This privacy policy was last updated on August 4, 2019.

It is easy to care about your privacy. It is reasonably practical to follow common-sense practices for respecting it and protecting it. But writing about it in a readable and assuring way is challenging.

This attempt divides the task into two sections, intended for two different audiences. For the majority of our readers, likely seeking an expedient read on the sentiment of the site’s privacy policy, there is a summarizing overview.

For the other audience, those seeking completeness and detail, a longer privacy policy explanation follows the overview.

Privacy Policy Overview

This overview is original and written specifically for the audience of the Dragonfly Home Recipes website.

Dragonfly Home Recipes website data is never collected to share or use for selling or promotion. When data collection and data sharing happen, it happens in the course of ordinary website operations.

Sharing with Services

Some site visitor data passes to services that are part of how the website functions. These services include Akismet and Jetpack (both from Automattic), and Google Analytics.

Privacy Policy Revisions

Given that privacy is an important and evolving topic, this privacy policy is likely to change. Visit this page to discover updates.

Privacy Policy Specifics

The Privacy Policy that follows represents a merge of templated text, with revisions adapted for the Dragonfly Home Recipes website.

Privacy Policy Principles

The Dragonfly Home Recipes website embraces these fundamental privacy principles:

  • Request the minimum personal information necessary to complete a task.
  • Never share personal information except to comply with the law.

Website Visitors

Like many websites, Dragonfly Home Recipes collects non-personally-identifying information that web browsers and servers make available.

This non-personally-identifying information includes:

  • the browser type,
  • language preference,
  • the referring website,
  • and the date and time of each visitor request.

The purpose for collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the site.

Dragonfly Home Recipes also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on posts. The site only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering Personally-Identifying Information

Some visitors to the Dragonfly Home Recipes website choose to interact with the site in ways that require the site to gather personally-identifying information.

The amount and type of information that the site gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, commenters must provide a username and email address. For those who subscribe to receive email update notifications, it is necessary to collect email addresses. In each case, Dragonfly Home Recipes collects such information only insofar as is necessary to support the visitor’s interaction with the site.

Dragonfly Home Recipes does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described. Visitors may always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent certain website functions.

Aggregated Statistic

Dragonfly Home Recipes may collect statistics about the behavior of site visitors. For instance, Dragonfly Home Recipes may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. 

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Dragonfly Home Recipes discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on behalf of the site, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Some of the employees of affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Dragonfly Home Recipes website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Dragonfly Home Recipes will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to affiliated organizations, as described above, Dragonfly Home Recipes discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Dragonfly Home Recipes believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Dragonfly Home Recipes, third parties or the public at large.

Dragonfly Home Recipes 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 device, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Dragonfly Home Recipes uses cookies:

  • to help the site identify and track visitors,
  • to track visitor usage,
  • and to store visitor website access preferences.

Site visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their devices should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the website, with the drawback that certain features may not function properly without cookies.

Google Analytics and Cookies

Dragonfly Home Recipes uses Google Analytics to better understand audience behavior and preferences. Google Analytics uses cookies to monitor site activity.

Comments on Posts

Comments on posts and other data submitted to the Akismet anti-spam service are not saved except for comments marked as false positives. Comment data relating to false positives are temporarily retained to improve the anti-spam service, with the goal of reducing future false positives.

Third Party Advertising

This site does not participate in any third-party programs to display advertising. Consequently, this site does not load scripts from third-party advertising services.

Supplemental Privacy Disclosures for JetPack

Dragonfly Home Recipes uses Jetpack (from Automattic). Readers seeking the most comprehensive privacy policy perspective may wish to also review the Automattic Privacy Policy.

Automattic provides these additional disclosures for the functions of Jetpack that are activated on the Dragonfly Home Recipes website.

Contact Form

Data Used: The contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.

Data Synced: Post and post meta data associated with a user’s contact form submission. If Akismet is enabled on the site, the IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are synced, as well, as they are stored in post meta.


This feature is only accessible to users logged in to

Data Used: In order to process a post like action, the following information is used: IP address, user ID, username, site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: Post likes.


This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site who are logged in to

Data Used: IP address, user ID, username, site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Some visitor-related information or activity may be sent to the site owner via this feature. This may include: email address, username, site URL, email address, comment content, follow actions, etc.

Activity Tracked: Sending notifications (i.e. when we send a notification to a particular user), opening notifications (i.e. when a user opens a notification that they receive), performing an action from within the notification panel (e.g. liking a comment or marking a comment as spam), and clicking on any link from within the notification panel/interface.


Data Used: When official sharing buttons are active on the site, each button loads content directly from its service in order to display the button as well as information and tools for the sharing party. As a result, each service can in turn collect information about the sharing party. When a non-official Facebook or a Pinterest sharing button is active on the site, information such as the sharing party’s IP address as well as the page URL will be available for each service, so sharing counts can be displayed next to the button. When sharing content via email (this option is only available if Akismet is active on the site), the following information is used: sharing party’s name and email address (if the user is logged in, this information will be pulled directly from their account), IP address (for spam checking), user agent (for spam checking), and email body/content. This content will be sent to Akismet (also owned by Automattic) so that a spam check can be performed.


Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.

Activity Tracked: Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.

Dragonfly Home Recipes Privacy Policy Updates

This Privacy Policy can change at any time. You are welcome and encouraged to check this page for updates.

Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.