Privacy Policy

by Michelle

Privacy Policy & Disclosure Statement for The Beader Chef and

This policy is valid from May 28th, 2018.

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

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

The Personal Information We Collect

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device; this includes information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site.

Website Log Files

As with most websites, uses its website’s log files which track actions occurring on the Site. These files include: Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser types, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and the number of clicks.

Our Use of Cookies

Cookies are data files that are placed on a reader’s device or computer when you visit some websites. They often include an anonymous unique identifier and can help the Site provide the reader with reader specific content and marketing messages to better suit the reader’s likes and needs.

We use cookies for the following:

  • Advertising: We use cookies to help us display advertisements that would be relevant to the readers’ wants and needs

This Site is affiliated with Gourmet Ads and Google AdSense for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site.

These third-party ad servers/networks use cookies to create ads that are tailored to reflect the interests of readers visiting To understand your interests, advertising partners track your behavior on our website and other websites across the Internet by the means of cookies.

By using, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with Gourmet Ads, Google, and other third-party ad servers. If you wish, you can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: You can also seek information about opting out of Gourmet Ads and their serving partners by visiting:

  • Analytics: We use cookies to help us analyze the use and performance of

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about the use of the Site through the use of cookies. The information gathered that relates to our website is used to create reports about the Site’s use.

Google’s privacy policy is available at:

We also use Hotjar in order to better understand our readers’ needs and to optimize the readers’ experience while on The Beader Chef. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand how readers navigate through the Site: how must time is spent on a specific page, which links they click, etc. Hotjar can also be used to build and maintain our service with user feedback.

To provide the above service, Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our readers’ behavior and their devices: a devices’ IP address (captured and stored only in anonymized form), device screen size, device type, browser information, geographic location (country only), and preferred language. Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please visit Hotjar’s privacy policy at:

  • Comments: We use cookies to retain your information when you chose to save your name, email address and website information when you fill out a comment.
  • Security: We use cookies as an element of the security measures to protect creator accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website generally.

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. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit

Retargeting Ads

The Site may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter, in order to market the Site. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Site.

Sponsored Content Tracking Pixels

From time to time, this Site may engage in sponsored campaigns with various influencer networks, brands and agencies. All sponsored content is duly disclosed.

Sometimes, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels (web beacons), which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience. This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign. No personally identifiable information is collected by the Site is used in conjunction with these tracking pixels.

Affiliate Program Participation

This Site may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Site. If you click on a link to an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for the purposes of commissions.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a way for The Beader Chef to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Email Addresses

We may collect your email address only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter or enter a promotion. We will only use your email for the purposes you provided it to us. Additionally, we may email you regarding changes to the Site. You may opt-out of these email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the end of the emails.

In addition, we will not share your email address with any third parties.


While visiting the site you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. These pixels are embedded in emails and allow us to track the success of our email marketing campaigns. These tracking pixels may allow us to see when you have opened an email and which links within the email you click. This helps us adapt the content of future newsletters to your interests. This information will not be passed on to third parties.

Links to Third Party Pages

In some posts/pages, we have included links to other websites for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. Please be aware that the privacy policies of these websites may differ from that of this Site.

Nutritional Information Disclaimer

Writers and publishers of are not nutritionists or registered dietitians. The recipes and information found on the Site are produced for informational purposes only.

Occasionally, The Beader Chef may offer estimated nutritional information for its recipes. This includes but is not limited to: calories, fat, carbohydrates, etc. This information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed to be accurate. This information comes from online calculators and therefore the figures are only estimates.


The Beader Chef is a personal blog written and edited by Michelle Barbagallo. She writes for her own purposes; however, she may be influenced by her background, occupation, religion, political affiliation or experience.

The compensation received for sponsored content will never influence the content, topics or posts written on this blog. Ms. Barbagallo is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites or other topics. The views and opinions expressed on are her own. She only endorses products or services she believes in and is worthy of her endorsement (sponsored or not). Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the provider or manufacturer.

Using Our Content

We love producing content for The Beader Chef and we want our readers to continue to enjoy our work and recipes!

Recipes – At this time we do not allow the republication of our posts or original recipe texts without prior consent. The Beader Chef is a small blog trying to grow. In that respect, if individuals or companies copy and paste the posts and recipes for republication on their respective websites it will negatively impact how this Site is searched for. If you have a specific inquiry about a post and/or recipe please feel free to email us at

Photos without recipes – Photography is an art, and art is meant to be shared! If you wish to share a photo found on the Site please credit the photo(s) with either: two links (one back to the post the photo was found on and on back to the Site’s homepage) or including @thebeaderchef with #whynotmakeitdelicious on social media.

Changes to this Privacy Policy and Disclosure Statement

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

If you have any questions regarding the privacy policy or disclosure statement you can reach us by emailing us at