Who we are

Home Is A Kitchen (also referred to as HIAK, we, us, the website, the site) is a food blog that uses website address: https://homeisakitchen.com as well as other permutations using www or http. This site was formerly, Man Fuel Food Blog at manfuelblog.com and any links to that address will redirect to HIAK.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.

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. Users do not need to submit a personal profile picture and comments can be left anonymously without registering for Gravatar.


If you upload images/video/media to the website, you should avoid uploading media with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location, device, or personal data from media on the website.

Contact forms

Information such as your email address and name may be used in contact forms so that we can respond to your messages. If you need to contact HIAK, please use the form on the About page.


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 visit our login page, 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.

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.


HIAK uses Google Analytics and Google Webmasters for website monitoring as well as WordPress’ Jetpack. Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using Google’s Ad Settings page. Users can completely block Google Analytics tracking using Google’s Opt-out browser add-on.

Who we share your data with

HIAK uses sites that advertise, market, and retarget (like Facebook, Instagram, WordAds, or Google Adwords, etc.). Cookies and pixels are used to understand and deliver ads and make them more relevant to you. We may also use a cookie to learn whether someone who saw an ad somewhere else later visited our website. Cookies and data may be used to track your visits to this site and other websites without saving any personally identifiable information. We may use this data for showing you advertisements about our website or associates. We do not control how these cookies are used/generated, but may gather data from them through the use of advertising sites. Users may opt out of the use of some/all of these cookies or data gathering sites by visiting the sites and setting their preferences.

If any part of the HIAK website links you to other websites, those websites do not operate under this Privacy Policy. HIAK recommends that you examine the privacy policies posted on these other websites to understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information. You can choose to access certain third party social media websites and services (such as Facebook) through our site. When you do so, you are sharing information with those sites and the information you share will be governed by their privacy policies (including that the site may share information with us). You may be able to modify your privacy settings with these third party social media websites. Please refer to the relevant provider policies for more information.

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. Posts made to the site are also retained indefinitely.

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, but it will be up to our discretion (or if required by law) to remove that information. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Any data stored or generated by a user on this site is owned by HIAK until/unless negated by the law. By creating any content or comment on this site, you agree to pass on the full ownership and right to use to this website.

HIAK does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian believes that the site has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 18 in its database and would like it removed, please contact us immediately through the form in the About section of the site and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. HIAK uses Google Analytics and Google Webmasters for website monitoring as well as WordPress’ Jetpack. Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using Google’s Ad Settings page. Users can completely block Google Analytics tracking using Google’s Opt-out browser add-on.

Information about you may be collected from your device and/or browser. Such information may have settings you can control via your individual preferences on your device or browser. The following information may be collected through your device and browser, but is not intentionally collected specifically by HIAK:

• Your device’s IP address
• Device, operating system and browser screen size
• Device type (unique device identifiers) and bowser information
• Geographic location
• Preferred language used to display the webpage

Your contact information

We do not share your name or personal information to any third party unless required by the law or believed by us to be necessary for legal compliance or in good faith or if we have your permission (for example if you are the winner of a giveaway). We do not sell, rent or provide third-party access to our email mailing list or any data we store.

HIAK does not usually, but may collect personal information that is necessary for you to access and use of parts of the website and its services (for example subscribing to new posts via email). This personal information includes, but is not limited to, name, physical address/residence, zip code, email address, phone number, birth date, credit card/payment information, and other personal information. Any user is free to unsubscribe from email updates. For any problems unsubscribing, please feel free to contact us via the form in the “About” section of the site.

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We are not responsible for the hacking, stealing, or republishing of the content of this blog or information collected by it found on other websites or media without our permission. With that said, we strive to protect your data using the standard security measures available to us through WordPress, Gravatar, Google, social media channels, widgets, plug-ins, and up-to-date browsers/devices. We attempt to update any portions of the site as needed to increase security. It is never our intention or desire to sell or provide your information to any third parties without your consent.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we have information or notice that any of your personal information has been compromised we will attempt to contact you as soon as reasonably possible assuming we have a method to do so. If possible, any compromised information will be removed or protected and you will be informed of those steps as well as how you can protect your own data.

What third parties we receive data from

This may not be a complete list of third parties and the list may change without notice from time to time. HIAK works with: Google (log-in, search, Google Adwords, Analytics, etc.), Facebook (login, shares, likes, ads, etc.), Instagram (login, shares, likes, ads, etc.), Twitter (login, shares, likes, ads, etc.), Pinterest, WordPress (plugins, widgets, forms, shortcode, WordAds, etc.), sponsors (blog posts, ads, links). 

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.

Last updated: May 31, 2019