Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are Mark and Sophie and we run this website and business that you are currently viewing, Van Life Eats. Our website address is: is a trading name of MDB Publications

Should you need to contact us for any information regarding the business Van Life Eats then we request you do so as the first means of any issues.

You can contact us using our email address We will take questions and enquires very seriously and will generally get back to you within 1 – 5 days.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The personal data collected by is only the data voluntarily given to us by yourself which aids in the building of your social profile.

Any contact information given to us is stored purley for the use of ourselves (Van Life Eats) to contact you with information regarding this website and this business alone.

We will never share your contact details.


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.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

You are responsible for any images you upload to this website.

Contact forms

Contact form information is directly sent to ourselves and under no circumstances will we share any of the information sent to us in the contact form.


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 visit our login page, 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.

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.


In order to track the progress and effeciency of features within this website and business we use analytics.

Who we share your data with

The content added by yourselves on this website will be viewable by publically by whoever visits this website. This will include any photos, locations, social media links, website addresses and profile names.

Any personal data such as real names, phone numbers and email addresses will be securely stored by oursleves and NEVER shared with anyone outside of the Van Life Eats business.

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.

Additional information

Our aim is to share great recipes and interaction within the Van Life community.

How we protect your data

All data is saved on a high security cloud based platform with no physical hard copies made.

What data breach procedures we have in place

As all information kept is cloud based, we ensure that we use only reputable companies to retain email addresse and contact information. All platforms are encrypted to a high level and we always ensure that we log out of each platform after use.

Should a data breech be incured then we can simply make changes remotly to change passwords and suspend any accounts holding data.

Third party functions

Our site, just like most websites, includes some functionality provided by third parties such as Google, YouTube. Disabling cookies may break the functions offered by third parties so we do not advise this. These cookies help power the video on our site.