Privacy Policy

Tea Time in YayYay's Kitchen with whole wheat animal cookies and Grandma Grace's tea set

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At YayYay’s Kitchen we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our host servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals: (Note, the folks at Automattic, decided to make this privacy policy available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you’re more than welcome to steal it and re-purpose it for your own use, just make sure to replace references to us with ones to you, and if you want they would appreciate a link to somewhere on your site. They spent a lot of money and time on the below, and believe other people shouldn’t need to do the same.)

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us.

It is YayYay’s Kitchen’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Who We Are and What This Policy Covers

Hi. For now, YayYay’s Kitchen is just me, YayYay. That’s what my grandkids call me, and this web site is primarily a place for them, when they’re old enough, to find my recipes, some of our cooking-together adventures, and whatever is on my mind—or theirs—when we’re hanging out in the kitchen. Other people (Users) are welcome to visit and to comment on our posts and some of our pages, as long as you all keep it civil and kind and accept this privacy policy.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, YayYay’s Kitchen collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. YayYay’s Kitchen’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how YayYay’s Kitchen’s visitors use its website. From time to time, YayYay’s Kitchen may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

YayYay’s Kitchen also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on YayYay’s Kitchen. YayYay’s Kitchen only discloses user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to YayYay’s Kitchen’s websites choose to interact with YayYay’s Kitchen in ways that require YayYay’s Kitchen to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that YayYay’s Kitchen gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who leave comments to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with YayYay’s Kitchen – by purchasing our products, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, YayYay’s Kitchen collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with YayYay’s Kitchen. YayYay’s Kitchen does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

YayYay’s Kitchen may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, YayYay’s Kitchen may monitor the most popular blogs on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. YayYay’s Kitchen may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, YayYay’s Kitchen does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

YayYay’s Kitchen discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on YayYay’s Kitchen’s behalf or to provide services available at YayYay’s Kitchen’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using YayYay’s Kitchen’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. YayYay’s Kitchen will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, YayYay’s Kitchen discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when YayYay’s Kitchen believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of YayYay’s Kitchen, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered subscriber to YayYay’s Kitchen website and have supplied your email address, YayYay’s Kitchen may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with YayYay’s Kitchen and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. YayYay’s Kitchen takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. YayYay’s Kitchen uses cookies to help YayYay’s Kitchen identify and track visitors, their usage of YayYay’s Kitchen website, and their website access preferences. YayYay’s Kitchen visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using YayYay’s Kitchen’s website, with the drawback that certain features of YayYay’s Kitchen’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If YayYay’s Kitchen, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that YayYay’s Kitchen goes out of business, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of YayYay’s Kitchen may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


We do not currently accept ads on YayYay’s Kitchen, but should we do so in the future, ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by YayYay’s Kitchen and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Comments and other content submitted to our Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, YayYay’s Kitchen may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in YayYay’s Kitchen’s sole discretion. YayYay’s Kitchen encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Last update: March 31, 2018