Privacy Policy

Information Refine Your Website collects

Refine Your Website may collect the following information when filling out a form on this website:

  • First name, last name
  • Contact information, such as e-mail address
  • Other information relevant to project inquiries, surveys or offers

Collected information uses

Any information provided by you is used to understand your needs and provide a better service. Refine Your Site may use your information for the following reasons:

  • To improve Refine Your Website services based on your needs
  • To send periodic e-mails and to contact you for market research purposes
  • To personalize your website experience according to your interests

Collected information security

In order to prevent any unauthorized access or disclosure of the personal information that Refine Your Website gathers, Refine Your Website has in place electronic and managerial procedures to secure and guard this information.

Usage of cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Cookies allow websites to respond to you as an individual. You may choose to accept or decline cookies. Disabling cookies preferences may limit the full experience of my website.

If you leave a comment on this 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 my 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, I 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.


When visitors leave comments on the site I 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.

Links to other websites may contain links to other websites of interest. Refine Your Website cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites; such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.

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.

How long I 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 I send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Google Analytics

Like millions of other website owners, uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a piece of software that collects data about website visitors (you).

What does Google Analytics record?

  • What website you came from to get here.
  • How long you stay for.
  • What kind of computer you’re using.
  • And quite a bit more.

Want to opt-out of tracking?

You can opt-out of Google's advertising tracking cookie or use a browser plugin to opt-out of all Google Analytics tracking software.

What does Refine Your Website do with your tracking data?

The tracking information allows Refine Your Website to better understand the kind of people who come to this website and what content they're reading. This allows Refine Your Website to make better decisions about design and writing.

Occasionally, Refine Your Website will compile aggregate statistics about the number of visitors this site receives and browsers being used. No personally identifying data is included in this type of reporting. Your privacy is important to Refine Your Website.

All of this activity falls within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service.

Questions or Concerns?

Feel free to email me directly regarding this policy or anything else you find at

Last updated: 8/8/2019

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