Our business respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, and disclose your personal information when you visit our website or use our services. By using our website or services, you consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

1. Personal Information We Collect

We may collect personal information from you when you visit our website or use our services, including your name, email address, phone number, and other contact information. We may also collect information about your use of our website and services, including your IP address, browser type, and other technical information.

2. Use of Personal Information

We may use your personal information to provide you with our services, to communicate with you about our services, and to improve our website and services. We may also use your personal information to send you marketing communications about our services, including our free weekly email called The Stir. You may opt-out of these communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email or by contacting us at ash [at ]

3. 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.

4. Disclosure of Personal Information

We will not disclose your personal information to third parties except as necessary to provide you with our services, to comply with applicable laws, or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. We may disclose your personal information to our service providers, such as our email service provider or payment processing provider, who assist us in providing our services. We require our service providers to use your personal information only as necessary to provide the services we have engaged them to perform.

5. Data Security

We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that your personal information will be completely secure.

6. Data Retention

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.

7. 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.

8. Children’s Privacy

Our website and services are not intended for children under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18.

9. Third Party Links

Our website may contain links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these websites.

10. Changes To Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time without notice. Your continued use of our website or services following any changes to this Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of the new Privacy Policy.

11. Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us as ash[at]

Last updated: March 14th, 2024