Privacy Policy

Who we are

Amy Dodd Pilkington is the owner of You may contact her at or by using the contact form on this site.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personal data is created by a user’s interactions with this site. Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third-party embeds.

By default, WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users. However, some plugins may collect personal data.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data entered into the comments form. We also collect the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to assist with spam detection.

An anonymous string created from your email address (also known as a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to determine if you have an account in order to display usernames and profile photos you may have selected in a Gravatar account. See Gravatar’s privacy policy here.

After your comment is approved and published, any profile photo you selected using Gravatar will be publicly displayed with your comment.


Avoid uploading media files with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors can download and extract any location data embedded in images.

Contact forms

To assist with sending you requested information, we use WPForms to collect and store your email address. WPForms outlines their use of your personal data and anonymized data here.


This site uses cookies to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance. Without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.


This site uses Google Analytics. Find information about Google Analytics’ use of data here.

Who we share your data with

  • Service Providers, site hosting, maintenance, data analysis, email delivery services, marketing, analytics, and enforcement of our Terms of Service Agreement and other agreements;
  • We will never sell, rent, or lease your Personal Data to a third party.

How long we retain your data

Google Analytics data is retained for varying amounts of time. Contact forms and comments cookies are held for one year. We will retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

What rights you have over your data

Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit or

Where your data is sent

Third parties have access to your data as noted within this agreement.

Contact information

If you have specific questions or concerns about privacy, email Amy Dodd Pilkington at

Additional information

Users under 13 years of age

Our Services are 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 using the Services, you are representing to us that you are not under the age of 13.

How we protect your data

We use reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect personal data from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, taking into account the nature of the Personal Data and risks involved in processing that information.