privacy policy

This policy governs the way we collect, use, maintain and disclose information collected from users of this website.

who we are

The Pfeiffer Family publishes recipes for informational and instructional purposes.

The publisher of this site is Keith Pfeiffer. The terms “we” or “us” refer to the Pfeiffer Family in this privacy policy.

Our website address is: https:/pfeiffer.net.au/

personal identification information

We collect personal identification information from a user when they subscribe to the newsletter, comment on a post or use the contact page.

All users may, however, visit the website anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us.

non-personal identification information

We collect non-personal identification information about users whenever they interact with the website. Non-personal identification information may include information about the browser, the type of computer and technical information about the means of connection to the website, such as the operating system, the internet service providers utilised, and other similar information.

We use this information for analysing trends and administering the website.

children’s information

We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on the website, contact us immediately and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from the website.

We encourage parents, guardians and responsible adults to observe, participate in, monitor and guide children’s online activity.

log files

The website follows an industry-standard procedure of using log files. These files log users when they visit the website. These logs are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

backups

The website follows an industry-standard backup procedure where copies of the website are periodically taken. These historical copies are used only for disaster recovery purposes. Although users may opt-out of the website at any time, their information may remain in these historical copies until they are rotated out. We have a backup rotation strategy that has no copy more than two months old. There are no long-term archival copies of any personal information from the website.

web browser cookies

This website uses cookies.

A user can choose to accept or decline cookies from this site. Declining will not affect anonymous and passive use of this website.

If a user accepts our use of cookies, a cookie will be set to retain that information for 30 days so they will not be asked during that time to confirm cookie permission.

If a user visits our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if their browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when the user closes their browser.

If a user logs into this website, we will set several cookies to save the login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days and screen options cookies last for a year. If the user elects to have their login remembered, we will set a cookie with that information. This cookie will persist for two weeks. If the user logs out of their account, these login cookies will be removed.

If a user comments on site material, they will be asked if they wish to save their name and email address for further comments. If they agree, this information will be stored in a cookie. If, as part of the comment, the user rates a post, we will set a cookie to protect against rating spam.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve the website to tailor it to our user’s needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

how we use collected information

We collect and use users’ information for the following purposes:

  • To improve service. Information provided helps responses to service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalise user experience. We may use information in the aggregate to understand how users as a group use the services and resources provided on the website.
  • To improve the website. We may use feedback a user provides to improve resources and services.
  • To protect the website. We use industry-standard techniques to use the information provided to combat spam and malware.
  • To send periodic emails. If a user decides to opt-in to a mailing list, they will receive emails that include news or updates. Users can unsubscribe from these emails at any time. We include unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

how we protect user’s information

We require SSL connection to make this website available using secure communication. We use firewall tools to monitor and protect our website from nefarious activities and attacks.

We adopt appropriate data storage, processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information.

what data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach, we will systematically reset passwords and lock down the attack vector that enabled the breach. We will clean our website, or restore from known clean backup, if necessary. Finally, we will analyse the affected data and send out notifications to the affected parties from whom the data was collected.

We will immediately notify relevant law enforcement agencies.

how long we retain user’s data

If a user leaves a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on this website, we retain the personal information they provide in their user profile. This data is kept indefinitely, or until the user unsubscribes.

All data can be removed at a user’s request.

sharing user’s personal information

We do not disclose, sell, trade, or rent user’s personal identification information to others.

third-party websites

We send information to two third parties for spam analysis and protection. We only do this when a user comments on a post, attempts to contact us or registers on this site.

We use Google reCaptcha to aid in non-disruptive spam detection. Google collects data about the user and their browsing behaviour to help determine who is an automated bot and who is an actual user. This data is not shared with us and is maintained by Google. The Google privacy policy is available at:
https://policies.google.com/privacy/

We use Akismet to aid comment spam detection. We send the user’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and site URL, along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, email address, and the comment itself. The Akismet privacy policy is available at:
https://automattic.com/privacy/

This website includes links to other websites. These links are provided for convenience to access further information. They do not signify that we endorse those websites. We do not receive any consideration for providing such links.

We do not control the content on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from this website. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to this website, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

advertising

We do not permit advertising on this website. Any advertising links that may appear are likely inserted by your internet service provider.

controlling user’s personal information

A user may choose to restrict the collection or use of their personal information in the following ways.

  • Opt-out: If a user has previously agreed to us using their personal information for subscription purposes, they may contact us or simply reply to any communication with “unsubscribe” in the subject.
  • Access: A user may access the personal information we have about them by submitting a request through our contact page.
  • Amend: A user may contact us through the contact page to amend or update their personal information.
  • Forget: In certain situations, a user may request that we erase or forget their data. To do so, they should submit a request through our contact page.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information required by law.

contacting us

If you have any questions about our terms, our policies, the practices of this website, or your dealings with the website, please contact us by using the contact form at:
https://cookbook.pfeiffer.net.au/contact/

updates

This page was last updated on 17 May 2018.