Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: We are part of Doug Levy Communications LLC, a California company that provides communications services, strategy and consulting. The company is owned Doug Levy.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Generally, we only collect personal data when you interact with our website in ways that provide your personal data, such as by providing your contact information or making a purchase. The information is collected to fulfill your requests, such as information inquiries or purchases.


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.

Contact forms

If you submit information via email or a contact form on this or an affiliated website, we keep your information to fulfill your request and for customer service purposes. We do not sell or share your information for any purpose, except when required by law.


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 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.


This site uses Google Analytics. For more information about how Google uses information from this site, please visit

Who we share your data with

Unless you have given us permission, we do not share your information with any third party except for fulfillment of your requests or required by law. For example, we work with vendors such as ConvertKit, ShipStation, WooCommerce, Amazon, Stripe and PayPal to manage customer lists, sales, payments, shipping and other services.  Our websites are hosted by InMotion Hosting and other cloud service providers.

Your data is shared only to the extent necessary to fulfill your requests. For more detailed information, please visit each of these vendors for their privacy policies.

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.

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 we send your data

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

Your contact information

For more information, please submit your inquiry at

Additional information

More details are available at

How we protect your data

We consider protecting the information you share with us as one of our top priorities, and we take all commercially reasonable measures to keep it from being accessed inappropriately. This includes two-factor authorization for access to sensitive data or servers, encryption for financial information, and secure socket layer (SSL) for website transactions.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We use multiple technologies to protect against and alert us to possible breaches.