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Privacy Policy + Disclosure


General Statement About Privacy

Umami Girl is committed to maintaining the privacy and protection of your personal information when you visit this website. This policy outlines what information may be collected when you visit the site, and how that information is used. When you continue to visit this website, you are consenting to the practices described in this policy.

Information Collected When Leaving Comments

When you leave comments on Umami Girl, you have the option of providing your name, blog or website url, or other information. This information becomes a permanent part of the website when you provide it with a comment, and can be seen by other visitors to the site.

Information Collected When Signing Up for Emails

When you sign up for Umami Girl’s weekly email, newsletter, or other email communication, you provide your email address and first name. We will not share this information with any third parties without your consent, except as necessary to provide you with the services offered by us or to comply with the law. We may use your personal information to verify your identity, to check your qualifications, or to follow up with transactions initiated on the site. We may also use your contact information to inform you of any changes to Umami Girl, or to send you additional information about Umami Girl.

Information Collected Through Tracking Software

All websites which collect traffic data have the ability to monitor visitor information such as IP addresses, browser type, operating system, location, date/time of visit, and information about which areas of the site are visited. At Umami Girl, we monitor such information, but do not store it in permanent files or attempt to link it to individual site visitors.

Information Collected by Third Party Advertisers

Umami Girl uses third party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the website. These companies may use information (NOT including your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Information Collected by Google AdSense

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this website. The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google in the ads served on publisher websites displaying AdSense for content ads. When users visit an AdSense publisher’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help AdSense publishers better serve and manage the ads on their site(s) and across the web. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to you based on your visit to this sites and other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Contacting Umami Girl Regarding This Policy

If you have any questions about this policy please contact umamigirl (at) gmail (dot) com.

Changes to This Policy

We reserve the right to update or change this privacy policy at any time. Any such change, modification, or addition to the privacy policy on Umami Girl will become effective immediately upon posting on the site.

This policy last updated on May 23, 2015

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Thanks for reading Umami Girl. We strive to keep it real around here. Since a big part of our M.O. is the whole off-the-grid, unique voice, think-for-yourself vibe, we hope it’s obvious that we value our independent spirit more than almost anything else. We hope you find our considered opinions to be of some value, too.

That said, we’ve been lucky to have gotten a little more internet-famous as the years (years!) of blogging have ticked by. When you’re internet-famous—even just a little—people like to give you free stuff. Also, you tend to meet other people who are internet-famous in their own right—authors, peddlers, visionaries, evangelists. You know the types.

Sometimes we meet people. Sometimes they give us stuff. Sometimes we write about it. We don’t pretend to like stuff that we don’t like. How lame would that be? But we don’t want to always have to salt and pepper our individual posts with disclaimers and gut-wrenching confessions. That’s what reality TV is for. So please consider this your official FTC disclosure that we may have received free goods, free meals, payment, link love, love love, or even a little bitta umami in exchange for what we write on these pages. That’s life, friends. We do our best to live it with integrity.

From time to time we post links to books and other things we like on Amazon. These may be affiliate links, for which we earn a teensy weensy commission if you buy. (I say “may” because I am an absolute spaz about remembering to link that way.) Thanks for considering purchasing through those links. It helps us keep the blog running. 

Oh! And just in case you were inclined to take our advice as a substitute for the advice of your doctor or medical professional, let me stop you right there. Don’t do it, k? Go have a chat with your doctor. We’ll still be here when you get back.