Last Updated: June 9, 2023
Types of Information Collected
We may collect non-personally identifiable information, including IP addresses, cookies, and browsing data, to enhance your experience on our Website. We do not collect personally identifiable information unless you voluntarily provide it to us through contact forms or other means.
We collect information through the following methods:
1. WordPress software
Our website is built using WordPress.org’s open-source software, which provides the content management system and blogging platform for our site. WordPress.org does not collect any personal information from visitors to our website.
a. WordPress Comments
b. WordPress Media
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.
c. WordPress Cookies
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.
d. 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.
e. Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
f. 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.
g. 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.
h. Where your data is sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
2. Cloudflare – DNS Management
3. WP Engine Hosting
Our website is hosted by WP Engine, a third-party hosting provider. When you visit our website, WP Engine may collect certain information for the purpose of providing hosting services and ensuring the proper functioning and security of our website. This information may include your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring pages, and other standard log data.
WP Engine has implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the information they collect and maintain confidentiality. They may use this information to analyze website performance, detect and prevent security threats, and ensure compliance with their terms of service.
4. Google Analytics
5. Google Fonts
6. Genesis Framework
Additionally, we utilize the following plugins, which may also collect user information:
8. Gravity Forms
9. Gravity Forms Zero Spam
This plugin is used to combat spam submissions on Gravity Forms. User form submissions may be checked through this automated spam detection service.
10. Wordfence Security
11. Yoast SEO
Purpose of Information Collection
We collect non-personally identifiable information to analyze website traffic, improve our services, and enhance your browsing experience. Plugins may collect user information for their specific purposes, and you should refer to the plugin’s documentation and privacy policies for more details.
We do not share your personal information with third parties unless required by law or with your explicit consent. Plugins may have their own data sharing practices, which you should review in their respective documentation and privacy policies.
User Choices and Control
You have the option to disable cookies or control their use through your browser settings. However, please note that certain website features may be affected. If you provide us with personal information, you can request its deletion or opt-out of future communications by contacting us.
We implement industry-standard security measures, including encryption, firewalls, and regular security audits, to protect your information from unauthorized access, misuse, or alteration.
You have the right to access, correct, delete, or restrict the processing of your personal information. To exercise these rights or inquire further, please contact us using the information provided below.
Our website contains links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those third-party websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those websites before providing any personal information.
We comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding the collection and processing of user information.
7 4th Street, Suite 9
Petaluma, CA 94952