Privacy Policy

When you visit Fodmap Essentials (, the website collects some information about you. This Privacy Policy describes the kind of information collected and how it is used.

In summary, the Fodmap Essentials website uses common web technologies like cookies and server logs to collect information about how users interact with the site. Information gathered through cookies and server logs includes: the date and time of user visits, the pages viewed, the amount of time spent on the site, and websites viewed just before and just after Fodmap Essentials. Your IP address, a number unique to your computer, is also recorded.

The following sections explain more about data collection and retention practices at Fodmap Essentials.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of text that usually includes a unique identifier. When you visit a website, the site stores a cookie in a place on your computer specifically designed to hold cookies. To protect your privacy, a website can only see the cookies it has sent to you. It cannot see cookies stored on your computer by other websites.

There are four common types of cookies websites use.

Necessary cookies. These cookies are essential for parts of a website to function properly. For example, if the site has a shopping feature, necessary cookies keep track of the items you’ve placed in your cart. Without these, the shopping feature of the website couldn’t work.

Performance cookies. These cookies collect information on how a website is performing. For example, if users click on a page and get an error message, performance cookies will record this. Performance cookies aggregate data. That means they don’t collect information on individual users. Instead, they group data to give an idea of how a website performs for many users over time.

Functional cookies. These cookies collect and store information about your preferences. For example, if you visit a website and the text is too small, you can adjust the settings in your browser so that the text for that website is larger. This information can be stored with functional cookies so the next time you visit the website, the text will resize automatically.

Targeting cookies. These are also known as advertising cookies. These cookies store information about your web browsing habits so that online advertisers can show content relevant to you. For example, if you visit a lot of pet related websites, you’ll likely see pet related advertisements, even on sites you visit that have nothing to do with pets. Advertisers have used cookies to target you based on your known interest in pets.

Upon visiting this website for the first time, you’ll be given the option to opt-out of most types of cookies. This opt-out is shown via a banner at the bottom of the website, asking you to accept or reject cookies.

Most online advertising networks give you the option to opt-out of targeted advertising. If you would like more information on this, please visit or

IP Addresses

Your IP address is a unique number used to identify your computer. These addresses are collected by web servers to help build demographic and profile data for a website’s users.

Email Information

If you email Fodmap Essentials, your email address and messages maybe be retained, along with any responses. Your email information may also be kept when you register for the website, leave a comment, sign up through a form using your email address or make a purchase on this site. For further information see the email policies below.

Email Privacy

Fodmap Essentials is committed to keeping your email and other personal information confidential. The owner of this website does not sell, rent, or lease subscriber email addresses to third parties. Your personal information will not be released to any third party (individual, government agency or company) unless compelled by law.

This website is based in the United States. Email information is maintained in accordance with applicable federal law of the United States.

CAN-SPAM Compliance

To comply with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mail sent from this website will clearly state who the e-mail is from and will provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail messages will contain information on how to remove yourself from the mailing list. After removing yourself from the list (i.e. unsubscribing) you will receive no further e-mail communication from Fodmap Essentials.


Every email you receive from Fodmap Essentials will contain information on how to unsubscribe. This is typically placed at the bottom of each email. Users who no longer wish to receive promotional or other materials from Fodmap Essentials may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the e-mail.

Users Under 13 Years of Age

This site and any related services are not directed towards users younger than 13 years of age. The site does not knowingly collect information on users under the age of 13. Any data collected from users under age 13 will promptly be removed when the site owner becomes aware of it. If your child under age 13 has provided personal information without your consent, please email to request the data be removed. By accessing this site and related products or services, you are representing that you are age 13 years or older.

How Your Information is Used

Fodmap Essentials will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit the site, unless you choose to provide such information. Personal information you do provide is used primarily to administer business activities and to provide customer service.

For example, data collected via cookies helps the site owner understand what kind of content is most popular with users, which allows the site owner to produce more content users want.

Similarly, your personal information will be used for any purchases you make and to help resolve any customer service issues.

Your personal information may also be shared with third parties who support the functioning of this website and its business dealings. This includes, but is not limited to, service providers, hosting services, email service providers, payment processors and analytics providers. 

Your data will not be sold or otherwise transferred to any unaffiliated third parties without your approval.

The site owner may disclose personal information about users if legally compelled to do so, when there is a good faith belief that the law requires it or that such action is needed for the protection of the site owner’s legal rights.

How Long Your Data is Kept

Analytics data, such as your IP address, the pages you visit, how often you visit and how long you spend on this website, is kept for a period of 26 months.

Personal data that you choose to provide is kept in perpetuity, unless you request that data be erased. You can make such a request by emailing

How Your Data is Protected

Fodmap Essentials uses reasonable and appropriate safeguards to protect your information and to protect the site from unauthorized use.

For site security purposes, Fodmap Essentials uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Some of the information you may enter on this website is transmitted securely by a Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL.

Please be aware that email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, you should not send private information, such as credit card numbers, by email. This site will not request your private information via email and is not responsible for the protection of private data you choose to send via email.

Policy Changes

The site owner reserves the right to amend this privacy policy at any time, with or without notice. If privacy policies change, personal information submitted under former policies will not be used in a manner that is materially inconsistent with those policies, without your consent.


If you have any questions regarding this policy, or your dealings with this website, please contact