Privacy Policy and Disclosures

Thank you for visiting. Please read through Back to the Cutting Board’s Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy before using this website or submitting any personal information. They describe the policies and procedures on the collection, use, and disclosure of your information when you use this website and tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

These policies apply to (“this website”) and governs the privacy of those who choose to use this site. The owner of this website is Emily Carlin. By using this website, you agree to the collection and use of your information in accordance with the Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

Any personal data collected through this website, which is hosted in the United States, will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of GDPR and CCPA rules and requirements for user privacy.

We may update these policies from time to time by publishing a new version on this website. You are encouraged to review these policies whenever you visit our website to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Collecting personal information

The following types of personal information may be collected, stored, and used on this website:

  • information about your computer including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, and operating system;
  • information about your visits to and use of this website including the referral source, length of visit, page views, and website navigation paths;
  • information that is generated while using our website, including when, how often, and under what circumstances you use it;
  • information that you enter while using the services on our website;
  • information you enter when you fill out any of the forms on this website, such as your name and email address;
  • information contained in any communications that you send to us by email or through our website, including its communication content and metadata;
  • any other personal information that you send to us.

Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to us through this website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website. We may use your personal information for the following:

  • administering this website;
  • personalizing this website for you;
  • enabling your use of the services available on this website;
  • sending you email notifications that you have specifically requested;
  • dealing with inquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;
  • keeping our website secure and prevent fraud;

We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for their or any other third party’s direct marketing.

Personal interaction with this website

Visitors contacting, following, and interacting with this website and/or the owner do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. As well as alerting you to new blog posts, pages, and comments, this website and its owner also use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the services their owner offers or to assist you in answering any questions, comments, or queries you may have submitted.

Email Subscription

This website offers an email subscription option that is used to inform subscribers when new posts and/or comments are made. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so, but do so at their own volition and discretion.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with GDPR and CCPA regulations. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with those regulations. Subscribers may unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in their notification email.

External Sites

This website provides links to other blogs, social media accounts, retailers, and various other websites. Users should note they click on external links at their own risk and neither this website nor their owner can be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned. These sites have their own privacy policy and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. You should exercise caution before sharing information and read the privacy statement relating to the website in question.

Sponsored Links

This website contains sponsored links to third parties. Clicking on any such links/adverts will send you to the provider’s website through a referral program that may track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may, in turn, be saved on your computer’s hard drive. Such cookies typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved, or collected.

Amazon Affiliate Disclaimer

This owner of this website is part of the Amazon Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising program which means a small fee is earned by linking to If you prefer not to use those links you can access Amazon directly.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement, and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owner participate in are subject to the terms and conditions and privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage on them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. We will never ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and strongly encourage visitors wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact us through primary communication channels such as by email.

Cookie Policy

This website uses cookie and tracking technology. A Cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either Persistent cookies or Session cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

This website uses both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

Necessary / Essential Cookies
Type: Session Cookies
Administered by: Back to the Cutting Board
Purpose: These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through this website and to enable you to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these cookies to provide you with those services.

Cookie Policy Acceptance Cookies
Type: Persistent Cookies
Administered by: Back to the Cutting Board
Purpose: These cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the Website.

Functionality Cookies
Type: Persistent Cookies
Administered by: Back to the Cutting Board
Purpose: These cookies allow us to remember choices you make when you use this website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every time you use this Website.

Stats Tracking Cookies
Type: Session Cookies

Google Analytics Cookies
Administered by: Google

Jetpack Cookies
Administered by: Automattic

Purpose: This website uses Google Analytics and Jetpack to:

  • Recognize a computer when a user visits the website
  • Track users as they navigate the website
  • Improve the website’s usability
  • Analyze the use of the website
  • Administer the website
  • Prevent fraud and improve the security of the website
  • Personalize the website for each user

You can read more about how Google uses your personal information here: To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics, click here.

You can read more about Jetpack and the specific cookies it uses on their cookie policy page.

Blocking or Deleting Cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies—for example:

in Microsoft Edge you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking Tools>Settings>Cookie and site permissions, and then Manage and delete cookies and site data;
in Firefox you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking Tools>Options>Privacy and Security, and
in Chrome, you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking Tools>Options>Privacy and Security>Cookies and other site data.

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

You can delete cookies already stored on your computer—for example:

in Microsoft Edge, you can delete cookies by clicking Tools>Settings>Privacy, search, and services, and then under Clear Browsing Data click on the Choose what to clear button;
in Firefox, you can delete cookies by clicking Tools>Options>Privacy and Security, and then under Cookies and Site Data click on the Clear Data button; and
in Chrome, you can delete all cookies by Tools>Options>Privacy and Security>Clear Browsing Data.

Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Emily Carlin.

Last updated: March 23, 2021