Privacy Policy

At Grillseeker (https://www.grillseeker.com), we respect your privacy and are dedicated to keeping your information safe. This privacy policy outlines what personally identifiable information Grillseeker might collect and how it might be used by the website.

This policy only applies to the Grillseeker website.

What Do We Collect?

Voluntarily Submitted Information

Your name and email address might be collected when you visit this site. If you subscribe to our newsletter or submit a contact form, you’re voluntarily offering Grillseeker this information. We will store your email address and use it to send you updates on Grillseeker events, Matthew’s latest travels, and a recipe or two.

Users who submit photos for use on our United By Flame page (https://www.grillseeker.com/about/united-by-flame/) agree by providing their photo(s) that these photos and accompanying user tag may be used on this site.

Information Collected Automatically

Every time you access Grillseeker, this website collects your IP address, what type of operating system and web browser you’re using, whether you found Grillseeker through a referring website (and which one), what pages you viewed while browsing Grillseeker, and the date/times you visited this site. Grillseeker might also gather information about how you use this site by tracking which links you’ve clicked.


Grillseeker sometimes logs information using cookies—small data files that are stored on your internet browser by this website. Both session cookies, which expire once your browser is closed, and persistent cookies, which are files that remain on your browser until you delete them, could be used by Grillseeker to promote a smoother and more personalized experience when visiting this website.

Display Ads

Grillseeker uses Mediavine as a way to manage third-party advertising. Mediavine may use cookies to serve content and advertisements when you visit this site. Mediavine may use cookies and/or collect IP addresses or locations in order to offer you more personalized content and advertisements. Visit Mediavine’s policy website to learn more about their practices.

How Do We Use Your Information?

Grillseeker may use any information it may collect to:

  • Maintain and operate this website;
  • Offer you promotional information, contained in newsletters;
  • Respond to your inquiries and media requests;
  • Gauge the effectiveness of advertising on this site; and/or
  • Guard against unauthorized or illegal activity on this website, protecting both you and Grillseeker.

Third Party Data Usage

Grillseeker might share some of your information with third parties. In most cases, you will be asked to authorize that sharing before it is done.

Grillseeker also uses third-party service providers to maintain the website, each of which uses personal information which is outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Third party providers currently used on the website include:

  • Google Analytics. This third-party service allows Grillseeker to review website usage and actions of visitors. Google Analytics might use your IP address, but no other personally identifiable information.
  • Sassy Social Share. This third-party service allows you to share any posts from Grillseeker to your social media feeds. You will need to login to your social media account(s) to share.

Grillseeker does not share your personal information with any other third-party applications. The list of third-party applications that we use may change at the discretion of Grillseeker; please revisit this page for updates.

Unless required by law, Grillseeker won’t sell, reveal, or allocate your email addresses or other information without your consent. Grillseeker reserves the right to transfer personal information to third-parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, should the company be part of a merger, consolidation, or purchase—or due to any reorganization or bankruptcy proceedings that might occur.

Anonymous Data

Grillseeker may provide anonymous data (analytics which will not identify single users) to other parties. This practice is mostly used for advertising or marketing purposes.

Publicly Visible Information

If you write to Grillseeker as a part of a contest or column, your name and general location (city/state/country) may be used on the website. Your email address will not be used publicly.


Grillseeker uses cookies to streamline the your experience. Cookies store your preferences and help guarantee you aren’t seeing the same banner ads repeatedly. Google Analytics and other third-party services may also use cookies.

You can block the use of cookies via the settings in your internet browser. Cookies may be deleted at any time. Deactivating or deleting cookies, however, may slow your experience while visiting Grillseeker.


Display Ads

Grillseeker might use third-party advertising companies for content or advertisements that can be seen when you visit the site. These third-parties may use cookies.

Retargeting Ads

Grillseeker could participate in re-marketing with third-party companies (Google, Instagram) to grow the reach of the site. These companies utilize cookies to personalize ads to visitors, etc.

Affiliate Programs Participation

Grillseeker uses affiliate marketing, which embeds tracking links into the website. If you click on these tracking links a cookie will go to your browser. This cookie is used to help the affiliate calculate commissions.

Grillseeker is a member of the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, which uses tracking links to help sites earn advertising revenue through the use of affiliate links to Amazon.com. Grillseeker uses customized links, provided by Amazon, so that any referrals can be tracked from our website. These tracked links are how Grillseeker commissions are calculated, should a sale be made.


Grillseeker offers you the chance to subscribe to a newsletter, which may contain tracking pixels. Tracking pixels help us understand how subscribers have responded to online marketing campaigns. Tracking pixels give Grillseeker the option to see when and if you open an email, as well as any links you may click within the email. This information is used to help us tailor Grillseeker content to you, to help us keep up with interests of our subscribers. We do not pass pixel tracking information on to third parties.

Know Your Rights


You can opt-out of all future emails by clicking on unsubscribe links in our newsletters.


If you wish to know what personal information we have about you, please contact us.


If you wish to amend or update information, such as email addresses, please contact us.


In some cases, we may be able to erase your personal data. Please contact us.

Sensitive Personal Information

Never submit sensitive personal information (social security numbers, religious beliefs, criminal backgrounds, political opinions, memberships to trade unions, etc.) to Grillseeker.

Children’s Information

Grillseeker will not knowingly gather personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 16. If a guardian believes that Grillseeker has personally identifiable information from a child 16 or under, contact us and it will be removed from our records.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the privacy policy, please contact us.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Grillseeker claims no responsibility for the outcomes of any recipe listed on https://www.grillseeker.com. Variables outside of the website’s control, such as ingredients, humidity, altitude, grill and oven temperature variations, errors, typos, or bad luck could change the expected outcome of any recipe.

Grillseeker’s recipes are to be used as a guideline for all readers.

All information on Grillseeker is believed to be correct, but accuracy could change due to new medical research or the reformulations of recommended products.

Grillseeker and Matthew Eads do not claim to be doctors, dietitians, or nutritionists. The information on Grillseeker is based on Matthew’s experiences and research conducted while creating content.

Any statements on this site haven’t been approved or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products mentioned should not be viewed as items that can diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent diseases or medical conditions.

Grillseeker does not offer a warranty on the content of recipes on the site. You are responsible for reading the recipe, executing it safely, and evaluating it for quality. Any recipes on the site are intended for entertainment and informational value. Anyone who prepares a recipe is doing so “at their own risk”, Grillseeker is not liable for any injuries that may occur, including allergies or food-borne illnesses.

Equipment/Procedures Disclaimer

Grillseeker may offer recommendations and reviews of equipment that is dangerous when not used properly, as well as instructions and advice for procedures that may be dangerous. All equipment and procedures mentioned on Grillseeker are intended for use by unintoxicated, capable adults in controlled environments. Grillseeker is not liable for injuries related to use of any equipment or procedures mentioned on this site.

Additionally, Grillseeker is not liable for dissatisfaction with or malfunctions of equipment reviewed or recommended by the site. We offer good faith reviews and honest opinions, not guarantees of user experience.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising 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. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

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 www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-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.

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:

  1. Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
  2. Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
  3. Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
  4. LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
  5. RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  6. District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
  7. YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
  8. The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
  9. Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
  10. AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
  11. OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
  12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  13. TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
  14. Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  15. Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
  16. GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
  17. Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.
  18. MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.
  19. RevContent – You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
  20. Centro, Inc. – You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.
  21. 33Across, Inc. – You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
  22. Conversant. LLC – You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.networkadvertising.org/.
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