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.


We have email links available on the site. If you send us an email via one of our email links you will be providing your email address and any other personal information you choose to provide. Email and other personal data sent via your email may be saved indefinitely in our email inboxes and personal contact apps.


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 or more.

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.


Our site uses a basic implementation of Google Analytics to improve user experience and to monitor site usage for security purposes. We track site page visits, amount of time on the site, user device/browser/provider settings, and general location of each visitor. When traffic usage is sent to Google Analytics, IP addresses of each visitor are “anonymized” so that exact locations of site users are not known.


Like any website that uses Google Maps, when you access the Google map used on our site, depending on the privacy settings you have set on your browser, Google may be collecting information about your browser, screen type, operating system, IP address and location. Google collects this information to allow you to get directions to us and to help ensure the quality of your web experience. You may be able to disable location tracking through your web browser or mobile device.

Google Fonts

Our site utilizes Google Fonts to display brand-specific fonts to enhance the user experience for visitors whose browser supports Google fonts. The Google Fonts API is designed to limit the collection, storage, and use of end-user data to what is needed to serve fonts efficiently. Font files and CSS assets may be stored in your browser cache. Aggregate font usage is monitored by Google Fonts and kept secure.


Our site hosting service may track IP addresses, browser/OS information, and site usage statistics for security purposes.

Who we share your data with

Beyond what is noted above for the normal operation of the website, and as required by legal or security purposes, we do not share personal data collected through the website with anyone without permission.

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, 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.

Your site usage data including your browser/OS/provider, page visits, and IP address may be retained indefinitely.

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.

You can control many location / cache settings via your web browser and/or your mobile device. These settings may help to prevent transmission of personal data.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments and login attempts may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Your anonymized site visit data is sent to Google Analytics. Your location may be transmitted to Google Maps services.

How we protect your data

Our site uses https SSL encryption to help prevent unauthorized interception of personal data that is shared with us. Our site is hosted via reputable services who value your privacy and collect/use your personal data to help ensure site security.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the case of a data breach, we will notify any/all users of the site whose stored personal data may have been affected. We can reset passwords for all site users.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our usage of your personal data, or would like us to remove your personal data from our site database or other records please contact us.

Call: 612.963.3353