Privacy Policy

Adopted September 19th, 2018 | Last Updated May 17th, 2022

Umami Publications, LLC has created this privacy policy to inform you about the principles that govern the ways we may gather and use information about you.  We want you to know that we respect your desire for privacy.  Your use of Umami ( indicates your agreement to abide by the terms in effect.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through (the “Site”) and does not apply to information collected offline, or to the information you may provide to any third-party sites to which Umami may link, except as expressly noted below.

What information do we collect?

Our website collects both personally identifiable information and non-personal information.

Personally identifiable information:  We collect personally identifiable information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a form, register for a discussion group/leave comments, sign-up for a class/event, enter a contest, or buy something directly from us.  This may include your name, e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number.

Once you submit your personally identifiable information to us, we may maintain it in our electronic files. The way we may use personally identifiable information is:

  • To send periodic emails. The email address you provide may be used to send you information, newsletters, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you).

Umami uses MailerLite to manage our email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to our subscribers. MailerLite is a third-party provider, which may process your data using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter.  MailerLite’s privacy policy is available at

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter.

Non-personal Information: Non-personal information consists of non-personally-identifiable data, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address or domain that does not personally identify you.  The way we may use non-personal information is:

  • To report aggregate information to our advertisers, corporate affiliates, consultants, and to third parties that perform particular services on our behalf.
  • We may use the information linked to IP addresses to ban users who violate our Terms and Conditions of Use.
  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you).

Purpose of processing

We will process the data we collect about you to improve the operation of this and other websites. This information helps us make decisions about what content to show, how it should be formatted, the number, size, and placement of advertisements and how content should be delivered to individuals. This information is also used for analysis of performance and reporting.

We may combine personal data with other information we process to customize informational content and enhance our ability to provide services according to marketing preferences, restrictions or for advertising, targeting purposes or to develop and provide you with more relevant products and features in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Tracking Technologies

Do we use cookies?
Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.  In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so we can better understand how people use the site.

Third Party Pixels
Umami may use third-party pixels from partners such as Google Analytics, Facebook, and Pinterest to collect and analyze data to help us improve user experience and deliver advertisements for Umami on other websites.

Sweepstakes, Contests, and Promotions

We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions that may require registration.  By entering any promotion, you are agreeing to the official rules that govern that promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, except where prohibited by law, allowing the sponsor(s) of the promotion to use your name, voice, and/or likeness in advertising or marketing associated with the promotion.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

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.


The site contains links to other sites.  Umami is not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites.  We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site that they should read the privacy statements of websites that collect personally identifiable information.

Umami is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to  Umami also uses other services to provide additional affiliate links for some products and services listed on Umami. The money Umami earns through affiliate links supports Umami’s overall work and helps us try to earn a living providing all of this content to our users.

Disclosure of Information Through Business Transfers

As we continue to develop our business, we may buy, merge, or partner with other companies or businesses, and in doing so, acquire customer information.  In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets.  Similarly, in the event that a portion or all of Umami Publications assets are sold or transferred to a third party, customer information (including your email address) may be one the transferred assets.

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy.  Umami Publications, LLC may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on Umami Publications.  In other words, it takes a lot more for us to give up the goods than someone accusing us of hiding the killer brownies.

Limitation of Liability

Umami Publications provides the information, services, and products on this website “as is” without warranties of any kind.  By using this site, you agree that Umami Publications shall not be legally responsible or liable for any content on the site or in our forums; that downloading any materials done through Umami or our forums is done at your own risk; and the Umami Publications is not responsible for unsolicited communications that may arise from your postings.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Site Administrator
Umami Publications, LLC
3616 Blaisdell Avenue
Mpls, MN 55409

You may also contact us via our contact page.