Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is

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.

Contact forms

We collect and store data you submit via our contact form and may use them for marketing purposes. Data is stored indefinitely.


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.

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.


We use Google Analytics for statistics. Please review their privacy policy at
We use Hotjar to monitor visitor movements. Please view their privacy policy at You may opt out of visitor tracking on our website by opting out at

Both vendors do not collect any personal data like name or email address from us.

Who we share your data with

We do not share any personal data with any third party.

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 and contact forms may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our contact information

1015 Quinientos Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone: 800.929.5439
Int.: +1 928.204.5632

Additional information

We use the following third parties to collect information about website visitors:

  • Security protection by Wordfence: Your IP address will be logged and stored. Please see their privacy policy at
  • Email newsletter software by MailChimp. If you are on our mailing list, your personal information like Name, email address, and phone number is stored on their servers, please refer to Please note that you can unsubscribe at any time.
  • Payments collected by WaveApps: Please see their privacy policy at
  • Payments collected by PayPal: Please see their privacy policy at
  • Payments collected by Square: Please see their privacy policy at

How we protect your data

We do not share or sell personal data of our visitors. Your data is located on secure servers only accessible via an encrypted connection. Only Administrators can see the data.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In case of a data breach, users will be notified and encouraged to change their passwords.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive data from third-party providers.