Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy page is written for Kitoula’s Greek Food Journal with the help of a WordPress template. Kitoula is not a lawyer or an attorney. We have created this page to address your privacy, our respect for it, and also to acknowledge the European Commission General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please note that we keep editing this page as we understand more about the subject of protecting your privacy and data.

Who we are

This blog is named “Kitoula’s Greek Food Journal,” its blogger, Katherine Dallas Hammond, is also known as “Kitoula.” We share posts with photos about family, the food prepared for them, and the fun they have. We also share step-by-step recipe instructions with photos and videos. We don’t sell any products on this website.

Our website address is:

Kitoula’s Greek Food Journal is created using WordPress open source software.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Privacy Policy

By default WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users.

MailChimp eNewsletters

If you have opted into Kitoula’s Greek Food Journal eNewsletter in the past, we have collected your email address.

We have created eNewsletters with the MailChimp marketing platform. MailChimp makes it easy to create email marketing campaigns.  We have suspended that activity until we can make sure we are complying with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  Here is more information from MailChimp about their policies for email address collection, consent and privacy.

Kitoula’s Greek Food Journal has also used MailMunch opt in forms for MailChimp to automatically add to our MailChimp list. Here is more information about MailMunch and their privacy policies


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Where we send your data

Gryphon Digital Media
The web server software and hardware dedicated to publishing it on the world wide web is Gryphon Digital Media with offices at:

3523 McKinney Ave, # 443
Dallas, Texas 75204


2930 N. Sheridan Rd. #1712
Chicago, Illinois 60657

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

SPAM detection services used

Antispam Bee blocks spam comments and trackbacks effectively, without captchas and without sending personal information to third party services.

Akismet checks comments and contact form submissions against a global database of spam to prevent the site from publishing malicious content.


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.

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.

Video embedded content on comes from YouTube and Vimeo. Some of the food photos may also be from Flickr. Here are links to their privacy policies.

YouTube: Google / YouTube Privacy Page 

Vimeo: Privacy Policy 

Flickr: Oath Privacy Center  


By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data.

Kitoula’s Greek Food Journal uses Google Analytics to collect information about visitors on my blog; this includes the number of users, sessions, session duration, bounce rate, traffic channels, source/medium, referrals, sessions by countries, users by time of day, the pages on my blog visited, devices, and retention.

Here is more information from Googletheir commitment to GDPR, and how they keep your data private and safe.

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. See the Privacy Tools page. 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.

Contact information for privacy-specific concerns