Section 1:  Who We Are (the “Site”) is an independently owned and operated blog run by Martha Kelley.  Your privacy is important to us.  The policy below outlines how your personal information is collected and how it is used when you visit this Site.  By visiting the Site you are agreeing to the following terms.  

Section 2:  Personal Data We Collect and Why

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device.  Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information such as the web pages you view, what websites or search terms brought you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site.  


When visitors leave comments on a blog post 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.  Your email address will never be shared or disclosed, but your name and comment will be visible to others.  We reserve the right to remove comments deemed inappropriate, threatening, profane, or spammy without notice.  

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 Form

To assist with sending you any requested information, we use forms to collect and store your email address.  The creator of the form plugin (WPforms) never has access to this.  
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 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.  


We use Google Analytics to record website performance and user behavior, such as referral source, page views, time spent on site, etc.  Google Analytics also collected IP addresses to provide and protect the security of the service and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city their users are coming from.  The information Google Analytics captures is anonymous and there is no way to connect that information to you.  You can read more about Google Analytics here.  

Embedded Content From Other Websites and Links

Posts on this Site may include embedded content (e.g. YouTube videos, images, articles, Pinterest, 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.

Posts may contain links to other websites or blogs.  We are not responsible for the privacy policies of other websites or the third party applications it uses.  


Section 3:  How do we Use Your Personal Data

We share your personal information with the third parties, as described above.  In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.  We may share your personal data to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant, or another lawful request for information we receive.  If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.  We will never sell, rent, or lease, your personal information to a third party. 

Section 4:  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.

Google Analytics data is retained indefinitely.  Contact forms and comment cookies are held for one year.  


Section 5:  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.

Section 6:  Where Your Data is Sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.  Third parties have access to your data as noted within this agreement above.  

Section 7:  Additional Information

Users Under 13

Our website is not directed to and we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13.  If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with Personal Data, we will take steps to remove such data.  If you become aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data without your consent please contact us at By visiting our site you are representing to us that you are not under the age of 13.  

Protection of Personal Data

We use reasonable and appropriate safeguards to protect your personal data from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may from time to time make changes to this policy.  The most recent version of the Policy is indicated by the last updated date at the bottom of this page.   Please review this Privacy Policy frequently to stay updated on any changes.  Your continued use of this website signifies your agreement.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy please send us an email at

 Last updated February 11th, 202