Privacy Policy

Who I am

My website address is:

My Name: Jesse Murphy

Contact Information: Email:

What personal data I collect and why I collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site I 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 collect this data for consented use of my email marketing list and opt-in, as well as responding to comments made on the site.  The data will never be seen by anyone other than myself, or be used for any other reasons.


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

All information entered into the contact forms are not kept and are only seen by myself for proper response purposes.  Your contact information will not be used for marketing purposes unless you have consented to my marketing opt-in, or given me your consent in another form.


If you leave a comment on my 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.


I use Google Analytics through MonsterInsights. All information kept there is secure and safe.

Who I share your data with

If you have consented to join my email marketing list, then your information is securely shared with MailChimp.  To view their privacy policy, click here.

By default, WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

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 my 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 I send your data

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

Your contact information

If you have any concerns about your personal contact information, please contact me directly to address your concerns. My email:

Additional information

Contact me directly for any additional concerns or questions you may have.

How I protect your data

Backup data saving and use to security plugins such as WordFence will ensure your information is kept safe.

What data breach procedures I have in place

In the case of any data breach to my site, I will have immediate access to WordPress assistance and security breach measures.


What third parties I receive data from

No third parties at this time.


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

None at this time.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

None at this time.

Thank you.

Jesse Murphy – Owner of On Your Own, But Never Alone

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