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    Privacy Policy

    Who we are

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    What personal data we collect and why we collect it


    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 anonymized 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.

    Contact forms

    Any information you enter into contact forms is collected by us and stored for future reference. Some of the contact forms state above them that by filling out the form, you agree that we can use a generic version of your question in a future blog post. We will not identify you in the post. We do not share your contact form information with others.


    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.

    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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


    We use Google analytics to analyze our site information (traffic, broken, links, etc.) in order to give you a better experience on the site. This service uses cookies to collect date. We do not use any retargeting services from Google, nor do we use Google ads. Please see “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” for more information.


    Who we share your data with

    How long we retain your data

    If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.

    If you subscribe to our email services — freebies, daily blog updates, weekly digest newsletter, etc. — your data is sent to our email service provider, ConvertKit. You can see ConvertKit’s privacy policy here. Please note that ConvertKit will never contact you directly and only retains your information for the purpose of providing you with the email services from us that you requested. They will not share your information with other sites.

    Your contact information

    You can contact us using the contact form here.


    Additional information

    How we protect your data

    This website is protected with firewalls and other services by Wordfence and Sucuri.

    Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

    Brandy Vencel is a participant in the Amazon Affiliates Program. As an Amazon Associate she earns from qualifying purchases.

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