We value your privacy, if you have any questions please email contact@thewholefooddiary.com and we will assist you however we can!

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.thewholefooddiary.com.

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.


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


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics who are fully compliant with GDPR regulations and I can provide more information on this if you wish!


If you fill in your name and email on the site to stay in touch, that information is collected by our MailChimp account. It’s a secure site and I use two factor authentication to access the platform for security. If you do enter your information and receive emails you can unsubscribe and any time and request for your information to be deleted, also at any time.


If you purchase an ebook from our store, obviously you have to submit information to purchase the book. We keep this information purely to allow us to keep record and help you in the future (e.g. you lost your laptop with the book downloaded onto it and don’t want to repurchase it – we can look up your purchase and send you another copy for free.) If you wish to have your data that you entered removed from our records you can ask us to do that at any time.

Who we share your data with

I personally as a blogger share your date with no one, though it is shared in a few ways naturally through your use of the site – for example when you buy a book you information is shared for payment processing etc.

WordPress states: “By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.”

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.

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. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you have any questions regarding privacy and your information you can email contact@thewholefooddiary.com

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements