User Privacy Policy

It is The Midwest Cook’s policy to respect user privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to (hereinafter, “us”, “we”, or ““). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this user privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This user Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

The Midwest cook (“Us”, “We”, or “Our”) Operates created by Chandler Sutherland.

Welcome to our User Privacy Policy

— Your privacy is critically important to us.

The Midwest Cook is located at:

Rapid City, SD 57702

United States of America

This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms and conditions posted on our Website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

What personal information we collect and how we use it

This Blog Does not share personal information with third parties besides google analytics nor do we store any personal information without the user’s permission.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to The Midwest Cook’s websites choose to interact with the Midwest Cook in ways that require the Midwest Cook to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the Midwest Cook gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at to provide a username and email address. The user does have the option of opting in or unsubscribing from our email list. By subscribing and opting in, you agree to receive newsletters, updates, messages, promotional materials and any other content related to this website.

When joining a forum or leaving a comment you may be prompted to leave an email address for contact information along with first and or last name. the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string (also called a Hash) to help spam detection.

Data such as: email address, first and last name, will be collected and stored when creating a login with us.


Those who engage in transactions with Midwest Cook – by purchasing the Midwest Cook’s services or products, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, the Midwest Cook collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the Midwest Cook. The Midwest Cook does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. 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. When purchases are made, data including credit card information, shipping information, first and last name, and billing information may be stored by the website for future purchases to increase ease to the user.

Who we share your data with?

Other than Google analytics team we do not share information with other third parties unless stated. We do not share information with other platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Google.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely, this is so future comments and follow-ups are automatically approved instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Anyone that registers on our website we also store personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except changing usernames). Anyone who is a website administrator can also see and edit that information.

Information sent to us through our contact form is stored indefinitely.

Where we can send your data

User comments may be checked through a spam detection service.


If one chose to upload media images to the website, we strongly suggest avoiding uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on website.

Contact forms

If a user fills out a contact form, the details entered the form will be sent to the recipient email box so that they can reply to your email.

Protection of your data

Data is stored at our web-hosting provider in a highly secure facility. Website backups are stored on a BitLocker encrypted hard disk.

We may disclose your information to our successor and/or acquiring party in the event of a merger, acquisition, restructuring, dissolution or partial sale in the future. However, your personal information will be transferred to the acquiring party in accordance with this user privacy policy.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Midwest Cook 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 Midwest Cook’s behalf or to provide services available at Midwest Cook’s website, 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 The Midwest Cook’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Midwest Cook 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, The Midwest Cook discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Midwest Cook believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Midwest Cook, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of and have supplied your email address, the Midwest cook may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with the Midwest Cook and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Midwest Cook takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Use of Cookies for User Privacy Policy

This website may use cookies. Cookies are used by us for both the user and our convenience. A cookie is a file containing an identifier that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stores by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. There are either “persistent” or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and be valid until its set expiry date, a user may also delete a cookie before the expiry date on their own doing. A session cookie will expire when the session is over, and the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from the cookies.

We will use cookies for the following purposes:

  1. Authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website;
  2. Status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website;
  3. Personalization – we use cookies to store personalized preferences to personalize the website for you;
  4. Security – we use cookies as a service for security measures use to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally;
  5. Advertising – we use cookies to help display advertisements that will be relevant to you;
  6. Analysis – we use cookies to help analyze the use and performance of our website and services.

Midwest cook uses Google analytics to analyze the use of our website. Our third-party analytics uses cookies to gather information about website use. Information gathered related to our website is used to create reports about the use of this website. Our third-party analytics policy is available at:

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

  1. (Chrome) 
  2. (Firefox)
  3. (Opera) 
  4. (Internet Explorer 
  5. (Safari) 
  6. (Edge) 

Note: Blocking cookies may negatively impact functions on many websites, including this website, some features may be unavailable.

Embedded content from other websites

We may include, offer or advertise third party links, products, or services on the website. Once you click on a third-party link and leave this website, you are no longer bound by our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.

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 into that website.

We have no control over these third parties, and they have their own privacy policies. Neither are we responsible for the activities and practices of these third parties. You should contact them directly and read their privacy policies for any questions.

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.

Children User Privacy Policy

We respect the user privacy policy of children and “child” means an individual under the age of 13. All information and content on this website are intended for individuals over the age of 18. Children under the age of 18 are prohibited from creating profiles and purchasing goods without the consent from guardian’s or parents. We do not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal information from children under the age of 13 with prior parental or guardian consent. If you believe personal information is collected from someone under the age of 13 without parental or guardian consent, then please contact us to have that information deleted.

European Union (EU) and General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)

If you are in the European Union and opt in to receive any of our free products or services through our website, then you will be subscribed to receive our free email newsletter once you affirmatively consent to it. Please see Opt out section below should you wish to “unsubscribe” and not receive any emails from us.


We comply with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and do not spam or send misleading information. Should you wish to no longer receive communication from us, you have the option of unsubscribing by clicking “unsubscribe” in the bottom of the email we send to you or by contacting us.

As for third-party websites, please contact them directly to unsubscribe and/or opt out from their communications.

GDPR Visitor Rights and User Privacy Policy

Under the GDPR, if you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain rights and information listed below:

We will retain any information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of:

  • You ask us to delete the information by sending a request to please note that such requests may result in you no longer being able to access paid or free content previously provided to you by this website.
  • Our decision to cease using our existing data providers.
  • The Company decides to no longer be in business or continue to offer the services.
  • The data is no longer needed to provide you service, is too costly to maintain further retention, or the Company finds it outdated.
  • You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to portability of your data.
  • You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data.
  • If you have provided consent to the Company’s processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent any time without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.
  • You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • We require only the information that is reasonably necessary to enter a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering a contract with us.

Security of User Privacy Policy

We here at the Midwest Cook are very serious about the security of personal information provided to us, we strive to follow generally commercial industry standards to protect your personal information. No method of transmission over the internet is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee absolute security of your information. When a user makes a credit card purchase or any means of purchase on this website, you will be directed to a third-party vendor to complete transactions. Any information you provide during the checkout process is not stored on our website but instead provided to the third-party vendor that completes the purchase transaction.

By using this website, you agree that we are not accountable for any security breach and any unauthorized use of your personal information by third parties. You also agree that we cannot be held responsible for any disclosure of your information through our website without our knowledge and consent.

Updates to User Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is effective as of January 9, 2020 and will be updated and modified as needed. You are responsible for visiting this page periodically to check for future updates to this policy. Any modifications to this privacy policy will be effective upon publishing of new terms, and you continued use of our website after the posting of any and all updates constitutes your acceptance of our modified privacy policy.