terms. “” reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time. If you have any questions in relation to this policy, or want further information, please make contact using the contact tab.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 29 November 2018.

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