Privacy Statement

This privacy statement covers all of the Serious Eats website. Please read this statement carefully before accessing the Serious Eats. Your use of the Serious Eats site indicates your agreement to abide by the Terms in effect.

Information Collection

Serious Eats is the sole owner of the information collected on the Serious Eats sites. Serious Eats may collect information from our users at several different points on Serious Eats, including but not limited to log files, cookies, and the voluntary submission of email addresses and demographic information.


In order to enhance their use of Serious Eats, users can choose to leave comments on particular articles of interest. To leave a comment, users must submit information including a valid email address. Serious Eats does not sell or share user email addresses with any third party for any reason.

Mailing List

In order to sign up to receive regular emails from the Serious Eats mailing list, users may be required to submit information including a valid email address and demographic information such as location and interests. This information will be used in aggregate form only in order to assess general user interest in various internal and third-party products and services, and personal or contact information will not be sold or shared. Users who choose to sign up for a mailing list will receive regular emails from Serious Eats, including new articles added to the site as well as emails sent by Serious Eats on behalf of third-party site sponsors. If you do not wish to receive emails from third-party advertisers, do not sign up for the Serious Eats mailing list.

Legal Disclaimer

Serious Eats may 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 the Serious Eats sites.

Links to Sites Outside of Serious Eats

This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Serious Eats. Serious Eats is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read privacy statements of any website that collects personally identifiable information.

Third-Party Cookies

Some of our business partners may use cookies on Serious Eats (for example, advertisers). However, Serious Eats has no access to or control over these cookies, once we have given permission for them to set cookies for advertising. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by Serious Eats only, and does not cover the use of cookies by advertisers or business partners.

Third-Party Advertising

The ads appearing on Serious Eats are delivered by Google and other services. Information about users’ visit to this site, such as number of times they have viewed an ad (but not username, date of birth, or any other personal information), is used to serve ads to users on Serious Eats. Google’s use of the cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to Serious Eats and other websites.

Notification of Changes

Whenever Serious Eats changes its privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.