Privacy Policy


This is a personal blog written by me, Beth. This privacy policy will explain what data this web site collects, why we collect it, and what we do with it here at


This blog collects information from visitors in the same way most websites do. This information is collected in order to better understand how visitors use this website.

We may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Other contact information


We use this information for internal record keeping and to improve our content.

Any information shared with this site does get backed up to the web host, WordPress safeguards this information securely; here is their Privacy Policy.

We will never sell your information.


This blog does not store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies.

Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website or other websites. To opt out of some third-party advertising, click HERE.


If you leave a comment on this 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.

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.

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.

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.


The blog Black Spruce Hound is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Our website may contain links to both Amazon and to other sites, to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


If you have left comments on this site, 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.


Yes. This site has measures in place to protect against hacks and other security issues.


We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on August 7, 2018. If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly at blacksprucehound [at] gmail [dot] com.