Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for the Parson Place News and Views Blog

Following is a description of the privacy policy for the Parson Place News and Views Blog. Please read it carefully.

Who we are

The Parson Place News and Views blog is authored and maintained by Michael L. White using the WordPress platform and software. The website address is:

The Parson Place News and Views blog does not directly collect any personal data from its visitors. However, the WordPress software and platform does. Therefore, this Privacy Policy applies both to the Parson Place News and Views blog (as managed by Michael L. White) and the WordPress software and its management system.

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: 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

Any information provided via contact forms on the Parson Place News and Views blog is for the sole use of the author, Michael L. White, and will not be shared with any third parties. Information shared via contact forms on the site, however, is subject to the WordPress Privacy Policy found at


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.


Any data collected for site analytics does not contain any personally identifying information and therefore cannot be used to identify any particular individual.

Who we share your data with

While the Parson Place News and Views blog does not share any collected data with anyone, the WordPress blogging software and management system may. You can read their privacy policy from the website at

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.

Contact information

If after reading this privacy policy you still have any questions or concerns about the collection or use of your personal data while visiting the Parson Place News and Views blog, you may send email to Michael L. White at for further clarification.