Who we are

Our website address is: http://preppingprivacy.com

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


We may develop into a community driven website so eventually we may have posts where people can comment and possibly forums.  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.


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 fill out a contact form here, we will be sent whatever information you provide and it will be kept for our records as long as needed for our business purposes.


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 are a member of our site and 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.

Important! Embedded content from other websites

Articles and pages 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.  When we embed Youtube videos, we always choose the privacy option where they say they do not set cookies if you do not play the video on our page.  However, here’s a great tip!  Use a browser that cares about your privacy!  Firefox is highly recommended and what we personally use.  It has built in tracker blockers to keep the embedded content from tracking you from one site to another.  We also recommend you adding their Facebook Container Tab Addon.  That will keep Facebook from tracking you when you follow links from their website to someone else’s.


We use clicky to provide information about our website traffic.  Clicky will put a cookie on your browser for analytical purposes only so that we can see how people navigate our website and how many visitors we receive.  It does not identify you in any way.  You can opt out of cookies from clicky for all websites that it services here: https://clicky.com/optout  Note that it will put a cookie on your browser to tell other sites that use their service not to put a cookie on your browser. 🙂  It’s helpful to webmasters if you leave those analytics cookies intact, but we do understand if you would rather not.

Who we share your data with

We don’t share your data with anyone and do not sell your data to third parties.  We do not harvest data for advertising purposes and we are not part of any advertising networks.

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

You can contact us with any questions on our contact page.

Changes to this Policy

Effective Date: April 10, 2020 We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time.  Since our site does not collect email addresses, you will need to check this page from time to time to see if it has been updated.  If it has been updated, you will see a summary of changes and the date it was set in place below.

April 13, 2020 – added clarity to the section on embedded content and added links to Firefox and the Facebook Container Addon