Our Privacy Policy

Last Updated February 2nd, 2024

The Ventucky Chef, LLC (“Hot Rod’s Recipes”, “hotrodsrecipes.com”, “website”, “we”, or “our”) is an online digital publisher. This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect from you via this website and how we use and disclose such information.

Affiliate Programs

The owner of this website is a participant in various affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking Hot Rod’s Recipes to various sites. Affiliate links mean we do make a small profit from your purchases. Your price is not affected by this commission. This content is provided ‘as is’ and is subject to change or removal at any time.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

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 National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

Comment Policy

We LOVE to hear what you have to say! We always look forward to feedback and ideas that will help improve my recipes. However, any comments that violate the following will be deleted immediately without warning:

While we employ state-of-the-art SPAM filters, any comments that are only promotional in nature are not permitted. Including a link to relevant content may be permitted at our discretion.
Comments that are vulgar, threatening, abusive, pornographic, misleading, or otherwise offensive or comments that are irrelevant.
Any private and personal information (such as email addresses, phone numbers, etc) posted in the comments section will be deleted as soon as possible to protect the privacy of the commenter.

What we Collect and How

You can browse our website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We do NOT ask for governmental identification numbers, credit card numbers, or other financial account identifying numbers, codes, or passwords. If you receive an e-mail or any request for this type of information from anyone acting on our behalf, please notify us at once via our Contact Form. We collect some non-personal information automatically while you use this website, including your Internet protocol (“IP”) address, computer and connection information, browser type and version, operating system, platform, browsing history and any cookies we may have set to customize and identify your browser session. We will not ask for personally identifiable information in an e-mail, nor will we send you an e-mail with a link that directs you to a page where we ask for personally identifiable information. If you encounter any issues, please notify us via our Contact Form.

Information Sharing

We are not in the business of renting or selling the information you provide through this website to other people or nonaffiliated companies. We may share information when required by law or under the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary under applicable law; to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process served upon us, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; to protect our property or interests, or to protect the personal safety or public interests. We reserve the right to cooperate with legal authorities and third parties in the investigation of alleged wrongdoing, including disclosing the identity of a user that we deem responsible for any wrongdoing.

Public Content

Some portions of this website allow you to contribute ratings, reviews, comments, and other content to the website. This content is displayed publicly to other users. The content you contribute may be displayed with your HotRodsRecipes.com screen name and can be read, collected, or used by other users or visitors of this website. We do not assume any responsibility for any offense or action that may arise from your choosing to submit in any public area of this website.

Photos, Videos, and Content Rights

The photos, videos and original text contained on this website are copyrighted by the owner of this website, The Ventucky Chef, LLC. If you like a recipe and would like to share it, please link back to the original recipe. Copying and/or pasting full recipes to any social media is strictly prohibited.

Confidentiality & Security

We use electronic, physical, and administrative safeguards, including firewalls and advanced password protection, to protect the security of your information. However, as you probably know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and should you not expect, that your personal information and private communications will always remain private.


You have the option to subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in the emails and allows us to view reports on the success of our email marketing campaigns. Because of these pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties. You can easily unsubscribe to our Newsletters at any time. No questions asked.

3rd Party Service Providers

HotRodsRecipes.com currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – This service tracks usage and provides us with information such as referring websites (ex. Facebook, Pinterest, etc.) and user actions on our website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

MailerLite – this service is used for the delivery of email newsletters. We store your email address for the purpose of delivering our newsletters.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy occasionally, and we will post the amended terms on our website. All changes take effect immediately for all users. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy.