Hold on, here’s a bunch of necessary legal-ese. (Disclaimer: I’m a cook, not a lawyer.)

Your privacy is very important, so we have a few rules that we follow:
We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, or protect our rights. (This has never happened so far.)
We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

It’s the policy of Dinner with Julie to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect through this website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Dinner with Julie collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request, in order to better understand how visitors use Dinner with Julie. From time to time, Dinner with Julie may release general, non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by sharing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Dinner with Julie also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. Blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Dinner with Julie websites choose to interact in ways that require Dinner with Julie to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Dinner with Julie gathers depends on the nature of the interaction—for example, commenters may leave an email address, and there’s the option to sign up for a newsletter. In each case, Dinner with Julie collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s intended interaction with Dinner with Julie. We do not disclose any personally-identifying information, and visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Dinner with Julie may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors, or the Akismet service to help identify spam.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Dinner with Julie discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Dinner with Julie’s behalf or to provide services available at Dinner with Julie’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Dinner with Julie’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Dinner with Julie will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Dinner with Julie discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Dinner with Julie believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Dinner with Julie, third parties or the public at large. Dinner with Julie takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Dinner with Julie uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of our website, and their website access preferences. Dinner with Julie visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Dinner with Julie’s websites, with the drawback that certain features may not function properly without the aid of cookies. (And who doesn’t love cookies?)

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 http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.


Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although changes are likely and if they happen will be minor, Dinner with Julie may change its Privacy Policy from time to time—you can check this page for any changes. Your continued visits after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute an acceptance of any changes.