Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Website and App Privacy Policy

Last Updated: October 25, 2016

This is the Website and App Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) of It covers information Cookandrecipe collects from users and visitors of our official website (“Site”) and official mobile app (“App”).

When we use the terms “we”, “us” or “our” we refer to Cookandrecipe and “Our Group” means entities controlling, controlled by or under common control with Cookandrecipe.

By accessing our Site or App, you are agreeing to the collection, use, disclosure and other handling of your information as described below.

What does this Privacy Policy cover?

We process certain information about you when you use our service provided by our Site or App (“Cookandrecipe Service”). Some of that information may enable you to be identifiable (“Personal Information”).

This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, store and use your Personal Information when you visit or use our Site and App. It also describes the types of Personal Information we collect, how we use this Personal Information to ensure we provide relevant and timely services to you, and to improve your experience of Cookandrecipe Service.

What Personal Information do we collect from you?

1. Information you submit to us

The type of Personal Information we may collect from you depends on the activity you choose to undertake on our Site or App.

If you visit our Site or use our App without registration:

You do not need to submit or register information if you only view the recipes without registering with Cookandrecipe Service. We may still collect certain technical information about you (see below) which we might be able to link to you if you then choose to register with us.

If you register with us:

If you register with Cookandrecipe Service to receive additional functionality, you will become a “Registered User”. When you register as a Registered User, we will collect your email address and password.

If you sign in via Facebook or Google:

If you sign into our Site or App via Facebook, we will collect your e-mail address and user name, and you will have the option to allow us to collect the names of your Facebook friends. If you sign into our Site or App via Google, we will collect your e-mail address, username and your Google contacts (your follow list). Use of your information by Facebook or Google will be in accordance with their respective privacy policies:



If you complete your profile:

If you decide to complete your profile, we will collect the Personal Information which you choose to provide, such as your photo, username, location you live in and/or biography.

If you want us to sync the photos on your device for food-related photos:

With your permission, the Cookandrecipe Service may access and collect images stored in your device’s photo storage. By uploading the thumbnail images to the Cookandrecipe Service, you agree that the Cookandrecipe Service may use image recognition functionality to try to identify photos that contain food (“Food Photos”). Uploaded thumbnails may contain information about you, such as your face; however, the image recognition functionality does not perform facial recognition or attempt to identify any individuals in images. After thumbnails are classified, the original images of those identified as Food Photos are uploaded and stored in our server. We automatically delete any thumbnails from our server that the image recognition functionality does not identify as a Food Photo or the original images that you manually removed.

If you use the Premium Service:

Cookandrecipe provides a premium service for paying users (the “Premium Service”).

If you decide to subscribe the Premium Service you may need to submit your payment information to Google and such information will be used and managed by Google in accordance with its own privacy policy as linked below.


If you post recipes or comments:

If you participate in any interactive features of Cookandrecipe Service, such as posting recipes or comments, we will process information that you add to your profile, and any comments, posts or other submissions that you make on the profiles and recipes of other users. If you include any Personal Information in any of your submissions, this will also be collected by us.

If you use messaging function:

If you use messaging function, a service made available within the Cookandrecipe Service, you may import the contact information of others so we can connect you with them through the Cookandrecipe Service. For example, you may “Choose friends from your phone,” which sends us the telephone numbers and e-mail addresses in your phone’s address book. If you choose to use “Invite your friends via Facebook”, we will use your Facebook friend list to add your Facebook friends who are Registered Users as contacts within the Cookandrecipe Service. If you choose to use “Invite friends via e-mail” feature, we will request an email address so we can determine if the person is a Registered User and connect you on the Cookandrecipe Service. We do not retain the contact information you provide about others for matching purposes after we have performed the matching.

If you contact us:

We will collect your name, phone number, e-mail address, and any other Personal Information you provide to us in the course of communicating with us.

*Please note that if, when requested, you omit to provide us data marked as compulsory, this could make it impossible for us to provide you the Cookandrecipe Service or to comply with your request under the agreed conditions.

2. Automatically collected information

Technical and Statistical Information:

We and our third-party partners, such as advertising networks, social media widgets, and analytics providers, also collect some technical and statistical information (the “Technical and Statistical Information”) from you, about your use of our Site or App, including:

  • The Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer or device to the Internet;
  • Your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform (as applicable to the device you are using);
  • In the case of our Site, information about your visit, the path that you take through and from our Site (including date and time); pages that you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page; and
  • In the case of our App, information about your use of our App and the country you are connected from.

This Technical and Statistical Information is typically anonymous but may identify you in certain circumstances.

Where it does identify you, for example – where it is linked to you as a Registered User – we treat it as Personal Information.

Our partners also may collect information about your online activities over time, on other devices, and on other websites or apps. When they provide such services, they are governed by their own privacy policies.


We and our third-party partners, such as advertising networks, social media widgets, and analytics providers, use cookies and similar technologies to provide, support and improve Cookandrecipe Service and each of the uses outlined and described in this section of our policy. Our partners also may collect information about your online activities over time, on other devices, and on other websites or apps. When they provide such services, they are governed by their own privacy policies. To switch off cookies, you need to change your browser settings. For further information about how to do this please visit Please note that if you choose to switch off cookies on your device that will mean certain functions of our Site and App cannot operate properly and the usability of the Cookandrecipe Service will be affected.

Read our Cookie Policy to learn more.

How do we use information collected from you?

We use the Personal Information we collect from you in the following ways:

1. To provide, develop, maintain, tailor and improve the Cookandrecipe Service and any other services that we operate.

For example, we might use your Personal Information to:

  • Verify your identity.
  • Facilitate the access and amendment of registration information.
  • Customise the contents on the Site and App in order to provide a more suitable, enriching and improved user experience for you, including the online advertising displayed on the Cookandrecipe Service.
  • Transmit notices relating to the Cookandrecipe Service and deliver prizes and products to you.

2. To conduct analysis and marketing activity.

For example, we might use your Personal Information to:

  • Count how many people in a certain geographical area are using the Site and App. We will typically do this on an aggregated and anonymised basis.
  • View your use of the Cookandrecipe Service either individually or as part of a group, to see how you use them in order to understand Cookandrecipe Service better. We will typically anonymise any output of this process.
  • Select survey participants for user interviews conducted by us or other trusted partners.
  • Provide advertisers, information providers and service providers with information on what types of advertisements, information and Cookandrecipe Service can or should be displayed or provided to you.

3. To protect you, us and others.

For example, we might use your Personal Information to:

  • Promote safety and security on Cookandrecipe Service to protect you.
  • Deny use of the Cookandrecipe Service to previous Registered Users who have: (a) not made prompt payment; (b) caused damage to Cookandrecipe, other users or third parties; or (c) breached our terms of use (“Terms of Use”) or used Cookandrecipe Service in a fraudulent or improper way.
  • Protect our Group against threats such as fraud or cyber-attacks.

4. To conduct direct marketing and promote the Cookandrecipe Service.

For example, we might use your Personal Information to:

  • Contact you from time to time with material that we think may be of interest to you, unless you ask us not to.
  • Advertise or promote new functions, events or news by sending notifications or e-mail newsletters to you.

Except for notices and communications about the operation of your account, you may opt-out of emails from us at any time by contacting us (see below). We will not provide your email address to any third parties for marketing purposes.

5. To communicate with you.

We may use your contact details to communicate with you.

We may anonymize or aggregate data collected through the Cookandrecipe Service and use and disclose it for any business purpose.

Who do we share your Personal Information with?

We share your Personal Information within Our Group to provide you with the Cookandrecipe Service, information or other opportunities. Learn more about Our Group here.

We share information with other users of the Cookandrecipe Service. For example, if you send other Registered Users messages through the Cookandrecipe Service, we will share the information in the messages with them.

We may share your Personal Information with following trusted partners and agents only if they need such information to perform their specific obligations, and we require them to do so based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

  • The trusted partners, suppliers, sub-contractors and agents who cooperate with us to provide you with Cookandrecipe Service and advertising.
  • The trusted partners, suppliers, sub-contractors and agents who cooperate with us to provide the Site and App, or in collecting, storing or processing your information for us.
  • Advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others. We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the Personal Information we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers’ wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience. Read our Cookie Policy to learn more about opting out of personalized advertising. We do not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or unaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission.
  • Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site. For example, we may use Google Analytics to collect and process certain Cookandrecipe Service usage data.  Read our Cookie Policy to learn more.
  • Other trusted third parties, but only with your prior consent. For example, the Cookandrecipe Service may allow you to share information, including Personal Information, with social networking websites, such as Facebook.

We may also share your Personal Information with other organisations or individuals when we have a good-faith belief that it is reasonably necessary, for example:

  • If all or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its users will be one of the transferred assets.
  • To meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
  • To enforce applicable legal terms and conditions or our other legal rights, including investigation of potential violations.
  • To detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
  • To protect against or prevent harm to the rights, property or safety of Our Group, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.

Where is your Personal Information stored and processed?

We will process and store your Personal Information in the locations in which Our Group operates, and in the location of our servers.

We comply with applicable laws in respect of the international transfer of Personal Information.

If you are located in the European Economic Area, please note that we may transfer your Personal Information for the provision of Cookandrecipe Service, and you agree to allow us to transfer your Personal Information to other locations, including those operated by third parties, located outside the European Economic Area and some of which may not offer a similar level of protection to European regulations.

Can you access the Personal Information we hold about you?

You have the right to access any Personal Information we hold about you. If you would like to request a copy of the information we hold about you, please see the ‘How to Contact us’ section below.

How long do we keep your Personal Information?

We will not keep your Personal Information longer than reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use or as prescribed by law.

How do we secure your Personal Information?

We take steps in an effort to treat your information securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Unfortunately, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. We do not accept liability for unintentional disclosure.

What about the privacy of children?

We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under 13 years of age, and no part of the Cookandrecipe Service is directed to children under the age of 13. If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you may alert us at contact info. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from children under 13, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.

How will we notify you of changes to this Privacy Policy?

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post any Privacy Policy changes on our Site or App. If our practices change regarding previously collected Personal Information in a way that would be materially less restrictive than stated in the version of this Privacy Policy in effect at the time we collected the information, we will make reasonable efforts to provide notice and obtain consent to any such uses as may be required by law.

How to contact us

If you wish to access, correct, remove, or prevent processing of any of your Personal Information, please send your requests, or any questions about this Privacy Policy, to:


We will do our best to respond promptly and comply with your requests. In some cases we may not be able to process your request, for example, if it is technically impractical, risks the privacy of others, or causes a disproportionate burden on us.

About this Privacy Policy

If this Privacy Policy is translated into a language other than English, the English version will prevail to the extent that there is any conflict or discrepancy in meaning between the English version and any translation thereof.