Privacy Policy

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

On Dollar Friendly Meals we collect names and email addresses only if you comment on a post or subscribe to our newsletter. Our site also collects cookies due to our advertisement tracking software, in order to give you a more targeted and relevant ad experience.

Comments

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.

Media

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

At Dollar Friendly Meals we utilize a contact form to collect information for our newsletter; this information includes name and email. This information is used only for our newsletter groups; your information will never be sold. You can opt out at any time.

Cookies

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 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.

Analytics

Dollar Friendly Meals uses Google Analytics to count our daily users and to collect other information like location (by state), general demographics (age), and how long users remain on our website. This information helps us provide the best content we can to the people who want it.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your personal data with any third party services or providers.

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.

If you join our newsletter, we retain your name and email information indefinitely. This is so that we can continue to provide you with newsletter services containing new, pertinent information related to Dollar Friendly Meals.

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.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Our team runs standard security protocols to ensure that your name and email address are not compromised.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from our advertisers to run pertinent ads on our site. This data does not compromise your security.

Comment Information

We collect information from visitors who comment on our site via Akismet anti-spam service. The information 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, and the comment itself).

Additional Terms

Unless otherwise stated, Dollar Friendly Meals owns the rights to all content and images on Dollar Friendly Meals.

Dollar Friendly Meals contains some contextual affiliate links. This means that we get a commission should you make a purchase through affiliate links that we share. We also work with affiliate links on our social media pages including Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. Dollar Friendly Meals also contains sponsored blog posts. All sponsored posts will be noted as such.

We only link to and promote items and brands we truly love and use. All opinions are our own.

Thank you for being a Dollar Friendly Meals reader, and for supporting the policies that keep the blog up and running!