If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at [email protected].  At www.blenderhappy.com, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by www.blenderhappy.com and how it is used.

The Information We Collect & How it is Used

Voluntarily Submitted Information

If you subscribe to our newsletter or comment on our website through the comment engine, we will collect your name and email address.  When you subscribe to our newsletter, this information is used to provide you with promotional information, updates on our latest posts, and/or administrative notices direct to your inbox.  The ability to opt-out is provided with each email that we send.  We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform.  You can view MailChimp’s Privacy Policy here.

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.  We use Akismet anti-spam service which may collect the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL along with any information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself. 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, blenderhappy.com makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.  We use this information to operate and maintain our website and to optimize it for a positive user experience.


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.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.


We use Google Analytics to provide analytics and insights that help us improve

Google Analytics tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions performed on our Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. Click here to opt-out of Google Analytics. Users can completely block Google Analytics tracking using Google’s Analytics Opt-out browser add-on.

Affiliate Disclosure Policy

At times, we may use affiliate links and make recommendations of products or services for which we may receive a fee if you choose to purchase. We only recommend products that we ourselves would use and be willing to stand behind regardless of receiving a fee or commission.  We will always try to make it clear when providing affiliate links within our posts.

Currently, we are participating in the following Affiliate programs:

  • Amazon Services LLC Associates Program
  • SiteGround Affiliate Program
  • Restored 316
  • StudioPress
  • The Food Photography Book

The compensation received via affiliate links, advertising, or other methods will not influence our opinions.

All views expressed on Blender Happy are our own.

Blender Happy is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Use of Photos and Recipes

If you’d like to use one of our published photos on your website please adhere to the following:

  1. No more than 3 photos in a single post, page, or roundup.
  2. All photos must be attributed to Blenderhappy.com and have a direct link back to the recipe on Blenderhappy.com. Please do not copy our recipes.
  3. If you’d like to use the photos in a different manner, please contact us at admin [at] blenderhappy.com outlining the nature of the request.

If you follow #1 & #2 above there is no need to contact me directly.

These policies were reviewed and updated on March 20th, 2024, and are reviewed regularly.