Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

What We Collect

Information you submit to this site may include, but is not limited to:

    • Your contact information including your name and email address
    • Demographic information including your postal code, preferences, and interests
    • Other information requested in reader surveys, giveaways, and/or special offers

How we use your information

We collect this information to understand your needs and provide you with more relevant content. Your information is also collected for the following reasons:

    • To improve our products and services or develop new products and services.
    • We may periodically send promotional emails about new content, products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
    • To customize the website to reflect your interests.

We will not sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. 

Contact forms

We have a contact form on the site to allow you to send a message to the site owner. Your contact information is used to reply to your message.


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.


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


Our site uses Google Analytics to collect information about visits to this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit, what pages they visit, and what sites they visited before coming to this site.

We use the information Google Analytics provides to improve this site. Google Analytics collects the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, not your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information.

Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. If you would like to prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site you may disable the use of cookies in your web browser.

Third party advertising

We may allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (click stream information, browser type, date and time, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other websites to provide customized advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this type of advertising or to opt-out of this type of advertising, visit

AMAZON affiliate links participates in the Amazon Affiliate program. That means if you click on one of my Amazon affiliate links and make a purchase, I receive a small commission. This has no effect on the price you pay, but it helps defray the cost of maintaining this blog. I appreciate you supporting the blog by purchasing through the links I share. All posts containing Amazon affiliate links will note their inclusion.

Amazon ads

Per Amazon, the Amazon ads we include on the site do not use personally identifiable information such as name or email to serve interest-based ads. Learn more from Amazon on their Advertising and GDPR compliance page.

Paid Promotion may accept advertising, sponsorship and other forms of compensation. Any such items will be clearly identified to note any such compensation.

Any sponsored posts will be clearly identified as such. 

Similarly, I may receive free products, cash, gift cards, services, or admission to an event in exchange for writing about them here on the blog or on social media. I only write about products and services using my personal opinions. All opinions expressed by me on social media and in this blog are my own. Please verify any product claims, statistics or quotes regarding any products or services with their respective provider.

If you would like to help support this blog through paid promotion or partnership, please check out my media kit.

Who we share your data with

By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. We do not share your data with any advertisers.

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.

How to contact us

If you have any privacy questions or concerns, use this contact us form: