Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

You can contact us at [email protected] if you have privacy issues or questions.


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.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

At this time, we rarely share your data with any third parties unless otherwise stated. The one obvious share comes if you sign up for the Italian Mamma newsletter, which is run through MailChimp. In that case, MailChimp stores your data for the purpose of sending you our newsletters. You can ask to be removed from the system if you no longer want to receive them and/or you no longer want us or MailChimp to have access to your personal data, such as your email address.

How long we retain your data

If you leave 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 our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. If you sign up for the newsletter, your data goes to MailChimp, which is the service we use to send out newsletters and any other communication we have with our visitors who sign up for the service. You may also be redirected to an Etsy shop, at which time you will be on another website. If you make a purchase there, then your personal data may be maintained on that site. It would be subject to Etsy’s privacy policies. The same is true if you are redirected to Amazon for the purpose of purchasing books by Francesca Di Meglio or if you click on links to other websites within blogs and other content found on the site.

Your contact information

If you offer your contact information to us, we may use it to get in touch with you. We may respond to a question you have or send a note of gratitude. Our aim is to be responsive. At this time, unless otherwise noted as in the case of signing up for the newsletter, we do not share your contact information with any third parties. We will alert visitors should that ever change.

Additional information

How we protect your data

As a WordPress hosted website, we use all the resources available to us through WP to protect your data.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the case of a data breach, we would work with professionals in cybersecurity to address the problem. Most importantly, we would inform you as soon as possible and be transparent about what happened. We’d aim to give you the most information about your own vulnerabilities and work with you to address the breach.

What third parties we receive data from

We may receive your name (user name or actual name depending on what you share) and email address from our newsletter distributor service should you sign up to hear from us via email. If you change your mind at any time, you can get in touch for us to remove you from our list, and we will delete your name and email. Yoast is a service we use to improve SEO. At this time, we don’t knowingly receive personal data about users from Yoast.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to get in touch and we’ll answer them to the best of our ability.