Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy & Disclosure Statement for The Beader Chef and

This policy is valid from July 10th, 2017.

If you have more inquires about The Beader Chef privacy policy, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email at

At The Beader Chef my readers’ privacy is of the utmost importance. Therefore, this privacy policy outlines the type of personal information that is received and collected by and how it is used.


Using My Content

Although blogging for The Beader Chef is a side hobby and side hustle, I work very hard on each and every recipe and post you see on The Beader Chef! I want my readers to enjoy reading the content and making the recipes I create; and I want to be able to continue creating it!

Recipes – Sorry, at this time I do not allow republication of my posts or original recipe texts without prior consent. The Beader Chef is a baby blog trying to grow. In that respect, if people copy and paste my posts and recipes for republication on their website it will negatively impact how The Beader Chef is searched for. Also, there are copyright issues with copying and pasting posts and recipe instructions. If you have a specific inquiry about a recipe, please feel free to email me.

Photos Without Recipes – Why not?! Thanks for sharing, photography is an art and should be shared! Please credit my photos with two links: one back to the recipe post it comes from and one back to Thanks!


Website Log Files

As with most websites, uses its website’s log files. These files include: Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser types, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and the number of clicks. All of these logs are used to better analyse trends, administer the site, track the reader’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. Please note that IP addresses and like information are not linked to personally identifiable information.


Cookies & Web Beacons

Cookies are text files that get stored on a reader’s computer when you visit some websites. They are used by these websites to provide the reader with reader specific content and marketing messages to better suit the reader’s likes and needs.

On I use cookies to track reader behaviour. If you do not wish to take part, you can change the configuration of your Internet Browser (Chrome, Safari, Explorer, etc.) to warn you when you receive a cookie or to automatically reject their use.

Want to find out more about cookies and their use? A good resource is


The Beader Chef uses software called Hotjar. How Hotjar can be used is explained in detail in their Privacy Policy. (

Information is automatically collected while a reader browses and interacts with The Beader Chef’s pages and posts. The reason for this data collection is solely to improve reader experience.

Through the Hotjar code that is embedded on my website I am able to collect:

Device-Specific Data – Examples of this are: your device’s IP address (collected and stored anonymously), device screen size and type, browser information, geographic location (country only) and preferred language.

Log Data – Upon coming to, Hotjar will automatically record: referring domain, pages visited, geographic location (country only), preferred language, date and time the pages were accessed.

Google and the Double-Click Dart Cookie

Google, a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on

Google makes use of the DART cookie, which allows it to serve ads to readers based on their visit to my site and other websites on the Internet.

Users can opt out of DART usage by visiting the Google as and content network privacy policy at Tracking of readers through the DART cookie mechanisms are subject to Google’s own privacy policies.

Some of my advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on My advertising partners include: Google AdSense.

These third party ad servers/networks use cookies to track readers’ activities on The Beader Chef to measure advertisement effectiveness and other reasons that are provided in their individual privacy policies. The Beader Chef has no access or control over the cookies that may be used by their party advertisers; and you should consult the respective privacy policies of these third party ad servers for detailed information on their practices and how to opt-out of their use. The Beader Chef’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, other advertisers or websites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through you individual browser options, which can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.


Links to Third Party Websites

In some of my posts I have included links to other websites for your use and reference. I am not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. Please be aware that the privacy policies of these websites may differ from

I also use third party advertising to serve ads on These ads are linked back to the advertisers website. As above, I am not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. Please be aware that the privacy policies of these websites may differ from



The Beader Chef is a personal blog written and edited by me, Michelle Barbagallo. This blog does not accept any form of sponsorship or paid insertions. I write for my own purposes; however, I may be influenced by my background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience.

The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts written in this blog.

I am not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites or other topics. The views and opinions expressed on The Beader Chef are my own. I will only endorse products or services that I believe, in my experience, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a service or product should be verified with the provider or manufacturer.


Changes to this Privacy Statement & Disclosure

The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at my discretion.

If you have any questions regarding the privacy policy or disclosure statement of The Beader Chef, you can reach out by emailing me at