Privacy Policy

Effective date: November 04, 2018

The Brissie Bites Privacy Policy is designed to explain how information is collected and what it’s used for.  References in this document to “us,” “our,” and “we” refer to Brissie Bites.

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 anonymised 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.

Email & Personal Details

If you are a visitor to our website, you will offered various downloads or offers. As a user of you have the opportunity to sign up for our email newsletter list and download sheets.

When subscribing to our email list your contact details are securely stored by the email marketing providers we use:  Please visit their website to view their privacy policy.

You will never be added to a mailing list without your consent, and you may unsubscribe at any time.


Like most sites, uses cookies to help provide you with a good experience when you browse this website.  By continuing to browse this site, you are agreeing to the use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that gets stored on your browser or you computer if you agree.  Cookies contain some information that helps the website function better and give you a better experience while using it.

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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Brissie Bites uses the following Cookies

Strictly necessary cookies.  These are cookies that are required for the operation of this website.  They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of this website and to purchase e-books.

Analytical/performance cookies.  I use google analytics to recognise and count the number of visitors and see how visitors move around this website when using it.  This helps me improve the way my website works so I can ensure users find what they are looking for.

Spam blocking cookies.  This site uses Askimet to block spam comments. It’s a plugin that blocks suspicious comments so that i can spend more time writing great content and less time sifting through comments to delete spam.

You may change your cookie permissions in your browser at any time.

Links to Other Sites

Please be aware that when we link to other sites outside Brissie Bites, they are outside our sphere of influence.  We cannot be held responsible for their content, nor their privacy notices.

Additional Rights of EEA (European Economic Area) Residents

If you are a resident of a country in the EEA, you have the rights, among other, to:

(i) access your personal data

(ii) ensure the accuracy of your personal data

(iii) the right to have us delete your personal data

(iv) the right to restrict further processing of our personal data, and

(v) the right to complain to a supervisory authority in your country of residence in the event that data is misused.

If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us addressed to the following:

Right to Review & Update

If you wish to enquire about your personal data held by Brissie Bites, please email

Automated Unsubscribe

At the bottom of every email sent by Brissie Bites, you will se an “unsubscribe” link.  This instantly stops all automated communications to you from Brissie Bites.

Information from Children

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children.  Our offerings are generally not designed for or directed to children. On our website, we do not collect personal data from any person we actually know is under the age of 16. In the online space particularly, parents or guardians are urged to participate in their children’s exploration of the Internet and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.

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.

Acceptance of these conditions

We have the right to assume all visitors have carefully read this notice, particularly when they are explicitly agreeing to tis terms.  If someone does not agree with this policy, they should refrain from using our websites or offers. We have the right to update our privacy notice as necessary, and subscribers will be notified of any changes.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

Sharing of Personal Information

At no time, other than for required processing with safe and secure processors, will we share your data.  This includes selling or renting it to 3rd parties.

Our Legal Obligation to disclose Personal Information

We would only reveal a visitor’s personal information without their permission if we are required to by law.

Additional information

All prices are in AUD, Paypal or Stripe may convert payment to your currency for you, but any price listed on any page of our website is in Australian Dollars.




If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following disclaimer, together with our terms and conditions of use.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only and is provided by While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose.  Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. You need to make your own enquiries to determine if the information or products are appropriate for your intended use.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with the use of this website.

Through this website you may be able to link to other websites which are not under the control of  We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those websites.  The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly.  However, takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Copyright Notice

All content, recipes and photographs are copyrighted to Jacqui John and are the property of Brissie Bites.  You may not, except with our expressed written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.

Affiliate Disclaimer

At times, affiliate links are included through the Brissie Bites website, blog, and email newsletters. Purchasing through an affiliate link never costs you anything extra (and sometimes gets you an extended free trial or a discount), but the company I’m referring, gives me a small kickback as a thank you for spreading the word. I only promote products and programs that I use and love, and such links are always disclosed each time I use them.  Please note that I stand 100% behind the products that I recommend.  I will never link to something that I don’t believe in or doesn’t align with me or my site.

Nutritional Information Disclosure will sometimes offer nutritional information for recipes. This information is provided by a product called Nutrifox. Although Brissie Bites makes all attempts to provide accurate information, please consider these estimates only.

Restaurant Reviews

A large component of Brissie Bites is publishing restaurant reviews.  These are reviews I have written and the information contained within, including prices, food standards, and service is accurate at the time of publishing. If I have been offered a complimentary meal or voucher, this will be fully disclosed at the end of the post. Regardless of whether this has been provided or not,  any reviews will be written honestly and my opinion, good or bad, will be shared.

Product reviews

I am always keen to try out new kitchen gadgets, appliances and travel items. You are welcome to send me products to try, however I do have a strict criteria which must be met in order for your product to be reviewed on Brissie Bites. If I feel negative about your product or it does not meet my criteria I will never publish negative reviews, I simply won’t publish it on my site.  These reviews are my opinion based on my experience and expertise. I believe sharing these positive reviews provides a valuable service and can assist my readers in making an informed decision before purchasing.

Occasionally I will also write about products that I have purchased without any commission or payment.  I will always disclose this at the bottom of my posts.

Please feel free to contact me on my contact page, should you wish to send a product for evaluation and consideration to be included on

Terms of Service

All content provided on is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. These terms and conditions of use are subject to change at any time and without notice.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these terms, please contact us directly at