Privacy Policy

Disclosure Policy

This blog, My Roots, My Rambles ( is a personal food blog written and edited by the author and owner, Ramya Ramamurthy. For questions about this blog, please contact Our fully secured website address is

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to My Roots, My Rambles ( My Roots, My Rambles ( may contain third-party links to other websites which are not governed by this policy.

We believe in honesty and transparency of information. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. I am not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are my own. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how My Roots, My Rambles uses and protects any information that you give while using

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

What is collected

The following information may be collected:

  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences, and interests


When visitors leave comments on our 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.


On our Website,, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. We use MailPoet as our email marketing platform and you can unsubscribe or opt out anytime. We do not share your email id with any other third parties. MailPoet’s privacy policy can be found here

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.

What is done with the information

I require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Use the information to improve my services.
  • I may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which they think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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. We also use session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


My Roots My Rambles currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. For more information on Google’s Analytics privacy policies, please visit this site.

Links to other websites

My website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • if you have previously agreed to me using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us at

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. I may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

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. Please contact for such requests.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service – Askimet. All your data (comments and email entered) is saved and protected securely on our hosting site – Site Ground.


We only select reputable Third Party Companies that are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected online are in place.

We implement reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices in order to protect your Personal Information and ensure that such Personal Information is not accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.  However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such precautions. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.

What data breach procedures we have in place

My Roots, My Rambles uses Askimet to prevent spam comments and we do receive notifications regarding spam comments. Also, we use SG Site Scanner – a malware detection and early warning system.  If any issue is detected the scanner will send an immediate notification mail. This allows for an immediate remedial action to protect our customers, business reputation and revenue.

Copyright Policies

All recipes, original text, images and other materials hosted on My Roots My Rambles ( are COPYRIGHT © 2018 MY ROOTS, MY RAMBLES — DESIGNED BY WPZOOM, unless otherwise noted (e.g., news articles and licensed photos). Any use of the copyright material needs express written permission from My Roots, My Rambles. 

If you believe that any information I am holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact me at


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