Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy page explains the type of personal data I collect and how I use that information.

Who I am

I’m Claudia Snell, a web developer in Worcester, MA.

My website addresses are: and

What personal data is collected and why


When visitors leave comments on the site, the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help Akismet’s spam detection are collected. The site may also check to see if you are using the Gravatar service.

Akismet and Gravatar are part of Automattic. The service privacy policy is available here:

After approval of your comment, your profile picture, contact as provided in the comment form, and your comment will be visible to the public.


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

I use Contact Form 7. Contact Form 7 does not store submitted messages anywhere. Messages are sent directly to this site’s email address which is hosted by GoDaddy.

Contact form submissions are never used for marketing purposes or shared with third parties.

I use Mailchimp for my newsletter. If you sign up, your email address will be added to my list for the purposes of sending the newsletter only. Read Mailchimp’s privacy policy.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website. This information is stored 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 visit the 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.

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 Jetpack Site Statistics and Google Analytics to collect standard information to analyze web traffic. The information is anonymized so visitors aren’t personally identified.

Jetpack is owned by Automattic. Read Automattic’s privacy policy or visit the Jetpack Privacy Center.

Who we share your data with

I do not share data with outside parties.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.

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.

Contact information

If you have additional questions, to request your data or request that your data be deleted, please contact me directly.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This site uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). I also do regular updates and off-site backups. In addition, I use WordFence to prevent malware and other security issues on the site.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of data breach, I will work with my providers to determine the scope of the breach and notify any parties regarding compromised information.