Privacy Policy

At, your privacy matters. The following privacy policy outlines the types of personal information received and collected by and how it is used.

What personal data is collected and why

1. Personal Data Required for Leaving Comments

When you choose to 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.

2. 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 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.

3. Automatically Collected Information

Like many other websites, automatically collects certain information about the device you use to access the website. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

4. Subscription Services

For your convenience, offers you the opportunity to sign up to receive new posts by email. If you choose to subscribe, you will need to provide your email address. This information will only be used for the purpose of sending you email versions of the posts from this website. You can choose to unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the link contained in the email messages you receive.

5. Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on this site may, on rare occasions, 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.

6. Links to Other Sites contains links to other sites. If you click on one of these links, you will be directed to that site. These are external sites and are not operated by this website. If you are concerned about how external websites gather and use your personal information, you will need to read their privacy policies. has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services. Further, we have no affiliate connection with any of these. In other words, we receive no compensation for placing a link to another site on We simply think you’ll find their information relevant.

(If you purchase one of Janet’s books from, she will receive a royalty payment. This payment is the same whether someone uses the links on or not. These are not affiliate links.)

A Note about Children’s Information does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that this website has received such information, please contact us immediately at, so we can do what’s necessary to remove it.

Who we share your data with

We do not share personal information with third-parties nor do we store information we collect about your visit to this blog for use other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at anytime by modifying your Internet browser’s settings. We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other websites or media without our 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.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

Contact information

For questions about this privacy policy, please contact

Additional information

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.

Last updated: 21 June 2018