Last Updated: January 12, 2021

Keeping the data of our visitors safe and secure is very important to us. We will never sell, rent, or lease your personal data to any third party. Read on for more information about what types of data we collect on this site and how we use it.

Who we are

Our website address is:

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

Contact Forms

If you choose to contact us through our Contact form we will collect your first name and email address. This is simply so we have a means to respond to you and will not be used for any other purpose. Contact forms will be retained for 6 months.

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.


We use Google Analytics to record information about the pages a user has seen, for example the URL of the page, time of day, device used, etc. The information that we collect is anonymized and sent to Google Analytics for analysis.

Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on this website. Users may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie. Learn more

In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that – once installed and enabled – disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement.

Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”).

See this page for Google Analytics security and usage of data.


Our website uses cookies to ensure that you get the best possible experience when using this site. We use cookies that are necessary for our website to function properly and also additonal cookies to improve user experience.

For more detailed information on what cookies we use on this website, what information they collect and why we use them, please see our Cookie Policy below.

Cookie Policy

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small data files that contain bits of information. When you visit a website they are then stored on the device you used to access that website. Cookies serve a variety of purposes like helping a website to function properly, providing security, improving the user experience, and collecting data for analysis.

How do we use cookies ?

Our website uses both necessary and additional cookies. Our necessary cookies are used to make the site function properly and keep it safe from security threats. Additional cookies are used to understand how users are interacting with our website and for users to save their preferences. This allows us to offer an improved user experience to those who are visiting our website.

What types of cookies do we use ?


These cookies are necessary and are used to prevent security threats so we can keep our website secure for everyone. It detects the IP address which is then anonymized. These cookies do not store any personal data. These cookies last for one month.


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.


We use Google Analytics cookies to measure statistical data such as user interactions with our site, user device and browser information, basic demographic information, user interests, and IP address. This information is anonymized and does not store any personal data. These cookies last for 26 months.

Affiliate Links

Some of the posts on this site contain affiliate links. If you click on one of these links, a cookie will be placed on your device in order to track how you got to that particular product page. Amazon link cookies last for 24 hours. If you add the product to your cart, the cookie will last for 90 days.

For more information about what affiliate links are, please see my Disclosure page.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

There are different ways to block or delete cookies depending on what browser you are using. To find more information on how you can manage the cookies on your device, this website has a lot of useful information.

Who we share your data with

We will never sell, rent, or lease your Personal Data to any third party.

Data may be shared with third parties as we believe necessary or appropriate, in any manner permitted under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence to: comply with legal process; respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; enforce our Terms of Use Agreement and other agreements; protect our operations; protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others; and allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain. 

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. Comment cookies are held for one year.

Contact forms are retained for 6 months.

Google Analytics data is retained for 26 months.

We will retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on this site or filled out any form that included your personal data, 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.

Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, you can check your browser’s cookie status and more here. For those specifically in the European Union, this site also has useful information.

Where we send your data

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

Third parties have access to your data as noted within this agreement.

Contact information

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at or fill out our Contact form.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Keeping the data of all our visitors safe and protected is very important to us. We use reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the nature of the Personal Data and risks involved in processing that information.

Users under 16 years of age

Our Services are not directed to and we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 16. If we become aware that a child under the age of 16 has provided us with Personal Data, we will take steps to remove such data. If you become aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data without your consent, please contact us by sending an email to or by using our Contact form. By using any of our Services that collect personal data, you are representing to us that you are not under the age of 16.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Pastel Craft Cafe may change this Privacy Policy at any time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy is indicated by the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Privacy Policy. All changes are effective immediately upon posting. Please review this Privacy Policy frequently to stay updated on changes that may affect you. Your continued use of this website signifies your continuing consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy.