Knoxville BITES food reviews
Wild Love Bakehouse latte

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Welcome to the Knoxville BITES privacy policy! If you’ve ever run a WordPress site, it should be pretty familiar.

Knoxville BITES is a food review site for the Knoxville, Tenn. area. The website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Well, for the most part, we don’t. Yet. Maybe if we ever put out a newsletter, we’ll want some demographic data.


In the meantime, there is the default WordPress login for leaving comments, and it does require a name and email address. It also collects the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.  Meanwhile, we are currently using the Heator Social Comments plugin to add Facebook and Google commenting access; it adheres to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and you can see what data it uses at the Heator support page.
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.


I don’t think we’ll have people uploading images to the website, ever, but if you do manage to 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.

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 currently use the Google Analytics Dashboard for WP plugin, which adheres to GDPR; you can read about its data usage at the ExactMetrics documentation page.

Who we share your data with


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. 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.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

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