Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We completely respect your right to privacy. The purpose of this policy is to disclose what information we collect and how your information is used. This policy only applies to

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What Information we collect and why we collect it

Voluntarily Submitted Information

Mail-Chimp Email Subscription

We use Mailchimp for delivery of email updates and newsletters. Your name and email address are stored for purposes of delivering such communications. You may opt out of my emails at any time by choosing “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email or emailing me at:


When you leave a comment 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.

Contact forms

If you choose to utilize the contact form, you are knowingly submitting your first name, last name, email address, and comment or question. You may also submit the name of your website. This data is only utilized to respond back to you & is not used for marketing purposes.

Automatically Collected

Google Analytics

Google Analytics automatically collects certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, it will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, how long your session was, your time zone, and the dates/times when you accessed It may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked. Aggregated data including demographic and behavioral information is also collected to use for these same purposes.


A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. The site utilizes cookies to analyze user behavior and preferences, analyze the performance of the site, respond to comments and contact forms, & to send you promotional information and emails.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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.

You have the ability to change your cookie preferences or turn off all cookies within your internet browser. Visit your browser’s help menu to learn how to modify the cookies on your browser.

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.

Affiliate Links

This website uses affiliate links, which are special referral links that may result in us receiving a commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you. We only recommend products we stand behind 100% and am required to disclose when something is an affiliate or referral link.

How long your Data is Retained

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.

Google Analytics data is retained for 26 months.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on this site or submitted contact information (on the site or through Mailchimp)  you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data held about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Submit these requests to:

Where your Data is Sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We utilize Akismet.

Your contact information

If at any time you would like to contact us regarding the privacy policy, any information collected, or having said information removed, please email us at:

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make updates and change this privacy policy at any time. It is up to you as the user to stay apprised of the changes by frequently checking back here.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

This policy was last updated 6/4/2018.