Privacy Policy

{Summary Note}

{As far as I know, I don’t collect any personal data whatsoever … unless you email me, of course.  However, since I have turned on “Comments” for the main blog page, there may be something collected by whatever is involved with the Internet when the website does its “thing” here.  I want you to have to prove that you are a human and not spam, but that’s just to keep all the icky comments from hitting the page.  Nobody has time for that stuff.  The following is what WordPress has generated for me for a Privacy Statement.  I hope this covers everything you need to know.  My comments about each of these sections are enclosed within these kinds of brackets “{}” to set them apart from other parenthetical remarks.}

Who we are

Our website address is:

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.


{I don’t want media added to the site.  I’m all for keeping things simple so pages load quickly!  I’m also not a fan of ads.}

Contact forms

{If this is turned on, you can use it to contact me instead of sending me an email.}


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.

{I’m pretty sure that I set the thing not to save any cookies, but what do I know?!}

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.  {You shouldn’t be able to add embedded content, but I have no idea how to stop this, so who knows!}

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.  {Why would anyone want this?!}


Who we share your data with:

{Nobody!  This information is for your purposes, unless you want to talk about things that are affecting your own homeschool or your own children.  I am not affiliated with anyone, so there is no possible reason to share data.}

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.  (I don’t have any of this set up yet.  In the future, if I turn the Moodle portal on and begin holding classes through there, then it will be applicable, but until then, I don’t think anyone needs to register for anything.)

{I may discover that I have to create a big stinkin’ blacklist of words that are no-go ones for this website.  I don’t want ads for all kinds of nasty things smearing a G-rated site!  If it comes down to that, I may very well turn off the comments again.  I’ll play it by ear for the rest of this month and see where we are then.}

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.

{Since I don’t plan to capture any data from you, this should be moot.  It’s your data, not mine.}

Where we send your data

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

{I don’t send data anywhere–not that I keep any.  I will, however, read through the comments to make sure that they adhere to my wishes for a safe and clean website!  I’ll delete anything that is trashy.}

Your contact information

{I can be reached at:}

Additional information

How we protect your data:

{I don’t seek to take your data.  If this website or its plugins takes your data, such as an email address or something like that, I won’t keep it.  If you email me for help with one of your children in your own homeschool, I will email you back. If you do not wish for me to do that, I will no longer email you.}

What data breach procedures we have in place:

{I don’t have any procedures in place because, again, I don’t collect data!}

What third parties we receive data from:

{I don’t accept data from any third parties.  Maybe I should seriously consider not turning on the comments!}

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data:

{I don’t do this.  Frankly, I don’t even know what this means!}

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements:

{All I have read about privacy disclosures seem to be for organizations far bigger than my little blog, website, and tutoring business.  I don’t sell anything.  I don’t collect anything. I don’t do anything other than provide advice from my heart.}