This privacy policy sets out how Pastry and Beyond found at (“Website”) uses and protects any information you give while using this Website. 

We are committed to protect your privacy.  This Privacy Policy describes what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.


Information You Voluntarily Submit 

Comments: 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.

Subscription: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address when you voluntarily subscribe to a newsletter.

 Information We Collect from Others

If you use a third party service provider, we may receive information from them. For example, if you link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google etc. accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.

Automatically-Collected Information

When you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, the time and date of the visit/times.   We may also track actions you take while using the Website such as links clicked.


This Website uses cookies to track visitor behavior.  Cookies are small data files stored on your browser.    If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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. The cookies we may use include session cookies that expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, that stay on your browser until deleted.  Cookies help us provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics. You may choose to accept or decline cookies. Please note that if you decline cookies in your browser, some of the functions on this website may not working properly.  For more information about cookies, You may visit for further information about cookies.


  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. There will be opt-out option in each email promotion.
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.


This Website currently uses the following third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website and each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies:

  • Google Analytics –Tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.   If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics, please visit the Google Analytics Opt-Out Page to learn about opting out and installing the appropriate browser add-on. 
  • MailChimp – Is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to MailChimp’s privacy policy for further information.
  • Akismet- Filters spam comments. Please refer to Akismet’s privacy policy for further information.
  • Vaultpress: Backs up the site. Please refer to the privacy policy for further information.
  • Cloudways: Provides servers that host the Website. Please visit the privacy policy page for further information.
  • W3 Total Cache- Improves the user experience of this Website by improving performance, caching every aspect of Website, reducing the download times and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration.  Please refer to the privacy policy page for further information.
  • Hotjar-helps to understand users’ experience such as how much time they prefer to spend on which pages, which links they prefer to click, etc.Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. For more information please see  Hotjar’s privacy policy.

From time to time, this list may be amended in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.


We may use anonymous data from time to time. This does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.


If you leave a comment, certain information such as your username, avatar, and website information may be publicly visible.


Display Ads

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. Mediavine may collect IP addresses and location to serve personalized ads.  If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit

Retargeting Ads

This Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies from time to time, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These third-party companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Affiliate Program Participation

This Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Pastry and Beyond is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.


If you subscribe to our email newsletter to receive updates, please note that all newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. By this way, we can see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. This information lets the Website to create the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.


This Website may contain links to other websites.   However, once you have used these links to leave this Website, please note that we do not have any control over the other websites.   Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting those sites.    Please view the privacy policy applicable to the website in question.


If you 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. We may need to keep certain information for are obliged to keep administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Opt-out –You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – If you like, you may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to

Amend – You may contact us at to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to


You should never 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.


The website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.


Please contact us at for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

This privacy policy is subject to change and was last updated on August, 14th 2019.