Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy 

This is the Privacy Policy for the website known as: In this Policy may also be referred to as Legume Pulses, I, we, our, the site. 

At Legume Pulses we recognize that the privacy of your personal information is important. We never sell, give away, rent, or lease your identifying personal information to third parties to our knowledge.

The only identifiable information we store is what you give us. When you leave a comment, send an email, you may choose to give us personally-identifiable information such as your name, email address, location and other information which could be used to locate or contact you.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Blog Comments

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.

Currently Blog comments have been turned off to protect the site from malware and spam.


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.

What are Cookies / IP Address Tracking

A cookie is a small file, which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, or automatically accepted by your browser. The added cookie lets you know when you visited a site including

Cookies also allow web applications to respond more quickly which may offer a better user experience. Website cookies collect information on sites you have visited, your likes and dislikes, products you may have researched. Cookies remember web actions to give the users a better web experience.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, audio, 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.

Use of cookies and Google Analytics

We also use traffic log cookies to improve Legume Pulses. These cookies chart or record information on;

  • Where our visitors come from. 
  • What pages they visit.
  • How long a visitor stays on a page.
  • The type of device they use.
  • The operating system of the device.
  • If the are new or returning users.

We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes, the data is removed from the system after a period of time.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or your personal information.

Log Files

We collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the browser you used to visit our site (such Safari or Internet Explorer,), the time you visit and leave.

More information on Google Analytics can be found on

Who we share your data with


We use third party advertisements on to support our site.

We allow third-parties to place adverts and affiliate links on our site. These third parties may collect information by using cookies and pass the information on to Advertising publishers. This is to give personalized adverts to users according to their web actions.

Third parties may use non-personally identifiable information to provide advertisements.

To learn more please visit:

Google Adwords and Adsense

Google Adsense 

Legume Pulses uses Google Adsense. Adsense allows accepted websites to place adverts on their websites. If an advert is clicked by a visitor, Legume Pulses may receive a small amount of income for the running of the site.

We comply with the EU User Content Policy to the best of our knowledge. Legume Pulses has selected an option for website owners using Google Adsense not to display personalized Ads to European Economic Area users.

All uses understand that data collected will be shared with Google and then depending on the Ads shared with commonly used Ad providers to provide a better personalized site for our users. For more on how Google uses information can be found here.

Google AdWords and Advertising agencies 

Legume Pulses allows Google and third party agencies to place paid advertising on our site. (Adwords is a Google service which third party advertising is placed on websites for the promotion of their goods or services). Visitors clicking an advertisement on Legume Pulses will be redirected to another site.

Google may use data collected from cookies to personalize Adverts and to monitor sales conversions.

For more information on Google’s privacy policy can be found here. 

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure

This website uses affiliate links. This means I will earn a small commission when users purchase a product through various Amazon links on this website. This commission does not affect the price the visitor pays. 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

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.

Links to Other Websites

Legume Pulses may link out to affiliate sites, marketing sites. Also we link to other websites to provide more information or credit work. However, be adware these links leave our site. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of visitors leaving Legume Pulses.

How we try to protect your data

  • Have purchased an SSL certificate to encrypt our site.
  • Host videos on a hosting service.
  • Disabled comments on blog posts.
  • Use anti-spam plugin.

What third parties we receive data from

To improve the quality of content for our uses Legume Pulses also receives data from third parties. This data is then used to optimize pages for a better user experience. Currently this site uses

  • Google Console
  • Google Analytics

To provide the site with a small income we also use third party sites that provide conversion data. Currently the site uses. 

  • google analytics

Regional Laws.

Legume Pulses operates in Japan. Site visitors who choose to access from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance or understanding of other countries or state laws. If and to the extent local laws are applicable. Site visitors agree to waive their regional rights. However we work in cooperation with authorities if requested.

How we try to comply.

We are a little site, to protect us and visitors. To comply with the various laws around the world. We have chosen to;

  • Turn off our comment section on articles.
  • Have no signups or subscriptions.
  • Offer no promotions or special offers.
  • Have no Email newsletter.
  • Use an anti-spam plugin.
  • Promote social media platforms for contact instead of email.

Amendment, changes and agreements

Legume Pulses is a hobby site, however we will protect our visitors to the best of our abilities.  We also reserved the right to update and change this policy and information provided on this website at any time. We also reserve the right if needed to work in accordance of governing laws and national security.

Policy last updated on 28th of December 2018.