Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.read-edit-write.com.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact Forms

When you sign up for the newsletter and/or blog posts, we collect your first name, email address, your subscription option(s), and your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. The data is used only to send the subscribed content.

Other contact forms collect your name, email address, and other information so that you can be contacted about services you are interested in or questions you may have.


We place a cookie in your browser that notes the day you surfed this website; this enables us to not show an end-of-page newsletter/blog post opt-in pop-up if you have seen it in the last 21 days.

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


I use Google Analytics to gather anonymous aggregate, not individual, data about website visitors.

Who we share your data with

In order to fulfill your subscription(s), data is shared with our email provider, Mailchimp. You can see their privacy policy here. If you choose a service that has a Paypal button on this website, information is shared between this site and PayPal. See their privacy policy here.

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

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Subscription information is sent to our email provider, Mailchimp. Other contact form information is sent to my personal email address.

Additional information

Spam is icky; I will never sell your name, email address, and list preferences to anyone.

My contact information

There are contact forms all over the website. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or issues.

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