Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining how this Site (Eating Out Loud / gathers and uses information.  

Information We Collect

The Site gathers two types of information:

  1. Information you provide when you elect to register for Site emails or comment on Site content.
  2. Information automatically collected as you navigate the Site.

Information a Visitor Provides to the Site

  • Follower and Subscriber Information: When a visitor signs up to follow or subscribe to a Site using Jetpack or, we collect the sign-up information requested by the Site, which typically includes an email address.
  • Site Comments: When a visitor leaves a comment on a Site, we collect that comment, and other information that the visitor provides along with the comment, such as the visitor’s name and email address.
  • Other Information Entered on the Site: We may also collect other information that a visitor enters on the Site–such as a contact form submission or a search query.

Information We Automatically Collect

  • Technical Data from a Visitor’s Computer or Device: We collect the information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available about visitors to a Site, such as the IP address, browser type, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information.
  • Location Information: We may determine the approximate location of a visitor’s device from the IP address. We collect and use this information to, for example, tally for our Users how many people visit their Sites from certain geographic regions. If you’d like, you can read more about our Site Stats feature for sites and Jetpack sites.
  • Akismet Commenter Information: We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address…oh, and the comment itself, of course).
  • Jetpack Site Activity: We collect visitor activities related to the management of the Site, such as login attempts/actions and comment submission and management actions. For more information, please see the Jetpack Privacy Center.
  • Cookies and Other Technologies: A cookie is a string of information that a Site stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the Site each time the visitor returns. Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are small blocks of code placed on Sites. Cookies and other technologies help us learn which areas of the Site are working well as well as areas we can improve. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Please note that disabling cookies may diminish your Site experience and render some functionality to no longer work as expected.

How We Use Visitor Information

We use information provided by you for the given purpose, wether sending you periodic emails for which you registered or responding to comments you’ve provided on the Site. We do not use your personal information for direct marketing purposes that you did not register to receive.

How We Share Visitor Information

  • Third Party Vendors: We do not provide your personal information to any third parties for direct marketing purposes or for any other business purposes.
  • Information Shared Publicly: Information that visitors choose to make public is–you guessed it–disclosed publicly. That means, of course, that information like visitor comments and “likes” are all available to others, including information about the visitor that is displayed in connection with a comment or “like” (such as a visitor’s username and Gravatar). Public information may also be indexed by search engines or used by third parties.
  • Anonymous Information. Anonymous information is used to analyze our Site traffic. In addition, we may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
  • Use of Cookies. We may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests or to customize your experience of the Site. Promotions or advertisements displayed on our Site may contain cookies.

Other Methods

Our Site may contain ads from third party ad networks and advertisers, and we may integrate other tools and services on their Sites (such as Google Analytics and third party plugins). These Sites are noted as follows:

  • Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie
    Google, as a third party advertisement vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. The use of DART cookies by Google enables them to serve adverts to visitors that are based on their visits to this website as well as other sites on the internet. To opt out of the DART cookies you may visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following url Tracking of users through the DART cookie mechanisms are subject to Google’s own privacy policies.
  • Other Third Party ad servers or ad networks may also use cookies to track users activities on this website to measure advertisement effectiveness and other reasons that will be provided in their own privacy policies, Eating Out Loud has no access or control over these cookies that may be used by third party advertisers.
  • Links to third party Websites
    We have included links on this site for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion, and without notice. If you have any questions regarding the privacy policy of Eating Out Loud then you may contact us at